8.6
6,464 votes
Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Showtime 1990

The body of a young girl is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. Eccentric FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks - S3E16

#1 - Part 16: No Knock, No Doorbell

8.42

Season 3 - Episode 16

Dougie's loved ones care for him in the hospital, and Mr. C heads towards the coordinates. Meanwhile, Diane makes a confession to the FBI.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 973 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E9

#2 - Arbitrary Law

8.39

Season 2 - Episode 9

Albert returns to examine Maddy. Cooper asks for twenty-four hours to finish his case. James and Donna reaffirm their love. Andy accidentally leads Donna and Cooper back to Mrs. Treamond's house. Cooper is given a missing page from Laura's diary, describing the same dream he had. The One Armed man is ill, tells Cooper he has all the clues he needs. Catherine reveals herself to Ben, and he signs the mill back over to her. Leland and Donna learn of Maddy's death. Cooper calls together everyone for a final confrontation. James leaves town. Cooper tricks the killer into revealing himself after decoding the various clues from his dream. The spirit of BOB flees from the killer's body, who dies in Cooper's arms and is welcomed into the next life by Laura. Truman, Cooper, Albert and Major Briggs ponder the existence of Bob, and where he has gone to…

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 863 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E7

#3 - Lonely Souls

8.34

Season 2 - Episode 7

Cooper and the One-Armed Man inspect guests at the Great Northern. Hawk finds Harold Smith dead by his own hand…with a mysterious suicide note and the diary torn to shreds. Leo speaks to Bobby about "new shoes." Audrey confronts her father about One Eyed Jacks. Shelly tells Norma she has to quit working at the Double R. Norma sees the changed Nadine for the first time. Bobby finds evidence to blackmail Ben Horne for a sizable sum. Audrey goes to Cooper about her father, leading Truman and Cooper to arrest Ben. Tojamora reveals his true identity to Pete. The Log Lady brings Cooper to the Roadhouse, where the Giant appears. Late in the evening, Laura's killer strikes again...

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 888 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E17

#4 - Part 17: The Past Dictates the Future

8.31

Season 3 - Episode 17

Cooper arrives in Twin Peaks.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 923 votes.

Twin Peaks - S1E8

#5 - The Last Evening

8.26

Season 1 - Episode 8

Audrey is hired at One Eyed Jack's, but is caught in a trap when her father arrives. Cooper gets Jacques Renault to reveal the details of Laura's last night in the cabin. Deputy Andy saves Truman's life and apprehends Renault. Lucy has a surprise for Andy. Dr. Jacoby is attacked in the park. James, Donna and Maddy find Laura's last tape and retrieve the necklace. Cooper finds the coke planted in James's bike. Leo traps Shelly in the mill and sets it on fire. Hank lures Catherine to the burning mill, then goes after Leo. Nadine overdoses on sleeping pills. Leland Palmer takes revenge. Cooper, arriving back at the Great Northern Hotel, is shot three times. To Be Continued...

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1062 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E22

#6 - Beyond Life and Death

8.22

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 Eckheart'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.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 801 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E1

#7 - May the Giant Be with You

7.94

Season 2 - Episode 1

A wounded Agent Cooper has a vision of a giant who gives him several clues about the murder of Laura Palmer. Shelly and Pete recover from the mill fire, but Josie and Catherine are missing. Ben and Jerry Horne are not pleased with how the mill fire plan unfolded. Leland Palmer's attitude changes with his hair color. Albert returns to assist the wounded Cooper. Donna gets a mysterious message about Meals on Wheels. Dr. Jacoby recovers from his heart attack, but cannot remember who killed Jacques. Major Briggs has a vision of good things for Bobby. Nadine is in a coma. Leo is a vegetable. Ronnette awakes from her coma after a horrific dream about Bob.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1031 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E14

#8 - Part 14: We Are Like the Dreamer

7.90

Season 3 - Episode 14

Gordon remembers an important moment from his past. Andy, Bobby, Hawk and Truman go to the forest. James hears a story about a glove on his birthday. An unknown facet of Sarah is revealed.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 930 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E6

#9 - Demons

7.88

Season 2 - Episode 6

James saves the girls from a tormented Harold. Cooper brings Audrey home. Bobby and Shelly learn that their insurance plans have backfired. Donna tries to convince Truman that Harold Smith has Laura's secret diary. Cooper's boss, Gordon Cole, arrives with an upsetting message for Cooper. Hawk finds the One-Armed Man, who reveals himself as the spirit, Mike. Maddy decides to go home. Jonathan says he's taking Josie back to China. Ben calls Leland back into work. The One Armed Man vows to stop BOB, pointing Cooper towards the Great Northern Hotel.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 846 votes.

Twin Peaks - S1E3

#10 - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer

7.88

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ben Horne's brother, Jerry, arrives in Twin Peaks; James and Donna decide to be together; Ben & Jerry travel to One Eyed Jacks and meet with its madam, Blackie O'Rielly; Audrey leaves a clue for Cooper; Deputy Hawk finds a bloody towel near the crime scene; Cooper demonstrates a unique deductive technique; The cynical Special Agent Albert Rosenfield arrives to examine the body of Laura Palmer; Josie discovers Catherine has been keeping two ledgers; Leo takes his anger out on Shelly; Agent Cooper has a mysterious dream about the crime.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1473 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E11
#11 - Part 11: There's Fire Where You Are Going
7.86
Season 3 - Episode 11

The set-up involving the Mitchum brothers and Dougie reaches its climax while even stranger things start to happen to both the FBI team and the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 963 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E8
#12 - Drive with a Dead Girl
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 8

Donna and James wonder why Maddy left so suddenly. Norma's mother arrives with news…she's married a new man, Ernie Niles. Cooper tells Leland they arrested Ben Horne for Laura's murder. Ben tells Jerry the only person who can prove his innocence is the missing Catherine. The One-Armed Man escapes custody. Pete and Truman worry about Josie. Pete tells Ben that Catherine is still alive, and wants to make a deal. Cooper comes face to face with the killer without realizing it. Lucy tells Andy that Dick may be the father. Hank and Ernie know each other from prison. Truman insists on prosecuting Ben Horne. Maddy is found wrapped in plastic.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 825 votes.

Twin Peaks - S1E7
#13 - Realization Time
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 7

Audrey cons her way into working at the perfume counter where Laura worked. She discovers that it's being used as a recruitment post for One Eyed Jack's. James, Donna and Maddy plan to lure Jacoby away from his office. Cooper and Big Ed go under cover at One Eyed Jack's. Nadine's drape runners are rejected. Truman asks for Cooper's help regarding Josie's fears about the Mill. Leo sets his sights on Bobby Briggs and Waldo the Bird. Bobby sets up James Hurley. Ben and Josie decide to double cross Catherine.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1107 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E2
#14 - Part 2: The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself
7.79
Season 3 - Episode 2

Hawk searches for something in the woods while Cooper learns that his fate in the Black Lodge may not be sealed after all.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1134 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E7
#15 - Part 7: There's a Body All Right
7.79
Season 3 - Episode 7

Cooper and Janey-E are in for a violent surprise at the Lucky 7 office. Meanwhile, Gordon and Albert try enlisting Diane to figure out the mystery of the man they believe to be Cooper in jail.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1052 votes.

Twin Peaks - S1E6
#16 - Cooper's Dreams
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 6

Cooper and company have tea with the Log Lady. The Log Lady tells them there was a third man following after Leo and Jaques the night Laura died. At the cabin of Jaquces Renault, Cooper, Hawk and Truman find Waldo the bird. The bird not only attacked Laura the night she died, but he can also talk. Cooper finds a poker chip from One Eyed Jacks. Hank returns home to Norma. The Briggs family visits Dr. Jacoby. Audrey takes a job at the perfume counter where Laura and Ronette worked. Shelly takes her revenge on Leo. Audrey has a surprise for Agent Cooper.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1190 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E5
#17 - The Orchid's Curse
7.77
Season 2 - Episode 5

Cooper discovers he had forgotten about the message under his bed. Shelly and Bobby begin Leo's homecare. Sternwood hears pre-trial motions and declares Leo not fit for trail. Nadine comes home, still thinking she's in high school. A mysterious man, Mr. Tojamura, arrives and offers Ben a sizeable fee for Ghostwood. Cooper agrees to drop Audrey's ransom, but deduces that she's being held at Jack's. Andy's test results are an improvement. Cooper and Truman raid One Eyed Jack's and rescue Audrey, witness several murders, and are saved by Hawk in the process. Jean Renault captures Hank. Harold Smith catches Donna and Maddy trying to steal the diary.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 859 votes.

Twin Peaks - S3E4
#18 - Part 4: ...Brings Back Some Memories
7.77
Season 3 - Episode 4

Coop assumes the life of Dougie Jones, as Gordon and Agents Rosenfield and Preston investigate the situation surrounding Coop's doppelganger.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 1271 votes.

Twin Peaks - S2E21
#19 - Miss Twin Peaks
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 21

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 episode was rated #9 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 680 votes.

Twin Peaks - S1E1
#20 - Northwest Passage
7.76
Season 1 - Episode 1

The small northwest town of Twin Peaks, Washington is shaken up when the body of the Homecoming Queen, Laura Palmer, is discovered washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic. Meanwhile, the rebellious Audrey Horne ruins a business deal for her father Benjamin.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Twin Peaks from 2309 votes.

Last updated: apr 20, 2021

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Twin Peaks is indisputably one o the greatest shows ever, however you have to watch it at the right time and recognize a few things. First off, if you get to the end of the 3rd episode and you still don't like it, then it may not be your type of a show. That third episode is really the point where you find out if you'll like the rest or not. Secondly, if you watch it and don't like it, then wait a couple years then come back. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked it if I watched it a few years ago. Thirdly there is a noticeable drop in quality about halfway through the second season. Hammer your way through these episodes, do not skip them. I know they are painful to watch but the payoff is worth it. The show eventually does get itself back on track just in time for the final episode to be the greatest episode of any television show ever. I recommend this show to everyone but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. Give it a shot though, it's really fucking good

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The owls are not what they seem

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Another week, another unnecessary reboot of a fetishized show. A lot of time and effort is put into apologizing for "surrealist" works. When something seems bizarre or off-putting, it's *really* the symbol of [blank] that has kept the particular reviewer up for many sleepless nights and changes in meaning for them over years. It would be too simple, it is supposed, to only say the plot was weak and dialogue boring. To suggest camp as a lazy crutch to account for bad acting is to just miss the point! It's a flexible genre that not everyone tunes into for its ability to... *make sense*... or frame its alleged message in a way you particularly care to hear. ::huff:: Fine. There's some truth to the notion that one person's art is another's self-indulgent waste of time and resources. And in terms of "cultural impact," one must concede this is a "great" show that captured the momentum and fervor of its time and has carried such a special place that it's managed to reboot even if the notion of rebooting has smelled sour for longer than anyone cares to admit. Whatever else I might figure out to say about this show as I carry on, I cannot get over how horrendously bored I am. One dimensional characters bouncing from one boring ass conversation to the next before schizophrenically altering their personality and plot line to be doing something that isn't better or worse than before and probably won't be given a resolution. The main arc and mystery could have ended it all mid-way in season 2, but they keep going...because. The forced introduction of painted-marionette characters to continuously drag the story along must exist in a collective blackout by the show's most ardent fans. Check out my viewing habits. I watch nearly everything. Across cultures, eras, and languages I peek. I get that some people have very niche voices and that it can be nice just to find that someone does indeed have a voice. I get that some things are complex or difficult. I get that some things are goofy. I just don't get this. It feels bored with itself. Like someone with the resources to make a parody, or pay homage, or experiment in a bend or twist, just threw it all in a blender and poured it out on the table, dryly proclaiming, "eat." I liken it to the kind of "comedy" that comes from Comedy Bang Bang or Tim and Eric. "WE DID SOMETHING! ACCEPT US! NOT ALL COMEDY IS ABOUT LAUGHTER, DUH!" Okay, you complex, tortured souls you. So it goes not all drama has to feel particularly dramatic nor do all mysteries need to make you think, I guess. It feels like when True Detective got undermined by its own popularity. Forcing more layers and conversations than were ever needed. It feels like if an X-Files subplot got particularly out of hand. It feels like the original college junior script for Fringe before it went through a 95% rewriting process. It feels like Wonderfalls in a universe where the word "charm" never existed. It's Carnivale without the mystery, style, or acting. It's an episode of Bate's Motel where it's 38 minutes of just Norman and Norma folding sheets and sweeping up the hotel before a slightly awkward conversation at dinner andthenohlookabloodstain cut to black. It's so goddamn boring I'm staring at a frozen frame of it because I had to capture the void and every time I look up it makes me feel even emptier. Now, go on, tell me that's Lynch's intent all along and now I'm finally starting to see the inherent brilliance and wisdom of his sad take on life. Or, let the conversation die like the show should have died in 1991, or whenever the middle of the second season aired.

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I can safely say that Twin Peaks is my favourite show of all time. It's magical, funny, sad and stunning. Dale Cooper will always be my favourite character and I'm sure that I will revisit this amazingly weird world many times throughout my life.

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Has been one of my favorite shows since the day it came out and I've gone back and revisited it a number of times over the years. However, it's been a bit since I last did and I figured I'd better have a good binge before the new episodes come out. Gotta admit, I'm a bit nervous about the new season. This show has been a huge piece of my personal television culture and I'm not sure how I'll take it if they blow it. Might find myself heading to the hills in search of the Black Lodge or some other crazy shit. I have high hopes that won't be necessary, though. If you're a first timer just getting into this, I envy you in a way. You're in for a hell of ride!

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Twin Peaks was not only about Laura Palmer, it was about the demons inside us. I have no words. Twin Peaks is one hell of a thrill ride, amazing.

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Scary, weird, mysterious and dark while still humorous and fun. Still fun and interesting today. A true classic tv-show.

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There was a fish in the percolator!

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One of the most revered shows about the world, _Twin Peaks_ is my personal favourite TV show thus far. It's a cultic, surreal mystery with myriads of construals and an emphatically subjective conception. David Lynch refuses to explicate the meaning behind any of his work being a firm proponent of art subjectivism. He often gives people small hints, such as the fact that _Eraserhead_ is his most psychedelic film, but he believes every piece of art is up to interpretation and artistic intent is merely one of those possible interpretations. He fills his films and this show with symbolism, seemingly haphazard surrealism, and overall wackiness. Hence, most of his critics berate his work as nonsensical, random, and pretentious. In all honesty, the subjective meaning behind his work was never the main attraction, for me. Throughout my viewing of the show, I seldom bothered attempting to analyze all the metaphysical happenings and instead opted to just experience them on a visceral level and see what comes out of that. And the surrealism is enjoyable regardless of the method with which you choose to experience it. Even pure audiovisuals suffice to enrapture the viewer and make this show an indelible experience. For instance, [spoiler]The Black Lodge is one of if not the best cinematic portrayal of prepubescent nightmares. So much so, that it reminded me of one such nightmare I experienced as a kid.[/spoiler] One of the show's main strengths is its romanticization of 90s American country culture. Twin Peaks is the epitome of the relaxed, isolated life in small American towns. Every character is interesting, friendly and has their own quirks, issues, and charm. Particularly, one of the most iconic characters in TV history, Special Agent Dale Cooper. He is by far the most charming character in TV history, whether it be his love for coffee, his sweet and caring nature or simply the way he records everything in voice recorder he has named Diane [spoiler](who's later revealed to be an actual person)[/spoiler]. Or the smaller, simpler characters like Audrey, the classic femme fatale, who enjoys randomly dancing to a particular song, which also happens to be my favourite OST track ever. Not a single character is left absent a quirk or otherwise distinctive individuality. The second season is by far the most controversial since David Lynch stops directing the show amidst it. Many hate that part of the show and think it's the worst filler ever, but I beg to differ. It isn't as good as the rest of the show since it's not directed by David Lynch, but to me, it was a nice break from the main arch where several characters received considerable development. The characters are brilliantly created, so I didn't mind simply watching them interact at all. Plus, the season finale is one of the best episodes. The next season, which revived the show in 2017 is singularly astounding. David Lynch has all the money he could ever need at that point and uses to create some of the prettiest imagery you've ever seen. Namely, the bomb sequence is a strong contender for the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

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Although the show was only 30 episodes, it was and still is the greatest show of all time.

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