It was uncertain in what capacity Catherine Coulson, the actor behind classic Twin Peaks character Log Lady, would appear in the revival of David Lynch's seminal TV series following her passing from cancer in 2015.
Fans received their answer during the two-hour premiere episode which debuted last night in the US and overnight in the UK. An ailing Coulson appeared in two key scenes which see her call Deputy Hawk (Michael Horse) with prophetic warnings about Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan).
“Hawk, my log has a message for you,” she tells him while cradling her log. “Something is missing and you have to find it. It has to do with Special Agent Dale Cooper. The way you will find it has something to do with your heritage. This is a message from the log.”
Coulson isn't the only Twin Peaks actor to have passed following the completion of their scenes; Miguel Ferrer, who plays Albert Rosenfeld, died in January. It is unknown at what stage he'll appear in the new season.
Other original stars to reprise their roles in Lynch's revival included Madchen Amik (Shelly Johnson), Harry Goaz (Sheriff Andy Brennan) and Sheryl Lee who plays Laura Palmer, the deceased teenager at the centre of the original series.
You can read our review of the premiere episode here.
New Twin Peaks episodes premiere at 2am on Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOWTV, in a simulcast with the US airing on Showtime. The episode will then be available on demand and broadcast again at 9pm the following evening. Catch up now on season one and two via Sky Box Sets.