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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap Part 15

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap: Part 15

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap: Part 15

Though it opens with the ecstatic consummation of one of Twin Peak’s longest-running thwarted love affairs, “Part 15” of Twin Peaks: The Return soon after plunges again into a nightmarish spectacle of self-destruction and shrieking madness. The episode also marks the most explicit reference yet to one of the show’s most poignant and haunting themes: the looming specter of ineluctable mortality. Oh, and David Bowie’s Phillip Jeffries finally makes an appearance (of sorts) in the form of a giant, steam-spewing teapot. Even better, we finally get to talk about Judy!

Twin Peaks: The Return Recap Part 11

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap: Part 11

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Twin Peaks: The Return Recap: Part 11

Where last week’s episode of Twin Peaks: The Return brought intimations of encroaching darkness on a tide of unflinching violence and male brutality, last night’s installment divides its time pretty evenly between domestic drama, furthering the show’s overarching mythology, and an extended set piece of seriocomic pop surrealism. In a tidy structural parallel, “Part 11” opens with a pair of scenes that extend (and complicate) events from last week. The first reveals that eyewitness Miriam Sullivan (Sarah Jean Long) somehow survived Richard Horne’s assault and attempted assassination via makeshift gas-oven-and-candle explosive. It’s safe to say that Horne’s misdeeds will now see the light of day, setting up an inevitable showdown with the authorities that seems likely to end in a hail of bullets.

The Walking Dead Recap Season 6, Episode 13, "The Same Boat"

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The Walking Dead Recap: Season 6, Episode 13, “The Same Boat”

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The Walking Dead Recap: Season 6, Episode 13, “The Same Boat”

Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “No Tomorrow Yet,” ended with the sudden dampening of whatever sense of triumph Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group felt after its successful, if morally fraught, raid on a Saviors outpost. And tonight’s episode, “The Same Boat,” immediately backtracks to reveal the moment leading to Carol (Melissa McBride) and Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) capture and Rick’s attempt to orchestrate their release. You may shudder, and for all the wrong reasons, at the sight of the brusque Saviors using Binocular-O-Vision to spy on Rick and his troops. Notwithstanding the scene’s artful use of sound, the bad memories stirred of Fear of the Walking Dead’s first season finale suggest that director Billy Gierhart doesn’t have anything up his sleeve as radical as Gregory Nicotero’s delirious co-opting of John Carpenter’s style for “No Tomorrow Yet.”