Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.7 

Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Pete uncovers the truth behind Tojamura's intentions, and Cooper receives a devastating message.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Lucy Moran (credit only)
Jocelyn Packard (credit only)


Cooper, Truman, and Cole take the one-armed man to the Great Northern Hotel which is hosting a USO stop-over in their search for Bob where 'Mike' shrieks and panics when Ben Horne approaches. Hawk searches Harold Smith's house for Laura Palmer's secret diary only to find Harold dead from a suicide, and his house and Laura's diary torn apart by him. Meanwhile, Maddy says goodbye to James as she prepares to leave Twin Peaks. Shelley tells Norma that she's quitting working at the Double R Diner to care for Leo, while Bobby and Mike find a mini-cassette recording in Leo's boots that reveals Ben giving Leo instructions to burn down the sawmill. Audrey tells her father that she knows about Laura's employment at One-Eyed Jacks, and she tells Cooper about Ben's involvement for which Cooper and Truman arrest Ben as a suspect in Laura's murder. Also, Mr. Tojamura plans to buy the Ghostwood Estates and when he learns of Ben's arrest, Mr. Tojamura goes to the Blue Pines B&B and surprises Pete ... Written by Anonymous

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10 November 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 36 mins) When Cooper is looking around at the Roadhouse while music is playing and sees Bobby Briggs and the old waiter from the night he was shot, a man with a very similar appearance to Harold Smith is taking orders as a bartender. See more »


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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a still image of Agent Cooper with "The World Spins", instead of the usual still image of Laura Palmer and end credit music. See more »


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What a Wonderful World
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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Surreal, brilliant, terrifying
23 April 2007 | by ( – See all my reviews

The conclusion and solution of one of the greatest and best known fictional mysteries in history deserved a great episode to surround it, and it didn't just get that, it got what was possibly the greatest television episode of all time. Mark Frost's perfect script, David Lynch's truly extraordinary abilities as a director, and Angelo Badalamenti's greatest musical score make this possibly the greatest forty five minutes ever made for television. I have rarely seen such capable use of color, imagery, or music on television or in movies, even by David Lynch. As for the conclusion itself, I won't reveal it for anyone on earth fortunate enough to watch this series without knowing the identity of the killer, it is more than satisfying, it is shocking, dramatic, and brilliantly executed.

No television episode is quite like this. I applaud David Lynch and Mark Frost not just for this sublime episode, but also for the creation of a story and characters who deserved something like this to finish off the show's earliest main storyline. Truly one of the greatest things ever committed to celluloid, although there was one more episode of this show to follow which could be considered as good or better than this.

Letter Grade: A++

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