Not even Kyle MacLachlan knows what’s up with that Twin Peaks finale

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

This past Sunday we finally saw the end of David Lynch's TWIN PEAKS. Not just the finale of the 18-part revival series via Showtime, but (as far as we fans know) the end of the series forever. And boy did the 2-part series finale pack a controversial ending(s).


In the first part of the 2-part series finale, Agent Cooper (aka Kyle MacLachlan) went back in time (don't ask) and rescued Laura Palmer from ever being murdered in the first place. Or did he…? Anyhow, in the second hour of the finale, Cooper tracks down the adult Laura Palmer (or Carrie Page as she's called now) and brings her back to her mother's house in the town of Twin Peaks.

Only for a version of that old lady demon thing (notice the names?) to answer the door and turn them away, telling Cooper and Palmer that she doesn't know any Sarah Palmer. And then things get… weird.

Cooper and Palmer stand in the street in front of Palmer's house (or whoever resides there now), Laura/Carrie hears someone whisper the name "Lauuuraaa…", she screams, the lights stutter-f*ck like a nightmare and the series ends. Roll slow motion credits over Palmer whispering to Cooper.

Okay. So. Here's the thing:

While no one but David Lynch (and possibly Mark Frost) know just what the hell was up with the ending of the series, there are a lot of theories out there – and I have my own of course. One of them being the "dream" they are all living inside (at least this season) has all been "the little girl who lives down the lane" aka Audrey in her white room/coma.

Anyhow, we could do this all day but the point here is that even TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN star Kyle MacLachlan doesn't know what the hell happened with the series finale. And that's okay by him.

MacLachlan on the ending of TWIN PEAKS (via Variety):

The ending is — I’m still — just having seen it, I’m still processing that, to be honest.

He continues:

Though I’m kinda like, ah yeah, what does that mean? I got nothing. I have no answers.

MacLachlan then told Deadline:

I don’t know — I’m very moved by it. It was a traumatic moment at the end, obviously. How to interpret that is open to so many possibilities, I feel. I’m not even sure where I am on that. We filmed it very early and coming back to it now, it’s incredibly powerful — particularly with Sheryl Lee and that fantastic blood-curdling scream in the middle of the night in a small neighborhood in Seattle.

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Through the darkness of future's past, the magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds…

Source: Variety, Deadline

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