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Utopia: Episode 2

Jessica tells Ian, Becky, and Wilson the new reality that they have to face as fugitives. Meanwhile, Grant makes a new friend while dealing with the realities of his situation, and Michael reaps an unexpected benefit from having betrayed his superior and buying the flu vaccine from Corvadt.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Director: Marc Munden
Writer: Dennis Kelly (1)


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
James Fox
As Assistant
Recurring
Emilia Jones
As Alice (Alice Ward)
Recurring
Alistair Petrie
As Geoff
Recurring
Stephen Rea
As Letts (Conran Letts)
Recurring
Ruth Gemmell
As Jen (Jen Dugdale)
Recurring
Anna Madeley
As Anya (Anya Lutchenko)
Recurring
Paul Ready
As Lee (footage only)
Recurring
Mark Stobbart
As Bejan (footage only)
Recurring
Alan Williams
As The Tramp (Danny)
Recurring
Teresa Banham
As Alice's Mom
Recurring
Eleanor Matsuura
As Bev
Recurring
Lloyd Hutchinson
As William Kaye
David Sibley
As Jack Tate
Mark Carter (3)
As Old House Father
Diana Hardcastle
As CIA Woman
Main Cast
Adeel Akhtar
As Wilson Wilson
Fiona O'Shaughnessy
As Jessica Hyde
Paul Higgins
As Michael Dugdale
Oliver Woollford
As Grant Leetham

Recap

A tramp makes his way across the country and ends up outside a home. A man, Jack Tate, walks past the tramp, looks nervously at him for a moment, and then continues into the house. He removes a book of Utopia graphic novel sketches from a compartment and then then sends them off in a post box. Jack man then calmly walks out onto the motorway and a truck runs him over...

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Episode Quotes
Jessica: Ian, you won't be able to shoot me.
Ian: Yeah? Don't imagine I won't, Jess.
Jessica: No, really, you won't be able to shoot me. You've got the safety catch on. (Ian looks at it, Jessica yanks it away) They don't generally have safety catches. Except on telly.

(as Jessica steals a car)
Ian: Is this your car?
Jessica Hyde: You're so cute.

Jessica Hyde: Let me make this very clear. Your lives as you know them are over. What the next 48 hours are about is abandoning everything you know or thought you could rely on and adjusting to the new reality. If you can adjust you will live. If you can't. you will die.

Jessica Hyde: (to Ian) You look good. You should wear that color more often. (to Becky) You look shit. But in a good way.

Ian: He's on our side, isn't he?
Jessica Hyde: There are no sides. Just people who help you and people who don't.

Wilson: Bloody hell, you sound about 10.
Becky: Close. He's 11.
Wilson: What? Really? You said that you owned a Porsche and that your girlfriend was a super-model.
Grant: Yeah, I've got ambitions.



Cultural References
Alice: You strike me more as a Spider-Man type.

Spider-Man is Marvel Comic's premiere superhero, a teenager transformed by the bite of a radioactive spider.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDennis Kelly (1)
Executive ProducerDennis Kelly (1)  |  Karen Wilson  |  Jane Featherstone
ProducerRebekah Wray-Rogers
Production DesignerKristian Milsted
EditorLuke Dunkley
Line ProducerDavid Mason (1)
First Assistant DirectorNickie Sault
Second Assistant DirectorLaura Coggan-Hulmes
MusicCristobal Tapia De Veer
Costume DesignerMarianne Agertoft
GripChris McDonough
Location ManagerRichard Knight
Script SupervisorRhiannon Preece-Towey
Production CoordinatorLouisa Rawlins
Assistant EditorSimon Smith (1)
Post Production SupervisorShuna Frood
Re-Recording MixerRichard Davey
GafferJoe Macdonald
On-Line EditorOwen Hulme
Director of PhotographyOle Bratt Birkeland
Art DirectorJaney Levick
Script EditorGillian Clarke
Third Assistant DirectorMatt Jennings
Costume SupervisorIan W. Holmes
Production AccountantJason Potter (1)
Best BoyDanny Griffiths
Casting AssociateKevin Riddle
Unit ManagerNardia Hall
ColoristAidan Farrell
Assistant Costume DesignerKatarina Borosova
Focus PullerJason Walker
Casting DirectorJulie Harkin
Dialogue EditorDaniel Green (1)
Production BuyerStephen Craighill
Standby Art DirectorRuth Parker
Standby PropsRichard Barker  |  Tony Rooney
Props MasterJim Mate
Sound MaintenanceChinagwa Udenze
Dressing PropsKeiran Lennon  |  Phil Tyreman
Chief HairPeta Dunstall
Sound DesignerTim Barker (1)
Hair & Make Up ArtistHannah Edwards  |  Holly Lander
Hair & Make - Up DesignerEmma Scott (1)
Series PublicityAlex Wells
Based On An Original IdeaClare McDonald  |  Mark Aldridge (1)  |  Huw Kennair-Jones
 
Warning: Utopia season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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