Written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
Original air date: November 3, 1990
Truman recognizes Jean Renault; Bobby
and Shelly receive the insurance check; Cooper’s supervisor,
Gordon Cole, pays a visit; Hawk catches up to Gerard; Mr. Li
threatens Josie while she reaches a stalemate with Ben.
Read the episode
script at Glastonberry.net
For the titles of the Twin Peaks TV episodes, I have taken
the unique approach of using both the episode numbers, which were
the only titles given the scripts by series creators David Lynch and
Mark Frost, and the translated German titles of the episodes that
were assigned when the series aired in that country. Frequent
readers of PopApostle know I like the aesthetic of actual episode
titles, but I also wanted to honor the simple numbering used by
Lynch and Frost, hence the expanded titles presented in these
Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode
Albert Rosenfield (mentioned only)
Jonathan Kumagai (last name revealed in
"Slaves and Masters")
Thomas Eckhardt (mentioned only)
Andrew Packard (mentioned only)
Mr. Tojamura (Catherine Packard)
BOB (mentioned only)
Notes from the Log Lady intros
When cable channel
obtained the rights to air reruns of Twin Peaks
in 1993, David Lynch directed all-new introductions to each
episode featuring the Log Lady, portrayed by original
actress Catherine E. Coulson. These intros also appear as
options on the DVD and Blu-ray collections of the series.
The sugar dish has moved closer to the Log Lady from its
position previously in
"The Orchid's Curse".
"Sometimes we want to hide from ourselves...we do not
be us...it is too difficult to be us. It is at these times
we turn to drugs or alcohol or behavior to help us forget
we are ourselves.
"This, of course, is only a temporary solution to a problem
is going to keep returning and sometimes these temporary
solutions are worse for us than the original problem.
"Yes, it is a dilemma. Is there an answer? Of course there
As a wise person said with a smile, 'The answer is within
This episode opens immediately after the end of
"The Orchid's Curse", on
the night of Tuesday, March 7, 1989, with James rescuing
Donna and Maddy from an irate and distraught Harold Smith.
The daytime portions of the episode take place the following
day, Wednesday, March 8.
At 1:50 on the Blu-ray, a gigantic Webster's Dictionary is
seen on the bookshelf in Harold's cabin.
At 2:29 on the Blu-ray, it looks like there are a bunch of
dust bunnies on the floor in the cranny between the
bookshelf and the desk. A realistic touch! Maybe Harold's
cabin was shot at a real world location and not on a sound
After Donna has fled with James and Maddy from Harold's
cabin, Harold frantically tends to his orchids to distract
himself from the pain of the betrayal but then breaks down
and starts screaming/howling in anguish. His howling is a
bit reminiscent of BOB after he has murdered Laura at the
Episode 8B: "Answers in
Notice that Bookhouse Boy Joey Paulson is one of the blurred
figures in the background as Cooper tends to Audrey in a
room of the Bookhouse.
At 5:54 on the Blu-ray, Maddy is seen driving away from
Harold's cabin in a 1959 Chrysler DeSoto Fireflite.
As Truman pages through a book of mug shots, it's fairly
obvious that Jean Renault's photos have been pasted in,
while the others are on a genuine mug sheet.
Truman remarks that Jean Renault runs most of the crime in
Northwest Territories of Canada.
The photo portrait hanging above the file cabinet in
Truman's office is that of his namesake, U.S. President Harry S. Truman
At 11:36 on the Blu-ray, a portable potty stool for Leo is
seen in the background as Shelly and Bobby bring the
brain-damaged and barely responsive Leo into the house.
The script reveals that the insurance representative
for Leo's case is named Tom Brockman.
Despondent at the small size of the insurance check for
Leo's care, Shelly complains to Bobby that she had to quit
her job at the RR to care for Leo, so how are they going to
pay all the bills? But it's not until
"Lonely Souls" that we see
her quit her job! The quitting scene was shot earlier and
meant to be seen in an earlier episode, but was cut for time
and wound up in the later episode.
At 18:07 on the Blu-ray, it looks like Audrey is saying
something under her breath just before she tells her father
she would like Agent Cooper to take her home instead.
At 18:39 on the Blu-ray, notice that the bags Nadine brings
home from her shopping trip are from Horne's Department
Nadine's comments suggest that Ed has told her
are on vacation in Europe at the moment since she now thinks
she is a teenager again.
As James approaches Maddy on the dock at the lake, a wisp of
smoke blows past the screen from the right at 21:54 on the
Blu-ray. Was the cigarette smoke of a crewmember standing
just off camera?
During their conversation in Ben's office, Ben remarks to
Josie about her "...husband's little boat that went boom."
This is an indication of how Andrew Packard's arranged death
occurred (we learn in a later episode that Andrew learned of
the plot and faked his death).
During the coming home party for Leo thrown by Shelly and
Bobby, notice that Bobby is wearing two paper party hats
over his ears! Notice also that Shelly is now wearing the
tie Bobby was wearing earlier, as they received the insurance
check, loosely around her neck.
The booze bottle Bobby is holding at 28:36
on the Blu-ray appears to be the same
Jack Daniel's bottle
seen at the Roadhouse in
"The Orchid's Curse"!
"Wounds and Scars",
Truman is seen drinking from the same bottle at the
At 31:04 on the Blu-ray, a box of
Crunch cereal is seen on top of the stove during Leo's
coming home party.
After Leo's face falls into his coming home cake, notice
that Bobby pulls his head up from it by his ponytail!
The large hearing aid device worn by Gordon Cole is an
Acousticon model A-120 from around 1948! (See the
Welcome to Twin Peaks website.)
Gordon's remark upon meeting up with Cooper at the sheriff's
station, "You remind me today of a small, Mexican
chihuahua," may be one of Gordon's code phrases (Gordon's
use of various types of code is mentioned in
With Me, used due to his loud, easily overheard voice).
However, it seems in this case that Cooper doesn't
understand the code either, but Gordon goes on to say, in
the "privacy" of Sheriff Truman's office, that he and Albert
are worried that Coop may be getting in over his head; this
is probably what he meant by saying Cooper reminded him of a
chihuahua, the way those noisy little dogs think they can
stand up to everything around them, despite a huge size
Gordon reminds Cooper, "You went into the shoot in
Pittsburgh, Coop." According to
The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper,
Pittsburgh is where Cooper was stabbed by Windom Earle.
|The chess move sent to Cooper by Windom Earle, P to K-4
(Pawn to King's 4), is a classic opening move in a game of
chess. Cooper's matching response of P to K-4 is considered
a solid response. (See "Patterns and Conflicts: An Analysis
of the Windom Earle/Dale Cooper Chess Game", Wrapped in
Plastic #4, April 1993, which includes input from chess
expert John Jacobs, former chess columnist of the Dallas
|Earle's (white) P to K-4 move
(diagram from Wrapped in Plastic #4)
|Cooper's (black) P to K-4 move
(diagram from Wrapped in Plastic #4)
The stuffed white fox that was previously in the corner
behind Ben's desk in
"The Orchid's Curse"
is now behind the sofa. Leland strokes it and gets a hunk of
fur off it, which he plants as evidence against Ben in the
murder of Maddy later, as seen in
Josie refers to Jonathan as her assistant, Mr. Li, to Truman
as she is about to leave. Was that just an alias she picked
at random? We learn in
"Slaves and Masters"
that his actual last name is Kumagai.
Mr. Tojamura invokes a little American guilt in Ben by
telling him his family was at Nagasaki.
Nagasaki was the
second Japanese city hit with an atomic bomb by the U.S. in
the closing days of WWII.
The song Leland sings in the Timber Room is "Getting to Know
You", from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The
King and I. Pete identifies the source of the song as
he sits at the bar sipping a glass of milk.
During his song routine in the Timber Room, Leland asks a local
couple, "How about those Steeplejacks, huh?" "Steeplejacks"
is the name used for the sports teams of Twin Peaks High
School, as heard in Nadine's cheerleading chant in
"The Man Behind Glass".
At 39:46 on the Blu-ray, bottles of
Beefeater, and Jack Daniel's can identified behind the
bar in the Timber Room.
Pete seems to be a fan of musicals. Besides knowing that
Leland's song is from The King and I, he tells
Tojamura that Fiddler on the Roof made him weep
like a little baby. Fiddler on the Roof was a musical
play originally performed on Broadway in 1964.
The musical piece Trudy plays on the piano after Leland's
rendition of "Getting to Know You" is "Josie and Truman"
from the Twin Peaks Season Two Music and More
Pete appears to be wearing a fly-fishing lure in his hat
while at the bar in the Timber Room.
Gordon Cole remarks that the drug taken by the One-Armed Man
is haloperidol and Cooper implies it is used in the
treatment of schizophrenia. Haloperidol is, in fact, a real
world antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of
schizophrenia, delirium, mania, and severe anxiety.
Schizophrenia, despite popular perception, is not related to
multiple personality disorder as implied here, but relates
to a person with confused beliefs about reality,
hallucinations, and abnormal social behavior.
Notice that Gerard's voice obtains a deeper, echoey, almost
vibratory quality when he speaks as the possessing Mike.
Mike tells Cooper that BOB was formerly his familiar. A
familiar is a supernatural entity, often seen in the form of
an animal, who assists a sorcerer or witch with the
practicing of magic.
Mike seems to relate another chant, like the "Fire Walk With
Me" chant from
"Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer":
He is BOB,
eager for fun.
He wears a smile,
When Cooper asks Mike if BOB is near them now, Mike replies,
"For nearly 40 years." This may be a reference to the amount
of time that BOB has been intermittently inhabiting Leland
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