The scene continues as Cooper makes his triumphant return to the Twin Peaks Sheriff station just in time to see the Dirty Bearded Men performing their resurrection ritual on the body of Mr. C. The body opens up and from it emerges BOB in its apparently most primal form, the same form we saw emerging from the ‘nose’ of Judy in part 8: a floating ball of death. In 18, Cooper/Richard has left the hotel room to find he’s in a different hotel, and gets in his car, which he finds to also be different. The camera slow pans as he drives out of the parking lot & lingers for a typically Lynchian, weirdly excessive amount of time. Juxtaposing the two parts may reveal the logic behind this shot:
The white-hat group was doing this at scale using scripts, and that’s why they were able to beat the attacker to the punch. Given this, it’s unlikely that the attacker was very sophisticated in how they planned their attack.