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Here’s who’s returning to ‘Twin Peaks’ and who isn’t

By in Press Enterprise on May 17, 2017

By Rob Lowman

Part mystery, part soap opera, part supernatural and always weird, the original “Twin Peaks” left more than a few things hanging when it ended.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as the show returns for 18 new episodes on Showtime on Sunday, May 21, more than two decades after the initial run ended.


Kyle MacLachlan, Special Agent Dale Cooper: The FBI agent who goes to Twin Peaks to investigate the death of Laura Palmer. He loves cherry pie and “damn fine coffee,” and at the end of the original series was possessed by a demon.

Madchen Amick, Shelly Johnson: Waitress at the Double-R Diner who was abused by her husband.

Dana Ashbrook, Bobby Briggs: Boyfriend of Laura Palmer.

Richard Beymer, Benjamin Horne: Wealthy owner of Great Northern Hotel and father of Audrey Horne.

Sherilyn Fenn, Audrey Horne: An environmental activist who was infatuated with Agent Cooper.

Peggy Lipton, Norma Jennings: Owner of Double-R Diner and secret lover of Big Ed Hurley.

Everett McGill, Big Ed Hurley: Owner of Big Ed’s Gas Farm.

Wendy Robie, Nadine Hurley: Big Ed’s eccentric one-eyed wife.

James Marshall, James Hurley: Big Ed’s nephew and secret lover of Laura Palmer.

Ray Wise, Leland Palmer: Laura’s father. It was revealed that he had sexually abused his daughter for years while possessed by a malevolent entity named Killer BOB.

Grace Zabriskie, Sarah Palmer: Laura’s mother.

Harry Goaz, Andy Brennan: Sensitive deputy sheriff who was in relationship with Lucy Moran.

Kimmy Robertson, Lucy Moran: Receptionist at the sheriff’s department.

Miguel Ferrer, Albert Rosenfield: The late actor plays an arrogant forensics expert with a spiritual side.

David Lynch, Gordon Cole: The FBI bureau chief who had assigned Cooper the case.

David Duchovny, Denise Bryson: A transgender DEA agent

Phoebe Augustine, Ronette Pulaski: Was with Laura the night she died.

Russ Tamblyn, Lawrence Jacoby: […]    

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