Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.22 

Cooper must overcome his deepest fears as he enters the Black Lodge to save Annie from Windom Earle.



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Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
James Hurley (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


In the cliff-hanging series final, Cooper must face his inter-most fears as he tracks down Windom Earle, who has abducted Annie, and takes her into the hellish realm of the Black Lodge. Meanwhile, Nadine, wounded by a hit on the head during the beauty pageant, wakes up now back to her old self, and becomes very upset when she sees Big Ed with Norma. Donna struggles to control herself from Ben Horne's news, which leads to a fistfight between him and Dr. Hayward who angrily knocks Ben into a fireplace mantle for interfering with his family, and apparently killing him. While Truman and Andy wait and wait for Cooper to return from the Black Lodge, Andrew and Pete steal the safety deposit box key and go to the Twin Peaks Savings & Loan where Audrey is staging a feeble act of civil disobedience. But when Andrew and Pete open Thomas Eckhardt's final box, they instead find a bomb... which explodes. Major Briggs receives a cryptic message from Windom Earle in the Black Lodge through the ... Written by Anonymous

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10 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


One of Laura Palmer's last lines: "I'll see you again in 25 years" refers to Cooper's dream in season one (in which Cooper is an old man) when Laura Palmer whispered the name of her killer into Cooper's ear. This understanding of the line is all but confirmed by the International version of the pilot. In this version, Cooper's dream begins with the subtitle: "25 years later". See more »


When Cooper enters the Black Lodge he is wearing his coat, but when the scene changes and is shown inside the Black Lodge he doesn't. See more »


[last line of the series]
Dale Cooper: How's Annie? How's Annie?
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Sycamore Trees
Lyric by David Lynch
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Performed by Jimmy Scott (as The Legendary Jimmy Scott)
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Great series...anti-climatic end
7 February 2016 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

What an unimaginative bore of a finale for a drama so full of fascinating characters and skewed, cliff-hanging story-telling.

I can't even begin to make sense of this mess, and I'm frustrated and disappointed, but even more angry that two incredible series could be ended with such a disjointed, confused, not to mention, amateurish wreck.

I yawned throughout the all the curtain-wafting, reversed speech, and appearing and vanishing characters, which lasted for an eternity, in lieu of any actual plot.

It's understandable that there perhaps wasn't much of a budget for the 'black house', but this took the biscuit. By the time the plot-twist occurred back in the real world, I didn't care anymore.

And what about all the story strands left unravelled? Unforgivable.

What a dull, tragic waste of build-up.

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