Dispute Between Brothers



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Episode Info

Episode 17 of Twin Peaks, "Dispute Between Brothers" originally aired on December 8, 1990, and was directed by Tina Rathborne. Taking place the day of Leland's wake, Agent Cooper reluctantly prepares to leave Twin Peaks. As he is saying goodbye to the crew at the Sheriff's office, Special Agent Roger Hardy (Clarence Williams III) and a Canadian Mountie (Gavan O'Herlihy) arrive with the announcement that Cooper has been suspended from the FBI. Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Nadine Hurley (Wendy Robie) still believes she is a teenager, so Dr. Jacoby and Ed try to get her enrolled at Twin Peaks High School. At One-Eyed Jacks, Jean Renault plots with Ernie and Hank in a scheme against Cooper. At the Double R diner, Norma discovers the identity of food critic M.T. Wentz and kicks her mother out of the restaurant. That evening during the full moon, Cooper has a campfire with Major Briggs, who makes the first reference to the White Lodge.


Piper Laurie
as Catherine Martell
Grace Zabriskie
as Sarah Palmer
Everett McGill
as Big Ed Hurley
Chris Mulkey
as Hank Jennings

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Critic Reviews for Dispute Between Brothers

Have I mentioned how there's officially nothing of importance happening on this show anymore?

May 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Episode 17 is the Rubicon of Twin Peaks: you either crossed it or you didn't. Sadly, most people did not, and this is when the ratings start to drastically and steadily drop.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

While this episode is basically just ok, it does have some rather good moments to balance things out.

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

Seriously though. Twin Peaks is quickly becoming very difficult to sit through.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

With the Palmer plot effectively over (aside from the lingering threat of Bob), Season 2 immediately starts introducing and beefing up multiple story lines.

May 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Even some of the moments that ought to work get stretched out to the point of forever or collapse into self-parody.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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