This article contains plot spoilers for the 2017 series of Twin Peaks.
Charlie was the husband of Audrey Horne.
Charlie and Audrey Horne were married after March 1989 and had an unspecified contractual arrangement. Audrey was brazenly unfaithful and generally indifferent to her husband, carrying on an affair with Billy.
Billy was missing for at least two days, and Audrey had a dream in which he was bleeding from his nose and mouth. She angrily tried to persuade Charlie to accompany her to the Roadhouse to search for him, but Charlie complained that he had a great amount of paperwork and was too sleepy to go that night. In response, she berated him for failing to call Tina like she had asked and for not signing the papers she had given him. He was cowed into going along when Audrey threatened to have Paul pay him a visit.
When Audrey mentioned that Chuck had told her Tina was the last person to see Billy, Charlie, surprised, told her that Chuck had stolen Billy's truck the previous week, but it had apparently been recovered without incident. Charlie called Tina to follow up on what she knew about Billy, and received some startling news. Afterward, he refused to divulge what Tina had told him, infuriating Audrey even more.
Audrey demanded to know what Tina had told Charlie and appeared to have an existential crisis. He assured her that she did indeed need to go to the Roadhouse and see if Billy was there, and then warned that he might need to end Audrey's story unless she did.
Charlie soon put on his coat, ready to leave for the Roadhouse. However, Audrey delayed them further, saying that Charlie now seemed like an entirely different person to her. Fed up, Charlie took off his coat and went to the couch, where Audrey then attacked him.