The Luminaries (2020– )

The Other Half 

In 1865, Anna and Emery have a disastrous reunion in Hokitika. Emery learns about Carver's past and Quee makes a rewarding discovery. In 1866, hope is fading for Anna - in desperation she takes matters into her own hands.


Claire McCarthy


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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
Emma Sloman Emma Sloman ... Opera Singer
Byron Coll Byron Coll ... Charlie Frost
Joel Tobeck ... Benjamin Lowenthal
Erroll Shand ... Harald Nilssen
Kieran Charnock ... Edgar Clinch


Emery Staines finds out that Anna Wetherell is in Hokitika working as a prostitute in a brothel, but his attempts to see her are thwarted by the owner. Whilst Anna is lying unconscious in a drug induced stupor Quee Long discovers gold sewn into the hems of the dress she is wearing and tries to pass it off as his own at the assay office, where its validity is in question. Staines has a violent confrontation with Francis Carver who is determined to know the whereabouts of Crosbie Wells. Written by EdinaJambo

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As Anna buries something under a tree, the grass is Kikuyu, an African species that wasn't introduced into NZ until 60 years later. See more »

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