Skins (UK)

Season 2 Episode 10

Final Goodbyes

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 14, 2008 on E4
8.9
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Episode Summary

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Today is exam results day and Chris's funeral. The gang are barred from attending by Chris's dad, so Tony and Sid steal the coffin so they can have their own service. After giving it back, they watch the proper service from the hill. Afterwards they open their exam results. Maxxie invites Anwar to London. Tony and Michelle say goodbye and give Sid a plane ticket to New York so he can search for Cassie.moreless

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  • Series Finale

    10
    This season was easily the best one out of all six (probably a biased opinion since it's my favorite season, but whatever!). Every single episode had me wanting more, and every episode had an excellent storyline that became addicting. After the penultimate heartbreaking episode in where Chris dies, everyone finds a way to cope with his death, and the fact that Jal had decided to get an abortion. I thought the episode was really well done, and the entire cast brought their A-Game (well can't say Cassie really did since we barely saw her, that's the only thing I didn't like, she wasn't with the crew at all this episode). Although I hated the open endedness of the finale when it first came out, I realized that it was a perfect way to end the Generation 1 characters! I also liked Effy in Tony's bed staring into the camera with that smirk of hers lol.moreless
  • I will miss them so much!

    10
    Series finale! It's such a sad episode, knwing I wont be able to see them again no more!

    Sid and Cassie in New York...i didnt love this, but its good to know they're together (or at least i think so)

    Anwar moved in with Maxxie! Those two are meant to be togheter, friends forever! Although in this season we didnt hear much about them!

    Tony and Michelle...they are not a teen series cliche, at last they didnt end together but I like they're friends!

    Chris!! I cried in his funeral! It was the saddest thing of the show, how could they kill Chris??

    Jal..she'll be great musician! Like my first predictions, she did the abortion. I dont quite agree with this, but I agree with Michelle! I will miss them a looooot! Ok, the show is not over, they'll probably put Effy as the focus, but we are all attached to the characters, it wont be the same thing!

    I want to watch more episodes!!! It cant end!! hahahah



    - I love Skins -moreless
  • Moving On Is A Part Of Growing Up

    8.5
    So here we are at the end of the second season of this top-class programme, the gang is recieving their exam results and preparing to part ways. The series has had so many great episodes, and this one continues to be just as fantastic. And there is only one thing I disliked about this finale.



    So the cast we have grown to love, are banned from attending the funeral of one of their best friends. So what do they do? Steal his coffin. Classic! The makers of Skins have surely surpassed themselves lately, it was fairly predictable, yet you just laughed out loud as you saw it unfold. And to top it all off, they get involved in a car chase to a Britney Spears classic. Top class entertainment.



    Jal and Michelle's scene in the zoo. Nothing extremely special about this moment, yet I just found it so... touching. And enjoyable. For some reason, when these two are together, tey have such presence you enjoy anything transpiring between them. They are a classic duo, and their scenes together are always perfect!



    Anwar. Outraged that he failed to have his own episode this season. His story was perfect. The one who had failed to reach his desired results, whilst his friends all prepared to continue in their futures. Anwar has always been such a relatable character, with majority of others bordering on slightly surreal, Anwar has always been the most relatable character.



    All in all, the ending was perfect. And like I said I only have one problem with this ending. How will I go on without my weekly dosage of Maxxie?moreless
  • Series Finale

    8.0
    I really cannot believe it's really over, I found myself really caring for these characters by the end of the series, it was just sad to see them go. Skins has definitely become one of my favorite shows, and any time I look back on it, I will see it in positive light.



    A lot of things were left unresolved though, I'm not sure if this was the writers' intention, but I would have liked to see if Sid & Cassie got together or to see what happened to Sketch, or may be see if Tony & Michelle continued their on again/off again romance.



    But it still was a good way to close out the season with Chris' funeral, and Jal's final decision on her pregnancy. She was pregnant for a while, was the abortion even legal that late in the pregnancy? Anyways unresolved things aside, a great series finale to just an amazing series. Will be remembered. Sad to see it go.moreless
  • saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do. growing up follows...

    10
    the gang almost wasn't allowed to bid chris goodbye as his father asked them not to attend his funeral but true to chris' nature, they devised a plan to make a way, and they did. it was one of the sweetest funeral i've ever seen on a series. afterwards, its time to face the real world, grow up and pursue each other's individual dreams. sad that they have to depart and be afar from each other but that's how life really goes. the parties, the fun, the togetherness might not be as constant anymore but the friendship should stay. the fire should be kept burning.



    i too went through this situation. leaving my home and moving was tough but for future's sake, you gotta learn how to deal and live with it. as cassie said, you do it your way and the people who loves you will understand because they love you.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: Sid's leaves for New York on RyanAir, but RyanAir doesn't fly to the United States. Even if it was only to get to a major hub such as Heathrow or Gatwick, any flight from those airports would land at one of the three major New York City airports -- none of which are served by MetroNorth Railroad, which is the only railroad into New York's Grand Central Terminal. Most likely he would landed at either Newark Liberty or John F. Kennedy airport, and would have ended up at New York's Pennsylvania Station, which is far less impressive in appearance, which is no doubt why they chose to film his arrival at Grand Central instead.

      However, there are buses on 42 street and Park Avenue, just across the street from the main entrance to Grand Central that bring people to and from the airports (Laguardia and JFK). And in order to travel by subway you must enter Grand Central Station. While Sid did not need to go that far into Grand Central it is very plausible that he was there.

    • Michelle first met Chris at the zoo when she was 7.

    • This is the first time we meet Chris's dad. Previously we had only heard his voice.

    • Sid's address is:
      3 Epress Avenue,
      Beshampton,
      Bristol,
      BS3 1HE.

    • Goof: When Tony and Sid return the coffin to the car, you can see through the window that they left the boot open but in the next frame we see the boot closed.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jal: (on being taken to the zoo by Michelle) Why are we here? Special treat? Take my mind off things? Because I'm not 10 and I don't like animals!
      Michelle: No, we're not here to take your mind off it.
      (Michelle and Jal sit down at the aquarium)
      Michelle: This is where I first met Chris.
      Jal: Yeah?
      Michelle:Yeah, I was 7. His mum got talking to mine, and he was this funny little kid with his hands down his pants doing impressions of the fish. I don't know if he thought he could talk to them or... I'm not saying forget about him because you can't and you shouldn't. He was special. I just think... f*** it!
      Jal: What?
      Michelle: Like Chris, he said f*** it, I'll do it my way and the people that love me will understand why I'm doing it because they love me... f*** it! Come on you don't think he'd say exactly that if he was standing here?
      Jal: He'd probably be too busy talking b******s about the fish.
      Michelle: F*** it for Chris!
      Jal: Ok, f*** it for Chris.

    • (Chris's dad has said his friends can't come to the funeral)
      Tony: Look, its fine, we'll have our own funeral.
      Sid: Yeah great, a funeral with no coffin and then we'll sit around singing Kumbay-f*****g-ya!
      Tony: So let's steal it.
      Sid: What?
      Tony: Lets steal the coffin.
      Sid: What?
      Tony: We're gonna steal Chris's funeral. (gets up and walks away)

    • (Chris' dad comes to visit Sid)
      Chris' Dad: I've come about the funeral.
      Sid: Right...
      Chris' Dad: Yeah, see the thing is I've got a lot of relatives coming to this funeral, Sid. Some from as far away as Basingstoke.
      Sid Basingstoke.
      Chris' Dad: They remember Chris as a kind, gentle, fun loving boy and I'd like to maintain this image and I think the best way of maintaining that image is you not coming.
      Sid: What?
      Chris' Dad:I don't want you at the funeral, any of you... friends.
      Sid: We um, we won't spoil anything I mean Chris, he was a totally fun loving guy and...
      Chris' Dad: Don't tell me what my son was! Ok? I know what he was and I know what you are, the junkie friends who brought him down with you. I am his father. Its my sons funeral you will respect my wishes is that clear?
      Sid: Crystal...

    • (Chris is being buried and all his friends are watching)
      Jal: I've been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today, the advice he'd give me, which would be something like "Know what babe, f*** it, these guys know all about me, tell them about someone different". So I thought I'd say something about a hero of Chris's, a man called captain Joe Catinga. In 1960 he climbing into a foil balloon, Captain joe ascended 32 kilometres into the stratosphere and then, armed only with a parachute he jumped out. He fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds reaching 714 miles per hour before opening his parachute 5 kilometres above the earth. It had never been done before and has never been done since. He did it just because he could, and that's why Chris loved him- because the thing about Chris was, he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. He was the bravest boy, man I knew and that was... He slung himself out of a foil balloon every day, because he could, because he was. And thats why... and thats why.. we loved him

  • NOTES (4)

    • Final appearance of Tony, Sid, Jal, Michelle, Anwar, Sketch, Maxxie and Cassie.

    • Pandora does not appear in this episode.

    • A-Level results:
      Tony: 3 As and 1 B
      Sid: 1 B and 2 Cs
      Maxxie: 1 B and 1 E
      Jal: 2 As and 1 C
      Michelle: 2 As 1 B
      Anwar: 2 Es and 1 U

    • Music In This Episode:
      "See My Friends" by Gravenhurst (Sid gets back home)
      "Heart of Glass" by Blondie(Chris' Dad talking to Sid)
      "Between the Bars" by Elliot Smith (Michelle and Jal in bed)
      "Track 4" by Charlie Parr (from Rooster/King Earl) (Michelle/Jal in the zoo/aquarium)
      "Minuetto" by Boccherini (Funeral directors track)
      "Sound of the Underground" by Girls Aloud (Car chase track one)
      "Untitled" by The Everydays (Playing on the radio
      "Ooops I Did It Again" by Britney Spears (Second car chase track)
      "Sea of Glass" by Tom Middleton (Chris' funeral)
      "7 Nation Army" by White Stripes (fireworks song)
      "Wasted Away" by Micah P Hinson (Chris' dad talks to Jal)
      "Modern World" by Modern Lovers (Cassie in New York)
      "Maps" (Sid/Tony/Michelle in the car)
      "I Ain't Scared of Lightning" by Tom McRae (Tony says goodbye to Sid)
      "Time to Pretend" by MGMT (Sid in New York/End credits)

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