Lynch Mob: 30 Best 'Twin Peaks' Characters

From Laura Palmer to the Log Lady, these were the residents of David Lynch's otherwordly series that turned 'Twin Peaks' into a TV landmark

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25. Harold Smith

"J'ai une âme solitaire." That's putting it mildly: Confined to his house by agoraphobia, this lonely soul's only joys were his hothouse full of orchids. And, of course, his vicarious experience of Laura Palmer's sordid life, first through her Meals on Wheels visits and, later, through her secret diary. When Donna Hayward's search for clues to her friend's death led her to try and steal the diary from Harold, whom she'd befriended, he saw it as a betrayal and hanged himself above the book's scattered pages. Fire Walk With Me may give an indication as to why: He got a split-second glimpse of the evil threatening to possess Laura, and life in a world like that surely has less of a hold on a lonely soul.

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