Top of the Lake - China Girl: episode guide

The Loved One

Episode 2.02
UK: Thu, August 03, 2017
USA: tba
Aus: tba
Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee
Directed by Ariel Kleiman

Robin and Miranda continue their murder investigation, with pathologist Ray (Geoff Morrell) conducting an autopsy that will reveal more than expected about the young woman he case-names 'China Girl'. Realising that the young woman was a sex worker, Robin enquires into a series of brothels in Sydney, unaware that one of these brothels is home to Puss, the boyfriend of her daughter Mary.

Longing to make contact with Mary, Robin contacts her adoptive parents, Julia and Pyke, who agree to a meeting. Robin and Julia immediately clash, but Pyke agrees to put Robin in touch with Mary — and for the first time ever, Robin is set to meet the daughter she gave up for adoption

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin
  • Mark Leonard Winter as Johnno
  • Marny Kennedy as German Girl
  • Kai Mewburn as Adam
  • Dra McKay as Delia
  • Jacqueline Joe as Tui
  • Maria Walker as Sara
  • Tammy Davis as Constable Howe
  • Kip Chapman as Luke
  • Sylvia Rands as Marriage Celebrant
  • Cohen Holloway as Laketop Mike
  • Byron Coll as Penguin
  • Ben Wood as Officer Badger
  • James O'Connell as Officer Sizzla
  • Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson
  • Adam Zwar as Carson
  • Christiaan van Vuuren as Stally
  • Geoff Morrell as Ray - Pathologist
  • Jake Paul Green as Bernard
  • Sumit Singh as Mo
  • Clayton Jacobson as Adrian Butler
  • Elaine Crombie as Bev
  • Josh Brook as Commander [Edward MacMillan]
  • Alice Englert as Mary
  • Arka Das as Karnick
  • Felix Jozeps as Fleet
  • Lincoln Vickery as Brett
  • Heath Franklin as North
  • Yianni Warnock as Neeson
  • Lawrence Leung as Nate
  • Victoria Abbott as Kirsty
  • Angjee Douangphoumy as Joy
  • Michelle Ny as Mahlee
  • Ling Cooper Tang as Dang
  • Sereena as Jade
  • Sukhraj Deepak as Dr Chatterjee
  • Merlynn Tong as Caramel
  • Linda Ngo as Sinn
  • David Dencik as Alexander "Puss"
  • Heather Marsh as Buzz Cut Hair Lady
  • Crystal Waters as Tattoo Lady
  • Michelle Lim Davidson as Linda
  • Kim Chuvitsakullert as Kimmie
  • Jenny Wu as Kiki
  • Nicole Kidman as Julia
  • Ewen Leslie as Pyke
  • Kirin Callinan as Liam
  • Roberta Meza Mont as Andy