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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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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1.33 : 1
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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 »


In the bank scene, when the teller is bringing Audrey a glass of water, a boom mic is clearly visible at the top of the screen for several seconds. See more »


Annie Blackburn: [talking backwards; subtitled] Dale... I saw the face of the man who killed me.
Dale Cooper: Annie? The face of the man who killed you?
Annie Blackburn: [talking backwards] It was my husband.
Dale Cooper: Annie?
Annie Blackburn: [talking backwards] Who's Annie? It's me.
[the Caroline doppelgänger appears]
Caroline: [talking backwards] It's me. It's me.
Dale Cooper: Caroline?
Annie Blackburn: [reappears; talking backwards] You must be mistaken. I'm alive.
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Referenced in Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Under the sycamore trees
1 July 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

There are truly few things in my life that have affected me the way this episode did. Call me a hopeless case of an addict, but what I experienced was unique. I believe the people who have actually understood the complex nature of this TV series are a minority. As one of these people I feel truly blessed. When I was only 4 years old I watched the whole series and what is nearly impossible to believe is that I've remembered numerous scenes from the last episode for nearly 15 years. With details. This can give you an example of what kind of a brain wrecker David Lynch has created in these 45 minutes of pure perfection. For two seasons the feeling for mystery, horror and the hunger to know more is being fed and in the final episode, David Lynch unleashes his darkest, most surreal and bizarre ideas coming straight from the very depths of his twisted mind in the culmination of all times. The red curtains, the bizarre atmosphere of the red room, the feeling of twisted reality, the deep music that flows in the air, even the pattern on the floor - all the elements combine to give us the best 45 minutes in cinematic history. This episode left a mark in my brain, I believe can never be erased. Best piece of art ever.

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