A year later at the Power and the Glory at the American-Canadian border, Ronette found Laura. Jacques Renault came to them and they talked about Teresa. He also invited the girls up to his cabin later in the week.
Laura and Ronette then sat in a booth, receiving oral sex from Buck until Ronette pointed out Donna Hayward, who was topless with Laura's shirt tied around her waist. This caused Laura to become upset and charge at Donna.
Murder of Laura PalmerEdit
Jacques and Leo then left, and Ronette and Laura were taken to a train car by a long-haired man and Laura was killed. Ronette barely escaped thanks to the help of the One-Armed Man, and she saw an Angel in the car train.
Ronette was reported missing the following day and she was found in a daze, bloody and dirty while crossing a bridge.
She was later visited in the hospital by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry S. Truman. The doctor told them she had been raped and was unresponsive. When Cooper checked her fingernails, she began saying "don't go there."
Just over a week later, Ronette remained at the hospital, laying in her bed, moaning. She lifted her arms and thrashed around, having a flashback to the night Laura died, with the long-haired man killing her.
The next day, she laid in her bed, awake, as Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman arrive. Cooper showed her a sketch of Leo Johnson, but she did not recognize him as the man who tried to kill her. The agent then showed her a sketch of the long-haired man, which caused her to thrash around again and say "train" repeatedly.
The following day, Ronette tried to resist as she was taken to her hospital bed and sedated so Cooper could extract a small piece of paper containing the letter 'B' from under her left ring fingernail.
Weeks later, after her release from the hospital, Ronette was brought to the sheriff's station, where Agent Cooper had her smell a jar of oil, which frightened her, as she recognized the smell from the night Laura was killed.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ronette was played by Phoebe Augustine, who also appeared in Part 3 of the 2017 revival credited as American Girl, the woman in red seen in the Purple Room who tells Cooper to hurry and go because her mother is coming. As of now, it is unclear if the American Girl is intended to be Ronette or if she is a new, separate character.
Ronette's name in the pilot's original script was Sharon.
Her name in The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is spelled as "Ronnette Pulaski." Though only briefly hinted at in the show and film, Laura writes in her diary about being attracted to Ronette, and later reportedly having a sexual experience.
The fact that BOB had the letter "R" prepared for the night of Laura and Ronette's aggression, it might have been his original goal to kill Ronette who has "R" as her first name initial. Continuing the pattern of Teresa Banks and the letter "T."