Twin Peaks: Season 2, Episode 4

Episode #2.4 (20 Oct. 1990)

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Ben Horne asks Cooper for help in rescuing Audrey, and Donna uncovers a significant piece of evidence at Harold Smith's home.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick) (credit only)
Bobby Briggs (credit only)
James Hurley (credit only)
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Cooper and Sheriff Truman arrest Leland after he confesses that he was the one who murdered Jacques Renault in his hospital bed as well as the one who attacked Dr. Jacoby that night under the delusion that he was protecting Laura. Andy asks Dr. Hayward about taking a sperm test to see if he really is sterile. Hank Jennings asks Norma to spruce up the Double R Diner when news circulates that a shadowy travel writer and food critic named M.T. Wentz, whom no one has ever met, may be coming to Twin Peaks. Meanwhile, Jean Renault delivers a videotape of the captive Audrey to Ben Horne and demands a $100,000 ransom for her return and he wants Cooper to be the drop-off man. Upon returning to One-Eyed Jacks, Renault murders Emory Battis for treating the captive Audrey badly. Cooper asks Truman to help him with investigating Audrey's kidnapping. Donna continues to meet with Harold Smith who shows her Laura Palmer's secret diary which she gave to him for safekeeping, which increases Donna's ... Written by Anonymous

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To achieve bizarre traveling effect at the beginning of this episode, director Todd Holland placed a pin-hole camera inside an actual piece of title and slowy spiraled out. During this scene, Holland overlapped a number of distorted sounds including a young girl (presumably Laura) saying "Daddy". However, some of the dialog he chose came too close to the mystery and he was asked to remove certain pieces from the final cut. See more »


Judge Clinton Sternwood: [meeting Cooper for the first time] Mr. Cooper, how do you find our little corner of this world?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Heaven, sir.
Judge Clinton Sternwood: Well, this week, heaven includes arson, multiple homicides, and an attempt on the life of a federal agent.
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Heaven is a large and interesting place, sir.
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A ransom is demanded
15 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Season two continues apace as Jean Renault approaches Benjamin Horne and shows him the video of his daughter Audrey; he has two demands; a ransom of $125,000 must be paid and the person delivering it must be Special Agent Cooper. Meanwhile back at the police station Leland is being charged with the murder of Jacques Renault and Andy has and awkward moment with Lucy after she catches him heading to the gents with a pornographic magazine! Later Benjamin contacts Agent Cooper to tell him of the ransom demand; Cooper agrees to help but asks the sheriff if one of the Bookhouse Boys can help him... no questions asked.

While there are no major revelations or events in this episode the plot moves along nicely and a couple of new mysteries are raised; who is the Japanese man who has checked into the Great Northern and who is the man from Hong Kong who appears to be working with Josie and beats up Hank? As with many episodes some of the funniest moments are provided by Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robinson's characters Andy and Lucy; their meeting in the corridor where Andy dropped the magazine was priceless! More humour was provided by a subplot where rumours of an anonymous food critic reach the Double R Diner.

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