"Top of the Lake" Paradise Sold (TV Episode 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Tui, a 12 year old girl, walks into a remote mountain lake on New Zealand's South Island as if to drown herself. She's pregnant and she's the daughter of Matt, a tough guy who leads what's probably a criminal gang. A police detective, Robin Griffin, who has her own history with the lake, investigates Tui's plight. We also meet a collective who are establishing a make-shift lakeside retreat for damaged women over Matt's objections and claims they are trespassing.

  • While visiting her sick mother, DC Robin Griffin is called in to assist with the case of 12 year-old Tui who was found in water up to her chest in the local lake in the dead of winter. It's revealed that she is four and a half to five months pregnant. Robin develops a nice rapport with her but Tui will not reveal the name of the man who made her pregnant. Meanwhile Matt Mitchum, Tui's father, raises hell hell when he learns that a group of women have opened a commune called Paradise on what he believes is his land. They insist that local estate agent Bob Platt sold them the property. Matt and his two sons invite Bob out for a bit of fishing on the lake.

  • In New Zealand's rugged and mountainous South Island, the sad sight of an unripe 12-year-old pregnant girl, Tui Mitcham, found up to her chest in the lake's glacial waters, freezes the blood in one's veins. What was a child doing out there all alone? Rather peculiarly, in contrast to being just an innocent kid, Tui is already five months pregnant, and up until now, she managed to hide it, however, now that it is beginning to show, the child services and Sydney's brave and caring Detective Robin Griffin who has returned reluctantly back to her hometown, are onto the mysterious case. But in the meantime, a group of abused women seeking help and enlightenment led by the enigmatic sexagenarian silver-haired guru GJ, have already set up their recovery camp in the disputed area called "Paradise". As Robin struggles to build some trust with the wary Tui to find out the father, sooner or later, she will also have to deal with the girl's father Matt who has earned quite an unholy reputation in the region.

  • In New Zealand's rugged and mountainous South Island, an unripe 12-year-old pregnant girl is found up to her chest in the lake's glacial waters. She is already five months pregnant, moreover, she keeps the father's name to herself.


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