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"Episode 10 ", or, "The Man Behind Glass" is the third episode of Season 2 of Twin Peaks, and the eleventh episode of the series as a whole. It originally aired October 13th, 1990.


Orderlies restrain Ronette in the hospital. Harry helps. Cooper and Albert enter. Cooper takes a sample from her fingernail -- a small piece of paper containing the letter 'B.' Cooper tells Harry and Albert about the visit from the giant.

Donna visits Harold Smith, who offers her his hospitality. He has many flowers in his living room and he says he sent the letter to investigate Meals on Wheels. He says he's a shut-in because he can't go outside. He says he was a mystery in Laura's life. He asks Donna to place one of his orchids on her grave. He walks out to his greenhouse. Donna tries to pull a slip of paper from the bookshelf. Harold interrupts her with a ladyslipper orchid. Harold says Donna is every bit as lovely as Laura said she would be. Donna takes the orchid and tells Harold that she'll be back.

At the stationhouse, Cooper stands in front of a blackboard with the letters found under girls' fingernails, and the names of the people who have seen him (Maddy, Mrs. Palmer, Cooper, Ronette), and a picture of BOB. He says the lines between the names are a psychic link that will lead them to him. Harry asks about the giant, and Albert dismisses it. Albert reports that the cocaine found in James' gas tank matched the cocaine found in Jacques' car and Leo's house: Leo framed James. The letter B found under Ronette's finger was cut from an edition of Flesh World. He sent a picture of BOB to law enforcement agencies across the country, and came up with nothing. Cooper was shot with a Walther PPK: James Bond's gun. On his way out, Albert insults Harry again. Harry grabs Albert's collar and says that the last time he punched Albert, he felt sorry about it, but the next time will be a pleasure. Albert states his philosophical convictions and says that he loves Sheriff Truman.

In the front of the stationhouse, Cooper tells James he can go home, but to stop trying to figure everything out himself. Lucy is trying to find words with the letters B, T, and R. A foppish man comes in to take Lucy to lunch.

Leland enters talks to the officers about the picture of BOB. He says that he knows him. He says that when he was a little boy, his grandfather had a summer home, and BOB was his neighbor. He lived in a white house, and he thinks the name was Robertson. Cooper sends Hawk to the lake to investigate. Leland says that BOB used to flick matches at him, and ask "Do you want to play with fire, little boy?"

Lucy and her date, Dick Tremayne, sit at the counter at the Double R Diner. Richard talks about his method for memorizing customer orders. Lucy asks why Richard hasn't called in six weeks after three months of going out every week, and after their night on a bed in Horne's Home Furnishings. She reveals that she is pregnant.

James and Madeleine sit at the diner. James asks about Donna's smoking. James tells about Donna's visit to the prison, and how she seemed to want him through the bars. Madeleine holds James' hand. Donna enters. She tells them how much she liked Harold, and storms out.

Blackie and Emory tie up Audrey. Emory makes a video of her. Emory and Blackie argue over whether their plan will work.

At the stationhouse, the one-armed man shows Harry his selection of boots. He sees the picture of BOB and reacts strongly.

Shelly meets Harry and Cooper in the station. They ask for a statement. She refuses to say anything against Leo. Cooper escorts her out the door, and tells Harry that it smells like an insurance scam, but he's not sure who thought it up.

The one-armed man sobs in the bathroom with his medicine. He has a seizure. He talks to BOB and says he's after him now.

Cooper follows a marching band out of the hotel elevator. Cooper tells Ben about Audrey's phone call, and asks if there's trouble at home. Ben tells Cooper that Audrey has gone missing before, and warns him to keep away from Audrey. The Asian man eavesdrops on their conversation and follows Cooper.

Audrey lies on her bed. A man pulls a veil from her face and gives her a caramel. He gives her a shot. A woman stands nearby, holding his tools.

Blackie plays a surveillance tape of Cooper at the casino. Emory tells her that he's in the FBI. The man who gave Audrey the shot, Jean Renault, stands behind them with the woman, Blackie's sister. Jean says he will be the middle man for Audrey's ransom, so Ben will never know that Blackie and Emory are behind it. In exchange, Emory and Blackie will bring him the man responsible for his brother's death: Agent Cooper. Jean says they can't let the girl live.

Cooper enters Harry's office with coffee and doughnuts. Harry reports that Josie called: she'll be back the next day. Harry asks to see her first, alone. Cooper permits it. Hawk reports that he found a boarded up white house by the lake, and is trying to discover whose it is. Harry asks them if they've seen Gerard, the one-armed man. He never came back from the bathroom. Cooper searches the bathroom and finds Gerard's needle and medicine. "Without chemicals, he points." Cooper wants to find the one-armed man.

A hospital orderly cuffs Nadine to her bed. Dr. Hayward tells Big Ed that she ripped through two pairs of leather restraints the previous night, that her adrenaline levels are high. He tells Ed to talk or sing to her. As Ed sings, Nadine grips his hands, sits up, and snaps the cuffs. She claps spasmodically and chants a cheer. She begins talking to Ed, seeming to think she's 18 and about to try out for the cheerleading squad.

Cooper and Harry enter Jacoby's room at the hospital. His wife, a young Hawaiian woman rubs his feet. Cooper helps to hypnotize Jacoby. Cooper walks the hypnotized Jacoby through Jacques' murder. Jacoby says he knows the murderer.

An owl looks around the forest at night.

Donna brings the orchid to Laura's grave. Donna tells Laura about her new relationship with James. She says that she loves James, but it's a mess. She says that Laura's problems are still the center of her life.

James visits Madeleine to say that he can't find Donna, and that his mother came home. They almost kiss, then hold each other. Donna finds them. James chases her out.

Leland comforts Madeleine, who is upset that people think she's like Laura. Cooper and Harry wait in the doorway. They arrest Leland for the murder of Jacques Renault.

Harold answers a knock at his door. Donna tells Harold that she is tired of being patient with James. Harold comforts her and leaves to get her a drink. Donna strokes a flower and opens a notebook: the diary of Laura Palmer.

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Shooting script differences Edit

  • Deleted the scene with James' mother, Colleen Hurley. The script reuse the entirety of the scene from Episode 4's script.


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