Twin Peaks: Season 2, Episode 9

Episode #2.9 (1 Dec. 1990)

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Cooper attempts to locate Laura's killer after the discovery of another victim.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick) (credit only)
Audrey Horne (credit only)
Pete Martell (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


With the discovery of Maddy Ferguson's dead body, Cooper, Truman, aided by Albert Rosenfeld, push their investigation into full-drive. Catherine, disguised once against as Mr. Tojamura, visits Ben in jail and tells him that she will give him his alibi if he signs the sawmill and the Ghostwood Developments over to her. Ben does, and not surprisingly, Catherine goes back on her word and leaves him without making a statement. Meanwhile, Leland/Bob learns about Laura's secret diary from Donna, who learns about Maddy's murder from Sheriff Truman. James does not take the news of Maddy's fate easily and hits the road on his motorcycle. Andy also learns about Lucy's tryst with the smug Dick Tremayne, and Lucy tells them that she's keeping her baby and will choose one of them to be the father. Norma continues to deal with her difficult mother who constantly criticizes and puts down her attempts to bond. Donna follows a lead from the late Harold Smith leading to a mysterious page from Laura's ... Written by Anonymous

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Kyle MacLachlan got his second Emmy Award nomination for this episode. Madchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Jack Nance and Joan Chen do not appear in this episode. Ray Wise leaves the regular cast after this episode. See more »


Benjamin Horne shows several religious texts to his daughter, including "The Talmud", and states his intention to Audrey to read every one cover to cover. The Talmud is actually several dozen volumes long, and Ben appeared to be carrying merely a scholarly book discussing the Talmud. See more »


[first lines]
FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: The short answer is, this is the work of the same ghoul who killed Laura. More fan mail: the letter 'O' under Maddy's ring fingernail. There were strands of fur clutched in her right hand.
Special Agent Dale Cooper: What kind of fur?
FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: White fox. The strands were laced with formaldehyde. A dead animal, stuffed.
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: I'll make phone calls. Leland will know how to get ahold of Maddy's family.
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Harry, don't make any calls. I need 24 hours.
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: For what?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: To finish this.
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A great conclusion to Laura's murderer
22 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since the mystery of Laura's murder has been set from Day 1, one will wonder where the rest of the series will go. All in all, I have to say, this was a great conclusion to Laura's murder, because while we saw who the killer was two episodes again, now we see the end of him. This was a great episode and superbly acted by the actor who plays Laura's murderer. No doubt many will have anger because of the strange twist to Laura's murderer, and because it is not as straight-forward as they might want, but I think that is exactly why this show is as great as it is. I will continue to watch the series, and hope that it continues in the path it was on, since it was also very much about other characters.

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