Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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The Bookhouse Boys visit One-Eyed Jack's across the border in Canada to find Jacques Renault.


Caleb Deschanel


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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 Cooper lets the seductive Audrey down easy by having a night-long talk with her about life and love. The following day, Agent Cooper and Bookhouse Boy Big Ed decide to pay a special visit to One-Eyed-Jacks to find Jacques Renault. Unknown to Cooper, Audrey goes undercover as a hostess at One-Eyed-Jacks and persuades Blackie to hire her. Josie Packard shares her suspicions with Truman about Catherine Martell's intentions. But Catherine learns that both Ben Horne and Josie are planing to murder her. A wounded Leo, now a fugitive, learns about Jacques' mynah bird at the police station and plots to kill it. Lucy continues to treat Deputy Andy coldly. Meanwhile, Dr. Jacoby receives a phone call from the dead Laura Palmer (so he thinks) while James, Donna, and Maddy plot to lure him away from his office so they can search it. Jerry and Ben Horne take the Icelandic businessmen to One-Eyed-Jacks to get them to sign the Ghostwood Estates business deal, while Ben makes a call to Leo to ... Written by sebbles & matt patay

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Release Date:

17 May 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?


Waldo the mynah bird was voiced by Sheryl Lee, who also plays both Laura and Maddie in this series. See more »


While Agent Cooper is interrogating Jacques Renault at the table during his visit to One Eyed Jacks, Jacques Renault finishes one of the beers that he has in front of him. At the start and end of that scene he has two half-filled beers in front of him. See more »


[first lines]
Special Agent Dale Cooper: Audrey, you're a high school girl. I'm an agent of the FBI.
Audrey Horne: So, do you want me to leave or what?
Special Agent Dale Cooper: What I want and what I need are two different things, Audrey.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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an eventful episode that adds even more mystery and intrigue to this brilliant show
30 September 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Now that we have the dazzlingly surreal season three, it can be hard to remember that there was a time in which Twin Peaks actually worked as a really engaging and surprisingly straightforward crime thriller with hints of the quirky and bizarre. This episode isn't an epic spectacle of maddening surrealist horror like much of the material that was to come, but it is still ingenious and entertaining television. We travel deeper and deeper into the vast black hole of David Lynch and Mark Frost's iconic tale of mystery and intrigue as they barrage us with memorable moments, heavy tension, shocking violence, black comedy, and essential plot points. Not a second is wasted, there are tons of important set ups and pay offs to get to, and the entire episode flows with a rhythmic sort of intensity, which would be continued to further lengths in the season one finale.

To make things even better, this episode gives Audrey a chance to really shine! She continues going deeper into her own desperate investigation and soon finds herself in a complicated situation. The famous "cherry scene" is included, and the episode opens up on Cooper's unfortunate rejection of her sensual romantic gesture. I have mentioned this before, and I will do so again; these two were destined to be together and it's really too bad that, through some behind the scenes complications, their destiny was never properly fulfilled! However, they still get to remain close friends and the entire sequence is executed with charm and sensitivity.

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