Today, to start the third full week of #atozchallenge posts, I’m giving a place in my B to Z of Twin Peaks to one of the most consistently bonkers and oddball characters in the show.
One of the things that makes Twin Peaks such an immersive experience, is the way the supporting cast of disparate characters and their overlapping storylines are woven into the main plot, infusing the whole series with a unique atmosphere which is distinctly Lynchian.
Nadine Hurley is the wife of gas station owner and Bookhouse Boy, Big Ed Hurley and we discover early on that she has some interesting…quirks, for want of a better word.
Loud, brash, prone to extreme mood swings, fond of surreal non sequiturs and sporting an eye patch, the first time we see Nadine she is berating the long-suffering Ed for not helping with her latest brilliant idea; silent drape runners.
We soon discover that Ed and Nadine’s marriage is a strange and fragile thing, events tragically coming to a head as a result of the same obsession with silencing those pesky drape runners.
And after that, Nadine’s story gets even more peculiar.
Anyway here she is, bumping into Norma Jennings, (by coincidence, Big Ed’s mistress) on her way to add the final vital component to her invention.