For the Y post in the #atozchallenge, I’m pushing my luck again, to crowbar another daft subplot into the B to Z of Twin Peaks.
After living a life of venal ambition and greed, culminating in events so traumatic they prompt a mental breakdown, Benjamin Horne becomes convinced he’s a civil war general.
Yes, he actually thinks he’s in the southern army, fighting against the Yankees, only this time the South is winning and this entire unhinged fantasy takes place in Horne’s office at the Great Northern Hotel.
Hippy psychiatrist, Dr Jacoby enlists the help of Bobby Briggs and Ben’s daughter, Audrey Horne to reenact parts of his delusion, in order to help him regain his sanity.
Here’s a short clip of the surreal role-play therapy in action; take it away boys…
And here’s Ben in typically dramatic pose, flying the flag for The Woolhouse Boys.