Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.18 

Truman is shaken out of his stupor by a bizarre attempt on his life. Shelly has a miraculous effect on Gordon Cole. Cooper and the officers explore the mystical Owl Cave. Donna learns of her mother and Ben Horne's secret history.

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Mark Frost (created by), David Lynch (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (credit only)
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings (credit only)
James Marshall ... James Hurley (voice)
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (credit only)
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (credit only)
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell (credit only)
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Storyline

Truman survives the attempt on his life by Ms. Jones, and returns to his job. Gordon Cole returns to Twin Peaks to reinstate Cooper into the FBI and to bring the classified file on Windom Earle, who is now eavesdropping on the police station with a hidden microphone in a bonsai plant. When Cole flirts with Shelly at the Double R Diner, her seductive appearance somehow makes him hear her voice. Enlightened that he can hear (at least her voice) Cole asks Shelly out on a date. Shelly is somewhat embarrassed, but flattered at the attention and accepts. Audrey continues pursuing Wheeler, but is thwarted by her father who sends her to Seattle on business. Donna enlists Audrey's help in investigating Donna's mother who may have a past connection with Ben Horne. Windom Earle continues stalking Cooper as well as making contact (in disguise) with Audrey, Shelly, and Donna. When Annie sees the symbols that Cooper drew from descriptions from Major Briggs and the Log Lady, and tells them they look... Written by Anonymous

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final appearances by James Marshall(James), even if it's just voice-over work, and Joan Chen(Jocelyn Packard). However, Marshall returned in Twin Peaks (2017). See more »

Goofs

The playing cards Leo picks from Windom Earle's hand display the faces of [from camera-view right to left] Donna en of clubs], Audrey en of diamonds] and Shelly en of spades] . When Windom Earle has Leo picking the king [Agent Cooper], the 2 outside queens, Donna and Shelly, have swapped places with Donna on the left and Shelly on the right. Already in the next shot of the cards they have resumed their original order. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Why would Eckhardt want me dead?
Dale Cooper: Sexual jealousy.
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Oh yeah.
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Connections

Referenced in Silent Hill: Origins (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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A Sweeter Episode
19 March 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

It's pretty amazing to me how a surrealist show that is, essentially, about murder which was created (in part) by David Lynch of all people, includes some of the sweetest moments in television history!

This episode has a much more lighthearted approach than most "Twin Peaks" episodes. While "Twin Peaks" is pretty lighthearted a lot of the time, this is definitely one of the more "sweet" episodes. While it does have some dark moments (it literally opens with a woman attempting to kill Sheriff Truman), this episode is probably the most romantic of the "Twin Peaks" episodes.

Annie and Dale Cooper have a lot of chemistry together, and they're certainly two of the more charming characters of the show (Agent Dale Cooper is definitely my favorite "Twin Peaks" character, he's so fun to watch), and their scenes are very entertaining. Also, the scene dealing with an encounter between David Lynch's character and Shelly Johnson is hilarious.

Overall, this episode is full of heart, humor, and fun.


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