Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.11 

Major Briggs is missing. Agents Denise Bryson and Roger Hardy investigate Cooper's activities at One-Eyed Jack's. Sheriff Truman stands up for him. Cooper learns about the legend of the Black and White Lodges from Hawk.


Duwayne Dunham


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick) (credit only)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (credit only)
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (credit only)
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


Following the mysterious disappearance of Major Briggs, Cooper and Truman investigate his research with the Air Force which was involved in classified dealings with paranormal events which includes an unofficial search for a place called the White Lodge and the Black Lodge. Cooper refuses to offer a defense to Agent Hardy and instead confuses the IA agent with more mystical talk. Later, a transvestite DEA agent, named Dennis (Denise) Bryson, arrives to investigate the drug charges against Cooper. All of Twin Peaks gathers for the wedding of Doug Milford to a young gold digger, named Lana Budding. On the road, James stops in a small town several miles from Twin Peaks where a young wealthy heiress, named Evelyn Marsh, picks him up and offers him a job to fix her husband's car. Back in Twin Peaks, Nadine tries to win Mike Nelson's affections with her super-human strength which instead nets the eyes of the school's wrestling coach. Ben Horne is further distraught after learning from Hank ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Duchovny's television debut. See more »


When Nicky blows the whipped cream onto Dick's face, Dick immediately wipes it off with his napkin. Nicky then spins Andy's barstool causing him to fly off onto the floor. The shot immediately cuts to a close-up of Dick laughing and the whipped cream is once again present on his left cheek. See more »


FBI Agent Roger Hardy: Agent Cooper, it's showtime. You've heard the charges. What do you wish to present as your defense?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: I have no defense. I am completely confident that in the rightness of my actions. Some of it occurred outside of Bureau guidelines, and I will pay the price for that. But I am innocent of any criminal wrongdoing. If they wish to charge me, I will defend myself in a court of law.
FBI Agent Roger Hardy: Dale. There's a right way and a wrong way to do this. And the first thing we expect is for a Bureau man to stand up for...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature an old black-and-white film reel of the groundbreaking at the Great Northern Hotel instead of the still photo of Laura Palmer. See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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the beginning of something new
14 November 2013 | by saintjeremiaSee all my reviews

Many questions that seemed to be the premise of the entire show seem to have been resolved and now new things start to happen. This show introduces new characters and new plot lines the may begin to set the premise for the rest of the season (I assume; I still haven't seen the shows beyond this one.) All the new characters in this episode, however, threw me off. Suddenly we have so many different things to consider and expect! The woman in the red dress excited my imagination of what possibilities might exist when you let yourself go outside the boundaries of town. Sometimes reality does match movies.

However, although I respect the show and the beautiful atmosphere it creates, this episode was a little much which is why I only rated it a six. This rating should not discourage anyone from watching the show further. I can't wait to watch the next one!

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