This article contains plot spoilers for the 2017 series of Twin Peaks.
Walter Lawford was the business and romantic partner of Norma Jennings.
In the 2010s, Lawford made a franchising agreement with Norma Jennings and her diner, the Double R Diner, and had entered into a romantic relationship with her. One evening, he went to the diner to share with Norma the profit reports of the Norma's Double R franchise. He also gave her business advice for the flagship diner, which she disagreed with, wishing to stick to her traditional practices.