Twin Peaks

Season 2 Episode 22

Episode Twenty-Nine "Beyond Life And Death" (2)

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 10, 1991 on ABC
9.3
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Agent Cooper follows Windom Earle and Annie into the depths of the Black Lodge. Big Ed and Norma get a shock when Nadine suffers head trauma. Andrew and Pete unlock Eckhardt's final box while Audrey stages her act of civil disobedience. Dr. Hayward and Ben Horne have a final confrontation. Shelly and Bobby plan their future. Dr. Jacoby and Mrs. Palmer have a message for Major Briggs. Cooper faces his destiny in the Black Lodge.

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  • We did deserve a better ending. Or didn't we?

    6.5
    Disappointment. Weirdness. Gross. Fear. Shock. These four words in my honest opinion define this series finale. I was disappointed because my favorite character Audrey Horn is probably dead, such a shame. It was strangely weird how that unnecessary plot with Donna & Benjamin Horn ended, did Dr. Hayward kill him when he hit the curb? The whole sequence with Cooper/little man/Bob and dead people grossed me out. Fear and shock came with the last scene ever when Copper broke the mirror with his head and looked to the camera with that creepy look on his face. All in all, could be better. But it was the strangest thing ever shown on TV. I believe that. And I would certainly like to see what happened next. Was Cooper the killer or did he just go totally insane after all those things he had witnessed in Twin Peaks? Laura Palmer said to him that they will meet again in 25 years, that is probably the day of his death and 2016 is really near LOL :Dmoreless
  • PURELY AWFUL!

    2.0
    I love this show, but this finale to season 2, and ultimately the entire show was PURELY AWFUL! David Lynch's discontent with ABC for their meddling in the shows storyline is probably to blame. It was put on hiatus in March of 1991 because of low ratings, and numerous night and time slot changes. Then after a strong letter writing campaign it was given six more episodes to round out the season. With such promise, the show just went downhill with the Windom Earl storyline which resulted in this dreadful episode/finale.



    The entire sequence of Cooper inside the "Lodge" was hard to stomach. From Laura's horribly annoying screams, to the lame dwarf and strobe effects, I found myself wanting the whole thing to end, and it did, and I was completely dissatisfied with everything. It doesn't give me a negative feeling about the show overall, but it does make me not want to watch the whole thing through to the end.moreless
  • THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER EPISODE!

    10
    My sister and I absolutely love Twin Peaks! We remember watching it when it first came out. Very quirky. BUT I AM SURE there was another episode, like a 2 hour wrap up after Episode 29, I distinctly remember the Log Lady giving Cooper one last message from her log. When she was done, she threw down the log and everyone was shocked. Someone asked her something like "Why did you do that" she said something like, "I've been carrying that thing around long enough" I am absolutely positively sure of this. Is there any one out there who can enlighten me on this?moreless
  • I loved the final show, best cliffhanger ever.

    10
    I thought the final show was so fantastic. There will never be a show like this again. I loved the part in the lodge with Jimmy Scott singing. The lodge is one of the scariest places I have seen on a television program. Bob was frightening when he confronted Windom Earl and took his soul. I was so upset when the show ended and hoped that the ratings would be better, but people were not patient enough with the show. They want all the answers immediately. That is why CSI is so popular because at the end of the hour you know who the killer is. The visuals on Twin Peaks were exhilerating and I'm glad that ABC let the show continue as long as it did.moreless
  • Absolutely mind-blowing. A landmark in television.

    10
    Whoever said Twin Peaks lost the plot in the second season must definitely agree that the series final is an exception. This hour of television is absolutely brilliant. It is well-constructed and shot, with so many top-notch performances and a great script, which in some ways answers some questions for fans, but in another, throws so many more questions out there that it's almost frustrating.



    I was worried that Lynch and Frost would find it difficult to serve the needs of all the characters in this limited finale. However, i think they manage quite well. Take for example, Andy and Lucy, whose plot line is summed up in one minute. And it is done SO perfectly. Nadine's story, though predictable, seems so right. However, in perfect Lynchian style, we are left with massive questions. What is the fate of Ben Horne? How about Audrey Horne? Is the Agent Cooper we see in the final sequence really Agent Cooper, or a doppelganger?



    It was great to see old favourites come back as well, but i very much missed Piper Laurie, who didn't even get a look in.



    For a TV series, this finale could work as a movie. The Black Lodge sequence is so well cut together, well-lit, and as mentioned before, the performances really stand out. Surprisingly, it also wasn't too hard to follow, with Lynch's obscure dialogue making sense to me most of the time.



    If you haven't seen this series, you must. Even if you are one of the people who didn't like Season 2 (i for one loved it), stick it out for this final episode. It is more than worth it.moreless
James V. Scott

James V. Scott

Crooner

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Hank Worden

Hank Worden

Waiter

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Ed Wright

Ed Wright

Dell Mibler

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Heather Graham

Heather Graham

Annie Blackburn

Recurring Role

Grace Zabriskie

Grace Zabriskie

Sarah Palmer

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Wendy Robie

Wendy Robie

Nadine Hurley

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