David Duchovny returns to Twin Peaks
CAUTION THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS SHORT RECAP OF DAVID’S TWIN PEAKS RETURN AS DENISE.
If you have not watched up through Episode 4, be prepared to be spoiled completely about David’s scene!
First of all, we never anticipated David’s scene to actually be with David Lynch. How awesome is that? What a nice treat. Not only reprising his character in a cameo of iconic tv show, but having the opportunity to do that cameo with the shows creator. It can’t get better than that.
There was also a wink-nod to X-files fans:
If you are up to date on the series, you already know that Lynch has returned as FBI Deputy Gordon Cole, with the character of Gordon playing an even larger role than in the original series this go-round.
After being escorted into her office by none other than Richard Chamberlin’s “Bill Kennedy”, Gordon enters the office of the Chief of Staff and is notified that she is in a meeting.
David Lynch as Gordon on Twin Peaks: The Return
Denise, now the Chief of Staff, enters with a big smile on her face. She thanks Gordon for coming in and asks him “what have you got?”
David Duchovny as Denise in Twin Peaks: The Return
“It’s Cooper” Gordon says “We’ve found him”
When Gordon explains they found Cooper (unaware it’s actually Cooper’s doppleganger), in South Dakota, Denise says she heard.
Denise questions Gordon about bringing the beautiful younger agent Preston with him to South Dakota. “Really Gordon?” she quips..
“What are you getting at” asks Gordon. Denise shoots her an inquisitive look, brilliantly played by Duchovny.
Gordon then refers back to a time when he was her boss. Gordon points out how he supported her through her transition from Denis to Denise. ” .. when you became Denise, I told all your colleagues – those clown comics, to fix their hearts or die.”
Denise replies “As I’ve said many times before Gordon, I can never repay you enough for that kindness.” –Again a very heartfelt and sincere moment between the two characters, well played by both actors.
Gordon mentions that “Agent Tammy Preston has the stuff..”
Denise says she is speaking more as a woman now rather than the Chief of Staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.. adding the funny line– “..Don’t you love saying that line at once. Federal Bureau of Investigation all at once. Unabbreviated? It just gives me such a thrill!”
Gordon agrees it is thrilling. Denise mentions that agent Preston is “so beautiful.” Gordon replies by flattering Denise stating “There’s room in this Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than one beautiful woman.”
Apparently flattery will get you everywhere! This makes Denise blush. “You know normally I can’t think like this. I have to forgo all that and grow balls of steel to do this job and it’s.. it’s a bitch–let me tell you sometimes. Not to mentions the screaming hormones”
Gordon’s response hormones comment …
Denise apologizes, saying that she trusts Gordon, “And I believe you’re on the trail of something big” she says. “10-4 Good buddy” Gordon responds.
After Gordon exits, we see a wide shot of Denise standing behind her desk fanning herself.
The scene was very sweet and cute. It was nice to see this character again and to see her in an authoritative powerful government position.
We’re very happy Denise had a chance to make her return in the series. Twin Peaks fans have been expressing their delight in seeing David reprise his role.
We also did an hour long live video vlog discussion (Yes ONE HOUR) about episodes 1-4. I apologize for the sound. Something happened during the streaming process. Again don’t watch unless you want to discuss in detail everything that happened in those episodes.