Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #2.22 

Lucy chooses the father for her baby. Nadine's memory returns. Donna's father attacks Ben. Can Cooper overcome his deepest fears as he enters the surreal Black Lodge to save Annie?

Director:

David Lynch

Writers:

Mark Frost (created by), David Lynch (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 (credit only)
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (credit only)
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Storyline

In the cliff-hanging series finale, Cooper must face his innermost fears as he tracks down Windom Earle, who has abducted Annie and taken her into the hellish realm of the Black Lodge. Meanwhile, Nadine, wounded by a hit on the head during the beauty pageant, wakes up now back to her old self, and becomes very upset when she sees Big Ed with Norma. Donna struggles to control herself from Ben Horne's news, which leads to a fistfight between him and Dr. Hayward who angrily knocks Ben into a fireplace mantle for interfering with his family, and apparently killing him. While Truman and Andy wait and wait for Cooper to return from the Black Lodge, Andrew and Pete steal the safety deposit box key and go to the Twin Peaks Savings and Loan where Audrey is staging a feeble act of civil disobedience. But when Andrew and Pete open Thomas Eckhardt's final box, they instead find a bomb - which explodes. Major Briggs receives a cryptic message from Windom Earle in the Black Lodge through the ... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1991 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Takes place between Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27. See more »

Goofs

In the bank scene, when the teller is bringing Audrey a glass of water, a boom mic is clearly visible at the top of the screen for several seconds. See more »

Quotes

Giant: [talking backwards; subtitled] One and the same.
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Connections

Referenced in Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sycamore Trees
Lyric by David Lynch
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Performed by Jimmy Scott (as The Legendary Jimmy Scott)
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One of the best episodes in Television history...
31 August 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The finale to Twin Peaks was everything you could hope for and more. David Lynch is back to direct this episode, and whoa, what an episode it is. The writing and direction are spectacular and spellbinding. This is Lynch at his most surreal. What I find truly amazing about the ending to the series is that it does not close the doors for the characters. It actually does not have much of the other characters besides Cooper and Windom Earle stuck in the Black Lodge. The scenes of Cooper dwelling deeper into the Black Lodge are completely bizarre and unpredictable, and I wonder what kind of reception it got back when it aired. I am sure many people would have dismissed it as being 'weird' for the sake of being weird, but that is what Lynch is. He is a master at surrealism and mystery, and it was part of what got me into Twin Peaks. The murder, and Lynch's trademark suspense. I also did find the fates of several characters very tragic (including my favorite character in the series, who happens to be female), but the way it happened was completely shocking and it shows just how unpredictable Lynch is. BRAVO to the series as a whole and to the amazing series finale!


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