Bob the Demon - A stringy-haired demon
(played by Frank Silva) dressed in blue jeans who possessed Leland Palmer (Ray
Wise) and Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle Maclachlan) on the bizarre prime time drama
Bob the Demon
Bob the Demon entered Leland Palmer and forced him to kill both his daughter
Laura (Sheryl Lee), a young homecoming queen from the Northwest town of Twin
Peaks as well as Madeleine Ferguson, Laura's look-alike cousin.
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
killed. We discovered that 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."
- Had been coming to Laura since her 12th birthday (July 22,
- 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
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. (Note: On the TV
series, her last diary entry read: "Feb. 23, 1990. Asparagus for dinner again, I
In the final scene of the 1991 finale, federal agent Dale Cooper who had come to
investigate the death of Laura Palmer, looked into a bathroom mirror (that
contained the reflection of BOB the Demon) and then Dale violently smashed his
head into the glass. With blood dripping down his face Agent Cooper began to
laugh and say repeatedly "How's Annie?...How's Annie?...How's Annie?" Man, just
when you thought it was safe to go back into the bathroom.
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. See also -
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