Interests: Indian food, Discordianism, strange music, ontological terrorism
Biggest Turn-on: Someone who understands my sense of humour and can help me update my wardrobe.
Not quite what I’d highlight now, but I guess it’s all still true.
halphillips said: Top 5 Twin Peaks characters other than Cooper that you hope return for season 3:
I mean, my first impulse when you eliminated Cooper from my options is to go entirely FBI:
1. Denise Bryson
2. Albert Rosenfield
3. Gordon Cole
4. Chester Desmond
5. Sam Stanley
But that’s ridiculously limiting, isn’t it? Not that I don’t wish for all of them (and Phillip Jeffries) to return in some form or another, but that’s really just my way of saying how much I miss COOP.
I also am tempted to name Pete Martell, Major Briggs and BOB, in tribute to the fact that those characters WOULD be contenders for my Top 5 if the actors weren’t, sadly, deceased now.
So, who do I really want? I don’t know, Hal. It’s hard to answer. I’m going to give you a very thoughtful and real Top 5, although you could probably swap out any of the FBI characters I’ve already listed for any of these, and I’d be happy.
1. The Man From Another Place
2. Leland Palmer
3. The Log Lady
4. Josie Packard
5. Judy Swain
Josie Packard makes the cut not because she’s a Top 5 character but because her character’s final appearance is, in my opinion, the weirdest thing to EVER happen on Twin Peaks, which means it is the weirdest thing to ever happen on any TV show, ever.
I want Leland to appear because Ray Wise is perhaps the best actor on Peaks who isn’t Kyle MacLachlan, and he’s a real trooper who has always been proud to be a part of it. Also, since Frank Silva is gone, I think there is a chance that Leland Palmer could end up filling that creepy otherworldly void a little, maybe?
The Log Lady and The Man From Another Place are the most iconic Peaks characters, they have to be in it. I’d throw in The Giant, for good measure. I just looked up the old man who played The Elderly Room Service Waiter, and I guess it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that he died very soon after Peaks ended. (Part of me was weirdly hoping that that guy was younger than he appeared and maybe he was still around.)
You may be wondering who the character of Judy Swain is and why I want her to return, but a quick Google search will reveal why I would like to see this obscure one-time character who featured in part of the notorious “Little Nicky” subplot come back to Twin Peaks.
Here’s mine. I’m leaving Cooper out because he’s a gimme, I’m leaving out actors who’ve died, and I’m expanding my list to 10:
- Harry Truman (I know, not the most exciting character, but given his proximity to Cooper, he feels almost as indispensable)
- Leland Palmer
- Audrey Horne
- Log Lady
- Albert Rosenfield
- Ben Horne
- Man From Another Place
- The Giant
- Mike (one-armed Mike, not high school Mike)
- Lucy Moran
Order’s up for debate; I’m bad at ordering things. And I could probably replace someone with Andy. Also Annie Blackburn and Phillip Jeffries, but really just for plot reasons.