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A look back – and ahead – at Twin Peaks

That gum you like? This Sunday, it’s coming back in style.But the question on everyone’s lips: what will it taste like? For 26 years, Twin Peaks has had two distinctive flavours: whereas Season 1 feels mostly like a stick of Big Red — a lean, crowd-pleasing slow burn with a cheeky kick — Season 2, for many audiences, is like chomping down an entire pack of Thrills: distinctive, certainly, but decidedly not for everybody.So what the hell’s happening in Twin Peaks? Once we found out who killed Laura Palmer nine episodes into Season 2 — a reveal infamously forced upon David Lynch and Mark Frost by network executives fearful of tanking ratings — the show, for better or for weirder, became a jumble of bizarre visuals, irrelevant subplots, and a fatal chess game between Dale Cooper and Windom Earle.And Season 3? The teasers that have been released look deliberately uncompromising. “It’s not like television,” Lynch told French program L’Hebdo cinema in a recent interview. “It’s like a film that goes on: a continuing story.”With the series returning Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime in the U.S. and CraveTV Canada, we look back and ahead.Article Continued BelowWhere we left offSpoiler alert: The final episode of Season 2 concludes with a delightfully mad scene. Agent Cooper slams his forehead into his bathroom mirror and staring back at him is Killer BOB. Blood streaming down his face, Coop laughs maniacally while shouting repeatedly, “How’s Annie? How’s Annie?”While Heather Graham is not on the cast list for Season 3, it seems particularly odd that her character, Annie Blackburn, would simply be written out of the show — especially given her role as Cooper’s love interest. To be fair, Lynch isn’t the type of writer to answer cliffhanger questions in any sort of conventional way, but casting surprises could be just the thing to throw us off the trail. Meanwhile, another question lingers: Does Coop have an adult child in Season 3?

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