April 26, 2013 by tonyberkman
The fact that David Lynch had chosen Kyle MacLachlan to play Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks was a definite plus for fans of Lynch’s earlier work.
MacLachlan had already achieved cult success in Dune, and more importantly, had gained critical acclaim for Blue Velvet, in which he played an awkward, shy young man, corrupted by the seedy underworld into which he is drawn, through his attraction to an older woman.
As he arrives in town, we learn that Agent Cooper has been following the trail of a killer, and that he believes Laura Palmer is the latest victim.
After examining Laura’s body and finding clues to support his theory, he decides to stay in Twin Peaks, telling Sheriff Harry Truman that he will take over the investigation and that the police will assist the FBI.
Harry readily agrees, not used to dealing with federal murder cases…
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