‘Utopia Falls’ Episode 3: Babyl sees first non-violent protest as Bohdi gets ghosted for criticizing state
Episode 3 ‘99 Problems’ runs high on rebellion, as the participats of the Exemplar start to realize the power of Pop music
While the rest of the participants of the Exemplar are preparing themselves for Babyl’s biggest event, Bohdi (Akiel Julien) and Aliyah(Robyn Alomar) are busy understanding the ancient music culture they recently discovered in the depths of the woods.
Episode 3 of ‘Utopia Falls’ opens with Authority Phydra (Kate Drummond) preparing herself to interrogate Aliyah and Bodhi following their latest performance, which is being treated as a subversive activity. When Aliyah and Bohdi establish that they were only exercising their freedom of expression by rapping on a public platform, a ruthless Phydra shuns them saying their personal expression is fostering disharmony in society.
Bohdi, who has a leg to stand on, refuses to tell the Authority where he learned the art form, despite being threatened with elimination from the contest.
Much-agitated by the Authorities’ treatment of Bohdi, Aliyah decides to stage a protest at the academy. Although the other participants seem reluctant at first, they agree to join Aliyah’s protest drawing inspiration from non-violent movements which were widely practiced in the past.
But, Moore Times (Dwain Murphy) of Reform Sector, who has been a father figure to Bohdi leverages his knowledge about the breach in Babyl’s security for Bohdi’s release. Authority Z plays her cards smart and ends up arresting Times for his involvement in the black market despite releasing Bohdi.
Although Bohdi has been forgiven for his act, he expresses to Aliyah his desire to continue looking for the truth. The rest of the participants, who are aware of people from the Reform Sector being mistreated for their criminal past, join hands with Aliyah and Bohdi to unravel the greatest mystery that Babyl has kept hidden from its citizens.
Episode 3 ‘99 Problems’ runs high on rebellion, as the participants of Exemplar are starting to realize the power of pop music and the key role it could play in re-defining the values of Babyl, which has been for a long time well-protected from being “infected with independence and freedom”.
All the episodes of 'Utopia Falls' are available to watch on Hulu.