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Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 21 -- Windom Earle sets his sites on the Miss Twin Peaks contest. Lucy chooses a father for her baby. Leo is punished when he frees Major Briggs. Cooper unlocks the key to entering the Black Lodge. Annie and Dale make a commitment to each other.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Agent Cooper follows Windom Earle and Annie into the depths of the Black Lodge. Big Ed and Norma get a shock when Nadine suffers head trauma. Andrew and Pete unlock Eckhardt's final box while Audrey stages her act of civil disobedience.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Agent Cooper follows Windom Earle and Annie into the depths of the Black Lodge. Big Ed and Norma get a shock when Nadine suffers head trauma. Andrew and Pete unlock Eckhardt's final box while Audrey stages her act of civil disobedience.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 20 -- Bobby and Shelly reaffirm their love. Cooper calls Shelly, Donna and Audrey together to warn them about Earle. Briggs shows Cooper a tape of Windom Earle making a report on his quest for the Black Lodge.


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8 April 1990 (USA) See more »
A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 96)

Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

James Marshall ... James Hurley (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (29 episodes, 1989-1991)

Michael Horse ... Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill (28 episodes, 1989-1991)

Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell / ... (27 episodes, 1989-1991)

Harry Goaz ... Deputy Andy Brennan (26 episodes, 1989-1991)

Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson (24 episodes, 1989-1991)

Wendy Robie ... Nadine Hurley (22 episodes, 1989-1991)

Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer (18 episodes, 1989-1991)

Sheryl Lee ... Maddy Ferguson / ... (18 episodes, 1989-1991)

Russ Tamblyn ... Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (16 episodes, 1989-1991)

Don S. Davis ... Maj. Garland Briggs (16 episodes, 1989-1991)

Chris Mulkey ... Hank Jennings (13 episodes, 1990-1991)

Gary Hershberger ... Mike Nelson (13 episodes, 1989-1991)

Grace Zabriskie ... Sarah Palmer (13 episodes, 1989-1991)

Series Directed by
David Lynch (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lesli Linka Glatter (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Caleb Deschanel (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Duwayne Dunham (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Hunter (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Holland (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tina Rathborne (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Writing credits
Mark Frost (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
David Lynch (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Harley Peyton (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Engels (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Pullman (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tricia Brock (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Frost (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
Mark Frost .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
David Lynch .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Gregg Fienberg .... supervising producer / producer (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Philip Carr Neel .... associate producer / co-producer (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Harbert .... coordinating producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Harley Peyton .... producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert D. Simon .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Engels .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Wentworth .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1991)
Series Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Series Cinematography by
Frank Byers (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Film Editing by
Jonathan P. Shaw (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Trejo (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Toni Morgan (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Duwayne Dunham (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Casting by
Johanna Ray (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Series Production Design by
Richard Hoover (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Art Direction by
Okowita (18 episodes, 1990)
Daniel Proett (9 episodes, 1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Kerry Oaksmith (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Brian Kasch (7 episodes, 1990)
Series Costume Design by
Sara Markowitz (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Makeup Department
Annette E. Fabrizi .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carla Rosetto Fabrizi .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Linda Vallejo .... hair assistant / makeup assistant / ... (25 episodes, 1989-1991)

Andy Schoneberg .... age makeup artist: Kyle Maclachlan (unknown episodes)
Heba Thorisdottir .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Gregg Fienberg .... production manager (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert D. Simon .... unit production manager (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Wentworth .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Harbert .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deepak Nayar .... second assistant director / first assistant director (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Randy N. Barbee .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Christopher T. Gerrity .... second assistant director / first assistant director (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Martha L. Mericka .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 1991)
Carl Beyer .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 1990)
Robert D. Simon .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Department
Keith Cox .... construction coordinator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
David E. Robinson .... lead painter / property master (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jula Bell .... art department coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dort Clark .... carpenter (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeffrey Moore .... property master (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Robinson .... property assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stephen Gibson .... props (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Thurman .... set dresser (7 episodes, 1990)
Allan Johnson .... gang boss (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Audrey Stanzler .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
C.P. 'Cass' Quitan .... property master (3 episodes, 1990)
Marc Fisichella .... set designer (2 episodes, 1990)

Jon Danniells .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Thomas C. James .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
Don Summer .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Pat McCormick .... sound editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard F.W. Davis .... sound editor / sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1989-1991)
Thomas DeGorter .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1991)
Walter Gorey .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1990)
Walter Hoylman .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1990)
Steve Sollars .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1990)
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 1990)
John Haeny .... sound editor / sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Michael L. DePatie .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990)

Tom Caton .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Christopher Harvengt .... sound designer / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Clive Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Robert E. McCarthy .... special effects coordinator / special effects foreman (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Visual Effects by
Mark F. Hill .... technical director (1 episode, 1990)
Raul Fernandez .... animation (1 episode, 1991)

Helena Packer .... digital compositor: Encore (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunt player / stunt double / ... (4 episodes, 1990)
Jon H. Epstein .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1991)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts / utility stunts (2 episodes, 1990)
Hannah Kozak .... utility stunts (1 episode, 1991)

Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Alessi .... grip (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Chris Byers .... best boy (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael K. Davis .... best boy electrician / lighting technician (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Ferrara .... gaffer (28 episodes, 1990-1991)
Irv Katz .... key grip / gaffer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Brao .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rick Drapkin .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lex DuPont .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... lighting technician (9 episodes, 1990)
Joe Kelly .... key grip (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Beth Cotter .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Joseph Dunn .... electrician (7 episodes, 1990)
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... first assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Jerry L. Mandley .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1991)
Cynthia Pusheck .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1990)

Ron Bahara .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Elaine J. Huzzar .... casting associate / casting assistant (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Johanna Ray .... original casting (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurie Hudson .... costume supervisor (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Zoe Hale .... costumer (5 episodes, 1991)
Series Editorial Department
Deborah Gavlak .... assistant editor / assistant film editor (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Chris Brown .... post-production associate / post-production assistant (27 episodes, 1990-1991)
Drew Marsh .... telecine colorist (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bob Allen .... apprentice film editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elizabeth Fox .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bambi Sickafoose .... apprentice film editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Blackwell .... assistant film editor / assistant editor / ... (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alexis Seymour .... assistant film editor / first assistant editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Terilyn A. Shropshire .... assistant film editor (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alison M. Howard .... apprentice editor (5 episodes, 1990)
Brian Berdan .... assistant editor / associate editor (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Fong .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jenny Hicks .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
John Refoua .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Pamela Reisenleiter .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
John Wentworth .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor / orchestrations (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lori L. Eschler .... music editor (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kinny Landrum .... synthesizer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rickio Woods .... assistant music editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Haydn Bendall .... music recording engineer (7 episodes, 1990)
Alexis Seymour .... assistant music editor (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Transportation Department
Steve Boyd .... transportation coordinator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation captain (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Other crew
Nowell Grossman .... production controller / production accountant (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Joe Montrone .... supervising coordinator / production coordinator / ... (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Debby Trutnik .... assistant: David Lynch (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lori Tulli-Mitchell .... assistant to writers / production secretary (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paula K. Shimatsu-u .... unit publicist / assistant: Mark Frost (27 episodes, 1989-1991)
Sabrina S. Sutherland .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
Desdemona Bandini .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Emily Fincher .... assistant: Gregg Fienberg (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Gremillion .... location liaison (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lauren McAuliffe .... production secretary (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Sclimenti .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kim L. Wilson .... assistant: Mark Frost (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Connie Dolph .... production accountant (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elizabeth Porter .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1991)
Jennifer Goldsmith .... assistant accountant (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cara Mia Harris .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Suzanne Hargrove .... assistant: Gregg Fienberg (7 episodes, 1990)
Steve Share .... location manager (7 episodes, 1990)
Robb Hastigan .... production accountant (7 episodes, 1991)
Robert Engels .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1990)
Craig MacLachlan .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1990)
Gaye Pope .... publicist (3 episodes, 1991)
Mary Sweeney .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)

Jay Shapiro .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
D. Gunther Tarampi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Kevin Young Jr. .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1990)

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47 min (29 episodes)
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Don S. Davis, who portrayed Major Garland Briggs, credited the show as the luckiest break he'd ever had as an actor. When he was initially going to audition for David Lynch, he didn't even have to read but just met with Lynch. Lynch had liked Davis after the meeting and wrote his part around the chemistry he had with the other cast members. Davis went into say that because of the show, he had developed a lot of life-long friendships with the cast and crew.See more »
The Log Lady:Someday my log has something to say about this.See more »
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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Wow, Bob, Wow..., 14 April 2007
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Twin Peaks, much like David Lynch's own Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet, among other great works of his, examines the main notion, idea and scope behind what it is meant to conventionally be. Twin Peaks is a murder-mystery show, yes, but this is not even scratching the surface as an identifying measure to say what the show is. Another explanation, as if it were possible, is that it is ABOUT mystery, and in the case of murder of life. That might seem a little too preachy or didactic, but as one goes deeper into the series, and deeper into the Black Lodge, and deeper into every single backwards-ass character on the show, a pattern emerges. Abstractions are Lynch's life blood, and even in the weirdest moments of the show he and Mark Frost, along with their writers and directors, make Twin Peaks a collection of abstractions, but at the same time making them as much as possibly within reach of human emotion. It's one of the rare times that the kind of artful penetration into what is essentially good, essentially evil, and even essentially gray-in-area in human beings that usually presides in cinema is let out, practically in each episode, like some kind of feverish worm that crawls in your mind and won't stop...Maybe it's the owls.

But aside from the many, many, many layers to the show, to the dynamics between FBI Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLaughlin in his most recognizable role) and those he relates to everyday as well as in his dreams and Tibetan-inspired visions (the classic being the quintessential dream with the garbled-talking little-person), the teenagers with their own plots of neuroses and dramas and higher ambitions and darker demons, as well as those you'd least expect- the quiet ones- not to mention the ones residing on top in the little crevices we dare not usually seek out in small towns (i.e. the prostitution ring fronted by Mr. Horne), it's just a damn-well entertaining program. It's a superlative crossbreeding of the kind of inimitable melodrama that has the immediate feel of a soap-opera, but far more intelligent in the scope of acting and writing, and the classic absurdities that come up in the best of Lynch's work. Meaning that it will work, more or less, for two different audiences.

Fans of Lynch's will drink it up like damn-good coffee the endless quirks that become commonplace, where characters in any other show would get little no-note roles like the secretary Lucy, or the psychologist Jacobi, or even a classic nut-bar like the Log-Lady, who has the claim that the log is really her dead husband. This, plus enough dream sequences, elaborate lighting and set-design schemes, and the outrageous characterizations make it vintage Lynch/Frost work. For the other crowd, those who don't usually watch Lynch's movies and are more of just the regular TV potatoes, the series has an appeal for its more genuine side, the one that stays true to the ideas and dramatic tensions behind the characters. Even when it gets too weird, and especially in season 2 the feeling starts to get stronger and more nagging, one can't really totally pull away from it, like as if some old man with an old storybook was reading out something almost certifiable, but intriguing all the same. Laura Palmer's death brings out what her life was all about, and really what anyone connected to her is all about; there's an appeal to find out what's behind the lives of others, especially when it balances out between light and dark tendencies.

On top of this, the acting is par for the course top-notch. MacLaughlin, it seems could play this guy in his sleep after a while, and it doesn't take too long in the first season to get past his own odd-sense of awareness (and his regular reliance on dreams and visions) to get closer to solving the dreaded case of Laura Palmer. It's hard for me to think of any one performance that would be a bad one to knock-off, as even the more ludicrous ones- based on their characters- are played as believable as possible. Memorable guest appearances, however, are attributed to the likes of Michael Parks (known from the Tarantino/Rodriguez movies), David Duchovny (an excellent, far cry from Mulder) Frank Silva (as the one who, well, I won't say too much about him), and Lynch himself as the FBI regional chief who's a little hard of hearing. So much can be seen as the blackest of comedy, by turns very sudden and otherworldly and just plain strange (a signing and dancing Mr. Palmer and rows and rows of donuts just bits of what's in store), and it is often very funny. But there's also much in the way of what makes for the best TV: you want to keep watching each week, or now as is the case back to back on DVD, to see how this will turn out, however f***ed up it might get. Simply, it has something, if only in parts, for everybody/

So get yourself some pie and coffee, make sure to speak backwards and forwards again, and don't underestimate the power of a giant with some clues on hand. Twin Peaks is a world of secrets unveiled, and secrets that maybe shouldn't be unveiled yet sought after, and there's enough to keep fans talking for years to come as one of the great 'cult' show in modern TV.

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