This episode takes place between: Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24
Log Lady intro:
Pie. Whoever invented the pie? Here was a great person. In Twin Peaks, we specialize in cherry pie and huckleberry pie. We do have many other types of pie, and at the Double R Diner, Norma knows how to make them all better than anyone I have ever known.
I hope Norma likes me. I know I like her and respect her. I have spit my pitch gum out of my mouth onto her walls and floors and sometimes onto her booths. Sometimes I get angry and do things I'm not proud of. I do love Norma's pies. I love pie with coffee.
Gordon Cole: YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS A FRONT, THREE QUARTER'S VIEW OF TWO ADULTS SHARING A TENDER MOMENT.
Ben: We'll of course take care of your medical expenses.
Dick: How kind. One might also think worker's compensation of some variety will be involved...
Ben: Easily done.
Dick: Capital, Mr. Horne. I'll alert my attorney.
Windom Earle: Once upon a time, there was a place of great goodness called the White Lodge. Fawns gamboled there amidst happy laughing spirits. The sounds of innocence and laughter filled the air. When it rained it rained sweet nectar that paralyzed the heart with the desire to live one's life in truth and beauty... Generally speaking, a ghastly place reeking of virtue's sour smell, engorged with the whispered prayers of kneeling mothers, mewling newborns, and fools young and old compelled to do good without reason. But, I am pleased to note, our story does not end in this place of saccharine excess. For there is another place, its opposite, of almost
unimaginable power, chock full of dark forces and vicious secrets. No prayers dare penetrate this frightful maw. Spirits there care not for good deeds and priestly invocations. They are as like to rip the flesh from your bones as greet you with a happy g'day. And, if harnessed, these spirits, this hidden land of unmuffled screams and broken hearts, will offer up a power so vast that its bearer might reorder the earth itself to his liking. This place I speak of, is known as the Black Lodge. And I intend to find it.
Neilson Rating: 5.7/9, Number 82 for the week.
Sherilyn Fenn, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Everett McGill and Joan Chen do not appear in this episode.
A.K.A. "Variations on Relations"
The poem Windom Earle sends out is the second stanza of "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley.:
See the mountains kiss high Heaven, And the waves clasp one another; No sister-flower would be forgiven; If it disdained its brother.
And sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;
What are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?