Jeffrey watches, fascinated, as the scene unfolds.
And Lynch is not what you'd call an actor's director.
The final noir touch is a wink from the director: a cartoony sweet robin, chewing on a bug.
And he is not always right.
MacLachlan brings a sense of innocence to this part that serves him well.
Here we have the general public settling down with picnic baskets to watch Rossellini enact humiliation.