Sarah Nicole Prickett

Point of No Return

Sarah Nicole Prickett on the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return

January 2018

I.  INTERVIEWER: Is Laura Palmer really dead?  DAVID LYNCH: Ummm. [A thirteen-second pause.] I'm pretty sure. —Lynch on CBC Radio, 1990  LAURA WAS DEAD, but her problems kept hanging around. It was like they hadn’t buried her deep enough! … READ ON

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Peak Peaks

September 2017

PARTS 1 & 2  EUCALYPTUS TREES, WEAKENED BY DROUGHT, are on their last legs all over Los Angeles. One fell and knocked out the power lines next to my friend’s house, where I am staying, in Eagle Rock, and we stood on the deck drinking Vinho … READ ON

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Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episode 16 of Twin Peaks: The Return

September 2017

A WORLD WHERE TWIN PEAKS is the center is horrifying and moral because there is, obviously, no God. There’s no sense of God, no shadow or presence. There’s not even a church, astounding for a town with a diner, a roadhouse, a hospital, woods,… READ ON

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Screen Time

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episodes 13, 14, & 15 of Twin Peaks: The Return

September 2017

OVER THE LATEST HOURS of Twin Peaks: The Return, two time lines emerge, one stronger, one fainter, like lines on a pregnancy test. (If my husband is reading this: I’m not pregnant.) Old Dougie Jones (Kyle MacLachlan) comes off a bender with… READ ON

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Saving Face

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episodes 11 & 12 of Twin Peaks: The Return

August 2017

CORRECTION: I SAID “WE CAN GUESS” that Miriam’s letter, bearing witness to Richard Horne’s (Eamon Farren) manslaughter of a boy, would make its way to the sheriff and would be believed. But she is not dead—yet. Emerging on all fours from the… READ ON

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Electric Sheep

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episodes 9 & 10 of Twin Peaks: The Return

July 2017

“ELECTRICITY IS HUMMING,” says the Log Lady to Hawk in the tenth hour of Twin Peaks: The Return. She says “electricity” like she’s a kid with a crush on Ben Franklin. She says it flows like a river and is heard in the river, too, and in the… READ ON

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Tonight, Atomic

Sarah Nicole Prickett on episode 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return

July 2017

FLAMMABLE AND INFLAMMABLE both mean “easy to burn,” though many people have tested their luck by reading inflammable as “fire-proof.” Flammable is, in one sense, how Lynch pronounces human. On the eighth and finest hour of Twin Peaks: The … READ ON

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Theme and Variation

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episodes 6 & 7 of Twin Peaks: The Return

June 2017

 THE SECOND-BEST USE of “Falling” outside the original Twin Peaks is on the fourth hour of Twin Peaks: The Return. Those vespertine keyboard notes, which used to go off with the regularity of an egg timer at an all-day diner, … READ ON

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Weirder Things

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episode 5 of Twin Peaks: The Return

June 2017

“BLUE IS THE WRONG COLOR FOR ROSES,” says the crippled, disconsolate Laura in The Glass Menagerie (1944), my favorite Tennessee Williams play. “It’s right for you!” says Jim, her old high-school crush. They are about twenty-three years old … READ ON

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Wild Thing

Sarah Nicole Prickett on Episodes 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks: The Return

June 2017

LAWS IN THE WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH are unnatural but do not lead to order, and things disordered lapse into “thingness.” This should be one of Lynch’s favorite words, lent to him in that book by Dennis Lim: “In his own speech—and in the speech… READ ON

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