'Through the darkness of futures past
The magician longs to see
One chants out between two worlds
Fire walk with me'
(end of episode 6, series 2)
As I continue to watch Twin Peaks, explicit references to magic crop up again and again.
One of the most startling scenes occurs when Donna pays a visit to an old woman, whose grandson is studying magic. The grandson, sitting in a large armchair wearing formal evening wear, looks remarkably like a young Lynch. He performs a somewhat impossible trick, making the cream-corn vanish from the plate into his hands. Shortly after, he intones the refrain that will continue through a few episodes: 'J'ai une âme solitaire' (I am a lonely soul).