Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.21 

Leo commits a selfless act, risking his own life. Earle begins his endgame. Donna discovers her family's secret. Failing to decipher the map to the Black Lodge, Cooper and Truman rush to try and protect the life of Miss Twin Peaks.


Tim Hunter


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 (credit only)
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


Leo releases Major Briggs with a plea to save Shelly. Windom Earle finds out and retaliates by tying up Leo to a lethal device and leaves his cabin and Leo to an uncertain fate. The delusional and dehydrated Major Briggs is found by Deputy Hawk and returned to the police station where Briggs makes little sense about his captivity, but leaves clues to how to find the Black Lodge. Meanwhile, Ben continues to seek a path to goodness, while Audrey confides in him that her business trip to Seattle reveals the Twin Peaks Savings & Loan is supporting Catherine's development plans. Andrew and Pete manage to get the last silver box open to reveal a safety deposit key. Lana seduces Dick Tremayne to get him to vote for her in the beauty pageant while Mr. Pinkle rehearses dance moves with the other contestants. Nadine reveals to Dr. Jacoby that she wants to marry Mike Nelson as soon as Big Ed and Norma are married. Cooper and Truman discuss more about the power and significance of the Black Lodge... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 June 1991 (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?


Lorna MacMillan(one of the Miss Twin Peaks pageant contestants) was later cast in the prequel movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) as an an Angel in Red Room. See more »


The position of the metal box changes between shots when Pete tries to crush it in a vice. See more »


Deputy Andy Brennan: [Lucy has chosen Andy over Dick] My God, Lucy. I'm so honoured you made this decision. And I promise I'll be a great father. But right now, I've got to find Agent Cooper.
[He leaves]
Lucy Moran: Men.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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One of the best episodes of the series....
31 August 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Seeing as how there is one more episode to go until the end of Twin peaks, there is much anticipation to what will happen in the series. The 2nd to last episode is really great, the suspense and mystery evolving until the final scene of the episode is nerve-wracking, and there is nothing better to hope for than how this episode ended. I can only think of what will happen in the final episode, but this episode was brilliantly written and executed. I think the right person of the Miss Twin Peaks contest won. When the final episode rolls around, I will be very sad to see Twin Peaks end, but of course, it's legacy will always continue.

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