'Twin Peaks: The Return' Releases its First Two Episodes Online for Free

Sunday, 04 June 2017 - 7:15PM
Twin Peaks
Sunday, 04 June 2017 - 7:15PM
'Twin Peaks: The Return' Releases its First Two Episodes Online for Free
Showtime
The Twin Peaks revival premiered a couple weeks back, and the most common response was a mixture of joy and confusion. It was everything fans of the original show had hoped for: an intriguing but bizarre mix of David Lynch humor and David Lynch horror.

And in a throwback to the main character's love of damn fine coffee and donuts, Showtime released the first two episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return onto YouTube this past Friday, which just so happens to be National Donut Day. While you previously needed a Showtime subscription to watch any of the show, a small part of it is now free online for your viewing pleasure.





Seeing as the show is really weird, it might be intimidating to start if you know its reputation. So here's the rundown: The Return begins with Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) trapped in a mysterious, extra-dimensional zone called the Black Lodge, while an evil and long-haired doppelgänger of Cooper runs around in the normal world. As long as you know that, you're probably ready as you'll ever be to give Twin Peaks a shot. Even longtime fans can't answer every question that pops up.

It's not even the first time the show has involved donuts in their marketing, since one of The Return's first teasers was a short video of Lynch eating a donut (in character of Gordon, his role on the show). It was always part of the show's charm - even when demonic beings were running around committing murders and talking backwards, you could always trust the heroes would find time to get excited over a hearty, local breakfast. Unless, of course, there's a fish in the percolator.
 
New episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return air 9 p.m. on Sundays on Showtime.
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