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.


Duwayne Dunham


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

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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)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


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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TV-14 | See all certifications »





English | Norwegian

Release Date:

12 April 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?


Warren Frost & Grace Zabriskie also appeared together in episode 7.11 Seinfeld: The Rye (1996), of Seinfeld (1989). See more »


In the wide shot of the deputy walking down the hospital corridor, the door to the blue-lit room is already fully open. In the close-up shot that follows, the door can be seen opening again. 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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It Shows How We've Become Used to Mediocrity!
30 May 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I loved this episode. As Cooper downs three pieces of pie and drinks coffee that had a dead fish in the percolator, things begin to buzz in all directions. Each of the young people focused on have some pretty interesting baggage. Those two delinquent types, Bobby and his buddy, are downright nuts. Bobby's mom and dad are a couple of weird ones. Then we have the lady with the log and the other one with the drapes and the cotton balls, obsessed with pulling the drapes but keeping them quiet. Of course, more central to the plot are the goings on at the mill, the rapes of young women, the not-so-hidden necklace, Audrey (my goodness), the psychologist (Russ Tamblyn), and on and on. This town is terrific and I will continue to plow my way through. I watched the whole series back in the Nineties but can't remember how it plays out. Having only watched the Pilot and the first regular episode, I am once again convinced that television has the potential for some of the greatest artistry, and that most of what we see is really not worth our time. Now that all kinds of stuff is produced by non-network sources, we have so much to occupy us.

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