New Zealand detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth), recovering from a car crash that killed her husband, attempts to investigate a case. But she is plagued by troubling lapses in her memory of the traumatic event. Searching for answers, she works to connect the fragments of her own life and begins to understand that justice isn’t always right…and not all crimes are wrong. This gripping psychological mystery is a “tense, swirling foreign crime show” (The New York Times).
1. NATHAN Part 1
While recovering from a car crash that killed her husband, DSS Jess Savage learns that Nathan, a young boy who has been missing for 5 years, has suddenly turned up alive
2. NATHAN Part 2
Jess and her partner, Detective Sergeant Justin Harding, search for a girl who may have been held captive with Nathan.
3. BODY OF WATER Part 1
A man approaches Jess demanding she help find his daughter, Chelsea, who has been missing for three weeks, after joining a group for backpackers.
4. BODY OF WATER Part 2
The body of a young woman is found washed up by the bay, but it’s not clear if she is Chelsea. Jess confronts her daughter, Ruby, about her pregnancy.
5. SECRETS Part 1
When an ex-cop friend, Doug, calls Jess for help in the middle of the night, she walks in on a crime scene: Doug has shot and killed a local Māori man during a break-in
Abduction Part 1
Family life is shattered when Spencer Marris is abducted from his idyllic home on Waiheke Island. Jess gets a call from her dead husband, Alex.
Abduction Part 2
Sex or money? Jess learns more of Spencer’s background and the compromises his wife had made in the marriage. Jess’s blackmailer pays a visit.
Te Ao Uenuku Part 1
When a child’s skeleton is dug up on a dope plantation, suspicion is cast on the local Maori community and nearby commune dwellers. Harding has difficulty separating the investigation from his own memories of foster care.
Te Ao Uenuku Part 2
Jess’s relationship with the commune founders makes the investigation complex. The blackmailer loses patience with Jess and Harding catches her in a compromising position.
Immigration Part 1
A stabbing at a building site inevitably throws immigrant workers under suspicion. Harding comes up with a plan to turn the tables on Jess’s blackmailer.
Immigration Part 2
A death puts Sarah Scully in the spotlight and Jess tries to figure out what Ruby’s role was. To her horror, Jess discovers who her blackmailer is.
Inheritance Part 1
Denise’s defence of her girlfriend Valerie from a frenzied attack has devastating results. A local vineyard hides a dark secret. Jess accuses Ruby’s friends of hiding the truth.