The scenes in the woods outside the cabin were filmed in Angeles National Forest, which is located in the San Gabriel Mountains overlooking the Los Angeles basin.
This episode takes place on: Wednesday, March 1
The book on Cooper's nightstand is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
GOOF: Dr. Hayward says that Renault's blood is AB negative. Later, Cooper uses this to rule him out as the killer when it doesn't match the blood found at the crime scene. HOWEVER, later in the second season the killer's blood is revealed to be...AB negative! Ooops. (See also Episode Sixteen)
Log Lady: (Presenting her log to Cooper) You can ask it now.
Cooper: (To log) What did you see that night? The night Laura Palmer was killed.
Log Lady: Shhh, I'll do the talking. Dark. Laughing. The owls were flying. Many things were blocked. Laughing. Two men, two girls. Flashlights pass by in the woods over the ridge. The owls were near. The dark was pressing in on her. Quiet then. Later, footsteps. One man passed by. Screams far away. Terrible, terrible. One voice.
Bobby: Laura wanted to die.
Dr. Jacoby: How do you know that?
Bobby: Because she told me.
Dr. Jacoby: What else did she tell you? Did she tell you that there was no goodness in the world?
Bobby: She said people try to be good but they're really sick and rotten, her most of all, and every time she tried to make the world a better place, something terrible came up inside her and pulled her back down into hell. Took her deeper and deeper into the blackest nightmare. Every time it got harder to go back up to the light.
James: Its true, my mother was out of town this week but she wasn't traveling. What she does is, she goes to another town, shacks up in some cheap hotel with a couple of bottles and picks up guys and...
Donna: It's alright.
James: I'm telling you this because I don't want to have any secrets from you. I don't want there to be any lies between us. Its the secrets people keep that destroy any chance they have of happiness and I don't want us to be like that.
Cooper: Audrey, you'll have to excuse me this morning, I'm running late. I only have time for coffee.
Audrey: Well maybe I could go with you.
Cooper: Wednesdays were traditionally a school day when I was your age.
Audrey: I can't believe you were ever my age.
Cooper: I've got the pictures to prove it. How old are you?
Cooper: Well, see you later Audrey.
Log Lady intro: I play my part on my stage. I tell what I can to form the perfect answer. But that answer cannot come before all are ready to hear. So I tell what I can to form the perfect answer.
Sometimes my anger at the fire is evident. Sometimes it is not anger, really. It may appear as such, but could it be a clue? The fire I speak of is not a kind fire.
Log Lady: I've got tea. I've got cookies. No cake.
Cooper: That's very kind of you, but I don't know if we have time to...
Hawk: (interrupting) What kind of cookies?
Log Lady: Sugar. The owls won't see us in here.
In this episode, Julee Cruise is heard singing "Into the Night." The song was nominated for an Emmy in 1990.
When this episode was re-broadcast by ABC in the summer of 1990, it was combined with Episode 6 for a two-hour special.
Rating: 11.5/??; Number 38 for the week.
A.K.A. "Cooper's Dreams"