Twin Peaks: Season 2 (1990 - 1991)



Critic 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.


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Air date: Sep 30, 1990
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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 (11) | Top Critics (6)

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Twin Peaks: Season 2



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David Lynch and Mark Frost's critically acclaimed supernatural thriller Twin Peaks goes off the rails in Season 2. With a more bizarre and surreal tone than Season 1, the show takes on quite a different feel. Under pressure from the network the question of "Who killed Laura Palmer?" is finally answered; which proves detrimental and left the writers searching for a new direction to take the series. After the Palmer case is solved there's an attempt to setup a new story arc in the second half of the season with Agent Cooper contending with a serial killer named Windom Earle, who's come to Twin Peaks seeking a mystical gateway known as the Black Lodge. But the Earle plot is poorly executed and cartoonish, and has none of the allure that the Palmer one did. Some of the supporting character subplots are interesting and add to the overall intrigue and quirkiness of the show, but most of them are insipid, inane side stories that go nowhere. However, the show still comes through with some impressive up-and-coming actors, including David Duchovny, Heather Graham, Robyn Lively, and Billy Zane. Unfortunately no one knew what they had with Twin Peaks or what made it work, and in Season 2 it all falls apart.


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