Top of the Lake (2013– )
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Unexpectedly, Al puts Robin back on Tui's case, moreover, Johnno is forced to make a sad disclosure as Jude is facing imminent death, while at the same time, the cryptic Jamie is as close as an oyster.




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Robin Griffin
Thomas M. Wright ... Johnno
Oscar Redding Oscar Redding ... Sarge
Phoene James Phoene James ... Young Robin (as Phoebe James)
Peter Coates Peter Coates ... Morto
George Mason George Mason ... Guy 1
Fletcher Boswell Fletcher Boswell ... Young Johnno
Madeleine Sami ... Zena
David Wenham ... Al Parker
Stephen Bain Stephen Bain ... John Baxter
Layne Opetaia Layne Opetaia ... Daniel
Lucy Lawless ... Caroline Platt
Calvin Tuteao ... Turangi
Robyn Nevin ... Jude
Robyn Malcolm ... Anita


Al brings Robin back on the force and makes a proposal to her. Nearing death, her mother asks Robin for a promise. These emotional jolts come on top of Robin's revisiting, in conversations with Johnno, her rape at 15, and watching Al physically and emotionally mistreat a boy who's Tui's friend. Robin's mother visits GJ. Johnno calls on one of Robin's rapists. Matt returns to his mother's grave after a family argument. Written by <>

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Release Date:

8 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Glenorchy, New Zealand See more »

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16:9 HD
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As Simone carries Jamie's dead body from the boat, despite being dead he manages to hold on to her. See more »


Johnno: I'll love you forever. I'll never let you go. We'll walk through the valley of death. A fucking rainbow above us.
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Alternate Versions

Originally shot and screened in countries such as Australia and the UK as 6 episodes. In the US, the Sundance Channel airing was re-edited into 7 shorter parts. See more »


Opening Credits
Written by Mark Bradshaw
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