Twin Peaks : Beyond Life and Death (1991)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

The final episode of the Twin Peaks series was broadcast as a two-hour movie on June 10, 1991, with an appropriately enigmatic ending. Part two, "Beyond Life and Death," (or Episode 29, if you prefer) was written by Mark Frost, Harley Peyton, and Robert Engels, and was directed by David Lynch. The Sheriff's department finally cracks the code of the petroglyph at Owl Cave, leading them to a circle of 12 sycamore trees in the woods called Glastonberry Grove. Clues that suggest the presence of killer BOB start showing up, such as the oil from the Log Lady and the owl in the circle of trees. Windom Earle takes Annie to Glastonberry Grove and they enter into what is considered the Black Lodge. Elsewhere in Twin Peaks, several story arcs are somewhat resolved: Lucy and Andy declare their love for each other; Nadine snaps out of her identity crisis; and Bobby and Shelly replay a flirty scene from the pilot episode at the Double R diner. Also, many characters may or may not have met their fate: Audrey chains herself to the bank; Andrew and Pete unlock Thomas Eckhart's safety deposit box; and Doc Hayward confronts Ben Horne. The episode concludes with an extended sequence in the Black Lodge that appears as the red room from Cooper's visions, featuring the familiar supernatural characters such as the Little Man From Another Place and the Giant. The televised version is said to differ slightly from the original script, increasing the debate about the finale's multiple meanings. However, a commonly accepted belief is that the series ends with the killer BOB possessing another host.




giant, identity-crisis, killer