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"Emily"
Series 4, Episode 2
Skins-s4e2
Centric Character(s): Emily Fitch
Original Airdate: February 4 2010
Written by: Ed Hime
Directed by: Philippa Langdale
Episode chronology
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"Thomas"
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"Cook"

"Emily" is the second episode of Series 4 and the 31st episode overall.

This episode primarily focuses on Emily Fitch and her relationship with her family and with Naomi Campbell and how she deals with Naomi's connection to Sophia's death.

PlotEdit

Emily and Naomi are back at Roundview and seem as loved-up as ever. When the police turn up with more questions about Sophia's death, they are both called in to be interviewed. Their names were listed by the family as close friends of Sophia's, even though they'd never met her. Emily learns that Naomi was dealing powder with Cook the night of the suicide and sold some to Sophia to pay for the motorbike goggles she bought her. Effy returns to college and lets Freddie know he's the one she's been thinking about all summer. Behind Naomi's back, Emily visits Sophia's family to find out more about the dead girl. She discovers that the Sophia claimed to be best friends with Naomi and Emily. While looking around Sophia's bedroom Emily discovers that Sophia was gay and she finds and takes a wooden box and a university prospectus with a key inside. She leaves and later, when flicking through the prospectus, she finds a photo of Sophia laughing with Naomi. She realises that Naomi did in fact know the dead girl and suspects that she might have cheated on her with Sophia. When Naomi finds out Emily knows about her and Sophia, she tells her that she met her at a University open day which she was attending behind Emily's back. She insists they just talked and that nothing had happened between them. Still a bit doubtful, Emily tells her about they key she found and Naomi believes it is for Sophia's locker at the army base. They go to the army base and open it and inside they find a shrine to Naomi. They discover that Sophia was infatuated with Naomi and Emily makes up with her. Later, Emily has a falling out with her mother and decides to move out. Katie begs her to stay but Emily still leaves. Emily moves in with Naomi and they seem to have put everything behind them. However, when they go to a party later on, Emily becomes suspicious again when Naomi starts talking to other girls. Cook sees Effy and Freddie kissing at the party and takes his anger out on a fellow party-goer and ends up headbutting JJ also. At dawn, Emily takes Sophia's wooden box and goes back to the club where Sophia died to meet Sophia's brother to open up the box. Emily believes the box contains evidence that proves Naomi's affair with Sophia. Soon after Sophia's brother arrives, Naomi turns up and asks Emily to forget all about Sophia and Emily tells her that she can't leave it. Sophia's brother runs to roof and Emily follows him. Up on the roof they open the box and find Sophia's sketchbook. Through Sophia's drawings that depict her one day affair with Naomi, Emily finds out that Naomi did in fact cheat on her. A distraught Emily leaves the roof with Naomi crying and calling after her. Emily talks to her dad about Naomi cheating and her dad tells her that he once cheated on Emily's mum, and that she should not worry as it gets better after its worse. Emily goes back to Naomi's house, reading a note on the front door saying, "I'll do anything". The episode ends with Emily walking through the front door, seemingly following her father's advice.

Music Featured in "Emily"[1]Edit

Note: The music tracks listed below only refer to the music featured in the episode's initial airing. Many of the music tracks featured in this episode have been substituted for alternative tracks for both the US and UK home media release of Series 4.

Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
Skeletons - Tiny masters of today
Wonderful life - Black
Six Day Riot - Sky Father
Whitecap Widow 1 - Segal
Dressed in Dresden - The hundred in the hands
Organum - Max Richter
Fear, fear fear - Jehn and John
No more flowers - Andrew Davie
Whitecap Widow 2 - Segal
Max Richter - Organum
Marchsfield Band - Our Director Stereo Panic - Segal
Whitecap Widow 4 - Segal
Whitecap Widow 5 - Segal
Said The People - Dinosaur Jr

TriviaEdit

  • In the E4 broadcast version of the episode, Sophia's goodbye note to Matt says, "Once I had a love and it was a gas. Soon turned out she had a heart of glass." In the DVD/ Netflix version, it says, "Once I had a love but she wasn't mine. Splintered heart end of the line."

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.e4.com/skins/music/series4/episode2.html

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