Twin Peaks - Season 1, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

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Episode Info

Twin Peaks, Vol. 6 is the sixth regular-season episode of Twin Peaks, the famed, short-lived television serial from David Lynch and Mark Frost. This volume centers around the undercover infiltration of One-Eyed Jack's, another step in the investigation of Laura Palmer's murder. Agent Dale Cooper, Sheriff Harry Truman and Big Ed Hurley all explore the casino and brothel, posing as oral surgeons. Audrey Horne has also been working been her way into One-Eyed Jack's -- posing not as a customer, but as a potential employee, recruited in the same manner as Laura Palmer. Audrey winds up there on the same night as does central suspect Jacques Renault. Meanwhile, James Hurley and Donna Hayward, suspicious of Dr. Jacoby, lay a trap for him by disguising Laura's cousin Madeline as Laura, back from the dead. This installment, directed by famed cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, contains some of the most memorable moments of the series, which is characterized by bizarre comedy and surreal details within an atmosphere of brooding mystery. Especially notable scenes are Audrey's "audition" for Blackie, where she ties a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue, and the ultimate fate of Waldo the mynah bird.


Kyle MacLachlan
as Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean
as Sherrif Harry S. Truman
Joan Chen
as Jocelyn `Josie' Packard
Chris Mulkey
as Hank Jennings
Eric DaRe
as Leo Johnson
Harry Goaz
as Dep. Andy Brennan
Eric Da Re
as Leo Johnson
Sherilyn Fenn
as Audrey Horne
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Critic reviews for Realization Time

I get so, so annoyed watching this show sometimes. And then, the second I get annoyed, I immediately second guess myself. Am I supposed to be annoyed? Are the characters acting stupidly because they're...stupid? Or because it's "Lynchian?"

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Audrey's uncle is so super gross. A LOT of the men in Twin Peaks are super gross, to be honest. Creepy, skeevy, and full of gross intent.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Stuff happens: the Bookhouse Boys find the cabin in the woods, we finally learn what the Log Lady's log saw, and that Waldo scene obviously stuck with all of us. Poor tiny donuts.

June 19, 2017 | Full Review…

With just one episode to go in the first season, anticipation is running high.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

I know I sound like a broken record here, but the first season of Twin Peaks really is one of the strongest first seasons of any show.

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

That's a lot to follow in terms of plot. But this is also a show that traffics in unforgettable images, and one of the strongest appears in this episode.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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