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, Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive a devastating message from the Giant.



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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?


On Ben Horne's desk is a hardcover copy of Thomas Mann's epic tetralogy Joseph And His Brothers. See more »


The Log Lady: A poem as lovely as a tree: "As the night wind blows, the boughs move to and fro. / The rustling, the magic rustling that brings on the dark dream. / The dream of suffering and pain. / Pain for the victim, pain for the inflictor of pain. / A circle of pain, a circle of suffering. / Woe to the ones who behold the pale horse."
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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 »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


What a Wonderful World
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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The mystery comes to a shocking truth!
21 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So Far, Twin Peaks has been a show of mystery and suspense, and this episode, Lonely Souls, is so far one of the best. We finally realize who the killer is, and trust me, I was completely shocked. Not only upon learning who it was, but upon the way Lynch wrote and directed it. It has psychological terror all over, and the final 5 minutes are perhaps the best 5 minutes I have ever seen on Television. David Lynch is a true director who has put his mark upon TV and films. As well as finding out who the killer is, we say goodbye to a character that was perhaps the sweetest and most gentle in the series. That character will be missed greatly. I cannot wait to find out how the rest of Twin Peaks will deal with another murder.

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