Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #1.7 

The Bookhouse Boys visit One Eyed Jacks across the border in Canada to find Jacques Renault.



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Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)


Agent Cooper lets the seductive Audrey down easy by having a night-long talk with her about life and love. The following day, Agent Cooper and Bookhouse Boy Big Ed decide to pay a special visit to One Eyed Jacks to find Jacques Renault. Unknown to Cooper, Audrey goes undercover as a hostess at One Eyed Jacks and persuades Blackie to hire her. Josie Packard shares her suspicions with Truman about Catherine Martell's intentions. But Catherine learns that both Ben Horne and Josie are planing to murder her. A wounded Leo, now a fugitive, learns about Jacques Mynah bird at the police station and plots to kill it. Lucy continues to treat Deputy Andy coldly. Meanwhile, Dr. Jacoby receives a phone call from the dead Laura Palmer so he thinks while James, Donna, and Maddy plot to lure him away from his office so they can search it. Jerry and Ben Horne take the Icelandic businessmen to One-Eyed Jacks to get them to sign the Ghostwood Estates business deal, while Ben makes a call to Leo to ... Written by sebbles & matt patay

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17 May 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Waldo the mynah bird was voiced by Sheryl Lee, who also plays both Laura and Maddie in this series. See more »


The necklace that James and Donna buried under a rock (that Dr. Jacoby later dug up) had a thick leather strap instead of a chain. But when James and Donna find the necklace inside the coconut in Dr Jacoby's home, it has a metal chain. See more »


[first lines]
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Audrey, you're a high school girl. I'm an agent of the FBI.
Audrey Horne: So, do you want me to leave or what?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: What I want and what I need are two different things, Audrey.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Crossing the border
5 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode begins where the previous one ended; with an apparently naked Audrey in Agent Cooper's bed; nothing happens though as he gently extricates himself from the situation without hurting her feelings. The police investigation continues as they take a witness into custody... that witness is Waldo; the talking myna bird! Waldo's days are numbered though as Leo Johnson is listening to the police radio when news of a witness is mentioned. With suspect Jacques Renault over the border at One Eyed Jacks Cooper suggests that The Bookhouse Boys pay the establishment a visit; he doesn't know somebody else is going undercover there; Audrey is trying to get a job there as a hostess. While this is going on north of the border Donna, James and Maddy have listened to Laura's cassettes and believe Dr. Jacoby was involved with her so lure him out of his house so they can have a look around.

As the first season of Twin Peaks approaches its dénouement it does look as though the investigation is getting somewhere; they are certainly getting close to criminals but which, if any of them, killed Laura remains to be seen. All this doubt keeps the mystery as interesting as ever. As well as being a fine episode overall there were also some great individual scenes; particular favourites being when Cooper orders a fine cup of coffee explaining that one should give oneself a present every day and the famous scene where Audrey puts a cherry stalk into her mouth and ties a knot in it with her tongue.

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