Top of the Lake (2013–…): Season 2, Episode 4 - Top of the Lake - full transcript

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -

Or do you want to come up
and join me?

No, I've got to do this.

No. Just put it on the bed.

Ooh! What's the formula for?

Don't worry about it.





Hey. Bow tie?


Bow tie. Bow tie.

All right.
Can you please tell her to go?

Hey, they just want to
celebrate our big night.

Cheer us off. Come on, Baby.


Thank you.

Oh, my gosh! You two look amazing.

Look at you.

Michaela, I love the tux.

Thanks. I really do.

Should I be wearing a tux?

No, I just said you look adorable.

Absolutely adorable,
and I love the green.

Can I get some pics?
No. No pics.

Come on. Let me just get one photo.
Hey, one with me.

No, thank you. Please? No!

All right.

You need help with that?
Yes, please.

Dad, I'll do it.

He's OK.

Would you just excuse me for a sec?

Do you want to go, sweetie?

I want to see them off.

All right.

May I? What have you done?

Pyke, you want some champagne? Yeah.

Yeah. OK, tell him I'm coming.

I'm coming, OK? Right now.

OK, bye.

What is it? Not him.

Dad, he won't fail you. No.

I will see you there.

Just have a drink.

I'll be 30 minutes.

I'll be there.

Thanks, Dad.

Are we waiting for her?
Is she coming?

I really don't effing know.

Thanks, mate.

I need a drink.

Please, Baby, Puss asked for you
three times already.

He's very down, you know?

Do nothing, it's bad for you, Baby.

He eat nothing.

Three day, nothing.

Nothing? Only pills and smoking.

Oh, for swimming,
I can wear this? It's OK?

Not real bikini,
but it's OK to see through?

No, it's OK. Sun block, though.

Oh, I need sun cream and towel.

Have to be beach towel?

No. Any kind. Oh, thank you.

You should just go away.

Kiki told me that you wanted me to
come and that you asked her to call.

What, you do whatever you're told,
huh? No.

You should go away, and I'm asking
nicely. You should stay away.

I am ending it.

Did you take all of these?


I'm gazing into the abyss,

and I'm going to keep gazing until
the abyss gazes back.

Please, Alexander, eat something.
You will feel better.


My God, what, do I shame you,
my poor Baby? No.

I love you.

But why this heap of turds?

You love that?


What about Mum and Dad?

Will they love me?

Why do you care?

I'm 18 next week, it won't matter.

Well, it hurts my feelings,
that's why.

I'm not made of stone.

Well, they're inviting you
to my birthday dinner.

They are inviting me?

No, you want me
to believe that shit?

I'm supposed to believe that they
are inviting me? Come on.

"Oh, Baby, please don't forget to
invite your fiance.

"He's such a favourite with us,

They said to ask if you would come.

And why was that?

Because I said I wouldn't have an
18th birthday without Alexander.

Be accurate, please.
Speak correctly.

Ah, fuck this.

It wasn't an invitation, Baby.

You forced them to, yeah?


..18, huh?

I know, I can drink legally.


And have sex.

Well, I can already legally
have sex.

And sell sex.

You can work beside your sisters,
breast to breast, legs wide open,

reverse cowgirl.

you should eat the rest of that.

What's the matter? My Baby
too good to work beside her sisters?

Some of them began at 13,
you know, even younger.

I know, it's shit.
No, not necessarily,

if it is the only way to feed
yourself, your family.


Life is very different
in Asian villages.

No, it's not.

You think your body is sacred,
well, so do they.

But your sentimentality,
it strips you of all your powers,

makes you victims.

If you don't want the money,
you just give them to your sisters.

It's a sacrifice we both can make.

Well, I do things for them.

I'm teaching them to swim.

That's the sum total of your love?
A swimming class?

Why are you dressed up?

What's it with the lipstick?

It's a school dance. Oh.

With what, boys?

No, it's a Dad and Daughters dance.

Pyke's been looking forward to
it for, like, two years.

It's his special night.
We had to learn to waltz. What?

But wait, I...

Aren't I your old man?

This old Puss is your old man.

I mean, I think it's true.

This old cat is your old man. Yes.

Roll a joint for me, Baby?

Oh, honey, how's your neck?
You OK?

Yeah, thanks.

There's been a report that's
come in from Crime Fighters.

Great. Thanks. Nice choke-out.

Saw the video. Nice work.

So, you're feeling OK?

Mm-hm. You're ready to work? Yes.

So, what's the drama?

Why can't you two cooperate?

Can I speak to my boss alone?

Can we have a private conversation?

It's not how it works.

We have a problem, we air it.

We all need to hear it,
so what is it?

If she... Who?

If Miranda has a problem, she runs
to you and it's awkward because,

well, you're having an affair.
An affair?

It's a relationship, babe.

It's an affair.

As in extramarital.
You see what I mean?

You call it what you like,
we love each other.

I know it's not easy for you.
It's not easy for us either.

Or your wife.

Yeah, correct.

Why don't the two of you work it
out or get a transfer?

I don't want to leave my cases.

I've been with the force a lot
longer than she has

and I deserve an equal other.

To be frank, I'm being slowed down.
I'm sorry.

This isn't the police Olympics, OK?

A big part of being a senior officer

is to give encouragement to new

You know, I don't like seeing her...
Speak to her.

I don't like seeing you smoking.
Also, drinking.

It upsets me to see
you disregard your baby's health.

I don't think foetal brain
damage is funny. It's serious.

I want this baby so much, I...
I get anxious.

And yeah, of course
I shouldn't smoke and drink.

OK. Well, don't.

Can I speak now?

It is painful to watch you
with your daughter.

I don't know if you realise,
but you are so distant.

I'm not her mother.

This is so invasive.

I am a warm person.
I give her space.

OK, enough. All right,
you're both giving me the shits.

OK, you should know this,
that as much as I like you,

no-one else here does.

Fuck sake.

A 24-year-old male called

with important information about
China Girl.

"China Girl."
Did he use those words?

OK. Bring him in.

I think we'll give more profile
if we visit.

His name is Brett Iles.

He lives in Blakehurst. I know this
street. It's close to the water

and he's got a short-band radio.

How do you know that?
He knows our case name.

M'lady. There you are.

Not for you. You've had enough.



# Do it up and down
like an elevator

# Do the Harlem Shake... #


Fathers, daughters,

please join us on the dance floor
for the traditional waltz.

Hey. Hello.


Hey. Hey. May I?

No, Dad, I can't really dance.

Can we wait till
there are more people?

No, let's go.

It'll be fine.

You know, these upper-class

they wipe their asses on

You reckon? Yeah, on you, too.

Look at my toes. Your toes are fine.

You aren't afraid. I'm brave.

Can I take this glass? Thank you.

You know the word - solidarity,
girls? You should try it one day.

It's great fun.

Is this a competition?

I think we're the best.

I know. We're smashing it. Yeah.

Fucking idiots.

Hello, Baby. It's my turn.
I'm dancing with my daughter.

What? I'm dancing with my daughter.

It's my turn.

Dad, Dad, stop.

He's fine.

Oh, Baby.

Oh, my God! Is that someone's dad?

My green little frog.


Who's your daddy? Disgusting!

Come to Daddy, Baby!

Stop that! Come to Daddy!

Get off her. Stop it!

That's completely inappropriate.

No, we're dancing.
We're just dancing. Get up.

Hey! Come on. I can walk.

Who wants to dance with me?

Anybody for a little dance?

Does anyone know who that is?
Is it somebody's father?

Don't you have security on the door?
We do have security.

Anybody for dancing?
Anybody for dancing?



Mr DJ, some music, please.

OK. You want to get down with me
instead? Yeah?

Can anyone join? Yeah.

Come on. Is everyone looking?
No, no-one's looking.

I have to go. Baby, no, no, no, no.
Baby! Mary!

Alexander! Alex!






I'm early.

I'll wait by the car.

My mother's domain.

So, I think I know the identity
of your China Girl and...

How do you know the case name?

Anyone can listen in.


And how do you know the girl?

Cinnamon worked at a Neil Street
shop, Silk 41.

It's a brothel.
They call a brothel a shop.


But it wasn't like that for us.

She was my GFE.

It's kind of a girlfriend.

We had a genuine connection.

Like what?

Well, we were planning a trip to
Port Macquarie.

My father has a holiday flat.
It's not too far from the beach.

She was pregnant. Did you know that?


No, I think that must be my baby.

Don't you wear a condom
or is that part of the GFE?

No. No, of course not.

But one of the times my condom
came off inside her.

I think
we were doing reverse cowgirl.

Things got crazy.

You should take my DNA.

We don't need to. Why?

Hey! Don't you need a search
warrant? Do we?

Are you hiding something?


Are these photos of her?


Do you have any weapons
in your possession?


You don't have a gun?


What about under here?

Don't look under there!


You have shooting trophies.

SCOFFING: Oh, I'm the suspect?

That's brilliant. I'm the only one
who cares about her.

You need to talk to the
guy at the shop.

The shop? Yeah. Silk 41.

We are going to record this.


This guy's a kind of... He's a
professor, who lives upstairs.

What's his name?


He manipulates the girls,
and sadly, they respect this idiot

because he teaches them
the odd English word.

Apparently, he can turn very mean.

And his real name?

I don't know what it is.

But he has an accent,
it's very strong.

Did he sleep with Cinnamon too?

God, I hope not. He's old.

But he had a young girl with him.

Mary. She's always there.



Shall I?

No, baby.

We should check out
the suitcase with Brett's mother.

See if she recognises it.

Before he does.
Mm-hm. Wait for him to go out.


Can you imagine Brett's mum's
face when she sees the suitcase

and realises her little sex maniac
has murdered his girlfriend

and zipped her into it?

You don't think he did it.

OK, what have I missed?

Take Brett to the morgue,

see if he can name any
identifying marks or irregularities.

And if he does?

We'll know
China Girl is his Cinnamon.

Do we get a confession?
That would be the moment

when he is faced with her.


Things that are bothering me.

She is from Silk 41.

Maybe they are...
not just selling sex.

Hang on. A sex-worker surrogate?
No way. No-one would pay for that.

They wouldn't know.

They'd think they were students.

How much would they get paid?

In the US, where it's legal,

the surrogate would get 100k,

so maybe...50k here?

Poor, poor mother.

She has no idea.

Hey, Dang. You want a shift?
Is that right? Yes, I do.

You don't get pocket money?

You should not even be downstairs.

Well, actually, I'm allowed.
I'm 18 next week, so I can be here.

You want to work here,
you do dishes.

That's how you begin.

You have to work
your way up to have client.

You mean sex?

Yes. Fuck.

Mahlee. You better? Mm-hm.

Well, I want to do it.
Why not? I'm not a virgin.

You tell Puss,
no way he let you fuck with clients.

He will.

Baby. Eat.

Sit, sit.

It was his idea.

Puss is sick guy.
Why you do what he say?

Because I believe
in him, that's why.

He doesn't care for himself,
or for me in a self-serving way.

He's not narrow.

Why should I
be spared and not Caramel?

I care about
women supporting each other.


Horny man is like animal.

You go in room,

it's action.



If not for us, what would happen?

Well, he could masturbate.

This job - not easy.

I have to teach new girl
what to do. How to hold a penis,

make it hard.

Girls get raped in the room.

Like that. Man leave.

You tell her.

What? Tell her anything.

My first time,

I was 16.

It was old man.

I look up,
I see his face - horrible.

Couldn't get it out of my head.

Couldn't work.

Then, one week later,

I earned 500 in one day.

I sent it all back to my family.

Once you choose this...'s forever.

No going back.

Very hard, Mary.



Hey. Hey.

Do you want to wait in here?
You can if you want.

Hey, um...just take your time.

I'm early.

Hey, do you mind
if we pick up some juice?

Yeah, yeah. Thanks.

Thank you.

Think her mobile's dead.

She might not come.

It's a bit of a pattern.

Can we wait another half an hour?


Do you want a grape?




Hey! Sorry I'm late.

Hey. Ooh! Ooh! You're wet!

Is that her boyfriend?

I can't take this.
I've got to go. Stay.

Hey guys, this is Robin.
She's my birth mum.


And head back.

You've got to put your head back.
And arms wide. Lift your butt.

Pyke? Yeah.
You have wife? Uh...kind of.

Um...I don't know.

Arms wide. You don't know?!


It's complicated.

Yeah, single,
but heart still hurting.

My wife might come back.
She might come back.

When she come back,

you tell her,
"Sorry, I'm married now." To me!

Pyke, can we have a dog?

Yeah. Yeah,
like a labradoodle? Yeah!


All right, lesson over.
Do you want a shot? My turn.

OK, come on. OK, now, chin back.
Put your head back.

Put the arms out.
Arms out, that's good.

How long have your friends
been here for? Oh, not very long.

So, they're students? Yep.

If you separate your legs just
a little bit and just try and relax.

I'm relax! No, you're not!
Have you thought about the menu

for your birthday dinner?

Yes. Yeah?

So, you're the mother?!

You know, you swim very well.
It's uh, very elegant.

I am Alexander.

Yes, I know who you are.

Mary's told me a lot about you.

Oh. Well, I hope it was good.

You see?

Now we are doing it again.


What are you, judging me,
huh? "Who is this long-haired guy,

"my daughter's lover?" Huh?

Admiring me?

How was the big meeting?

The mother-daughter meeting?

It's very important to me. Uh.

Yes, I'm sorry, but...

..Mary tells me you were raped.

You must be damaged, huh?
Very badly.

I'm OK.

"I'm OK"?

Come on, that's, um, bullshit.

People say, "I'm OK."

You're OK?

You're not dear.

For the psyche,
rape is a catastrophe.

You never recover from that shit.

But then again, here you are...

a young mummy, looking
very good in a blue swimsuit.

See, all the boys
and all the men on the beach,

they are looking at you, you know.

Even the daddy.

Go, OK? Don't leave me!

That's good. I die. That's good!

You should teach Mary how to swim.

Why? She swims very well.

No. She's fast,
but it's ugly, you know?

It's not elegant.
When a woman moves well,

like you do...

..then, um,
it catches a man's eye, you know?

It puts sex into the air. I don't
like the way this conversation...

Argh! Argh! Argh!

Get off of me!
Get the fuck off of me!

Alex, no!

Nosey bitch!

What the fuck are you doing?!
You left her, after two days,

with strangers!

Fuck off!

Where's my fucking phone?!
I'm charging him. No!

I'm calling the station.
Where's my fucking phone?

No, don't charge him!
Pack up your stuff.

He gets confused.
He was whipped as a child.

He must have felt really threatened.
Baby, just pack up her stuff, OK?

I'm going to take you to hospital.
Mary, pack up her stuff!

Are you OK?


Mary, Mary. Mary, stop it. Stop.

Stop. Stop.

Don't arrest him!


Hey, did they call him...? Puss.

Yeah. Puss.

What is that, a nickname?

She calls him Alexander, but I
heard the students call him Puss.

What's this?

A glass slipper?


You didn't have to go
that far, mate. Thanks, mate.

I don't think they're students.


Caramel said that
she's studying English.

Have you been to his place?

No. I have.

It's a brothel called Silk 41.

I recognised Caramel and Joy.
I think he lives above.

You're joking? No.

Baby's staying above a brothel?

Oh, man. And do you think
he has sex with prostitutes?

I don't know.

They get health checks.

There's a girl
missing from the brothel.

They say she's
gone to Canberra, but I...

I think she might be at the morgue.

Has he got something to do with it?

His name came up in our inquiry.

The name Puss? Yep.

OK, Robin Gryphon?

Come this way, please.

There we go. We're done.

OK. Oh, thanks.

So, here's an envelope
for your doctor. Keep that safe.

And I'm sorry
to ask these questions,

but do you feel safe at home?

Yes...thank you.

And are you in a sexual relationship

with the person that wounded you?

Bit me. No.
Look, I'm a Detective Sergeant.

Oh, so this happened at work? No.

Not at work.

So, the guy you came in with,
he's not your partner? No.

He thinks you're my partner,
so just tell him, will you?

Oh, no. I'm not her partner.

Or husband.

Date. Lover.
So, who is the attacker?

It was a stranger.

Well, did you get a name?

I mean, too bad if he's
out there biting someone else.


Hey, can I have a word?


Hey, ah, yeah, I need a word now.


..Dang tells me
you want Baby to take a shift.

No. Oh.


Dang won't have her downstairs.

It's important that a girl works up
to sex over time or it can ruin her.

You know, especially
a girl like this.

You don't need it, mate.

She goes to a good school.
You know, her family can afford

to look after her.
You want your room cleaned?

I send someone. No, thank you.

It stink. Cat piss. Not hygienic.

Tell him. He knows.

She's not working here.
Not happening in my shop.

Well, it's what Baby wants.
It's not my idea.

You're a liar.

She do what you want.

She think high of you.

Do anything for you.

You cruel guy.

I help all the women. You, too.

I never once raised your rent

and there will be money
coming soon. We all know that.

And it's not my fault that
your suitcase floated! Your idea!

No, it was your idiot fixer's idea!

You don't care about anyone.

I have nightmare.

My whole life is a nightmare!

Get out!

Get out of my flat!
Give me some peace!

Fuck it!

Can I do this?

Happy birthday...

to beautiful...

Oh, Dad!


I'm probably not going to come
back for the birthday dinner.

Don't take it badly.


It's kind of awkward.

Look, Julia and I,
and probably Isadore,

are going to have
dinner here so, who knows?

Things might turn out differently
and you'll want to join in.

No, Dad.

Are you and Alexander doing
something special to celebrate?

Human sacrifice.

For you.

Thank you.


Not too much.

Is it too gruesome? No!

Have Mike and Felicity
seen the results? Uh-uh.

I said I'd drop them in.

She's back home now.

I want to do some fishing.

We have two surrogates,

but I'm betting there's more.



Did a dog bite you?

Yes and no.


I'll get Mike.


Come in. They've got the DNA

We're selling the house.

We have to.

We're both a bit upset about it
because we've put

so much effort into the baby room.

The house could be full of music.

Two cots.

Are you expecting twins?

Hey, Flick.

This is a copy for you.

Can you make it out?

No DNA match.

Is that it?


You already know.

That's right.

Mee Noi got back in contact.

Yeah, we did the scan, you know,
the whole thing.

This is her?

This is three different girls.

You have three illegal surrogates.

They're not illegal.

They're helping us, that's all.

We want to be sure. Felicity can't
handle any more disappointment.

She gave up a concert career
to have a family.

It wasn't a concert career...
It's been very difficult

with the IVF failure...
Yeah, it was, yeah.

That thing in Singapore.
That was just a competition.

I had to take beta-blockers for
stage fright

and I still felt like crap,

I ended up with a Xanax
dependency... Yeah, OK.

How will you look after
three babies?

I've got a niece who wants to help
and, you know,

siblings can look after each other.

Yeah, it'll be easy after the
heartbreak she's had.

I want to see the surrogacy

I want to check
the signatures of these girls.

What are their names?

Haven't you got any
real criminals to chase?

Some drink-drivers, murderers,

someone who's actually hurting
someone else?

I don't know the names
of the other surrogates,

I suppose I should,
but they don't really encourage it.


Who's they?

Hey. Is it a doctor?

Felicity, is it an agent?

It's fine, honey.
Just don't worry, it's fine.

It's OK. Why don't you
go and practise?

Mike, you want to tell me
who did your egg transfers?

Was it Assisted Fertility? No.

What about your agent?

All these photos have the same
fan in the back.

They were all taken in the same
place. Who is it?

What happens if they stop
communicating again?

Like you care.

About the babies? I do.




Wow. So you go for cutesy pie, huh?


That's me.

Dang won't let
me in the waiting room.

She keeps screaming I should
vacuum the halls,

but I am ready.

She's just not letting me.

Then you go to the street.


You don't know where?

I think you do.

I-I'll show you where.

Get off me, get off me!

Hey. What's the go?

How much you charge for a suck off?

Who, you?

No, for one man.

Bareback, 50.

OK. We're OK.

What are you looking for, you two?

No, we don't need your help,
OK? You can fuck off now, please.

50 is it. You're not going to get
cheaper than that... OK, thank you.

You fuckin' arsehole!


I'm really scared.

Oh, yeah, I can see that.

I want to do it at Dang's.

I don't want to do it here.

It's too much, here.
OK, listen.

I'm going to hit you now,
on the face. No.



Ah! Yes! Now, stop it! Puss!

Now, something I ask you.

You think this is worse
than what the johns will do to you?

WHIMPERING: I don't know.

No! See, now, the worst is over.

The worst is over.

You don't think it is hard
for me, too?

Hey, Baby.


Hey, what the fuck?!


Hey, kid, you all right?

Who's looking after you?

Anyone got your back?




This is Mary? Yeah.

Oh, she's adorable!

What was she, five?

I think three.



# A little ray of sunshine... #



# A little ray of sunshine

# In the shape of a girl... #


# Show her the dress

# That she'll wear with the
gold flowing hair. #

Go on, fuck off!
I'm not paying you for that!



Can you help me?

What happened?

I can't talk about it.

Do you have any breath mints?


Is this girl in trouble?

Put the picture back in the
glove box, please.

Why, what's she done?

We think she's dead.


If it is her,

she was murdered.

Her body was thrown into the sea.

Can I ask you for some advice?

It's about a girl around your age.

Police think that this particular
school kid is innocent.

But she's close to some dangerous

and we don't know if we can
talk to her

without putting her at risk.


She could be hurt.

What advice would the police
give the girl?

They would tell her to be careful

in what she says around her
criminal friend.

Secondly, they would advise her
to separate from him

as soon as possible.

What if she's in love?

She'd have to tell him everything.



I don't know how to leave him.

I can't leave him.

He's going to hate me.

He's going to...


# I've got you

# Under my skin

# I've got you

# Deep in the heart of me

# So deep in my heart

# That you're really a part of me. #