Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.2 

Agent Cooper receives unwanted help and unwelcome news, and Audrey gets into deeper trouble.


David Lynch


Mark Frost (created by), David Lynch (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (credit only)
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Still investigating Cooper's shooting, Albert Rosenfield tells Cooper that his former partner and mentor, Windom Earle, has escaped from an insane asylum and may come after him. Meanwhile, Donna meets the mysterious Mrs. Tremond and her weird grandson on Laura meals-on-wheels route who direct Donna to the home of Harold Smith who was a special friend of Laura's. Ronnette Pulaski awakens from her coma, but is not responsive. With Catherine missing and presumed dead, Ben and Jerry Horne debate destroying the sawmill ledgers, while Leland apparently ruins the business deal with the Icelandic businessmen by letting the slip about the sawmill fire. Andy angrily tells Lucy that he's sterile and wants an explanation why she's pregnant. Bobby persuades Shelly not to press domestic abuse charges at the brain-damaged Leo so they can take care of him and live off the insurance money. At One-Eyed Jacks, Audrey blows her cover when she interrogates Emmory Battis and learns how Laura came to work ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Austin Jack Lynch: The little boy who is practicing "magic" is played by David Lynch's son and is made up to look like a small version of the director. See more »


Audrey Horne: Talk, Emory! I want to know everything. About you, Laura, Ronnette, One-Eyed Jacks.
Emory Battis: All right! I work for the owner of One-Eyed Jacks.
Audrey Horne: Who is?
Emory Battis: That's all you need to know. I work for the owner of One-Eyed Jacks.
Audrey Horne: [strangles Emory with an electric cord] Who is?
Emory Battis: [gagging] Your father! Ben Horne! He owns this place. He owns everything in Twin Peaks, including me. I run girls through the perfume counter at Horne's Department Store. That's how I recruited Laura Palmer and Ronnette Pulaski.
Audrey Horne: Did Laura ...
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References Jaws (1975) See more »


Just You and I
Performed by Angelo Badalamenti
Vocals by James Marshall, Sheryl Lee and Lara Flynn Boyle
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the owls are not what they seem...
6 October 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Following the fantastically absurdist season two premiere, David Lynch continues his role as director and shows off even more moments of the horrific and hilarious. He's a movie magician with plenty of tricks up his sleeve, including wild avant garde dream sequences, disappearing creamed corn, and plenty more bizzarities. This episode delves deep into the darkness and mysticism of Twin Peaks while also maintaining a strong sense of humor throughout. Major Briggs gets a bigger role and reveals himself to be not only one of the show's most likable and respectable characters, but also one of its most iconic and essential. Throug further plot developments, his role in the series was soon to become highly important, and he remains one of the few successfully strong elements of the mostly underwhelming/disappointingly inferior mid second season, but, luckily, we aren't THERE just yet.

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