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Two damn fine scenes from 'Twin Peaks'

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Twin Peaks is a show containing a ridiculous amount of brilliant moments over its two seasons. Cult Spy has already looked at the discovery of Laura Palmer's body, the shooting of the myna bird Waldo, Gordon Cole wooing Shelley and the devastating final moments of the series. Here are two scenes that cover the spiritual and the surreal aspects of David Lynch's world. These will help you understand just why there’s an ongoing battle for unseen footage from Twin Peaks

The first treat is a legendary dream sequence from the show's second episode, with FBI Agent Dale Cooper finding out the identity of Laura Palmer's murderer… in his sleep. We're treated to flashes of Killer Bob promising to strike again and the One Armed Man creepily reeling off the 'Fire Walk With Me' mantra. This paves the way for the first foray into the 'Red Room', in which an ageing Cooper is treated to some backwards-speaking from an entity resembling Laura and a dancing dwarf. Cooper receives some vital clues about future events, a surprise snog and a whisper revealing Palmer's true murderer. But can Coop wake up with a good recollection in the morning – or just a killer bedhead quiff?





Next up is a wonderful scene showcasing the unique humour and spiritual transcendence of Twin Peaks, in this case via the Tibetan philosophy that Cooper has adopted to solve crimes. The mind-body theory involving a blackboard and a bucket of rocks is certainly not a technique you'll see deployed on CSI! The sequence is also full of many of the visual delights and iconography from the show – the table filled with donuts, the fir trees, the mugs of damn good (but not fine!) coffee and a physical mishap for poor Deputy Andy. Bliss.





Further classic moments from Twin Peaks:

Laura Palmer - ”Wrapped In Plastic”

RIP Waldo

Gordon Cole 4 Shelley Johnson

How’s Annie?
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