The Skins gang return to E4 in style later this month for a sixth series, burning their way through a holiday in Morocco. But what begins as a hedonistic fortnight before their return to college turns into a living hell.
By the time they return to Bristol everything has changed. Friendships fall apart whilst complicated and toxic relationships begin. And there are strangers in the mix who could either save or destroy them.
Episode 1: Everyone
Monday 23rd January 2012, 10pm
The gang are on holiday in Morocco. The villa may be half finished, in the middle of nowhere and without running water, but they’ve found a load of weed under the floorboards so they don’t care.
That night Alo’s party-tracking skills are put to use and they join the party at a flash nearby villa owned by Luke. It’s an amazing party with the best music, drink and drugs flowing. Franky, unhappy in her relationship with Matty, finds herself drawn to Luke.
The following day, Luke and his mate Jake pay the gang a visit. They’re in Morocco on business, and have been stashing their weed in the gang’s villa. Luke forgives the gang for smoking it, but tells them he needs the rest back and invites them to a beach party.
While everyone parties away on the beach, Luke and Jake make their move. Matty and Franky are drawn into a situation beyond their control which will have repercussions for all of them…
Episode 2: Rich
Monday 30th January 2012, 10pm
Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and it’s killing him. Alo tries to keep Rich out of trouble with band practice, but Rich is committed to his love. He stands outside the hospital, waiting. Then one day his phone rings – it’s Grace. She’s woken up and needs to see him.
Rich finds a way past security and breaks into Grace’s room. The lovers are reunited, but they have a problem – Blood is moving Grace to another hospital in Zurich. Grace doesn’t want to be separated from Rich ever again. Rich promises he won’t let that happen. Then Blood discovers Rich and has him thrown out.
The next day, Rich goes to Grace’s house to appeal to Professor Blood. When he gets there, he discovers that the Bloods have already gone. Rich moves into the house, sleeping in Grace’s bed and sifting through old home movies of her growing up.
Days later, Alo tracks Rich down and pledges to help his best mate. But Alo has other things on his mind. Soon, cracks begin to develop in the boys’ friendship and it falls to Liv to bring the fractured group together and bring Grace back where she belongs.
Episode 3: Alex
Monday 6th February 2012, 10pm
It’s Alex Henley’s first day at college, but he’s not worried about fitting in or making new friends. He catches the eye of a fellow student and they hit it off immediately.
Alex sees something special in Liv and draws her into his strange and wonderful world. But it can’t last. Alex isn’t used to having friends, and Liv invests a little bit too heavily in the distraction he provides.
Episode 4: Franky
Monday 13th February 2012, 10pm
Franky is in a bad place – it’s the week of her mock exams and she’s unable to concentrate on her studies.
Her friends are avoiding her, parental support makes her feel smothered and in her isolation she feels propelled towards Luke. He’s bad news, but he feels as if he’s the only person who understands her and she’s intoxicated by him.
Drawn into Luke’s dangerous world, she finds an outlet for her anger and frustration. Burning bridges with family and friends, Franky is in more trouble than ever before. But help comes in unlikely forms, and out of the darkness a new friendship is born.
Episode 5: Mini
Monday 20th February 2012, 10pm
Mini’s mum has a pervy new live-in boyfriend who Mini hates with a passion. To make matters worse, Alo has broken the rules of their ‘no strings attached’ secret relationship and declared his love for her.
Mini is trapped; she’s lost control of her life and needs to get away. Ignoring advice from her mum and best friend Liv, Mini seeks refuge in the arms of her dad.
Gregory’s never been around that much, but promises it’ll be different this time. He sweeps Mini into his glamorous and grown-up world where she feels a million miles away from her problems, withdrawing even further from her friends. But Mini has a bigger problem that she can’t run away from and will ultimately have to face on her own.
Episode 6: Nick
Monday 27th February 2012, 10pm
Nick is desperately in love with Franky, but it’s a one-way street. He has no choice but to accept Franky as his friend and nothing more, while his love for her grows with each passing day.
Then Matty gets in touch. He’s still in love with Franky and needs Nick’s help to get him out of Morocco and back to Bristol. Ever loyal, Nick tries to put his feelings for Franky aside and agrees to help his brother.
Torn between his love for Franky, his loyalty to Matty and his fear of confrontation, Nick’s life begins to spin wildly out of control until he has no choice but to step up and discover what he’s truly capable of.
Episode 7: Alo
Monday 5th March 2012, 10pm
Alo still has no idea that Mini is carrying his baby. Fed up of trying to get back to the fun times they used to have, he attempts to get over Mini by hooking up with a new girl, Poppy Champion.
She’s perfect for Alo and Mini is soon a distant memory. Franky’s attempts to make him see sense fall on deaf ears. But Alo’s childish choices come back to haunt him and he’s soon out of his depth.
In a lot of trouble and with nobody to turn to, the boy who stubbornly refused to grow up may have finally run out of time…
Episode 8: Liv
Monday 12th March 2012, 10pm
Liv has been partying with her new best friend Alex ever since he arrived in Bristol. But then he disappears for a dirty weekend just when Liv needs him most.
She reaches out to her friends, but finds she is excluded from their lives. With nobody to turn to in her hour of need, Liv is forced to face up to the choices she’s made and isn’t quite as strong as she believed.
Episode 9: Franky & Mini
Monday 19th March 2012, 10pm
Mini and Franky are still holed up in Mini’s bedroom, but with Matty back in Bristol and Mini’s ever-growing baby bump, time is quickly running out for the girls.
Things come to a head when Mini’s heath takes a turn for the worse leaving them isolated and under pressure from family and friends.
Episode 10: Everyone
Monday 26th March 2012, 10pm
It’s the end of an era. The exam results are in and Alex is throwing the mother of all leaving parties.
Everyone’s future hangs in the balance as Franky struggles to confront her past. The group is still in pieces following Grace’s death and time is running out for them to make things right.