Skins (UK)

Season 4 Episode 6


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2010 on E4
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Episode Summary

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.moreless

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  • Quite possibly the funniest episode is Skins history!

    Thank you JJ for giving me atleast one happy episode this season!

    JJ is inlove. When Thomas playfully challenges JJ, he finally asks Lara Lloyd out, but in a quite unusual way. She says yes. JJ arrives two hours early, and with a list of "tips" from fudgitive cooke. JJ is surprised to find out she has a baby, and an angry ex, which activates the rivalry between him and her ex.

    JJ then parades her around to his friends and family starting with Emily and Naomi, who are going through a rough patch. And Then to his parents where things go less smoothly than he had hoped. W

    JJ finally breaks down and beats her ex up, causing her to break up with him. JJ then realises the error of his ways, and thinks up of one last way to save his relationship with Lara, his parents, and even her ex, fixing his parents' relationship in the process.

    Extremely funny moments that can be rewatched over and over again. The scenes between JJ and his mother in the car were out of this world funny. Speaking of out of this world, I just absolutely loved the ending. And also seeing some skin from Cooke was nice, especially the guitar scene. The nudity this season has been quite dissapointing.

    Great episode, gets a ten out of ten from me.moreless
  • Enjoyable But Exposes A Major Flaw For This Season

    So JJ is in love, and just as with last season, it's shown to be the people around him who are the ones who need help and that JJ by being normal stands out as unusual. Aside from the lack of progression from last season, this was a really sweet episode and unlike other people on this site, I liked that it was firmly dedicated to JJ who has been deeply underused this season and unfortunately he's not the only one but I'll get to that in a minute.

    If you're going to do an episode that's grounded in normality and looking at how people behave, the ending completely ruined the tone it'd had done well to create. The episode deserved better than the Spandau Ballet ending which loses it half a point.

    Now the problem is there's simply no time left to explore JJ and Lara Lloyd. This is a story I'd really like to see more of but with only 2 episodes left there's no chance. Instead we'll be forced to suffer through the next Effy/Freddie boreathon, and if we're lucky, a resolution to the problems of Naomi and Emily who have saved Season 3 and 4 for me.

    Honestly this season being cut down to 8 episodes has killed it for me. There's been no time to properly address or resolve things over the course of the season and most of the actors deserve better, especially Lily Loveless and Lisa Backwell who didn't get their own episodes when they had the best episodes in Season 3. This season really has been screwed up.moreless
  • Pretty much a filler episode but a really good one.

    This may have been a filler episode but it was a brilliant one. After my second viewing I loved every minute of this. It's funny how this really was like a short rom-com…a good one though. I loved JJ's relationship with his mother. The bits where they were singing those songs in the car were hilarious. I liked the alien/space thing JJ had going as well. How JJ asked Lara out, the date itself and everything in-between was just really enjoyable. I liked Lara as a character because she was snappy \and the twist of her having a baby was interesting. At first I didn't like the ending scene with JJ singing 'True' but the second time it grew on me.

    Stand-out scenes

    JJ and his mum singing in the car

    The awkward visit to see Naomi and Emily

    JJ's mum calling Lara a slut by mistake

    Cook giving JJ dating advice in the shower

    JJ head butting that idiot Liam…

    Next weeks looks brilliant. I missed Effy in this episode and can't wait to see what's going on with her. I can't believe we only have two episodes left…moreless
  • JJ has met a girl at work he really likes. But when he finally works up the nerve to work her out, things turn out to be more anticipated than he expected.moreless

    The episode this week was refreshingly light-hearted, especially compared with last weeks episode. It felt like a bit of a filler episode though, given that most of the main cast only made fleeting appearances. The episode also wasn't as insightful when compared to JJ's episode in season 3. Towards the end of an episode the quality took quite a dive - going abit too OTT - even for Skins. It was nice to see a funny, light-hearted episode of Skins for a change, but it went a bit too far in this case towards the episodes conclusions. But for the most part its a pretty good episode.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After being attacked by Thomas with the price guns, JJ has two price labels on his sleeve near the shoulder, but by the time he gets around the corner, the labels have moved to the front of his shirt near his shoulder blade.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Eunice: You want to get in there JJ. My brother was in love with a girl during the war and by the time he got up the courage to ask her out it was too late.
      JJ: What happened?
      Eunice: His face got blown off by a bomb.

    • JJ: (speaking into a tape recorder) Captain's log. Nightime in space is cold, long and dark. So is the daytime. Nevertheless, the mission continues to make contact with alien life forms from a far away galaxy. I come in peace. (turns off the recorder) Tomorrow. If she smiles at me tomorrow.

    • JJ: (speaking into a tape recorder) Captain's log. Alien lifeform defined as Lara Lloyd. The most beautiful girl in this, or any known universe. Jonah Jones, a pathetic wanker who will die alone in a flat full of pigeons that he calls his babies. Mission aborted.

    • JJ: (speaking into a tape recorder) There's been an unexpected warp in the space-time continuum. Operation Lara is go. I've peaked. No... repeat... go.

    • JJ: You can't just stay here.
      Cook: I'm sorry, mate. Fred's dad was getting suspicious, wasn't he. You have to keep me here for a bit.
      JJ: Keep you? What do you mean keep you!? Her Majesty's prison service is supposed to be doing that!
      Cook: Yeah well, I escaped, alright? What's the problem?
      JJ: You... Well... I've got a life Cook.
      Cook: Oh well I wouldn't want to mess up your fucking hectic social world, Jaykins.
      JJ: FYI, things have changed, Cook. I've got a job. And a date. With a girl. This is hopeless. I'm stressed, I'm going to fuck up and I don't know what I'm doing.

    • JJ: (to the barmaid) I'd like a Capribena, straight up, on the rocks, with a twist.
      Barmaid: What the fucks a Capribena?
      JJ: It's a Capri-Sun and Ribena cocktail. It's how I roll.
      Barmaid: We haven't got any Ribena. Or Capri-Sun.
      JJ: Okay. Water. Tap. Hold the ice. Lady... I mean, Lara?
      Lara: Vodka and Coke.
      JJ: You heard the Lara. Vodka and Cock... I mean, Coke.

    • JJ: Are your pupils usually so dilated...
      Lara: Only when I'm pissed off.

    • (JJ tries to escape his date with Lara by climbing out of the toilet window)
      Lara: Do you need a hand?
      JJ: No, I'm fine. I... Hi... what are you doing here?
      Lara: This is the ladies.
      JJ: Yes. Obviously. I just came to... buy Tampons... for you. As a gift.

    • Cook: Where the fucking hell have you been!?
      JJ: Sorry? Time flies when you're having fun.
      Cook: Jay, you've not been home for two days man. I've been drinkin' piss!
      JJ: Who's... piss?
      Cook: Mine!

    • Dr. Felly: Now, these are lovely little pills. Calm you down, stop the urges...
      JJ: Shove it up your cock!

    • Celia: So Lara, does little Albert have a father?
      Lara: Yes he does Celica. They usually do.

    • Celia: (having tea with JJ and Lara) No more questions. Let's have a cup of tea and nice slut. Chat. A nice chat. Oh my god.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Effy, Pandora and Katie do not appear in this episode.

    • Music In This Episode:
      Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
      Segal and Kaluuya - Vicks
      Segal and Kaluuya - My Hooker
      Segal and Kaluuya - White Ladies
      George Formby - My Ukulele
      Caribou - Thistles and Felt
      George Formby - Swimmin' with the Wimmin
      Fonda 500 - Beta Max
      Wave Machines - I go, I go, I go
      Port O'Brien - Tree Bones
      Dial F for Frankenstein - Wes Vega
      Micachu - Lips
      Le Loup - Breathing Rapture
      George Formby - With my Little Stick of Blackpool Rock
      Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
      Le Volume Courbe - Freight Train
      Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - True
      Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Star Trek theme
      Spandau ballet - Gold

    • JJ's mum drives a Citroen 2CV.


    • JJ records his 'Captain's logs' in the style of Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He even answers knocks on his door with the word "Come", as Picard did.