Twin Peaks: Season 2, Episode 6

Episode #2.6 (3 Nov. 1990)

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James and Donna reaffirm their love after he saves her and Maddy from Harold Smith's angry attack, but are forced to leave Laura's secret diary behind. Cooper informs Ben of his rescue of ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
Norma Jennings (credit only)
Lucy Moran (credit only)


James and Donna reaffirm their love after he saves her and Maddy from Harold Smith's angry attack, but are forced to leave Laura's secret diary behind. Cooper informs Ben of his rescue of Audrey from One-Eyed Jacks, and Truman identifies Jean Renault as the mastermind behind the whole thing. Later, Gordon Cole, Cooper's boss, arrives in Twin Peaks to assist Cooper's investigation and to help find the mysterious one-armed man who holds a clue to the identify of Laura Palmer's killer. Cole also delivers a chess moves message from the fugitive Windom Earle. Meanwhile, Bobby and Shelly bring the catatonic Leo home from the hospital to care for him, but they are disappointed of the low amount of insurance money they get. Big Ed continues to deal with the crazy Nadine and her super-human powers, while Jonathan threatens Josie that he will kill Sheriff Truman if she refuses to return to Hong Kong with him. Josie then demands the insurance money for the sawmill from Ben who gives her Mr. ... Written by Anonymous

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When Maddy says goodbye to James on the lake shore, a cameraman or other crew member is smoking. Just before James says "Hi" a short burst of smoke is clearly visible on right corner. See more »


FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole: Cooper. You remind me today of a small Mexican Chihuahua.
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Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Vocal by Ray Wise
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Guest starring David Lynch
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After the excitement at One Eyed Jacks in the previous episode Cooper and Truman return to Twin Peaks with Laura who is still affected by the large dose of heroin she'd been given. Her father says he is pleased to have her back but is unsettled when she says she knows what was going on north of the border... a clear reference to her father being the owner of One Eyed Jacks. Later on Cooper's senior; FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole turns up and gives him a warning about his former partner Windom Earle. Elsewhere in Twin Peaks Leo Johnson has been released into the care of Shelley and Bobby who aren't impressed with the pitiful insurance money but throw a party anyway... mainly to mock Leo now that he is no longer a threat to anybody.

This episode may have less excitement than the previous one but it is still entertaining; the highlight of the episode being an appearance from series creator David Lynch as Cooper's boss; his character is rather deaf, mishearing everything said to him and talking very loudly, even when discussing private matters! Leo's 'party' was fairly surreal as he sat there with a kazoo in his mouth while Bobby and Shelly started to get intimate in front of him. Things got even more surreal at the end when the one armed man was brought into custody and Cooper got to talk to 'Mike', the man from his dream, again.

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