My wife was pretty upset with the episode - and she's the one who turned me on to the show in the first place. She told me once the show had a lot to do about making the viewer uncomfortable, and this episode certainly did that to her. Me, I enjoyed it just as I enjoy any avant-garde music I don't quite understand, but feel confident there's some sense in it, even if it's not immediately apparent. She digs weird stuff, but this went so far off the charts she was almost totally lost. I also have very little idea what all that meant, but I'm very much a novice when it comes to film appreciation. But anything that fucks with my head to that degree is welcome any time.
There's definitely some sense in. But it's not adhering to the usual television that everyone's accustomed. Very much like the first two seasons, it's reinventing the medium for the 21st century.
Also, it is important to get familiar with the feature film Fire Walk With Me to an extent...I'm missing some pieces in the Missing Pieces section of the Blu-ray (I don't have that) as well as The Secret History book by Mark Frost
Bob is pretty much the manifestation of "Evil things that men do" and what better way to encapsulate that notion by being spawned by the most destructive weapon known to man...the atomic bomb. It seems to have opened a portal, and enter this plane they do
So the Giant from the White Lodge/Purple Place is distraught when he views the detonation, and he gives the world an angel (Laura Palmer), almost like a Christ-like figure. I
So I think the creature that emerges from the egg in the desert the first corporeal manifestation of Bob...remember a few episodes back when you see Gordon with the iconic atomic bomb poster and on the other side is a blown up photo of Kafka...here we are at the first stage of metamorphosis when the creature crawls into the sleeping girl's mouth. The genesis of Bob could only be surreally dealt with in context of a conventional series. Surely we'll get back to the groove of the first 7 episodes, but I feel this might be the most important episode yet. It's more of an experience, and I'm so tickled that Lynch still defies convention in an artful, innovative way. Bravo to Episode 8... Lynch and Frost are fucking killing it