Twin Peaks (1990 - 1991)

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Season 2
Twin Peaks

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Twin Peaks answers its central question with diminishing returns while struggling to establish worthy new mysteries, but there are enough mesmeric flourishes to keep devotees dreaming of what lies in the Red Room.

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Critic Ratings: 161

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 30, 1990

The investigation into Laura's death continues; Audrey is taken prisoner; Donna receives a strange message.

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Air date: Oct 6, 1990

Cooper gets help and unwanted news; Audrey gets in deeper; Donna arranges to meet a stranger; Leland makes a horrifying discovery.

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Air date: Oct 13, 1990

The trail to solving Laura's murder takes a new direction; a golden opportunity presents itself to Blackie O'Reilly.

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Air date: Oct 20, 1990

Ben's request to save Audrey's life stymies Cooper; Donna goes to another picnic; Lucy's love life gets complicated.

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Air date: Oct 27, 1990

Cooper tells Truman where Audrey is; Leland attends his hearing; Donna and Maddy plot to steal Laura's diary; Ben gets a mysterious visitor.

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Air date: Nov 3, 1990

Cooper and Truman raid One-Eyed Jack's; Donna and Maddy are at Harold's mercy; Shelly and Bobby prepare for Leo's homecoming.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1990

Laura's killer is revealed; money woes strain Bobby and Shelly's relationship; Audrey confronts her father about One-Eyed Jack's.

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Air date: Nov 17, 1990

The one-armed man helps Cooper and Truman search for Bob; James and Donna miss the chance to say goodbye to Maddy; Lucy comes home.

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Air date: Dec 1, 1990

Cooper asks for time to prove who murdered Laura; Andy's French stuns Donna; Mrs. Tremond disappears; Ben hits a cold streak.

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Air date: Dec 8, 1990

Cooper and Truman say goodbye; a wake is held for Leland; Hank takes Ernie hunting in Canada; Bobby borrows Leo's clothes.

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Special Agent Dale Cooper

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Michael Ontkean
Sheriff Harry S. Truman

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Mädchen Amick
Shelly Johnson

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Dana Ashbrook
Bobby Briggs

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Richard Beymer
Benjamin Horne

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Lara Flynn Boyle
Donna Hayward

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Sherilyn Fenn
Audrey Horne

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Warren Frost
Dr. Will Hayward

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Norma Jennings

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James Marshall
James Hurley

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Big Ed Hurley

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Jack Nance
Pete Martell

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Kimmy Robertson
Lucy Moran

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Joan Chen
Jocelyn Packard

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Leo Johnson (archive footage)

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Deputy Andy Brennan

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Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill

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Mr. Tojamura

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Nadine Hurley

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Maj. Garland Briggs

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Critic Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 2

  • Jan 16, 2023
    Though a tad too bloated and fantastical, the second season of Twin Peaks is a meticulously crafted and narratively intriguing tv season that is clever in its handling of different genres and is backed up with great characters and solid performances that fuilfills the groovy style and visionary direction the show presents.
  • Aug 25, 2022
    Don't waste your time. You will be wondering what was the point when you are all finished.
  • Aug 19, 2022
    Virou uma novela fantasiosa com arcos desnecessários e atuações forçadas, incrível como o potencial da primeira vai por ralo abaixo.
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Unfortunately the director was forced to change his idea and Twin Peaks was ruined, but the core is still there and the last episode even some of them to be really bad, deserve to be watched as this is one of the best tv series ever made.
  • May 23, 2022
    The greatest 2-season crime drama ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Including the script, the locations, and the actors, and crew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • May 19, 2022
    I love Twin Peaks. The first season was great and the second season was solid. It does not get a full five stars due to the string of episodes 13-18 in which it was almost unwatchable, however; the finale in which Lynch returned for, more than made up for those episodes. I love the music, the way it is filmed, and the 90s camera work. Nothing beats the mystery of the red room for me, can't wait to watch the film and the reboot...
  • Apr 18, 2022
    Twin Peaks' second season remains just as compelling as the first with great cinematography, performances, direction music and atmosphere...until the executives told David Lynch to solve the mystery he had no intention of revealing, not at this point anyway. What follows is a show that is mostly filler that plays the soap opera stuff completely straight and struggles to find reasons to prevent Cooper from leaving the titular town. It didn't help that the one storyline people were the most interested in was vetoed by Kyle MacLachlan. It was nice seeing a pre-X-Files David Duchovny, even if the role has aged poorly given the harmful stereotypes associated with cis men playing trans women. Then again, it was never made clear at this stage if Denise was trans or a cross-dresser. The de facto series finale saved things due to Lynch's return but sadly the damage was done and the show got cancelled leaving people haunted for the next 25 years with the knowledge that THAT was how the show ended. Twin Peaks' second season still has enough compelling material to be worth a watch, mainly the hilariously over-the-top Windom Earle but things were never the same once it became a pop-culture phenomenon and gave audiences exactly what they asked for. The Log Lady intro on the DVD for that episode actually made a good point about the sadness that comes with knowledge. As for the prequel film and The Return? Well, Twin Peaks, I'll see you again in a couple of months' time. Meanwhile...
  • Apr 11, 2022
    4.5/5 if scoring only the portion for which Lynch was present. That he was able to rescue the plot in the season finale is remarkable given the depths to which it had sunk in his absence.
  • Nov 29, 2021
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  • Nov 18, 2020
    The story continues after season 1's cliffhanger to end with an ever bigger cliffhanger, too big to be halted for 25 years, to be honest. This is one of my bigger problems with this season, along with the subplots hell that tarnishes the middle episodes. After a great start that peaks with the demise of Laura's murderer, it's a mess of pointless filler stories. Only at the end of the season it all gets back on track tying back to the main plot with a spectacular, even if inconclusive, ending. All the other elements that worked in the first season are there: unpredictability of the genre (drama/comedy/mistery/thriller/horror/sci-fi/soap/romance/nonsense...), memorable soundtrack (God bless Badalamenti), quirky characters, and countless cups of joe.

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