'Utopia Falls' Episode 2: Bohdi uncovers his calling through pop music while Aliyah digs deeper into her past
Although Episode 2 teases us with numerous possibilities we might get to witness as the series progresses, it doesn't offer anything out of the box in terms of the musical aspect
In the first episode of Hulu's latest sci-fi musical 'Utopia Falls', we were introduced to Aliyah (Robyn Alomar) and Bohdi (Akiel Julien) among other contestants chosen for the annual Exemplar.
Despite bickering a lot over their opinion of one another, the duo is brought closer by pop music, which is an ancient culture in the distant future, whose remains are safely hidden in a library in the woods.
On their way out, Aaliya stumbles upon 'Classic Children's Tale' which triggers something within her as she shares with Bohdi a vague memory of having seen it before. However, her father doesn't look too pleased to be confronted with the past, which comes across as unsettling for Aliyah.
Meanwhile, Bohdi is forced to perform the Reform with Mags (Mickeey Nguyen) to honor their sector. However, when he takes to the stage, he leaves the crowd surprised with his rapping skills, which is as intriguing as alien to the citizens of Babyl.
He also takes dig at social norms with his strong choice of words, which serves as a defining moment in the latest episode, by shedding light on the power of music.
The authorities later inform the participants that there will be another demonstration before their public performance and are given the option to collaborate with their fellow contestants. The participants need to be better than ever to be able to see themselves in Exemplar.
Aliyah and Bohdi use everything they learned from the archives in the library to put up a performance that leaves the audience awe-struck.
On meeting with one of the specialists from her sector, Aliyah learns that her mother had set the lock to the library which only she can open as they share a common DNA, which has been pre-registered in the system.
Although Episode 2 teases us with numerous possibilities we might get to witness as the series progresses, it doesn't offer anything out of the box in terms of the musical aspect. The songs in the distant music are tweaked versions of pop music that we hear today.
Perhaps, the series may have saved the best for later. All the episodes of 'Utopia Falls' are available to stream on Hulu.