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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & Harley Peyton Directed by Jonathan Sanger Airdate: 11 April, 1991 There’s nothing precisely wrong with the 19th episode of the second season of Twin Peaks, but I can’t help but feel like something is amiss with it anyway. Part of is annoyance that, […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Harley Peyton & Robert Engels Directed by Duwayne Dunham Airdate: 4 April, 1991 My whole deal in looking back over classic-eraΒ Twin Peaks has been to go on at great length about “tone” and “atmosphere” and “mood” and “aura” and “feeling”, and it’s pretty clear, I’d like […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Barry Pullman Directed by James Foley Airdate: 28 March, 1991 Well, golly damn. I thought we still had a while until the weasel episode. I guess I’m glad to have been wrong; it means I don’t have to sit around fretting and dreading that the weasel […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Tricia Brock Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter Airdate: 16 February, 1991 We made it! With Episode 23, we re-enter “bad by Twin Peaks standards”, instead of “just plain bad”, and Twin Peaks standards are high enough for that to still qualify as pretty damn good. And […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Harley Peyton & Robert Engels Directed by Diane Keaton Airdate: 9 February, 1991 We’ve made it: the last episode in Twin Peaks‘s five-part tour of pain, and by many accounts, the worst one of all. I don’t think I can quite take it that far: it […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Scott Frost Directed by Uli Edel Airdate: 2 February, 1991 For the first 15 minutes – more than one entire act! – I rewatched Episode 21 of Twin Peaks in a state of mild bewilderment. Had I forgotten? Did the show get better earlier than I […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Harley Peyton Directed by Todd Holland Airdate: 19 January, 1991 Episode 20 of Twin Peaks is merely boring, and that’s sufficient to make it a substantial improvement over the two episodes immediately preceding it. Oh, happy day. Hell, even that’s being pissier than the episode deserves. […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Harley Peyton & Robert Engels Directed by Caleb Deschanel Airdate: 12 January, 1991 At this point, I am going to throw myself on your mercy, dear reader. Writing 1200- and 1400-word pieces about every single episode of a television show is a blast and all, but […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Barry Pullman Directed by Duwayne Dunham Airdate: 15 December, 1990 Thank the good Lord up in heaven for DEA Agent Denise (nΓ©e Dennis) Bryson, played with relaxed, good-natured comfort by David Duchovny, in the role that surely led more or less directly to his being cast […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Tricia Brock Directed by Tina Rathborne Airdate: 8 December, 1990 So here we are, and this is what a post-Laura Palmer Twin Peaks looks like. More damningly, what a post-Mark Frost/David Lynch Twin Peaks looks like, since both men largely gave up on the series after […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Mark Frost & Harley Peyton & Robert Engels Directed by Tim Hunter Airdate: 1 December, 1990 So we’ve arrived: this is the end of the uninterrupted 17-episode stretch of original recipe Twin Peaks as one of the greatest and very possibly the greatest television series in […]

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Return to the complete Twin Peaks index Written by Scott Frost Directed by Caleb Deschanel Airdate: 17 November, 1990 Following the extravagant horrors of Episode 14, Twin Peaks had nowhere to go but down. But at least initially, it’s a pretty gentle slope. Episode 15 has its rough spots, and there’s not all that much […]

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