The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Lynch clearly makes a reference to this film, not only with the name of the main character but also by mentioning the bird Waldo and Lydecker. In Otto Premingers film there is a character named Waldo Lydecker.
Fire Walk With Me begins with the investigation of Teresa Banks' murder. Special Agent Chester Desmond and Sam Stanley meet up with Gordon Cole for the details of this murder. After seeing a red haired lady making a sour face and dancing they head off towards to the town where Teresa died. Chester and Sam meet the unfriendly local police. They try to impede their investigation but Chester forces his way to the Sheriff. He persuades the Sheriff to hand over all the evidence of the investigation.
Chester and Sam go to the nearby shack which is a morgue. Sam does a rudimentary autopsy thereby discovering the letter T underneath a fingernail. She is also missing a ring indicated by the tan line on the finger. Afterwords the two head towards the diner since it's very early in the morning. They talk a while with the smoking waitress that worked with Teresa. She insinuates that Teresa was heavy into drugs and that her death was an accident. Nearby an old man, with a young lady, repeatedly asks the detective duo if they are talking about that girl that was murdered. Sam asks Chester if they should question the old man, so Chester asks Sam for the time while he holds a cup of coffee. On automatic, Sam pulls the cup over his lap. Chester apologizes and makes sure to point out that Sam is tired. They head off to Teresa's trailer park.
Sam and Chester
Outside of the door of the trailer park proprietor there are many signs that says not to disturb before 9am. They notice quickly after knocking on the door. Immediately they pull out their badges as the owner angrily opens the door. He calms down when he sees that they are FBI agents and complains how Teresa is giving him more work. He leads them to the trailer and letting them inside. On the side of the fridge is a picture of Teresa which Chester becomes entranced with. Shortly after an old woman, with an ice pack over her eye, stands in the doorway. She stands there blankly being quiet to any conversation until eventually she leaves.
Later on Sam leaves to do a more detailed autopsy. Chester goes back to the trailer park. The Sheriff's trailer is somewhat close to Teresa's trailer. Underneath the trailer Chester reaches for the ring.
The scene shifts to a year later. Inside a FBI headquarters Dale Cooper tests the surveillance. He continually stands in front of the camera and goes into the nearby room looking at the feed. On the last time Phillip Jeffries walks past as Dale goes back into the room. In the feed Dale stands in his spot as Philip walks by. Dale runs to Gordon Cole's aid. Philip spouts some enigmatic things about Dale and disappears. Their only evidence he was there was the surveillance feed.
Laura Palmer goes to school, sniffs cocaine in the bathroom, and has sex with James Hurley. Bobby Briggs confronts her about why she was missing for an hour. She insults him, he gets mad, but she pouts. He melts under her control and is back to happy.