Lynch Mob: 30 Best 'Twin Peaks' Characters

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Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole
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19. Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole

On paper, nothing about FBI honcho Gordon Cole should work. Co-creator David Lynch writing himself in as the lead's boss, with a comical hearing impairment that requires him to shout all his lines? Not even M. Night Shyamalan in his camera-hogging prime had that kind of chutzpah. But the director's insouciance sells it, whether he's crushing on Shelly Johnson at the Double R or unveiling clues with the help of a bizarre lady in red's interpretive dancing in Fire Walk With Me. When Peaks returns, he's a character a lot of viewers are gonna want to see — and HEAR!!!! — again.

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