As part of this project,
some of us might need a little reminder of our characters, situations, etc.
This is also helpful if you are new or unfamiliar with Twin Peaks.
Special Agent Dale Cooper:
Dale was busy working on a case involving Teresa Banks, when he was called
in for the Laura Palmer investigation. He was the "head honcho" of the case,
so to speak.
Harry S. Truman:
Local Sheriff. Harry has lived in Twin Peaks his entire life. He believes
in the quality of life in TP, but is convinced that there's "a sort of
evil in the woods." Harry is a "bookhouse boy."
Waitress at the "Double R Diner." High School drop out. Shelley is married
to local drug pusher, Leo Johnson. She is having an affair with Bobby
Briggs, local football hero/loadie.
Bobby's the local football hero. Boyfriend of Laura Palmer. Drug dealer
and womanizer, Bobby is bad news. He was in business with Leo Johnson
and having an affair with Leo's wife, Shelley. Can't seem to get along
with his parents. (Smart-ass extrordinaire)
Benjamin Horne is one of the richest men in Twin Peaks. He is the owner
of "The Great Northern Hotel," "One-Eyed Jack's," and "Horne's Department
Store." He is always out for a greater profit. This usually means schemes.
And this guy's the master. His main concern in the show seems to be the
"Ghostwood Developement Project." His family usually ends up #2 in evrything.
Later has strong desire to "do the right thing."
Donna is Laura's best friend. They grew up together in Twin Peaks. Donna
always seemed to be shadowed by Laura, but she was still a sweet girl.
Falls in love with James Hurley, the wuss biker from hell. Dead-set on
finding Laura's killer.
Audrey is a girl who grew up with far too little attention. Daughter of
Ben Horne, you can see why. She is very forward and is not afraid to be
who she is. She spends a lot of the show pining after Special Agent Cooper.
She goes through a lot of personal growth in the show. Especially when
her true love, John Justice Wheeler, arives. Like Donna, she wants to
find Laura's killer.
Will Hayward is the guy you call when anything goes wrong. This guy is
all of modern medicine wrapped into one person! Father of Donna, he was
very upset when Laura was found. He can be found getting into fights with
anal-retentive F.B.I. Agents, and making house calls.
Owner of the "Double R Diner," Norma was a former Miss Twin Peaks. Married
to convict Hank Jennings. Norma is really in love with "Big Ed" Hurley.
They have an on again off again affair. She is soft spoken and polite
James is a loner, a senstive outcast. He is a biker and was Laura's "side
dish." After Laura's death, he became involved with Donna Hayward and
Maddie Furgeson to find Laura's killer. Has a romance with Donna. James
was involved in numerous, pointless sub-plots in Twin Peaks. He is also
"Big Ed's" nephew.
Ed Hurley is the owner of "Big Ed's Gas Farm," a small gas station/garage
on the outskirts of Twin Peaks. He is married to Nadine Hurley, local
nutcase. Ed is having an affair with Norma Jennings. Nice guy who lets
you cry on his shoulder.
Pete was the one to find Laura's body (She's dead. Wrapped in plastic.")
He is married to Catherine Martell, sister of the "late" Andrew Packard.
Pete is what you might call, "one of the good old boys." He has a very
kind temperment, despite of being married to one of the meanest women
in TP. Has somewhat of a crush on Josie Packard.
Father of Laura, husband of Sarah. Leland is a lawyer who works for Ben
Horne. After Laura's death, he took took dancing and singing...lounge
style. Was later convicted of killing Jeaques Renault. I'm not going to
put any more on this, as not to spoil it for those who have not seen the
Josie is the owner of the Packard saw mill. She inherited it from her
"late" husband, Andrew. Josie grew up in Hong Kong, and has only lived
in Twin Peaks for 6 years. Josie is seeing Sheriff Truman. She doesn't
get along with her sister-in-law, Catherine. Is, perhaps best known, stuck
in a drawer knob.
Catherine runs Packard saw mill, which was once owned by her father. She
met her husband, Pete, while he was working there. Catherine always has
a scheme up her sleeve, much like Ben Horne, who she is having an affair
with. She was trying to screw Josie out of the mill by running two books.
She later gets the surprise of her life.
Leo is the kind of guy who should be behind bars...permantly. He is a
wife beater, a drug dealer, an (excuse my french) asshole, and a half
wit. He likes to intimidate people and act really tough. Leo later gets
manipulated by another man.
Andy is sort of a sensitive, emotional man. He cries when confronted with
terrible things. He is seeing the police dispatcher, Lucy Moran. He might
have even fathered her child. ("I'm a whole damn town!") Later is ridiculed
by Agent Rosenfield for his lack of intelligence.
Tracker, artist, and poet, "Hawk" is the guy you call when something really
big goes down. Wise and respectful, "Hawk" is the character many of wanted
to see more of in TP. Definitely the guy you haope is looking for you
when you're lost.
Prom queen, daughter, friend, lover. Laura was one of the most popular
girls in town. Always with a smile......
Did I forget drug addict, prostitute, liar, and cheater? Well, sorry about
that! As the owls were, so was Laura. Not what she seemed. Died an unfortunate
death that left the town's dirty laundry out to dry.
Maddy came to Twin Peaks shortly after Laura's death. She was cousins
with Laura, and they were identical. She becamed involved with James and
Donna to find Laura's killer. Was often found consoling her aunt and uncle.
Her and James almost went too far with their friendship, but an untimely
death prevented anything further.
He almost seems too kooky to be a psychiatrist. He was Laura's doctor,
and seemed to be in love with her. He is most comfortable with Hawaiian
methods. Is very coy when it comes time for questioning. Later helps the
police out on a case by being hypnotized.
Mother of Laura, wife of Leland, and aunt of Maddie. Sarah has an almost
psychic power to "see" things. Throughout the show, she was found having
near nervous breakdowns, pulling her hair out and chain smoking. She helps
the case by describing "Bob" to Deputy "Hawk" for a sketch.
Sheriff's dispatcher. Lucy seems to have a need for absolute details.
She explains everything in gross detail. She seems somewhat confused when
others don't do the same for her. Deputy Brennan's main squeeze.
Get's pregnant in the show by either Andy or Dick Treymane.
] Ben's little brother. Most often seen with something in his mouth. Seems
to be obsessed with food. He is a "lawyer," but not a very knowledgable
one. Jerry has a big mouth and a little mind. He thinks a lot of women
who give him entire legs of lamb.
Convicted felon. Drug dealer, fraud, and murderer, Hank is exactly the
person you don't want on your doorstep. He is married to Norma, local
diner proprieter. In the show, he was involved with numerous schemes to
earn some "real" money. In the end, well, we all know I think.
Forensics department of the F.B.I. "Lacking in the social niceties." Albert
is a bit of a smartass. He gave great one-liners throughout the show,
and proved to us that he really has a heart of gold. Coop requested his
help on the case, due to the fact that he was the best man for the job.
Father of Bobby, wife of Betty, and one extremely intelligent fellow.
Has a very estranged relationship with his son and a seemingly great one
with his wife. He is in the US Air Force working on Project Blue Book
in Twin Peaks. A lot of what he wants to say is "classified" but he comes
across as a morally superior human being.
Wife of the "Major." Mother of Bobby. Betty wasn't featured much in Twin
Peaks, but she seemed like a very supportive wife. She doesn't seem surprised
when her husband goes missing for days.
Otherwise know as "Margaret. She carries around her log, who, by the way,
"does not judge," everywhere she goes. It is supposedly inhabited ny her
dead husband's spirit. She says profound things that have come from her
log. She is always there to help out Coop and the boys on the case at
the strangest times.
Wrestling champ at Twin Peaks High. One time boyfriend of Donna Hayward,
and lover of Nadine Hurley. He is seen most in scenes with Bobby, who
is his best friend. He is also seen being lovingly gazed at by Nadine
and sneaking around the Great Northern.
One of TP's quirkiest characters. Wife of "Big Ed" Hurley and "girlfriend"
of Mike Nelson. Has a major identity crisis after attempting suicide.
Things were "hot and heavy" between her and Mike until the Miss Twin Peaks
contest. In my opinion, that was a damn shame, what happened to Nadine
Wife of the Doc., mother of Donna and her crazy sisters, and ex-lover
of Benjamin Horne. Eileen was spread thinly across Twin Peaks like piece
of a patchwork quilt. She had a great personality, but was not featured
Wife of Ben and mother of Johnny and Audrey. Not much to say about Sylvia.
She was only in three or four scenes throughout the show. She seemed to
be in a unfortunate spot being married to Ben and having a family ridden
with emotional problems.
One Armed Man/Gerard:
A sort of key to the whole mystery of Twin Peaks/the Black Lodge/Laura's
death, etc. "Without chemicals, he points." Helps out the investigation
by introducing "Bob" to the show. Has an unseen connection to the LMFAP.
Who is "the arm?"
A Red Room/Black Lodge Dweller. Talks very slow and unearthly. Likes to
dance to "dreamy" music. Tells us all about Garmonbozia(sp?)/pain and
suffering and formica tables. A major mystery in Twin Peaks.
"Bob" is much like the the one armed man. Only "Bob" has evil written
all over him. He is the "entity" that needs a host to live. I think we
all know who "Bob's" host is, so I won't put it for fear of spoiling it
for others. "Bob" is one of the main focuses in Twin Peaks. A VERY important
piece of the town.
Ronette was with Laura at the time of her murder. Ronette was found by
the railroad tracks shortly after crossing "her" bridge. She was severly
assaulted and in shock. She remained in a coma for a long time. Through
hypnotism, the police were able to get clues about what happened that
The singer at the Road Hose who mesmerizes the people who hear her. She
definitely has a dreamlike quality to her voice. A kind of hypnotic lull
in it. Has been known to cause trances and other starnge goings on at
Cooper's personal secretary/assistant/lover? Who knows? Diane is the gal
that Agent Cooper sends all of his tapes to and asks for things from.
She has came through for him during a crisis at the Great Northern. This
That's all for right
now, but I know I am missing quite a few characters like Johnny Horne,
Mayor Milford, Lana, Droolcup, etc. I will get them up here as soon as
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