Utopia (2013–2014)
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Episode #1.5 

The gang's attempt to disrupt The Network's plans backfires leaving one of them in danger. Arby's confession to Jessica has damaging repercussions while Becky is left with an impossible choice.

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Jessica obtains the manuscript from Arby after he has told her they are siblings and Dugdale and his wife successfully get Anya released on condition she sells them her baby. Becky makes a call to her drug dealer Donaldson, who promises a limitless supply if she can find him the manuscript. Letts is not Mr Rabbit but explains that the Network's plan is to flood the market with the chemicals to curtail over-population and Becky and Ian are appalled that Wilson approves the idea. Wilson in fact releases Letts whilst the others are out but Letts is killed by his assistant and Geoff on his return to Corvadt. Having shown Milner samples of the vaccine taken from Letts Ian, Alice and Grant take them to Dugdale, but he betrays them by calling the police and Grant is arrested. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Arby and Jessica are about to retrieve the manuscript from the old Network building, the shadow of a member of the crew falls on Arby's jacket as he goes around the car. See more »

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Letts: Janus effects 90 to 95% of the population, leaving only one in twenty fertile. We predict population will plateau at 500 million in just under a hundred years. By then, normal breeding rates should resume, but on a planet that will feel empty.
Ian: You're fucking insane!
Letts: To do nothing is insane. You accuse us of being genocidal? Not acting is genocide. Where do you think your food comes from, Ian? A third of the world's farmland is now useless due to soil degradation. Yet we keep producing more ...
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17 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the series approaches its conclusion we finally learn what the grand conspiracy is all about; fearing torture Letts explains that the Russian Flu vaccine is actually designed to sterilise ninety to ninety five percent of the population. The Network believes that the only way for humanity to survive is to drastically reduce the ever increasing population! Becky and Ian are horrified but Wilson sees some logic in the idea. Ian and Becky then take the vaccine to Milner but aren't sure about whether or not she can be trusted. While this is going on Jessica and Arby are heading to retrieve the manuscript and Dugdale is trying to make a deal that will get him and his family out of danger permanently.

This, the penultimate episode, provided some important answers without letting us know who exactly we could trust; even the protagonists could end up working for the bad guys due to various pressures they are under. The cast continue to perform well and the director has filmed the action in a way that gives everything a slightly unreal look; this nicely heightens the sense that things aren't what they should be. The only real disappointment is knowing that there is only one episode left!


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