2. INT. GREAT NORTHERN CORRIDOR - NIGHT
Cooper and Albert sit at the table arrayed with breakfast foods. Griddlecakes, orange juice, coffee. Cooper eats, expounds. Albert listens.
Buddhist tradition reached the Land of Snow in the fifth
century A.D. The first Tibetan king to be touched by the
Dharma was Ha-tho-tho-ri gnyan-btsan. He, and all
succeeding kings were known collectively as the Happy
Generations. Some histories place the King in the water
snake year of 213 A.D. Others in 173 A.D. A water-ox
year. Amazing, isn't it? The Happy Generations.
Cooper takes a sip of hot coffee, beams. Albert, deadpan, just stares for a very long beat. Then, finally:
Agent Cooper. I'm thrilled to pieces that the Dharma
came to King Ho-Ho and the Land of Schmoes. I really
am. But right now I'm trying hard to focus on the more
immediate problems of our own century. Right here in
You'd be surprised by the connections between the two.
Color me amazed.
(on to business)
Ronette Pulaski has come out of her coma.
I'm thinking Ronette has quite a story to tell, once she
regains her ability to speak.
She's not talking.
Wakened, but silent. Probably shock.
Cooper pulls two police sketches out of his briefcase. Leo Johnson. And Bob, the long-haired man.
I intend to show her these.
(re appropriate sketch)
Leo Johnson. And Bob - the man Sarah Palmer saw in her
vision. The man who came to me in my dream.
(the usual sour sarcasm)
Has anyone seen 'Bob' on Earth in the last few weeks?
Cooper takes a big bite of griddlecake. Albert produces a report, speaks while referring to it:
Fine. I performed the autopsy on Jacques Renault.
Contents of the deceased's stomach revealed beer cans, a
Maryland license plate, half a bicycle tire, a goat, and a
small wooden puppet. Goes by the name of Pinocchio.
You're making a joke.
I like to think of myself as one of the Happy Generations.
Well, ok, maybe not, but between Twin Peaks, RoboCop, Star Trek III, and a number of other credits I'm not taking the seconds necessary to look up. . . ok, yes, I'm bored again. And trying to convince myself that since I have TP on VHS, there's really no need to add the DVD collection to my Amazon Wish List.