History Series / TopOfTheLake

12th Sep '17 3:03:31 PM LondonKdS
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* KarmaHoudini: The second season reveals that [[spoiler:Al got off in exchange for testifying against the other members of the paedophile ring he ran.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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The second season reveals that [[spoiler:Al got off in exchange for testifying against the other members of the paedophile ring he ran.ran, although he was paralysed when Robin shot him.]]
** Also in the second season, [[spoiler:Puss gets off scot-free for his vile abuse of Mary and general arseholishness.
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:In the second series it turns out that both suspicious deaths were probably suicide, Puss runs off to Thailand with all the pregnant women, apparently having planned to do so from the start and keep the money, and the cops are left with only a couple of small fry to deal with.]]
9th Sep '17 5:49:34 PM jameygamer
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* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Robin.]]

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* %%* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Robin.]]
9th Sep '17 5:47:31 PM jameygamer
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* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard]]: [[spoiler:Robin.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicBastard]]: HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Robin.]]
29th Aug '17 2:41:55 AM LondonKdS
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In 2017 a second season, subtitled ''Top of the Lake: China Girl'', was released. This season has Robin, still suffering the emotional wounds of the Lake Top case, working for the Sydney police force and investigating the death of a woman whose body washed up on Bondi Beach inside a suitcase.

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In 2017 a second season, subtitled ''Top of the Lake: China Girl'', was released. This season has Robin, still suffering the emotional wounds of the Lake Top case, working for the Sydney police force and investigating the death of a woman whose body washed up on Bondi Beach inside a suitcase.
suitcase, while attempting to build a relationship with the teenage daughter she gave up as a baby for adoption.
30th Jul '17 3:42:13 PM LondonKdS
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In 2017 a second season of the show was released, with Robin investigating a new case in Sydney, Australia.

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In 2017 a second season, subtitled ''Top of the Lake: China Girl'', was released. This season has Robin, still suffering the emotional wounds of the show was released, with Robin Lake Top case, working for the Sydney police force and investigating the death of a new case in Sydney, Australia.
woman whose body washed up on Bondi Beach inside a suitcase.


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* AscendedFridgeHorror: People on the YMMV page speculated that [[spoiler:Al probably raped Robin during her blackout in the fourth episode of the first season. In the first episode of the second season, there's a line of dialogue that confirms that she thinks he did.]]


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* KarmaHoudini: The second season reveals that [[spoiler:Al got off in exchange for testifying against the other members of the paedophile ring he ran.]]
6th Jul '17 12:17:39 PM KneadToKnow
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* FamilyThemeNaming: Matt's sons names are Mark, Luke, and Johnno.

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* FamilyThemeNaming: Matt's sons names The male Mitchams are named Matt (presumably short for Matthew), Mark, Luke, and Johnno.Johnno (presumably long for John).
5th Jul '17 4:20:29 AM KneadToKnow
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* FamilyThemeNaming: Matt's sons names are Mark, Luke, and Johnno.
23rd May '17 4:45:27 PM Geoduck
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It was announced on October 16, 2014 that it has been renewed for a second season.

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It was announced on October 16, 2014 that it has been renewed for In 2017 a second season.
season of the show was released, with Robin investigating a new case in Sydney, Australia.
29th Mar '16 2:18:14 PM AnCeithreMarcach
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Peter Mullan barely seems to be trying to hide his native Glaswegian accent, particularly when he yells and swears at his sons near the end.



* ParentalIncest: May, possibly, have occurred between Matt and Tui.

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* ParentalIncest: May, possibly, have Robin suspects this occurred between Matt and Tui.



* RapeAsBackstory: Robin was a victim of a gang rape, leading her to think that Tui's "no one" means that she wasn't raped by ''one'' man, but multiple men. Al points out that her history is coloring her judgement. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's the head of a sex ring where wealthy businessmen drug and rape kids, so Robin might be right even though Tui wouldn't know it, and Al is deliberately misleading her.]]

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* RapeAsBackstory: Robin was a victim of a gang rape, leading her to think that Tui's "no one" means that she wasn't raped by ''one'' man, but multiple men. Al points out that her history is coloring her judgement. [[spoiler:Turns out that he's the head of a sex ring where wealthy businessmen drug and rape kids, so Robin might be is right even though for the wrong reasons: Tui wouldn't genuinely doesn't know it, she was raped, and Al is deliberately misleading her.]]



** The show also doesn't completely resolve [[spoiler:who the father of Tui's baby was. Tui doesn't remember who it was and while Al claims it was Matt, he isn't a reliable source seeing as there's also a lot of evidence pointing to him or one of his "clients".]]

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** The show also doesn't completely resolve [[spoiler:who the father of Tui's baby was. Tui doesn't remember who it was and while Al claims it was Matt, he isn't a reliable source seeing as there's also a lot of evidence pointing almost certainly doctored the test results to him or one of cover up his "clients".paedophile ring.]]



* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler:Robin and Johnno, seeing as Robin is Matt's daughter. Disturbingly, she's very keen to continue the relationship even after she discovers this. It's subverted later, though, with the reveal that Johnno isn't actually Matt's son.]]

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* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler:Robin and Johnno, seeing as Robin is Matt's daughter. Disturbingly, she's very keen to continue the relationship even after she discovers this. It's subverted later, though, with the reveal that Johnno isn't actually Matt's son.]]



* TeenPregnancy: Tui. Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:Al is the leader of a paedophile ring, and may very well have lied about Tui's baby's parentage. Also, Matt is Robin's father but ''not'' Johnno's.]]

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* TeenPregnancy: Tui. Deconstructed in that she has a regular 12-year-old's opinion to children; she's disinterested and even disgusted in the ultrasound, and when Noah's born, she'd rather play with her friends and doesn't understand why he's crying, wishing that he'd shut up. GJ has to tell her to get her act together in the last scene of the show.
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* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:Al is the leader of a paedophile ring, and may very well have almost certainly lied about Tui's baby's parentage. Also, Matt is Robin's father but ''not'' Johnno's.]]



* WhosYourDaddy: A big plot point is trying to figure out who the father of Tui's baby is; when Robin asks her who impregnated her, she writes down "no one." [[spoiler:Turns out she really ''doesn't'' know; she admits that she doesn't know how it happened and it was most likely drugged at the time. Al says that Matt's the father, but that may or may not be him covering up for his sex ring.]]

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* WhosYourDaddy: A big plot point is trying to figure out who the father of Tui's baby is; when Robin asks her who impregnated her, she writes down "no one." [[spoiler:Turns out she really ''doesn't'' know; she admits that she doesn't know how it happened and it was most likely drugged at the time. Al says that Matt's the father, but that may or may not be that's almost certainly just him covering up for his sex ring.]]
23rd Dec '15 2:14:51 AM LondonKdS
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* SuicideBySea: The series begins with Tui being rescued from an attempt to drown herself in the lake.
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