Donna, after discovering that Harold has Laura's secret diary, hatches a risky plan with Maddy to steal it from his home.



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Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
Norma Jennings (credit only)
Pete Martell (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Leland's arraignment is held at the Roadhouse where Judge Sternwood releases him on his own will. Judge Sternwood also rules that Leo Johnson is not competent to stand trial for the sawmill fire. Meanwhile, Donna enlists Maddy's help to help her steal Laura's secret diary away from Harold Smith. Elsewhere, Bobby and Shelly plan over make her house to assist Leo's return to take bed-care of him, while Mr. Pickle gets stuck in a mechanical device showing them how to work it. Cooper figures out that Audrey is being held captive at One-Eyed Jacks and asks Truman to help him sneak into the place to rescue her. Hank is ordered by Ben Horne to follow Cooper to make sure he delivers the ransom money and get Audrey back. Big Ed brings the crazy and delusional Nadie home from the hospital. At One-Eyed Jacks, Jean Renault plots with Blackie's sister, Nancy, to steal the ransom money for themselves after it is delivered. Also, the mysterious Japanese businessman, Mr. Tojamura, approaches Ben and ... Written by Anonymous

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27 October 1990 (USA)  »

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At approximately 18 minutes into the episode, as James Hurley walks toward the door as Big Ed brings Nadine home from the hospital, a small glass figurine of a woman's head and upper chest can be observed with an eyepatch over "her" right eye (not unlike the one Nadine wears over her own left eye. See more »


The blood can already be seen on the cultivator before Harold cuts his face with it; this is then furthered when he lightly brushes it against his cheek, leaving a small speck of blood not indicative of a cut (this is again seen before he actually cuts his face). See more »


[Harold is threatening Donna and Maddy after catching them sealing Laura Palmer's secret diary]
Harold Smith: Are you looking for secrets? Is that what all this was about? Well, maybe I can help you. You want to know that the ultimate secret is? The secret of knowing who killed... YOU!
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'The woods are wondrous here... but strange'
17 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode opens humorously with somebody demonstrating a rather dangerous looking medical winch to Shelly and Bobby and ends with the exciting rescue of Audrey Horne from One Eyed Jacks; in between those two events plenty happens; Andy gets the results of his sperm test back but gets a shock when he calls Lucy; Donna starts talking to agoraphobic Harold in an attempt to get Laura's diary; and Leland is given bail and Leo is found unfit for trial.

This episode was a lot of fun with both humour and the most excitement we've seen for a time; the raid on One Eyed Jacks was pretty exciting; I was a little surprised that Cooper punched a woman although to be fair it was in self defence! Kyle MacLachlan continues to do well in the role of Cooper and Michael Ontkean does well as the Sheriff; they make a good partnership despite, or perhaps because of, their very different styles.

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