"Rest in Pain"
Written by Harley Peyton
Directed by Tina Rathborne
Original air date: April 26, 1990
Cooper relates his dream and attends
Laura’s funeral; Dr. Hayward fights with Albert; Laura’s cousin
Madeleine arrives in town; Norma’s husband comes up for parole.
Read the episode transcription at Glastonberry.net
For the titles of the Twin Peaks TV episodes, I have taken
the unique approach of using both the episode numbers, which were
the only titles given the scripts by series creators David Lynch and
Mark Frost, and the translated German titles of the episodes that
were assigned when the series aired in that country. Frequent
readers of PopApostle know I like the aesthetic of actual episode
titles, but I also wanted to honor the simple numbering used by
Lynch and Frost, hence the expanded titles presented in these
Notes from the Log Lady intros
When cable channel
obtained the rights to air reruns of Twin Peaks
in 1993, David Lynch directed all-new introductions to each
episode featuring the Log Lady, portrayed by original
actress Catherine E. Coulson. These intros also appear as
options on the DVD and Blu-ray collections of the series.
There is a sadness in this world, for we are ignorant of
things. Yes, we are ignorant of many beautiful
the truth. So sadness, in our ignorance, is very real.
The tears are real. What is this thing called a tear? There
even tiny ducts--tear ducts--to produce these tears should
sadness occur. Then the day when the sadness comes--then we
'Will this sadness which makes me cry--will this sadness
my heart cry out--will it ever end?'
The answer, of course, is yes. One day the sadness will end.
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This episode opens on the morning of Monday, February 27,
After Cooper confirms with Audrey that she's the one who
slipped the note under his door about One-Eyed Jack's, he
asks her, "What is One-Eyed Jacks?" But he already knows the
basics of the place, as Sheriff Truman told him about it in
"Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer".
Cooper tells Audrey that the rightward slant of her
handwriting indicates a romantic nature. The study of
handwriting is called graphology and supporters claim that
it can reveal the personality traits of the writer. I have
not found any particular documentation stating that a
rightward slant indicates a romantic nature as stated by
Agent Cooper; it is generally said to denote someone who is
confident and assertive.
Audrey tells Cooper that her father named his department
store after himself, Horne's Department Store. But, both
An Access Guide to the Town
The Secret History of Twin Peaks state that
the store was built by his grandparents as Horne's
As Truman and Lucy approach his table, Cooper dismisses
Audrey and tells the waitress, Trudy, they'll need two more
coffees, and it's clear he already has one. But he entered
the restaurant without one and no waitress or waiter came by
while he was talking to Audrey!
When Cooper describes his dream to Truman and Lucy, it has
details we the viewers did not see in
"Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer"; these
extra details are all part of the "extended dream" I
discussed in the study of that episode, from the last twenty
minutes of the European
Twin Peaks video release, a modified version
of the two-hour pilot.
Cooper's description of how dreams form is roughly accurate.
In the split-second between 7:40 and 7:41 on the Blu-ray,
Cooper's breakfast has magically arrived. Then Cooper pours
maple syrup on his griddlecakes, but notice that nothing
actually comes out of the pitcher!
Ben Horne refers to Albert as "Mr. Rosenfeld" instead of
"Rosenfield", his proper name.
The blood splatters on Albert's lab coat change from
shot-to-shot in the morgue scene.
As Leland watches Invitation to Love on TV, it
introduces us to Chet, Jared Lancaster, Montana and the
sisters Emerald and Jade. It's never revealed whether
the sisters are twins or just similar-looking. Of course, the
parallel with the characters of Twin Peaks itself
is that Laura and Madeleine (introduced in this episode) are
Note that both sisters are named for green-colored
stones. Could there be a motif of the color green in
Twin Peaks? Of course, there is the green of the woods
around the town, but there is also the green stone of the
Owl Cave ring and the Dwarf specifically comments on the
green color of the formica table in the room above the
convenience store in
Fire Walk With Me.
It looks like the Palmer television is on channel 3 as it
shows Invitation to Love. Channel 3 is often the
one used to present video from an external transmitting
device such as a VCR (in the days before "external input"
options in televisions), so the scenes of
Invitation to Love were probably being piped to the set
from a playback device to the TV on the shooting stage.
On Invitation to Love, Jared, the father of Emerald
and Jade, writes a suicide note to his daughters. Leland
watches the scene intently. This may be a hint that Leland
himself was contemplating suicide after the death of his
Laura's lookalike cousin, Madeleine Ferguson, is introduced
in this episode just as the identical sisters Emerald and
Jade are introduced on the television in Invitation to
Cooper is delighted at seeing ducks on the lake behind Leo's
house. Is it Black Lake?
At 14:13 on the Blu-ray, a
Beetle can be seen parked near another house behind Leo as
he chops wood. It looks similar to the one driven by
waitress Heidi at the RR in
"Wrapped in Plastic"...maybe
she lives across the street from the Johnsons!
Leo tells Cooper and Truman that he called his wife, Shelly,
from Butte, Montana the night of Laura's murder. Shelly also
mentioned this call to Bobby in
"Wrapped in Plastic".
During his conversation with his father at 16:27 on the
Blu-ray, notice that Bobby starts to play with his cigarette
lighter, as he is often seen fidgeting with things. He also
starts waving his hand over the flame; this may have been
intended as a false clue relating to the "Fire walk with me"
phrase found written in blood on a piece of paper at the
scene of Laura's murder and
the possibility that he was the killer.
When Bobby starts shouting at his father, saying he's going
to turn the funeral upside-down, his mother walks in and
cheerfully asks if everybody's ready. Is she hard of
hearing? She should have heard Bobby's shouting and had a
more worried or shocked tone to her voice.
Notice that Mrs. Briggs is wearing a smiley face pin on her
coat as she steps into the room, ready to head to the
At 18:00 on the Blu-ray, an NRA poster can be seen hanging
on the wall in the Sheriff's station. The NRA is the
At 18:09 on the Blu-ray, in the Sheriff's office, notice
that a painter is putting the finishing touches on the lobby
remodel after the glass foyer was seen being removed in
Episode 1: "Traces
At 18:14 on the Blu-ray, a neighborhood watch poster is seen
on the wall in the Sheriff's station. The silhouetted
character appearing on the poster is the National Sheriffs'
Association's "Boris the Burglar". Another poster has the
heading "Is one of your classmates going to kill you this
year?" This was a poster about teen violence in high schools
at the time.
|At 21:54 on the Blu-ray, the figurine of a
woman with a patch over one eye, is seen on Nadine's display
nook again (as previously seen in
"Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer"). A
second later, an angel figurine with one black wing is also
seen! It appears that one wing has been broken off and
replaced with a black feather. A third, quite odd figurine
is seen last; I can't even identify what it is (this is the one
Ed is looking at and asks Nadine if it's new).
The sermon delivered by Father Clarence at Laura's funeral
is from the Bible, John 11:25.
Audrey's hair is parted on the left in the scenes
immediately before the funeral and in most during. But as she
looks at Cooper at 28:21 on the Blu-ray, it is parted on the right; perhaps
the film strip was flipped for this shot?
At 28:55 on the Blu-ray, we can see that Johnny Horne is
holding a copy of Peter Pan at the funeral.
Peter Pan is a 1911 fantasy novel by J.M. Barrie.
Judging by the cover, Johnny is holding a 1911 Grosset and
Dunlap edition of Peter Pan: The Story of Peter and
Wendy. A deleted scene in the pilot episode has Dr.
Jacoby mentioning Peter Pan was Johnny's favorite
book to have Laura read to him, but in
Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, she writes
that his favorite book is Sleeping Beauty.
During the almost-fight between Bobby and James at the
funeral, the camera shots go into slow-motion, with Bobby's
voice being slowed down and distorted as well, in an effect
similar to those seen in some appearances of Killer BOB.
Note that the voice of Sheriff Truman, holding Bobby back
from his charge at James, does not have his voice slowed down at
that same moment, though it does have a distant sound to it.
Could it be that BOB's spirit was witnessing the funeral and
now feeding on the anger between Bobby and James?
Truman refers to Leland as "Lee" again during the funeral
scene, as he also did in
"Wrapped in Plastic".
Immediately following the altercation between Bobby and
James, Leland falls on top of Laura's casket in the grave
and the lowering mechanism malfunctions, causing it to move
up-and-down, up-and-down, with Leland riding it. This may be
symbolic of the eventual revelation that Leland (as BOB) had
been molesting her since she was at least 12 years old.
In the evening a full moon is depicted. However, the actual
phase of the moon on February 27, 1989 was between a new
moon and first quarter. The moon phases are completely out
of cycle throughout the series, the various directors simply
picking nice-looking stock shots at their whim.
During the night time shot of the traffic light at 31:05 on
the Blu-ray, the shadow of a figure can be seen crossing the
road in the bottom-left corner of the screen as the light
changes from green to yellow. Is there any significance to
this? Was it just an accidental catch of a pedestrian
crossing the road off-camera? Could the conjunction of the
shadow and light change be symbolic of a spirit "passing
through" a human?
At 31:39 on the Blu-ray, a cartoonish duck is seen as
decoration among the plants at the booth Truman, Hawk, and
Ed are sitting at in the RR Diner.
At 31:47 on the Blu-ray, a "Say No to Ghostwood" flyer can
be seen hanging on the wall behind Cooper at the RR.
Truman's hat, perched on the edge of the table of the booth
at the diner, appears and disappears in various shots.
At the Bookhouse, Truman tells Cooper that the Bookhouse
Boys have been meeting there for the past 20 years. Since he
already stated that their job of keeping the darkness in the
woods in check was being done by men before them and men
before them, for as long as anyone can remember, it
seems the secret society must have had a different name, or
none at all, before being called the Bookhouse Boys.
The Secret History of Twin Peaks reveals
that Truman's father formed the Citizens Brigade during
WWII, meeting at the Bookhouse, later being known as the
Bookhouse Boys. Still, that only goes back 40 or 50 years.
Perhaps the "darkness in the woods" recedes at times, such
that the secret society ceases its functions, and then has
to be reformed when the darkness resurges, taking on
As he approaches the Roadhouse on foot for his bartending
job, Jacques sees a red light blinking on the roof and knows
it is a warning to stay away. He turns and runs back down
the road in the direction he came. Presumably the light
was on because of the capture and interrogation of Jacques'
younger brother, Bernard, by the Bookhouse Boys. But who
turned on the red light to warn Jacques? Who knew that
Bernard had been compromised? Was it one of the Bookhouse
At 36:31 on the Blu-ray, notice that there is a poster or
magazine page or something of a poodle pinned to the wall
next to the phone in the Johnson kitchen! Is it Shelly's?
Leo doesn't seem like the poodle type! There is also a
statuette of a poodle on top of the cabinet where Shelly is
hiding the bloody shirt and gun.
During the scene above, Leo is using a knife to carve out
the sole of a boot. No explanation is given here, but in
"Lonely Souls", we learn that Leo had
hidden a microcassette tape in the sole of a boot.
During the same scene above, we get another instance of a
character wearing a sweater that has a design similar to the
Owl Cave glyphs.
Jacques calls Leo and asks him to pick him up at the Cash &
Cash & Carry is a warehouse grocery chain in the
northwest United States.
Diary of Laura Palmer reveals the store is just a couple blocks from Leo's house.
As Leo leaves the house to pick up Jacques, Shelly asks
where he's going and he rudely says, "You don't need to
know." In the next episode (Episode
4: "The One-Armed Man"),
Bobby says the same thing to her.
The gun Shelly hides in the back of the cabinet is a
At 37:10 on the Blu-ray, notice that the Johnson kitchen has
a large silver trash can sitting under the telephone. Maybe
that's what they regularly use as a kitchen wastebasket!
It's possible it's there for construction waste, as the
kitchen is still under remodel.
Who is the woman in the portrait on the Martells' wall at
39:58 on the Blu-ray? Is it a Martell or Packard ancestor?
At 40:07 on the Blu-ray, notice that the objects on the
false bottom of the storage stand in Catherine's bedroom are
all securely fastened to the board when she lifts it to hide
the second mill ledger underneath. It seems like a good way to
point out your own hiding place if all the objects on the
false bottom are not real!
Hawk tells Cooper that Blackfoot legend tells of several
souls that exist in humans, such as the waking soul that
gives life to the mind and body and a dream soul that
wanders to faraway places and the land of the dead.
"Blackfoot" refers to the Blackfoot Confederacy, a
conglomeration of three Canadian Indian tribes and one
American tribe in Montana. I have not been able to confirm
the particular mythology described by Hawk among the Blackfoot. Hawk himself
is implied to be of the Zuni tribe in New Mexico, according
to the Twin Peaks card set published by Star Pics,
Inc. in 1991, but
The Secret History of Twin Peaks states that
Hawk is a full-blooded Nez Perce, a tribe native to the
As Leland begins to break down on the dance floor at the
Great Northern at 45:33 on the Blu-ray, the music putters to
a stop as if it's a live band playing, not a recording. We
don't see a live band, but there could be one present "off
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when maple syrup collides with ham.wav
who killed Laura Palmer?.wav
break the code, solve the crime.wav
a different Mike and a different Bob.wav
fire, walk with me.wav
she's filled with secrets.wav
she whispered the name of the killer in my ear.wav
the Sultan of Sentiment.wav
I'm not a cruel man.wav
please return to your porch rockers and resume whittling.wav
this hulking boob.wav
I'm sure he meant to do that.wav
a productive member of society.wav
look, it's trying to think.wav
sounds like you've been snacking on some of the local
a very reasonable price.wav
this must be where pies go when they die.wav
something very, very strange in these old woods.wav
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