Oh yeah, The Missing Pieces is great. I wish none of the Jeffries/demon meeting scenes had been cut.
In FWWM, MIKE wants Laura to wear the ring, which would bond her to the Black Lodge. That’s why Cooper warns her not to put on the ring, but in the train car when BOB is about to possess her, she doesn’t really have a choice.
That’s why I think MIKE is a kind of lawful evil within the Black Lodge. He feeds on pain and sorrow but doesn’t mess with the internal order/logic of the Lodge. Whereas BOB is constantly trying to undermine the rules so he can have it all.