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Recap and Review of Skins, Series Three, Episode Six "Naomi"

Pop Watch: Skins — Series Three, Episode Six "Naomi"

This week's episode of Skins focused on outspoken Naomi, her unstable home life and her relationships with her Mum, her teacher Kieran, Cook, and last but definitely not least Emily. It's student election time and both Cook and Naomi are standing for student president — Cook has enlisted JJ to help, as Freddie and him still aren't getting on, and Naomi has Emily loyally by her side. I can't wait to hear what you thought about this week's episode, so I've set up a list of talking points under the cut.

Don't forget to check out FabUK's style quiz, but to discuss last night's episode, and check out the TV talking points I've compiled from our glimpse into Naomi's life, just

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  • Naomi’s living situation was awkward, from waking up with a strange man in her bed, all the random people that moved in and out of the house, to her free spirited mum, as Naomi said: “It’s like a Christ-themed game of guess who in this house.”
  • Ardal O’Hanlon as Naomi's politics teacher is still one of my favourite recurring characters this series, despite his foolish moves on the blonde. Naomi seemed happy to accept it, but are you in favour of him and Naomi's mum getting together? Or do you think it's weird?
  • Naomi’s initial strained relationship with Cook led partly to her running for president, along with Emily's encouragement, although he assumed that a “deal” was on the table after she said he had more chance with her than winning the student elections. I've pretty much decided I like Cook now, he's messed up in so many ways, but he's kind of charming with it. In the most bizarre way.
  • There are so many complications with Naomi and Emily — the morning after the couple of nights they spent together, Naomi just couldn't deal with it and disappeared the next day. After they had fun by the lake, Emily’s tearful plea to Naomi to be brave as she was leaving was heartbreaking.
  • Cook’s presidential campaign was based on apathy, with ever-loyal JJ at his side. His flyers said Cook Guevera... oh Cook. And his slogan? “I’m Cook, I don’t give a f*ck either.”
  • What do you think of Naomi’s view of herself being ‘all-seeing’? She seems to be with others, but she can't seem to understand herself, but then, deep down, I think she realizes that.
  • I enjoyed the development of Naomi and Cook's friendship, after he won the election. Especially the hastily halted make-out session in the classroom, which ended with him calling her clever, and her replying, “You’re a lot nicer than most people think, aren’t you Cook?”
  • Naomi had a big heart to heart with her mum, where she told her: “When you find someone, you’ve got to cherish it.”
  • The episode ended with Emily and Naomi talking through the door, with the blonde explaining how she feels when she’s with Emily. But she just doesn't seem ready to accept it yet.

So, what did you think of this week's episode? I was left really liking Naomi, and I can't wait to hear what you thought of the things I mentioned in the talking points as well as anything else you want to discuss. Next week's episode is all about JJ, so I'll be back with more talking points next Friday!

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Katypaty Katypaty 7 years
This episode was the first of the new series I'd seen, and I loved it. Somehow they managed to still have that Skins feel yet it was still fresh and new! :D
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
Naomi's been my favourite since day 1! I thought the episode was really good, I even cried a bit!
swwonder swwonder 7 years
Yey, another for the Cook side, it was getting lonely over here! I honestly think there is a nice side there, pretty much everything he does is out of loyalty to his friends (except the Effy thing, but only the most recent time). Naomi is very much like Effy the past two series' with the all-seeingness, but not knowing herself - Naomi is the parts of Effy I miss.And I love that there may be a 'normal' couple on Skins now with Naomi and Emily! Now I'm trying to work out who I love more Naomi or Cook.
Brit-Fancy Brit-Fancy 7 years
I think Kieran and Naomi's mom being together is kind of weird - especially given how he feels about Naomi (but how great was Olivia Colman has the mom?). Cook was much more likeable in this episode - after the way he treated Freddy last week, I was starting to hate him. I LOVE the way Emily and Naomi's relationship is building. I think Naomi is conflicted about many things in her life...and I don't think it's just the gay thing that's bothering her. I think she is scared to let ANYONE into the protective walls she's built up around her, not just Emily because she's a girl (though there is a bit of that as well, it seems). Naomi to me seems a little bit like Jal from last season, in that she can be the voice of reason, the one who doesn't miss a beat when it comes to what's going on with all of her friends. And, like Jal, she has a bit of pent up anger due to her homelife. They are somewhat similar, but still different enough where things are still quite interesting.
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