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Episode 13 of Twin Peaks, "Demons," originally aired on November 3, 1990, and was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. This episode offers important information on the nature of Killer Bob as a spirit who requires a human host. Donna and Maddy fail at their mission to steal Laura's diary when Harold goes mad and threatens them. After James saves them, Maddy begs him to forget about her and get back with Donna. Agent Cooper takes the rescued Audrey to the Bookhouse. After finding out it was Jean Renault who trying to kill him at One-Eyed Jacks, Cooper returns the ransom money to Ben, who pleads ignorant of the whole scheme. Cooper's supervisor, Chief Gordon Cole (played by series creator David Lynch), arrives in Twin Peaks with a lab report and a message from Windom Earle in the form of a chess move. Josie makes a deal with Ben, gets her money, and is forced to leave town with Jonathan. At the Great Northern Hotel, Mr. Tojomura and Ben have a confrontation, but are interrupted by the crazed Leland's song and dance. The episode ends with the interrogation of the One-Armed Man, who reveals clues about Killer Bob by way of his schizophrenic other self, Mike.


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Critic Reviews for Demons

I think vegetable Leo Johnson is my new favorite character on this show. He somehow manages to emote more than James, anyway.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite covering a lot of...ground and interacting with several smaller subplots as well as the Laura storyline, the episode is well-paced and crackles with kineticism and instills a feeling almost like gravity pulling us towards some kind of climax.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Almost every scene is great, from Harold Smith violently feeding his plants and screaming in pain at his betrayal, to the introduction of Gordon Cole, to Maddy's farewell to James.

May 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Now we're cooking with gas!

Jun 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Just as season one starts to intensify and build narrative momentum in its penultimate episode, so the chapter before the big reveal of Laura's murderer is a busy one.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

MacLachlan is in particularly fine form this time out, whether lamenting past mistakes or helping to conduct the weird, episode-ending chemically induced séance.

May 14, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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