On the ending of “Twin Peaks: The Return”

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The following essay contains spoilers for the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return

The titular “return” of Twin Peaks: The Return, I always thought, was Dale Cooper’s return, not only to reality, but to the town of Twin Peaks, in order to battle the evil force of BOB, the occupying entity who inhabited his original body and wreaked havoc on the world for 25 years.

It turns out, the return was Laura Palmer.

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