Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.10 

Blaming Cooper for the death of his brother, Jean Renault plots his revenge as the eccentric FBI agent prepares to leave Twin Peaks.



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


Three days after Leland's death following his confession to having killed Laura Palmer while under the control of the evil spirit Bob, Sarah tries to adjust herself to this turn of events with Cooper's consultation. As Cooper prepares to leave Twin Peaks with the Laura Palmer case closed, a new twist comes when Roger Hardy, an agent with FBI Internal Affairs, and a Canadian Mountie, named Preston King, show up where Cooper gets suspended by the FBI for his unauthorized actions in Canada, and Mountie King reveals that Cooper's rescue of Audrey Horne from One-Eyed Jacks ruined a sting operation the RCMP set up to arrest Jean Renault in which the drugs used were found in Cooper's car. Meanwhile, Norma's mother, Vivian, leaves town after revealing that she's the M.T. Wentz that everyone talks about and the one responsible for the bad review of the Double R Diner. Hank also takes Ernie Niles to One-Eyed Jacks where they meet with Jean Renault who wants them to traffic some cocaine for him....

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8 December 1990 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The National Recovery Administration (NRA) Blue Eagle logo is very prominently displayed in the centre of a bulletin board otherwise full of wanted posters in the Twin Peaks Sheriff's building. This administration was setup by FDR to foster cooperation between the government, industry and citizens during the Great Depression. It was discontinued in 1935. The logo frequently appears at the end of films of the Era along with the NRA slogan "We do our part." See more »


While on a camping trip, Agent Cooper and Major Briggs are roasting marshmallows. Major Briggs' marshmallow catches fire. Just a few seconds later, Major Briggs is shown to have a new, untouched marshmallow on his stick. See more »


Bobby Briggs: Is there anything I can do for you?
Audrey Horne: How about taking me out for some ice cream?
Bobby Briggs: Cup or cone?
Audrey Horne: Cone. I like to lick.
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Cooper is suspended
25 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is three days since Laura's killer, her father Leland Palmer, was arrested for her murder then died and Agent Cooper is getting ready to leave Twin Peaks; first he plans to go night fishing with Major Briggs. Before he can do that however he finds himself suspended from the FBI after a complaint from the RMCP about his raid into One Eyed Jacks to rescue Audrey Horne... it looks as though he will be in Twin Peaks a little longer than planned. Things look even worse for Cooper when we see Jean Renault and the Mountie discussing a plot to frame Cooper with involvement in the drug trade. Despite his problems he doesn't cancel his fishing trip; while sitting around the fire Major Briggs mentions something called The White Lodge; he intended to say more after Cooper returned from answering a call of nature but when Cooper returns the major is nowhere to be seen.

I had feared that things would be considerably less interesting once Laura's killer had been exposed but their was plenty to enjoy here; clearly the events at One Eyed Jacks are going to have repercussions and the mysterious White Lodge mentioned by the major will no doubt need to be explored in later episodes. Away from Cooper's problems it was interesting to learn that the mystery food critic everybody feared was in fact Norma's mother and Nadine's strange behaviour and amazing strength provided a laugh when she threw the school boy a vast distance through the air. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this episode; it isn't the best of the series but it did show that it still has something interesting to say after the mystery of Laura's death was solved.

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