Critic Consensus: "Part 3" shifts Twin Peaks' signature strangeness into an intoxicating new gear while narrowing the season's off-kilter narrative focus.
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Again I ask: how am I, or anyone, supposed to "recap" a mashup of a visual art installation on LSD meets the weirdest dream you ever had?
Well, that was a pleasant surprise. After a challenging season opener that wove a web of fear across its two-hour running time, the tone of this episode felt like a return to the Twin Peaks of old, in which light and dark were held carefully in balance.
What we're saying is that the descent into madness is real, as of Episode 3, and while we're only 22 percent through the season, it seems likely that this level of weirdness is likely to be maintained - if not escalated.
What's becoming more and more evident as the new Peaks progresses is that the series is, in large part, a repository for Lynch's subconscious, past and present.
The irregular structure of the first few episodes further lends to the magnetism of both series and filmmaker, and yet the manner in which it unfolds still requires considerable investment on behalf of the viewer as Lynch goes full in.
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