Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Episode 27 of Twin Peaks, "The Path to the Black Lodge," originally aired on April 18, 1991, and was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. In this episode, the contestants of the Miss Twin Peaks contest prepare for the big day and several characters experience a mysterious shaking hand phenomena. Just before John Justice Wheeler takes off for Brazil, Audrey meets with him one last time. Doc Hayward examines Ben and warns him to stay away from Eileen. Meanwhile, Donna finds the "Father" entry blank on her birth certificate. Major Briggs, Cooper, and Truman watch a videotape of Windom Earle, who announces his intentions of seeking out the Black Lodge. Cooper believes there is a connection to the Black Lodge and the maps of the petrogyph in Owl Cave. Out in the woods, Earle abducts Major Briggs, then proceeds to interrogate him and shoot him with drugs. Later that day, Andrew and Catherine continue to struggle with the puzzle box, which seems to only contain other boxes. While dancing with Annie, Cooper has another vision with the Giant.