Cooper is an FBI agent who arrives in Twin Peaks in 1989 to investigate the brutal murder of popular high-school student Laura Palmer.He falls in love with the town and gains a great deal of acceptance within the tightly knit community. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes) into a microcassette recorder he carries with him.Desmond is introduced to his new partner, Special Agent Sam Stanley, and receives coded clues in the form of Lil the Dancer.Desmond and Stanley then begin their investigation by driving to a rural town called Deer Meadow.
When Lynch shot the home movie that James takes of Donna and Laura, he realized that Lee had something special.
He is portrayed as being somewhat stiff and inflexible, in contrast to the laid-back demeanor of Desmond; at one point Desmond manages to make Stanley spill coffee on himself when he asks what time it is (noticing that Stanley is holding his cup with his watch hand).
Stanley was mentioned in the series pilot, during the scene in which Agent Cooper is examining Laura Palmer's body.
During the investigation, Albert begins to form a relationship with Constance Talbot, the local police department's coroner.
Chester Desmond, played by Chris Isaak, is a taciturn Special Agent with the FBI who is called out by his boss, Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole, to investigate the murder of a 17-year-old girl named Teresa Banks, who was found wrapped in plastic.