We are like the dreamer.
Gordon calls the Twin Peaks sheriff station and has a cute conversation with Lucy but he’s calling to talk to Sheriff Truman — who he thinks is still Harry. But Frank tells Gordon that Harry’s in the doctor’s care, as well as what Hawk found: Laura’s missing diary pages. They indicate two Coopers. “Although I can’t comment on this information, I want you to know I really appreciate it… And all the best to you. And all the best to Harry.”
Tammy and Albert discuss the case that began this whole thing with two field agents in Olympia, WA.
“They arrived at a hotel to arrest a suspect named Lois Duffy. They hear a gunshot outside her room and kick the door in. They find two women inside. One on the floor dying from a bullet wound to the abdomen, the other holds a gun, which she drops as she backs away when they enter. They recognize the wounded woman as Lois Duffy. She speaks her last words to them: I’m like the blue rose. She smiles, then dies, then disappears before their eyes. The other woman screaming in the corner they now notice is also Lois Duffy. By the way, Lois Duffy did not have a twin sister. Then while awaiting trial for a murder she swore she didn’t commit, this Lois hangs herself. Those two arresting offers were Gordon Cole and Phillip Jeffries. Now, what’s the one question you should ask me?”
Tammy figures it’s about the blue rose because a blue rose does not occur in nature and is not natural, nor was the dying woman natural. She was conjured. She was a tulpa. Albert is very impressed by her analysis. So, what’s a tulpa? It’s a Tibetan word for manifestation or emanation in which a being or object is created through spiritual or mystical means. (Cooper loves Tibet if you remember from season 1.) I think this falls in very nicely with the Black Lodge lore, considering Dougie is basically a tulpa that BOB created.
Gordon and Diane join them for COFFEE TIME! Not before we have to hear the more excruciating noise of a window washer sucking real bad at his job. Thanks, David.
They finally ask Diane more about Cooper. She doesn’t want to talk about the last night she saw Cooper. She confirms that he mentioned Major Briggs that night. Albert goes over the facts about how they thought Briggs died in a fire 25 years ago but that they actually found his decapitated body just a few days ago, along with the ring in his stomach. As a reminder, the ring is inscribed with the following: “To Dougie with love, Janey-E.”
And then Diane throws us a real fun twisty curveball: her half-sister is named Jane — and she goes by Janey-E (Jane Evans — boom!). And she’s married to a man named Douglas Jones, who everyone calls Dougie. They live in Las Vegas. Boom! Diane hates Janey-E so they haven’t spoken in years. That seems to track with both of their personalities. But oh my god, now I desperately need a scene with them together. Not just because it’s Diane & Janey-E but Laura Dern & Naomi Watts. I wonder if Gordon & Co. will be heading to Vegas or to Twin Peaks. The FBI in Las Vegas is now on the hunt for Douglas Jones. (When that dude screamed at his assistant, I laughed so hard.)
This reminds Gordon of another one of his Monica Belluci dreams. To which Albert sighs, “Oh boy.” I can’t blame Albert for being a crotchety old man. Dealing with Gordon, Cooper, and Jeffries’ dreams and premonitions and other shit for the last 40+ years must be taxing.
In Gordon’s dream, he was in Paris on a case and meets Monica at a cafe. Cooper was also there but Gordon couldn’t see his face. Monica brought friends with her and everyone enjoyed some coffee until Monica said the ‘ancient phrase:’
We’re like the dreamer, who dreams and then lives inside the dream… But who is the dreamer?”
Gordon felt uneasy as Monica looked past Gordon. When he turned to look, he saw himself (from FWWM) in the Philadelphia office listening to Cooper who was worried about a dream he had. And then Jeffries appeared (and didn’t appear). He points at Cooper and says: Who do you think that is there?
Albert remembers that day too. They all look a little uneasy now. This fits nicely with the theory that the Lodges transcend time and space. And that Jeffries may have already known that Cooper was trapped in the Black Lodge when he came back in that timeline to meet with everyone.