Saturday, 5 September 2015

Keep The Mystery Alive

It is an extremely exciting time for Twin Peaks fans. Our wishes have been granted and the new season of Twin Peaks is being made right now. It has been confirmed that principal photography is due to start in the next few weeks and David Lynch himself, as well as many production staff, have been spotted on location in North Bend, WA, where the original Twin Peaks pilot was shot. As the giant told Cooper in his bedroom at The Great Northern, "it is happening again"...

However, sightings of crew members on location have sparked debate among the Peakies as information which could be deemed spoilers began to surface on Twitter and Facebook. I was casually scrolling through my timeline when I came across information which I believe very much confirms the return of a certain character and the blatant suggestion that they own a shop in Twin Peaks. It was seeing this that made me decide that the sharing of exciting news of what is happening on location has now reached a point where we should make the decision to keep it secret.

I am terrible at surprises. I absolutely love them but I am naturally someone who loves to plan ahead and find out as much information as I can. But the anticipation of a surprise, of a holiday, of a special event, or in this case a new series of your most beloved TV show, can be just as fun as finally getting to experience it when it finally happens. I therefore do not want to know anything significant about the new series until it is broadcast and we all get to experience it together just as it was meant to be.

During this year's Twin Peaks Festival in the US, Catherine Coulson/The Log Lady relaid a message to attending fans from David Lynch himself. He said, "We live in a world where there really is no mystery or honoring of real mystery any more. I find that personally depressing. So I would like to rediscover a world where everyone discovers on their own what real mystery is."

I agree with him. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with and consuming information. If Twin Peaks had first been broadcast today it wouldn't surprise me if some of the most significant episodes had been leaked online and everyone found out who killed Laura Palmer prematurely. Let us hope this will not happen this time around. After all, it was pressure from the networks to end the mystery that forced Lynch and Frost to reveal who the killer was before they wanted to and really caused the downward spiral of the second season.

If you cannot wait and want to know as much as you can about the new season before anyone else then of course you can. But I believe all of the secrets should be revealed when the time is right. Let the mystery live. This blog will remain 100% spoiler free!

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