Skins (UK)

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 2007 on E4
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Episode Summary

Cassie has difficultly coming to terms with her eating disorder and tries to find out if Sid loves her. She leaves the clinic pretending to have recovered, but ends going back there when things don't go as planned.

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  • Tony's epsoide.

    The pilot , Great start , begining with Tony the leader the main charctor , starting by meeting his morning and taking care of his sister who returns from a night out of home , next we can see how Tony like to piece off his dad , later we meet his friends and his girl friend .

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  • 102

    I was really looking forward to this episode of Skins just because I found the character, Cassie, so intriguing, and we sure got a lot of development with her character here. I'm really liking the Sid/Cassie friendship, and it was just nice to see their little moments.

    The fact that Cassie was imagining the whole thing - the messages, everything was quite unexpected. Throughout the entire episode, I wondered who it was, we got a great ending with Cassie taking the bite of the burger, it just wrapped up the episode quite nicely.

    I'm also liking the interactions between Angie & Chris, other than that, not a lot going on here. It definitely wasn't as fast paced as the first episode of the series, but the interactions were better here. Good installment.moreless
  • EAT!

    Cassie. I know it's only the second episode but I have to declare Cassie as my favorite character, I always pick my favorites early and quickly and Cassie seems to have a very interesting storyline. I don't know whether to laugh or cry when she enters the room, an eating disorder is very serious but she's always smiling that weird Cassie smile that makes me want to smile too. I'd like to see her end up with Sid and most of all end up happy but it's too soon to tell and with this kind of drama nothing ever comes easy.moreless
  • First episode that left a great impression on me

    It's pretty easy for writers of a teen-oriented tv show to throw in a couple cliched 'after school special'-type problems (drug use, peer pressure, pregnancy, etc.), but in a lot of ways 'Skins' is better than that. While it does address those kinds of issues, it does so without the need to be shocking or preachy. In "Cassie", it tackles eating disorders, but without the usual melodrama. Instead of focusing on an anorexic girl who happens to be a teenager, it looks at Cassie as a teenage girl who happens to have anorexia.

    Cassie is all at once charming and broken and optimistic, and we get to see her as more than one dimensional-- as something more than her eating disorder; something a lot of sensationalized teen dramas seem to forget.moreless
  • Wow! An interesting character to learn about second up.

    When first meeting Cassie in the first episode, I thought she would be a character that would only appear in the show occasionally and would never be taken seriously. In this episode though we come to the conclusion that Cassie is one of the main characters in the show. We learn that Cassie has two sex obsessed parents who clearly do not care much about Cassie at all. Cassie also has a eating disorder and is very tricky as she tries to prove to people that care about her that she has cured, even though she obviously hasn't. We also learn at the very start of this episode that Cassie and Sid have a attraction to each other, which is shown at the start of the episode when Cassie kisses Sid while he is sleeping. Then later on in the episode, Sid admits that he cares about Cassie while he is eating and she is pretending to eat. Not the best episode, but still entertaining to watch.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the cafeteria scene, Cassie organizes Sid's fries in a linear fashion and then mixes and chops her own dish in an elaborate way. These are actually very common rituals of someone with an eating disorder.

    • Goof: Sid's story about what he did after leaving Michelle's doesn't make sense; he was half naked on leaving Michelle's house, so he either went back later to collect his clothes (which seems unlikely as the Police were called) or went home (which he denied doing when Cassie asked him).

    • Goof: In the scene of Cassie's meeting with the blonde doctor, the shots facing the doctor from over Cassie's shoulder show the red button of the stopclock is down (indicating the clock is not running), but as the doctor speaks on the phone, the shot changes to behind her and now the green button is down (showing that the clock is running).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cassie: This guy from my group therapy's got your ID card. He's a crazy fuck and he hates you because you cheated him.
      Sid: What's his name?
      Cassie: He likes to be called Mad.
      Sid: Twatter?
      Cassie: Yeah, totally.
      Sid: Oh fuck.

    • Tony: I can't believe you haven't washed, man. You stink.
      Sid: (in shock) Somebody kissed me.
      Tony: Well, yeah, mate, but that's like a complete total fucking operator error 'cause you stink.

    • Tony: You stink.
      Sid: I didn't have time.
      Tony: Time? I've been home, showered, done my Chi, had a wank, subtly undermined my dad, put new clothes on and here I am, with my English coursework.

    • Sid: How do you do it?
      Cassie: What?
      Sid: Come on, Cass, I mean you never eat anything. Your parents must notice or something... I dunno.
      Cassie: I like you, Sid. So, I'm going to show you.
      Cassie: (begins cutting food) You have to do a lot of talking. I'm good at talking. You do that while you're cutting things up a lot.

    • (Angie enters classroom and is startled by Sid due to their earlier encounter in the women's showers.)
      Angie: Oh! Sid?
      Sid: Hi, sorry Angie.
      Angie: You shouldn't go into the staff showers Sid.
      Sid: I know, I know. It was a crisis.
      Angie: Well, it's just a bit embarrassing thats all. Actually I'm pretty confident about my body...
      Sid: No! I'm having a crisis.
      Angie: Oh. Well, sometimes adult bodies can be a little overwhelming...
      Sid: Oh for Christ sake Angie I don't care about your tits.

    • Angie: You've come to apologise, right?
      Chris: Oh yeah, I'm sorry I saw your boobs, sorry I saw your bum, sorry I saw your f-...
      Angie: (interrupting quickly) Apology accepted Chris.

    • Sid: Hi Marnie, what are we?
      Marnie: (dressed as a fish) Pilchard.
      Sid: What are we saying?
      Marnie: We're saying we're an oily fish, tasty and rich in healthy life-giving omega fats. Fucking Jamie Oliver.

    • Anwar: I'm trying to pray to my God here, Cass.
      Cassie: Oh, wow, is he listening?
      Anwar: I hope not, otherwise he'll know about those pills I necked last night.
      Cassie: Sing quietly.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The online Channel 4 mini-episode for "Cassie" features Sid, Jal and Chris' visits to a careers adviser.

    • Music In This Episode:
      "Cody" by Mogwai.
      "Right Place, Wrong Time" by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
      "Move Bitch" by Ludacris featuring Mystikal and I-20.
      "Aht Uh Mu Hed" by Shuggie Otis.
      "This Day" by The Sleepy Jackson is playing.
      "Atlantis" by Donovan.

    • FIrst appearance of Daniel Kaluuya as Kenneth. He is uncredited for his role.

    • Kaya Scodelario (Effy) and Georgina Moffat (Abigail) do not appear in this episode.

    • As the title suggests, the main character focus in this episode is Cassie. Each episode of the season focuses on a different character.


    • The dinnerlady, Marnie's, reference to Jamie Oliver is an allusion to a British chef whose shocking television series on school meals led to school canteens being forced to make their food more healthy.