Utopia (2013–2014)
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Episode #1.4 

Hidden away in a derelict manor house, the group attempt to decipher the secret meaning of the manuscript. But will uncovering the identity of Mr Rabbit really allow them to return to their former lives?


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...
Oliver Woollford ...
Ruth Gemmell ...


Dugdale withholds part of the evidence he took from the army camp and learns from professor Donaldson it is part of a germ warfare process but his attempts to blackmail the Network into releasing Anya backfire when Geoff shows Jen, Dugdale's wife, a tape of her husband having sex with Anya. Arby learns from reading the manuscript that as a boy he was tortured and brain-washed into becoming an assassin and seeks out Jessica, who is in turn looking for him. The others work out from Grant's memory and the manuscript portion Jessica held back that global food company Pergus appear to be involved in the spreading of the Janus disease in their products and linking up with Corvadt, who will market an antidote which only saves certain racial types. They believe that the Pergus boss Lane Monroe is Mr Rabbit and break into his flat but Alice, seriously affected by her mother's murder, shoots and kills him. However Letts, the Corvadt head, arrives and they take him hostage. Written by don @ minifie-1

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If you dial the police hot-line number in the background when Grant's mother is making the Police appeal, you get a voice-mail message from the police that is cut short and Interupted by Arby asking "Where is Jessica Hyde" See more »


Donaldson: All I know, in the next few weeks I was embroiled in a sex scandal. Professor Pervert, addicted to coke and prostitutes!
Michael Dugdale: Did they just set you up?
Donaldson: Yeah... well... no, I do like cocaine and prostitutes, but they didn't have to tell anyone.
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References Spider-Man 2 (2004) See more »

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Looking for the manuscript
6 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode follows on from the previous one as Wilson, Becky and Ian help escape with Grant and Alice after the murder of Alice's mother. Alice is understandably very distressed and Wilson thinks they should just leave her somewhere safe; the others disagree, claiming there is nowhere safe. They eventually find somewhere to hide out. Here we learn that Grant has kept some pages of the manuscript but Jessica has told him to keep them hidden from everybody else; he has also copied several other pages; they don't identify the mysterious 'Mr Rabbit' but they do hold clues to what The Network might be doing. Elsewhere Dugdale has the sample he acquired on Fetlar analysed and discovers that there was no sign of Russian Flu; the man had been poisoned.

This episode was less violent then previous instalments, excluding a shooting that also featured at the end of the previous episode; that didn't mean there wasn't a feeling that violence could happen at times; and sometimes that can be just as disturbing. I'm pleased that the writers are gradually answering some of the questions that have been raised while still keeping the central mystery going. The most interesting revelation concerned Arby who learnt about himself in the manuscript then confronts Letts and learns more; this was a fine scene where Neil Maskell and Stephen Rea do fine jobs. With only two episodes to go I'm confident that it will manage to end well.. for the viewer if not for all the characters.

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