The Giant apparently inhabits an elderly Room Service Waiter of the Great Northern Hotel (played by Hank Worden). Also, the Giant wears a similar outfit to the Waiter (who in himself is a ghostly semi-conscious entity who almost never appears in a crowd or within the guests rooms of the Great Northern). In the final episode, when Cooper has entered the Black Lodge, both the Waiter and the Giant appear and the latter confirms their identity, stating: "One and the same".Though the Giant's actions seem to be benevolent, he seems to be part of the evil Black Lodge, as he appears alongside of the Man from Another Place in the Lodge's waiting room. However, some have opined that the waiting room actually is a neutral location between the Black and the White Lodge. In his first appearance, the Giant refused Cooper's question of his whereabouts.
Cultural references Edit
- The Finnish Doom metal band Swallow the Sun's song The Giant refers to this character. Their album Ghosts of Loss also mentions Laura Palmer in another song.
- The outro track Transmission 3 after the song What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit) on the album Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow samples the voice of the Giant.
- The Giant's words to Cooper in the hotel bedroom are sampled on the classic ambient album Substrata by Biosphere. The phrase "Sorry to wake you... I forgot to tell you something... The things I tell you will not be wrong..." appears in the song 'The Things I Tell You'.
- In the Simpson's episode, Lisa's Sax, Homer is seen watching Twin Peaks in which The Giant is dancing with a white horse. Homer's response to this is "Brilliant! I have absolutely no idea what's going on.".