Top of the Lake (2013–…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Top of the Lake - full transcript

Miraculously, Tui who is alive returns to the safety of Paradise, while Matt, who takes matters into his own hands combing the mountains with a posse of hand-picked men, seems to be ultimately willing to make a startling confession.

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You and I have got something in common, you know that? Yeah?
A little girl.
There's a favour I want.
Don't see Johnno.
We are looking for a hidden file. Photographs, accounts.
Look at this.
What's that?
SHE SCREAMS GUNSHOT
SHOUTING Well, go on then, kill me! Just leave it alone!
This programme contains some violent scenes, strong language and some scenes of a sexual nature.
Are you coming in?
I want to testify against Matt.
When do you want to do it? Now?
No, mate. No, not right now. I'm a little bit high.
It's a promise on my son's head.
I'll go to the police station. Wherever you want.
And I can get some other girls, too.
Sara and Narelle. We can do it the day after tomorrow.
Can you make some notes? It will help you to remember.
I want you to.
Love you.
Don't you give up.
Hey, where's Al?
Is he in? Yeah, he wanted to see you.
He's downstairs in the cellar room tAlking to some chick
who whacked someone at the World Bar.
Whoa!
No, stand up, love. Stand up. Come on, straight.
We need to take a statement.
Have you seen the detective sergeant? No.
We need to take a statement here, mate.
No, this is the part where I have green cream.
Green cream? Green cream.
What about, um...
Getting a job organised there? Yes, absolutely. Very good.
OK. Well... Good seeing you. Thank you.
And, um...
Tegan? A customer.
Can I join you? HE CLEARS THROAT
Well, look at, look at the customer when they are ordering.
She'll tell you what she wants. Flat white, thank you.
OK, I'll see you back there, Pete.
Matt Mitcham wants to make a confession
And he wants to make it to you alone.
What about?
I don't know. He says it's personal.
About Tui?
Wow.
Well, I don't want you going up there alone,
so I'll get Pete to drive you and he can stay as backup.
However, Matt said you can record the interview, you can even videotape it.
So you can get the gear out of the store room.
What's your name? Tegan.
Thanks, Tegan.
See you later.
Matt wants to make a confession, just to me.
I'm going out there tomorrow. He's up to something
And you know what, Robin? You're being naive. It'll be a setup.
He said I can record it.
I don't like it.
Why don't you make him come into the station like anybody else?
Someone like Matt wants to stage his own confession.
It gives him a sense of control when his world's falling apart.
You know what's special and scary about today?
What's that?
Tui's baby's due.
How is she going to manage?
You know, when I was in Bang Kwang...
..I would lie awake at night, thinking
I was going to die in that place.
I didn't care.
But not loving anyone...
..not knowing a woman deeply, that made me sad.
Now I'm scared cos I do.
Fuckin' scared.
New batteries. Should last four to six hours.
Be careful you don't switch it off.
Yeah, I know that.
Let's go, Elliott.
What the distress code? "That's unacceptable".
If I say it twice, it means get reinforcements.
DOG BARKS
BARKING CONTINUES
SHE BUZZES
GATES BEEP
This isn't going to be easy. Take your time.
Is it on?
OK.
Best just get on with it then, eh?
Right.
Your father's not dead.
No, that's not possible.
I've seen the death certificate
And the pathologist's report.
I requested it ten years ago.
Well, I'm here to tell you he's very much alive.
Some old video footage from the early '80s.
Just after your parents arrived, Before you were born.
Recognise anyone?
Is that Mum?
She was a goodlooking woman.
Movie star material. Take your breath away.
It was frustrating for her up here.
Nowhere to strut her stuff, doll up.
The women at Laketop didn't understand her, really.
Some didn't wear bras or shave their legs.
Your mum thought she could teach them something, but they didn't want to learn.
Here's your dad.
No, that's not Dad.
He was a foot taller than Mum.
There was a lot of partying in those days.
The road to town was bad, sometimes impassable.
There was a bit of mucking around.
Whether you like it or not, this is where it all began for you.
With my seed.
It was all secret.
There was a few tears from her,
and then, Lo and behold, all these years later, here you are.
All grown up.
Kind of puts a different light on things, doesn't it?
No, it doesn't.
I loved my father and he drowned.
You're my seed, girl.
My blood.
I knew it.
What the fuck did he say?
What happened?
You're my brother.
My halfbrother.
No, he's lying. This is one of his fuckin' setups.
He showed me video footage of him and my mother.
He said they had an affair.
Hello, brother.
You're freezing. I'm going to go get you a towel.
Do you think it's harder than being gay?
I'm telling you, he's fuckin' lying.
You don't know what he's like.
He's a pathological fuck. He's a fuckin' liar.
Just do a DNA test.
Come to bed with me.
SHE SOBS
I heard you were on the way up.
Come on in.
Officer Pete tell you?
Yeah.
Do you want to sit down?
Are you OK?
How long have you known?
Not long.
That was the, that was the purpose of the boat trip.
I wanted you to hear it as soon as possible, and it had to be from Matt.
Have you requested a DNA test? No.
well, I'd definitely check. I want to go after him. Hard.
And it's gotta be soon, Al.
Simone has said she'll testify against him.
I'm guessing that's his drug operation.
She'll bring others. Narelle, Sara, possibly.
Certainly that has to be enough to get a search warrant for a raid,
but this time... Hang on a second,
I'll just get officer Joy to listen to this.
Why? Well, we're going to have to get somebody to take over the investigation.
Zena,
Can you get officer Joy to come in, please?
Thanks.
Why do you need him? Well, he's going to help.
How? Robin, you're Matt's daughter.
Your investigation is impeded by the fact that you're related.
I've Already had his lawyer on the phone to me.
Joy, come in. You can take over from Detective Griffin, please?
I want to do it, Al. Al, I'm on holiday tomorrow, Sir.
I'm going to WAles. Ginny's parents have their golden wedding celebration.
OK, um, well we can get somebody to cover for you. How long you away for?
Three weeks. Pete, can you come over here, please?
You can take over from, um, Joy.
Eh? This isn't going to work, Al.
Just give Joy the contact addresses for Simone and her friends, then Pete can follow up.
Al, I've got that Franklin situation. I'm working it over. Well you can do that after.
Just leave the information on my desk. I'll get some legwork on it.
Seriously? Yeah, well, we can prioritise it.
Or I'll get Elliott to do it or something.
Robin?
Hi, how are you?
GLASS SMASHES
Hello? Who is it? Can't see who's in it.
Bunny? My God, it's a girl.
Turn the car off.
OK. What's her name? Shh!
Annemarie! Phewee! She's been drinking.
I'll go get her. Get Anne Marie, darling.
Anne Marie!
Anne Marie! Careful, careful. We'll get her out.
Not something you'd expect on a Saturday morning.
She's awake! Oi! She's awake.
She's awake. All right, all right.
Her clothes aren't ready. I'm soaking them.
OK.
Will you come? Soon.
How are you?
Yeah, pretty fucked.
Here.
Take a couple.
You been fighting?
I want to talk to GJ.
OK. Sure, OK.
What's Gold up to today?
This one...
I don't meditate.
INDISTINCT CHATTER
WOMAN CHUCKLES
What are the Chinese doing?
I don't know how to keep living.
Who is she? She's the, um, detective.
I remember the detective.
So, you're on your knees?
Good. Now die to yourself.
To your idea of yourself. Everything you think you are, you're not.
What's left? Find out.
I've just realised that who I thought I was,
Who my father and mother were...
Stop!
Stop thinking.
(Stop thinking.)
Coffee.
What are these crazy bitches doing?
They're meditating.
Have you people paid your trailer rent?
SEVERAL WOMEN: Yeah. No freeloading.
50 bucks a week. You've gotta work.
Noone will pay you for closing your eyes.
GJ, I need to help Tui.
You people All want to help someone.
That one. That one wants to help Africa.
Help yourself first. Like the aeroplane.
Put on your own mask first.
How do I help myself?
Why should I tell you when you don't listen?
I'm listening. No!
All you hear are your own crazy thoughts,
Like a river of shit, on and on.
See your thoughts for what they are.
Stop your helping. Stop your planning.
Give up! There's no way out.
Not for others, not for you.
We are living out here at the end of the road,
the end of the earth, in a place cAlled paradise.
How's it going? Perfect?
No.
You are madder than ever.
You are tired?
So lie down right here.
Be like a cat. Heal yourself.
There is no match for the tremendous intelligence of the body.
Rest.
SHE WHIMPERS
When is the next flight to Reykjavik?
Um, Iceland. Any route preference or carrier?
No. Just get away from these crazy bitches.
Get fucked!
I have a guy here on a bike heading into Chinaman.
MATT: Don't bother with him. We're looking for smoke, yeah?
Tui is way too clever to show any smoke, so don't waste time looking for any.
Just keep an eye on the huts. If you see her, move on like it's routine.
Come again. Understood?
Copy that. OK.
DOG BARKS Wham!
Luke, grab that one. Luke!
Dad. Dad.
What's this? It's for the baby.
Yeah, we were going to clean it up. Whose baby?
Tui. Tui can't have a baby. What are you on, man?
She's 12. There's no baby. She's a kid.
Kids don't have babies. They don't have fuckin' babies.
I did not push Simone's boy over that cliff. I wasn't even there.
And if she saying that I was... Dad, she didn't say you did.
Where is she, then? Where's Simone?
Fuck knows. She blames me. I know she blames me.
And where's Delia? Where's Sara? Where are they?
Well, let me tell you this. If they're not working, and they're not working,
Then they pay rent.
Unless they're working, you don't stay at Laketop.
You either show respect, or you get the fuck out! Yeah?
Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. Yeah? Yeah!
You OK, Dad?
My head hurts.
My head really hurts.
Luke, can you get me something, please?
Well, what sort of headache is it? It's just banging, man. It's just banging.
I need to stay awake. OK, methamphetamines aren't going to help, Dad.
When I get a location on Tui, soon as I get a location on Tui, I'm off.
I'm out of here. I'm going to get our girl,
That's what I'm going to do.
Luke! Yeah?
Just take one of these.
What is this? It's a sedative.
It'll help with your head and you can get some rest.
You don't fuckin' listen to me! I need to stay alert!
I need to stay focused! Yeah, but you've got a headache.
You know the thing with you two? The thing with you two is you never extended yourselves.
You've never put yourself out in your lives.
You've never loved anyone.
You're empty.
You're nothing.
Mum knows. Mum knows best.
Here we go. Whoops, steady, careful. Careful, steady.
Good boy, good boy. Gotta get there.
Gotta get there in time. Hurry up, Putty! Hurry up!
OK, OK, Mum. Putty is moving.
GIRL GROANS
Hey!
Water's come out of me.
It's all right. I'm back. I'm here.
I'm right here. Putty's right here. It's all right.
You're going to be fine. Help me!
Putty knows. Here, have some milk.
It's good. It's good.
Nice, nice.
SHE GROANS
DISTANT HELICOPTER
Jesus. Come on, then!
Bomb me! Bomb me, then! SHE GROANS
Bomb me! Bomb me, then!
'I have a new sighting.
'Strange looking guy. Could be the same guy on the bike.'
Did he have a trailer? 'Yep. He's shaking his fist at me.'
It's Putty. Where is he?
'Maybe 4.2 Ks up the river from Chinaman.'
See anything else?
'There may be a fire going down there. Smoke.'
OK, move on. Don't wind him up. 'OK, Roger that.'
Hey, where're you going, Dad?
I'm going to Chinaman's. Putty's got her.
Come on, Dad. You're strung out. You're going to hurt someone. I need to go. Need to go find her.
Just come and sit down for a sec. Give you something to chill out.
Lukie, get him something to chill out.
Just sit down, Dad. Hey, Dad!
Think you're going to fuckin' stop me? Eh?
Dad, I'm sorry? Hey! You think you can fuckin' hurt me?
Bring it on! Think you can fuckin' hurt me? Fuckin' bring it on!
You fuckin' piece of fucking shit! Fucking hate you! You fucked me up!
You fucking...
Lukie! Luke, get off him! Fuckin' get off him!
LUKE WAILS
Fuck off.
Who you calling?
Hey, Johnno.
SHE MOANS
Help!
Putty knows how to help.
Yeah, see, it's all in here. The baby's head and baby...
The canal, and...
SHE MOANS, PUTTY MOANS
Putty here to help. Yeah.
His mum was a... A midwife for 30 years.
So I was a shepherd. No. That's it. That's it, good girl.
I'm here to help, Tui.
Tui? Tui?
BABY CRIES
Oh, my God.
BABY CRIES
HE CHUCKLES
Staying alive!
Where's Robin? Hi. Where is she?
She's really tired, darling.
Where's Robin? Well, she's in that one right there. Over to the left.
Luke's called. Matt's gone in after her. So could you come?
It's cold. Must have been here a while.
Is Matt armed? Yeah.
Doesn't speak. Doesn't speak. Doesn't say anything.
Putty can't see anything. Staying asleep.
See? Staying asleep.
MATT: No. No, no, no.
No. No, no, no.
BABY CRIES
No, no. No, OK?
OK? Come on, now.
Just shut up! Shut up!
Stop your crying! What do you want?
Look at me. Look at me.
Look at me.
What do you want from me? Please, tell me what do you want?
Dad! Step away!
ROBIN: Tui, no! Tui, no!
Tui? I'm unarmed.
Remember me?
You're all right now, Tui.
It's OK. You're all right.
It's OK.
You're all right. It's OK.
It's OK. OK? Shh. It's OK. It's All right.
MAN GROANS
# Drag me down to the water
# Hold me down until I'm full
# Until I struggle no longer
# Until I've drowned in my sinful will
# Bound my hands to the stake
# Set fire to the ground below...#
Watch him.
Zena called. I thought you were asleep.
Have the results come in?
From both the labs. And is there a match?
BABY GURGLES Al wants to tell you himself. He's coming out now.
Bunny?
I know.
What's up?
How many do you want to order?
How many are we allowed? I think three. Three?
Hey, Tui. Hi. My gosh!
Oh! So cute!
So tiny.
That's yours?
Hello, darling!
Hi. Is there, um, somewhere we can talk?
Here's Matt.
Don't know what you've got planned for him, but here he is.
How's Tui going?
Through the day, you wouldn't know anything was wrong.
But, at night, she...
She has terrible nightmares.
We, cross-checked the results with two labs because...
Quite frankly, I'm surprised and I'm sickened.
Here we are.
I'm still shaking my head because I can't really believe it.
Matt's the father of Tui's baby.
For all his faults, I thought he had more decency.
BABY CRIES
Shut up!
What about the baby? Is the baby OK?
As far as I can see, yeah.
Chromosomes are all normal.
Al, how are we going to put her in court?
She so confused. She doesn't even seem to know she shot Matt.
She talks as if he's still alive.
She won't see a court, I can promise you that.
Matt was pointing a gun at her baby, right?
Yeah.
Seems like your mother had her own midwinter madness.
Matt's not your father, mate.
TUI: He won't shut up!
He's crying over nothing.
Righto, baristas. Grad night.
Come on. Are you coming?
You decided on the pizzas yet?
Can Tui come too? We all want to hang out.
Yeah, it's fine by me.
Um, maybe ask Robin, though.
Is it all right if Tui comes? I want to go.
You sure? She can share my sleeping bag. It quite big. It opens out.
Let her go.
You'll call me if you change your mind?
Get your mobile. Phone.
I'll come and get you, OK?
OK. So, what's the decision?
Wait.
Bye, Noah.
Have fun! HE BEEPS HORN
Bye!
What is it?
She needs to be a kid again. Just needs to be able to hang out with her friends.
Perfectly normal. And we need to be normal. Or try to be normal.
Or pretend to be normal.
Come on, let's get out of here.
Have a coffee. What you want? You want a flat white?
You going to talk to me here? You going to pay me some attention?
She has her phone. She'd call if she needed us.
I'll call her, OK?
You're apart from Tui again.
It feels traumatic. It's not surprising.
Here you go.
ANSWER SERVICE: 'Hey, this is Tui. I can't speak to you right now.
'Can you text me?'
No answer? I'll send a message.
Excuse me, have you got Tegan's number? Sure.
Thank you.
BABY CRIES
PHONE RINGS OUT
April Stephens was a graduate. The girl who was run over.
BABY CRIES
I didn't know that.
Could you get the formula, please?
Hey!
Where are you going?
BABY CONTINUES CRYING
It's OK. Shh.
'Hey, this is Tui. I can't speak to you right now.
'Can you text me?'
Shit.
SHE KNOCKS AT DOOR
Angel. I thought you'd never fucking come.
Kiss? Hey, hey.
OK. No kiss. I'm a bad boy!
Bad boy. What do you want me to do? Hit the ground, put my hands in the air?
Just stop it, Al. I'm sorry. This is my night off.
I'm a bit loaded, that's all. Where are they?
Hey? Who? The kids.
Thought my DVDs were shit so they've gone into town to see a movie.
They said they were going to call. Didn't they call?
They've probably turned their phones off. Yeah.
Just give it a try. Who you ringing?
MOBILE PHONE RINGS INSIDE HOUSE
Looks like she left it. I'll just go and get it.
What took you so long? You know, the waiting has been fucking killing me.
Al, I want the kids. Where are they? I told you, they're not here.
I think you're lying. Fuck, that...
Move aside. Ooh, that's sexy, isn't it?
Step aside, Al. Big gun for a little girl.
Al, I'll shoot you. I'm warning you.
Go on.
Want to shoot me, yeah? Want to shoot me, do ya?
There. Put it there. Fuck, that feels good.
That feels good, doesn't it? What are you here for?
Yeah? What are you really here for, anyway?
GUNSHOT
Jesus!
HE GROANS
Fuck. MOBILE PHONE RINGS IN HOUSE
Emergency. We need an ambulance. There's been a shooting.
50 lake drive. This is detective Robin Griffin.
Tui, are you All right?
You OK?
Why didn't you answer your phone? I was sleeping.
Where are the others?
Where's Tegan? Did they go to a movie?
Tui, it's very important you tell me.
Maybe. I don't know.
You stay here, OK?
Stay here! Why?
Yeah. The flowers or the stripes? I don't mind, you choose.
OPERA MUSIC PLAYS INSIDE ROOM
Turn around! Put your hands behind your head.
Do it now!
SIRENS APPROACHING
Shhh. It's OK.
GJ!
No goodbyes, thanks.
Where are you going? I don't want you to go.
You've got a real teacher now. Make sure you pay attention to him.
BABY CRIES
Listen.