This led to some long, Lynchian shots of Cooper and Ray driving in silence or shots from their point of view of the car following highway lines and directional markers and pushing into darkness across rough, uneven, unpaved terrain.
In retrospect, Lynch’s filmmaking choices foreshadow the protracted odyssey to come: This was an episode that basically departed from the show’s main narrative (such as it is) to go off-roading into the wilds of without someone peeing.
Twin Peaks Dirty Cooper directed Ray to exit the highway and take an alternate road to their final destination.
I found myself thinking of a Peter Gabriel song called “Digging In The Dirt.” Ray was horrified and transfixed by the spectacle, and maybe stuck within it.
I got the sense the Woodsmen generated a magnetic field that trapped people within their locality, even drew people close to them.
Sporting unkempt beards, mottled skin, wool hats, plaid shirts or oversized jackets, they all resembled versions of the character I’ve been calling The Charred Man, the creepy figure who was first seen striking a tortured pose in — and then disappearing from — a Buckhorn jail cell earlier this season.
He was last seen last week, wandering the halls the Buckhorn police morgue.
He had no intention of giving up whatever it was that he knew — a string of numbers; coordinates, I believe — unless the man he called “Mr.