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"Episode 17", or, "Dispute Between Brothers" is the tenth episode of the second season of Twin Peaks and the eighteenth episode overall.


Opening shot of a road between tall fir trees. A caption reads "Three days later." Dr. Hayward is checking on Sarah. She refuses a sedative, saying she needs to be present for two. Cooper tells Sarah that Leland fell prey to dark forces, that he did not commit the crimes. Sarah remembers her vision of BOB. Leland had drugged Sarah to keep his secrecy. Cooper tells Sarah about Leland's death. Cooper offers to drive Sarah to Leland's funeral.

People spread a potluck on a table. Many have gathered for Leland's wake. Nadine wears a shiny dress and buckled shoes. Hank hands Sarah a plate as she chats with Eileen Hayward and Audrey. Donna tells Big Ed that James thinks the town's devastation is his fault. Ed tells her James will return. Dr. Jacoby greets the police officers. Cooper says he might take a few weeks' vacation. Nadine asks Ed if people can see her underwear in the reflection from her shoes. Sarah tells of Maddy and Laura's childhood pledge to be best friends forever. Two old men get in a fight. Harry and Ed break it up. Pete explains the men are the mayor Dwayne and his brother Dougie, who owns the town newspaper. Dougie is engaged to a beautiful teenage girl.

Ed and Jacoby ask the high school principal to let Nadine attend classes.

Cooper packs his bags. Audrey asks whether he is leaving. She asks about his romantic history. He confesses that he hurt someone. She was a witness to a federal crime, and he and his partner, Windom Earle, let her die. Windom lost his mind. Audrey warns him that one day she'll be grown up, and then he'll have to watch out.

Bobby is trying on one of Leo's suits. He is getting ready to meet with Ben Horne. Shelly asks for Bobby to take her out of the house. Bobby reassures her that if he gets the job, he will take good care of her.

Catherine meets Harry in his office. Catherine says she believes an angel saved her life. She says the night of the fire, she was afraid for the first time in her life. She stumbled upon her old summer cabin in the woods in the dark: only a guardian angel could have led her there. She ate canned food and waited for her assassin.

Dick Tremayne visits Lucy. He wants someone more important than himself to care for, and looks forward to fatherhood. Andy says they should all be friends, and Lucy tries to kiss him. Hawk berates him. Cooper bids Harry a farewell. Harry gives him a special lure and a Bookhouse Boy badge. Cooper bids farewell to Hawk, Andy, and Lucy. A mountie escorts Special Agent Roger Hardy into the stationhouse. Hardy tells Cooper he is suspended from the FBI.


Dale Cooper being told he is under suspension.

Roger explains that he is in Internal Affairs. He says there are allegations against his behavior in Canada and his methods.

Bobby waits outside Ben's office. Audrey taunts his suit, then gets him in the office. Two bodyguards drag Bobby out of the office.

Roger interrogates Cooper about the arrest and death of Jacques Renault, then about the rescue of Audrey Horne. The Mountie, King, reveals that he had been setting up a sting operation for six months, and that cocaine is missing. Roger says that the DEA has been brought in to investigate, and that Cooper has 24 hours to assemble a defense. Roger has Cooper surrender his gun and badge. Roger and King ask Harry for his cooperation. Harry says that Cooper is the finest lawman he has ever known, and that he will not assist in his prosecution.

Nadine tries out for the cheerleading squad. She throws a male cheerleader 20 feet in the air.

Shelly brushes Leo's teeth. Bobby says that the meeting went well. Shelly asks to put Leo in a nursing home. Leo moves.

Norma has gotten a bad review from the newspaper. Vivian is the secret reviewer. She says the RR Cafe is not a good restaurant. Norma kicks Vivian out of the restaurant.

Hank and Ernie are horsing around in One Eyed Jack's. Ernie says he won't steal his wife's money. Jean interrupts their argument. Jean explains that he needs $125k immediately. Ernie brags that he is hard-wired into the drug industry. King enters with a briefcase full of cocaine. Ernie says he will take care of it, but is reluctant to gamble. King takes a package of the cocaine to plant in Cooper's car.

The moon is still full.

Harry sleeps and awakens to see a shadow creeping outside his window. Josie falls into his door when he opens it. She is dirty and sobbing.

Cooper talks with Major Briggs about the morality of his actions and the presence of BOB. Briggs asks if Cooper has heard of the White Lodge. Cooper excuses himself to urinate in the woods. An owl hoots and stares down at Cooper. A bright light flashes, and Major Briggs disappears.

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  • In the script, during their discussion in the woods, Briggs talks in length about fear and love. While not stated in the script, this might be relevant to the fact that these emotions are the key to the Lodges.


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