EPISODE 23


Act 1: Morning - In the sheriff’s office Truman and Cooper listen to the tape of Windom Earle telling Cooper to clear his mind and put his next move in tomorrow’s paper. Truman tells Lucy to call Pete to the office and to call the paper to find out the deadline for tomorrow’s personals.


At Blue Pine Lodge Pete hangs up the phone and serves breakfast to Catherine and Andrew before leaving. Andrew tells Catherine he has to leave for a meeting with Ghostwood investors in Paris tomorrow. Josie enters, sees Andrew, and faints. Andrew laughs.


Hawk brings Hank into Truman’s office where the sheriff charges him with the attempted murder of Leo Johnson. Hank offers to be a witness for the arrest and conviction of Andrew Packard’s murderer, but Truman refuses the deal. Hank says Truman is sleeping with the killer. Truman tells Hawk to get him out of the office. In the conference room Albert tells Cooper that the bullet removed from him matches the one found in the dead Asian man’s head. Albert argues for the arrest of Josie, but Cooper wants to wait.


At the Great Northern Audrey takes the place of a resentful Randy at the Concierge’s desk. Before leaving Randy gives her an envelope that came for her. A man approaches and asks Audrey to send someone to the airport to get his luggage from his private jet. The man recalls seeing Audrey as Heidi when she was ten years old. Audrey opens the envelope and finds part of a torn note and anther note asking her to “save the one you love - please attend a gathering of angels tonight at the Roadhouse, 9:30.”


Act 2: Nadine returns home and tells Ed she’s in love with Mike, that they spent the night together on their wrestling trip, and that she and Ed have to breakup.


Catherine eaves drops as Cooper questions Josie about Seattle. Josie says she doesn’t know what happened to Jonathan. When Cooper asks her to explain herself to Harry, Josie asks him to leave. Cooper tells her he wants her at the station house by 9 o’clock. After he leaves Catherine tells Josie she must see Mr. Eckhardt alone tonight and wonders what he’ll do when he finds out Andrew is alive. Catherine takes her keys from a bookcase and reveals a hidden gun to Josie. As Catherine leaves Josie takes the gun.


In his office Ben asks Bobby to stay for a board meeting with Audrey and Jerry. The man who accosted Audrey in the lobby enters and Ben greets him warmly. Ben introduces him as John Justice Wheeler, who used to be in construction, and who built an empire on an investment from Ben. Ben asks him to join the board. Ben unveils a drawing of the Pine Weasel, found only in the tri-county area, nearly extinct, and threatened by the Packard Ghostwood plans. Ben says he wants Twin Peaks to remain unspoiled and will fight the Ghostwood development. He says he’s considering a run for the senate.


1:15pm at the Double RR Cafe - Windom Earle leaves an envelope for Shelly Johnson on the counter. Norma gets off the phone and tells Shelly her sister is returning from a convent tomorrow. As they clean the counter Norma sees the envelope and gives it to Shelly who finds a part of a torn note and an invitation to the gathering of angels. Ed enters, grabs Norma, and asks her to marry him. They kiss.


Act 3: Leo sits under a tree whittling arrows. Windom praises his work and fits a sharp arrowhead on a shaft.


Norma visits Hank in jail and tells him she wants a divorce. She refuses to help him by lying about his whereabouts the night Leo was shot.


In Truman’s office Pete reviews the chess board for Cooper and Truman. Truman has Lucy call the Gazette to hold the personals. Pete makes a move and says it will prevent another piece from being removed from the board for 5 or 6 moves. Albert calls Cooper out to the corridor where he tells him the powder residue on Josie’s coat matches the gun that shot him and that the Seattle police have an eye witness who identified Josie. Cooper tells Albert he can handle it. They watch Truman, who has overheard their conversation, leave the office.


Josie is putting on makeup when Andrew enters, offers her champagne, and toasts “beginnings and endings and the wisdom to know the difference.” He tells her he knows Eckhardt made her attempt to kill him, that she had a job to do, she did it, and now must pay the price. He tells her she must take action now because the police are closing in. He tells her to see Eckhardt, who can get her out of the country.


Evening - Donna and James meet in the woods and picnic. He tells her Evelyn will stand trial and he will be a witness. Donna asks him to come home with her. He says he must leave. She urges him to take his time. He asks her to come with him and she refuses. He promises to return. They kiss.


Act 4: Night - Catherine is reading; Pete is tying flies. He answers a knock and admits Truman who says he needs to see Josie. They tell him she’s gone to the Great Northern to see a friend, Thomas Eckhardt. Truman leaves.




Eckhardt enters the Great Northern’s elevator and encounters Andrew Packard, who tells him that Josie warned him off. Eckhardt concludes that Josie betrayed him. Packard tells Eckhardt that Josie is in love with a local sheriff and Eckhardt says he’s taken care of that. Andrew tells him Josie is returning to him and to be careful. Eckhardt gets off at the lobby while Andrew continues to the garage.




Ben, Audrey, and Jack Wheeler dine together. Jack explains to Audrey that he buys struggling businesses, brings them back to speed, then sells them. Ben adds that he makes a substantial profit and significant environmental progress. Ben leaves to handle a staff problem (a chef who tried to stab Jerry). Audrey tells Jack that her father’s friends are rarer than the pineweasel. She tells him the Hornes don’t need his help. She adds that she’s only 18, then leaves for an appointment.





Donna enters the Roadhouse and meets Shelly at the bar. They compare notes. Audrey adds the third piece. It reads, “See the mountains kiss high heaven and the waves clasp one another. No sister flower would be forgiven if it disdained its brother. And the sunlight clasps the earth and the mountains kiss the sea. What is all this sweet work worth if thou kiss not me” Windom Earle watches them from down the bar.











Cooper is practicing fly casting in his room at the Great Northern. Catherine phones him and tells him that Josie is in Thomas Eckhardt’s suite. Cooper takes his gun, dons his vest, and goes to Eckhardt’s suite where he hears Josie and Eckhardt arguing through the door. There’s a shot. Cooper breaks down the door and finds Josie and Eckhardt on the bed. Eckhardt gets up. There’s a blood stain on his chest. He collapses. Josie points her gun at Cooper, who has his gun trained on her. When Josie says that Eckhardt tried to kill her, Cooper asks if she’ll say that about him and about Jonathan. Truman enters, gun drawn. He yells at Josie to put her gun down. She faints. Truman rushes to her and finds her dead. Truman cradles her body. They vanish as a bight circle of light appears. Bob appears from behind the bed and laughs, “Coop, what happened to Josie?” Bob vanishes and the Man from Another Place appears on the bed, dancing. He fades away with the bright light. Harry and Josie
reappear. As Harry cries, Cooper sees Josie’s face appear in agony in the knob of the night stand drawer.


Notes: This would be the final episode for six weeks until the program returned on March 28th. This episode contains the final appearances of Hank, Jerry and James.

Timeline: Tuesday, March 22nd

Original Air Date: February 16th, 1991

Official Episode Number: #2016

Nielson Rating: 88th 5.1/10

Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter

Written By: Tricia Brock

Cast:

Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell
Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson
Michael Horse ... Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill
Kenneth Welsh ... Windom Earle
Billy Zane ... John Justice Wheeler
Miguel Ferrer ... FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield
David Patrick Kelly ... Jerry Horne
Chris Mulkey ... Hank Jennings
Wendy Robie ... Nadine Hurley
David Warner ... Thomas Eckhardt
Dan O'Herlihy ... Andrew Packard
Michael J. Anderson ... The Man From Another Place
Ron Blair ... Randy St. Croix
Frank Silva ... Bob

Our Rating: B+

Thoughts: The fate of Josie dominates this show from the start. This episode begins a general upswing in quality that would carry on until the final episode. However, the reasons Josie gives Cooper for shooting him are fairly weak. Her death scene is strong save for the rather unnesessary appearances of Bob and the LMFP. Their appearance only diminishes the power they hold in other scenes. Also, since no real connection was established between the Great Northern Hotel and the Black Lodge (apart from a veiled reference by the One Armed Man in episode 15) this scene leaves us with more questions than answers. Why does Windom have Audrey, Shelly and Donna convene at the Road House?

"Bob...took her away to the Red Room, I think. If you notice, in the Red Room you do see Josie's body. You don't see her face, but you do see her body sticking out of the Red Room curtain. In the series, there's a scene in the Red Room where -- Joan Chen wasn't available at the time, so we had to get around that, but there was a double of Joan. You saw just the body, and her head was outside the Red Room. But she's in the Red Room. You'll see Josie's body -- the last outfit that she had on -- you'll see that body with the outfit. And her heads sticking outside the red curtain"
Frank Silva

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