He falls in love with the town and gains a great deal of acceptance within the tightly knit community. Cooper displays an array of quirky, sometimes almost childlike mannerisms, such as giving a "thumbs up" when satisfied, sage-like sayings often inspired by his fascination with Tibet , and a distinctive sense of humor, along with his love for cherry pie and "a damn fine cup of coffee. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes into a microcassette recorder he carries with him. His investigative techniques go far beyond the FBI's usual ones, including intuitive exercises and analysis of his dreams.
He becomes deeply involved with the inhabitants of Twin Peaks, and remains in town after the resolution of the Laura Palmer case, especially once his nemesis and former partner Windom Earle starts menacing the town in order to exploit its supernatural properties. He is also an original member of the Blue Rose Task Force and by , is the only member who has not disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Rosenfield's abrasive and mocking personality alienates the Twin Peaks sheriff's department relatively quickly; he compares Andy to a dog and repeatedly insults Sheriff Harry S.
Truman to the point where Truman punches him. He also fights with Doc Hayward and harshly disparages the local police and medical facilities, showing respect only to his FBI colleagues, at least at first. He warms up to the townsfolk as the series progresses, going so far as to hug Truman when returning to the town to help with their hunt for Windom Earle , but does not lose his sharp and sardonic manner. A later appearance, and another conflict with Truman, lead to an emotional moment where Rosenfield exposes a pacifist nature seemingly at odds with his acerbic surface persona , to the sheriff's shock.
Albert has a minor role in Twin Peaks: He also appears briefly in The Autobiography of F. My Life, My Tapes , under the entry recorded on February 4, It is implied that this is Dale Cooper 's and his first meeting.
He later discloses to Cole that he was apparently contacted by Jeffries, which resulted in the death of an agent stationed in Colombia.
Albert later takes part in the investigation of an apparent double homicide, also in South Dakota, after a headless corpse bearing Garland Briggs's fingerprints is found with the severed head of high-school librarian Ruth Davenport. During the investigation, Albert begins to form a relationship with Constance Talbot, the local police department's coroner. Desmond is introduced to his new partner, Special Agent Sam Stanley , and receives coded clues in the form of Lil the Dancer.
Desmond and Stanley then begin their investigation by driving to a rural town called Deer Meadow. A few days into the investigation, Desmond mysteriously disappears after picking up a ring later seen to be owned by the Man from Another Place.
Desmond is briefly mentioned in the series, where he is revealed to have been one of the original members of the Blue Rose Task Force, alongside Cooper, Phillip Jeffries, and Albert Rosenfield.
Gordon Cole mentions that he cracked the Whitman case. He is portrayed as being somewhat stiff and inflexible, in contrast to the laid-back demeanor of Desmond; at one point Desmond manages to make Stanley spill coffee on himself when he asks what time it is noticing that Stanley is holding his cup with his watch hand.
Stanley was mentioned in the series pilot, during the scene in which Agent Cooper is examining Laura Palmer's body. He speaks into his dictaphone: Phillip Jeffries In Twin Peaks: He mentions names and incidents that are unfamiliar to those listening. His words are illustrated by the intrusion of a ghost transmission showing a small group of characters, including The Man From Another Place and BOB , in a series of strange rooms.
Albert Rosenfield also informs Cole that he was contacted by an individual claiming to be Jeffries, which led to the killing of an agent stationed in Colombia. Cole later re-experiences Jeffries' sudden reappearance in a dream and remembers Jeffries' comment about Cooper, implying that Cooper may have been an imposter. With the death of Bowie, Jeffries is depicted as a grey orb right by a giant steaming kettle in a room above the convenience store. Cooper's doppelganger approached it, after receiving info on his whereabouts from Ray Monroe.
He is very hard of hearing wearing large hearing aids and thus speaks very loudly. He often misunderstands what is said to him and replies with comically inappropriate responses. The conversation continues as normal, with the issue remaining unsolved. While in Twin Peaks, Cooper and Cole go to the Double R Diner where he is smitten by waitress Shelly Johnson , whom he claims he can hear perfectly well, although it is implied he is merely flirting with Shelly.
Shelly, being ignored by her boyfriend Bobby Briggs at the time, is shocked yet pleased by his attention, and upon his imminent departure they share a kiss, to the chagrin of Bobby, who happens to show up at that moment.
Cole uses a coded language , in the attire and gestures of Lil the Dancer , to inform the agents of what to expect in their investigation. Cole and Phillip Jeffries investigated the first "blue rose" case, where a woman was killed by another woman who looked exactly like her, and uttered the phrase before her body disappeared.
By , Cole has become the FBI Deputy Director, and obtains improved hearing aids, resulting in fewer instances of him misunderstanding others. When at their maximum volume, Cole is able to speak quietly and hold private conversations, although he only occasionally raises the volume of the hearing aids as loud noises hurt his ears.
The three agents later take part in another case in South Dakota when a headless corpse found in the area is found to have Garland Briggs's fingerprints. Bryson began wearing women's clothing during a DEA undercover operation and found that it relaxed her.
Bryson changed her name to Denise for the purpose of the operation, and retained it afterwards, finding it comfortable. Cooper quickly determines that the "Mountie" accusing him is himself involved in drug dealing with Jean Renault and Hank Jennings. This leads to the standoff at Dead Dog Farm , in which Bryson's "feminine side" allows her to effect the rescue of Agent Cooper.
She also comes to fully embrace her female identity. She makes her first physical appearance in the series, played by Chrysta Bell. Afterward, Preston takes part in investigating an apparent double homicide in South Dakota where the severed head of librarian Ruth Davenport is found with a headless body bearing Garland Briggs's fingerprints, and interrogates murder suspect William Hastings.
She is featured in the original series as an unseen character , receiving recordings addressed to her from Cooper that he creates during his investigations. Diane makes her first physical appearance in the series, played by Laura Dern. Cole and Rosenfield learn of Diane's correspondence, but choose to keep her close, and have her deputized during the investigation.
Her body promptly disappears after her death and her spirit is destroyed in the Black Lodge. The tulpa also says that Diane is the estranged half-sister of Janey-E Jones, who married the decoy Cooper replaces in his return to the natural realm. The real Diane Evans is revealed to be trapped in the body of Naido in Part Fire Walk with Me.
Harry is in love with the fragile Josie Packard , and is also one of the Bookhouse Boys. Harry and Cooper hit it off almost from the start. Harry is down-to-earth and plain-spoken, which often sharply contrasts with the eccentric Cooper and his unconventional methods of policing, fascination with Tibet, dreams, etc. Harry regards Cooper as somewhat eccentric but well-meaning. In early episodes, Harry serves to introduce Cooper and hence the viewer to the more prominent residents of Twin Peaks.
Harry states that he begins to feel that he is Dr. Watson to Cooper's Sherlock Holmes. Despite their differences, Truman represents a literary alternate to Cooper: As the case progress, Harry's respect for Cooper and vice versa grows and the two become close friends. He regards Cooper as "the finest lawman he has ever known".
Harry shares his name with Harry S. Truman , the 33rd President of the United States. A picture of President Truman appears in his office. Additionally, a stuffed and mounted buck's head on his office wall has a placard reading "The Buck Stopped Here" hanging from it, a reference to the famous "The buck stops here" sign President Truman put on his desk. Harry's passionate love for Josie Packard is such that it blinds him to the fact that she is merely using him, as she has used many other people.
When she dies suddenly after murdering Thomas Eckhardt, Harry falls into a deep depression and takes to drinking. He manages to turn himself around when Eckhardt's personal assistant Jones makes an attempt to murder him, which he thwarts. Following this, Harry resumes being the dedicated partner to Cooper he was before. When Cooper disappears into the Black Lodge Harry tirelessly waits for hours, until his sudden reappearance.
By , Harry is afflicted with an unidentified illness that renders him unable to serve as sheriff. His duties are assumed by his older brother Frank, who comes out of retirement after a prior tenure as Twin Peaks sheriff. Andy is a bit slow, even "dimwitted", and very sensitive, tending to cry at murder scenes. He is also very loyal and trustworthy, prompting a disparaging comparison to a dog by Albert Rosenfield.
Andy has been seeing the secretary of the sheriff's department, Lucy Moran. She, however, has grown tired of him, and seeks adventure by seeing Dick Tremayne. Andy is initially jealous of Dick's relationship with his former girlfriend; however the two later bond over Dick's temporary foster son Nicky. Not much is revealed of Andy during the show, except through physical comedy, such as his inadequacy at handling guns and sticky tape. However, Andy improves his gun skills at the range, later shooting Jacques Renault when he tries to go for Sheriff Truman.
Andy recognized that the cave drawing was a map, and he therefore played a big part in FBI agent Dale Cooper's finding his way to the Black Lodge.
In the pilot, he is revealed as a trumpeter , albeit not a very good one. And he has a talent at drawing which is demonstrated when he sketches Bob from Sarah Palmer 's vision, and again during the trial of Leland Palmer when he sketches the back of Leland's head.
Following the events of the original series, Andy marries Lucy and they raise their son Wally together. When Deputy Chief Hawk receives an ominous clue from Margaret Lanterman in , he attempts to help Hawk solve the clue, but is unable to do so. Andy later investigates the death of a boy who was killed by Richard Horne in a hit-and-run incident. He is a Native American , but it is not made clear to which nation he belongs, although during a discussion as to whether or not Tommy believes in the soul he references Blackfoot Indian mysticism to Special Agent Dale Cooper.
He is usually referred to as "Hawk" because of his excellent tracking skills, which extend beyond animal and human tracks to those of cars and trucks. Hawk is also at one point shown to be a skilled knife-thrower. He is clearly aware of the supernatural presence in the woods of Twin Peaks and also discusses with Cooper his belief in a direct connection to Native American spirituality.
He is also the first person to verbally express to the viewers as well as to Cooper what the White Lodge and Black Lodge are. One of the Bookhouse Boys and an all-around dependable guy, he saves the lives of both Truman and Cooper on more than one occasion. He has an unseen girlfriend named Diane Shapiro who is a local veterinarian with a PhD from Brandeis.