Whereas the reveal and fast aftermath of Laura’s killer midway via the second season made for some fairly good TV, “Twin Peaks” did not appear to know what to do with itself afterward. The storylines grew more and more foolish, the scores plummeted, and the present would not get its third season till a full 25 years later. For “Misplaced” showrunner Damon Lindelof, it was a considerably ironic destiny for “Twin Peaks,” as a result of it was principally the alternative of what would occur to his personal present. Whereas the ABC executives pressured Lynch to resolve his central thriller a lot before he meant to, they’d later attempt to pressure Lindelof and the opposite “Misplaced” writers to tug the mysteries out for so long as doable.
“They have been identical to, ‘Do you perceive how arduous it’s to make a present that individuals need to watch? And folks just like the present, so why would we finish it?’ You do not do this. Like, you do not finish exhibits that persons are watching,” Lindelof defined in a 2020 Collider interview. For the primary few seasons, a lot of the behind-the-scenes conflicts round “Misplaced” centered across the writers eager to work in the direction of an ending for the present, and the community wanting to maintain it going indefinitely. Over a decade earlier, in the meantime, “Twin Peaks” could be cancelled although the present itself needed to maintain going. There have been nonetheless loads of questions left to be resolved, however with out the large central hook that was Laura’s homicide, normal audiences did not appear to care anymore.