For Nicky Needleman's case manager, see Judy Swain.
"Well now. I'm not gonna talk about Judy; in fact, we're not gonna talk about Judy at all, we're gonna keep her out of it!"
Phillip Jeffries[src]

Judy was an acquaintance of FBI agent Phillip Jeffries.


In 1987, just before his disappearance, Phillip Jeffries inquired after "Miss Judy" at the Palm Deluxe hotel in Buenos Aires. The desk clerk gave him a letter that "the young woman" had left for him.[1]

During his sudden appearance at the FBI headquarters in 1989, he initially stated to Gordon Cole that he did not want to talk about Judy, but later emphasized that she was "positive about this," and that he had found something at her home in Seattle.[1][2]

A monkey, possibly in the Black Lodge, spoke Judy's name.[2]

Twenty-five years later, Dale Cooper's doppelganger found Jeffries at his hiding place at the Dutchman's, and asked to know who Judy was and whether she wanted something from Cooper. Jeffries replied that he had already met her, and manifested a series of numbers, apparently her phone number, which Cooper wrote down.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

In early drafts of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me's script, it was mentioned by Jeffries that Judy had a sister and writer Robert Engels confirmed that this sister could have been Josie Packard.[4] Since this detail was left out of further drafts, it is assumed to be non-canon. An open letter written by Joan Chen (in character as Josie) to David Lynch in 2017 indicated that she too was aware that Judy was at some point to be Josie's sister.[5]

Showtime's closed-captioning for Fire Walk with Me erroneously states that the monkey saying Judy's name is speaking with Jeffries' voice.[6]



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