Episode six in the first season of Twin Peaks, "Realization Time," originally aired May 17, 1990, and was directed by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. The wounded suspect Leo Johnson (Eric Da Re), shot by Shelly (Madchen Amick) in self-defense, tries to kill Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook), but instead runs off in an attempt to silence the mynah bird Waldo. Donna (Lara Flynn Boyle) and James (James Marshall) listen to the audio tapes Maddy (Sheryl Lee) found of Laura's confessions to Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (Russ Tamblyn). Meanwhile, Josie (Joan Chen) confesses to Sheriff Truman (Michael Ontkean) that she knows Catherine is planning to burn the mill. That evening, most of the action happens at One-Eyed Jacks, just over the Canadian border, where suspect Jacques Renault (Walter Olkewicz) is working as a blackjack dealer. Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Ed Hurley (Everett McGill) go undercover as "Fred" and "Barney" and head for the casino. After eavesdropping at the perfume counter, Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) also goes undercover, getting hired at One-Eyed Jacks by impressing madam Blackie O'Reilly (Victoria Catlin) with her cherry stem trick. Also that evening, Donna and James disguise Maddy as Laura Palmer in a plot to lure Dr. Jacoby out of his house. Once inside, they search for Laura's missing audio tapes, but their plan is threatened by sabotage.
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