Twin Peaks (2017)
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Part 8 

Cooper's doppelganger faces a life-or-death situation. In 1945, the Trinity atomic bomb test in White Sands, New Mexico leads to horrifying unexpected consequences. In 1956, a creepy woodsman covered in scorched engine oil invades a radio station.


David Lynch

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Dale Cooper
Leslie Berger ... New Mexico Wife
Robert Broski ... Woodsman
Cullen Douglas ... Disc Jockey
Erica Eynon ... Experiment
Tikaeni Faircrest ... Girl (1956)
George Griffith ... Ray Monroe
Tad Griffith ... New Mexico Husband
Sheryl Lee ... Laura Palmer
Xolo Maridueña ... Boy (1956) (as Xolo Mariduena)
Joy Nash ... Senorita Dido
Tracy Phillips ... Receptionist
Frank Silva ... Bob (archive footage)
J.R. Starr ... MC (as JR Starr)
Carel Struycken ... ???????


In his success of blackmailing the warden Dale Cooper is now free and on the road with his accomplice Ray. Things go badly for Dale Cooper when he attempts to outsmart Ray for information regarding Philip Jeffries, we flashback to 1945 for the first nuclear testing and witness the arrival of Bob. Written by Amir Noghabai

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Release Date:

25 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Bend, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Before this episode aired, cinematographer Peter Deming told audiences on social media that Part 8 would be "like no other." See more »


Woodsman: Gotta light?
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
(uncredited) (opening credits)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Eraserhead: The Return

This is the first, last, and only review that I will write without a rating. Why? Because I honestly don't know how to put a number to what I just saw (EDIT: after watching it a few more times, I gave it a ten). This part of the Return was, as Showtime CEO David Nevins described the season, "the pure heroin version of Lynch." I'm almost kind of glad that we have two weeks before the next part, because I need time to process what I just saw. It was brilliant, dizzying, discombobulating, surreal, slow, horrifying, and above all strange. It felt more like a revival of Eraserhead than Twin Peaks.

The average viewer is definitely not going to like this instalment. I'm not even sure if I liked it. What I do know is that I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I saw at least fifty images that are sure to stick with me for the rest of my life. For that and that alone this episode is brilliant. But I should also hasten to add that as strange and vexing as this episode was, at no time did I feel like it was just being random or strange for the sake of strangeness. Most every scene had some form of symbol that had occurred before in the return, and now having seen them all again for an hour, I feel like I have a slightly better understanding of their significance and relationships with each other. As Donna said to James in the Pilot; "the more I learn about it the more it all starts to make some kind of horrible sense."

So if you want something that continues the story in any way, this Part will disappoint and perhaps annoy you. However, if you are willing to sit back and let yourself be swept along for the ride, you will emerge an hour later dazed, confused, disoriented, and a little stunned, but certain that you just saw something completely and utterly unique.

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