Season One Cheat Sheet
Major notes: The first season presents the mystery of “Who killed Laura Palmer?” and uncovers so much more in the process. Other town dramas include Josie Packard (Joan Chen) butting heads with her sister-in-law, Catherine Martell (Piper Laurie), over the Packard Mill; Ben Horne’s shady business deals; and a prostitution house with a very interesting theme.
Best episode: The pilot episode was a revolution in television. Working more like a movie than a standalone episode, the feature-length pilot kicks off with the discovery of Laura’s death. Agent Cooper heads to the small northwest town when another victim, Ronette Pulaski (Phoebe Augustine), is discovered alive but in a coma.
Scariest Moment: One of the most unsettling images of the first season is in the pilot episode. In grieving for her daughter, Sarah Palmer experiences a disturbing image of a long, gray-haired man scowling at her in her home. Who is this man? For a hint, see the previous slide.
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