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The Best Episodes of Twin Peaks

Every episode of Twin Peaks ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Twin Peaks!

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

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The best episode of "Twin Peaks" is "Lonely Souls", rated 9.4/10 from 6464 user votes. It was directed by David Lynch and written by Mark Frost. "Lonely Souls" aired on 11/10/1990 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Arbitrary Law".

  • Lonely Souls
    9.4/10 6,464 votes

    #1 - Lonely Souls

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 1990-11-10

    Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Pete uncovers the truth behind Tojamura's intentions, and Cooper receives a devastating message.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost

  • Arbitrary Law
    9.3/10 5,631 votes

    #2 - Arbitrary Law

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1990-12-01

    Cooper attempts to locate Laura's killer after the discovery of another victim.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Harley Peyton, Robert Engels, Mark Frost

  • Beyond Life and Death
    9.2/10 6,248 votes

    #3 - Beyond Life and Death

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 1991-06-10

    Cooper must overcome his deepest fears as he enters the Black Lodge to save Annie from Windom Earle.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Harley Peyton, Robert Engels, Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • The Last Evening
    9.0/10 5,789 votes

    #4 - The Last Evening

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1990-05-23

    The investigation of Laura Palmer's murder reaches a terrifying conclusion.

    Director: Mark Frost

    Writer: Mark Frost

  • Pilot
    8.9/10 16,928 votes

    #5 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1990-04-08

    The small northwest town of Twin Peaks, Washington is shaken up when the body of the Homecoming Queen, Laura Palmer, is discovered washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer
    8.9/10 6,767 votes

    #6 - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1990-04-19

    Agent Cooper demonstrates an unusual deductive technique for the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • May the Giant Be with You
    8.9/10 5,710 votes

    #7 - May the Giant Be with You

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1990-09-30

    In the aftermath of the incident at the Great Northern Hotel, the investigation into Laura Palmer's death continues, and information is provided from an unexpected source.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: N/A

  • Part 16
    8.9/10 34 votes

    #8 - Part 16

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-08-27

    Dougie's loved ones care for him in the hospital, and Mr. C heads towards the coordinates. Meanwhile, Diane makes a confession to the FBI.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Part 17
    8.7/10 35 votes

    #9 - Part 17

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2017-09-03

    Cooper arrives in Twin Peaks.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Realization Time
    8.5/10 5,216 votes

    #10 - Realization Time

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1990-05-17

    Dr. Jacoby gets a phone call from Laura Palmer.

    Director: Caleb Deschanel

    Writer: Harley Peyton

  • Coma
    8.5/10 4,827 votes

    #11 - Coma

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1990-10-06

    Cooper receives some unsettling news, while Audrey continues to work undercover as a hostess at One Eyed Jacks in Canada.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Harley Peyton

  • Drive with a Dead Girl
    8.5/10 4,427 votes

    #12 - Drive with a Dead Girl

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 1990-11-17

    Ben receives an unwelcome surprise, Norma's mother arrives in Twin Peaks with a new husband, and Bob covers his tracks.

    Director: Caleb Deschanel

    Writer: Scott Frost

  • Miss Twin Peaks
    8.5/10 4,032 votes

    #13 - Miss Twin Peaks

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 1991-06-10

    Cooper and the officers prepare for Windom Earle to make his move at the Miss Twin Peaks contest.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Barry Pullman

  • Cooper's Dreams
    8.4/10 5,330 votes

    #14 - Cooper's Dreams

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1990-05-10

    Cooper and Truman discover a crime scene in the woods.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: Mark Frost

  • Demons
    8.4/10 4,445 votes

    #15 - Demons

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 1990-11-03

    Cooper and Truman cross over into Canada to rescue Audrey, but not all goes according to plan.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: Harley Peyton, Robert Engels

  • Part 8
    8.4/10 48 votes

    #16 - Part 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-06-25

    Coop's doppelganger faces a life or death situation. In 1945, a bomb is dropped and modern man's evil is epitomized.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Part 11
    8.4/10 33 votes

    #17 - Part 11

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2017-07-23

    The set-up involving the Mitchum brothers and Dougie reaches its climax while even stranger things start to happen to both the FBI team and the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Department.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • The Orchid's Curse
    8.3/10 4,442 votes

    #18 - The Orchid's Curse

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1990-10-27

    Donna, after discovering that Harold has Laura's secret diary, hatches a risky plan with Maddy to steal it from his home.

    Director: Graeme Clifford

    Writer: Barry Pullman

  • Traces to Nowhere
    8.2/10 6,410 votes

    #19 - Traces to Nowhere

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1990-04-12

    Agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry Truman discover more about the troubled secret life of the murdered Laura Palmer.

    Director: Duwayne Dunham

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Rest In Pain
    8.2/10 5,688 votes

    #20 - Rest In Pain

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1990-04-26

    The people of Twin Peaks gather together to attend the funeral of Laura Palmer.

    Director: Tina Rathborne

    Writer: Harley Peyton

  • The Path to the Black Lodge
    8.2/10 3,872 votes

    #21 - The Path to the Black Lodge

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 1991-04-18

    While romance blooms for Cooper and Annie, Donna finds a scrapbook that's full of surprises.

    Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Writer: Harley Peyton, Robert Engels

  • The One-Armed Man
    8.1/10 5,453 votes

    #22 - The One-Armed Man

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1990-05-03

    Cooper and Truman try to find The One-Armed Man.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Robert Engels

  • The Man Behind the Glass
    8.1/10 4,496 votes

    #23 - The Man Behind the Glass

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1990-10-13

    Donna meets with Harold Smith, a recluse who may be the key to solving Laura's murder.

    Director: Lesli Linka Glatter

    Writer: Robert Engels

  • Part 18
    8.1/10 37 votes

    #24 - Part 18

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2017-09-03

    Cooper and Diane drive 430 miles. Cooper attempts to help a troubled woman he believes to be Laura Palmer.

    Director: David Lynch

    Writer: Mark Frost, David Lynch

  • Laura's Secret Diary
    8.0/10 4,434 votes

    #25 - Laura's Secret Diary

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1990-10-20

    Ben Horne asks Cooper for help in rescuing Audrey, and Donna uncovers a significant piece of evidence at Harold Smith's home.

    Director: Todd Holland

    Writer: Harley Peyton, Jerry Stahl, Robert Engels, Mark Frost