Apr. 08, 1990
60 min.
ABC 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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Dr. Will Hayward

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Doc Hayward is a coroner, who, due to his close relationship with her, refuses to perform the autopsy on Laura Palmer. His first name is not generally used, but because he is referred to as "Will" in one episode, it can be presumed to be "William"; he is normally referred to as just "Doc" most of the time.

He is the husband of wheelchair bound Eileen, and father of three daughters Donna (who has by far the biggest role of the family), Harriet and Gersten. The Doc is generally a balanced, fair man, but he is especially upset by Laura's murder, as he is a friend of the Palmer family, and his daughters knew her well.

Doc Hayward also has an altercation with the abrasive Albert Rosenfield, who calls his work "amateur", and wishes to do more work on Laura's corpse. Unlike most of the characters on Twin Peaks he appears to have no major nasty secrets, or eccentricities. However, towards the end of the second season, we learn he may have been cuckolded by Benjamin Horne, fathering Donna. This is never resolved, though, because of the series' cancellation.

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03x14 - We Are like the Dreamer
Season 3, Episode 14
02x19 - Variations and Relations
Season 2, Episode 19
02x17 - Wounds and Scars
Season 2, Episode 17
02x08 - Drive with a Dead Girl
Season 2, Episode 08
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