+quot;And now, an ending .+quot; See the intros for episodes 28 and 29 below for Lynch'sLo
"And now, an ending ..." See the intros for episodes 28 and 29 below for
Lynch's/Log Lady's words on the series finale.
Don't forget the New Year's Day marathon and the daily episodes starting
January 3 on Bravo. See schedule below.
I hope you had a chance to catch the great 30-second promo Bravo ran this
past week for the series finale, containing a succession of 2-frame (1/15th
of a second) images from the series. When I have time, I may post a list of
the images used.
It has been *my* pleasure to provide these transcripts of the Log Lady's
Here are the transcripts of the Log Lady's introductions to the rebroadcast
episodes of "Twin Peaks" on the Bravo cable channel. These introductions
were written and produced by David Lynch specially for the Bravo rebroadcasts.
This contains all of the introductions. There are no spoilers, if you have
have not the series before.
A schedule of upcoming episodes and broadcast dates appears at the end.
The episode numbers given first (pilot, 1, 2, 3, etc.) are the numbers used by
Bravo, Lynch/Frost, and in the short-form episode guide. The numbers in
parentheses (1000, 1001, 1002, etc.) are the episode numbers sometimes used in
alt.tv.t-p and in the long-form timeline/episode guide. The dates shown in
brackets are the first broadcast date on Bravo.
Pilot (1000) [06/11/93]:
"Welcome to Twin Peaks. My name is Margaret Lanterman. I live in Twin
Peaks. I am known as the Log Lady. There is a story behind that. There
are many stories in Twin Peaks--some of them are sad, some funny. Some
of them are stories of madness, of violence. Some are ordinary. Yet
they all have about them a sense of mystery--the mystery of life.
Sometimes, the mystery of death. The mystery of the woods. The woods
surrounding Twin Peaks.
"To introduce this story, let me just say it encompasses the all-- it is
beyond the 'fire', though few would know that meaning. It is a story of
many, but begins with one--and I knew her.
"The one leading to the many is Laura Palmer. Laura is the one."
Episode 1 (1001) [06/18/93]:
"I carry a log--yes. Is it funny to you? It is not to me. Behind all
things are reasons. Reasons can even explain the absurd. Do we have
tbe time to learn the reasons behind the human being's varied behavior?
I think not. Some take the time. Are they called detectives?
"Watch--and see what life teaches."
Episode 2 (1002) [06/25/93]:
"Sometime ideas, like men, jump up and say 'hello'. They introduce
themselves, these ideas, with words. Are they words? These ideas
speak so strangely.
"All that we see in this world is based on someone's ideas. Some ideas
are destructive, some are constructive. Some ideas can arrive in the
form of a dream. I can say it again: some ideas arrive in the form of
Episode 3 (1003) [07/02/93]:
"There is a sadness in this world, for we are ignorant of many
things. Yes, we are ignorant of many beautiful things--things like
the truth. So sadness, in our ignornace, is very real.
"The tears are real. What is this thing called a tear? There are
even tiny ducts--tear ducts--to produce these tears should the
sadness occur. Then the day when the sadness comes--then we ask:
'Will this sadness which makes me cry--will this sadness that makes
my heart cry out--will it ever end?'
"The answer, of course, is yes. One day the sadness will end."
Episode 4 (1004) [07/09/93]:
"Even the ones who laugh are sometimes caught without an answer:
these creatures who introduce themselves but we swear we have met
them somewhere before.
"Yes, look in the mirror. What do you see? Is it a dream, or a
nightmare? Are we being introduced against our will? Are they
"I can see the smoke. I can smell the fire. The battle is drawing
Episode 5 (1005) [07/16/93]:
"I play my part on my stage. I tell what I can to form the perfect
answer. But that answer cannot come before all are ready to hear.
So I tell what I can to form the perfect answer.
"Sometimes my anger at the fire is evident. Sometimes it is not
anger, really. It may appear as such, but could it be a clue?
The fire I speak of is not a kind fire."
Episode 6 (1006) [07/23/93]:
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet there are those who
open many eyes. Eyes are the mirror of the soul, someone has said.
So we look closely at the eyes to see the nature of the soul.
"Somewimes when we see the eyes--those horrible times when we see
the eyes, eyes that ... that have no soul--then we know a darkness,
then we wonder: where is the beauty? There is none if the eyes
Episode 7 (1007) [07/30/93]:
"A drunken man walks in a way that is quite impossible for a sober
man to imitate, and vice versa. An evil man has a way, no matter
how clever--to the trained eye, his way will show itself.
"Am I being too secretive? No. One can never answer questions at
the wrong moment. Life, like music, has a rhythm. This particular
song will end with three sharp notes, like deathly drumbeats."
Episode 8 (2001) [08/06/93]:
"Hello again. Can you see through a wall? Can you see through human
skin? X-rays see through solid, or so-called solid objects. There
are things in life that exist, and yet our eyes cannot see them.
Have you ever seen something startling that others cannot see? Why
are some things kept from our vision? Is life a puzzle?
"I am filled with questions. Sometimes my questions are answered.
In my heart, I can tell if the answer is correct. I am my own judge.
"In a dream, are all the characters really you? Different aspects of
you? Do answers come in dreams?
"One more thing: I grew up in the woods. I understand many things
because of the woods. Trees standing together, growing alongside one
another, providing so much.
"I chew pitch gum. On the outside, let's say of the ponderosa pine,
sometimes pitch oozes out. Runny pitch is no good to chew. Hard,
brittle pitch is no good. But in between there exists a firm,
slightly crusted pitch with such a flavor. This is the pitch I chew."
Episode 9 (2002) [08/13/93]
"As above, so below. The human being finds himself, or herself, in
the middle. There is as much space outside the human, proportionately,
"Stars, moons, and planets remind us of protons, neutrons, and
electrons. Is there a bigger being walking with all the stars
within? Does our thinking affect what goes on outside us, and
what goes on inside us? I think it does.
"Where does creamed corn figure into the workings of the universe?
What really *is* creamed corn? Is it a symbol for something else?"
Episode 10 (2003) [08/20/93]
"Letters are symbols. They are building blocks of words which
form our languages. Languages help us communicate. Even with
complicated languages used by intelligent people, misunderstanding
is a common occurrence.
"We write things down sometimes--letters, words--hoping they will
serve us and those with whom we wish to communicate. Letters and
words, calling out for understanding."
Episode 11 (2004) [08/27/93]
"Miscommunication sometimes leads to arguments, and arugments
sometimes lead to fights. Anger is usually present in arguments
and fights. Anger is an emotion, usually classified as a negative
emotion. Negative emotions can cause severe problems in our
environment and to the health of our body.
"Happiness, usually classified as a positive emotion, can bring
good health to our body, and spread positive vibrations into our
environment. Sometimes when we are ill, we are not on our best
behavior. By ill, I mean any of the following: physically ill,
emotionally ill, mentally ill, and/or spiritually ill."
Episode 12 (2005) [09/03/93]
"Sometimes nature plays tricks on us and we imagine we are
something other than what we truly are. Is this a key to life
in general? Or the case of the two-headed schizophrenic?
Both heads thought the other was following itself. Finally,
when one head wasn't looking, the other shot the other right
between the eyes, and, of course, killed himself."
Episode 13 (2006) [09/10/93]
"Sometimes we want to hide from ourselves--we do not want to
be us--it is too difficult to be us. It is at these times that
we turn to drugs or alcohol or behavior to help us forget that
we are ourselves.
"This of course is only a temporary solution to a problem which
is going to keep returning, and sometimes these temporary
solutions are worse for us than the original problem.
"Yes, it is a dilemma. Is there an answer? Of course there is:
as a wise person said with a smile: 'The answer is within the
Episode 14 (2007) [09/17/93]
"A poem as lovely as a tree:
As the night wind blows, the boughs move to and fro.
The rustling, the magic rustling that brings on the dark dream.
The dream of suffering and pain.
Pain for the victim, pain for the inflicter of pain.
A circle of pain, a circle of suffering.
Woe to the ones who behold the pale horse."
Episode 15 (2008) [09/24/93]
"Food is interesting. For instance, why do we need to eat? Why
are we never satisfied with just the right amount of food to
maintain good health and proper energy? We always seem to want
more and more.
"When eating too much, the proper balance is disturbed and ill
health follows. Of course, eating too little food throws the
balance off in the opposite direction and there is the ill
health coming at us again.
"Balance is the key. Balance is the key to many things. Do we
understand balance? The word 'balance' has seven letters.
Seven is difficult to balance, but not impossible if we are
able to divide. There are, of course, the pros and cons of
Episode 16 (2009) [10/01/93]
"So now the sadness comes--the revelation. There is a depression
after an answer is given. It was almost fun not knowing. Yes,
now we know. At least we know what we sought in the beginning.
"But there is still the question: why? And this question will
go on and on until the final answer comes. Then the knowing is
so full, there is no room for questions."
Episode 17 (2010) [10/08/93]
"Complications set in--yes, complications. How many times have
we heard: 'it's simple'. Nothing is simple. We live in a world
where nothing is simple. Each day, just when we think we have
a handle on things, suddenly some new element is introduced and
everything is complicated once again.
"What is the secret? What is the secret to simplicity, to the
pure and simple life? Are our appetites, our desires undermining
us? Is the cart in front of the horse?"
Episode 18 (2011) [10/15/93]
"Is life like a game of chess? Are our present moves important
for future success? I think so. We paint our future with every
present brush stroke.
"Painting. Colors. Shapes. Textures. Composition. Repetition
of shapes. Contrast. Let nature guide us. Nature is the great
teacher. Who is the principal?
"Sometimes jokes are welcome. Like the one about the kid who
said: 'I enjoyed school. It was just the principal of the thing.'"
Episode 19 (2012) [10/22/93]
"Is a dog man's best friend? I had a dog. The dog was large.
It ate my garden, all the plants, and much earth. The dog ate
so much earth it died. Its body went back to the earth. I have
a memory of this dog. The memory is all that I have left of my
dog. He was black--and white."
Episode 20 (2013) [10/29/93]
"My husband died in a fire. No one can know my sorrow. My love is
gone. Yet, I feel him near me. Sometimes I can almost see him. At
night when the wind blows, I think of what he might have been. Again
I wonder: why?
"When I see a fire, I feel my anger rising. This was not a friendly
fire. This was not a forest fire. It was a fire *in the woods*.
This is all I am permitted to say."
Episode 21 (2014) [11/05/93]
"The heart--it is a physical organ, we all know. But how much more
an emotional organ--this we also know. Love, like blood, flows from
the heart. Are blood and love related? Does a heart pump blood as
it pumps love? Is love the blood of the universe?"
Episode 22 (2015) [11/12/93]
"A death mask. Is there a reason for a death mask? It is barely a
physical resemblance--in death, the muscles so relaxed, the face so
without the animating spark. A death mask is almost an intrusion
on a beautiful memory. And yet, who could throw away the casting
of a loved one? Who would not want to study it longingly, as the
distance freight train blows its mournful tone?"
Episode 23 (2016) [11/19/93]
"A hotel. A nightstand. A drawer pull on the drawer. A drawer
pull of a nightstand in the room of a hotel. What could possibly
be happening on or in this drawer pull? How many drawer pulls
exist in this world? Thousands, maybe millions.
"What is a drawer pull? This drawer pull--why is it featured so
prominently in a life or in a death of one woman who was caught
in a web of power? Can a victim of power end in any way connected
to a drawer pull? How can this be?"
Episode 24 (2017) [11/26/93]
"Sometimes--well, let's say all times--things are changing. We
are judged as human beings on how we treat our fellow human beings.
How do you treat your fellow human beings? At night, just before
sleep, as you lay by yourself in the dark, how do you feel about
yourself? Are you proud of your behavior? Are you ashamed of
your behavior? You know in your heart if you have hurt someone--
you know. If you have hurt someone, don't wait another day before
making things right. The world could break apart with sadness
in the meantime."
Episode 25 (2018) [12/03/93)
"The beautiful thing about treasure is that it exists. It exists
to be found. How beautiful it is to find treasure. Where is the
treasure, that when found, leaves one eternally happy? I think
we all know it exists. Some say it is inside us--inside us one
and all. That would be strange. It would be so near. Then why
is it so hard to find, and so difficult to attain?"
Episode 26 (2019) [12/10/93]
"Pie. Whoever invented the pie? Here was a great person. In
Twin Peaks, we specialize in cherry pie and huckleberry pie. We
do have many other types of pie, and at the Double R Diner, Norma
knows how to make them all better than anyone I have ever known.
"I hope Norma likes me. I know I like her and respect her. I have
spit my pitch gum out of my mouth onto her walls and floors and
sometimes onto her booths. Sometimes I get angry and do things
I'm not proud of. I do love Norma's pies. I love pie *with* coffee."
Episode 27 (2020) [12/17/93]
"There are clues everywhere--all around us. But the puzzle maker
is clever. The clues, although surrounding us, are somehow mistaken
for something else. And the something else--the *wrong* interpretation
of the clues--we call our world. Our world is a magical smoke
screen. How should we interpret the happy song of the meadowlark,
or the robust flavor of a wild strawberry?"
Episode 28 (2021, Part 1) [12/24/93]
(Holding log directly in front of her, instead of the usual position
cradled in her arms.)
"A log is a portion of a tree. (Turning end of log to camera.)
At the end of a crosscut log--many of you know this--there are rings.
Each ring represents one year in the life of the tree. How long it
takes to a grow a tree!
"I don't mind telling you some things. Many things I, I musn't say.
Just notice that my fireplace is boarded up. (She glances over her
right shoulder at the fireplace and the camera moves over to it,
where we see the opening covered by plywood.) There will never be
a fire there.
"On the mantelpiece, in that jar, are some of the ashes of my husband.
(Camera pans up to the mantel where we see a vase, a pipe stand, and
some old pictures--none recognizable.)
(Camera pans back down to Log Lady.) "My log hears things I cannot
hear. But my log tells me about the sounds, about the new words.
Even though it has stopped growing larger, my log is aware."
Episode 29 (2021, Part 2) [12/24/93]
"And now, an ending. Where there was once one, there are now two.
Or were there always two?
"What is a reflection? A chance to see two? When there are chances
for reflections, there can always be two--or more. Only when we are
everywhere will there be just one.
"It has been a pleasure speaking to you."
(Throughout the above, the camera has been slowing zooming in until
only the Log Lady's face is framed. As she finishes speaking, the
camera continues to zoom in. As it gets closer and closer, the Log
Lady looks nervously up, down, and to her left, before staring
straight ahead as the camera moves in through her left (our right)
glass frame. As the iris of her left eye fills the screen, the
screen turns completely white, then we hear a hissing sound, and then
a 'door slamming' sound as the screen turns from white to black.)
TP broadcast schedule on Bravo:
- Bravo will have a marathon showing of the pilot and first 8 episodes
(11 hours total) on January 1, from 2 PM EST/11 AM PST until
1 AM EST/10 PM PST.
This will be followed by a showing Lynch's film "The Elephant Man"
at 1 AM EST/10 PM PST.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! January 1 is the kickoff day for Bravo's new
24-hour broadcasting--not all cable systems will be capable of carrying
Bravo's signal all day long (on many systems, the channel assigned to
Bravo is "shared" with another service during Bravo's current off hours).
Be sure to check with your cable system on whether they will be carrying
24-hour Bravo service on January 1.
- Starting January 3, Bravo will be rebroadcasting the entire series on
a DAILY basis (Monday through Friday), one episode per day, at
4 PM EST/1 PM PST. See detailed schedule below.
Again, this timeslot is before Bravo's current broadcasting schedule.
If you plan on trying to tape the series, check with your cable system
NOW to find out their plans for converting to 24-hour Bravo broadcasting.
For those unfamiliar with it, Bravo is a cable channel devoted to the
performing arts, foreign/"art house" films, BBC series, and the like. On most
cable systems (96%), it is offered as a basic (free) channel. There are a few
cable systems (most notably New York City) where it is a pay channel.
Bravo is part of the Rainbow Programming company, which also provides the
American Movie Classics (AMC) channel. Contact your cable operator if you
don't currently get Bravo, or contact Bravo at:
Rainbow Programming Holdings, Inc.
150 Crossways Park West
Woodbury, NY 11797
phone (516) 364-2222
Saturday, January 1: marathon showing of pilot and episodes 1-8 (1000 - 2001)
(eleven hours total)
Mon., January 3: pilot (1000) (two hours)
Tue., January 4: episode 1 (1001)
Wed., January 5: episode 2 (1002)
Thu., January 6: episode 3 (1003)
Fri., January 7: episode 4 (1004)
Mon., January 10: episode 5 (1005)
Tue., January 11: episode 6 (1006)
Wed., January 12: episode 7 (1007)
Thu., January 13: episode 8 (2001) (two hours)
Fri., January 14: episode 9 (2002)
Mon., January 17: episode 10 (2003)
Tue., January 18: episode 11 (2004)
Wed., January 19: episode 12 (2005)
Thu., January 20: episode 13 (2006)
Fri., January 21: episode 14 (2007)
Mon., January 24: episode 15 (2008)
Tue., January 25: episode 16 (2009)
Wed., January 26: episode 17 (2010)
Thu., January 27: episode 18 (2011)
Fri., January 28: episode 19 (2012)
Mon., January 31: episode 20 (2013)
Tue., February 1: episode 21 (2014)
Wed., February 2: episode 22 (2015)
Thu., February 3: episode 23 (2016)
Fri., February 4: episode 24 (2017)
Mon., February 7: episode 25 (2018)
Tue., February 8: episode 26 (2019)
Wed., February 9: episode 27 (2020)
Thu., February 10: episode 28 (2021, Part 1)
Fri., February 11: episode 29 (2021, Part 2)
Then the whole series will start again on Monday, February 14.
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