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Click Here To Watch Skins Season 7 Episode 3

 

Click Here To Watch Skins Season 7 Episode 3

 

Click Here To Watch Skins Season 7 Episode 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skins Season 7 Episode 3 There's been talk of how this final run of Skins is a more "mature" and "adult" take on the E4 drama that blew teenagers' minds when it first launched over six years ago. Skins Fire - the first of three 2-parters catching up with old favourites from the show's run - certainly sees the trademark wild parties and debauchery at a minimum, embracing a new, darker tone.


Skins Season 7 Episode 3 There's a disconnect here in both style and story. With only the subtlest nods to past events, Fire runs the risk of alienating old-school Skins fans, but anyone willing to take this first hour on its own merits will find much to enjoy.

Our first comeback queen is Kaya Scodelario's Effy Stonem, who's come a long way since we first met her as the mute schoolgirl living in her brother's shadow. In 2013, Effy's hit the big city - though her duties at a high-stakes London firm are limited to fetching coffees and delivering print-outs.

Unable to completely resist her wild side, Effy's taste for danger finds a new outlet as she dives head-first into a world of cut-throat business and financial fraud...


Skins Season 7 Episode 3 This is a quieter, more thoughtful, more deliberately-paced beast than the frenetic, crazy Skins of old, where an eye-popping incident was always around the corner.

Gone is the hyperactive theme tune and title sequence - with a drastically different feel and revamped look, the only thing really linking Skins Fire to the show as we knew it is the characters, who may have grown and changed but remain instantly recognisable as their old selves.


Skins Season 7 Episode 3 In a reversal of fortunes, Effy - the ultimate party girl - has an office job, while the pragmatic Naomi (Lily Loveless) is finding it harder to adjust to adult life, lacking any real drive and still whiling away her days with booze, spliffs and late-night parties, until she lands on an unorthodox new career choice.

Appearing in every scene, Kaya Scodelario carries the entire show on her shoulders with a magnetic performance - you even buy into her character's somewhat unlikely overnight transformation into finance guru.

Fellow Skins veteran Loveless gets less to do than her co-star - at least until the final act - but there's early hints of relationship trouble, with Kathryn Prescott's Emily now living in New York, and a shock final twist that implies she'll play a larger role in part two.

Skins Season 7 Episode 3 Regarding said plot shocker, at this early stage, I'm unconvinced how wise a decision it was to give Naomi a life-threatening illness. Like Freddie's gruesome bludgeoning in Skins series four, it just feels like a step too far into the shadows, and having originally given 'Naomily' fans the happy ending they yearned for, why now threaten to snatch it away from them so cruelly?

Putting that lingering issue aside, a few words of appreciation for the strong roster of guest stars who support our leads: Lara Pulver brings an icy glamour to the supporting role of scheming Victoria, who's intimidated by the younger Effy - the striking physical similarity between Pulver and Scodelario drawing clear parallels between the two.

Kayvan Novak also reels in his Facejacker gurning for a nicely underplayed performance as womanising Jake, while as Dominic - an awkward office drone with a crush on Effy - Craig Roberts reels out his patented 'endearing oddball' shtick to great effect.

Skins Season 7 Episode 3 Skins Fire may not feel much like the Skins we knew, but Jess Brittain's script, with its winning combination of relationship drama and cutting humour, remains a compelling piece of drama in its own right. Let's just hope that next week's Fire burns bright, rather than wallowing in darkness.

 

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