Twin Peaks - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Cooper's Dreams



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Episode Info

Episode five of the first season of Twin Peaks, "Cooper's Dreams," originally aired on May 10, 1990, and was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Trying to start her own investigation, Audrey goes to a job interview at her father's department store. She manipulates the manager, Emory Battis (Don Amendolia), into a job at the perfume counter and learns some secret connections between Horne's and One-Eyed Jacks. Hank Jennings (Chris Mulkey) returns from prison to work at the Double R Diner, so Norma tells Ed Hurley (Everett McGill) that they can't continue their affair. Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn) has a counseling session with the Briggs family, and Bobby reveals details about Laura's connection to drugs. Agent Cooper, Hawk, Sheriff Truman, and Doctor Hayward go hiking in the woods and have tea with Margaret Lanterman (Catherine Coulson), also known as the Log Lady, who tells them about her visions on the night of Laura's murder. While out in the woods, they find Jacques Renault's cabin full of clues, along with a possible witness -- a mynah bird named Waldo. That night, the Icelanders have a reception at the Great Northern, where Audrey spies on Catherine and Ben, and Leland dances out of control. James and Donna continue their own investigation with the help of Madeline, who shares clues that she found in Laura's bedroom. The main suspect, Leo Johnson, is assaulted by both Hank and Shelly.


Ray Wise
as Leland Palmer
Sheryl Lee
as Laura Palmer/Madeline Ferguson
Sherilyn Fenn
as Audrey Horne
Don S. Davis
as Maj. Garland Briggs
Chris Mulkey
as Hank Jennings
Catherine E. Coulson
as Margaret, `The Log Lady'
Russ Tamblyn
as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Peggy Lipton
as Norma Jennings
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Critic reviews for Cooper's Dreams

It is terrifying to see an adult out of context. It makes you question everything you know about the natural order of things. Which, ultimately, is what Twin Peaks has always been about.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm a little lukewarm like SHOW ME THE GOOD STUFF.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Laura's murder, it turns out, isn't the bigger mystery, it's merely a symptom of the bigger mystery, of which we're only at the outskirts.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

A near flawless outing.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The sixth episode does not offer any major new pieces of evidence, but it does reinforce some long-simmering suspicions.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It would have been easy for first-time viewers to assume that all of this was leading somewhere. But for the people making the show, the early stages of Twin Peaks seemed to be more about playing with the toys they had created.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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