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The murder of a popular local girl brings an eccentric FBI agent to the north-western town of Twin Peaks. Here he unravels a truly strange and disturbing mystery around the girl's murder, and her secret life preceding it. The owls are not what they seem...
Twin Peaks follows the FBI agent Dale Cooper as he investigates the death of local teenage beauty queen Laura Palmer. As he investigates the town of Twin Peaks, Cooper finds the town to be much more seedy and dark than what is initially visible from its cute, small town façade.
Twin Peaks is often hailed as one of the most beloved and influential television shows of all time. Directed by David Lynch and Mark Frost, the tone of the show is often surreal, though it is just as often funny, contemplative, or quirky. The television show ended prematurely after its second season, due to a lack of funding. This was largely due to the slowing of the show during its second season. After the murder of Laura Palmer is solved midway through the second season (what many consider to be one of the most pressing questions in television history), the show experienced a sharp decrease in audience, as they felt that the long term question of the show had been answered, and there was little reason to continue watching it. Concurrently, David Lynch took a break directing later episodes of Twin Peaks, returning only during the final few episodes. Many consider the episodes which were not directed by him to be significantly weaker than the others.
Twin Peaks had cliffhanger endings during its season finales. Unfortunately, the cliffhanger at the end of the second season was never fully resolved, due to the ending of the show. (Although some answers were given in the movie prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.) The first episode of the second season was a double length episode, and resolved some of the questions that arose due to the first season's ending.
Season 1 focusses on the investigation into the murder of Laura Palmer. FBI agent Dale Cooper is called in to help the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department with the case. As the series progresses, we realise that not everything in Twin Peaks is as it seems and most of the characters are living double lives, engaging in affairs or getting up to illegal activity whether it be drugs, extortion or prostitution. There are several story arcs in Twin Peaks and while they are not all directly relevant to the main plot of Laura Palmer's murder, they are all linked in one way or another. Series 1 ends with a cliffhanger where Dale Cooper is shot by a mystery gunman.