Twin Peaks returned to our screens last night after 26 years away, and it was just as bonkers and confusing as you’d expect.
Showtime aired the long-awaited third season of the show on Sunday night (May 21), and Kyle MacLachlan’s Special Agent Dale Cooper was right in the thick of the action once again.
The pioneering David Lynch series was as strange, terrifying and intriguing as ever, and a LOT of fans were left incredibly confused by the whole thing – by hey, we’d expect nothing less from Twin Peaks, right?
(Warning: spoilers ahead)
The premise of the new season is this: Agent Cooper remains trapped in Black Lodge following the events of season two, while the rest of Twin Peaks go about their business 25 years after his disappearance.
While trapped in Black Lodge, Cooper encounters all kinds of bizarre inhabitants. There’s also a sub-plot about a man who’s forced to look after a box containing the entire New York skyline, which is weird enough on its own.
Oh, and someone transforms into a talking tree at one point… the whole thing was brilliant, but totally bonkers even by Twin Peaks standards.
Twitter was ablaze with reactions after the first two episodes of the season aired, and despite everyone loving the look and feel of the show, no-one really seemed to have clue what was going on.
— Chloe Lyzun (@ChloeLyzun) May 22, 2017
— Ramon Rocha (@nomar1978) May 22, 2017
— Sarah Vazquez (@sarahmvazquez) May 22, 2017
Half an hour into the Lynch-directed Twin Peaks and I have no earthly clue what's going on. Perfect.
— Jeff Polman (@jpballnut) May 22, 2017
Anyone feeling frustrated yet needs to remember this is not an episode, it's an 18 hour movie and this is the intro #TwinPeaks
— Dale Matthew Hudson (@LycoApollo) May 22, 2017
— LinnieSarah 🔪 (@linnieloowho) May 22, 2017
#TwinPeaks is on and I have no idea WTF is happening.
My god, it's just like I'm a teenager again.
— EvilM (@EvilMaria1) May 22, 2017
2 minutes into twin peaks and I'm like pic.twitter.com/PGioLgvWBw
— cokeWhore (@DirtyDarnow) May 22, 2017
— evan walter (@ewalter04) May 22, 2017
— HarpuaDC (@HarpuaDC) May 22, 2017
15 minutes in and I'm like 🤔 #TwinPeaks
— Vanessa .B. (@vane84) May 22, 2017
@IndieWire Begging the question; there is no understanding Twin Peaks
— Jacob Roberts (@sortaloquacious) May 22, 2017
Despite all the confusion, the verdict was overwhelmingly positive. After all, that’s part of what has always been so appealing about the show.
It was a damn fine return to Twin Peaks, and Twitter users loved the whole thing.
— Mike Gibbs (@Mikeggibbs) May 22, 2017
I love it so far. I fucking love it. #twinpeaks
— Jay Bauman (@JayBauman1) May 22, 2017
— 🙏Tyler Aaron🙏 (@thetyleraaron) May 22, 2017
— Georgia (@Georgia_1961) May 22, 2017
Two episodes into the new season of #TwinPeaks and I have never seen anything this strange and wonderful.
— JP Cupertino (@Jypsy) May 22, 2017