The final full week of this year’s #atozchallenge starts off with another double header in my B to Z of Twin Peaks, taking one character from each end of the story so far, chronologically speaking.
Teresa Banks only appears in the prequel movie, Fire Walk With Me, but she is the reason Special Agent Dale Cooper comes to Twin Peaks in the first place.
Cooper is convinced Teresa and Laura Palmer are both victims of the same killer and thinks his insights into the mind of Teresa’s murderer will helps direct his investigation, while searching for Laura’s.
Thomas Eckhardt, on the other hand, doesn’t arrive in town until the second half of season two and his appearance sets off a chain of events that we will only really find out the full extent of when the show returns, in a little less than a month’s time.
Eckhardt is a South African tycoon who was in business with Andrew Packard, before Andrew’s mysterious death in a boating accident. He comes to Twin Peaks in search of his “property”, Josie Packard, whom he claims to have rescued from a life of poverty on the streets of Hong Kong.
Here he is, sporting a rather fetching Woolhouse Boys scarf.