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Review: Skins: Cassie (Episode 9)

Season 2 / Episode 9 / "Cassie"
"What just happened?"
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I'm still trying to digest this episode. What a weird hour of television. At first I found myself angry. For the fact that they were playing down the climax of last week's show. A five minute music montage and Chris is right as rain. Cassie is a complex character to say the least. Getting Sid punched in the face on purpose? I enjoyed the Disco scene at her school but this made little sense overall.

Cassie did speak words of truth saying that everyone is "messed" up and that everyone was going to leave and go their separate ways. Chris's mother comes into the picture and Cassie learns that lying to protect the people you love maybe appropriate in some circumstances.

Then Chris dies (which is quite shockingly graphic) and Cassie flees the country before the ambulance crew can even pronounce Chris is dead. We then find ourselves watching Cassie in New York. Look normally I love watching Skins its a wild ride, where you never know where you are going to end up. This episode gave me such mixed emotions.

First I thought that Chris's condition was an effort to jump the shark. Then Cassie was making no sense to anyone. Chris dies, then Cassie finds the money to flee overseas? After she had stolen a shirt for Chris? Plus she had said that she never wanted to leave Sid? For a while there I thought that maybe next season we're going to see a USA version of Skins...

Skins is normally best when you just go with it, don't think or process what you're watching. But this week they missed the mark. Sure everyone is a little messed up, they should have ended things on a high. Not on a depressing note with Cassie running away not being able to face things. Next week looks like its going to focus again on Chris's death.

Its going to be the last episode in which we can farewell the current case of skins as they will be replaced in season three. Please end things on a high note! Its been a great series so far, please don't ruin it!


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