Twin Peaks

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode Four "The One-Armed Man"

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 03, 1990 on ABC

Episode Recap

Sarah explains what she saw in her vision to Andy who is drawing a picture of BOB. In the living room is also Donna, Dr. Hayward, Leland, Maddy, and Truman. Leland mentions something about a necklace and Sarah explains that she saw a hand pick up the necklace of half a heart. Donna recognizes what she is talking about and realizes it is the necklace James and she hid.
Lucy is involved in watching "Invitation to Love" when Truman and Andy come up to the window. She tells him what is happening on the soap and refuses to speak nicely to Andy. In the conference room, Cooper is with Jacoby who is performing magic tricks. Jacoby is not helping too much because of doctor-patient confidentiality. He explains that the problems of our entire society are of a sexual nature. He also talks about Hawaii and sex. Jacoby says that Laura had secrets and that he wasn't able to penetrate those secrets. He also says that on the night of Laura's death he followed someone with a red Corvette that Laura talked about. Cooper notes that Leo drives a red Corvette. Then Gordon Cole calls and Jacoby leaves. On the speaker phone, Cole tells Cooper about Laura and also Albert's problem with the sheriff, to which Cooper refuses to listen. Andy comes in with the drawing of BOB and Cooper says that this was the man he had seen. Hawk then calls and tells Cooper that he found the One Armed Man.
At the Timber Falls Motel, Josie is taking pictures from her car while Ben and Catherine are in bed together. They continue to discuss what they could do with the mill and Josie. The cops arrive and prepare to break into room 101 where the one armed man is located, next door to Catherine and Ben. Andy drops his gun and it goes off. They break in and find Philip Gerard in a towel. Ben goes to the shower and takes his pants. Out falls a One Eyed Jack's poker chip that Catherine finds. In the other room, the cops interrogate Gerard about Bob and him being at a hospital. They find out that Gerard has been visiting his friend Bob Lydecker at the hospital, that Gerard's middle name is Michael, and that he is a salesman, now selling shoes (he used to sell pharmaceuticals). They ask him about his tattoo and he breaks down crying saying that it said, MOM. Outside, Hawk tells Harry that he saw Josie watching the motel.
At school, Audrey and Donna plan to find Laura's killer while also talking about Cooper. They also mention One Eyed Jack's.
At the state prison, Norma meets with her husband before the parole hearing. Hank tells her that he needs her help and that he needs to get out. In the parole hearing, Hank explains his view of what happened, and his remorse over the accident. The parole board asks Norma how she is going to help her husband if he is to be released, and she indicates that she can give him a job at the Double R Diner.
Cooper and Truman arrive at a gas station/convenience store where they check out Bob Lyedecker's veterinary practice. Inside there is a llama and a number of other animals. The animal snorts directly at Cooper and Andy walks in with a spool of twine, purchased at the convenience store. The twine is the same variety that was used to bind Laura's wrists. They then confiscate all of the vet's files under the impression that the bird that bit Laura is a patient.
Back at the Johnsons' house, Shelly and Bobby are making out. She shows him the bloody shirt and Bobby comes up with a plan to get rid of Leo. Shelly then shows him the gun and they continue to make out.
Back at the station, Lucy starts going through the files as the others go downstairs to do weapon training and target practice. There they talk about women and love. We learn that Hawk has a girlfriend and that Cooper used to love someone a long time ago. While shooting, Hawk gets six for six, two kills and Andy... just needs more practice. After Truman and Cooper shoot, Truman scores one miss, five hits, three kills and Cooper made six hits, four through the eyes and one through each nostril. Just then, Lucy comes on explaining the problems with the vet's filing system: the records are organized alphabetically by the name of the pet.
At the Double R, Shelly arrives at work and Norma and her make a date to get a great makeover. We learn that Shelly fell in love Leo when she was in High School, but that he changed after they were married. James walks in as the two plan for tomorrow's makeover date and calls Donna who is helping her dad in the kitchen. While he is on the phone, Maddy walks in and James is struck by how much she looks like Laura. He hangs up with Donna and goes to Maddy, asking her who she is. They introduce themselves to each other. In the kitchen, Norma gets a phone call: Hank is coming home.
At Ben's office, he is speaking on the phone as Audrey comes in and requests to that her father lets her help with the family business. He reluctantly agrees to let Audrey have a job after making a few wisecracks. Audrey says to him, "Please let me be your daughter again." He receives a phone call and Audrey leaves, but not before he thanks her. Ben tells the caller to meet him down by the river.
At the station, Andy is going through the files as Gordon Cole calls telling Cooper that Albert is faxing the drawing of the piece in Laura's stomach. It seems to be a poker piece from One Eyed Jack's. Just then, Andy discovers a file for "Waldo", a minah bird owned by Jacques Renault. The cops do a raid on Jacques' apartment, in which Bobby is hiding the bloody shirt and then runs. Thinking that it is Jacques, Hawk goes after him but is not able to catch him. Cooper immediately finds the bloody shirt, linking Leo with Jacques.
Down by the river, Ben and Leo meet each other and discuss the burning down of the sawmill. Leo shows Ben Bernie's body and tells him that Jacques is in Canada. Ben wants the burning of the mill to look like arson. Three nights from tonight, he tells him.
Donna and James go back to the place where they hid the necklace and can't find it. They talk about how Sarah could possibly know as an owl suddenly hoots from a tree limb. They kiss after committing to finding the killer.
At Pete's house, the phone rings and Josie answers it. It is Harry, and he tells her that he cannot get away. He asks her about Timber Falls Motel and she hangs up quickly. Pete has Josie make a sandwich for him with just a bit of mayonnaise. Pete asks Josie if she wants to go fishing with him for a contest. She agrees and then he goes to bed. She goes through the mail and finds a letter to her with a drawing of a double three domino in it. Then the phone rings and she answers it. On the other end, Hank asks her if she received his message as he plays with his lucky piece: a double three domino.

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