Networks of Twin Peaks: the Dale Cooper Effect

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In this work, we analyse character networks in the cult TV show Twin Peaks. In the small-scale community network of Twin Peaks we discovered a new storytelling network phenomenon we called the Dale Cooper Effect, a phase transition in network structure. It is a sharp demarcation between the two statistically and topologically distinct networks of characters, where the point of demarcation is the protagonist himself (Special Agent Dale Cooper) introduced as a median character.

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