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Boxes[edit]

5th September 2006 - I'm unable to get the boxes showing the episodes right, but I proose removing the pointless 'image' box just to make the synopsis' easier to read. - Gerry Shannon.


Episode 1x07 "The Last Evening" did not air on Thursday, May 24, but on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 PM, cf. [1] and [2]

Besides the content I already removed, a lot of the remainder seems to have come from here: http://www.twinpeaks.org/archives/references/episode_guide This should be looked into, and the proper actions taken. JesseW, the juggling janitor 06:52, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Pilot release info[edit]

When Twin Peaks Season 1 was released on DVD in the US, the pilot epsisode was not included. It remains unreleased on DVD in the US to this day. I assume there is a simple explanation involving who owns the rights to the pilot, but I have no info on it, and I think that info should be included in the listing by someone who knows. Druff 21:47, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Lack of images, info ect.[edit]

The lack of pictures, information and links for actual episodes for one of the most influential American cult television series of all time astounds me! I’ve added a few image captions, and began the page for the first episode – but does anyone want to improve the page further, perhaps by adding / searching for images that fit the episode? Angel2001 10:17, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

I agree that there is not enough information given for each episode. I have just finished watching Series 1 again, and have lots of notes about the storylines. Any objections to me fleshing out the episode information on this page? I don't know how to create separate pages (one for each episode); if that's the more approporiate place to put more information, I will put it there if someone sets up the pages. Logicman1966 (talk) 03:28, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


Fair use rationale for Image:Twinpeaks2.jpg[edit]

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Correcting episode numbers[edit]

I have adjusted the numbers of the episodes. The episode numbers given were incorrect, according to both of the DVD editions of the series. The DVDs do not give a number to the Pilot, so it should be episode 0, not '1' as it was given here. Hence, the episode that was described here as 'episode 2' is called 'episode 1' on the DVDs. I have reworked the list to correct this error and make it more user-friendly for readers watching the DVDs.Cop 663 (talk) 02:16, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

I wanted to reply to this earlier, but kept forgetting. Anyway, I want to add my input. While I understand what you mean, but to say the pilot is episode 0 (meaning...it's not an episode?) is actually a little more confusing than anything. The only reason for the renumbering is because the episodes were originally untitled, meaning the second episode is actually titled "Episode 1" because television pilots are considered a "pilot" and not referred to as the first episode. To use this thinking, you'd have to label every pilot on all "List of episodes" pages as episode 0. If we were to go by the DVDs, then technically all the episodes should be renamed to "Episode 1", "Episode 2", etc. The EpisodeNumber parameter in the episode list is used for episode numbers, not episode titles. Again, I understand that "Pilot" is not "Episode 1", but it is still the first episode. Also, Wikipedia is not meant to be a guide for users who are watching the DVDs. I'm not sure if anyone else will put their input in on this. Drovethrughosts (talk) 17:04, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I wanted to reply to this earlier, but kept forgetting. The point is, should we use numbering from a reliable source, or should we make up our own, special numbering system that we think is better? The DVDs are a reliable source for how the makers of the series want to number the episodes (the numbers that I used appear on the "Definitive Gold Box Set", which is approved by David Lynch himself). Is there a reliable source for the numbering system that numbers the Pilot "Episode 1"? I don't think so, but correct me if I'm wrong. If you don't like calling the Pilot "0", just leave EpisodeNumber blank. I really think this should be changed back, as this isn't just about the DVDs, but about the way the episodes are normally referred to in published material (e.g. Greg Olson's biography of Lynch uses the same numbering system as the DVDs).However, I'll hold off for a while in case you want to continue this rather pause-filled conversation. :) Cop 663 (talk) 02:36, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but you don't need a reliable source for these episode numbers, they're numbers. They start at 1, then goes up sequentially. Again, the only reason this seems to be a problem is because the episodes are untitled, and the first episode is titled "Pilot", because that's what first episodes of television shows are referred to, meaning episode 2 is titled "Episode One" and so on. I don't know what else to say besides what I've also said now, but how can you logically say the first episode is episode 0 and the second episode is episode 1. Eliminate the fact they're titled "Pilot", "Episode One", etc., that logic makes no sense. I will reiterate the point I'm trying to make, the only reason this is a problem is because the episodes are untitled, if they were titled, it wouldn't be a problem. But, we're talking about the numbers not titles. Plus, the episodes are titled on this page. Don't take any of that in an "angry" manner, I just find this whole thing somewhat baffling. ;) —Drovethrughosts (talk) 03:00, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
No anger is felt. But we have an impasse. You can indeed logically say that the first episode ought to be episode 1. You can also logically say that the makers of the series call the second episode "episode 1" and we ought to note this fact. So, instead of renumbering the episodes, would you object if I added an extra parameter called 'DVDnumber', that would at least inform the reader of the alternate numbering system? This won't look pretty, but I think we need it for clarity because it's confusing for readers to have Wikipedia doing something different from other written sources. Cop 663 (talk) 03:41, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
I understand your side to this, but I want to know if you understand the points I've brought up. The fact that the first episode is titled "Pilot", meaning the second episode is titled "Episode One". You understand this right? And that the only reason the numbering is a concern is because the episodes are technically untitled. If the episodes had titles, there would be no discussion whether the "Pilot" is episode 0 or 1. Anyway... I'm not a fan of that compromise, it seems odd and silly to have two different numbering systems, this thing isn't rocket science. My compromise suggestion is that we make the titles for the episodes as they are on the DVD, meaning "Traces to Nowhere" would be "Episode One", etc. and move "Traces to Nowhere" to the AltTitle parameter, as how "Northwest Passage" is the alt title for "Pilot". But, we leave the EpisodeNumber columns alone. I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the episode titling, since you're concerned about everything here matching the DVDs. —Drovethrughosts (talk) 16:09, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I do understand that they're untitled, and that that's the only reason we're having this discussion. But we still have to have the discussion, because there are two numbering systems and it's confusing. Anyway, your compromise seems OK to me. To be honest, I think it will look odd and silly either way, but the situation itself is odd and silly so that's unavoidable. The episode titles are a good point - I didn't mention them because my main concern was the clarity of the table, but I can certainly agree that relegating them to 'alternate title' would be more accurate since they don't seem to have been created by the makers of the series. Cop 663 (talk) 04:19, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
So, are we settled on the compromise that we add the DVD/original episode titles and move the current titles to the AltTitle parameter? —Drovethrughosts (talk) 15:07, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes! Cop 663 (talk) 18:11, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
 DoneDrovethrughosts (talk) 20:39, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for doing all the hard work. :) Cop 663 (talk) 00:38, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

'Beyond Life and Death' article[edit]

Since the official episode titles are just designated "Episode 1," "Episode 9" etc., shouldn't the "Beyond Life and Death" article be retitled as "Episode 30 (Twin Peaks)", especially since someone created an "Episode 2" article without giving it the title "Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer"? Just figure we may as well be consistent with the title style. Any thoughts? SchrutedIt08 (talk) 11:55, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

I just moved it, to fit with consistency, and since those are the official titles. Although, it's actually "Episode 29". Thanks for bringing this up. Drovethrughosts (talk) 14:12, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Parental guidelines ratings of individual episodes[edit]

Wasn't sure where to put this, since I didn't want to put this on the talk page of every single episode page, but here seems as good as anywhere else.

Every individual episode page mentions an "original" rating (TV-14, etc) and a current rating, sourced from tvguide and iTunes, respectively. I disagree with the commonly-used wording for these. Quoting Episode 16's page, "The episode was rated TV-14 during its original broadcast in the United States,[10] though it was later rated TV-PG.[2]" None of these episodes had original ratings, as they aired years before the ratings system existed. 146.79.231.130 (talk) 18:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Season 3 vs. Miniseries[edit]

Should we be listing the Showtime revival as a third season? None of the sources provided explicitly state that it is considered a third season, just that it's a continuation. After all, Live Another Day isn't considered a ninth season of 24, but a separate entity that fits into the continuity of the original series. I'm not really that fussed either way, just wondering what others thought. -- SchrutedIt08 (talk) 05:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I think it should be changed to "miniseries" or better yet, "limited series", because it's not being referred to as "season 3". The official press release states "limited series" and various reports also say "limited series". Mark Frost responded to the question of "Are you looking at this as Season 3 of Twin Peaks? with "Not really, but just because my brain doesn’t work that way. I’ve always said that Twin Peaks to me was like a novel we filmed every page of. So this is more like we found another volume of the saga, and now we want to bring that to life too." Drovethrughosts (talk) 13:34, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. -- SchrutedIt08 (talk) 07:55, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to counter that -- the production numbers for 24 list Live Another Day as a Season 9. (9AFF01, 9AFF02, 9AFF03, etc), not a new entity at all. Whether or not it's being referred to a season 3 of the show, it is, in fact, a season 3 of Twin Peaks. The moniker of "limited series" really doesn't make sense in this case (as if it ever did), especially because this next installment is not a stand-alone entity divorced from any other medium. It's another 9 episodes of Twin Peaks, which to the casual observer would be a season 3. If it's just me, that's fine, but this type of stuff kills my OCD.2605:E000:99CA:7300:9106:54CB:69AA:DFA4 (talk) 05:42, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

"Series Overview" -> Limited Series[edit]

The hidden edit note on the series overview stated "do not add the limited series until a table can be created for it" A table was created, therefore the limited series was added.

"WP:TVOVERVIEW"; 'Series overview' states when a television programme has produced more than 2 seasons, a series overview table should be created.

Only yesterday the third season of the Twin Peaks series had its announcement of the premiere air date and episode number. Therefore, this is included on the 'series overview'.


@Drovethrughosts: reverted my edit saying note was ignored. It was not ignored (see text written right above).

If you believe it should not be included, please discuss why and when it should be. As far as I can see, an additional table was created for the Limited Series, now including it on the series overview. 82.37.3.182 (talk) 18:18, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

You're misinterpreting what it's meant to mean. WP:TVOVERVIEW refers to not creating rows for seasons in which episode tables do not exist. There is not an episode table for the limited series because we usually wait until we know the episode titles. Per WP:TVOVERVIEW, "A new season should be added to the overview table only after an episode table has been created for that season. (See: WP:TVUPCOMING)". Drovethrughosts (talk) 21:25, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

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2017 Episode List/Summaries[edit]

NOTE: I think someone should add episode summaries from the main article here. I've tried, but I can't figure out how to do it. It doesn't show me a table to edit. Can someone else do this please?

Season 3 episode titles[edit]

Any specific reason why the episodes are only titled "Part 1", "Part 2", etc. in this article and not by their titles according to the Showtime Website? Toben (talk) 20:29, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Because those are the titles. "Gotta light?", etc. are episode descriptions. Just compare those pages to this for example, where it's clear where the episode title is and where the description is. Drovethrughosts (talk) 20:34, 31 July 2017 (UTC)