Twin Peaks: Rest In Pain
Season 1, Episode 3
Audrey is dressed in red, hanging out in the Great Northern hotel, waiting for Agent Cooper. She admits to slipping the note under his door that said “Jack With One Eye.” Audrey says it’s a place that men go to play, and women to work. She also confirms that both Laura and Ronette worked at the perfume counter at Horne’s department store.
Harry and Lucy arrive, eager to know who killed Laura Palmer. Cooper describes details of his dream: A one armed man named Mike (not Mike and Bobby the teenagers) had a tattoo saying “Fire walk with me”. He with another guy named Bob above a convenience store, and they killed people for fun. Mike got sick of it, cut of his arm, and shot Bob. There was also a midget and Laura Palmer’s cousin, who whispered the name of Laura’s killer… but Cooper doesn’t remember.
Ben Horne and Doc Hayward want Laura’s body released for her funeral. Albert insists on performing the autopsy first. He fires off a bunch of insults and Harry punches him. Cooper orders Albert to release the body to the family.
At the RR Cafe, Norma learns her husband Hank will be up for parole soon. With Norma’s support, he could be released. Norma says she would offer him a job at the diner.
Cooper questions Leo Johnson, who is busy chopping firewood. He says he didn’t know Laura Palmer, insists he was on the road that night, and Shelly is his alibi.
Albert presents his autopsy report to Cooper: Bites and claw marks on Laura’s neck and shoulder, and a small plastic object in her stomach. After the deputies leave, Albert wants Cooper to sign a complaint against Harry. Cooper refuses to sign, saying he’s inspired by the townspeople of Twin Peaks. He tells Diane he may buy some property there.
Nadine says she used to watch Ed and Norma as a couple back in high-school. Ed is not really all that into her anymore. James announces he isn’t going to the funeral.
At the Great Northern, Audrey sneaks into a wall passage and peeks through a peep hole. She spies on Dr Jacoby getting Johnny to take off his Indian head-dress in preparation for Laura’s funeral.
At the funeral, with the townsfolk gathered around Laura’ coffin, James arrives and watches from a distance. Cooper watches the expression on Bobby and Donna’s faces. After the final “amen,” Bobby calls everyone in the town a hypocrite for not helping her. Angered, James attacks Bobby and they threaten to kill each other. A sobbing Leland throws himself atop the coffin as it lowers to the ground.
The lights change from yellow to red. At the RR, Cooper, Ed, Hawk, and Harry are having coffee and pie. Harry reveals that there is a drug operation in Twin Peaks, and Jacques Renault is the middle man. He tells Cooper that generations of Twin Peaks men have formed a secret club called the Bookhouse Boys to fight against the evil in the woods.
Ed, Hawk, and Harry take Cooper to the Bookhouse to meet with James and Joey Paulson – who are also Bookhouse boys. They have captured Bernard Renault, Jacques’ brother, and janitor at the roadhouse. He had cocaine in his bag, but denies being a mule and claims to not know where Jaqcues is.
Walking toward the roadhouse, Jacques sees a red light flashing on its roof – it’s a warning signal. He turn and runs the other way. He then calls Leo to say Bernard is trouble, and needs a ride. Shelly asks Leo where he’s going she doesn’t need to know. After he leaves, Shelly takes a gun out of her hand bag, placing it in a secret panel where the bloody shirt is also hidden.
Josie tells Harry that Catherine and Ben want to hurt her. But Catherine is secretly listening to their conversation via intercom. Josie says she saw the mill accounts in two books – separate ledgers. She opens the safe to show Harry, only to find one ledger there. Catherine smiles – she has the other ledger, and hides it in a secret panel in her desk.
That night, a flamboyantly dressed Dr. Jacoby leaves flowers on Laura’s grave. Cooper is there, waiting for him. Jacoby says he’s a terrible person, saying he doesn’t really care about most of his patients – except for Laura.
Back at the Great Northern hotel, Cooper and Hawk are enjoying some drinks. Leland stands by himself in the middle of the dance floor, dancing by himself. Nobody wants to dance with him, so he bursts into tears and cries. Cooper and Hawk come over to take him home.
The traffic light stays on red.
Several shady instances of sneaky behavior – peep holes, secret panels, and the “Bookhouse Boys”. In the pilot, Donna is escorted by Joey to meet James in the woods, and in the first episode James mentions the “Book House Boys.” Harry mentions an “evil in the woods” which is explored in season two. It’s more than just bad people getting into Twin Peaks – something more sinister and supernatural.
Note the color red, as in the red traffic light at the intersection, and the red light on the Roadhouse, signaling for Jacques to turn away.
- Laura had bite and claw marks on her neck and shoulders.
- Laura had a plastic object in her stomach.
- Jacques, Bobby, and Leo Johnson are involved in a cocaine smuggling operation.
- Leo says he was on the road the night of Laura Palmer’s death, which is most likely a lie because he offers Shelly as an alibi.
- Josie is scared of being murdered by Catherine and Ben Horne who want the land the mill is on. She believes her husband was murdered, too.
- Leland Palmer is totally nuts.
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