Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #1.2 

Cooper makes a connection with Audrey Horne and interrogates James. Ed reveals his beer had probably been drugged at the Roadhouse. Mrs. Palmer has a terrible vision.



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Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)


Agent Dale Cooper finds "a damn fine cup of coffee" at the Great Northern Hotel's restaurant where Audrey Horne introduces herself to him. Cooper and Sheriff Harry Truman speak to Dr. Hayward about Laura's autopsy. Shelly finds blood on one of Leo's shirts. Cooper and Truman release James into the custody of his uncle, Big Ed. They release Mike and Bobby, too. Ed reveals that his beer had probably been drugged. Nadine tells Norma about her new drapes. Pete accidentally serves Cooper and Truman coffee brewed with a fish. They ask Mrs. Packard about Laura. Mrs. Palmer sees a terrible vision. Benjamin Horne berates Audrey. Major Briggs slaps Bobby. Agent Cooper meets the Log Lady. Dr. Jacoby listens to a cassette tape. Written by J. Spurlin

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12 April 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Guest corpse Craig MacLachlan is Kyle's brother. See more »


The fact that there was a year's gap between the filming of Twin Peaks: Pilot and this one is evident in the different hairstyles sported by some of the cast. Although they take place on consecutive days, James Hurley, Sheriff Truman, and Deputy Brennan all have shorter haircuts by the next day, while Donna Hayward, Catherine Martell and Audrey Horne (in particular) all have noticeably longer hair. See more »


[first lines]
Dale Cooper: Diane, 6:18 AM, room 315, Great Northern Hotel here in Twin Peaks.
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Full of classic moments
11 March 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Every time I re-watch this episode, I'm surprised by how many classic scenes are in it. The episode itself never leaves much of an impression of its own (likely because it is sandwiched between two Lynch episodes), yet it has some of my favourite scenes. It has the fish in the percolator, the first meeting of Cooper and Audrey, the Log Lady's first dialog, the first physical appearance of cherry pie, Cooper's first time saying "damn fine coffee," the first appearance of BOB, and more.

Yet despite all of these classic scenes, the episode is not one of the show's best or most memorable episodes. It is not the sum of its parts, but rather a collection of parts that work best as a part of the series rather than as a part of the episode.

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