Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.17 

Coop falls for Norma's sister and new waitress, the cute, reclusive ex-nun, Annie. Truman grieves over Josie's unexplained death. Earle visits Donna. Ben's fashion show set up to promote his "Save the Pine Weasel" cause ends in disaster.


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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 (credit only)
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 (credit only)
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


Truman is suffering from grief in the wake of Josie's unexplained death, and confines himself to the Bookhouse, drinking heavily. Cooper is forced to take over as temporary sheriff of Twin Peaks, and has Deputy Hawk help him follow more clues to Windom Earle's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Ben Horne plans to put on a charity event fashion show at the Great Northern in support of the endangered pine weasel, with financing from Wheeler and Dick Tremayne as the MC, who disdains help from Tim Pinkle. Audrey continues flirting with Wheeler while Andy tries to get back together with Lucy. Major Briggs and Margaret the Log Lady discover that they have the same mysterious markings on their bodies. Norma's younger sister, Annie Blackburn, arrives in town and reveals that she's left the convent where she was living for the past five years since age 17, and claims that she's ready to face the world. Windom Earle reads the newspaper of Cooper's latest chess moves, and becomes angry after immediately ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

28 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jones comes to meet with Catherine Martell, a Golden Globe award is visible on the shelf behind them. This is likely Piper Laurie's own award, which she won for this series. See more »


Pete states that if he manages to stalemate the chess game with 12 pieces remaining it still means six people die (one for each captured piece). Each player starts the game with 16 pieces. If Pete is referring to retaining 12 of his own pieces it means four captured pieces, so four deaths, not six. If Pete is referring to 12 pieces overall, that would equate to 20 deaths. See more »


Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: We're holding up, for now.
Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Hey, you and Cooper can handle it. It's a pretty simple town. Used to be. I guess the world's just caught up to us.
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Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Back on track....
27 August 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

It is no secret that the show lost steam starting from episode 10 of the 2nd season, and it lasted 4 to 5 episodes, but by now, the show has gotten back on track. There are still some flaws, but the direction and writing already have the same tone and feel as it had before when Laura's mystery wasn't solved yet. The suspense is there once again, and the characters' plots are finally coming full circle. If you watch this series, and learn about the downfall in the middle of the season, don't worry, it lasts at most only 5 episodes. Plus, even when Twin Peaks was at it's weakest, it is still better than most Television shows out there. Twin Peaks is surely going to keep the plots coming!

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