Cooper hangs upside down, most likely for his back, but still, it makes for a literal portrayal of his, let’s call it unique perspective on things.
Audrey Horne showing up just in time for an accidental “freshly squeezed” joke signals that this episode represents a shift in tone from the pilot, which was far darker and more serious. Episode One features gag after gag, from Cooper’s upside down act, Audrey’s ridiculously obvious flirtation, the coffee business, and then a bunch of people with their mouths full of donuts.
And then things turn dark, as we find out from Dr Edwards (Donna’s father) that Laura had had sex with at least three men in the 12 hours before her death, which took hours. She died from loss of blood due to numerous smaller wounds, none of which were enough to kill her on their own. Her tongue had been bitten through, though possibly she’d done it to herself. Grim, grim stuff.
But what's this that Shelly finds? A blood-soaked shirt!
Big Ed sports a bandage from the bar fight from the previous episode. This is the first we hear about the nefarious Jacques Rennault, whom Ed suspects of doping his drink while he was tending bar that night.
Twin Peaks General Store features a train trestle, echoing the horrific sight of Ronette Pulaski walking across it, in a bloody daze.
Nadine informs her husband’s mistress, that she wants to invent a way to quieten her blinds using cotton balls.
Cooper blows into a little pipe that he’s been whittling, and it sounds like a traditional quena flute played by the indigenous peoples of South America, particularly in the Andes mountain range.
|As Cooper toots, Truman feels like Watson to his Holmes.|
Sarah Palmer’s nervous breakdown begins when she sees Laura’s face on Donna’s.
And then… WHO’S THAT?!
While interviewing Ronette’s parents, who reveal that their daughter worked as a perfume counter sales person at the Horne Department Store...
The freezing blue glow behind the door at the end of the hall is particularly striking, whether in contrast with the warm lighting and earthy tones of the rest of the hospital...
Apparently, you have to pass through the blue light if you want to reach the oxygen storage (the stuff of life) or the Morgue (the place of death). Not 100 percent sure that this is relevant, but what the heck; I'll throw it out there.
Ed’s mistress, Norma Jennings, reveals that Laura Palmer was part of – indeed, had helped to organize, Twin Peaks’ Meals On Wheels program. More underlining of her special, selfless nature. The Log Lady asks Cooper to ask her log what it saw on the night of Laura’s murder, but he demurs.
Leo murders a football with a knife, then hides it.
In his bizarre room, intensely decked out in Polynesian décor...
And there it is. Now we know who it was who dug up the second half of the broken locket! It was Dr Jacobi!
In Summary: What the Hell is going on in Twin Peaks?! No wonder so many people became instantly addicted to this show.