"Episode 2" is the third episode of the first season of the American
mystery television series Twin Peaks. The episode was written by series
creators David Lynch (pictured) and Mark Frost, and directed by Lynch.
Twin Peaks centers on the investigation into the murder of schoolgirl
Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), in the small rural town in Washington state
after which the series is named. In this episode, FBI agent Dale Cooper
(played by Kyle MacLachlan) tells Sheriff Truman (Michael Ontkean) and
his deputies about a unique method of narrowing down the suspects in
Palmer's death. Meanwhile, Cooper's cynical colleague Albert Rosenfield
(Miguel Ferrer) arrives in town, and Cooper has a strange dream that
elevates the murder investigation to a new level. "Episode 2" was first
broadcast on April 19, 1990, and was watched by an audience of
19.2 million US households. It is regarded by critics as a ground-
breaking television episode and has influenced, and been parodied by,
several television series. Academic readings of the episode have
highlighted its depiction of heuristic, a priori knowledge, and the
sexual undertones of several characters' actions.
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