Apr. 08, 1990
60 min.
Showtime TV Network

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Twin Peaks

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.

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Mädchen AmickMädchen Amick
Mädchen Amick (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress, best known for playing Shelly Johnson ...

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Shelly Johns works at the Double R Diner, which is owned by Norma Jennings, a good friend of hers.

Shelly dropped out of high school to marry trucker Leo Johnson, who had swept her off her feet by lavishing her with attention. As soon as they got married, it turned out that Leo just "wanted a maid he didn't have to pay for," in the words of Shelly. Leo is a monstrous home dictator, wife-beater, and dangerous criminal, and he is tangibly connected to Laura Palmer's murder.

Shelly has been having an affair with Laura's boyfriend, Bobby Briggs. Bobby, like Laura, is still in high school, and besides being a jock, he's something of a known hooligan. Although Bobby doesn't quite tread on the right side of the law, he is at least kind to Shelly, unlike Leo. The risk of the affair is great; Bobby deals drugs for Leo and knows just how dangerous Leo is.

During the show's second season, Leo lapses into a catatonic state and Shelly and Bobby openly flaunt their relationship in front of him.

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03x03 - The Return - Part 3
Season 3, Episode 03
01x01 - Pilot
Season 1, Episode 01
02x13 - Checkmate
Season 2, Episode 13
01x05 - The One-Armed Man
Season 1, Episode 05
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