Twin Peaks: Season 2, Episode 3

Episode #2.3 (13 Oct. 1990)

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Donna meets with Harold Smith, a recluse who may be the key to solving Laura's murder.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Bobby Briggs (credit only)
Norma Jennings (credit only)
Pete Martell (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Cooper and Agent Rosenfeld are alerted when an attempt is made on Ronnette Pulaski's life at the hospital. Meanwhile, Donna meets with the reclusive Harold Smith, a orchid cultivator, whom she asks about Laura. At the One-Eyed Jacks, Audrey is held prisoner by Blackie and Emory whom are under the employment of Jean Renault who plans to extract a ransom from Benjamin Horne, as well as kill Cooper whom he blames for the deaths of his brothers Bernard and Jacques. Leland comes to the police station after seeing the police sketch of Killer Bob claiming to have known the mysterious man from his childhood. Elsewhere, Lucy meets with the suave and vain Dick Tremayne where she confides that she's pregnant from a brief fling they had and the baby may be his. The mysterious Asian man staying at the Great Northern Hotel continues to follow Cooper around. Philip Michael Gerard, the one-armed man, has a seizure after seeing the sketch of Killer Bob, and emerges as his alter ego, 'Mike'. At the ... Written by Anonymous

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Shortly before this episode had aired, Pocket Books published The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, which was penned by Jennifer Lynch, David's daughter. The cover matches the prop used in the series, and in later episodes some actual passages from the book are read or referenced. However, most of the diary entries read on the show were made up by the writing staff. See more »


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Special Agent Dale Cooper: A man that four of us have seen here in Twin Peaks.
FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield: [smiling] Sure. Oh, by the way, you were shot with a Walther PPK. It's James Bond's gun, did you know that?
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An arrest is made
12 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The number of people known to have seen Bob is rising but he remains as mysterious as ever... although Albert remains sceptical as most of the sightings were in visions... almost as sceptical as he is about Cooper's talk of the giant who gave her clues. At One Eyed Jacks things are going badly for Audrey; she has been captured by Blackie and injected with heroin; Blackie intends to force her father to pay a ransom but things get complicated when Jean, the third Renault brother, turns up; he wants her dead; along with Agent Cooper who he holds responsible for his brothers' deaths.

This episode advances the plot nicely and even has an arrest... not for the murder of Laura Palmer though. We don't see much of what is happening to Audrey but what we do see is enough to let us know that she is in real danger; not resolving her situation this episode kept the tension high. Among the tense moments there were some laughs; Albert continues to be entertaining in his own abrasive way but when he told Sheriff Truman that he loved him it was laugh out loud funny! Also when Nadine wakes up and shocks Big Ed when she breaks the restraints she was held in; sits up and acts as though she is still eighteen it was pretty funny; I'm interested to see how that develops. The episode finished well with Donna finding a copy of Laura's diary at the house of one of the Meals on Wheels customers; why it was there and what Laura's relationship with him was remains a mystery though.

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