The 'Twin Peaks' Revival Just Lost Its Most Important Player

Bye, bye, Mr. American Cherry Pie...

That "Twin Peaks" show you like is coming back — but right now, it's missing some very important style points.

Showtime's plan to revive the legendary TV show for a third season remains in effect, but without the man responsible for killing Laura Palmer. No, not [IDENTITY OF LAURA'S KILLER REACTED BECAUSE IT'S A HUGE TWIST AND WE'RE NOT SPOILING IT, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DECADES AGO]. We're talking about someone even more important: David Lynch, the show's creator.

There were rumblings of creative disagreements between Lynch and Showtime over the past few weeks, and over the weekend, those rumblings spilled out of Lynch's fingertips and onto Twitter:

There you have it: Lynch has fire walked away from "Twin Peaks." But is it a permanent departure? For their part, Showtime issued a statement making it clear they're hoping for Lynch's return:

“We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. Showtime also loves the world of 'Twin Peaks' and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”

Perhaps Lynch is flexing his muscles in public, enacting a clever plan straight out of the Agent Cooper playbook to bring Showtime to his side. Or maybe he really has abandoned the project. For now, at least, Lynch is off of "Twin Peaks," and if it remains that way, then is there any real reason to revisit this weird Washington town? We've seen "Twin Peaks" without Lynch in the past, and it wasn't pretty; as much as fans want to return to the Black and White Lodges and all the mysteries contained within, is it worth investigating if the erstwhile Agent Gordon Cole isn't along for the ride?