Twin Peaks "The Return: Part 15" I would have liked it if we had gotten more this episode, but in truth, even if the mythology could have (and should have) been pushed farther, I think it's important we got the character stuff we did. I kind of don't care about what happens with Big Ed, Norma, and Nadine, but it's been 25 freaking years. Not to resolve it would be storytelling malpractice. The fact that Lynch does here tells me he understands that stories DO have endings, and is planning to give us one (whatever it is). Similarly, as sad as I am that Catherin Coulson died, I am relieved Lynch was insightful enough to see it coming, and give Margaret Lanterman an entirely moving death scene. Coulson plays the heck out of it, and I imagine there probably wasn't a dry eye on the set when she did it. This must have been VERY painful for both Lynch and Coulson, in a way very few scenes are. This is not just our goodbye with the Log Lady. It's Lynch's goodbye to Coulson. And I feel after this scene, that we've all earned this. This will probably be one of the most special scenes of the relaunch. Although I kinda want to smack Hawk for not comforting her more, and being so stoic as she's pouring her heart out. I predict Cooper is gonna be normal next week. Which is partly why it's so frustrating the last we saw of Dougie was him electrocuting himself. It's been hinted that in order for Cooper to get his "self" back, Dougie would have to "die". I think sticking a fork into an electrical socket qualifies. I have no idea what happened to Gersten Haywood in the 25 year interim. It actually bums me out thinking out it. Maybe Doc Haywood should have spent less time Skyping and catching trout, and instead taking care of his mess daughter. Interesting that Bobby and James seem to hold no animosity towards each other anymore. What is especially interesting is that JAMES was the "nice guy" on the original series, and Bobby the legit criminal. It's interesting their roles have been reversed, even if current Jimmy is still a thousand times more decent than teenage Bobby. Who is Judy? I would guess the person who unlocked the door. Interesting way to work around David Bowie's death, and just based on how fudged up things were getting, I knew after it was revealed Jeffries was still alive, that there was no chance Mr. C was going to get the upper hand and kill him (whatever he was). I love the idea that one of the "good guys" from the original series has so fully absorbed and embraced their destinies with the Lodges, that they can actually punk The Familiars with no effort. It's a tragedy neither Cooper nor Major Briggs got to that point, but at some point Philip Jeffries stared into the brink of darkness and said, "I'll be running this place inside of a week." I love that. Betting Mr. C tells Richard next week he's his father. Whether he admits it's because he raped his mother while she was still in a coma is TBD. I DON'T love the Audrey stuff though. What I dislike about it is it seems to be a thread Lynch set up so late precisely because he has no plans to resolve it, and just wants to get the audience to ask the big questions. Which is fine. For any other character besides Audrey Horne. Outside of Laura Palmer, Sherilyn Fenn was practically the female lead on the original series. I want some closure for Audrey and Coop, dang it! Speaking of Sherilyn Fenn, she and Madchen Amick are not the only middle aged actresses who still look like goddesses. I just realize Chantal is Jennifer Jason Leigh, and she could pass for somebody in her 30's. The Fast Times fan in me is very happy. I think Phoebe Cates deserves to have aged as graciously too. The scene at the end in the Road House was very striking and creepy, but I predict like most of the Road House scenes this season, it will have nothing to do with anything. Love the Margaret Lanterman dedication card in the credits, the first one ever given for a Twin Peaks character who died. I think the Log Lady earned it. Freddie the green hand guy being arrested and put in the Sheriff's station, strikes me as the show putting all of the major Twin Peaks characters in place. Whether Gordon, Albert, Diane, and Coop join them for the grand finale is to be determined, but Lynch seems to be making sure the Big Mythology characters that reside in Twin Peaks, are all in the Sheriff's station. Good week, although with three hours left, I wish it were better. ****.