Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.15 

Agent Cooper finds out who shot him and gets help with his deadly chess game against Windom Earle.


Diane Keaton


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


James becomes a fugitive when Evelyn's husband is found murdered. James teams up with Donna to try to prove his innocence, while Evelyn is pressured by her abusive boyfriend, Malcolm, to continue their charade of playing the "victims" to James's doings. Back in Twin Peaks, Albert Rosenfield arrives to deliver to Cooper and Truman the classified file on the fugitive Windom Earle and of his motivations. Cooper asks Pete to help him in his chess moves to try to combat Earle's moves. Meanwhile, Catherine contacts Thomas Eckhardt who learns that Josie is now her maid and under her protection. Bobby and Shelly give their statement about Leo's rampage and disappearance, and also that Hank Jennings that was the one who shot Leo that night. Truman questions Josie about a murder back in Seattle, while Cooper finally learns that it was Josie who shot him that night after finding a black vicuña coat in her laundry. At Windom Earle's cabin, he holds the half-witted Leo against his will with an ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song Windom Earle plays on his bamboo flute is "Questions in a World of Blue" by Julee Cruise. The music in the scene where Harry tells Cooper the name of the dead vagrant alludes to the same melody, as does the saxophone music playing while Evelyn Marsh is blowing smoke rings. See more »


Jerry Horne: Now, Audrey, you know I was upset too, but there's some projects, both domestic and international, that *I*'d like a chance to develop. I mean, one man's crisis is another man's opportunity.
[kisses her forehead]
Audrey Horne: Let me tell you something, Uncle Jerry. We leave him the way he is, and I become executor of the estate.
Jerry Horne: Oh, Audrey, it's a little more complicated than that, sweetheart.
Audrey Horne: No it isn't. I examined his will, Jerry. If my father becomes incapacitated, it all goes to me when I'm old enough. ...
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Coop Under Assault/Lee Wins the Civil War
18 August 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are four plot lines at work here. First of all, Ben Horne thinks he is Robert E. Lee, and is in full battle mode, waiting for Grant to surrender. For some reason, his daughter, brother, Bobby, and the psychologist guy are playing along, trying to get him back to reality. Second, Windom Earle has Leo in a shack in the woods and is brainwashing him, in a sort of Bride of Frankenstein mode. Third, James has been framed by the beautiful but dangerous woman he tried to help and with whom he fell in love. However, things take a turn. And finally, Josie realizes that her dominator, whom she thought was dead, has come back to enslave her again. Katherine is also involved and Josie may have to make a move at some point and get herself out of that subservient position. If she's afraid for her life, she may have nothing to lose. She should enlist Harry now that she knows a little of the score.

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