FIRST DRAFT: September 26, 1989
Revisions: OCTOBER 23, 1989 - BLUE
OCTOBER 27, 1989 - PINK
OCTOBER 31, 1989 - YELLOW
EXT. THE PALMER HOUSE MORNING
INT. PALMER'S LIVING ROOM - MORNING
The homecoming photograph of Laura Palmer sits on a table
next to the sofa.
We see a SKETCH PAD, a portrait of a frightening man, with
long, filthy hair. Deputy ANDY BRENNAN sits on the sofa making
the sketch. SARAH PALMER sits next to him, describing the
man in her vision in a tense whisper. Next to Sarah and
holding her hand is DONNA HAYWARD. Behind them stands SHERIFF
TRUMAN, studying Andy's work. On a chair beside the couch
DOC HAYWARD sits with medication at the ready.
His hair was long. Filthy grey on
grey, long hair.
MADELEINE FERGUSON appears quietly behind Truman with a tray
of coffee cups. She hands one to Truman and another cup to
Doc Hayward. She starts to place a cup in front of Sarah,
but with a gentle hand the doctor discourages this.
I saw him, by the foot of Laura's
bed. He was like an animal.
The scene is interrupted by a thump at the doorway. LELAND
PALMER totters in, unshaven.
Had you ever seen this man before?
Andy looks at Truman, who nods; Andy shows the sketch to
His face... oh, God, his face
Sarah's head rocks back on to the top of the sofa. She's
starting to lose it.
Sarah? Have you told them about the
necklace? They'll love that one.
She had two visions.
(winks at them)
Go ahead, Sarah.
Leland rises and heads unsteadily out of the room.
It's night. A flashlight beam moves
across the ground then a hand... a
gloved hand... lifts a rock and takes
out a necklace. Broken in half... it
CAMERA MOVES IN on a frightened Donna.
Opening credits of Invitation to Love." Scarlet red flowing
script writes out the title.
...INVITATION TO LOVE...
INT. SHERIFF'S RECEPTION AREA - DAY
Lucy sits at her desk glued to a small portable televison
"INVITATION TO LOVE"
EMERALD, poured into a dress with a plunging neckline, slinks
Don't fight it, Chet.
I'm still married to Jade. It's wrong.
(he turns away,
struggling to control
God... you're evil...
For once in your life, Chet, you're
(she takes Chet into
a passionate kiss)
I want to see my father's will, Chet.
(another kiss. Chet
Get it for me.
Entering the station, Andy and Truman cruise up to her window.
'Morning, Lucy, what's going on?
Thanks to Jade, Jared decided not to
kill himself and he's changed his
will leaving the Towers to Jade
instead of Emerald, but Emerald found
out about it and now she's trying to
seduce Chet to give her the new will
so she can destroy it and Montana's
planning to kill Jared at midnight
so the Towers will belong to Emerald
and Montana, but I think Emerald's
going to doublecross him and he
doesn't know it yet. Poor Chet.
What's going on... here.
Agent Cooper is in the conference
room with Dr. Jacoby.
Truman starts for the conference room. Andy hangs back to
talk to Lucy.
So I guess Chet's really got his
hands full, huh?... Lucy, why couldn't
I spend the night last night?
And will you be having coffee as
well, Deputy Brennan?
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM A - DAY
DR. JACOBY and AGENT DALE COOPER sit across the table from
each other. Jacoby plays idly with a golf ball, practicing
Was Laura Palmer seeing you because
she was addicted to cocaine?
I'd like to help you, Agent Cooper.
Maybe there is some sort of hula we
can do around my doctor-patient
The blackboard from Episode Two stands behind Cooper. The
map of Tibet looks over Cooper's shoulder. Jacoby rises and
circles towards it. Truman enters. Cooper nods to him.
It is safe to say Laura came to see
you because she had problems.
Oh my yes.
Were her problems of a sexual nature?
Agent Cooper, the problems of our
entire society are of a sexual nature.
(studies the map)
Tibet. My abiding interests lie to
the east as well, though only as far
as Hawaii. Five years post-graduate
work. There are sound solutions to
our diseased family structures in
native Hawaiian culture.
So there were problems at home.
The ancient Hawaiians often turned
to the soothing rhizome of the ginger
plant to case the pain of profound
confusion which, more often than
not, was sexual.
Ginger is not addictive. Cocaine is.
The fact that Laura Palmer sought
medication, no matter how dubious,
was actually a positive sign.
Dr. Jacoby, I know that you cared
deeply for Laura. Why won't you help
I would like to. My own personal
investigation, I suspect, will be
ongoing for the rest of my life.
Laura had secrets. And around those
secrets she built a fortress that in
my six months with her I could not
penetrate. For which I consider myself
an abject failure.
Did she discuss Bobby Briggs and
They were boys. Laura was a woman.
She had sex with three men the night
she died. Were you one of them?
Who killed her, Dr. Jacoby?
(walking a fine line)
The night after Laura died I followed
a man Laura had spoken to me about.
He was driving a red corvette. I
lost him near the Old Sawmill Road.
That, gentlemen, is all I can tell
Lucy interrupts on the intercom.
Agent Cooper, there is a Gordon Cole
on the phone. He says you're expecting
his call and that I should put him
through to you, should I?
Put him through.
That will be all.
You'll be in town, Doctor?
I'm planning a pilgrimage to Pebble
Beach, but that's not 'til the end
of the month.
(wiggles his thumb
and little finger)
Hang loose, Houlies.
He's gone. Cooper sets up the speaker phone on the table in
front of a chair.
Does Leo Johnson drive a red corvette?
Anything more on Jacques Renault?
There's an APB on him. His brother
Bernie made bail this morning. I've
put a tail on him.
This is my supervisor calling.
(punches in the call
on the speaker)
Good morning, Gordon, how are we
Coop. Where do you want to start?
The Palmer girl or Albert's new best
friend, Harry Truman.
(with a look to Truman)
Albert has been very busy despite
the handsome shiner. The twine he
found on her upper arms is a common
household variety: Finley's Fine
And the twine on her wrists?
Definitely not a match. No ID yet.
And those marks on her shoulders?
Bird bites. Albert thinks he'll have
specifics this afternoon vis-a-vis
genus and species.
He'll also be faxing a reconstruction
of the plastic fragment from her
Tell Albert we're anxiously awaiting
Now for the bad news. Coop, I've got
an O.O.J. and an A.F.O. here from
Albert concerning his mano y mano
with the local Sheriff Truman.
Truman makes a gesture offering to leave. Cooper motions him
Albert wants this guy's badge.
We can almost hear Harry's expletive as he goes to the window.
Gordon, here's how it is: you know
Albert. In my opinion, Sheriff Truman
displayed the patience of a saint in
not clocking him a day earlier than
He wants it filed with the U.S.
File it under "f" for "forget it"--
And you tell Albert, if he wants to
pursue this I'll fight him all the
way up the chain to Washington. I'll
talk to you later, Gordon.
Cooper hangs up as Andy enters with his sketch.
I thanks, I didn't sleep too well
Harry, the last thing you're gonna
worry about while I'm here is some
city slicker I brought into your
town relieving himself upstream.
(takes the sketch
This is the man I saw in my dream.
You saw this man?
I had an intuition that my dream and
Sarah Palmer's vision were connected.
I didn't go with you this morning so
I wouldn't influence her. I'm a strong
(he hands the sketch
back to Andy)
The eyes were a bit closer together.
The intercom buzzes.
Deputy Hawk calling in for Agent
(picks up the phone)
Hawk?... Right... stay there. Follow
him if he moves.
Traveling east on Highway 12, how
long will it take us to get to the
Pine View Motel?
Half an hour--
Depends which way you go.
Hawk's found our one-armed Man.
EXT. ED HURLEY'S GAS FARM - DAY
Re-establish. PAN to the Hurley residence, across the street.
INT. ED HURLEY'S HOUSE - DAY
ED and his assistant, SPARKY, a wizened eager beaver, enter
and tiptoe into the living room to examine Nadine's rowing
machine. The oars are bent like a "z."
Watch you don't track any grease,
(they kneel down and
look at the machine)
How the heck could Nadine bend the
thing like that?
That's tempered steel, Edsker.
Ed glances at the window, picks up the phone.
Nadine's still rummaging around out
in the garage. Catch an eye, will
Safe as houses, Edsker.
Ed dials. After a couple of rings his call is answered.
Shelly... hi, it's Ed Hurley. I need
to talk to Norma. It's kind of
INT. DOUBLE R DINER - DAY
SHELLY JOHNSON has answered Ed's call. As she talks she
watches "Invitation to Love" on the tube, with the sounds
"INVITATION TO LOVE"
Chet searches through a pile of legal briefs beside a bed
where JARED sleeps soundly.
You just missed her, Ed. She's left
for Hank's parole hearing.
Shoot. Shelly, when she gets back
could you tell her...
Sparky sees Nadine approaching. He gives Ed the high sign,
takes out a wrench and moves back to the rowing machine.
NADINE HURLEY enters carrying a breakfast tray.
...you tell Mrs. Milford not to drive
anywhere without an extra set of lug
He hangs up the phone and turns to Nadine. She displays the
tray, loaded with food, a newspaper, a pot of coffee and a
grease gun. Nadine smiles seductively at Ed.
Eggs and bacon and sausage and ham
and and whole wheat toast and juice
and coffee. And the sports section,
and a grease gun for working on my
What's the occasion, Nadine?
in his ear)
I'm gonna get a good lawyer, Ed.
She kisses him. He's alarmed. She whispers.
There's a damn good patent lawyer in
Fairvale. Those drape runners are
going to make us a fortune.
EXT. STATE PRISON - DAY
INT. INSTITUTIONAL CORRIDOR - DAY
NORMA JENNINGS sits pensively on a bench outside the door.
WILSON MOONEY, the parole officer, emerges from another door
to the cell block.
I've arranged for you to have a little
chat with Hank before the hearing.
He's glad you're here.
(a tad nervous)
Hope I didn't come on too strong
I'll be sure to tell him how helpful
you've been, Mr. Mooney.
Mooney moves off. The door to the cell block opens and HANK
JENNINGS is led out by a GUARD. Hank is forty, good looking
in a rough way. Alarmingly charming. He brightens as the
Guard leads him towards Norma who slowly stands as Hank
Haven't seen you for awhile, Norma.
Been kind'a busy.
So... business is good.
Pause. Hank seems suddenly, terribly vulnerable.
Back me up in there, Norma, please.
I gotta get out. It's starting to
put the zap on me, big time.
(pause, a whisper)
You think it's that easy?
I know I've got no right to ask and
you've got no reason to believe me,
but... I'll change. I swear on my
life. I have changed. Give me a chance
to prove it to you.
The Guard steps back in and moves him away. A hint of weakness
in Norma's eyes.
INT. PAROLE BOARD HEARING ROOM - DAY
Hank sits at a long table with Mooney, across from two BOARD
MEMBERS, a middle-aged neatnik and a younger woman with a
granite bouffant hairdo. Three other BOARD MEMBERS are spread
around the table. Norma sits to one side and watches Hank.
I've replayed it my mind a million
times. I just don't have any answers.
A car in perfect condition goes out
of control. A vagrant nobody knows
is killed sleeping on the roadside.
Why? Why did fate deal me this hand?
MALE BOARD MEMBER
You were not incarcerated for an act
of fate, Mr. Jennings.
I accept that. But it was fate, maybe
in an odd way, even luck that sent
me to prison. Just as much as that
WOMAN BOARD MEMBER
What is your point?
That my time here has been good for
me. You don't spend eighteen months
in a nine-by-five box without facing
your life. Without figuring what
went wrong with your life before.
Without planning to make it better.
Without learning to get down on your
hands and knees and pray for a second
I know I've got a lot to make up
for. The life I destroyed... and
another life I very nearly destroyed.
Hank takes a long loving look at Norma. Board members study
WOMAN BOARD MEMBER
Mrs. Jennings, your husband would be
facing a difficult re-entry. How
would you help him?
I own the Double R Diner in Twin
Peaks. I can give him a job. The
boss is tough, but fair.
This gets a slight chuckle from the board.
WOMAN BOARD MEMBER
And you would live together as man
Pause. Hank edges his seat forward, it makes a loud scraping
noise. Norma looks at Hank.
He's my husband, isn't he?
Pause. Hank mouths a silent, "thank you."
MALE BOARD MEMBER
We've got what we need here. We'll
decide what recommendation to make
without the inmate present.
WOMAN BOARD MEMBER TWO
We'll let you know by five o'clock
Hank idly rubs a key chain. Its handle is a WHITE DOMINO
with SIX BLACK DOTS.
Hank is led out by the Guard. Norma watches him go.
(smiles, says quietly)
Catch you later.
END ACT ONE
EXT. TWIN PEAKS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
Re-establish. A bell rings.
INT. TWIN PEAKS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' ROOM - DAY
Donna Hayward stands in front of the mirror, looking at
herself, brushing her hair. AUDREY HORNE enters and
immediately lights a cigarette.
I've been doing some research. In
real life there is no algebra.
Maybe you should run away and join
Escape! I've got a better idea. A
tall, dark and handsome stranger
falls madly in love with me and takes
me away to a life of mystery and
You mean that FBI Agent? Dream on.
Maybe. Or maybe he'll realize I'm
the woman of his dreams because I'm
going to help him figure out who
Is that so?
Yes. And you're going to help me.
Fact: Laura was seeing James Hurley
behind Bobby's back.
What if she was?
(off her reaction)
So it is true. Fact: Laura had a
sweet tooth for nose candy.
I guess that's not such a big secret.
Please. I didn't know Laura half as
well as you and I knew the score;
Laura was wild. Will you help me?
(getting into it)
What else have you figured out,
The morning of the funeral, Dr.
Jacoby's talking to my, brother
Johnny, trying to get him to go to
(offers a cigarette
to Donna who declines)
So he tells Johnny that Laura was in
a better place now, blah, blah, blah
and he knows that... because... Laura
was his patient.
Laura was seeing Jacoby?
Mucho de-weirdo, huh? It gets better.
Ever heard of "One-Eyed Jacks?"
Isn't that a Western with Marlon
No. It's a place up north across the
border. They have "girls" working
Audrey takes a long drag on her cigarette for effect. Donna's
Are you saying you think Laura was
one of them?
I don't know. But if it's true,
wouldn't you want to know about it?
It sure would explain a few things.
You know, I think about it, I think
about Laura being in a place like
that and I get all shivery, but it's
like a hot cold, like when you hold
an ice cube on your bare skin for a
Audrey, I'll help you but whatever
we find out, we have to promise to
keep this between ourselves. Our
It's a deal. And I know exactly where
to start, did you know Ronette and
Laura worked at the same place.
Donna didn't. The school bell rings for class. Audrey douses
her cigarette in the sink.
The perfume counter of my father's
Audrey goes out.
EXT. TIMER FALLS MOTEL - DAY
A car door. The door opens and a hand pours the remains of a
cup of coffee out of an expensive piece of china. The coffee
drips onto the dirt of the parking lot. CAMERA MOVES UP to
reveal JOSIE PACKARD behind the wheel. She focuses a camera
with a telescopic lens.
CAMERA MOVES BACK to show Josie in her Jaguar outside the
motel, parked next to a construction dumpster in the dirt
INT. MOTEL ROOM
CLOSE on a television tuned to "INVITATION TO LOVE." FADE UP
on a legal document that reads: "Last Will and Testament."
The document is rolled up and inserted in Emerald's purse.
She moves to Chet, who sits, demoralized, destroyed. Emerald
gives him a motherly kiss on the forehead.
Good boy, Chet.
God forgive me.
Chet darling, don't be a fool.
(she pats her purse)
Someday, soon, the Towers will be
Doorbell. Chet drags himself to the door. Opens it to discover
Jade holding flowers.
What are you doing here?
I think it's time we all had a nice
As this plays out there is LOUD ORGASMIC GROANING off camera.
BEN HORNE'S VOICE
Oh... yes... yes... there... yes...
CAMERA MOVES BACK to reveal CATHERINE MARTELL on the bed
giving BEN HORNE a post-coital back rub.
--I wish I could have seen Josie's
face, opening the safe to show her
lawman Romeo the double set of
books... and all she finds is the
one I've been slowly cooking.
Where's the book that spells
I have more than one hiding place.
My desk, upstairs. A drop panel in
the top drawer. Not even Pete the
poodle knows about that one.
Catherine takes a sip of wine, turns off the TV set with a
I'm famished. I suppose room service
is too much to ask of this rusticated
You'd prefer the "Lumber Baron Suite"
at the Great Northern?
I'd prefer that we get on with setting
the torch to that damn mill. Because
I want... fill in the blank.
Darling, one crosses the border into
arson cautiously or not at all. When
the mill goes up in smoke, the
headline we're after is "Josie Packard
torches bankrupt mill in insurance
fraud" not "giant wienie roast in
That's fine and dandy. Just bear in
mind, "darling," that if this
opportunity is wasted, or you in
some way... disappoint me...
(some kind of physical
...they're going to find your antlers
being used as a hood ornament on a
hillbilly's pick-up truck.
Darling... Me? Disappoint you?
Perish the thought.
EXT. MOTEL - DAY
Truman's cruiser pulls up by the dumpster. Josie's car is
gone. Cooper, Truman, and Andy get out of cruiser. Hawk walks
up to meet them.
Room 301. Last name is Gerard.
The foursome moves cautiously towards a room. Truman takes
the lead, motions Hawk to go around to the side. Hawk moves
off. They reach the door. Truman knocks.
Open up, please, it's the police.
EXT. MOTEL ROOM B - DAY
Still no answer from inside. Truman slowly takes out his
pistol. Cooper draws his, Andy nervously takes out his gun;
he drops it and it DISCHARGES. Cooper glares at Andy. Truman
picks up the gun and waves Andy to the back.
EXT. MOTEL ROOM B - DAY
The door is opened by a genial, mild mannered ONE-ARMED MAN,
ringing wet from a shower, a towel wrapped around his waist.
Sorry, I was in the shower...
(sees the weapons)
(not taking any chances)
Sir, please move back into the room...
INT. MOTEL ROOM
Ben picks up his clothes.
I'm going to give Little Elvis a
He goes into the bathroom. Catherine laughs, then notices
something has dropped out of Ben's pants. Catherine crosses
and picks it up.
A THOUSAND DOLLAR POKER CHIP from One-Eyed Jack's.
Catherine slow-burns with anger.
INT. MOTEL ROOM B - DAY
The one armed Man, now in a bathrobe, sits on the bed studying
Andy's sketch. Hawk is on the phone holding a wallet.
Wants and warrants on a Phillip
The man hands the sketch back to Truman.
No sir, never seen that man before.
Sorry. But you know what? 'Kind of
looks like somebody doesn't he?
Truman walks over to two suitcases that sit by the bed.
Do you mind if we look in these?
With a nod from the sheriff Andy moves to the suitcases
Mr. Gerard, do you have a friend
Bob... oh, you mean Bob Lydecker.
Sure, Bob's my best friend. I'm on
my western swing, I heard about it,
I'm in town visiting him in the
hospital. Bob's in a coma.
There was a Lydecker assaulted three
days ago outside a bar in Lowtown.
Is your friend Bob a doctor?
He's a veterinarian. Just about the
best darn veterinarian in these parts.
Extremely dedicated. Has his own
clinic about eight years now. No
maybe seven. Let's see...'81... I'm
still at computer school... yeah,
it's eight years.
In my dream he was a regular doctor.
What's that, mister?
Hawk hangs up the phone, hands Gerard's wallet to Truman.
Take a look at his car.
Hawk takes the keys and goes out. Cooper looks at Gerard's
Your middle name is "Michael?"
Named after my uncle. Uncle Mike.
How did you lose your arm?
Car accident. I was on the road from
Memphis to someplace, selling
pharmaceuticals. Pretty good job,
Smokey Mountains Sales Rep. I had
In background Andy's checking Gerard's suitcases. One of
them practically explodes open. A pile of WORKBOOTS and
INSTITUTIONAL SHOES fall out.
That's what I'm selling these days.
Everybody needs shoes, don't they?
They're all for the right foot.
Those are just samples, son. We mail
order all our sales, two-day delivery
guaranteed. And we could certainly
take care of your departmental needs,
if your interested.
Cooper, with Gerard's wallet still in his hand, reaches behind
Gerard's drivers license, takes out one of Gerard's cards,
and hands it to Truman.
The arm you lost, did it have a
What is this all about? I'm a shoe
Settle down, he just asked you a
If you won't tell us, we can find
out. What did it say?
It said "MOM."
EXT. MOTEL - DAY
As Cooper and Andy get into Truman's cruiser, Hawk discretely
motions Truman over to the dumpster. Hawk kneels down, dips
his finger in the spilled coffee, speaks quietly.
Car was staked out when I got here.
It was Josie Packard.
(they exchange a look.
And not that it means anything, but
Ben Horne's car was parked two blocks
EXT. LEO JOHNSON'S HOUSE - DAY
INT. LEO JOHNSON'S HOUSE - DAY
We discover Shelly Johnson and BOBBY BRIGGS in a steamy kiss.
I feel so bad for you.
Bobby gives her a confused look.
I was watching you at the funeral.
My heart was aching, I wanted to
hold you so much.
That James Hurley. He was seeing
Laura behind my back. I'm gonna fix
Fix me first.
Shelly begins to unbutton Bobby's shirt.
Don't worry, bad boy, I can hear his
'Vette a mile away.
Don't mess around about this, Shelly,
where is he?
He took off with his friend, that
Jacques that Canuck guy who works at
Bobby breaks away from Shelly.
Leo and Jacques.
What's the matter?
I gotta think. I gotta think.
(still on sex)
Think later. I got to be back at the
diner in a half hour.
Bobby makes a decision. Lie.
Shelly, I gotta tell you something.
I've been on to this for a while,
I've been checking it out. It's pretty
Leo and Jacques are running drugs
across the border. Cocaine. And
they're selling 'em to kids at school.
Oh my God, I knew it, I knew Leo was
messed up in something.
I know it's shocking. I think it's
even possible that they were giving
drugs to Laura.
Bobby? Bobby, I got to show you
something. Oh my God.
She goes to her secret hiding place behind the cabinet and
takes out Leo's bloody shirt.
This was in Leo's truck, two days
after Laura was murdered.
You sure this is Leo's?
It's got his initials sewn in the
collar, see? He makes me sew labels
Shelly, this... this could be the
answer to our prayers.
What do you mean?
(takes the shirt)
You don't need to know. I'm gonna
take this. You never saw it. Say it,
"you never saw this--"
I never saw it.
Leo is not going to be a problem for
us anymore. You stay clear of him
and don't say anything--
She lifts her gun out of the hiding place.
I bought this.
You know how to use it?
I thought you might be able to teach
Teach me, Bobby. Will you?
EXT. THE TWIN PEAKS ECONO SHOPPER - DAY
On Cooper looking ABOVE THE CAMERA.
In my dream. Mike said he and Bob
lived above a convenience store.
Cooper is standing in front of a convenience store, the TWIN
PEAKS ECONO SHOPPER. Two stories high. Truman stands next to
I'd think you'd be afraid to go to
sleep at night.
Behind them Andy and Hawk get out of Hawk's patrol car.
Andy, would you please go into the
Econo Shopper and buy some twine?
CAMERA MOVES UP to a shop above the convenience store. A
sign reads: "Lydecker Veterinarian Clinic - Aid to the Beast
INT. THE LYDEKER CLINIC - DAY
Cooper and Truman stand at a counter. Behind the counter
Lydecker's assistant MIDGE LOOMER looks at the sketch then
hands it back to Truman.
Nope. That's not Dr. Lydecker.
Does Dr. Lydeker treat birds?
There's a lot of vets in Twin Peaks.
Only one has a best friend with one
arm. Harry, in the heat of
investigative pursuit, the shortest
distance between two points is not
necessarily a straight line.
Andy enters with a brown bag.
Andy hand me that spool of Finley's
Amazed, Andy reaches into the bag and takes out... a spool
of Finley's Fine Twine.
Ms. Loomer we're going to have to
confiscate your files.
As clear as the signs on the turnpike.
The bird that attacked Laura Palmer
is a client of this office.
END ACT TWO
EXT. GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL - DAY
INT. BEN HORNE'S OFFICE - DAY
Ben Home is on the telephone, looking at a globe.
--Jerry, Jer, slow down, I know you're
in Iceland but where are you in
Iceland?... how do you spell that?
Two 'k's', one 'f', one 'v'...
(locates it on the
Yeah, I see it, Jerry, are you
drunk?... what's all that noise?...
you're in the sauna now or... I see...
no, I don't need to talk to anyone
(Jerry has handed the
phone to an Icelander)
Hello, yes, "qvath sejir" to you
too, sir... okay, put my brother
back on would you?... a joke? sure,
(the Icelander tells
Ben a joke)
"...og die panne flak der Mann?"...
(he laughs along with
the Icelander on
That's hilarious... put Jerry back
on now, please...
(Jerry is back on)
Bottom line, Jer: Ghostwood Estates,
are these tundra tycoons in or out?...
very encouraging, that and a
quarter'll buy me a piece of ice on
a stick... you're flying in when?
Tonight? That's outstanding... how
many? Fifteen? Do they all need
The intercom buzzes and we hear a SECRETARY'S VOICE.
Mr. Horne, we've got a situation in
the dining room.
Ben can hear distant strains of "In the Mood" from another
part of the hotel. Ben's alarmed.
Jerry? Jerry, I've got to go, get
those high-rolling snowballs on the
plane, I'll see you here in the
He hangs up and heads directly for the door.
INT. GREAT NORTHERN DINING ROOM - DAY
In the bar area, Leland Palmer is dancing what looks to be a
cross between the Lindy and the Tennessee Waltz with his
SECRETARY, a middle-aged gal in a suit. The Secretary looks
to Ben, hoping for something just short of gunplay to rescue
her. On the other hand, she's a hell of a dancer. Overall,
they look good.
Dance with me! Dance with me!
Leland goes into a dance solo towards Ben. Hands him a framed
picture. Ben looks at it: a snapshot photo of Laura and
This was on your desk! Our daughters,
Ben pushes his way in between Leland and the secretary.
Mind if I cut in?
Once in, Ben moves the Secretary away from Leland. Ben lets
her out of the room, goes back to Leland and grabs him firmly
by the shoulders.
Leland. Leland. You gave me that
(Leland comes to a
Calm down. Stop it.
She loved dancing. She loved to
dance... she'd stand on my shoes...
I taught her... come and dance with
me... she was a good little dancer...
He cries. Ben takes him into an embrace. Pats him on the
INT. SHERIFF'S STATION RECEPTION AREA - DAY
Cooper, Truman, Andy and Hawk enter carrying files from the
veterinarian's, past Lucy at reception. Truman rests his for
a moment on Lucy's counter.
Fellas, take 'em right into the
conference room. Lucy, I need you to
go through these files and pull out
all the people who own birds.
How will I know they own birds?
It will say so on the cards.
Okay, I'll start going through the
INT. INTERROGATION A - DAY
Hawk sets his box down and exits. Cooper is about to exit
when Andy takes him aside.
Agent Cooper? I'm so sorry, I don't
know what happened, the gun just
slipped out of my hand.
Have you ever used your weapon in
the line of duty?
No, sir, I haven't. I can't explain
what happened, I've been feeling a
It was a lack of preparation. We'll
take care of that.
TRUMAN ENTERS TO SAY:
Andy, get some ammunition from the
lockbox and meet us downstairs at
the pistol range.
Cooper and Truman exit.
INT. SHERIFF'S RECEPTION AREA - DAY
Andy goes into Lucy's office to retrieve a key. Lucy won't
look at him, slides her chair out of the way, lets him take
the key. Andy's aching.
Lucy, did you hear what happened? I
feel so dumb. I dropped my gun and
it went off.
(a hint of concern)
Are you okay?
Oh, yeah, I guess so, but I...
(remembering the war
of the sexes)
I would like to chat, but I am now
under orders to examine these files,
so if you'll excuse me please?
She exits. Andy's completely perplexed.
INT. FIRING RANGE - DAY
Cooper, Truman, and Hawk set up at the basement shooting
range. There are two targets at the end of corridors for
them to shoot at.
Laura Palmer's murder was vicious
and calculated. There's no telling
what we'll encounter bringing a
suspect to ground. After Andy's
accident at the motel I want to be
absolutely certain we're all
comfortable and confident with our
Cooper takes out his gun. The other two admire it.
Actually it's regular issue, but
I've made some modifications.
How long has Lucy been upset with
(thinks he knows how)
In this case, it was yelling through
Before Truman can talk about him, Andy arrives with the ammo.
Six rounds apiece to start with,
(still with and on
Andy glumly distributes bullets to the others, who load up.
Cooper slickly arms his own gun with a clip from his pocket.
Care to tell us about you and Lucy,
Geez, you can tell?
Not too many secrets left around
She won't speak to me and I don't
know what I did and I don't know why
she's doing what she's doing.
Andy, there are a number of old saying
which might pertain to this
discussion. Suffice it to say you're
up against the oldest unsolvable
mystery known to man.
And I feel like I don't know one
It's weird. The mystery's what I
like the most... and the less I know
the more interested I get.
A look between Cooper and Truman. Josie.
But I just can't figure her out.
There's no logic at work here, Andy.
Let that one go. In the grand design,
women were drawn from a different
set of blueprints.
Amen to that.
All four men put on headphone ear protectors. Hawk and Andy
fire six rapid shots down their separate corridors. Truman
hits a button, the targets to return. They take off their
(to Cooper, back to
So where do you stand on the mystery
of it all?
Cooper inspects Hawk and Andy's targets.
Harry, the way I look at it a
mystery's just a solution waiting
for the right set of facts. Here,
we're dealing with an area that's
closer to a paradox or an enigma...
(examining the targets)
Hawk, six of six, two kills, high
What you need is practice and plenty
of it. One hour, three times a week.
Harry, you'll supply the ordinance?
Whatever it takes.
Chin up, Andy.
(as he and Cooper
prepare to shoot)
Ever been married, Cooper?
No. I knew someone once who helped
me understand commitment, it's
responsibilities and it's risks
The four put their ear protectors back on.
...who taught me about the pain of a
Cooper and Truman fire six shots. Truman hits the button to
return the targets.
One woman can make you fly like the
eagle, another can give you the
strength of a lion. But only one in
the cycle of life will fill your
heart with wonder and the wisdom
that you have known a singular joy.
This stops the group.
I wrote that about my girlfriend.
Darlene Shapiro, PHD Brandeis. Legal
counsel for the Bureau of Indian
Cooper whistles in appreciation, then looks at Truman's
target, as Cooper looks at his.
Harry, one miss, five hits, three
Truman holds Cooper's. Disappointed.
I don't see a hit here.
I put four shots through the eyes
and one through each nostril.
Hawk takes the target out of Truman's hands. Holds it up to
the light. Cooper has used his six shots to pierce the
nostrils and the eyes. Light comes through from behind. The
threesome stares in awe. We hear a beep, then Lucy's voice
on the intercom.
Agent Cooper, I am looking at the
files from Dr. Lydecker's? And for
instance I have here in the "A's" an
Arky, who's a part poodle-part
rotweiler, who lives on Maple and
belongs to Mr. Rumple, then for
example I have an Annette, who is a
otter who lives with a family near
We wanted the names of birds
I know, but the files are all
So go through the bird section--
No, no, you don't understand; they're
organized alphabetically in the name
of the pet.
Cooper and Truman look at each other.
We're gonna need some more coffee.
EXT. JAMES HURLEY'S HOME - DAY
A housetrailer in the middle of a lonely lot with a couple
of aluminum lean-to's off the house. The shades on the windows
are drawn. James is working on his Harley under a lean-to.
James looks up as a car drives down the driveway to the house.
COLLEEN HURLEY exits the car, laughing, carrying a small
suitcase. She's forty, gave James his good looks. Her's are
on the way out. She waves goodbye to the unidentified MIDDLE-
AGED GENT behind the wheel and the car drives off.
Colleen sees James, waves, moves towards him.
There he is, the fair-haired boy,
where have you been, my fair-haired
I was at school. It's a school day.
(takes out a flask)
God bless the public indoctrination
system. Keeps the kids off the
streets... streets are for street-
cars and street-sweepers...
(takes a drink)
Where'd you go this time?
Taught a kid in prison once, this
was Ohio, all he wanted out of life
was a job as a San Francisco street
Ma, you been gone four days.
Kiddo, here's how it is; when the
muse cries out, we're helpless to
resist. A poem, she said, four days
worth. Yes, I replied.
(trying to hide his
Are you okay?
Myself, I've been better. The poem's
Takes out a legal pad from the messy suitcase.
I learned early on, write it down,
escape the humdrum hand that life
has dealt you. Play with marked cards.
(puts on glasses,
"Poet lariat/Rope, Rope/Bulldogged
down, Rodeo Town/The last of the
I don't want to hear this right now--
"--Sun goes down, rodeo town/Lariat
She takes off her glasses, looks at him.
Jimmy, are we being rude?
James picks up the flask, pours the remainder in the dirt.
Okay, sonny boy, if it makes you
feel better --
(turns on her)
You don't know... anything!
I know girl trouble when I see it.
Some little logtown siren's cut you
up. I recognize the wound patterns.
Yeah, you sure can spot it, Ma.
Am I right?
An awful, bitter pause.
Her name was Laura.
Lash yourself to the mast, Odysseus.
(lifts her drink)
Eat the lotus. Forget her. Sail on.
(she strokes his face,
The danger for you, my darling boy,
is you'll never know whether she's
an angel or a harpie sent from hell
to rend your heart, because believe
me, she'll be one or the other.
James is close to tears. He can't combat this.
She was both.
Ah, but that's the secret, Jimmy
boy. They all are.
James is sickened. He lurches out the door.
EXT. DOUBLE R DINER - DAY
INT. DOUBLE R DINER - DAY
The slow hour at the end of the afternoon. Norma cleans up
the counter after a customer, a YOUNG TRUCKER who is just
leaving. Norma looks at his tip.
Thanks, Toad, I'll get this into my
retirement fund A.S.A.P.
Shelly hurries in. She storms by Norma, grabs her apron and
heads to the kitchen. Norma follows her, catching up with
her at the coffee maker. Good-naturedly.
Shelly, you're gonna scare the
I've got one man too many in my life.
And I'm married to him. Sound
You think it's time you and Leo have
Leo doesn't talk. He hits. He was so
great at first, you know? This flashy
guy in his hot car; sure beat sitting
in some stupid classroom... we get
married and I find out what he's
lookin' for is a maid he doesn't
have to pay... I feel so stupid.
Norma gives her a hug.
Look at us. Two men apiece and we
don't know what to do with any of
the four of 'em.
How did Hank's hearing go?
They said they'd decide this
Have you told him you're going to
divorce him for Ed?
When I saw him I... anyway, he might
not get out this time around. Guess
my plans are a little... up in the
Yeah, well, I definitely got plans
Norma tries to penetrate her look. James enters the diner
and goes right to the pay phones.
Shelly, you know what we're going to
do tomorrow? You and I are going to
have a Day of Beauty. Manicure,
haircut, facial, the works. We are
going to be the knockouts of the
Double R--And it's my treat.
On the pay phone.
INT. HAYWARD'S DINING ROOM - DAY
Donna, in high spirits, is on the phone with James.
Behind Donna, Doc Hayward comes out of the kitchen holding a
recipe, wearing an apron that reads, "Genius at Work." Donna
laughs when she sees him...
Donna, who the heck ever heard of
Just a sec--Daddy, please, I'll be
right in, it's James--we're having
the church pot luck dinner here
Tell him to get over here, I need
help. SOS, Mayday, Mayday.
He goes back in the kitchen. She speaks more confidentially.
Would you like to come?
I don't think I'd be very good
James, we need to talk. I've found
some stuff out; Audrey told me some
stuff and Mrs. Palmer saw something--
James sees Madeleine Ferguson waiting at the counter talking
Come over later so I can tell you.
Will you come?
Okay. I'm gonna get something to eat
then I'll be over.
STAY WITH James. He hangs up. He looks up and sees...
JAMES POV - NORMA AND MADELEINE
I think it's ready, let me go check.
Thanks a lot.
Practically trembling, James goes up to her. Madeleine looks
up, gives him a friendly smile.
Who are you?
I saw you yesterday at the funeral.
My name's Madeleine Ferguson. Laura
was my cousin.
(still not really
Laura was a month older than me.
Hadn't seen each other much recently.
I live in Missoula. I'm a receptionist
at a insurance company?
to cheer him up)
Ever been to Missoula?
I heard it was nice.
So you can smile. Missoula's not so
(tries another subject)
Did you know Laura well?
I thought I did.
Shelly sets Madeleine's order on the counter.
Thanks a lot.
I'm picking up food for my aunt and
uncle. Aunt Sarah can't cook right
now and Uncle Leland's up half the
night listening to old music and
crying and stuff. But if I was cooking
for them they'd be doing even worse.
You think I look like Laura?
We used to come visit Twin Peaks
when I was a kid. It was great. We'd
pretend we were sisters. I wished
I'd known her better. It's so sad.
James stares at Madeline. She smiles back, uncomplicated.
Well it was nice to meet you, James
James involuntarily begins to reach across death's void for
Laura. Then catches himself.
Nice to meet you too.
On the house phone near the kitchen.
Thanks for calling, Mr. Mooney.
She hangs up, pale, slowly runs her hands thru her hair.
Shelly sees her, stops.
Norma? You okay?
Hank got his parole. He's coming
They look at each other.
END ACT THREE
EXT. GREAT NORTHERN NIGHT
INT. BEN HORNE'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Ben is on the phone again with the Icelandics and Jerry,
riding an exercise machine.
What's that? No, I'm afraid I don't
know what you get when you cross a
Norwegian and a Swede...
(a stiff laugh)
That's very good could you put Jerry
back on again?
Jer, who the hell is that joker?...
damn airplane phones, I can hardly
hear you--you're sure he's the
boss?... just make sure they don't
take any eggnog into the pilot...
the jet's gassed up and waiting on
the runway in Seattle, hustle 'em
through customs, make the connection
and save me some of whatever it is
Ben hangs up, spins the globe around. He looks up to discover
Audrey standing in his office.
Audrey... I didn't hear you come in.
Audrey plops down sadly in a chair. Ben sits on the desk,
What is it this time?
Dad, are you ashamed of me?
Audrey, you're a...
(thinks better of
You're my daughter.
I've been thinking about what we
talked about the other night when
you were so mad.
It's not that I'm ashamed, Audrey,
it's just that I wish I could depend
on you more, especially during a
trying time like this.
That's what I want to talk to you
about. Dad, I want to change my life.
I've decided I want to help you with
the family business.
(she has his attention)
I mean, one of these days you're
going to need someone to take over.
Obviously, it's not going to be
Audrey, I wish I could believe...
(starts to cry)
Daddy, please, I saw a friend that
I've known since childhood cut down
like a flower that had just begun to
bloom. Life can be so short. There
isn't all the time in the world, I
see that now. I want... to change...
(trying to stay
I don't need to go to college. You
can teach me the business, I'm willing
to start at the absolute bottom.
Well, we've got some guests arriving.
You could go upstairs and make some
You still don't believe me--
Alright, alright, alright. Where
would you start?
I think I should start at the
Department Store; cosmetics or
something. Part-time, at first, 'til
Ben comes over to her. Beginning to accept this peace
You're really serious about this.
You have to start thinking about the
future, Daddy, just like I am.
Our family's future.
This strikes home with Ben. He considers. Wipes tears off
Please, let me be your daughter again.
Ben hold his daughter by the shoulders. Stares into her eyes.
They embrace across a decade. Ben's quite moved. Audrey's
eyes are cold. She's looking at...
On Ben's desk Audrey sees the framed photograph of LAURA
Ben's phone rings. Ben breaks the embrace, goes to the phone.
(covers the mouthpiece,
I have to take this, sweetheart.
Okay. Thanks so much, Dad.
Thank you, Audrey.
Audrey smiles sweetly and exits. Ben speaks into the phone.
Where have you been?... Meet me down
by the river near the mill pond...
half an hour. Be discreet.
He hangs up.
EXT. SHERIFF'S OFFICE - NIGHT
INT. INTERROGATION A - NIGHT
Cooper, Truman, Hawk and Andy each stand over one of
Here's a bird, "Louis Armstrong."
He's a parakeet.
Put it with the others.
He adds it to a small pile in the center of the table. Lucy
is heard over the intercom.
Agent Cooper, I've got Gordon Cole
on the phone.
Cooper punches Cole up on the speaker phone.
Coop, Albert's faxing you his
reconstruction of the plastic object
found in Laura Palmer's stomach even
as we speak.
Truman gestures to Hawk, who leaves the room to retrieve the
He's also determined the bites and
marks on her shoulders were made by
a parrot or a mynah bird.
That narrows it down considerably.
That's it, you're up to date.
Give Albert my thanks.
He hangs up, as Hawk re-enters with a fax transmission.
Take a look at this.
He hands it to Cooper, Truman and he look at it.
INSERT: THE FAX
The fax is a drawing of a POKER CHIP.
Something with the letter "j."
(putting it together)
A crash from behind them. Andy, holding a card, has dropped
a file drawer.
Harry, Agent Cooper, it's a mynah
bird. A mynah bird owned by Jacques
Truman and Cooper look at each other. Hawk immediately gets
on the phone.
to the assembly)
Gentlemen, when two separate events
happen simultaneously pertaining to
the same object of inquiry, we must
always pay strict attention.
(on the phone)
...uh huh... has he called in? Thanks
(hangs up the phone)
Renault still hasn't been back to
Fellas, it's time for a house call.
EXT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
A rundown apartment building in the Lotown section of Twin
Peaks. Truman's cruiser and Hawk's squad car are parked
INT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
Second floor. Truman, Hawk and Cooper move cautiously down a
corridor to the door. Truman is about to knock but Cooper
stops him, they listen. Cooper nods, Truman knocks.
Mr. Renault, open the door, please,
it's the police.
INT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Hearing them, Bobby Briggs climbs out a window and out of
EXT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Bobby jumps down to the ground and runs off.
INT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
They hear something from inside. Truman steps back and kicks
the door open. He shouts to Hawk as he and Cooper go in.
Hawk runs past them to the window, as Truman and Cooper,
guns drawn, check the other rooms. We hear tires SQUEAL from
Car's going around the side.
Hawk goes out the window after it.
EXT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT
Hawk's car patches out, siren wailing.
INT. RENAULT'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Empty and ransacked, a one-room efficiency plus a small
kitchen. Truman's radio squawks.
(on the walkie-talkie)
Suspect's headed south, couldn't get
(on walkie to Hawk)
Go, go, call for backup if you need
Cooper is putting on a pair of surgical gloves.
Harry, let's seal the room and get
Cooper opens a floor level kitchen cabinet. Stashed inside
is Leo's BLOODY SHIRT. Cooper carefully lifts it out, looks
at the blood, sees initials in the collar.
(flips the shirt to
Leo Johnson. Leo Johnson and Jacques
That's the connection we've been
(looking at the blood)
I'll call Doc Hayward, we'll get a
make on this blood.
Truman's radio squawks.
Negative. Lost him.
Hawk, let's get an apb to the state
office on Leo Johnson.
Cooper signals a thumbs-up.
EXT. RIVERBANK - NIGHT
A wooded area by the river. LEO JOHNSON stands by his red
Corvette, nervously smoking a cigarette. Looking and waiting.
Ben Horne walks out of the woods.
Nice touch, a bright red sports car
for a secret meeting.
You don't like it, get somebody else.
Hank said you were gifted, I believed
him, but Leo, your whole approach is
misguided. Major career opportunities
staring you in the face and all you
think about is car wax and chickenfeed
Hey, I'm out ten thousand bucks,
maybe that's peanuts to you, not to
You were in business with a couple
of glue-sniffing squish-heads.
The Renault brothers? I broke up
Leo uncovers a tarp revealing the dead body of BERNIE RENAULT,
wrapped in plastic.
This is Bernie. Jacques' back in
Canada. We had a long talk. He's
staying in Canada. Jacques was the
brains in the outfit. Bernie made
bail this morning on possession.
Do we know if the late Bernard gave
I told him if he ever did I'd kill
No. He shouldn't have trusted me,
but like I said, Bernie wasn't too
One last chance, Leo. Don't disappoint
Keep it simple. Insurance investigator
should read "arson," block letters,
about six feet high.
The deal as we discussed?
(hands over an envelope
The rest on delivery. Not tomorrow
night. Not the night after. The night
after that. Three nights. Green light.
Leo nods, lights a match off his thumbnail, lights Ben's
Excuse me. I got to take Bernard for
Leo hefts Bernard over a shoulder and walks off
EXT. WOODS CLEARING - NIGHT
Pitch dark. Then the beam of a flashlight cuts thru the night,
moving along the ground.
But if Mrs. Palmer knows about the
How? How could she know?
Donna and James enter the clearing where they buried the
necklace. James lifts the rock.
She said she saw it, she had a vision
and she said she saw somebody take
Donna, it's not here.
Then that means someone must have
seen us or followed us here...
But how did Mrs. Palmer know?
Laura used to say her mother was
kind of spooky, she used to see stuff,
she'd have dreams. Laura did too.
An owl hoots. They move closer to one another.
Maybe we should tell somebody.
You mean the police?
If it was the killer, then he knows
that we know
James, the police didn't love Laura.
Nobody loved her but us.
I don't want anything to happen to
you. I couldn't stand it, I wouldn't
be able to...
(giving him strength)
Nothing is going to happen to me.
Just a few days ago we were so happy.
I keep thinking I'm going to see
her, I think I catch a glimpse of
her out of the corner of my eye,
sometimes it's like I really see
her, at school or the Diner...
James looks away, she takes him by the shoulders.
James, look at me... we're gonna
find out who killed her. This is
about us. We have to do this for us,
not just for her.
I want to be with you...
They kiss again, more passionately.
EXT. BLUE PINE LODGE NIGHT
INT. BLUE PINE KITCHEN - NIGHT
Dressed in her nightgown, Josie answers a ringing phone.
INT. JACQUES RENAULT'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Truman is on the phone. Behind him the apartment is being
scaled off with yellow tape that reads "Off Limits - Police
Josie, it's Harry, listen, I just
can't get away, we've got a break in
the Palmer case--
I miss you, I want to talk to you--
I want to talk to you, too, listen,
Josie, were you at the Timber Falls
PETE MARTELL enters the kitchen through the back door,
carrying the mail.
I have to go. Call me tomorrow.
She hangs up. Truman looks at the phone, unsettled.
As Pete sits at the counter.
Hey, Josie, blow the whistle, it's
Hello, Pete, how did the shift go?
(pops a beer)
Cut some wood, made some lumber. I'm
so tired I could...
...eat a horse? I made you a turkey
Pete goes through the mail as Josie retrieves the sandwich
and unwraps it.
Fantastic, Josie. Is Catherine asleep?
Then gimme some mayo with that.
Josie smiles and gets out the mayo. Pete heavily lathers his
Josie, how do you feel about fish?
To catch. The Fishing Association's
annual 'do is coming up, you know,
I'm the defending champion--
(takes a big bite of
sandwich, as Josie
goes through her
--and this year they're adding a
Mixed Doubles Division and I thought,
if you're interested, what the heck,
would you like to partner up with
Pete, I don't know the first step
Josie, there's enough fishing in me
for both of us.
A letter, has captured Josie's interest. She doesn't respond.
So, what do you think?
Sure, Pete. Let's give it a run at
Josie, you're my kind'a gal. I'm
going to hit the hay.
Sweet dreams, Pete.
Sweet dreams to you, too, Josie.
Pete exits with his sandwich. Josie opens the letter. She
nervously pulls out a piece of paper.
INSERT: THE LETTER
Blank, with the exception of drawing of a domino, six black
dots on a white surface.
Right beside her rings. She answers.
HANK JENNINGS' VOICE
Did you get my message?
(looks at the domino)
INT. PRISON CORRIDOR - NIGHT
Hank Jennings on a phone in a dark corridor.
...catch you later.
He hangs up. STAY WITH Josie. Her hand trembles.
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