What happened at the end of Twin Peaks The Revival
Agent Cooper was taking Laura Palmer back to see her mother because her mother was very upset, as shown by her strange behavior and the smashing of Laura’s framed photo. However in doing that the timeline in got ruined. The reason Laura Palmer disappeared at the end of the episode is she was in a timeline or alternate universe in which Laura Palmer had never existed.
I don’t believe that Agent Cooper was trying to prevent Laura’s murder, because that course of action is not discussed or specified. She seems to be alive living under a different name but she still recognizes the names of her parents. There were a lot of scenes of her mother’s house in which her mother was really upset but her mother was clearly no longer living at the house, when Agent Cooper arrived. She had probably never lived there, and Laura Palmer had probably never been born, and perhaps Laura Palmer’s parents had never met. So we are left asking the question is it better to live and be murdered or is it better to just never exist?
My second theory comes from the David Foster Wallace story Oblivion in which a husband is having random misadventures involving his wife and daughter Audrey, but it turns out that the entire story is a dream that his wife is having. In this dream she feels insecure, and too old to be attractive any longer. Audrey the daughter who is away at college is a threat, because she feels that her husband looks at Audrey’s friends with lust. Therefore the mother sends Audrey away to college to get rid of her. When the mother wakes up it, seems probable that Audrey never existed.
After Audrey Horne does her dance at the Double R she wakes up as if from a dream, so the entire construct of the new Twin Peaks could be that it’s only Audrey’s dream, or rather nightmare that she is married to Charlie instead of the Agent Cooper.
Updated: April 22, 2020
From Google Discovery I found another blogger’s take on what happens to Laura at the end of Twin Peaks. He/She/They wrote as for the fate of Laura:
“Rather than be ensnared by evil she puts on a ring that weds her to the Red Room and then she dies.”
I found it on the Pop Matters Website, but they have a lot of ads and its hard to read even with an iPad. But like the site because there was a notice that they are GLBQ so I used the neutral gender for them. The link I posted is from Archive Today. So many sites delete older articles that don’t get clicks any more to make way for newer articles. I don’t have time to check my blog for outdated links so this way even if five years later the article is deleted it can still be viewed. I hate to write an entire post based on an article that is later deleted. It nullifies my whole post.
So, as long as I am updating this post I never got into the “Dougie Problem” before because I felt very sorry for Kyle MacLachlan having to be so degraded by David Lynch in playing that role. However that being said, Dougie became a running joke at our house and we would laugh about it while we repeated the name Dougie. But at the same time it was not really funny. We were angry about how Lynch wasted the entire length of time of the show without having anything significant.
I did not like the movie Fire Walk with Me, but it was still better then Twin Peaks the Revival. The Pop Culture article dances around these things but using the words uncompromising and unflinching as code words to mean terrible. In this way Pop Matters can avoid upset the very small number of people who liked The New Twin Peaks. The New Twin Peaks was like New Coke. New Coke that was so terrible that it made everyone appreciate and desire old Coke back again. We got Old Coke back again, but can we have a Old Twin Peaks back again? I don’t think so because no one would support Lynch making another series. He would be support of some company like Netflixs, HBO or Showtime and he will never be able to get it. I could be wrong, but my inclination is to be very pessimistic. A newer Twin Peaks is also discussed in the Pop Matters Article. The article explains about the giant punching glove thing that kills Bob.