Summary: Tui is a twelve year-old pregnant girl, she attempts to commit suicide by drowning in a freezing New Zealand lake. She fails and is now questioned by detective Robin Griffin, shortly after that, she disappears and the detective finds out that the city where she lived is filled with secrets.
Network: Sundance Channel
Run time: 45 minutes
Creator: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Main Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, Skye Wansey, Geneviève Lemon, Robyn Malcolm, Holly Hunter
Season 1 Recap
Lui tries to commit suicide in the mountains lake in south New Zealand. Her father, Matt is a gang leader, detective Robin starts investigating, she has her own history with the lake.
Tui is nowhere to be found, her father is not concerned with her disappearance, he claims that she is hiding and perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Robin demands DNA testing for everyone in the city in order to determine who is the father, the detective suspects a kidnapping, she visits her first suspect. It is revealed that Matt has a partnership with Robin’s boss.
Lui is still missing, Robin is lead to Paradise, her interview gives her little information. Robin gets her search warrant for Matt. Matt introduces Anita to his mother.
While on a dinner with Al, Robin finds out that everyone knows about her secret, she was raped as a teen, she drinks too much and stays for the night. Matt mistreats Anita, he goes back to Paradise. Wolfgang didn’t kidnapp Lui, that is what the evidence claims, the weather gets colder and colder and Lui is still missing.
Al makes a proposal to Robin, he also brings her back to the force. Robin’s mother asks her for a promise on her deathbed. Robin’s mother visits GJ, meanwhile Johnno calls on one of Robin’s rapists.
Tui, Jamie, and their friends have a sleepover. Robin talks to a woman who worked for Matt with the hope of a testimonial against him. Jamie’s mother is also questioned by Robin. Robin and Johnno get back together, Al tells Robin that Matt wants to give her important evidence.
Matt gives Robin some interesting facts over the phone, after a night of heavy drinking, Robin is taken off the case. A helicopter searches the woods by the lake, DNA test results are in, and Robin follows a hunch.