Twin Peaks

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot "Northwest Passage"

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 08, 1990 on ABC
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The small northwest town of Twin Peaks, Washington is shaken up when the body of the Homecoming Queen, Laura Palmer, is discovered washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in when Ronnette Pulaski, who attended the same high school as Laura, is found wandering on a bridge before lapsing into a coma. Cooper believes there is a connection between Laura's death and the death of another girl named Theresa Banks that happened a year earlier. Cooper discovers a small piece of paper with the letter "R" on it shoved under Laura's fingernail. He reveals to Sheriff Truman that under the nail of Theresa Banks he found a "T." There's little doubt the same killer has stuck again. Meanwhile, the rebellious Audrey Horne ruins a business deal for her father Benjamin; Twin Peaks sheriff Harry S. Truman arrests Laura's boyfriend Bobby, who is secretly seeing a married woman named Shelly; Laura's best friend Donna and secret boyfriend James discover a mutual attraction; and Laura's mother has a terrifying vision.

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Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle

Donna Marie Hayward

Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

Bobby Briggs

Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn

Audrey Horne

Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton

Norma Jennings

Warren Frost

Warren Frost

Dr. William Hayward

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Special Agent Dale Cooper

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

George Wolchezk

Guest Star

John Boylan

John Boylan

Dwayne Milford

Guest Star

Rodney Harvey

Rodney Harvey

Biker Scotty

Guest Star

Wendy Robie

Wendy Robie

Nadine Hurley

Recurring Role

Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart

Betty Briggs

Recurring Role

Catherine E. Coulson

Catherine E. Coulson

Log Lady

Recurring Role

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