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"I've already gone places. I just want to stay where I am."―Carl Rodd[src]
Carl Rodd is the owner of Fat Trout Trailer Park which was home to Teresa Banks and allegedly two generations of the Chalfont family. Carl is a heroic smoker and makes an incredibly strong pot of coffee. His irritability masks a deeper concern, that is unfortunately hampered by a reluctance to get involved. Carl was the last person to see FBI Special Agent Chester Desmond.
During an earthquake/tsunami in Anchorage, he was reported missing and was rescued by a group of Aleuts, whom he lived with for five months. He claimed to have had a spiritual conversion during this time and married an Aleut woman, who later died in childbirth along with their child.
After this, he wandered until settling in Yellowknife, where he worked as a tracker, wrote poems and songs, and occasionally performed. He also was hired to do stunts in movies during this time.
Rodd returned to Twin Peaks in the 1980s and eventually settled at the Fat Trout Trailer Park in Deer Meadow, Washington, and soon became the trailer park's owner. The Twin Peaks Post began to occasionally record quotes from Carl in a section called "Carl Said It."
FBI Agents Chester Desmond and Sam Stanley come to his trailer before 9:00 in February 1988, despite explicit instructions on his front door to never do this. They asked to see the trailer that belonged to Teresa Banks, a teenager that was found murdered. He reluctantly took them there and made them coffee. As the men investigated, an old woman came to the trailer and left when Desmond asked her about Teresa. Rodd told Desmond "I've already gone places. I just want to stay where I am."
The next day, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper came looking for Desmond, who had apparently disappeared. Cooper went to a spot where an old woman named Mrs. Chalfont and her grandson stayed. He went with Cooper to Desmond's abandoned car, which had the words "Let's rock" scrawled across the windshield.
Rodd remained at the trailer park 25 years later and drove into Twin Peaks one day, where he witnessed a young boy killed by a speeding truck. He saw a gold aura float from the boy's body and he went to comfort the mother.
Behind the scenesEdit
Carl Rodd was played by character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who has also appeared in David Lynch's films The Cowboy and the Frenchman, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, Inland Empire, and television series Hotel Room.
Stanton reprised the role in the 2017 series of Twin Peaks. He was seen in a teaser released on May 4, 2017.
Twin Peaks (2017)Edit