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The Best Episodes of Top of the Lake

Every episode of Top of the Lake ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Top of the Lake!

A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:SundanceTV

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The best episode of "Top of the Lake" is "No Goodbyes Thanks", rated 7.8/10 from 845 user votes. It was directed by Garth Davis, Jane Campion and written by Jane Campion, Gerard Lee. "No Goodbyes Thanks" aired on 4/15/2013 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Top of the Lake".

  • No Goodbyes Thanks
    7.8/10 845 votes

    #1 - No Goodbyes Thanks

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-04-15

    With fresh intelligence on where Tui’s hiding, Matt launches a full-scale search party. Before Robin can intervene, tragedy strikes.

    Director: Garth Davis, Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Top of the Lake
    7.7/10 803 votes

    #2 - Top of the Lake

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-04-15

    Tui is about to give birth. Matt reveals a secret that almost destroys Robin. The investigation reaches its shocking conclusion.

    Director: Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • A Rainbow Above Us
    7.5/10 842 votes

    #3 - A Rainbow Above Us

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-04-01

    A violent indiscretion sees Robin thrown off the case but she cannot let go. Her passionate affair with Johnno, Tui's half-brother, intensifies and complicates.

    Director: Garth Davis, Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • The Dark Creator
    7.5/10 815 votes

    #4 - The Dark Creator

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-04-08

    Robin is back on the case, whilst Matt gathers troops to hunt his daughter down. Tui's friends trek deep into the mountains to celebrate her birthday, with tragic consequences.

    Director: Garth Davis, Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • The Loved One
    7.5/10 651 votes

    #5 - The Loved One

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-03

    Armed with the fact that China Girl was pregnant, Robin launches into the investigation, including inside Sydney's sex industry. The meeting with her daughter's parents veers off the rails and puts contacting Mary at risk.

    Director: Ariel Kleiman

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Surrogate
    7.5/10 619 votes

    #6 - Surrogate

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-08-10

    Robin is galvanised by her theory that China Girl is a surrogate and ignores the threat of Al Parker’s imminent case against her. Mary accuses Robin of being manipulated by Pyke and Julia into believing Alexander is dangerous.

    Director: Ariel Kleiman

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Birthday
    7.5/10 602 votes

    #7 - Birthday

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-08-17

    There's a breakthrough in the case when Robin interviews Silk 41 regular Brett who suspects that China Girl is his ‘Girlfriend Experience’. Puss tests Mary’s love with a surprise for her 18th birthday celebration.

    Director: Ariel Kleiman

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • The Edge of the Universe
    7.4/10 877 votes

    #8 - The Edge of the Universe

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-03-25

    Robin makes a breakthrough in her investigation, but Al warns that her own dark past is colouring her judgement.

    Director: Garth Davis

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Who's Your Daddy?
    7.4/10 592 votes

    #9 - Who's Your Daddy?

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-08-24

    Robin finds a surprising love, but as Puss puts another arm of his audacious plan in place and suspicion grows around Silk 41, her fears for Mary escalate. Then Miranda drops a bombshell that brings her closer to the dead girl.

    Director: Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Paradise Sold
    7.3/10 1,132 votes

    #10 - Paradise Sold

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-03-18

    In a breathtaking but remote mountain town in South Island, New Zealand, a twelve year-old girl named Tui is discovered to be pregnant. Local police enlist help from Detective Robin Griffin, a child protection specialist who has recently returned to the area to care for her mother.

    Director: Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • Searchers Search
    7.3/10 952 votes

    #11 - Searchers Search

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-03-18

    As Tui's disappearance remains unsolved, fear for her survival increases, while her father solicits help, Robin has a run-in with the girl's half-brother and a perverted local.

    Director: Garth Davis, Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • The Battle of the Mothers
    7.2/10 629 votes

    #12 - The Battle of the Mothers

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-08-31

    Robin and Pyke are desperate to find out if hostage Mary is alive, while Adrian struggles to make sense of the crime scene at Silk 41. As dawn breaks, the gunman is on the loose in Bondi and the beach is about to be flooded with people.

    Director: Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

  • China Girl
    7.1/10 1,267 votes

    #13 - China Girl

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-07-27

    Detective Robin Griffin is newly back in Sydney, haunted by the baby she had as a teenager and partnered with an eager new recruit, Miranda. When a body in a suitcase washes up on Bondi Beach, Robin is determined to take the case.

    Director: Jane Campion

    Writer: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee