When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and '90s.
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Series cast summary:
Noah Taylor ...  Nick Manning 4 episodes, 2016
Yael Stone ...  Tori Lustigman 4 episodes, 2016
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ...  Oscar Taylor 4 episodes, 2016
Danielle Cormack ...  Brenda Lopez 4 episodes, 2016
Ben Oxenbould ...  Chris Toohey 4 episodes, 2016
Dan Spielman ...  Rhys 4 episodes, 2016
Craig McLachlan ...  Kyle 'Hammers' Hampton 4 episodes, 2016
William McInnes ...  Chief Inspector Peel 4 episodes, 2016
Olivia McNamara ...  Young Cheryl 4 episodes, 2016
John Brumpton ...  Eddie Mac 4 episodes, 2016
Simon Burke ...  Simon Mawbrey 4 episodes, 2016
Simon Elrahi ...  Ismail Rexhaj 4 episodes, 2016
Victoria Haralabidou ...  Anna Rexhaj 4 episodes, 2016
Renee Lim ...  Detective Ginger 4 episodes, 2016
Julian Maroun ...  Haris Rexhaj / ... 4 episodes, 2016
George Harrison Xanthis ...  Rohan Asad 4 episodes, 2016
Mitchell Butel ...  Thomas Katz 3 episodes, 2016
Alistair Cooke ...  Young Hammers 3 episodes, 2016
Jessica Tregear ...  Jenny 3 episodes, 2016
Jill Deason Jill Deason ...  Police Officer Jill 2 episodes, 2016
Nicholas Barnes Nicholas Barnes ...  Young Thomas 2 episodes, 2016
Caroline Brazier ...  Tina Toohey 2 episodes, 2016
Paul Capsis Paul Capsis ...  Amanda 2 episodes, 2016
Lynette Curran ...  Rhys' Mother 2 episodes, 2016
Aiden Davis Aiden Davis ...  Dustin Toohey 2 episodes, 2016
Oliver Davis Oliver Davis ...  Dylan Toohey 2 episodes, 2016
Kamil Ellis ...  Jason 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Gerrard Ben Gerrard ...  Dan 2 episodes, 2016
Eduard Geyl ...  Jason Williams 2 episodes, 2016
Paul Goddard ...  Jeremy 2 episodes, 2016
Kevin Godfrey Kevin Godfrey ...  Young Shane Lustigman 2 episodes, 2016
Anita Hegh ...  Cheryl Hampton 2 episodes, 2016
Damian Hempstead ...  Young Rhys 2 episodes, 2016
Justin Holborow Justin Holborow ...  Young Adamski 2 episodes, 2016
Fletcher Humphrys ...  Brett O'Donahue 2 episodes, 2016
Kane Johnson ...  Young Brett 2 episodes, 2016
Deborah Kennedy ...  Dr. Pedersen 2 episodes, 2016
Matthew Laird ...  Peter 2 episodes, 2016
Panda Likoudis Panda Likoudis ...  Agent Parr 2 episodes, 2016
Nathan Lovejoy ...  Detective Maestri 2 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Massey ...  Sally Williams 2 episodes, 2016
Caleb McClure ...  Young Toohey 2 episodes, 2016
Marin Mimica Marin Mimica ...  Rex Stout 2 episodes, 2016
Milan Monk Milan Monk ...  Tex Palmer 2 episodes, 2016
Geoff Morrell ...  Don Lustigman 2 episodes, 2016
Otis Pavlovic Otis Pavlovic ...  Will Lustigman 2 episodes, 2016
Sean Miguel Perez ...  Sean 2 episodes, 2016
Anthony Phelan Anthony Phelan ...  Abel Chalmers 2 episodes, 2016
Oscar Redding Oscar Redding ...  Terry O'Donahue 2 episodes, 2016
Tainui Richmond Tainui Richmond ...  Young Oscar 2 episodes, 2016
Ashley Bolding Ashley Bolding ...  Young Toni 2 episodes, 2016
Leigh Scully Leigh Scully ...  Martin Andrews 2 episodes, 2016
John Sheerin John Sheerin ...  Ron Davies 2 episodes, 2016
James Slee James Slee ...  Jarryd 2 episodes, 2016
Samuel Stevenson ...  Liam 2 episodes, 2016
Leo Stripp ...  Swat Cop 2 episodes, 2016
Clare Todorovitch Clare Todorovitch ...  Young Sally 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Toyer ...  Ned Davies 2 episodes, 2016
Jye Williams Jye Williams ...  Ryan 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Wood ...  Agent Michaels 2 episodes, 2016
Billy Wright Billy Wright ...  Young Terry 2 episodes, 2016
Ross Ashley Ross Ashley ...  Young Tori 2 episodes, 2016
George Mulis George Mulis ...  Young Don 2 episodes, 2016


When the mutilated corpse of a young man is found in a beachfront apartment in Bondi, Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned the case. Is this brutal murder a domestic, a robbery gone wrong, or a gay hate crime? As other ritualistic murders occur, they discover the killer is using THRUSTR to procure his victims. Any local using that app is now at risk and it's a race against the clock to catch the serial killer before he strikes again. With mounting evidence to suggest the perpetrator has killed before, Tori and Nick start digging through old investigations. The discovery is shocking. In the 80s and 90s they uncover up to 80 possible murders of gay men in NSW - unexplained deaths, 'suicides' and disappearances. Many of these killings were linked to gay bashings by youth gangs, a blood sport that went largely unpunished. As they meet more victims from the uninvestigated past crimes, they become convinced that the current killer is somehow connected. In reopening the cold cases ...

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Engaging and Enraging
6 December 2016 | by mskeebeSee all my reviews

DS Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) has returned to her hometown of Bondi to join the police for just in time to catch the brutal murder of a young man who happens to be gay. Her new boss is eager to put the murder down to the act of a spurned lover, but Tori believes the truth goes deeper, connecting it to a string of "gay bashings" stretching back to the 80s. The problem is that no one wants her to take it further, no matter what the evidence tells her. Her own partner wants the case puts to bed, but Tori is a force of nature in her own contained way. Too contained, perhaps. The anger and frustration she holds in is bound to come out in uncontrollable bursts.

Being new to the Bondi police force she hasn't had a chance to be intimidated by the criminal element and the power brokers who may have held an "unhealthy influence" over lawful enforcement over the years. Where no other officers have been able to solve what may in fact be a long series of murders, she may be the only one crazy enough to push forward through all obstacles thrown up in front of her and her reluctant partner.

Yael Stone is excellent as a detective just barely under control, a loving mother, daughter, friend, and grieving sibling. Daniel Spielman is chillingly repulsive as a Nazi-tattooed suspect. Viewers' sympathies have to go out to Noah Taylor as Tori's long- suffering partner Nick, resisting having her back at every turn. One of the most memorable members of the cast is one who gets perhaps the least screen time -- Otis Pavlovic conveys a sweetness and Tori's son with none of the resentment of the modern teenager, even when she appears to overreact to circumstances. The performance is natural and easy, with the connection between the mother and son feeling real. The cast is full of too many talented actors to continue to single them out, but there's nary a wooden boy or scene chewer in the bunch.

So, overall? In the current environment the matter is all too relevant, not a lesson in political correctness. Political profiling, police shootings, hate crimes, racism, and bigotry exploded in the news every day; this story could not be more timely. Put it all together and it made for fascinating watching. It pulled me in so much that I was disappointed to find that there were only four episodes and no word if this was a one- off, or if it would return.

Well, here's hoping.

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