Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.5 

Donna, after discovering that Harold has Laura's secret diary, hatches a risky plan with Maddy to steal it from his home. Andy gets some good news about his condition. Cooper and Truman raid One-Eyed Jack's.


Graeme Clifford


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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 (credit only)
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings (credit only)
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (credit only)
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Leland's arraignment is held at the Roadhouse where Judge Sternwood releases him on his own recognizance. Judge Sternwood also rules that Leo Johnson is not competent to stand trial for the sawmill fire. Meanwhile, Donna enlists Maddy's help to help her steal Laura's secret diary away from Harold Smith. Elsewhere, Bobby and Shelly plan to makeover her house to assist Leo's return to take bed-care of him, while Mr. Pinkle gets stuck in a mechanical device showing them how to work it. Cooper figures out that Audrey is being held captive at One-Eyed Jacks and asks Truman to help him sneak into the place to rescue her. Hank is ordered by Ben Horne to follow Cooper to make sure he delivers the ransom money and gets Audrey back. Big Ed brings the crazy and delusional Nadine home from the hospital. At One-Eyed Jacks, Jean Renault plots with Blackie's sister, Nancy, to steal the ransom money for themselves after it is delivered. Also, the mysterious Japanese businessman, Mr. Tojamura, ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 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?


Van Dyke Parks, who plays Leo's lawyer, Mr. Racine, is actually a film composer of some note. He's worked with director Robert Altman on Popeye and The Company, as well as scoring several popluar children's movies such as The Brave Little Toaster and Sesame Street: Follow That Bird. See more »


The blood can already be seen on the cultivator before Harold cuts his face with it; this is then furthered when he lightly brushes it against his cheek, leaving a small speck of blood not indicative of a cut (this is again seen before he actually cuts his face). See more »


Donna Hayward: This is from a long time ago, is that okay? I was about thirteen years old, fourteen maybe. Me and Laura put on our tightest, shortest skirts. Too tight, but Laura talked me into it. We're going to the roadhouse to meet boys. Their names are... Josh, Rick, and Tim. They're about twenty years old and they're nice to us... and they make us feel like we're older. Rick asks if we wanna go party and Laura says "yes"... and all of a sudden I feel this knot tightening up in my stomach. But when Laura ...
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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a more action packed episode of Peaks
14 October 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

After an episode full of filler, Twin Peaks sets itself into high gear with this glorious, entertaining, and tense series of essential and fun moments. It perfectly balances the show's weird comedy with its soapy drama and eye gluing mystery while also including some sequences akin to the best of James Bond as Cooper and Sheriff Truman raid One Eyed Jacks in a wild climactic scene that feels like some kind of surrealist comic book. Before this entertaining final showdown are plenty of important and engaging little moments, everything from Leland's court case (that is made surreal thanks to its setting being the Roadhouse, hardly the place for a court case) to Donna's erotic, mesmerizing, and uniquely disturbing girlhood story is riveting and strange to the very core. All in all, this is one of the second season's most successful and perfectly balanced episodes.

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