Screenshot of Everett McGill as Ed Hurley, from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
© Lynch/Frost & Twin Peaks Productions.
Ed Hurley, owner of Big Ed’s Gas Station
Ed Hurley, “Big Ed” amongst friends, runs Twin Peaks’ gas station. He’s also a damn fine car mechanic who can take an engine apart and put it back together again in no time.
Ed Hurley is married to Nadine, a somewhat eccentric woman with an eye patch, and looks after his nephew James Hurley, Laura’s secret boyfriend.
When the death of Laura Palmer has been announced, James and Donna Hayward – Laura’s best friend – communicate by passing notes through Big Ed’s Gas Station.
Big Ed is a member of the Bookhouse Boys, a secret society formed to combat – what they call – the darkness and evil in Twin Peaks’ old woods. Other members are Sheriff Harry S Truman, deputy Hawk, James Hurley and Joey Paulson.
Ed Hurley figures someone selling drugs to high school kids is everyone’s jurisdiction and often serves as “unofficial deputy” to Sheriff Truman.
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Ed Hurley – Quotes
“I sure know how to pick ‘m too.”
“I’m living my life, Norma. I just don’t like it much.”
“It’s not the first time, it won’t be the last, but I’m in that doghouse again.”
“Own a gas station. Hum, I’m on oral surgeon.”
“Well, I was hoping you might need a little gum work, because I’d sure like to get a look under your hood.”