Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.19 

Cooper and Major Briggs try to unlock the secret of Owl Cave. Windom Earle is ahead of them and makes his next move. Gordon Cole says goodbye to Shelly. Dale takes Annie out on a date. The Miss Twin Peaks contest draws hot competition.



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


Cooper, Truman and the deputies find new markings discovered by Windom Earle in the form of a large map-like petroglyph. Meanwhile, Windom Earle picks up a heavy metal roadie where he confides in his intentions to find the mysterious Black Lodge, and then kills him as another chess pawn. Leo begins to show disillusionment to Earle over his methods, but is held in check. Catherine shows Pete and Truman the mysterious puzzle box left behind by Thomas Eckhardt and upon opening it, reveals another box inside it. As the town prepares for the annual Miss Twin Peaks Beauty Pagent, the conniving Lana Budding Milford enters as a contestant and persuades the elderly and senile Mayor Milford, who's one of the judges, to vote in her favor. Elsewhere, Cooper continues dating Annie, unaware that Windom Earle knows about their newfound romance. Cooper finally learns about the love poem that Shelly, Donna, and Audrey received from Windom Earle, and correctly concludes that Leo is also working for ... Written by Anonymous

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11 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The poem Windom Earle sends the girls is "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Just before his death Shelley was startled to encounter his own doppleganger See more »


When Donna is looking at the postcard that James sent in the mail there is an envelope addressed to a Mr. Moore in Studio City, CA. See more »


Windom Earle: Once upon a time, there was a place of great goodness called the White Lodge. Gentle fawns gamboled there amidst happy, laughing spirits. The sounds of innocence and joy filled the air, and when it rained, it rained sweet nectar that infused one's heart to live life in truth and beauty. Generally speaking, a ghastly place, reeking of virtue's sour smell, engorged with the whispered prayers of kneeling mothers, mewling newborns, and fools, young and old compelled to do good without reason. But ...
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References Funny Girl (1968) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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The Girls Line Up for the Evil Windom Earle!
20 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Cooper falls in love with Annie, things are getting deadly. The Miss Twin Peaks beauty pageant is the focus of the evil Windom's next move. The winner of the contest is to be the next victim. But every significant young woman, including Annie, are in the running. Lana is trying to fix the contest, which isn't to her benefit. All that said, Windom and Leo lure a young doper to their lair with the promise of free beer. He is to be used in an interesting way. One of the clues that are being investigated is a magic box, one of those things that require great skill to open. It is connected to Josie. Cooper and Harry make a weird discover at a gazebo as the episode ends.

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