Twin Peaks

Season 2 Episode 13

Episode Twenty "Checkmate"

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 1991 on ABC
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Major Briggs has no memory of the place he was taken, but now has an odd tattoo on his neck. Andy and Dick break into Little Nicky's files. Mike and Nadine begin an affair. Shelly and Bobby's love is strained. Evelyn asks James to kill her husband. Hank attacks Big Ed, but is beaten by Nadine. Ben slips deeper into his fantasy life. When the drug bust goes bad, Cooper is taken hostage by Jean Renault. Leo Johnson comes back to life. After physical and mental torture by Renault, Cooper is saved by a quick thinking Bryson and Truman.

Later that night, an explosion and blackout empties out the police station, and when Cooper and Truman return, they find a gruesome scene let by Windom Earle.

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  • Checkmate

    6.5
    I don't like the Andy and Dick partnership, but overall this was yet another solid episode. We're still waiting for the show to truly get good again though.
David Duchovny

David Duchovny

Dennis (Denise) Bryson

Guest Star

Gavan O'Herlihy

Gavan O'Herlihy

RCMP Officer Preston King

Guest Star

Nicholas Love

Nicholas Love

Malcolm Sloane

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Chris Mulkey

Chris Mulkey

Hank Jennings

Recurring Role

Ian Buchanan

Ian Buchanan

Dick Tremayne

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James Booth

James Booth

Ernie Niles

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    • Log Lady intro:

      My husband died in a fire. No one can know my sorrow. My love is gone. Yet, I feel him near me. Sometimes I can almost see him. At night when the wind blows, I think of what he might have been. Again I wonder: why?

      When I see a fire, I feel my anger rising. This was not a friendly fire. This was not a forest fire. It was a fire in the woods. This is all I am permitted to say.

    • Jean Renault: Before you came here, Twin Peaks was a simple place. My brothers sold drugs to truck-drivers and teenagers. One-Eyed Jack's welcomed curious tourists and businessmen. Quiet people lived quiet lives. Then a pretty girl dies. And you arrive. Everything changes. My brother Bernard is shot and left to die in the woods. A grieving father smothers my surviving brother with a pillow. Arson, kidnapping. More death and destruction. Suddenly the quiet people here are no longer quiet. Their simple dreams have become a nightmare. Maybe you brought the nightmare with you. And maybe, it will die with you.

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