Twin Peaks: Season 2 (1990 - 1991)


Season 2
Twin Peaks

Critics Consensus

The lovely nightmare continues in Twin Peaks' second season, which suffers from some soporific subplots and a wobblier handle on tone, but remains vital television with its expansion of series lore and shocking cliffhanger.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 678
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In Series 2 the town comes to terms with the aftermath at the hotel and the murder investigation continues.


Kyle MacLachlan
as Agent Dale Cooper
Joan Chen
as Jocelyn `Josie' Packard
Richard Beymer
as Benjamin Horne
Ray Wise
as Leland Palmer
David Duchovny
as Dennis/Denise Bryson
Dana Ashbrook
as Bobby Briggs
Michael Ontkean
as Sherrif Harry S. Truman
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Donna Hayward
Piper Laurie
as Catherine Martell
Sherilyn Fenn
as Audrey Horne
Heather Graham
as Annie Blackburne
James Marshall
as James Hurley
Mädchen Amick
as Shelly Johnson
Gary Hershberger
as Mike Nelson
Ian Buchanan
as Richard Tremayne
Eric DaRe
as Leo Johnson
Eric Da Re
as Leo Johnson
Harry Goaz
as Dep. Andy Brennan
Sheryl Lee
as Laura Palmer/Madeline Ferguson
Don S. Davis
as Maj. Garland Briggs
Grace Zabriskie
as Sarah Palmer
Michael Horse
as Dep. Tommy `The Hawk' Hill
Everett McGill
as Big Ed Hurley
Mary Jo Deschanel
as Eileen Hayward
Wendy Robie
as Nadine Butler Hurley
Warren Frost
as Dr. William Hayward
Chris Mulkey
as Hank Jennings
Kenneth Welsh
as Windom Earle
David L. Lander
as Tim Pinkle
Peggy Lipton
as Norma Jennings
James V. Scott
as Black Lodge Performer
Ed Wright
as Dell Mibbler
Jack Nance
as Pete Martell
Jan D'Arcy
as Sylvia Horne
Arvo Katajisto
as Security Guard
Billy Zane
as John Justice Wheeler
Russ Tamblyn
as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Catherine E. Coulson
as Margaret Lanterman
Miguel Ferrer
as Albert Rosenfeld
David Lynch
as Gordon Cole
Charlotte Stewart
as Elizabeth Briggs
Michael J. Anderson
as Man From Another Place
Frank Silva
as Killer Bob
Jill Rogosheske
as Trudy Chelgren
John Boylan
as Mayor Dwayne Milford
Robyn Lively
as Lana Milford
Dan O'Herlihy
as Andrew Packard
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Critic Reviews for Twin Peaks Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

It was like watching someone hallucinate about a soap opera, floating in a nether-world of Americana between the 1950s and the 90s.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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In concrete terms, David Lynch's show is a mystery series... But "Twin Peaks" isn't "C.S.I.: Pacific Northwest"-it feels like an emanation from another, purer realm, where emotions are heightened and unheard vibrations sing.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Viewers are eager for new, innovative programming. Somewhere on television, surely, there must be room for a provocative exploration of the American landscape, replete with drug problems and slices of huckleberry pie.

May 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Even Twin Peaks's worst plotlines (Pine Weasel and Evelyn Marsh, I'm looking at you) are made up for by Lynch's final episode.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Lynch and Frost have mastered a way to make a weekly series endlessly interesting.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

I do have a strong suspicion what it's about and what it means: Nothing. Ah, but watching "nothing" has never been as much fun.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The roots of half the ambitious TV serials of the past decade were planted here, in the best episodes of an intermittently breathtaking show.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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[Twin Peaks] says that yes, domestic violence exists, but no, there is nothing you can do about it.

May 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Season two (which ran for 21 episodes) was a letdown, with the plot heading in far too many directions.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Frost and Lynch returned to Twin Peaks and managed to dig their way out of a very deep pit. Death, drama, and a compelling world returned with them, particularly in the final episode.

May 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Lynch's own oddball predilections notwithstanding, the unique appeal of Twin Peaks was not its weirdness but its purity and virtuousness.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

The first season was far more focused than the second, which meandered after Laura's murderer was IDed.

Sep 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    It starts amazing, then it's 70% bullshit, but the finale is probably the best episode of the whole series, and totally worth it.
  • May 02, 2020
    Seasonal affective disorder doesn't have to be that long!
  • Apr 29, 2020
    Definitely much messier and more puzzling than the first season, a little too much so for its own good. It's still an interesting albeit very strange season of television that was arguably more daring and unconventional than the prior, but after the reveal of Laura's killer the remainder genuinely feels like they didn't really know what to do or what direction to take for the next 13 or so episodes so they just tried to juggle as many subplots and add more characters as possible, even adding in a cartoonishly-evil antagonist that at times came off way too silly and campy, even for Twin Peaks. Still, despite all this Lynch and Mark Frost managed to keep the show investing throughout, and even today it still stands as a landmark and innovative piece of prime time television. Offbeat, certainly strange but also charming and kind of wonderful in its own way.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    I could never understand why Critics & Fans talked so much trash about Season 2 of Twin Peaks. Season 2, has by far some of the best moments, in the whole Series. The Supernatural/Horror elements that David Lynch & Mark Frost brought into Season 2, are outstanding, and made Twin Peaks a billion times more exciting, then Season 1, in my opinion (Even though I still loved Season 1)... BOB is an absolute maniac! ... Even though he looks human, the actor that played him, Frank Silva (R.I.P.) was terrifying. He put on an incredible performance. The Giant/The Fireman was a very interesting, haunting, yet insightful character as well... The Season Finale of Season 2, will always be my favorite Twin Peaks episode of all time. It descends into complete madness, and I loved every minute of it. I would give Season 2 & Season 3 of Twin Peaks a 1000% rating out of 100 if I could. By far my #1 favorite pieces of Cinema of all time.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Season 2 is still engaging and fun but midway looses steam.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Season 2: Well due to the ratings and cult status this show attained I was expecting s2 to be much better than s1... but it was the complete opposite. The supernatural stuff and the mysteries were a definite positive. But the cheesy comedy and random absurdity re plot developments were terrible. This was a huge undertaking to get through 29 episodes and I definitely regret it. It was something I had to do if I wanted to hang onto my membership in the Lynch Fan Club. This is a show that (I realized too late) was not about plot development and answering of questions... it felt like it was being absurd simply to test the audience's patience. Or more likely than not, this just wasn't made for me. So I'll hold off on warning viewers against, bc the cult following is HUGE and I am but 1 poor soul. The whole goal of this was to be able to watch Fire Walk With Me so I pray that that salvages this ride I'm on called Twin Peaks.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    The highlights are still there but useless subplots and whims of the production almost ruined the beauty of the series, luckily actors and creators have maneged to preserve their work
  • Oct 08, 2019
    "How many times have we heard: 'it's simple'. Nothing is simple. We live in a world where nothing is simple. Each day, just when we think we have a handle on things, suddenly some new element is introduced and everything is complicated once again."
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Absolutely shined in some places - the murder of Maddy will haunt my dreams forever. But after Leland died, the show lost the focus. The whole thing would have worked better as a limited series with a clear start and a clear finish.
  • Mar 22, 2019
    If not Lynch in some episodes-itâ??s shit,5,but because of Lynch itâ??s 7

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