Twin Peaks: The Return, Cooper’s Hubris, and the Cycle of Abuse

A foggy shot of the mountains and forests outside the fictional town of Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks: The Return: Part 1/Showtime

Content warning for discussions of violence against women, drugs, sexual discovery, abuse, pedophilia/incest, and allusions to suicidal ideation.

Spoilers for all of Twin Peaks, through the finale of The Return.

Twin Peaks’ Laura Palmer in the Red Room of the Black Lodge, saying “Hello, Agent Cooper.”
Twin Peaks: The Return: Part 1/Showtime
The image of the red curtain from the Black Lodge overlaid over its signature white and black zigzag floor.
Twin Peaks: The Return: Part 1/Showtime
Laura Palmer’s doppelganger screams at the end of Twin Peaks: The Return.
Twin Peaks: The Return: Part 18/Showtime
The waterfall outside the town of Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks: The Return: Part 1/Showtime

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