Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.20 

As romance blooms for Cooper and Annie, strange ominous things start to occur all over town. Earle kidnaps Major Briggs to find the way to the Black Lodge. Donna finds her birth certificate. Audrey's crush, John Justice Wheeler, is leaving town.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Norma Jennings (credit only)
James Hurley (credit only)
Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Cooper and Truman try to figure out Windom Earle's next move following the discovery of the heavy metal youth's body in a large chess pawn. Meanwhile, Wheeler searches for Audrey before he has to leave town for Brazil, while Audrey tries to do the same and asks Pete for help who's still mourning the loss of Josie. Catherine shows Andrew Packard the puzzle box, who manages to get it open to reveal a small silver box. Lucy also decides to enter the Miss Twin Peaks Beauty Pagent tells Andy that she will choose who the father of her unborn baby will be. Cooper also contacts Donna, Shelly, and Audrey where he confides about Windom Earle and warns them to be careful. But incredibly, the lovesick Cooper does not think about warning Annie who also decides to enter the Twin Peaks beauty pageant. Lana continues her plans to fix the beauty pageant in her favor. Also, Major Briggs is abducted by Earle and Leo where they interrogate him for information to what the Owl Cave markings mean, and learn... Written by matt-282

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18 April 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Agent Cooper, Pete Martel, and an anonymous woman's right hand all develop a slight tremor for a few seconds in at least one scene with no explanation given for the reason. See more »


Major Briggs: Taht mug uoy ekil si gniog ot emoc kcab ni elyts... Taht mug uoy ekil...
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Spoofs Mister Ed (1958) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Lynch Isn't Perfect
21 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When everything is so hush hush, why isn't it even considered that there may be a bug in the sheriff's office. Especially when it so obvious that Windom Earle seems to be a jump ahead. Can't they just take their conversations to a secure place? No, he needs to stay informed in the easiest way possible. Cooper's big time love affair, I fear, is a going to be doomed in some way. There is a comic scene when Leo, who has become the arm of Earle, tries to zap his boss, only to find he is zapping himself. If you want to see a similar bit, watch the episode of Cheers where Cliff Klaven (sp?) is trying to work on his boring behavior and sarcasm be getting zapped each time he transgresses. We continue the Miss Twin Peaks contest where the winner is the first loser. We are introduced to a metallic block that Catherine has in her possession after the magic box is demolished. And, of course, Earle, using truth serum on Garland, begins to put the petroglyphs together.

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