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Jacques Renault was the second of the three Renault brothers, between his older brother Jean and younger brother Bernard. He used to be a woodcutter until he had to quit that job because of his weight. He then went to other jobs, working as a bartender at the Roadhouse in Twin Peaks as well as a croupier and dealer at One-Eyed Jack's, a casino and brothel located across the Canadian border. Together with Leo Johnson, he is running drugs from Canada into Twin Peaks. Both Leo and Jacques had had sexual relations with Laura Palmer the night she was killed, before a fight broke out between the two, which left Jacques unconscious outside the cabin. Afterwards, he fled across the border to Canada.
Having escaped the police, he is later questioned incognito by Agent Cooper at One-Eyed Jack's. Cooper dupes him into returning to Twin Peaks, where he is ambushed and arrested on the charge of murdering Laura Palmer. Having been shot by Deputy Andy Brennan during the arrest, he is taken to hospital, where Laura's father Leland suffocates him, getting revenge on the supposed killer of his daughter.
He is set to appear in some capacity in the 2017 revival.
Twin Peaks (1990-1991)Edit
Jacques walks towards the Roadhouse to work, but sees a light on, informing him that his brother, Bernard, is in trouble. He then calls Leo and informs him of the situation, requesting him to come pick him up.
Jacques begins his shift at the blackjack table, where a man in a tuxedo begins talking to him.
He deals to the man in the tuxedo, who seems to have a great deal of luck on his side. The man slides a poker chip to him that is partially broken off, and the man claims to be a friend of Leo. Jacques accepts his offer to buy him a cocktail.
They discuss Leo and the drug operation, including their activities with Laura Palmer the night she was killed. The man tells him he has a $10,000 job for Jacques across the border, without Leo. The man then further asks about the night in his cabin with Leo, Laura, and Ronette, also noting that his bird seemed to be "in love" with Laura. He describes the events of the bird attacking her and how the poker chip was damaged. He then parts from the man.
He goes to where the man told him and is arrested by the local law enforcement in Twin Peaks, charged for the attempted murder of Ronette Pulaski and for the murder of Laura Palmer. However, he does put up a fight, disarming an officer and attempting to shoot Sheriff Harry S. Truman, but before he can do so, he is shot in the arm by Deputy Andy Brennan.
He is questioned in a hospital bed by Sheriff Truman and the man in the tuxedo, now revealed to him as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. He is asked about his activities with Ronette and Laura, as well as what he did that night, including that Leo had hit him in the head with a bottle and he used Leo's shirt to stop the bleeding. He then says he had gotten sick and passed out.
He sleeps in his hospital bed until he is smothered to death with a pillow.