The Luminaries (2020– )
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The Place You Return 

Lydia and Carver hatch a plan to release Carver from his convict past. Emery sets sail to the goldfields in search of Anna. In 1866, the results of Crosby Wells' autopsy are revealed.


Claire McCarthy


Eleanor Catton (screenplay), Eleanor Catton (showrunner) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eve Hewson ... Anna Wetherell
Eva Green ... Lydia Wells
Himesh Patel ... Emery Staines
Marton Csokas ... Francis Carver
Ewen Leslie ... Crosbie Wells
Erik Thomson ... Dick Mannering
Callan Mulvey ... George Shepard
Benedict Hardie ... Alistair Lauderback
Richard Te Are ... Te Rau Tauwhare
Yoson An ... Sook Yongsheng
Edwin Wright ... Harbourmaster
Paolo Rotondo ... Aubert Gascoigne
Matthew Sunderland ... Joseph Pritchard
Matt Whelan ... Cowell Devlin
Charlie Corrigan Charlie Corrigan ... Graves


Anna Wetherell overhears a conversation between Francis Carver and Lydia Wells regarding her husband's gold find and it sounds as if they are plotting to steal it, a conversation she later relates to Crosbie Wells. She discovers that Lydia Wells lied about the hotel where she was to meet Staines and manages to locate the one he was actually staying in. When she arrives she finds he has already left for the goldfields so she sets about tracing him through an advert in the local paper. He responds in the next edition that he awaits to hear from her, but Lydia Wells burns the paper delivered to her house before Anna can see it. Meanwhile Emery Staines decides to take up Carver's offer of a Contract of Sponsorship in order to prospect for gold in Hokitika. Lydia spikes a flagon of alcohol with Laudinum before offering a glass to both Crosbie and Anna. As they fall into a stupor Lydia takes her husband's gold and begins to sew it into the hems of a dress. Written by EdinaJambo

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A great gothic tale
25 July 2020 | by garysleggSee all my reviews

Ignore the negative reviews complaining about a confusing plot, if you can follow a Christopher Nolan film you can follow this. There's a fantastic cast, it's brilliantly acted and the cinematography is amazing, creating a feeling of uncanniness. There should be more of this type of thing on tv

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24 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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