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Fast-paced and full of angst-ridden fun, this British drama may be based on teenage characters and aimed at a teenage audience, but its content is strictly adult. Watch as eleven teens struggle with highly-charged issues of race, religion, sexuality, drugs, and food disorders. With a solid set of good actors, expect the drama to consist of a lot of well-played emotional ups and downs.

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Episode Description

1

Secret Party Special

A special 10 minute episode. Follow the clown, find the party. Don't tell.

2

Unseen Skins S1: I Mostly Do

Shortly after Cassie returned from the clinic, she meets up with Michelle. There, Michelle offers Cassie a spliff, but she informs Michelle that she doesn't smoke any more because she no longer does anything that makes her hungry. Then, whilst Cassie and Michelle are walking, Michelle asks Cassie to do a favour. Cassie, without knowing what the favour is, agrees to it. Michelle then tells Cassie that Sid is in love with her and the she really needs Cassie to shag Sid. They then walk in to a wedding clothes shop. Where Cassie suggests that they try on the clothes; Cassie being Tony and Michelle herself. At which point the shopkeeper arrives and asks them to leave. Cassie tell the shopkeeper that Michelle is pregnant and that her man has chosen to do the right thing in marrying her. Cassie then tells Michelle to faint, and for the shopkeeper to fetch some water. She does this to get rid of the shopkeeper and so that they can try on the wedding clothes. They then run out, to the sound of wedding bells, where Michelle complains that they are "the most visible fugitives ever". To which Cassie replies that the shopkeeper was a nasty person and that her New Year's resolution is that "nasty people don't count" and that she is a new person. Michelle tells Cassie that she missed her, saying, "I love you, you know?" to which Cassie responds, "Yeah, I mostly do."

3

Unseen Skins S1: Careers Advice

The Careers Advisor tries to find the key to unlock Chris, Jal and Sid's ideal job, with limited success.

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Unseen Skins S1: Shoot 'Em Up Bang Bang Props to the Hood

The episode opens with a screen that states that Ace and Lynton are attempting to get a DJ to play their music. It is written twice, once above in Ebonics and below in "proper" English. Ace and Lyton are having a conversation in some form of Ebonics with subtitles in "proper English". They mention a plan to see Stuart Elmore, a DJ with a lot of connections. They then mention that, when they arrive at the station, they need to be talking "proper English". When they arrive at the station, they starting in "proper English", there are now, Ebonics subtitles. Ace then asks Lynton to show the receptionist the mix tapes that he is carrying. Lynton tells Ace that the bag contains a pineapple. They once again mention their motto - "Bang bang shoot em up, props to the hood" (subtitled in Latin), and the receptionist responds with Ebonics and says, "Papoose, he is truly shower". They then offer to perform a demo, which they do. The receptionist says that they are good and then tries to get them on air. She sends them up, where they perform a very long intro to the rap. They then start the rap, but they are cut and thrown out because of the use of a swear word. Afterwards, the receptionist expresses sympathy with them outside, and they sign Lyton's hat and give it to her.

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Unseen Skins S1: A Friend in Need

Cassie walks up to another student and asks him for his top, explaining that it's not for her it's for a friend. Anwar bets Maxxie £5 that she won't get it, Maxxie takes up the bet. She eventually does. She then tries to get his jeans, but he overhears and runs off. Then George walks along, Michelle tries to get his jeans. Maxxie bets £10 that she can't, which Anwar takes up. George decides not to. Maxxie says, "Double or quits" to if he can get George's jeans. George gives up his jeans and then Maxxie kisses George, and to the realization that George is also gay, Anwar exclaims, "The whole fucking world is gay". The rest of the scenes are from the episode.

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Unseen Skins S1: Careers Advice II

Initially, the careers adviser is working on her own application form. She calls Sid for help, but he isn't there. Anwar enters the careers office in a ninja costume. The careers adviser shrugs her shoulder and Anwar asks is it because "a brown man can't be a ninja?" He then performs a routine with nunchucks. The careers adviser is impressed; Anwar asks which gang he can be a part of. The careers adviser tells him that she can't help. Tony's questionnaire says that he can be anything that he wants to be. The careers adviser asks what he wants to be, to which he replies "Elvis". The careers adviser says that she "just wanted to make a difference". Tony asks her if she is "more of a Beatles fan", leaving by calling her a "hippie". Michelle then enters, at which point the careers adviser is under the desk. Michelle’s questionnaire says that she is very good at languages. They then start talking in French. The careers adviser shows prospectuses and Michelle tells her that she wants to go to a university that is far, far away, to which the careers adviser suggests The University of Strathclyde (which in fact does not have a specific Languages course). It instead runs individual language courses.

7

Unseen Skins S1: To Russia With Love...

The gang without Chris are at a pub, where they discuss how much money they have raised to get Chris to go on the trip to Russia. Chris comes in a fish costume, Tony explains that he needs £700 to go to Russia, and since he had brought nothing to the funds that all they had was under £30. Chris explains that he needs to go because Angie will be there. Anwar tells the gang that porn star Cathy Barry is in the bar. Maxxie goes up to talk to Cathy to ask which one of the gang she likes. Maxxie returns, saying that she liked Chris. Chris shares a bed with Cathy where he spends a vast amount of time prodding her breasts. Chris tells her that he's in love with Angie and that he feels that he's being unfaithful. Chris explains that he wanted to go to Russia in the hope that a love between him and Angie would start, and that he needs £700 to go to Russia. Cathy offers a cheque for the trip.

8

Unseen Skins S1: The Cat & the Duck

Michelle and Jal are in a bar, drinking shots, whilst they are deciding which of their friends is like each of the animal models bought by Michelle's stepfather, Malcolm. Jal is the duck, and Michelle is a cat. They also decide that Anwar is the sausage dog, Sid is the frog, and Tony, is not one of the models, but actually ice - "Cold and Transparent".

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Unseen Skins S1: Pop

Effy directly addresses the camera, talking of a girl, who for her whole life drank lemonade and became dependent upon it. Her parents appeased her, to the extent that they ignored her brother who was "a bit stupid". In order for her to rescue him from starvation, the girl drinks all the lemonade in her bowl, and farts that it propels her to escape.

10

Unseen Skins S1: Bye

Cassie and her friend from the therapy centre discuss all the things she will miss, including Sid.

11

Video Diary S1: Jal's Video Diary

Jal wants to show off her chihuahua.

12

Video Diary S1: Chris's Video Diary

Can Chris wear 72 socks?

13

Video Diary S1: Abigail's Video Diary

Abigail hopes the the people of 2107 are jolly well.

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Video Diary S1: Effy's Video Diary

It's dark in Tony's sister's head. Very dark.

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Video Diary S1: Maxxie's Video Diary

Maxxie has heard a lot about this interweb thing, and has something very exciting to show you lucky people.

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Video Diary S1: Michelle's Video Diary

Michelle explains all about clothes for every occasion.

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Video Diary S1: Posh Kenneth's Video Diary

"I hope you're getting on awfully well. We do not speak of grandmother's bunions."

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Video Diary S1: Tony's Video Diary

Tony takes you on a tour of Bristol.

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Video Diary S1: Sid's Video Diary

Sid heads into final battle with the Danish warlord Wallothet.

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Video Diary S1: Anwar's Video Diary

It's not just about the fresh clothes and loads of money.

21

Video Diary S1: Cassie's Video Diary

Cassie's therapy video. She likes things that she likes, but she loves everything.

22

The Lost Weeks: Effy's Video Diary

Tony's sister recorded this in his room when he was in a coma.

23

The Lost Weeks: Skins Christmas Special

Seasonal greetings from the Skins gang.

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The Lost Weeks: Michelle's Video Diary

"Black is such a slimming colour."

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The Lost Weeks: Sid's Message to Tony

A very special message from Sid to Tony.

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The Lost Weeks: Cassie Hearts Sid

Cassie posts Sid a message from Scotland.

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The Lost Weeks: Posh Kenneth Has a Secret

"Kenneth has an ode for Jal."

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The Lost Weeks: Sid's Bedside Vigil

Sid visits his best mate Tony.

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The Lost Weeks: Anwar's Video Diary

Anwar's in love. His video diary boldly goes into detail.

30

The Lost Weeks: Chris' Message to Angie

Chris wants to show how much he misses Angie, and cares for the Data Protection Act.

31

Unseen Skins S2: Abigail's Video Diary

Abigail sends Tony a message, and makes some rather elaborate claims.

32

Unseen Skins S2: Auditions

Everyone wants to be in the college musical, though nobody's quite sure what it's about. The actress Aimee-Ffion Edwards appears in a non speaking role, presumably as Sketch.

33

Unseen Skins S2: Michelle's Dating Video

This video features Michelle making a video for a dating website on behalf of her mother. Some of the traits she list this man must not have are hairy bums, commenting on breasts, weird gnome fetishes or skin tight green jeans. Michelle also states numerous times there must be no ogling of schoolgirls. It should be noted that this video was originally released exclusively on Myspace, however it later made available on the Skins official website.

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Unseen Skins S2: Anwar and Sketch's Date

The video starts at an empty Italian style restaurant, with Anwar sat at a table talking to himself, the waiter then asks him, if he would like to choose wine. Meanwhile, Sketch is outside the restaurant, planning to break-up with Anwar. As the date continues, the waiter continually interrupts, and Anwar calls Sketch his girlfriend. They then run away from the restaurant without paying.

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Unseen Skins S2: Sketch's Video Diary

Sketch talks about how if she had a cock, Maxxie would love her. She shows half a picture of Anwar and half a picture of Maxxie and her plan is to make Anwar like Maxxie.

36

Unseen Skins S2: Tony's Nightmare

Tony can't sleep. And when he does, his dreams are, well his dreams are nightmares. The kind that make you wake up screaming.

37

Unseen Skins S2: Anwar's Second Dating Blog: Sketch

Anwar posts the second of his dating video blogs, this time the lucky lady under scrutiny is Sketch.

38

Unseen Skins S2: Cassandra

Cassie feels awkward around Chris and Jal so she tells them she has a date, when she really has no one. She even sends messages to Chris about her "date". Cassie wanders the streets alone for a few hours until she meets an old man. She helps him to his house and then is invited to stay for a cup of tea, but when the old man touches her while they are dancing, she tries to leave but the doors are locked. After she gets the keys, she forgives the man and cooks him dinner. He falls asleep, and she goes home.

39

Unseen Skins S2: A Cycological Romance - When Maxxie Met James

Monday: Maxxie meets a new love-interest: James, who is both gay and a cyclist. Maxxie seems very interested, leaving him a note on his bicycle. Sketch steals this note, later slashing Maxxie's tyres. Tuesday: Maxxie is forced to take the bus, and so leaving a window for Sketch to approach James warning him off on the grounds that: She was his ex-girlfriend and he stalks her (both lies). Wednesday: James tells Maxxie to leave him alone, only to work out Sketch was lying. The next morning (Thursday), James finds his tyres slashed and is also forced to get the bus, meeting Maxxie onboard. They talk and work out that this is all Sketch's work; they decide to start again. Sketch is seen outside looking in with a face of melancholy, as the two exchange names.

40

Unseen Skins S2: Chris's Final Message

Chris has recorded a message for Facebook for: "Lord (sounds bad), Lord God, Christ, Almighty, Jesus, you've gotta lot of names, if I were you I think I would be called Almighty," as he decides now is the right time and well "everyone is on the internet these days". Chris tells 'God' that his mum used to take him and his brother to Sunday School and he loved the stories especially "Jonno" and the Whale, who went to Ayia Napa instead of Jerusalem. Chris reflects that his 3 minutes of death was like Jonno being in the whale before being spat back out, as he forgave people. He ends the message thanking God for sparing him and then ending with "They say the good die young. I suppose that makes perfect sense then."

41

Unseen Skins S3: Wurst Case Scenario

Pandora has to get a weekend job because she isn't getting enough pocket money. She is having the "Wurst" time, so Effy saves the day.

42

Unseen Skins S3: Last Bus

You're freezing cold, you've got no money, its 10 o'clock, you call a taxi right? JJ, Cook and Freddie have a different plan.

43

Unseen Skins S3: Welcome to Roundview

Most of the gang speak to Doug, the new head of year at roundview.

44

Unseen Skins S3: The Pact

We see the twins when they were nine years old dressed in Spice Girl dresses. But did they stick to their pact? And was Emily always the doormat? Only time can tell.

45

Video Diary S3: JJ's Video Diary

JJ hits the streets of Bristol and posts his 'magic' diary on rateyourmagic. He wants to improve his magician skills.

46

Video Diary S3: Naomi's Video Diary

Naomi is hungover and she still made it to the student rally.

47

Video Diary S3: Pandora's Video Diary

Using Effy's webcam, Pandora sends Thomas a message.

48

Video Diary S3: Freddie's Video Diary

Freddie decides to hijack his sister's Sexxbomb audition tape, with consequences he probably wasn't expecting.

49

Video Diary S3: Karen's Video Diary

Karen's audition for Search for a Sexx Bomb.

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Video Diary S3: Cook's Video Diary

Cookie stars in his very own campaign video smearing his opponent Naomi Campbell and making some bold claims.

51

Video Diary S3: Katie's Video Diary

Katie sends a message to her footballer boyfriend, Danny Guillermo: she's dumping him, but keeping his gifts.

52

Video Diary S3: Emily's Video Diary

Emily has a project: getting her neighbours to get it on..

53

Video Diary S3: Effy's Video Diary

Effy sends out messages during a stop in her road trip with Cook via webcam to her brother and mum.

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Video Diary S3: Thomas's Video Diary

Thomas sends his friend Moses (in the Congo) a message about the British people and their wonderful, weird ways. And a song?

55

Unseen Skins S4: Sophia

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Unseen Skins S4: The Three Musketeers

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Unseen Skins S4: Naomily

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Unseen Skins S4: Welcome To Brizview

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Unseen Skins S4: Cook

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Unseen Skins S4: Effy

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Unseen Skins S4: T Love

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Unseen Skins S4: Black Sheep

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Unseen Skins S4: James Fitch

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Episode Description

1

Tony

The first episode of Skins introduces viewers to a gang of friends through their leader, Tony. Tony is good looking, intelligent and ambitious, and he plans to help his best mate, Sid, lose his virginity at posh Abigail's party, with the help of some illegal drugs. However, things don't go quite as planned...

2

Cassie

Cassie's family and friends are too wrapped up in their own worlds to notice she is not eating and that her health is at risk. Will this change when Cassie gets to know Sid?

3

Jal

Jal has reached the finals of 'Young Musician of the Year', but do her family want her to succeed? Her untalented brothers won't let her practise, and her father, who resents Jal's resemblance of her mother, seems more concerned about his younger pretty blonde girlfriend. Meanwhile, it looks like Sid is not out of trouble yet.

4

Chris

Pill-popping Chris wakes up to discover his mother has left home, but given him £1,000 to cover bills - so he blows all the money on drugs and partying, before facing up to the fact that she may never return.

5

Sid

Sid is in trouble, deep trouble. His coursework hasn't made the grade, he's as sexually frustrated as ever, and he can't get his best mate's girlfriend, Michelle, out of his head!

6

Maxxie and Anwar

A school trip to Russia provides plenty of opportunity for the testing of friendships, as Anwar's religion and Maxxie's sexuality collide.

7

Michelle

A distraught Michelle breaks-up with Tony after he fails to own-up to cheating on her with Maxxie in Russia. Michelle also faces conflict at home, with her latest young step-dad. However, things start to look-up when Michelle meets Josh, Abigail's brother. A jealous Tony is determined to sabotage the new relationship though, but will Michelle take him back?

8

Effy

Things get dark this week as Tony's silent little sister, Effy, goes missing. Desperate to find Effy, can Tony rely on any of his old mates, or have they all shunned him forever?

9

Everyone

The last episode in the series involves Sid attempting to pull himself together and tell Cassie how he feels about her, but with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, nobody is in the mood to celebrate Anwar's birthday, and Tony is out of luck when he tries to make amends.
Episode Description

1

Tony and Maxxie

Tony is recovering from the massive head injury he sustained at the end of series one. Sid and Michelle are nowhere to be seen, caring for an invalid friend has just been too much for them. So Maxxie is looking after Tony for the day. But Maxxie has his own problems. He desperately wants to leave college and follow his dream to become a dancer, but his Dad Walter is giving him hell about it. Tony wants to go back to college, but his parents won’t agree to that either. Their world has been rocked to its foundations and they just don’t know what to do with their son. So Maxxie wants out and Tony wants in and they’re going to have to help each other. That’s if the gay hating, ASBO boys on Maxxie’s estate don’t get them first. And all the while Maxxie has a strange feeling that someone else nearby is on his case too.

2

Sketch

Maxxie has a creepy feeling that someone is watching him. Someone close by. A hot boy maybe? No such luck. Sketch is Maxxie’s stalker. A weird loner, who spends most days shut up in a poky flat looking after their disabled Mum. So their attentions turn to the fit blonde boy who lives on the estate. Soon everything in their life is about Maxxie – If only he would even notice them. Meanwhile, the sixth form college production of ‘Osama: The Musical’ is teetering towards disaster under the heavy-handed guidance of lecherous drama teacher Bruce. But Sketch is prepared to do anything to get leading man Maxxie, and if they can’t have him, they’re going to make sure nobody can - and especially not his current leading lady Michelle.

3

Sid

Sid hasn’t coped at all well with the fact that his best friend Tony is a shadow of the man he was. And his ‘girlfriend’ Cassie moving away to Scotland hasn’t helped either, particularly when he catches her looking like she’s having the time of her life with a pair of tartan-clad boys. So his mood is not improved much when his Grandad, a notorious Glaswegian hard bastard arrives, dying of cancer, to say his final goodbyes. He has never liked his son and he likes his Grandson Sid even less. So his arrival makes Sid’s Dad’s life a misery too. Especially as he’s brought Sid’s Uncle Sandy and his two weird cousins along for good measure too. Multiply all this by ten when Sid’s estranged Mum joins in to play happy families. So it’s Jenkins family meltdown. And when Sid comes down for breakfast he ends up making a discovery that nothing could have prepared him for. Sometimes life is just too sudden, just too cruel. So Sid’s life crisis deepens into a chasm of despair, what he really needs now is his best mate, he needs Tony.

4

Michelle

So Michelle’s Mum Anna has gone and done it again. Married another new husband. And worse, Michelle has to move in with them into their new house. But even worse, this time Michelle has to contend with a new big-titted, emotionally-manipulative step sister called Scarlett. Before she knows what’s happening, Scarlett is invading her life, co-opting her friends and offering unwanted advice about what to do about her still incapacitated ex-boyfriend Tony. So when Scarlett inveigles herself onto Michelle’s birthday camping trip to the Gower and starts to move in on the emotionally fragile Sid, Michelle’s got to do something. Sid needs Michelle, he’s her friend, so she does the only thing she knows. But who’s that arriving back from Scotland and full of hope for Sid? Now that is bad timing.step in. Sid needs a friend, Michelle. But Sid has always had a thing for her so she does the only thing she knows. Now they have to live with the consequences. Are they going to tell Tony? And who's that arriving back from Scotland and full of hope for Sid? Now that is bad timing.

5

Chris

Chris’ college career has been a long road full of tribulations; drugs, petty theft, non attendance and resounding failure. So when the CCTV cameras catch him shagging Buck Tooth in the Science corridor, the College Director calls time. Chris is out. And out of his college accommodation as well. Homeless, family-less, Chris is going down hill fast, until Jal steps in with a challenge. She’ll try to unwind a little so long as he gets his act together and gets some focus. So Chris gets a job, several jobs, in fact every time he’s fired he gets another one, and he moves into the smallest bed-sit in Bristol. So Jal’s got to chill out, and wow when she does she’s pretty gorgeous, and talented, and cool, and...Could Chris have had his eyes opened wider than any drug could do?

6

Tony

Tony’s world is a strange one. Isolated, alone, he is desperate to find the way back to himself. Since the accident he lives in a world of half understood dreams. He tries to act normal, but bumping into Sid and Michelle at a club sends him spiralling again. Nobody understands how the world looks to him, nobody except the strange beautiful girl he meets when trying to escape from his so-called best friend and ex-girlfriend. The next day Tony heads off to a University open day and runs into her again. Who is she? His head tells him that she is an angel. But can he ever trust his head again?

7

Effy

What is it about Effy? The mysterious one had a lot to deal with. The Stonem family home is in disarray, while Dad Jim is working abroad, Mum Anthea is also away, with the fairies; and Tony is moping after Michelle. On top of this, Effy has her GCSE art coursework deadline looming. So solving all her family’s problems, planning her academic future, as well as sorting out the ‘Tony and Michelle’, ‘Sid and Cassie’ dilemma is all she needs right now. And then on top of this, whilst also trying to maintain her reputation for being the wildest kid on the block, she’s lumbered with the new girl, spoddy Pandora. So how weird when suddenly Pandora turns out to be best friend material. Maybe the future’s bright after all, Effy and Pandora’s future at least.

8

Jal

Jal’s got a secret so big she can’t tell anyone until she works out what the hell she’s going to do about it. But Spanish A-level revision, music school auditions, and needy best friends are pressing down on her, all while the ‘secret’ is starting to leak out. What’s more, Chris has asked her to move in with him into his pokey love nest. Jal needs someone, but will a visit from her estranged Mum make everything better? What Jal doesn’t know is that Chris has been hiding a secret all of his own.

9

Cassie

What's the matter with Cassie? She's back together with Sid, Chris is on the mend, Michelle and Tony are back with each other and A-level exams are finally over. So to celebrate, Sid has organised a dinner party where everyone can try to get along. But how can they? Jal is lying to Chris, Chris is lying to everyone, including himself. And when it finally gets too much, Cassie runs. She runs and runs and keeps on going - until she arrives at a totally magical place, where the people are friendly and she can get along. But can she be happy?

10

Final Goodbyes

It's A-Level results day for the gang but not all of them are present. Decisions are made as they all prepare for the next chapter of their lives.
Episode Description

1

Everyone

It’s the first day of term at Roundview College and a new gang is forming. Best friends Freddie (Luke Pasqualino), JJ (Ollie Barbieri), and Cook (Jack O’Connell) are en-route to college. Their world collides with Effy’s (Kaya Scodelario), and Cook is intrigued – this trouble maker has met his match. However, both Freddie and JJ are equally smitten. Identical twin sisters, Katie (Megan Prescott) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott), prepare for their first day; as per usual, Katie walks all over her sister Emily. Once at college, Effy and Katie clock one another immediately, whilst Effy’s best mate Pandora (Lisa Backwell) tells Effy she wants to lose her virginity "asap". At college, Cook tries to charm the girl sitting next to him but instead winds her up. Naomi (Lily Loveless) doesn’t suffer fools gladly and grasses Cook up. Effy issues smitten Freddie, JJ and Cook with a challenge to be completed by the end of the day. The winner will get to ‘know her’ better. And so the first day at college begins...

2

Cook

It’s Cook’s (Jack O’Connell) 17th birthday, and half the college have been invited to his uncle’s pub to witness a night Cook believes will go down in history. The girls get are about to leave when Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) gets a phone call from his sister Karen (Klariza Clayton). She’s at her best friend Kayleigh’s (Amy Burnett) engagement party and they want to get the party started. The gang head off uninvited. Cook attracts the attention of Kayleigh’s dad, notorious local gangster Johnny White (Mackenzie Crook). The party is a timid affair, so - ignoring Freddie’s warnings about Johnny White - Cook decides to do as the Cookie monster does and up the tempo, and the evening takes a turn for the worst. The gang manage to escape, but split up afterwards after Cook tries to come onto the girls. Freddie tells him he is tired of looking after him and leaves Cook and JJ to go to a local stripclub/prostitute agency, where JJ refuses to go further than kissing and Cook overhears Johnny White in the next room. He plans to blackmail him, and the gangster antagonises him until JJ has to forcibly restrain Cook from beating him. Cook realises what he's done when Johhny tells him: "The next time I see you...you're dead." He leaves and ends up outside Freddie's house at six in the morning, and the two share an intense heart-to-heart about their friendship, while Freddie agrees to look after him again.

3

Thomas

In this episode, Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) arrives alone in the UK from the Congo. His family are due to join him in a few days, and he has to find somewhere for them to live. He finds an abandoned flat on an estate, but little does he know that local gangster Johnny White (Mackenzie Crook) is his new landlord, and there’s no way Johnny’s going to let him live there for free. Thomas has to fend for himself, but a chance encounter at a bus stop, and a mutual love of doughnuts brings him together with Pandora (Lisa Backwell) and Effy (Kaya Scodelario). They head to Effy’s house, where they find Effy’s mum, Anthea Stonem (Morwenna Banks), has a surprise visitor, her husband’s boss, Steve (David Baddiel). It’s fate for Pandora and Thomas, who hit it off immediately: she takes him to see her Aunt Elizabeth (Maureen Lipman), who just might have the answer to Thomas’s insolvency, with a rather unconventional money-making scheme. This episode was written by Daniel Kaluuya, the former Posh Kenneth in the two first series of Skins and Bryan Elsley.

4

Pandora

With the first and only boy Pandora’s ever fancied having been deported, Pandora is desperate for some fun and decides to throw a party. Unknown to Pandora, Katie has used some special ingredients in the chocolate brownies, which take the party to another level. Effy knows, but hasn’t warned Pandora or her mum Angela (Sally Phillips), who is munching happily on the choccie treats. Effy can only look on while her best friend’s mum’s behaviour gets increasingly bizarre. Pandora grabs the fun where she can, and towards the end of the evening lets her heart rule her head… but will she regret it in the morning, and will her best mate forgive her? Also guest starring (David Baddiel) as Steve, and (Harry Enfield) as Jim Stonem.

5

Freddie

Freddie’s the black sheep of his family, and seen as a waste of space. His big sister Karen (Klariza Clayton) has ambitions - she’s reached the final of a TV talent show to find a new member of girl group Da Sexxbombz. Freddie despises her lust for celebrity but is emotionally blackmailed into sticking to the story she and their Dad, Leo (Simon Day), are spinning about their dead mother, all to look good in front of the cameras, and thereby increase her chances of success. He cringes at the whole thing. If this wasn’t bad enough, living in the shadow of the increasingly reckless Cook is becoming too much to bear. When Effy turns up at his shed, Freddie doesn’t know what to do with himself. There’s a connection between them, there always has been, but this is shattered when Cook and JJ arrive. He feels torn between his family,his friends, and his heart, and the isolation is overwhelming. Will Freddie start to put himself first, or will he retreat to his shed, and beloved skateboard, as he always has before? Featuring a special guest performance from DJ Scott Mills.

6

Naomi

Naomi (Lily Loveless) thinks she has the world worked out, and puts people in their appropriate boxes. There's her hippy mum (Olivia Colman); the adoration from Emily (Kathryn Prescott); Cook's (Jack O'Connell) insulting misogyny; and her politics teacher, Kieran's (Ardal O'Hanlon), flattery. She thinks she has them all sussed, and that it's only her who can see the truth. However, the upcoming student elections leave her at a loss, and her insecurities get the better of her. The trust and confidence inspired by a friend encourages her to stand up to her arch rival, the antithesis of everything she stands for, as her and Cook go head to head; but Naomi learns that nothing is black and white anymore.

7

JJ

JJ’s (Ollie Barbieri ) feeling lost and confused. The upset within the gang has taken its toll on him, and his fine balancing act has come unstuck. When he visits his psychiatric clinic, he just gets given more drugs. At home, his mother (Juliet Cowan) is worn out with it all, and away from the home, JJ can see his friends coming apart at the seams. With Effy (Kaya Scodelario) at such a low ebb, and the chance discovery of Cook (Jack O’Connell), Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) and Pandora’s (Lisa Backwell) secrets, he feels the burden to be overwhelming. But an unlikely member of the gang - Emily (Kathryn Prescott ) - proves to be the true friend at his time of need.

8

Effy

Effy (Kaya Scodelario) is at the lowest point, but this time there’s no older brother at home to notice; and home life has deteriorated so much that it’s even harder than ever for her to communicate. Katie (Megan Prescott), having usurped Effy as Queen Bee, takes every opportunity to rub in her superiority and highlight the fact that Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) is her man, and Effy is to keep her hands off. She invites Effy to a party in the woods, but there are stipulations - Effy has to drive, and Cook is not welcome. As they all head off, the car strains with tension - as secrets and rivalries build. Their paranoid state increases when they have a frightening run in with some poachers. Freddie manages to lighten the mood, and as they arrive at the campsite, they recover themselves and start to have fun. Effy finds some magic mushrooms, and they experiment. Katie’s jealousy of Effy returns, as Effy becomes the centre of the action. The fun and excitement intensify, that is until it becomes clear someone has been tampering with their stuff. Hearing gun shots, they realise someone is charging towards them. The atmosphere darkens and any fun they were having disappears in an instant. Later, Effy gets the opportunity to follow her heart, but a decision she makes may be difficult to ever recover from.

9

Katie And Emily

What a difference a party makes. Since their disaster in the forest, the twins’ lives have descended into chaos. Katie is refusing to leave the house and must face her lack of control, while Emily is struggling with her feelings for Naomi. With the college ball approaching, a showdown is imminent.

10

Finale

When Freddie and JJ fall out over Cook, the confusion surrounding the gangs' love lives reaches a dramatic conclusion as the series' infamous love triangle is potentially brought to an end.
Episode Description

1

Thomas

There's a party at one of Thomas' club nights and all the gang are there; Cook is still up to no good, Freddie is learning increasingly more about love and the girls are busy dancing. An accident during the evening, however, leaves Thomas feeling guilty and alienated from the rest of the group. Will their friendship survive?

2

Emily

Emily and Naomi return home but are called in for questioning by the police. Emily discovers that Naomi was dealing drugs and that Sophia was pretending to be friends with them. Cook and Freddie try to keep away from Effy but neither can resist for long resulting in a fight. Emily finds a Naomi shrine in Sophia's locker.

3

Cook

After failing to reign in his jealousy of Freddie and Effy's reunion and hospitalising the kid he beat up in a room full of witnesses, Cook finds himself in prison. When released on bail, he is forced to live with his mother due to the terms of his electronic tag. His mum is a successful artist who owns a mansion, but it's no holiday for Cook; he and his mum clash again and again. With few people to talk to, Cook is helped by an unlikely ally and begins to question his actions.

4

Katie

Katie Fitch has a problem. Katie’s family’s bankrupt, and they’ve got nowhere to live. And under the strain of it all, Jenna and Rob seem to be headed for splitsville and James Fitch is scared.

5

Freddie

Freddie and Effy use the Stonem house as a private place to drink, dance and fuck. Freddie is worried that he's failing his college work. Effy begins to act strangely, switching between depression and delusion and always drinking alcohol. After arguing with his dad and seeking advice from his grandfather, Freddie tries to fix things with Effy, to no avail. Cook becomes unusually compassionate and talks to Freddie about Effy, putting aside his own feelings for her.

6

JJ

JJ is in love. But he thinks that the lovely Lara Lloyd is out of his league and lacks the courage to ask her out. After finally plucking up the courage, JJ realises that he's got to do it all by himself. Almost by himself anyway. But it's JJ's friends and family who are really messing things up.

7

Effy

Effy has been in a psychiatric hospital recovering since she tried to take her own life. After lots of sessions with her counsellor John Foster, he tells her she is ready to go back home. Effy is worried she could slip back into her previous state, but John assures her that as long as she is disciplined she will be ok, and she will still visit him for sessions.

8

Everyone

With A-level results in for most of the gang, thoughts about the past and the future are on their minds. Slowly the gang end up in the one place that makes sense. In their final moments, they are reunited once more and anything could happen. But one thing's for sure, it will be eventful, and for some, there's no going back.
Episode Description

1

Franky

Franky starts at Roundview and is determined not to be a loner and things seem to be going well until she accidentally challenges Mini's position as queen bee and when she doesn't conform to Mini's expectations, she's spat out. Franky then meets Matty who understands and empowers her giving her the strength to stand up to Mini. Grace admires Franky, and a new gang is formed with Alo, Rich and Grace. Franky has finally found friends, but in doing so has started a war with Mini.

2

Rich

Rich - or metal Rich to give him his proper name - uses his taste in properly extreme music to keep the world, especially girls, at bay. But when bromantic buddy Alo finds Rich's perfect woman, he is forced to harden the eff up and face his fears. To help him get there, he turns to Grace. Grace has to learn the ways of metal in order to impersonate a metal chick, but Rich doesn't make it easy, refusing to believe a lame-streamer could understand him. Will she crack his hard metal exterior? 

3

Mini

Mini is the Queen Bee at Roundview, right? But she’s feeling under threat when Grace brings her new bf Franky to the charity fashion show meeting. What to do, hmmmm? She ends up sacking them both, she hasn’t time for 'friends' like Grace.

4

Liv

Mini knows how to get revenge. She befriends Franky, Rich, Alo et al. so she can totally isolate Liv who's is still having a scene with Nick. Throw a free house, a load of weed and an impromptu house party into the mix and it all gets a bit much for our Liv.

5

Nick

Nick is the star of the school but following Matty's reappearance he becomes unsettled and as he sees Matty slip effortlessly into new friendships, old wounds come back to the surface. After realising that everything he thought he wanted is crushing him, Nick leaves it all behind and puts his faith in Matty.

6

Alo

Alo is bored with his life on Creevey Farm and he ends up going to the city so that he can party and try and get laid. His parents decide to take him out of college in an attempt to force him to buckle down on the farm. Alo ends up throwing a party at the farm which ends up ruining the place. After his dad is hospitalised he finally realises that it's time for him to grow up.

7

Grace

Grace believes in fairytales but she finds herself forced to face reality when Rich meets her father and he threatens to send her back to Mayberry's College for Young Ladies if her grades suffer. Grace's father ends up going back on his word, sending her to Mayberry's anyway even though her grades haven't dropped. Rich ends up asking her to marry her.

8

Everyone

The gang are pulling together for the happy couple and putting their various differences and total messed-up situations aside for the day. But with lovely-but-shambolic Alo as best man, it's hardly a surprise that they run into trouble and become separated in the wilds of Somerset.
Episode Description

1

Everyone

The gang go for a holiday in Morroco together to break the ice from the summer but, by the time they arrive back to Bristol everything has changed forever. Friendships fall apart while complicated and toxic relationships begin. And there are strangers in the mix who could either save or destroy them.

2

Rich

Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and Rich is suffering. Alo tries to keep him out of trouble with a band practice, but Rich is committed to his love and he stands outside the hospital waiting for Grace's call. Eventually the call comes and Rich finds a way past security and breaks into Grace's room. The lovers are reunited, but they have a problem as Blood is moving Grace to another hospital in Zurich. Alo has other things on his mind and cracks begin to develop in the boys' friendship. It falls to Liv to bring the fractured group back together again.

3

Alex

It's Alex Henley's first day at college, but he's not worried about fitting in or making new friends. He catches the eye of a fellow student and they hit it off immediately. Alex sees something special in Liv and draws her into his strange and wonderful world. But it can't last. Alex isn't used to having friends, and Liv invests a little bit too heavily in the distraction he provides.

4

Franky

Franky is in a bad place - it's the week of her mock exams and she's unable to concentrate on her studies. Her friends are avoiding her, parental support makes her feel smothered and in her isolation she feels propelled towards Luke. He's bad news, but she feels as if he's the only person who understands her and she's intoxicated by him. Drawn into Luke's dangerous world, she finds an outlet for her anger and frustration. Burning bridges with family and friends, Franky is in more trouble than ever before. But help comes in unlikely forms, and out of the darkness a new friendship is born.

5

Mini

Mini's mother has hooked up with a pervy new live-in boyfriend who Mini really dislikes. To make matters worse, Alo has broken the rules of their 'no strings attached' relationship and admitted that he is in love with her. Mini decides that she needs to get away and ends up seeking refuge in the arms of her father.

6

Nick

Nick is in love with Franky, but the feelings aren't returned. He attempts to deal with the fact that Franky is nothing more than a friend but his feelings towards her increase. Matty gets in touch with his brother, Nick who is also in love with Franky and needs Nick's help to get him out of Morocco and back to Bristol.

7

Alo

Alo still has no clue that Mini is pregnant with his baby. He attempts to get over her by going out with a new girl called Poppy Champion. Mini is soon a distant memory as things progress between the two of them. As Franky's efforts to convince him to see sense fall on deaf ears, Alo's days of refusing to grow up appear to be running out.

8

Liv

Liv has been partying non-stop since her new best friend Alex came to Bristol, but after he goes away during the weekend she needs him the most, Liv seeks comfort in all her other friends, only to find out they have excluded her from their lives. Without anyone to rely on, Liv is forced to face school alone, and discovers she might not be as strong as she think she is.

9

Mini and Franky

Mini and Franky are still held up in Mini's bedroom, but with Matty back in Bristol and Mini's ever-growing baby bump, time is quickly running out for the girls. Things come to a head when Mini's health takes a turn for the worse leaving them isolated and under pressure from family and friends. Grace appears through a phone call in this episode.

10

Finale

The exam results are in and Alex is throwing a leaving party that he hopes nobody will ever forget. Everybody's future hangs in the balance as Franky finds it hard to confront her past. The group is still in shock following Grace's death and time is running out for them to make things right.
Episode Description

1

Fire (1)

Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily to fly back from her job in New York.

2

Fire (2)

Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily to fly back from her job in New York.

3

Pure (1)

Cassie, now aged 23 is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?

4

Pure (2)

Cassie, now aged 23 is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?

5

Rise (1)

Cook, now aged 21, has a job delivering drugs to Manchester revellers. When he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house and finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her, he sets off a chain of events which will lead him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past, and the truth to what happened to John Foster Is revealed.

6

Rise (2)

Cook, now aged 21, has a job delivering drugs to Manchester revellers. When he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house and finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her, he sets off a chain of events which will lead him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past, and the truth to what happened to John Foster Is revealed.