Something mysterious is happening in Twin Peaks, which, yeah, of course. But what’s going on right now specifically is that fans have started to pick up signs on social media that David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult masterpiece might return…again.
We’ll get to the good stuff (the signs!) in a moment, after first pointing out that Twin Peaks last returned and aired 18 episodes on Showtime in 2017, bringing audiences back to the world of the show, which they hadn’t seen since it yielded two seasons of network television and one full-length movie (Fire Walk With Me) in the early ’90s.
On to the signs!
The first sign came from Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch himself, who Tweeted this on September 18.
Dear Twitter Friends, I love the people in King County. I love the locations in King County. We had a perfect place to shoot Twin Peaks and perfect people to work with. Both Dow Constantine and Kate Becker are great! All-in-all it made shooting Twin Peaks there a dream.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) September 18, 2019
Hmm. Sure, that could have just been Lynch waxing nostalgic, fondly remembering his time working up there on the show. But that’s not all. Earlier this week one of the most prominent related fan accounts — TWIN PEAKS ARCHIVE — on Twitter also posted this…
I’ve just been tipped off that the Salish Lodge Dining Room was closed for two days 9/18-9/20. 9/18 was when the King County Tweet went out by Lynch. 9/20 was when the Salish lodge posted about feeling the Twin Peaks vibes. #TwinPeaks pic.twitter.com/hOqtFXpSIV
— TWIN PEAKS ARCHIVE (@TwinPeaksArchve) October 1, 2019
Now, we’re building a case…just like Special Agent Dale Cooper of the FBI when he first arrived in Twin Peaks to investigate the death of Laura Palmer all those years ago, eventually finding himself lost in a maze of metaphysical horrors that would come to define his entire life, sending him on that blurred reality road trip through Texas we saw at the end of last season.
What year is this? Oh right! And I also have more potential evidence to share, this time over on Instagram, where Deputy Hawk (real name Michael Horse) posted this…
Looks like someone has a secret. Finally, the last one comes from Kyle MacLachlan himself, who drops a hint about the favorite food in the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department…
Love this dapper suit, but definitely thinking about…donuts this morning 💭🍩 pic.twitter.com/mmutiMc75N
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) October 1, 2019
It’s the pause that gives me pause. Anyway, this sure feels like a concentrated effort to hint that something’s up. For now, however, this whole matter will have to remain steeped in ambiguity, lacking any official or concrete explanation, which is perhaps fitting given the subject matter.