Twin Peaks

Episode Twenty-Seven "The Path To The Black Lodge"

Season 2, Ep 20, Aired 4/18/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Bobby and Shelly reaffirm their love. Cooper calls Shelly, Donna and Audrey together to warn them about Earle. Briggs shows Cooper a tape of Windom Earle making a report on his quest for the Black Lodge. Donna discovers pictures of her mom and Ben Horne. Wheeler is called away on an emergency. Leo worries about Shelly. Doc Hayward tells Ben to stay away from Eileen. Townsfolk have strange tremors in their hands. Pete has a vision of Josie. Windom Earle takes Major Briggs captive. Andrew and Catherine open the next box, only to find another one inside. A drugged Briggs tells Earle how to open the lodge doorway. Big Ed is able to break up with Nadine and ask Norma to marry him. Audrey and Pete chase after Wheeler…Audrey and Wheeler make love before he leaves. Cooper takes Annie dancing, and convinces her to run for Miss Twin Peaks. The Giant visits Cooper with a warning. Windom Earle discovers the cave painting is a map. BOB reappears.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lara Flynn Boyle

    Donna Marie Hayward

  • Kimmy Robertson

    Lucy Moran

  • Dana Ashbrook

    Bobby Briggs

  • Sherilyn Fenn

    Audrey Horne

  • Warren Frost

    Dr. William Hayward

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Episode Twenty Seven

    By thefanof, Jan 11, 2015

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Log Lady intro: There are clues everywhere -- all around us. But the puzzle maker is clever. The clues, although surrounding us, are somehow mistaken for something else. And the something else -- the wrong interpretation of the clues--we call our world. Our world is a magical smoke screen. How should we interpret the happy song of the meadowlark, or the robust flavor of a wild strawberry?

    • Major Briggs: Taht mug uoy ekil si gniog ot emoc kcab ni elyts... Taht mug uoy ekil...

    • Windom Earle: For you see, the cave painting is not only an invitation... it's also a map! A map to the black lodge!

    • Pete: Audrey, there are many cures for a broken heart. But nothing quite like a trout's leap in the moonlight.

    • Doc Hayward: Dammit, Ben. It isn't that simple. I believe you. I applaud your desire to do the right thing. But goodness in you is like a timebomb. And there's nothing good about ruined lives.

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    Notes (4)

    • Neilson Rating: Unknown

    • Right before this episode aired, ABC had quietly decided to cancel Twin Peaks. The series went on another long hiatus after this episode and did not return until June.

    • Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Everett McGill and Joan Chen do not appear in this episode.

    • A.K.A. "The Path to the Black Lodge"

    Trivia (1)

    • This episode takes place between: Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25

    Allusions (1)

    • Annie: What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. This is a modified quote from quantum physicist, Werner Heisenberg. The original quote was, "We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." It was originally from a series of lectures given at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the Winter of 1955-1956.

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