Twin Peaks (2017)
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Part 1 

A man observes a mysterious glass box, South Dakota police discover a hideous crime and Hawk receives a cryptic message about Special Agent Dale Cooper.


David Lynch

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Dale Cooper
Jane Adams ... Constance Talbot
Joseph Auger Joseph Auger ... Delivery Driver (as Joseph M. Auger)
Melissa Jo Bailey ... Marjorie Green (as Melissa Bailey)
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Michael Bisping ... Guard
Brent Briscoe ... Detective Dave Macklay
Bailey Chase ... Detective Don Harrison
Catherine E. Coulson ... Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady) (as Catherine Coulson)
James Croak James Croak ... Robby
Kathleen Deming Kathleen Deming ... Buella
Erica Eynon ... Experiment
Allen Galli Allen Galli ... Man in Suit
James Giordano ... Officer Douglas
Harry Goaz ... Deputy Andy Brennan


FBI agent Dale Cooper remains trapped in the Black Lodge. The Fireman tells him to remember "430" and "Richard and Linda". Great Northern hotel owner Ben Horne introduces his brother Jerry to his secretary, Beverly. Deputy Chief Hawk gets a call from the Log Lady, who tells him evidence relating to Dale Cooper is missing. In a New York City warehouse, a young man, Sam, is employed to observe a glass box. When the security guard is absent, Sam and a young woman, Tracey, have sex. An androgynous entity, the Experiment, materializes in the box and murders them. In Buckhorn, South Dakota, Cooper's doppelgänger -- a sinister, long-haired man with black irises -- retrieves two associates, Ray and Darya. Police find the severed head of Buckhorn librarian Ruth Davenport placed on the headless corpse of a John Doe. Local principal Bill Hastings's fingerprints are found and he is arrested. Hastings denies guilt, but fumbles his alibi. Written by tenzin sia

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Release Date:

21 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Sam and Tracy's coffee cups are rather obviously empty, based on how they are held by Ben Rosenfield and Madeline Zima. This, along with several other instances in The Return of characters carrying and handling cups that are very clearly empty, earned Twin Peaks an "Empty Cup Award," a satirical award from the online magazine Slate which draws attention to this phenomenon in modern TV. See more »


When Dr. Jacoby receives his delivery, the delivery driver Joe unpacks the first two spades and hand them to Jacoby, but when the camera shifts Jacoby has 3 spades in his hands. See more »


Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady): My log has a message for you.
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Features Twin Peaks (1990) See more »


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Written and performed by David Lynch and Dean Hurley
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Tickles my brain
7 June 2018 | by Brave_TraveIorSee all my reviews

I believe strongly that Twin Peeks THE RETURN especially, and a few other series that can come close to touching it, should have their own genre that caters to specific fans that simply accept what it has to offer and loves it all or as people refer to as "someone who gets it" but it gets me too! There will always be the divisive reviews with this show because of the creative divinity executed imo just like art, either you love it or hate it, theres not much middle ground. There are negative reviews about the this return season just like the movie fire walks with me, two things I preferred better than season 2 of the original series. I love the tone and overall grittiness of it. I loved fire walks with me. If you liked FWWM chances are you're going to love this newer version of TP. I believe this is what Lynch intended without network restrictions and being in control of the whole series. I believe showtime did not interfere with this season at all and it shows with David Lynch fingerprints and DNA in all the right frames and shots. The inside jokes like Dale cooper telling the Giant in the very beginning he understands or when the two cops (one played by lynch himself) talks to the man at arrowhead behind the gate and he asks if hes free to go. Subtle things like that go a long way with me.

I preferred the newer season even more for its complex presentation and making my brain tingle while stimulating it every second of watching it. I'll get to every episode. The pilot was a flat out 10 imo. No one knew what to expect with a lot of anticipation and expectations and yet it didnt meet what anyone would have thought. Spending time less in Twin peaks? New York? South Dakota? The music is undeniably brilliant and the sound effects hieten this pilot. When Bob first enters with his drive in the night the music is fantastic!! All stories start in the middle and with Twin Peeks you bet each thing presented is going to feel like WTF but it pays off most of the time, the rest that doesnt is still worth it imo.

25 years later it starts with Laura Paulmer saying what she last said to Cooper. The black lodge is so incredibly surreal. What fascinated me was the glass box in NYC. That was intriguing and I cant wait to see what that's about. And of course the murder that's discovered was jarring. Forgive me for forgetting his name, but the actor who plays Bill Hastings does a brilliant job acting. The whole pilot is a masterpiece imo and surpassed my expectations letting me believe this season is going to be unlike anything on TV AGAIN! That's why a 10 too. It reminds me why this show is groundbreaking! I could go on and on about the stunning and how incredible the sound is and how it affects the experience of watching it or the many other brilliant things. They're like their own characters that play a huge role in the episode.

I know one thing for certainty!: this season and the few shows that can touch it, scratch that itch at the top of my mouth that my tongue cant reach!

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