Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
as Leland Palmer
as Laura Palmer/Madeline Ferguson
as Bobby Briggs
as James Hurley
as Maj. Garland Briggs
as Mike Nelson
as Norma Jennings
as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
as Benjamin Horne
as Donna Hayward
as Log Lady
as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
as Catherine Martell
as Dr. William Hayward
as Audrey Horne
as Jocelyn `Josie' Packard
as Pete Martell
as Dale Cooper
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Critic reviews for Rest in Pain
It's got this insane, hysterical quality to it. It's just so absurd and inappropriate that it jolts you out of moment and makes you think "That's not normal." But when you're burying your own child, what, exactly, is normal supposed to look like?
After the end of this episode, I still don't feel a strong connection to any particular characters.
The fact that Cooper, despite being witness to the staggering duplicity of Twin Peaks, maintains his faith in the goodness of the town, is one of the reasons he is so uniquely suited to investigate its mysteries.
This is the Twin Peaks narrative aesthetic: give them something weird then give them something they recognize, balance the offbeat with the conventional, using the former to subvert the latter.
While never reaching the surreal heights of the previous episode, it's still a damn fine hour of television.
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