The episode began with another flashback 500 years in the future from now. A ruler with psychokinetic powers ascended to the throne and began punishing people by killing them. The majority of the episode is spent in a competition, to roll a ball into a hole, among the students of Unified Class. In the last third of the episode the protagonists save a strange creature, called "monster rat", from drowning. Apparently, these creatures are not trustworthy and are not allowed to be near children without power.
Episode 2 of From the New World felt tedious with the ball competition. But once again, the creators did a good job by further peeking our curiosity with the flashback, unanswered questions, and the narration by an apparently grown up Saki. I continue to be highly interested in this series, and I wait anxiously to find the answers to the questions surrounding this mysterious world. This episode was good but only gets a 8 out of 10.