Top of the Lake - China Girl: episode guide


Episode 2.04
UK: Thu, August 10, 2017
USA: tba
Aus: tba
Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee
Directed by Ariel Kleiman

There's a breakthrough in the case when Robin and Miranda visit the home of Brett, who reveals China Girl's identity as missing sex worker Cinnamon, who worked at Silk 41 — the brothel where Mary's boyfriend Puss lives.

On the evening of Mary's school Father & Daughter dance, Pyke is upstaged by the arrival of Puss, who has convinced Mary that he should be at her side at the dance — he is her "old man". His scandalous behaviour turns violent during a day at the beach, revealing to Robin just how dangerous he can be.

On the morning of Mary's 18th birthday, Puss's true plans for Mary are terrifyingly revealed. And Robin is the only person she feels she can turn to.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Lincoln Vickery as Brett
  • Lynne McGimpsey as Brett's Mum
  • Alice Englert as Mary
  • Liv Hewson as Michaela
  • Ewen Leslie as Pyke
  • Nicole Kidman as Julia
  • Di Adams as Shelly
  • Marg Downey as Isadore
  • Merlynn Tong as Caramel
  • Angjee Douangphoumy as Joy
  • Jenny Wu as Kiki
  • Linda Ngo as Sinn
  • David Dencik as Alexander 'Puss'
  • Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin
  • Elena Neill as Tattooist
  • Elaine Crombie as Bev
  • James O'Connell as Officer Sizzla
  • Ben Wood as Officer Badger
  • Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson
  • Clayton Jacobson as Adrian Butler
  • Deborah Jones as Deputy Principal
  • Kirin Callinan as Liam
  • Thien Huong Thi Nguyen as Cinnamon
  • Kim Gyngell as Bootie
  • Ling Cooper Tang as Dang
  • Michelle Ny as Mahlee
  • Sereena as Jade
  • Richard Green as Street Guy at Hospital
  • DG Maloney as Nurse
  • Helen Thomson as Felicity
  • Julian Garner as Mike
  • Cecilia Morrow as Hooker
  • Jack Godden as Pimp
  • Jerry Retford as Pimp
  • Robert Sharpe as Driver