Twin Peaks

TV Show • 1989 • Drama  

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Does the dog die?
9,238 supporters
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Anonymous
Assuming that this page covers both the original series and The Return, in The Return we see a dog's severed leg but never the dog itself.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there blackface?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Are there bedbugs?
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Is there BDSM?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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spencerinjection
A trans woman makes a flirty comment about a young woman, but the young woman in question is a legal adult.
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Abandonment
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JoeLollo
James was abandoned by his parents and left with his uncle Ed prior to the start of the series.
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Abuse
Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone stalked?
270 supporters
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JohnCena
There’s multiple shots where the camera is from the point of view of someone following someone from a distance away, with deep breathing. It's very creepy.
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CMster
Extremely, though it's not necessarily apparent from the getgo
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Is a child abused?
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Westley
As described in other TWs here, there are frequent depictions of child abuse, as well as abuse of 17-18 y/o characters who still live with their parents and are seen as children, thus. The entire show revolves around abuse in a roundabout manner.
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Westley
Very much so. The most prominent is the abuse between a woman and her boyfriend, but there is also abuse between a daughter and her father, and a separate daughter who is neglected and emotionally abused by her father. Healthy parental and domestic relationships are few and far between and there is a *lot* of near-abuse manipulation between almost all of the depicted couples.
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JoeLollo
Prior to the start of the series, Leland Palmer was sexually assaulted by a pedophile who turned out to be the demon BOB. It is strongly implied, and shown in the Fire Walk With Me film, that Leland later abused Laura Palmer, his own daughter, after being possessed by BOB.
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Addiction
Is there addiction?
226 supporters
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Purl
In the first episode (Pilot) it's revealed that Laura Palmer has an addiction to cocaine.
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Westley
Characters are implied to use and sell cocaine, as well as syringed drugs. There is forced-drug usage implied as well, abuse casual occurrences of alcohol abuse.
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Bobby and Mike drink and drive drunk while trying to find Donna.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
1,101 supporters
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cassandrasaurus
A talking pet bird is shot.
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Are animals abused?
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JoeLollo
S1
 E6
Waldo, Jacques Renault’s pet myna bird, is shot by Leo in S1E5. Its dead body is shown in S1E6 when Dr. Hayward is examining it.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
420 supporters
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Bepiscat
A pet bird :(
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
444 supporters
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thegoodwife
There is an intense scene where spiders are used at the end of Season 2.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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Westley
There are a few instances of this which are only implied in the original two seasons of Twin Peaks. (SPOILERS) Two different female characters who were kidnapped are found to have been raped by multiple men before the show's timeline starts. There is also inferred sexual assault/abuse between a few couples who are in either abusive or generally unhealthy relationships.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
141 supporters
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the character whose murder serves the basis of the series was also raped, as was the other girl that was with her on the night of her death. this is discussed a number of times, particularly in the first season.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone drugged?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Does a woman get slapped?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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onlycallisto
Several people are shown/implied to have died in a fire but it later turns out they all survived.
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Maktopus
In the first episode a character pulls an object out of a corpse's fingernail.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there cannibalism?
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cassandrasaurus
Not on screen but there is a character who wears an eye patch and the story of how it happened is discussed.
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Is someone choked?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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chloebeacham18
Does anyone have any details please?
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Is someone tortured?
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Implied that torture has occurred when the officers find the abandoned train car but none is shown.
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Is there amputation?
310 supporters
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Westley
Not explicitly, but there is a character whose character largely revolves around the fact that he only has one arm. There is discussion of this, and therefore while the amputation is not shown, it may still be unnerving to viewers sensitive to this subject.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there decapitation?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there a hanging?
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Purl
A character dies by this method.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Is a minor sexualized?
444 supporters
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CMster
A central theme of the show. Minors are sexualized both by each other and by adult characters. If this is a trigger probably best to avoid the show.
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Does a kid die?
644 supporters
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MariaClocktower
The premise of the series is the murder of a teenage girl
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Death
Does someone die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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CMster
The whole series centers around the death of a significant character.
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JoeLollo
S2
 E22
In the final episode, Agent Cooper sacrifices himself to the Black Lodge to save Annie, and remains there until Twin Peaks: the Return begins.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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LaundrySpace
a character attempts to overdose but survives. another character is abducted and her captors plan to kill her by overdose, but do not succeed
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
212 supporters
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RileyKind
half of the entire cast of the show is cheating on each other with the other half of the cast
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Westley
No. However, similarly, the lock on a teenage girl's diary is broken in order for it to be read. This may upset viewers who are sensitive to the misuse or abuse of children's toys or personal belongings.
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Does a family member die?
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Is someone kidnapped?
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onlycallisto
A female character is tied up and forced to stay in a brothel. A major villian in season 2 kidnaps several people and murders some of them.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Are there mannequins?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Are there clowns?
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CMster
No, but a psychiatrist is really clown-like and creeps me out in a similar way personally
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Are there razors?
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Is someone possessed?
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onlycallisto
A main plot element is that several characters have other-worldly entities sharing their bodies.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there ghosts?
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Anonymous
It's not totally clear, but in at least one instance there appears to be a ghost.
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Gross
Does someone spit?
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onlycallisto
A brain damaged character regularly spits at his caretakers especially when they are trying to feed him.
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Is there farting?
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Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone vomit?
1,195 supporters
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onlycallisto
In the original series there is no vomit though a brain-damaged character spits out his food pretty graphically which may be triggering for emetophobes.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there incarceration?
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Is there copaganda?
237 supporters
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cassandrasaurus
The show revolves around trying to solve the murder of a teenage girl. As such, a few of the main cast are cops and the very lovable main protagonist is an FBI agent.
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
140 supporters
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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CMster
A character's former partner has transitioned and is referred to by her deadname
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Anonymous
I'm pretty sure when Audrey is kidnapped by Blackie, and other people at One Eyed Jack's they inject her with something?? I know they drug her at least.
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Sheriff Truman and Agent Cooper visit Ronnie in the hospital and Laura's body in the morgue.
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Mental Health
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JoeLollo
Leo is physically abusive towards his wife Shelly and is also mentally ill.
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Westley
While no character is explicitly labelled as autistic, at least two are heavily coded as such. The adult son of a family is described as having "emotional problems," and being in the 3rd grade despite his age. He is present in the show only as a nuisance or a caricature of neurodivergence. Similarly, a supporting character is characterized by her "oddness," and strange obsessions and/or interests. She is looked down upon and sometimes demonized for this, and is lied to and emotionally neglected by her husband. When she expresses childlike emotions, she is treated poorly.
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
238 supporters
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KatieA
S1
 E1
A character has a pencil stuck in a styrofoam cup and twists it around. The sound bothered me. A little later in the episode a bell is rung many times in a row.
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Several people hear the news of Laura's death and react in ways that resemble a panic attack.
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CMster
Not directly, but a character is possessed and it's somewhat similar to DID
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Is there body dysphoria?
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4
Is autism misrepresented?
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0
Is there body dysmorphia?
344 supporters
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Yes
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Spock
A character hangs themselves
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Laura's mother displays some behaviors that could be interpreted as PTSD from her death.
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Eitg
Audrey is often shown stalking other people, while hiding inside the walls and/or small spaces such as a closet, etc.
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Does someone self harm?
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1,213 supporters
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Westley
Scars from a suicide attempt are shown, and a character bashes their head into a mirror, causing them to bleed. There is also both implied and depicted instances of excessive recklessness/self-destructiveness which could be read as a form of self harm.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
One scene of Laura and Donna filmed on a camcorder is shakey.
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
In the morgue when Agent Cooper is inspecting Laura's body the lights flash on and off throughout the scene. Could be a photosensitivity trigger.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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xyxxlstarlight
S2
 E8
yes, breifly in season two episode 8, at roughly 10 minutes in.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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8
Pregnancy
Does someone miscarry?
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20
Is a baby stillborn?
137 supporters
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8
Are there babies or unborn children?
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Are there abortions?
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Is there childbirth?
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Does a pregnant person die?
257 supporters
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Prejudice
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yesstar
S1
 E6
a photo is shown of a man wearing a womens night dress and the cops/fbi agent say denigrating things about the photo before moving on.
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MariaClocktower
Without too many spoilers, it's later shown that multiple characters who die were likely bisexual
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Is there hate speech?
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Westley
Inadvertent mistreatment of implied mentally ill people, as well as a lot of negligence and mistreatment of an implied-autistic character and a character with brain damage.
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Are there fat jokes?
449 supporters
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Westley
Casual fatphobia is present through jokes, teasing, casual remarks, et cetera, though none are said to characters who are actually fat themselves.
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Are there n-words?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Anonymous
A trans woman character appears in the second season and gets deadnamed initially. I wouldn’t call her a transphobic joke character since she does get her own personality and plot and is generally treated more respectfully then many trans characters in the 90s. She is played by a cis man though. Trans viewers tend to have more mixed feelings on her like in this article: https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-made-twin-peaks-denise-such-a-radical-trans-character-on-tv
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Westley
Nearly every character in the show is white.
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Does someone lose their virginity?
109 supporters
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Yes
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Kissing, no more.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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736 supporters
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JohnCena
It’s hard to explain fully without getting into spoiler territory, but there is stated to be a teenager who is molested and later sexually assaulted by her father. Nothing is explicitly shown in the show, but it’s stated by the characters and a major plot point. There’s another instance where a father is attracted to his daughter unknowingly because she’s wearing a mask.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Sexism
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CMster
One of the cops cries a lot and isn't *exactly* ridiculed for it but it is kind of made a joke
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
Are there fat suits?
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Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
99 supporters
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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MariaClocktower
All seasons of the series end on ambiguous dark notes
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Yes
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ChelHendrySimmons
S1
 E1
Police sirens
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Does a car crash?
189 supporters
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Violence
Does someone drown?
272 supporters
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2
Moomin
The series begins with a corpse found in/on the edge of a lake
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Is there blood/gore?
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Is there gun violence?
232 supporters
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MyCousinPooky
At the very least, Cooper is shot and left to do die at the end of Season 1
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cassandrasaurus
In Season 3 / The Return.
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