And now, more paced brilliance. We cut to an interior location we've never seen before to find an older woman sitting at a desk, sound asleep. A name plaque reading "new accounts" sits on her desk. From a door behind her, Audrey "Helena" Horne enters and bids an old, extremely-slow-walking man a "good morning." Oldest Man Ever asks if there's anything he can do for her. She walks to a locked gate in front of the vault, and unearths a pair of handcuffs from her bag, chaining herself to the gate. She tells him, "You can call the Twin Peaks Gazette" and ask to speak to the editor. He is confused. He is old. His glasses are black and gigantic. Audrey takes over: "Tell him that Audrey Horne has chained herself to the Twin Peaks Savings & Loan vault in protest of their financial ties to the Ghostwood Development Project and that I intend to stay here until a town meeting is held to debate the future of our environment and specifically the effect of the Ghostwood project upon it. K?" Old gets increasingly more flummoxed until Audrey gives him a chore he can handle: "And can I get a glass of water, please?" With agonizing slowness, Old walks to the farthest end of the room possible, talking almost a full minute to walk from the vault to the water cooler. Once there, he fills a glass, and turns around to walk very slowly back to her. Facing her again, he realizes she won't be able to drink the water, seeing as both hands are chained behind her, so he tips the glass forward and she takes a sip. Final tally on the water-bearing subplot: almost four full minutes. We like to call that "David Lynch's final fuck you to ABC," or, alternately, in the style of the big Time-Warner yanking of their ABC affiliates earlier this year, "David Lynch has taken ABC away from you." If you're ever on the hunt for one of those rare "it was funnier last February" kind of quips I know you people so enjoy.
Old returns to a desk right near the water cooler to put down the glass, but doubles back when he sees Brother Andrew and Pete enter the bank. Old screams, "You! But the funeral! And all of the flowers! And the choir boys!" Even Pete is done with the Magically Reappearing Brother Andrew bit, so he clears it up in a hurry -- "He's alive" -- and gets to the matter of opening the safety deposit box with the key from the cake plate. Andrew approaches Audrey and asks her why she's chained to the bank vault. She volleys, "Civil disobedience," and they push the gate and her open and enter the vault. The three stare for an excessively long period of time, until Old finally takes the key and offers to the find the box that they're looking for. He walks up to a box and hands the key back to Andrew, who informs Pete, "We've come to the end of the long road, Pete. And here we are." He opens the box to see a note, on which is written "Got you, Andrew. Love, Thomas." The note leans against a whole mess of wires, and as it starts to beep, the two back away in horror. Cut to an exterior bank shot, where an explosion sends the windows exploding and Old's black glasses sailing across the street and into a nearby tree.