Skins (UK)

Season 2 Episode 2

Sketch

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2008 on E4
8.6
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Episode Summary

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Sketch is a girl obsessed with Maxxie, despite him being gay. She ends up casing trouble for the gang and accusing a teacher of molesting her during auditions for Osama: The Musical. She drugs Michelle and takes her part in the play. She kisses Maxxie as part of the performance, but he remains uninterested in her. She is left in front of the audience in tears.moreless

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  • Sketch

    10
    This episode was excellent! The actress who played Sketch did amazing playing a character I loved to be digusted with! She crossed the line so many times, I was in awe in what she did just to get close to Maxxie, a guy she could NEVER have (literally)! Chris clapping at the end of the play was a laugh out loud moment for me as well !
  • Sketch

    7.5
    Significantly better than the season premiere which was really surprising considering I really didn't think I was going to like this episode. I mean, introducing a new character this late in the game didn't make much sense too me but I'm glad that they did.



    Sketch is one of the most interesting characters to appear on my television screen, she is definitely a psycho, even more than Cassie in season 1. She has to take care of her crippled mother, meanwhile she has an obsession over Maxxie. Her sabotaging the play like that was evil yet clever.



    She got her kiss with Maxxie at the end, but at what price? The final scene in which she glances at Maxxie's picture while having sex with Anwar was definitely an intense scene. Also I liked the Tony/Michelle development, even though I didn't care for them last season, they've got themselves some serious struggles here. Good episode overall, looking forward to the rest of the season.moreless
  • Worst episode to date.

    4.0
    Despite the fact that this season has a better concept(and I still claim that even though neither the premire or this episode was superb), this episode's storyline was a complete joke.



    This new character - what the sodding hell?



    So she's stalking Maxxie - very original. A relatively "ugly" girl(the actress was obviously forced to wear ugly clothes and bad make up until the end of the episode) wants to fall in love with the oh so cutey boy and breaks all boundaries so it would happen.



    Absolutely unoriginal!! And just insulting. The only redeeming thing about this was the ending where she quickly readjusts and sleeps with Anwar. That was funny.



    But otherwise... the scenes with Sketch and her mother were pathetic. I know that was the point, but still. Pathetic and absolutely sick. That girl doesn't deserve symapthy, yet she got it by the writers... why?



    Oh well. At least Tony and Michelle's interactions saved the episode. Almost.moreless
  • After last week's terrible start, Skins series two is back on track.

    9.5
    I think the first word I would use to describe this episode of Skins is compelling.



    Last week, I got sick of the out-of-character behaviour of Anwar, Sid, Maxxie, to name a few and this weeks introduction of a new character is what it took to really get me excited.



    To be fair, I thought the stalker would turn out to be a very camp, very mysterious young man. However, the twist that it was actually a girl - who was caring for her disabled mother - was a surprising, but interesting twist in the tale.



    I really loved the OSAMA: The Musical scenes, even if I thought Maxxie had a terrible singing voice (was it even his voice?). On the other hand, I thought Lucy/Sketch had an amazing voice, and deserved that place over Michelle.. but maybe I'm biased because I love her character so much. The lyrics were awfully hilarious...



    "Then came the day Osama blew us away.. Osama blew them awaayyy"



    ...but surprisingly catchy. I might have to set it as my ringtone on my phone.



    I felt the whole stalker thing was a welcome, and much needed, storyline that really had me gripped from start to finish. I thought Maxxie did a great job at trying to spurn her advances, however the script demanded only a little too much anger. The way he told her that he "felt nothing" went right through me and made me back off Maxxie a little. Great acting though on both their parts.



    I really got a little scared towards the end, because I thought that Lucy/Sketch was going to put on that black outfit, and then kill both her mother and herself, but I think I've seen far too many films because, in true Skins style, she just went round to Anwar's and had sex with him.



    There were still a couple of things that got on my nerves though, but again, they're probably more general observations about the series as a whole. I really, truly cannot stand how they have celebrity cameos every week. The actors they get on are all the same, and think that by coming into a teen show with such a big status, they'll be deemed cool or an "honourary teen". Shane Ritchie was added to this list, and he was terrible. I don't know why they do it. Next week I'm expecting cameos from Jonathan Ross and Richard Madeley (who has confessed on his show that he is a MASSIVE Skins fan). It just makes me cringe.



    I'm not expecting much from next week. Sid irritates me beyond belief and I wouldn't be surprised if I switch off half way through. I'm looking forward to episode four though, when hopefully we'll get a Chris-centric!! But, I have to admit, it's getting better...moreless
  • The episode focuses on a new character, Sketch. Sketch is madly in love with Maxxie. The episode is enthralling and very different for Skins.

    9.1
    The episode focuses on Lucy, or "Sketch". Sketch is madly in love with Maxxie and is obsessed with him. We see her with hundreds of photos of him and documenting his every movement. Sketch is an interesting character, her Mum has MS and she spends a lot of time looking after her. Aimee-Ffion Edwards really shines in this episode- her acting is superb. We see so many sides of Sketch and I found myself feeling sorry for her and yet being very angry at her. During the episode Michelle and Maxxie are starring in the school musicals. The rehearsal scenes are hilarious, the script to the play is centred around 911. Sketch is involved behind the scenes in the musical and is very jealous of Michelle, who gets to kiss Maxxie during the play. Tony is still not right after his accident and we see him at a party and break Michelle's heart when he rejects her advances. However for once, you don't feel like its Tony's fault, he just can't remember and make the connection. On the night of the musical Sketch gives Michelle drugs to make her puke and then takes her place on the stage. here she confesses her love for Maxxie an dhow she sabotaged Michelle. He is disgusted and thinks she is insane. He tells her that he felt nothing when he kissed her he smacks him and yells at him and is left crying on the stage. This is a brilliant sequence that really shows how her obsession has manifested itself. In true skins fashion of course, there is a hilarious scene where Chris just stands up in the crown clapping "Now that's an ending"...moreless
Giles Thomas

Giles Thomas

Doug

Guest Star

Julian Ronnie

Julian Ronnie

Mr Ronnie

Guest Star

Maria Miles

Maria Miles

Sheila

Guest Star

Georgina Moffat

Georgina Moffat

Abigail

Recurring Role

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya

Kenneth

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Michelle: You're not Tony any more are you?
      Tony: Yeah, I'm Tony.
      Michelle: Okay, the day of the accident you were on the phone to me, tell me what you said.
      Tony: The doctors told me some things would take a while to come back.
      Michelle: Okay then, let's bring you back.
      (Michelle kisses Tony).

    • Bruce: (to Sketch) Acting is about truth. Truth is about beauty. Ugly people lack believability. Now how can I put this kindly? You look like a liar.

    • Sid: And how many films have you seen Grace?
      Chris: What, counting porn films?
      Sid: Well no.
      Chris: One – Driving Miss Daisy. It's a classic. Actually interestingly they did make a porn version of the film, it's called Fisting Miss Daisy, it's a really good film actually, really stood up to the original.

    • Anwar: See these hands? Fucking friction burns man and my sisters are getting well suspicious about their disappearing hand-cream.

    • Anwar: Every actor's dream though, innit.
      Sid: What are you talking about mate?
      Anwar: Stalker, the ultimate accessory.
      Sid: Not everyone's as desperate for sex as you are Anwar.

    • Sketch: Can I come in?
      Anwar: Er, well, um, Maxxie says you're a psycho.
      Sketch: He thinks I fancy him, I don't, I fancy you. I want to have sex with you but I can't do that out here can I?
      Anwar: Shit man, biology revision here I come.

    • Tony: I told you I loved you, didn't I, the night of the accident?
      Michelle: Do you remember that or is it a guess?
      Tony: Does it matter?

    • Sketch's Mum: I didn't bring you up to be a liar.
      Sketch: You didn't bring me up at all – fucking cripple!

    • Chris: If Rome won't go to Mohammed then Mohammed will clap till it does.

    • Chris: Drama teachers man! "Pretend to be a tree", "But I'm not a tree", "Well pretend", fucking perverts the lot of them.

  • NOTES (5)

    • First appearance of Sketch.

    • Cassie and Effy do not appear in this episode.

    • Music In This Episode:
      "Good Times Gonna Come" by Aqualung.
      "North American Scum" by LCD Soundsystem.
      "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer.
      "Bees" by Laura Cantrell.
      "Spread Your Love" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
      "F*** the People" by The Kills.
      "All Arounder" by Oneida.
      "Osama the Musical" by Julian Ronnie.
      "Then Came The Day" by Boogie Woogie Bagel Boy Cast.
      "Hate" by Cat Power.
      "Micro Cuts" by Muse.
      "Doormat" by Jill Cohn.

    • The advert for this episode was set to the song "Micro Cuts" by British band Muse.

    • This is the first episode to be named after a character who is not a member of the Skins gang and program star. It is instead named after a new character, Sketch.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • While having sex with Lucy (Sketch), Anwar listed Hugh Grant's post-1992 filmography in an effort to delay his orgasm. However, he finished at Bridget Jones, saying, "I never get as far as About a Boy." Hugh Grant starred in About a Boy alongside Skins star Nicholas Hoult.

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