Lonely Souls



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Episode Info

Originally broadcast on November 10, 1990, Episode 14 of Twin Peaks, "Lonely Souls," was written by Mark Frost and directed by David Lynch. This pivotal episode answers some of the series' long-running questions, as well as providing insight into Laura Palmer's killer. Featuring guest singer Julee Cruise, the brutal ending scenes flash between realities. In the morning, Maddy tells Leland and Sarah that she plans to go back to Missoula, MO. Meanwhile, Deputy Hawk searches the murder scene at Harold Smith's house, finding what is left of Laura's secret diary and a suicide note reading "J'ai une ame solitaire" ("I have a lonely soul"). Trying to solve his money problems, Bobby searches Leo's boots and finds some incriminating evidence. Audrey confronts her father about One-Eyed Jacks, and Ben reveals his connection to Laura. After looking over the diary, Cooper has Ben dragged out of his office and placed in a holding cell. At the Blue Pine Lodge, Pete Martell (Jack Nance) discovers the hidden identity of the mysterious Mr. Tojamura. That evening at the Palmers' house, Maddy smells burning oil, Sarah sees a vision of the white horse, and BOB reveals himself. At the Roadhouse, the Log Lady knows what is going on and Cooper sees a vision of the Giant, who warns, "It is happening again."


Michael Ontkean
as Sherrif Harry S. Truman
Sheryl Lee
as Laura Palmer/Madeline Ferguson
Richard Beymer
as Benjamin Horne

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Critic Reviews for Lonely Souls

This was a darrrrrk episode, man. This was the big one! Laura Palmer's murderer revealed! Woo! We did it! Well, there is SOMEHOW fifteen more episodes but for now, we did it, and no one can tell me differently.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

All in all, the ratio of Stuff That Matters to Stuff That Doesn't Matter is pretty solid.

Jun 19, 2017 | Full Review…

This is the peak of Twin Peaks, and in closing one door it opened a very ominous pair of curtains.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

With this episode, the show takes on another dimension, and leaves an indelible mark on the viewer for all time. This is simply Twin Peaks, and David Lynch, at its finest.

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

On the whole this episode delivers closure in a way that's satisfying dramatically while retaining plenty of Lynchian perversity.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Somehow Lynch makes creepy use of images that should just be laughable.

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