"Episode 6", also known as "Realization Time", is the seventh episode of the first season of Twin Peaks.
Open on a shot of a gibbous moon.
Cooper tells Audrey she's a high school girl and he's an agent of the FBI. He says he has taken an oath to uphold certain values, that she is very desirable, but she needs a friend. He says he will get food, she will put on her clothes, and then she will tell him all her troubles. She says that Laura had a lot of secrets.
Cooper enters, blowing on a whistle. Lucy was out sick the previous day. Dr. Hayward and Harry study Waldo the bird. Dr. Hayward says it will start talking once it is healthy. Hawk hands a file to Cooper. The forensics report states that Laura Palmer, Ronette Pulaski, and Leo Johnson all visited Jacques' apartment. There is a picture of Waldo on Laura's shoulder. Cooper leaves his voice recorder near the bird. Cooper wants to visit One-Eyed Jack's, but it is over the border, so he suggests sending the Boathouse boys.
Bobby walks toward the Johnson's house. In his truck, Leo watches him through binoculars and sees him embracing Shelly. He takes out his rifle, but not in time to get a shot. Shelly cries to Bobby about shooting Leo, and says that she knows he's out there watching her. Bobby pledges to take care of Leo and James and to protect her from now on. Leo gets back in his car to listen to a police broadcast of Lucy talking about Waldo and drives away.
James, Donna, and Madeleine listen to Laura's recorded tape for Dr. Jacoby. She is very flirtatious. There is an empty case labeled with the date of Laura's death. James says they will find the tape that night in Jacoby's office.
At Horne's Department Store, Audrey fails to sell perfume to the customer Theodora Ridgely, mostly due to her patronizing attitude. The boss Emory Battis tells her colleague, Jenny, to meet him in his office. Audrey enters Battis' office through the stock room after telling a lie to the stockroom boy to make him go. She hides in the closet to watch the meeting. Battis tells Jenny that the people at the club wanted her back, perhaps to be a hospitality coordinator. After they leave, Audrey looks through the boss's little black and finds the names of many women, rated with hearts. One of the names is Ronette. Audrey takes the boss's silver lighter.
At the RR Cafe, Hank tells Shelly about his time in the joint and gets information about who's been around. Harry and Cooper warn Hank that he is on parole, and he must be careful. Shelly offers the officers coffee. Cooper tells Harry to give himself a present once a day, every day.
Audrey convinces Jenny to give her the number for Black Rose.
On "Invitation to Love," Chet shoots Montana. Nadine cheers him on. Ed enters, and Nadine offers him chocolates. Nadine starts to cry. She lists all the things she was going to get for them. Ed tells Nadine not to give up.
Pete tells Harry about his fish from Tim and Tom's Taxi-dermy. Jocelyn gives him a kiss. Harry asks what she was doing at the Timber Mills Motel. She confesses she was spying on Catherine and Ben and that she took pictures as proof for Harry. She says she heard Catherine talking about an accidental fire at the mill, and that she won't let it happen.
Cooper walks down the hallway in a tuxedo. He meets Harry and Ed. He shows them $10k of the bureau's money for gambling. Ed leaves, and Harry tells Cooper about what Josey told him. Cooper agrees to look into it. Audrey enters just after Cooper leaves, and leaves him a message at the station house.
Insurance agent Neff talks to Catherine about signing an updated policy, warning her about the changes that would take effect tonight. He was approached by Ben and Josie. Catherine says that she will discuss the policy with her lawyer, and return it later. She discovers that her second book is missing.
Audrey slips a note under the door of Cooper's room as a new guest checks in.
At the stationhouse, the boys play with bugs and disguises. Alone in the conference room, Waldo says "Laura?" A gun fires and breaks a picture. Leo runs through the rain to his truck. The bird bleeds all over a pile of doughnuts. Cooper listens to the recorded voice of the bird saying "hurting me, stop it, Leo, no."
The officers enter One-Eyed Jack's. Cooper suggests that Jacques is dealing in the back. Blackie introduces herself. Blackie says that Ed looks like a cop. They go toward the casino.
Madeleine sneaks down the stairs with a paper bag. Leland watches her leave. Madeleine, with blonde hair, and Donna pick up James.
The Icelandic investors sing to Ben. Ben suggests that Jerry takes the guests to the dining room. He asks when they will sign the contract. Jerry says they want a signing party. He confesses that they've found out about James. Ben calls Jocelyn to ask where Catherine. Jocelyn says she'll get Catherine to the mill. Hank is sitting with Jocelyn.
Audrey walks into Blackie's office and hands her a resume. Blackie quickly determines that it's a fake. Audrey ties a cherry stem in a knot in her mouth, and Blackie agrees to keep her around.
Cooper is cleaning up the blackjack table. Jacques begins to deal.
Dr. Jacoby watches "An Invitation to Love." James, Madeleine, and Donna call him. Madeleine tells him to go to the door. He brings a derringer. An envelope with a video cassette is waiting for him. The video shows Madeleine disguised as Laura. Madeleine instructs Jacoby to meet her in 10 minutes at the gazebo. Bobby spies on them through the bushes. Someone else spies on Bobby.
When Jacoby leaves, James and Donna enter his house. Bobby watches, and puts a white package in James' bike.
Someone is watching Madeleine by the gazebo. End credits on dark background.
- 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
- Peggy Lipton as Norma Jennings
- James Marshall as James Hurley
- Everett McGill as Big Ed Hurley
- Jack Nance as Pete Martell
- Ray Wise as Leland Palmer
- Joan Chen as Jocelyn Packard
- and Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell
- Eric Da Re as Leo Johnson
- Harry Goaz as Deputy Andy Brennan
- Michael Horse as Deputy Tommy "Hawk" Hill
- Sheryl Lee as Maddy Ferguson / Laura Palmer
- and Russ Tamblyn as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Guest Starring Edit
- Chris Mulkey as Hank Jennings
- David Patrick Kelly as Jerry Horne
- Walter Olkewicz as Jacques Renault
- Kimmy Robertson as Lucy Moran
- Wendy Robie as Nadine Hurley
- Don Amendolia as Emory Battis
- Victoria Catlin as Blackie O'Reilly
- Mark Lowenthal as Herbert Neff
- Eve Brent as Theodora Ridgely
- Lisa Ann Cabasa as Jenny
- Mary Stavin as Heba
- Brian Straub as Einar Thorson
"INVITATION TO LOVE" Edit
- Derick Shimatsu as Asian Man
- Connie Woods as New Girl at One Eyed Jack's
- unknown performer as Stockroom Boy
Shooting script differences Edit
- The deleted scene Something About Johnny is from this episode.