Laura's Secret Diary



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Episode Info

Episode 11 of Twin Peaks, "Laura's Secret Diary," originally aired on October 20, 1990, and was directed by Todd Holland. At the Sheriff's office, Cooper and Truman interrogate Leland about the murder of Jacques Renault. Andy takes another sterility test to find out if he is capable of being the father of Lucy's baby, while Dick Tremayne offers money for an abortion. At the Double R diner, Donna enlists Maddy's help in a plan to get Laura's diary away from Harold. Meanwhile, Emory Battis (Don Amendolia) is killed and Jean Renault (Michael Parks) shows Ben a video of Audrey, who is still held hostage and drugged at One-Eyed Jacks. When Cooper is required to deliver the ransom money to save Audrey, he asks Truman for the help of the Bookhouse boys. Many characters enter the town of Twin Peaks in this episode: Judge Clinton Sternwood (Royal Dano) arrives at the station; Josie Packard returns with her so-called cousin, Jonathan (Mak Takano); and the elusive Mr. Tojamura (credited as Fumio Yanoguchi) checks into the Great Northern Hotel.


Ray Wise
as Leland Palmer

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Critic Reviews for Laura's Secret Diary

You know an episode of Twin Peaks is exhausting when my two favorite people on this show and in the world, Dale Cooper and Lucy Moran, share a scene and I don't even care about that.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

We're stuck with a remarkably weak and watered down version of Cooper here. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his inability to see through Lucy's relationship problems.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

[Director Todd] Holland keeps the various threads of narrative from getting tangled in each other, and deals out new developments alongside established stories in a way that verges on overwhelming but thankfully never gets there.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Some of the stuff in it is great... But there's some standard TV stuff thrown in here too, like the overly excitable concierge at the Great Northern and the sitcomy antics of Deputy Andy.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Laura's Secret Diary" is more of a piece-mover, advancing three major plot lines.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A weak episode, but not a bad episode.

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