Three days later: Welcome to Diane… #19.

In this episode Rosie, Bob and Mark explore the unfamiliar territory that is the seventeenth chapter of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks, A Dispute Between Brothers. Beware the ides of Twin Peaks, beware Mordred’s promise, beware the Baba-Yaga’s welcome, and beware all close encounters of the firs kind*.

The great beast has fled – for now – and so we enter the wilderness unafraid. Catherine found her way through the dark night of the woods, Norma’s witch is finally banished, and the Bookhouse Boys crossed into forbidden lands where the cops go clothed in red. Ladies and gentlemen, would you care to join us for an incredibly pleasant evening of night fishing? The choice is yours, but remember, if you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.


The “alien” is as much a herald from the dark of the universe as it is a signal from the depths of our own minds. 

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Next episode: Meet Nicholas, so named for the patron of thieves.

*Sorry about that last one. Blame Christian, not us…

Maid of Nails: You can’t put the Punisher in everything. He’s a specific person for specific contexts, and this is part of why I love the Garth Ennis run so, so, so much. Basically, he’s made for a Garth Ennis context.

Botswana Beast: It’s American crime. I can see how it works in 1980s comics, to an extent — well, in the Daredevil series on Netflix, he is contrasted with Daredevil, and they do take scenes from Ennis’ Punisher, like in issue #3 of Marvel Knights. They fairly directly transpose them.

MoN: It was SO COOL. I was just sad that Maginty wasn’t in it. I love that dude.

BB: Maginty is in Punisher: War Zone.

MoN: With the Urban Freeflow Crew, doing parkour all over the place for no reason. That’s not in the comic.

BB: Nope.

MoN: I was sad to see him go. I mean, he was a really messed-up guy who did messed-up stuff, but I enjoyed him a lot, in a sort of weird way.

BB: That’s the one thing we’ve not talked about, and it’s kind of an absurd thing. Frank Castle, as a notional superhero…

Welcome to Diane… #18.

As the curtains close on the Laura Palmer case, Rosie, Adam and Mark  grapple with the question of guilt as presented in episode 16 of Mark Frost and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, also known as Arbitrary Law.

Ben is confronted by his slimy ratbastard past, Donna and James wonder if their relationship is cursed… and the beast bit twice before Cooper could catch him. Leland says BOB killed Laura, but Leland’s just crazy, right?


It is in the name of the father that we must recognise the support of the symbolic function which, from the dawn of history, has identified his person with the figure of the law.

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