Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.15 

Agent Cooper finds out who shot him and gets help with his deadly chess game against Windom Earle.



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


James becomes a fugitive when Evelyn's husband is found murdered. James teams up with Donna to try to prove his innocence, while Evelyn is pressured by her abusive boyfriend, Malcolm, to continue their charade of playing the "victims" to James's doings. Back in Twin Peaks, Albert Rosenfield arrives to deliver to Cooper and Truman the classified file on the fugitive Windom Earle and of his motivations. Cooper asks Pete to help him in his chess moves to try to combat Earle's moves. Meanwhile, Catherine contacts Thomas Eckhardt who learns that Josie is now her maid and under her protection. Bobby and Shelly give their statement about Leo's rampage and disappearance, and also that Hank Jennings that was the one who shot Leo that night. Truman questions Josie about a murder back in Seattle, while Cooper finally learns that it was Josie who shot him that night after finding a black vicuña coat in her laundry. At Windom Earle's cabin, he holds the half-witted Leo against his will with an ... Written by Anonymous

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9 February 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song Windom Earle plays on his bamboo flute is "Questions in a World of Blue" by Julee Cruise. The music in the scene where Harry tells Cooper the name of the dead vagrant alludes to the same melody, as does the saxophone music playing while Evelyn Marsh is blowing smoke rings. See more »


Albert Rosenfield: Oh, Coop, uh, about the uniform... replacing the quiet elegance of the dark suit and tie with the casual indifference of these muted earth tones is a form of fashion suicide, but, uh, call me crazy - on you it works.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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A TV show I used to like a lot
26 June 2006 | by (CGSM,Soseaua Nationala 49) – See all my reviews

The story goes on easily with a gracefulness and ability like that of the "Arabian Nights".This is so much better than the other five Lynch movies I know ("Dune","Blue Velvet","Fire Walk ...","Mulholland" and "Straight")!This work is the most important,keen,accomplished,clever and successful of all the Lynch's movies I've seen.

There is also a wide amount of bad taste,and the invoked secrets make me laugh (but I admit they didn't when I was 12!).(The "Arabian Nights" do not lack bad taste and aren't faultless either.)

The humor is sometimes clumsy and alien,but the overall note is droll and thrilling.

Lynch's epics is unstrung and seemingly sewed together,but broad,interesting,homogeneous and hypnotizing.

The photography is fine.

The acting is average and in itself obviously very reduced and poor ( MacLachlan is an fourth-rate actor,and commonplace,vapid,and so is the rest of the crew, excepting Ian Buchanan (as "Dick") and,maybe,Beymer). For a check,see the opposite case of Von Trier's "Riget"/"The Kingdom", were the acting is elegant,consummate and sundry,diversified (Jaregard, HJ Hansen,Okking,etc.,etc.,the whole cast).

(I know Lynch is a ,in this matter,a minimalist,but sometimes he just keeps too ..."minimal".)

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