I loved hearing that song again. He even got an intro from the Roadhouse announcer (I think Nine Inch Nails is the only other band to have warranted that). I like your theory behind it though.I think people have speculated on it before, but I'm really thinking that Donna must have died in the car crash that they referenced in his first appearance, and that's left James sort of mentally stuck in the past. Or maybe I'm reading too much into the appearance of that horrible song.
Yeah, at episode 6 or so, I was getting tired of Dougie, but I've come back around on him lately. Like you mention, that scene was hilarious.Sinclair's confession to his boss was really funny. He's on the verge of a breakdown and Dougie is just bumbling into saving his own life and catching criminals.
Last week's episode was probably my least favorite so far, but this one was right back to the show's strengths. There wasn't a single scene I wasn't interested in, from the exhuberant conga line through the insurance office at the beginning to the poignant sadness of Big Ed's silent dinner in the darkened gas station at the end credits rolled.Another great episode. Lots to digest and examine.
I was so happy to see him and Norma in the booth together, quietly content in each other's company, and so sad when Big Ed was again forced to step aside so the corporate hack could outline how to destroy the RR Diner's reputation and then sweep her off into another toxic entanglement. Even after all of these years, Norma and Big Ed haven't been able to completely make it work.BIG ED!
I think it was just "love you", a half-power version of the Dougie echo.Anyone able to read lips and tell what Dougie mouthed to Janey-E's "I love you" while watching their son?
It definitely felt like two casino magnates' idea of what a kid's gym set should be, not the reality. If I were the Joneses' neighbors, I would hate all of those lights.That whole scene definitely felt creepy with the spotlight going back and forth, I half expected the Giant to show up with a warning the whole time.
I like that theory. It would explain why she's not part of the show (other than that Lynch doesn't want to work withI think people have speculated on it before, but I'm really thinking that Donna must have died in the car crash that they referenced in his first appearance, and that's left James sort of mentally stuck in the past. Or maybe I'm reading too much into the appearance of that horrible song.
The thing is, though, we never actually hear the other side of that conversation -- only Charlie does. The situation with Audrey is definitely the biggest question mark right now.Also, if not for that phone call Charlie had last week which seems to connect those scenes to the outside world, I'd really think that Audrey was still trapped in her coma.
True, but what we do find out about Billy and his truck and all that seems to have too much connection to the events we've observed. But yeah, something weird is going on there for sure.The thing is, though, we never actually hear the other side of that conversation -- only Charlie does. The situation with Audrey is definitely the biggest question mark right now.
Anyone able to read lips and tell what Dougie mouthed to Janey-E's "I love you" while watching their son?
Janey-E says, "Oh, Dougie, I love you so much," and Cooper mouths, "So much."I think it was just "love you", a half-power version of the Dougie echo.
I noted a few continuity/chronology oddities across the last two or three episodes. Before, it seemed like they had pretty much established that all of the different parts were taking place at the same time.There are too many of these inconsistencies, in both the show and in the Frost book, to be merely sloppy editing.
Between the mismatched crowd scence at the Double R at the end of Part 6, Part 12’s recycled Jacoby rant from Part 5, the inconsistent date on Hastings’ confession, the wrong date on Andy’s watch, Miriam’s two last names, and now the continuity lapse in the moon’s phase from once scene to the next, it seems that something is happening to the timeline.
I could be wrong but I'm taking all the chronological abnormalities as editing 'mistakes'. I think all the stories are taking place over the same basic period of time but the nature of editing 18 hours of footage into 18 episodes has resulted in points where today for some characters ends up being yesterday or even the day before that for the rest of the day/episode. That being said, there's a fairly popular theory thatI noted a few continuity/chronology oddities across the last two or three episodes. Before, it seemed like they had pretty much established that all of the different parts were taking place at the same time.
But, Cooper/Dougie was eating the pie with the casino brothers at the end of part 11. In part 12, I think his only scene was where he got hit in the head with the baseball. But then part 13 starts off with him returning to the office with the casino brothers, and the dialogue was suggesting that it was the next day.
Audrey's scenes in parts 12-13 were suggesting that they were the same night, which didn't match up with other scenes across the episodes. But if she's in the lodge or something, that could explain that weirdness.
And then in part 13, Bobby told Ed that they found something from his dad. I can't remember if he said "today" or "yesterday", but either way, it struck me as odd considering how much had happened since they found the item in the chair.
It's more than sloppiness. Last week there was an establishing shot of a moon, followed shortly by a scene with Charlie and Audrey where a new moon is referenced. I refuse to believe anyone as meticulous as Lynch (who, when filming the original pilot, personally arranged each grain of sand on Sheryl Lee's face as if she were a painting) would be so careless about other details.I can't remember if it was here or some of the recap sites I read (Sepinwall maybe?) where someone suggested that maybe Lynch is basically just editing scenes together because he likes how they go together when next to each other. Who knows for sure, but either way I still tend to agree with Travis that sloppy editing / continuity is more the cause than any intentional timeline deviations. If it was consistent in its non-consistence, that'd be one thing... but instead the errors are all over the place and sloppy, which to me goes more to Lynch's tendencies towards feelings over details.
To me, that indicates that history and memories have somehow been rewritten which seems like an idea that works within the show's universe.Frost said in his "Reddit AMA" (im still struggling to understand what those things are) when the book came out that the inconsistencies were not an accident and that people should pay attention to the show.