Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.11 

Major Briggs is missing. Agents Denise Bryson and Roger Hardy investigate Cooper's activities at One-Eyed Jack's. Sheriff Truman stands up for him. Cooper learns about the legend of the Black and White Lodges from Hawk.


Duwayne Dunham


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) (credit only)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (credit only)
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (credit only)
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


Following the mysterious disappearance of Major Briggs, Cooper and Truman investigate his research with the Air Force which was involved in classified dealings with paranormal events which includes an unofficial search for a place called the White Lodge and the Black Lodge. Cooper refuses to offer a defense to Agent Hardy and instead confuses the IA agent with more mystical talk. Later, a transvestite DEA agent, named Dennis (Denise) Bryson, arrives to investigate the drug charges against Cooper. All of Twin Peaks gathers for the wedding of Doug Milford to a young gold digger, named Lana Budding. On the road, James stops in a small town several miles from Twin Peaks where a young wealthy heiress, named Evelyn Marsh, picks him up and offers him a job to fix her husband's car. Back in Twin Peaks, Nadine tries to win Mike Nelson's affections with her super-human strength which instead nets the eyes of the school's wrestling coach. Ben Horne is further distraught after learning from Hank ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Duchovny's television debut. See more »


When Nicky blows the whipped cream onto Dick's face, Dick immediately wipes it off with his napkin. Nicky then spins Andy's barstool causing him to fly off onto the floor. The shot immediately cuts to a close-up of Dick laughing and the whipped cream is once again present on his left cheek. See more »


Evelyn Marsh: [in a bar] Headed somewhere?
James Hurley: I'm sorry?
Evelyn Marsh: Is there some place you're going to, or running from?
James Hurley: [laughs] You got the wrong guy. I'm alright.
Evelyn Marsh: Men are always alright. Right up until they pull the trigger. And then we watch the neighbors solemnly march out to the news cameras to tell us: "He was such a nice, quiet guy."
James Hurley: [chuckles] Well, I'm only quiet on the outside.
Evelyn Marsh: I can almost hear what's inside from here... Live nearby?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature an old black-and-white film reel of the groundbreaking at the Great Northern Hotel instead of the still photo of Laura Palmer. See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Attack of the Subplots
11 March 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

I've heard that by the middle of the second season of "Twin Peaks" it becomes fairly worse. After watching this episode, I suppose this is true.

While it wasn't really bad, there's a lot of new subplots and characters introduced in this episode that I simply do not care for. While I really enjoyed the wedding scene near the end and watching Benjiman Horne's life become increasingly worse and more absurdly comical is rather entertaining, and the scenes in which Dale Cooper needs to defend himself are pretty great (if only because Cooper is just such a fun and interesting character to watch), there's also other subplots added on that aren't very good or interesting, most annoyingly the one featuring this random woman in the red dress whose literally just saying pretentious stuff to James. Where's that going?

Overall, there's some funny and entertaining elements to this episode, as well as a lot of pointless and bad subplots. Hopefully, the last couple of episodes make the show become as great as it was before.

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