Twin Peaks: Season 2, Episode 1

Episode #2.1 (30 Sep. 1990)

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In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source.



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


After being shot by an unseen assailant, a wounded Cooper has a vision of a giant who tells him three clues to help with the investigation. In the morning, Albert Rosenfield arrives back in Twin Peaks to investigate Cooper's attack and to assist. Meanwhile, Leland's hair turns white and continues to act strangely. James remains in jail after being framed by Bobby who plants Leo's cocaine stash in his motorcycle. Big Ed maintains a bedside vigil for the comatose Nadine after a suicide attempt. Leo remains in a coma after being shot by the murderous Hank. At One-Eyed Jacks, Audrey escapes notice by her father and finds that she's a prisoner there. With both Catherine and Josie missing and the sawmill burning down, Shelly and Pete are also in the hospital after escaping from the fire. Donna, following a tip from the Log Lady, decides to investigate the Double R's Meals on Wheels program that Laura worked at. Written by Anonymous

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David Lynch at his most surreal....
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The first season of Twin Peaks was really great. Although it was only 8 episodes, it introduced some very interesting and mysterious characters with secrets and hidden backdrops. It was a great mystery/crime drama with elements of surrealism. The 1st episode of the 2nd season continued but dwells even more into the surreal and nightmares that David Lynch is so known for. The episode is masterfully written and directed, and it involves some of most disturbing images ever on Television. The last scene is enough to scare many viewers and to wonder what type of show they are watching, since many must have thought this would only be a murder mystery. Hopefully, the rest of the season is as great and I will be looking forward to more and to where Lynch and Frost takes me.

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