Twin Peaks

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  • TV-MA
  • 1990
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.8  (214,026)

Twin Peaks was a television show that aired on ABC in 1990 and 1991. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the show followed the investigation into the murder of Laura Palmer, a popular high school student in the small, fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. The show starred Kyle MacLachlan as FBI agent Dale Cooper, who is sent to Twin Peaks to investigate the murder. Michael Ontkean played Sheriff Harry S. Truman, who assisted Cooper in his investigation. Other notable cast members included Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward, Laura's best friend, and Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson, a waitress at the Double R Diner.

Twin Peaks was known for its unique style, blending elements of crime drama, soap opera, and surrealism. The show's distinctive aesthetic included haunting music by composer Angelo Badalamenti, dream sequences, and quirky, offbeat humor.

Throughout the series, Cooper and Truman interviewed a large cast of characters, each with their own secrets and hidden agendas. These included Laura's family, friends, and lovers, as well as various townspeople and residents of nearby logging communities. As the investigation progressed, more and more strange and inexplicable events occurred in Twin Peaks, with Cooper himself encountering otherworldly beings and experiencing visions.

Despite its popularity and critical acclaim, Twin Peaks only aired for two seasons before being cancelled by ABC. The show's abrupt ending left many storylines and questions unresolved, leading to fervent speculation and fan theories about what might have happened in the show's unseen third season.

In addition to its impact on television, Twin Peaks also had a significant cultural influence. Its unique and innovative style sparked a trend towards serialized dramas with intricate plots and complex characters. The show's use of dreamlike symbolism and surreal imagery also had an impact on the visual arts, literature, and music.

In 2017, Twin Peaks was revived for a third season by Showtime, with many of the original cast members returning to their roles. The new season continued the story of the town of Twin Peaks, with Cooper's investigation leading him deeper into the mysteries of the town's history and mythology.

Regardless of its cancellation and revival, Twin Peaks remains a key touchstone in the history of television, recognized for its groundbreaking storytelling and influential style.

Twin Peaks is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 1990.

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Beyond Life and Death
22. Beyond Life and Death
June 10, 1991
Agent Cooper follows Windom Earle and Annie into the depths of the Black Lodge. Big Ed and Norma get a shock when Nadine suffers head trauma. Andrew and Pete unlock Eckhardt's final box while Audrey stages her act of civil disobedience. Dr. Hayward and Ben Horne have a final confrontation. Shelly and Bobby plan their future. Dr. Jacoby and Mrs. Palmer have a message for Major Briggs. Cooper faces his destiny in the Black Lodge.
Miss Twin Peaks
21. Miss Twin Peaks
June 10, 1991
Windom Earle sets his sites on the Miss Twin Peaks contest. Lucy chooses a father for her baby. Leo is punished when he frees Major Briggs. Cooper unlocks the key to entering the Black Lodge. Annie and Dale make a commitment to each other. Catherine and Andrew find a mysterious key. Donna confronts Ben Horne. The Miss Twin Peaks contest ends in chaos. Windom Earle kidnaps Annie. Andy deciphers the Owl Cave puzzle.
The Path to the Black Lodge
20. The Path to the Black Lodge
April 18, 1991
Bobby and Shelly reaffirm their love. Cooper calls Shelly, Donna and Audrey together to warn them about Earle. Briggs shows Cooper a tape of Windom Earle making a report on his quest for the Black Lodge. Donna discovers pictures of her mom and Ben Horne. Wheeler is called away on an emergency. Leo worries about Shelly. Doc Hayward tells Ben to stay away from Eileen. Townsfolk have strange tremors in their hands. Pete has a vision of Josie. Windom Earle takes Major Briggs captive. Andrew and Catherine open the next box, only to find another one inside. A drugged Briggs tells Earle how to open the lodge doorway. Big Ed is able to break up with Nadine and ask Norma to marry him. Audrey and Pete chase after Wheeler. Audrey and Wheeler make love before he leaves. Cooper takes Annie dancing, and convinces her to run for Miss Twin Peaks. The Giant visits Cooper with a warning. Windom Earle discovers the cave painting is a map. BOB reappears.
Variations and Relations
19. Variations and Relations
April 11, 1991
Cooper and company find the mysterious petroglyph. Windom Earle befriends a rock and roll youth, and tells him tales of places called the White and Black Lodge. Pete helps Catherine open the first puzzle box. Lana wants Milford to rig Miss Twin Peaks. Annie and Cooper go for a nature walk. Cooper finds the poem Earle sent to the girls. He tells Harry it's a poem he once gave to Caroline. Major Briggs agrees to look into Earle's Project Bluebook work. Cooper deduces Leo Johnson is working with Earle. Shelly, Lucy, Donna, Nadine, Lana and Audrey enter Miss Twin Peaks. Mike tells Bobby about Nadine's special bedroom talents. Cole says goodbye to Shelly. Donna wants to know what is going on between her mom and Ben Horne. Treymayne hosts a wine tasting party. Windom Earle leaves his next victim and a terrifying promise for Cooper: "Next time, it will be someone you know."
On the Wings of Love
18. On the Wings of Love
April 4, 1991
Cooper is reinstated at the FBI
Wounds and Scars
17. Wounds and Scars
March 28, 1991
Cooper is attracted to beautiful, reclusive woman as Truman grieves over Josie's death.
The Condemned Woman
16. The Condemned Woman
February 16, 1991
Ed proposes to Norma. James and Donna say good-bye, and Audrey meets her fated one.
Slaves and Masters
15. Slaves and Masters
February 9, 1991
Cooper finds out who shot him; and finds help in his chess game with Windom Earle.
Double Play
14. Double Play
February 2, 1991
Cooper confides the history of the Windom Earle to Truman, and Audrey strikes a deal with Bobby.
13. Checkmate
January 19, 1991
Cooper and Truman arrange a trap for Jean Renault.
The Black Widow
12. The Black Widow
January 12, 1991
Cooper finds a clue, and Andy and Dick Tremayne confront concerns over little Nicky's past.
Masked Ball
11. Masked Ball
December 15, 1990
Sheriff Truman defends agen Cooper's activities at one-eyed Jack's, which are under investigation.
Dispute Between Brothers
10. Dispute Between Brothers
December 8, 1990
Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman exchange goodbyes; and a wake is held for Leland Palmer.
Arbitrary Law
9. Arbitrary Law
December 1, 1990
Cooper tricks the killer into revealing himself
Drive with a Dead Girl
8. Drive with a Dead Girl
November 17, 1990
The One-Armed Man escapes custody
Lonely Souls
7. Lonely Souls
November 10, 1990
Cooper and the One-Armed Man inspect guests at the Great Northern
6. Demons
November 3, 1990
Donna tries to convince Truman that Harold Smith has Laura's secret diary
The Orchids Curse
5. The Orchids Curse
October 27, 1990
Donna's and Maddy's plan to steal Laura's secret diary is among the plot developments.
Laura's Secret Diary
4. Laura's Secret Diary
October 20, 1990
Agent Cooper gets a strange request to save a life
The Man Behind the Glass
3. The Man Behind the Glass
October 13, 1990
Cooper and Truman discover an unexpected twist in the trail to Laura Palmer's murderer.
2. Coma
October 6, 1990
Agent Cooper receives unwanted help and unwelcome news, and Audrey gets into deeper trouble.
May the Giant Be with You
1. May the Giant Be with You
September 30, 1990
Agent Cooper, who has been shot, sees a vision of a giant
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  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 1990
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (214,026)