Utopia: episode guide

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A Fresh Start

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Episode 2.01
Wed, August 19, 2015 (ABC, 9:03)
779,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

It's a new year and Tony is determined to focus on big things. Unfortunately, small things get in the way. Meanwhile, Nat's attempts to assist a local community unleash a multi-billion dollar government initiative.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy

With: Jim Russell as Health Department Secretary, Louise Siversen as Linda, Jamie Robertson as Security Guard, Peter Rowley as Aged Care Secretary, Dinesh Mathew as Voice on the phone, Lorraine Hall as Calendar Aunty, Adrian Mulraney as TVC Voice Over

Shovels Ready

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Episode 2.02
Wed, August 26, 2015
738,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

After years of meticulous planning nothing can prevent a major tunnelling project getting started. Except Rhonda. Meanwhile, Nat makes the fatal mistake of asking HR for help.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Ella Hooper as herself, John Burgos as Translator, Anthony Parisella as Mr Hernandez, Greg Pandelidis as George, Nick Cain as Terry, Patrick Nicholls as Air Con Man, Darren Mort as Police Officer, Michael Norman as Archbishop

Keep Out — Public Property

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Episode 2.03
Wed, Sept 02, 2015
769,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony and his team are forced to justify why a new foreshore park now seems to have very little park. Nat is desperate for a parcel to arrive and the entire office gets caught up in Healthy Heart Week.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Louise Crawford as Simone, Sally McLean as Stacey, Danny McGinlay as Fast Post Attendant, Matty Morris as Voice over

Dot Dot Dot

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Episode 2.04
Wed, Sept 09, 2015
845,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

When the Government announces 'Education Nation' it is met with rapturous praise. Only one problem — no one knows what it is. Nat is tasked with handling a Freedom of Information request.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Anh Do as himself, Simon Mallory as Brian, Christopher Broadstock as Theo, Andrea Powell as Union Official, John McCullough as Principal, John Flaus as Voice over

Terminal Problems

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Episode 2.05
Wed, Sept 16, 2015
797,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

After months of working on a major new project Jim asks Tony for one small change. He wants the project killed. Rhonda nominates Nat to be keynote speaker at a conference.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Jason Geary as Kevin, Paul Cerhoeven as Lucas, Brenda Palmer as Group Member #1, Roger Neave as Group Member #2, Nicholas Gunn as Aiden, Rik Brown as Voice on phone, Eiiliot Cyngler as Waiter, Miranda Meates as Make Up Artist

Starting the Conversation

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Episode 2.06
Wed, Sept 23, 2015
903,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony refuses to be drawn into a planning dispute. Meanwhile, Rhonda is keen to raise the NBA's level of online engagement, leading to social media mayhem.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy

With: Colin Lane as Ollie, Steen Raskopoulos as Ethan, Shannon Bennett as himself

Reporting for Duty

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Episode 2.07
Wed, Sept 30, 2015
866,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

When the business case for a new cross-city tunnel proves hopeless there is only one thing to do — find another business case. Nat is determined to sack an inept worker and Amy completes a barista course.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Heidi Valkenburg as Angela, Neil Melville as Ken, Patrick Harvey as Adam, Elliot Cyngler as Waiter, Damian Oehme as John, Craig Willis as Employee, Lee Simon as Voice over

Summit Attempt

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Episode 2.08
Wed, Oct 07, 2015
756,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony's attempt at a holiday is derailed by the arrival of a new minister, a wifi upgrade and Rhonda. Plans for an infrastructure conference become complicated when Karsten gets involved.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Luke McGregor as Hugh, Michelle Lim Davidson as Amy, Toby Truslove as Karsten

With: Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Steve Carroll as Senator, Luke D'Emanuele as Press Photographer, Jody Lee Harris as Receptionist, Joanna Lemin as Masseuse, Genevieve Brock as Staff Member, Louise Sundvall as Scuba Instructor