May the Giant Be with You



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Episode Info

The first episode of the second season of Twin Peaks, "May the Giant Be With You," originally aired on September 10, 1990, and was directed by series creator David Lynch. This episode features turning points for some major characters as well as several occurrences of supernatural visions. The wounded Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) has his first visions of the Giant (Carel Struycken), who gives him three clues and takes his ring. At One-Eyed Jacks, the disguised Audrey (Sherilyn Fenn) manages to avoid her father as a client and gets imprisoned by Blackie (Victoria Catlin). Now that Jacques is dead, Leland's (Ray Wise) hair has turned white and his previous grieving has turned to insane happiness, in which he dances and sings "Mairzy Dotes." Donna (Lara Flynn Boyle) also goes through some changes by wearing Laura's sunglasses, smoking cigarettes, and volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program. Maddy (Sheryl Lee) has a brutal vision, and Major Briggs (Don Davis) has his own vivid dream, which he shares with his son, Bobby. At the Sheriff's office, Albert Rosenfeld (Miguel Ferrer) returns and forms a theory with Agent Cooper about the night of Laura's death, which includes the presence of the killer, BOB. After the mill fire, Josie and Catherine are missing, and Shelly and Pete are in the hospital. As Leo (Eric Da Re) barely survives in a coma, the last known living person at the murder scene -- Ronette Pulaski (Phoebe Augustine) -- starts to awaken from her coma to have disturbing visions.


Kyle MacLachlan
as Agent Dale Cooper
Ray Wise
as Leland Palmer
Richard Beymer
as Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Donna Hayward

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Critic Reviews for May the Giant Be with You

Ronette Pulaski wakes up from these visions and I sort of wish I could, too.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This show is so weird. So weird... It took me a while to get into the swing of this but I want to see where it's all going.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Twin Peaks Season Two starts out with a bang in an episode that's entertaining, beautifully directed and sometimes even scary.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

While the episode's opening scene is perhaps the slowest, most anti-televisual experience one might devise, this final scene is no doubt among the most terrifying ever broadcast.

Jun 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Wherever we're being led at the end of the season 2 premiere, we know it's nowhere expected, which is precisely what we were expecting.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Conventional wisdom also says that Twin Peaks went into a steep creative decline in the second season, but that's inaccurate -- at least early on.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This episode for sure is one of the highlights of the soon-to-be troubled second season.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's as if Frost and Lynch decided to ditch the noir for nightmares. And there's nothing more nightmarish than the images that end the episode.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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