Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Episode 12 of Twin Peaks, "The Orchid's Curse," originally aired on October 27, 1990, and was directed by Graeme Clifford. This episode features guest star David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley) as Mr. Pinkel, a salesman who demonstrates equipment to Bobby and Shelly to care for the invalid Leo, who is deemed unable to stand trial. The pregnant Lucy leaves town for a few days, while Deputy Andy Brennan learns that he has a healthy sperm count. Leland Palmer has his trial and is released on bail after Sheriff Truman testifies in his favor. Judge Sternwood (Royal Dano) tells Cooper: "Keep your eye on the woods." At the Great Northern Hotel, the mysterious investor Mr. Tojamura wants in on the Ghostwood Estates deal, with an offer of a large sum of money to Ben Horne. That evening, Jean Renault calls Ben and Cooper with instructions on the ransom exchange for Audrey. Cooper and Truman raid One-Eyed Jacks and are followed by Hank Jennings. They save Audrey with the unexpected help of Deputy Hawk, Blackie is killed, and Jean captures Hank. Meanwhile, Donna and Maddy attempt to steal Laura's secret diary from the increasingly unstable Harold Smith.