The series follows the investigation, headed by Special Agent Dale Cooper, of the brutal murder of a popular teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. Its set in a small fictional Washington town. Twin Peaks became one of 1990s' top-rated shows, a critical success both nationally and internationally. Reflecting its devoted cult fan base, the series became a part of popular culture.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Aired: Aug. 28, 1992
Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by …
Twin Peaks: Season 1, Episode #2 - Traces to Nowhere
Agent Cooper enjoys the comforts of the Great Northern Hotel; Bobby Briggs and Mike Nelson are released from…
Series Fun Facts
- Ranked #20 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!" (30 May 2004 issue).
- Kyle MacLachlan refused to further develop the storyline about his character Dale Cooper's relationship with Audrey Horne ( Sherilyn Fenn), resulting in the writers having to abruptly change…
[show]Kyle MacLachlan refused to further develop the storyline about his character Dale Cooper's relationship with Audrey Horne ( Sherilyn Fenn), resulting in the writers having to abruptly change and add several second season story lines. As originally scripted, Audrey Horne would have been the one kidnapped by Windom Earle and taken to the Black Lodge in the series finale; the characters of Justice Wheeler and Annie were written in specifically to give Dale and Audrey "appropriate" love interests. At the time, the relationship between Cooper and Audrey was heavily publicized in TV Guide and other entertainment magazines, akin to the press given to later TV "power couples" (such as Mike and Susan of Desperate Housewives). The move alienated audiences and caused a further decline in the show's already suffering ratings. At the time, Kyle MacLachlan attributed his insistence to a belief that the morally upright Cooper would not date an underage girl; however, Audrey was a high school senior who, in the time line of the series, would have graduated in one to two months, and in fact was not "underage"-- in Washington state, the age of consent is sixteen, and Audrey is seventeen in the pilot. Crew members who would later attend the annual Twin Peaks convention would recall that MacLachlan was pressured into the decision by his then-girlfriend, Lara Flynn Boyle, who did not want her boyfriend sharing love scenes with Fenn, with whom Boyle did not get along on set.
- The character Maddie Ferguson is said to be visiting from Missoula. Missoula, Montana is the hometown of series creator David Lynch.