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    Ronette Pulaski is a student at Twin Peaks High School and was present at the murder scene of Laura Palmer.


In February 1988, Ronette and Laura sat in a motel room when Teresa Banks came in with money from a man who chickened out of his planned foursome with them. Teresa was murdered soon after.[1]

A year later at the Power and the Glory[1] 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.[2]

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.[2]

Murder of Laura PalmerEdit

On the night of February 23, Ronette, Jacques, and Leo Johnson met near a cabin, where they engaged in sex and cocaine. Ronette tried to stop Jacques from tying Laura up, but Leo pulled her back.[2]


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.[2]

Ronette was reported missing the following day and she was found in a daze, bloody and dirty while crossing a bridge.[3]

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."[3]

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The sheriff's department later found a picture of Ronette in an issue of Flesh World.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]


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.[6]

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.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ronette was played by Phoebe Augustine, who is to reprise the role in the 2017 revival.

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."

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."


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