Well, football season has started! I am very happy. Teams I am rooting for in the NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys (I've been a fan of Dak Prescott since he started playing in college), Houston Texans (because of Deshaun Watson, who I both love and hate. I hate because of Clemson beating Alabama in the Championship this year). We subscribed to NFL Game Pass so I can watch any game, it is just after the fact. Which is no problem if I don't look at the scores. And in college, Alabama, of course.
The Twin Peaks: The Return finale was mind-blowing! At first I was upset, but then I thought about it, and realized that it was a brilliant way to end the Season (hoping for a Season Four). My theory, which I developed before reading any of the forums:
In the original Twin Peaks, he hadn't decided who Laura's killer was until later in Season Two. He only told us who killed her because the network made him. He made things up as he went along. He would have gladly left us with no answer about who killed Laura at the conclusion of Season Two. As it was, he left us with a cliffhanger. He resurrected the series after 25 years because the timing matched what Laura said to Dale in the Red Room in Fire Walk With Me (FWWM).
FWWM was full of non sequiturs. In Season Three, he tried to imply it all ties together, it all makes sense, but I think he made it up as he went along, much like the other seasons.
Because he couldn't possibly live up to fans' expectations because the show is monumental (as was the case with Seinfeld), he decided to end with a cliffhanger. This saves him from criticism and because it was odd and up to an individual's interpretation, he looks profound. He will be critically praised and fans with analyze this for many years to come.
He really just wanted to fire up our imaginations, and get us talking and thinking outside the box/creatively. He has succeeded in doing this.
Lynch never gives answers. He didn't give answers for Mulholland Drive, his Magnum Opus. We can only speculate. So he is being true to form. Wrapping things up in a neat little package and giving us a happy ending does not match Lynch's at times misanthropic (but realistic, in my opinion) view of the world we live in.
My two cents.
After I developed my theory, I started reading Reddit forums. Many theories abound, many of which are plausible. I recommend the three seasons of Twin Peaks to anyone who has a good imagination and an open mind.