Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.7 

Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Leo wants shoes, Norma learns of Nadine's regression, Tojamura reveals his identity to Pete, and Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive 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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Did You Know?


The line spoken by the giant ("It is happening again") was sampled by DJ Shadow in the very end of his album Endtroducing..... See more »


When Hawk and Andy grab Ben Horne to arrest him, his glasses drop to the floor, but when he is dragged out the door he is wearing them again. See more »


The Giant: It is happening again. It is happening again.
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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
Written by Bob Thiele (uncredited) and George David Weiss (uncredited)
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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David Lynch shows his genius once more. I have fallen off of my chair whilst watching a TV show, overwhelmed with emotion just once. That was Breaking Bad Ozymandias. I am truly in awe at this masterpiece of an episode. I strongly believe that this might be the best episode of TV ever. I did not want this review to be full of plot analysis, spoilers or any direct relation to the idea of 'review'. I am sorry if this is not entirely a 'review' but if I could convey to just one person how sublime this episode was to me, then maybe others may share in the awe that I have just. I urge you to watch the art that I have witnessed. Utterly unbelievable I am staggered beyond recognition.

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