Twin Peaks (1990)
brilliantly bizarre TV series about murder, incest, and demonic possession
lasted only two seasons. The first
was a masterpiece; the second a hodgepodge of aimless subplots and unmotivated,
James Booth has a small
role in the second season as Ernie Niles, the new father-in-law of Norma at the
RR Café. What Norma’s snooty
mother doesn’t know is that her seemingly-respectable CPA husband did some
prison time for embezzling. But Norma’s
ex-con husband Hank knows because he met Niles in prison.
This gives Hank the leverage he needs to manipulate the weak and cowardly
Niles into applying his accounting skills to some shady dealings with bad guy
Jean Renault. The cops find out
about this and force Niles to act as a double agent. The plan backfires when Renault takes Niles hostage.
To buy his freedom, FBI agent Dale Cooper offers himself in his place.
Text copyright Diana Blackwell, 2002.
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