Palmer's Diary - The personal thoughts of Laura
Palmer (Sheryl Lee), a young homecoming queen from the Northwest
town of Twin Peaks who was killed by a stringy-haired demon
named Bob (played by Frank Silva) on the bizarre prime time
drama TWIN PEAKS/ABC/1990-91.
In the book, "The Secret Diary
of Laura Palmer" written by Jennifer Lynch (Pocket Books, 1990), we
are given insights to who or what BOB was and why Laura was
We discovered that BOB had been coming to Laura since
her 12th birthday (July 22, 1984); that she considered him as
"Satan"; that she feared she would become "bad" like BOB and
lose her specialness of being "Laura, good and true and pure";
and that the letters in Bob's name were a warning in itself
"Beware Of Bob."
In Laura's 12/14/86 diary entry, she wrote "BOB, I forbid you to
come to me again...I hate you." Without permission on 11/13/87,
BOB wrote "your life is worthless...You owe me everything...See
you in the dark...Laura Palmer."
The last two entries in her diary were undated but they told of
the fear and her impending doom. She wrote "BOB was getting
close" and "I know who he is. I know exactly what BOB is, and I
have to tell everyone...I'm so afraid of death"
Laura's was found dead soon after writing this in her diary. (On
the TV series, her last diary entry read: "Feb. 23, 1990.
Asparagus for dinner again, I hate asparagus").
Laura's dead body in the coroner's office
TRIVIA NOTE: For those interested in the storyline building up
to the TV series, see the motion picture prequel Twin Peaks: Fire
Walk With Me (1992). Frank Silva who played Bob the Demon died
of a heart attack in 1996.
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