What Did You Think of the Gift That Was David Lynch’s Twin Peaks “Part 8?”

Carel Struycken and Joy Nash in a still from Twin Peaks. Photo: Suzanne Tenner/SHOWTIME

“Part 8” of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival went extra off the rails last night but featured an extra special cameo.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I do not envy those tasked with trying to review the new Twin Peaks. That’s more true than ever as Lynch gave us the most Lynch-ian episode last night. For those who’ve seen his Eraserhead, the jumpy and radical imagery will be familiar. For everyone else? I can’t even imagine. I described it to a friend as sitting awkwardly through a video exhibit at a modern art museum. There was some important plot stuff in there (we seemingly saw Bob’s birth?) but most of it was just art.

That said, the main portion of the episode was preceded by, to my immense joy, a performance by Nine Inch Nails. Even though we knew Trent Reznor was going to have a role of some sort, I still screamed when I saw his face on screen. I’m, um, a big fan.

They were introduced at the Road House as “The Nine Inch Nails” and I’m never calling them anything else ever again. What followed the performance (video below) could have probably been considered one long NIN video to be honest (they have worked together before) but regardless, a standout episode no matter how you look at it.

If you need some time to chew on the wild episode you’ll have some extra time. The show is taking a small break and will return for Part 9 on July 9th.

7 Responses to “What Did You Think of the Gift That Was David Lynch’s Twin Peaks “Part 8?””

  1. […] Part 8 of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks left a lot of viewers confused, the inclusion of The Nine Inch Nails made my […]

  2. My wife is watching Twin Peaks. As many of you that are married know, this means that I am watching Twin Peaks. Or, at the very least, it’s in my periphery and I am far too stubborn a jackass/in need of constant attention to actually #### off for the duration. As such, I am watching Twin Peaks.

    I hate this show. It actually makes me angry at David Lynch. It makes me angry that he’s considered a filmmaker. It makes me angry at the cast, crew, and audience. It makes me angry at planet Earth. Once a week, I try to burn us all with my fire powers, which (thus far) continue to not exist.

    And this episode was the best example of why I am angry.

  3. WheelchairNinja says:

    **doesn’t have Showtime, randomly comes across article that says “the Twin Peaks revival is known for its nudity and graphic sex scenes.”** Well that’s utterly disappointing…