Fallen Rocket: Relationship Spotlight: Tony Stonem & Sid Jenkins (Skins (U.K.))
While they definitely have strong moments together (like Sid helping Tony when Effy is in trouble, and of course their last scene in series 2,). I'm not saying there was any sort of relationship between Effy and Tony that wasn' t strictly of a brother/sister nature, but I do believe there was underlying subtext. Of course, the big draw to Skins are the relationships and all the WTF-ery that comes with them. Seriously, if there is one universe where.
Anwar used Sketch for sex. Sketch used Anwar to get at Maxxie and slowly tried to turn Anwar into Maxxie. It was a toxic and useless relationship. Even in the finale Sketch tries to talk Anwar into staying in Bristol and accept his fate of being a nobody like her.
This relationship has no redemption and had nothing healthy to stand on or even to hold onto. Sid is a guy who does not understand emotions and may not fully understand everything Cassie needs. He is oblivious most of the time. Cassie suffers from insecurities and also mental health issues as well.
They never seem to be able to communicate about their feelings and get to the root of their issues. However once their relationship turned sexual in Series 2 the sexual relationship between them turned toxic. Both Michelle and Sid throw themselves into a comfort sex relationship in order to escape how lonely they feel in terms of Tony and Cassie.
Effy being the person she is was not ready to be in a relationship. She needed proper support and help in order for her to become a person that was capable to be in a relationship. The love between them made one another weak. If Effy got proper help and Freddie had other passions besides Effy they may have been a couple to be reckoned with. Like it was stated there is something destructive about Effy that needs to be dealt with and figured out before she can be a proper girlfriend.
Cook is also a reckless personality who has a hard time controlling himself. He needs handlers and he is aware of this fact. Effy being Effy encourages this side of him oppose to reigning him in. Cook expects this from Freddie, because I think sometimes he scares himself. There relation is portrayed as one in which Cook needs Freddie. Though later on we see that Freddie needs Cook as well. Another toxic situation that occurs between these two friends is the chase for Effy. Competing for the same girl and both of them refuse to back down.
Freddie and Cook are the main decision makers of the group. Competing sometimes over the role. Both of them do not listen to or take JJ seriously. Even though Cook is better at it than Freddie. This creates an unhealthy imbalance for this amazing threesome. However even the most beautiful of relationship have moments of toxic behavior.
Naomi who has intimacy issues has an affair instead of communicating those fears to Emily. This is an action that Emily cannot ignore. Feeling hurt she then begins to punish Naomi by being rude to her and having a strange relationship with a girl named Mandy. During this time they did not break up officially and they were living together at the time. It became a situation in which one person made a mistake due to not communicating her feelings to Emily.
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Then became an even more toxic relationship in which Emily begins to act out in passive aggressive ways understandable…but toxic. Toward the end Naomi finally reveals her vulnerability to Emily and Emily forgives Naomi.
It looks like they are now headed in the right direction; however, during that time things were sure toxic. Mis-communication and Spite Generation 3: Mini wants to have it all. She wants to be popular, she wants to do amazing things, and she wants an attractive boyfriend. She finds Nick and tries to make him that. Nick is also dating Mini for appearances she is a beautiful girl and is the type of girl that his rugby and his Dad would approve of.
He gets a pat on the back for that conquest. Nick tries to pursue a sexual relationship with Mini who does not seem ready. Eventually she gives in and has sex with Nick in the hopes to hold onto him. While he is sleeping with her best friend. It is an all consuming and irrational type of love that does not seem to see reason. He forces his presence upon Franky. Which may be understandable, but this lack of ability to understand that space may be what is needed can become quite dangerous.
Franky is also not a whole person and she has her own issues she must deal with before entering such an intense relationship. First of all the two members of this triangle are siblings. In the next episode, "JJ", JJ finds the courage to go to Effy's home and confront her for severing his, Cook, and Freddie's friendship. Although he politely pleas her to stop, she apologetically cannot guarantee him that she will. In "Effy", Effy is prepared to break up with Cook — which she does without informing him.
Katie and Freddie plan a party at Gobbler's End, to which Cook is not invited. Effy finds shrooms at Gobbler's End and the friends indulge in them. After they have come down from their high, the uninvited Cook shows up, revealing that he followed them and is angry that he wasn't invited.
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After seeing that none of them want him there, he bitterly reveals several secrets the gang had been keeping from each other, including the fact that he and Pandora have apparently been sleeping together behind Effy's back Effy only knew about the time at Pandora's party, and Cook had accidentally told Thomas when he was high.
At the end of the episode, following her exile from the rest of the group, Effy wakes in a car driven by Cook, who doesn't know where they are or where they are going - only that the two of them are going together. It is learned in the finale that Cook has been bringing Effy to "one small, shitty town after another" for weeks, and Effy is becoming gradually more dissatisfied with this seemingly aimless wandering.
Cook, however, tells her that this is the town where his father lives. While Cook is content to end their journey here, Effy grows worried for Cook when she sees how his father manipulates him, prompting her to call Freddie for help. When Freddie and JJ arrive, they decide that the fate of the boys' relationships with Effy should be decided by the small town's race.
JJ, who wins the race, takes charge and demands that they solve their problems once and for all, forcing both boys to admit that they each love Effy and telling her that she must choose between them. Although Effy doesn't say anything, her "look says it all" when her gaze lingers over Freddie, prompting Cook to leave in a fury.
Series 4 In "Emily", 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. In "Cook", Effy visits Cook in prison and tells him she loves Freddie. Cook pleads guilty at trial and is imprisoned.
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In "Freddie", After Freddie clears the party out, Cook remains, having been released from jail prior to the beginning of the episode. However, when seeing him, Effy begins to freak out, yelling at him to leave. Later, Freddie tries to follow a freaked out Effy who ran away from him, but loses sight of her in the large crowd, however he runs into Cook and asks him for help. In "Effy", She runs into Cook and after an argument, Cook tells her that he would redo the last two years all over again, and that he still loves her.
Effy tells him to piss off and leaves.
The next morning, she is at a park, and Cook sits on the bench next to her. As they are talking, Cook mentions that Freddie calls him about her and calls her "Ef". Effy looks confused, asking who "Ef" is. Cook thinks she's joking, and says that he's mistaken and that she isn't Ef.
Effy smiles and tells him that he's right. Looking confused, Cook asks her what her name is, to which she replies "Elizabeth". Cook realizes that she doesn't remember anyone in the gang, so he reintroduces himself as James his first name. He takes her to a party, and they talk.
Effy mentions that she normally doesn't go on a date with someone she just met.All Fall Down -- Effy & Tony
Cook goes along with it, not telling her that they have already met. She then tells him that she wants to do something bad, and Cook replies that she's come to the right person. As they walk down the street, they end up at the street where Tony got hit by a bus. Effy's memory begins to get jogged, and begins remembering.