Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.14 

Cooper reveals why Windom Earle is so obsessed with him and chess. Leo escapes. James is set up. Dougie Milford's brother faces his widow. Andrew Packard is back. Little Nicky's past is explained. Audrey strikes a deal with Bobby.



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


Cooper and Truman discuss the opening moves by the fugitive Windom Earle over the discovery of a dead body in Truman's office which is the opening move of a deadly chess game when each pawn is taken, a person dies. Cooper also confides in Truman about his past with Windom Earle and his involvement with Earle's wife that may have pushed him over the edge. Following Leo's rampage and attempt to kill Shelly, he flees into the woods, and ends up in the cabin housing the shadowy Windom Earle. Meanwhile, Andy confides in Lucy about his and Dick's suspicion concerning Little Nicky. Lucy then asks Dr. Hayward for help who then finally clears the mystery about Nicky. Major Briggs also confides in Cooper and Truman about his work for the Air Force's classified search for the so-called White Lodge. At the Marsh estate, James meets Evelyn's husband for the first time, who turns out to be a nice guy. In the nearby town, Donna arrives with money for James, and instead meets Evelyn who tells her ...

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2 February 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When detailing his experience with Windom Earle, Coop keeps changing his pronunciation of the name 'Caroline' to either "Carol-LIN" to "Caro-LINE" See more »


Special Agent Dale Cooper: Fellows! I've got an idea. Why don't we let Lana and the Mayor talk things over together? Alone.
Mayor Dwayne Milford: I don't wanna talk! I wanna shoot!
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Now Dwayne, you can always shoot later!Talk first...
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Leo, Meet Wyndom
16 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Several issues. First and foremost is the return of the brain dead (we thought) Leo. He surprises Shelley and tries to kill her with an axe. We are also introduced to Windom who is out of prison and not the trail of Cooper. Garland comes into the station and spills his guts (but has no strong memories he can bank on). The boys suspect little Nicky of killing his parents, but facts refuting that are produced. However, there are some questions that need answering. There is also a return from the dead (at least it appears that way). This is a fascinating episode because it makes Cooper all the more interesting.

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