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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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A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.
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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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In Sheriff Harry S Truman's office there is a buck's head mounted on the wall and a plaque reading "the buck stopped here"; a reference to President Harry S. Truman's famous motto, "the buck stops here."See more »
Ben Horne:We've lain a gala reception for your fair-haired boys tonight; all of Twin Peaks' best and brightest.
Jerry Horne:We're holding it in a phone booth?
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95 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Damnfine series, 11 December 2000
Author: Tom May ( from United Kingdom

One of the truly great, original TV dramas, Twin Peaks was far from perfect; however, quite a few of its run of 29 episodes undoubtedly were. Speaking just after watching the finale, I'm torn between satisfaction at a superb final episode, and tenterhooks over what is a stark cliffhanger ending. The initial Laura Palmer murder case is unravelled expertly, by episode 16, with many great surreal and shocking moments, notably the scenes involving Bob. The show's brand of off-the-wall deadpan humour was perhaps at its best in the initial episodes, for example, Cooper's rock-throwing in the woods and Leland's bizarre, impromptu dance with Ben and Jerry Horne. The main characters were all well introduced; Kyle MacLachlan is on career-best acting form here as Agent Dale Cooper. Jack Nance is lovably gruff and likeable as Pete Martel, while Ben and Jerry Horne are wonderfully brought to life by fine writing, and acting from Richard Beymer and David Patrick Kelly. The strange spirit-like characters are introduced aptly; the Giant, the backwards-dancing Dwarf, One-armed Man, the bizarre Tremonds and killer Bob. Ray Wise deserves much credit for a sensitive portrayal of Leland. Once the initial mystery is more than adequately resolved, the focus was lost for a while. For around 7 episodes, the series comparatively treaded water: the comedy became more laboured and conventional, some tedious storylines dragged on and on - eg. Evelyn Marsh, Andy/Dick; the guiding hand of David Lynch was missing. These episodes are still very watchable; as other aspects of the mystery are mused over, but things move slowly. There is welcome characterisation of Major Briggs, but the acting and writing is at times more ordinary. While still a comfortably above-par TV show, the sublime atmosphere had been squandered to an extent. The arrival in the town of Windom Earle and, later, Annie Blackburn saw the stakes rise once more. Windom Earle is a truly sadistic, convincingly evil character, with a dry wit, wild expression and an effective penchant for disguise. His contribution to the series is immense, as a new focus is provided; climaxing with the stunning end to the penultimate episode at the Miss Twin Peaks Contest. Annie Blackburn also helps to enliven the programme, proving a subtle and effective character. Gordon Cole, played by David Lynch himself is a wonderful creation, up with Pete Martel, Albert Rosenfeld and Jerry Horne in the comic mould. I love that whole episode (c.25) where he enjoys life in the cafe, contemplating writing an "epic poem" about the wonderful apple pie and kissing Shelly in front of her boyfriend Bobby; "what you are witnessing is an intimate moment between two consenting adult human beings!" or somesuch quote.

Ben Horne is well developed; the Civil War stuff fails to amuse quite as it should, yet once he is rehabilitated, the change in his character is refreshing and nicely handled. Twin Peaks is a beautiful series aesthetically, from the wonderful titles sequence, Angelo Badalamenti's stunningly evocative music scores to some wonderfully innovative photography and direction - usually in those episodes helmed by Lynch. Got to say the female quota of Twin Peaks is ample, with the beauty of Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee, Lara Flynn Boyle and especially Sherilyn Fenn, adding poignancy. General negative comments seem irrelevant considering the overall quality of the series, but it's true tricks were missed. With the characters they had, some more imaginative situations and wit wouldn't have gone amiss. The comic possibilities of having Jerry Horne and, say, Gordon Cole interacting were unfulfilled. Some of the characters were bland - the spotless Norma Jennings, James Hurley, Audrey's boyfriend in the later episodes - and some failed to really work - Nadine I feel added little to the series.

The very final episode is, I would say, as good a series ending as they could have come up with; tantalisingly placed, as the battle between the good and evil forces in Twin Peaks is hotting up. I declare that there are some brilliant images and directorial touches in that final one. There were however loose ends untied; what happened to Leo, Audrey and especially Ben Horne and Doc Hayward? A moot point is the absurdity of its ill-availabilty on video; I wouldn't have caught it if it weren't for the Sci-Fi Channel UK. Got to say though, that while harbouring some fantastical elements, Twin Peaks is assuredly far from the realm of Sci-Fi. It is, to be pointless categorical, like a surreal soap opera with a strong flavour of its own. There are so many great scenes, moments, lines and nuances, coupled with a magnificently dreamy, tenderly moving atmosphere when at its best, that I must say Twin Peaks ranks pretty much up there with the finest TV dramas of all - Edge of Darkness & The Singing Detective. Majestic it is. Rating:- ***** (out of *****)

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