First off, it’s still incredible to note that this aired on network television in the 1990s. To anyone who never watched the show, they might not make a whole lot of sense, but they are an interesting example of exploring a mystery in a non-linear, intuative narrative.
This was a show that you either loved or hated. It broke radically from television norms, not to mention crime show norms, and used dream-like symbolism and logic to solve the murder of a beloved high school girl in a small Washington state town. An eccentric FBI agent uses unorthodox techniques to investigate the crime. Exploring this dream space called “The Black Lodge” is one of them.
*Seeing the dwarf and the giant sitting together reminds me of a book on Jungian analysis that I read many years ago. He believed that giants and dwarves represented disturbances in the space-time continuum.