The Worst Episodes of Twin Peaks: When Lynch Lost His Way

Are you a fan of David Lynch’s cult classic, Twin Peaks? Do you relish the quirky characters, the eerie music, and the off-kilter storylines? Well, grab a damn fine cup of coffee and settle in, because we’re about to take a deep dive into the worst episodes of this beloved show. From the painfully slow to the downright confusing, we’ll be exploring the moments that left us scratching our heads and wondering if we’d accidentally wandered into the Black Lodge. So, let’s sharpen our pencils, put on our detective hats, and get ready to solve the mystery of why these episodes missed the mark.
Wounds and Scars

Wounds and Scars

Season 2 – Episode 17

Air Date: 1991-03-28

Cooper is attracted to a beautiful, reclusive woman as Truman grieves over Josie’s death.

The Condemned Woman

The Condemned Woman

Season 2 – Episode 16

Air Date: 1991-02-16

Ed proposes to Norma; James and Donna say good-bye; and Audrey meets her fated one.

The Black Widow

The Black Widow

Season 2 – Episode 12

Air Date: 1991-01-12

The investigation into the disappearance of Major Briggs continues, while Bobby tails Hank Jennings at the request of a mentally unstable Ben Horne.

Slaves and Masters

Slaves and Masters

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 1991-02-09

Agent Cooper finds out who shot him and gets help with his deadly chess game against Windom Earle.

Double Play

Double Play

Season 2 – Episode 14

Air Date: 1991-02-02

The rivalry between Cooper and Earle is revealed.

Checkmate

Checkmate

Season 2 – Episode 13

Air Date: 1991-01-19

Major Briggs has no memory of the place he was taken, but now has an odd tattoo on his neck. Andy and Dick break into Little Nicky’s files. Mike and Nadine begin an affair. Evelyn asks James to kill her husband.

Masked Ball

Masked Ball

Season 2 – Episode 11

Air Date: 1990-12-15

With Major Briggs missing, Cooper and Truman look for answers.

On the Wings of Love

On the Wings of Love

Season 2 – Episode 18

Air Date: 1991-04-04

Cooper takes the sheriff’s department on a midnight spelunking adventure, and Truman finds himself in the deadly embrace of a naked woman.

Dispute Between Brothers

Dispute Between Brothers

Season 2 – Episode 10

Air Date: 1990-12-08

Blaming Cooper for the death of his brother, Jean Renault plots his revenge as the eccentric FBI agent prepares to leave Twin Peaks.

Part 12

Part 12

Season 3 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2017-07-30

An old FBI case gets new recruits after many years while well-known residents of Twin Peaks face problems.

Traces to Nowhere

Traces to Nowhere

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 1990-04-12

Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry Truman discover more about the troubled secret life of the murdered Laura Palmer.

Variations and Revelations

Variations and Revelations

Season 2 – Episode 19

Air Date: 1991-04-11

While Cooper and Truman try to unlock the secret of Owl Cave, the Miss Twin Peaks contest draws hot competition.

Part 6

Part 6

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2017-06-11

Gordon Cole instructs Albert to meet with an old contact. Hawk makes a discovery involving ‘the missing piece’ that will help him find Coop. Janey-E fixes Dougie’s gambling debt, while Coop is still struggling to put what he knows about his past and the Black Lodge into words. Tragedy strikes after a drug deal takes place.

The One-Armed Man

The One-Armed Man

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1990-05-03

Cooper and Truman try to find The One-Armed Man.

Part 10

Part 10

Season 3 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2017-07-16

The Mitchum brothers find out more about Dougie Jones. In Twin Peaks, Richard Horne’s committing horrible acts, and Hawk gets more clues from the Log Lady.

Rest In Pain

Rest In Pain

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1990-04-26

The people of Twin Peaks gather together to attend the funeral of Laura Palmer.

Laura's Secret Diary

Laura’s Secret Diary

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1990-10-20

Ben Horne asks Cooper for help in rescuing Audrey, and Donna uncovers a significant piece of evidence at Harold Smith’s home.

Part 9

Part 9

Season 3 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2017-07-09

More about Dougie Jones comes to light after an attempt on his life. Meanwhile, Gordon Cole discovers connections to Cooper concerning a Blue Rose case and Major Garland Briggs.

Cooper's Dreams

Cooper’s Dreams

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1990-05-10

Cooper and Truman discover a crime scene in the woods.

The Orchid's Curse

The Orchid’s Curse

Season 2 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1990-10-27

Donna, after discovering that Harold has Laura’s secret diary, hatches a risky plan with Maddy to steal it from his home.