- Not to be confused with Part 13.
"Episode 13", or, "Demons" is the sixth episode of the second season of Twin Peaks, and the fourteenth episode overall.
"Sometimes we want to hide from ourselves. We do not want to be us. It is too difficult to be us. It is at these times that we turn to drugs and alcohol or behavior to forget that we are ourselves. This is – of course – only a temporary solution to a problem which is going to keep returning, and sometimes these temporary solutions are worse for us than the original problem.―Margaret Lanterman[src]
Yes, it is a dilemma. Is there an answer? Of course there is. A wise person once said with a smile, the answer is within the question."
Harold tells Donna that she lies and betrays just like all everyone else. He is about to stab Donna when James bursts in and pulls them out; Harold holds on to the diary. James says he will go to the police.
Cooper carries Audrey into the Bookhouse and lays her down. He finds evidence that she has been drugged with heroin. She mumbles in her delirium about her throat hurting, and about sinking. She regains lucidity and tells Cooper that she had prayed for him to come.
Donna and James watch Maddy drive off. James says that they should stick together, and that way they will be safe forever.
Harry thumbs through a book of criminal photos and Cooper tells him that Audrey was very close to a lethal dose of heroin. Harry has identified Jean Renault in the book and tells Cooper about the surveillance tape, and Cooper deduces Jean's plot. Cooper says that he left his jurisdiction twice, and now Audrey is paying the price. Harry reassures him that Audrey is safe now and tells Cooper that he is the best lawman he' has ever met, but he thinks too much.
Cooper meets Ben in the hotel dining room with the briefcase of money. He reports that Audrey was at the One Eyed Jack's, that Blackie was murdered by Jean Renault, and that Audrey is recovering from a drug overdose. Ben hugs and thanks Cooper.
Bobby pushes Leo through the kitchen in a wheelchair. Tom Brockman, the insurance agent, congratulates Bobby and Shelly on their dedication to Leo. Shelly signs the agreement and the agent gives them their first check, which is much smaller than Bobby had planned for.
Donna tells Harry about Laura's secret diary. Harry warns her that she is like the boy who cried wolf. Gordon Cole, Cooper's hard-of-hearing supervisor, enters. Gordon delivers Albert's reports: the hair from outside Cooper's room was from a vicuna coat, the drug from Gerard's syringe was unique, and the papers from near the train track were from a diary. Hawk enters dragging Gerard, who is taken to Harry's office.
Ben visits Audrey and she rebuffs his words of comfort. She asks for Cooper to take her home, but Ben suggests they all go together.
Jonathan gets dressed and tells Josie they are leaving that night. Josie argues that she needs to be paid from the insurance money and by Ben Horne, but Jonathan says he will kill Harry if she does not leave that night.
Maddy looks over the lake, sitting next to James. He apologizes for their romantic confusion and Maddy says that she liked it that James was confusing her for Laura. She says that he and Donna belong together and that she is going home the next day.
Ben hands Josie a glass of wine and she says she will not leave the office without her money. Ben threatens her with his secret file on her late husband's demise. She rebounds with her own key to a safety deposit box full of evidence against him. Ben signs over to her the check from Tokyo Bank.
Bobby and Shelly have a party celebrating Leo's homecoming. Bobby and Shelly kiss, but Leo's head droops forward and Shelly screams.
Cooper meets Gordon at the station house. Gordon tells Cooper that Albert thinks Cooper is in over his head, like he was in Pittsburgh and delivers an anonymous letter that was sent to the home office. It is an opening move from a chess deal, indicating to Cooper that it is from Windom Earle.
Ben and Leland enter Ben's office and Ben says he needs Leland back. Leland says that he is 110%. Ben says Jerry is on his way to check out the new investors, and they need a way to delay the project, so Leland suggests several devious ways.
Harry enters Josie's house and finds Jonathan carrying a full load of suitcases. Josie tells Harry she is leaving. Harry tells her she cannot leave, that he loves her. She turns away.
Ben lights a cigar at a table with Mr. Tojamura, who asks why he has received nothing when Ben has a cashier's check for $5,000,000. Mr. Tojamura says he will withdraw while Ben tries to dance around the questions, and Tojamura says his family was at Nagasaki. The sounds of a piano and Leland's voice begin, and Ben excuses himself. Leland does not take the hint to stop and Tojamura watches from the bar; next to him, Pete turns and identifies the song Leland sings as being from "The King and I." As Leland and Ben exchange compliments, Pete tries hard to engage Tojamura in conversation.
The officers interrogate Gerard, who begs for his medicine and Cooper asks if he suffers from schizophrenia. He begins to have a seizure and speaks in an otherworldly voice. He says his name is MIKE, and he is an inhabiting spirit. He says that BOB was his familiar and that he cannot reveal where BOB came from. He says that BOB is eager for fun and that everyone runs when he smiles. He talks about parasites and says that BOB needs a host to feed on fear and the pleasures. Together, Cooper and MIKE they recite a poem: "Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see, one chants out between two worlds, fire walk with me." MIKE says that he saw God and took off his arm, but remained close to Gerard in order to stop BOB. He says that the picture is BOB's true face, but few can see it: only the gifted and the damned. He says that for the last 40 years, BOB has been in a lodge house in the trees, a house with many similar rooms but occupied by different souls every night. Cooper says "The Great Northern Hotel!"
- Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper
- Michael Ontkean as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Madchen Amick as Shelly Johnson
- Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs
- Richard Beymer as Benjamin Horne
- Lara Flynn Boyle as Donna Hayward
- Sherilyn Fenn as Audrey Horne
- Warren Frost as Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
- Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings (credit only)
- James Marshall as James Hurley
- Everett McGill as Big Ed Hurley
- Jack Nance as Pete Martell
- Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran (credit only)
- Ray Wise as Leland Palmer
- Joan Chen as Jocelyn Packard
Guest Starring Edit
- Lenny Von Dohlen as Harold Smith
- Ian Abercrombie as Tom Brockman
- David Lynch as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole
- Wendy Robie as Nadine Hurley
- Fumio Yamaguchi as Mr. Tojamura
- Al Strobel as Phillip Michael Gerard
- Jill Engels as Trudy
- Ron Kirk as Cappy
- Leonard Ray as Lounge Local
- Mak Takano as Jonathan
- Brett Vadset as Joey Paulsen
- BOB (Mentioned only)
- Bobby Briggs
- Tom Brockman
- Gordon Cole
- Dale Cooper
- Windom Earle (Mentioned only)
- Thomas Eckhardt (Mentioned only)
- Maddy Ferguson
- Donna Hayward
- Will Hayward (Mentioned only)
- Audrey Horne
- Benjamin Horne
- Jerry Horne (Mentioned only)
- Ed Hurley
- James Hurley
- Nadine Hurley
- Lawrence Jacoby (Mentioned only)
- Leo Johnson
- Shelly Johnson
- Jonathan Kumagai
- Catherine Martell
- Pete Martell
- Blackie O'Reilly (Mentioned only)
- Andrew Packard (Mentioned only)
- Josie Packard
- Laura Palmer (Mentioned only)
- Leland Palmer
- Joey Paulson
- Bernard Renault (Mentioned only)
- Jacques Renault (Mentioned only)
- Jean Renault (Photograph only)
- Albert Rosenfield (Mentioned only)
- Harold Smith
- Harry S. Truman