Getting drunk, high, laid and up in time for college the next day, Skins Series 5 introduces us to eight rebellious yet completely unique teenagers. ThereGÇÖs Mini the leader whose strong exterior and controlling nature hides a vulnerable young girl. Liv, MiniGÇÖs second in command, a clumsy but beautiful party animal with a big heart. Grace, who seems pure as the driven snow, but even her best friends donGÇÖt really know her. And into this group of best mates crashes Franky: super-intelligent, strange and androgynous. The universe bends to her difference and weirdness, and so do these girls GÇô eventually. Then there are the boys. Rich GÇô a cynical metal-head who will never compromise. His best mate Alo GÇô farmer-boy, pot-head, porn connoisseur. Nick, MiniGÇÖs boyfriend, is captain of the rugby team. HeGÇÖs good-looking, popular, arrogant and unhappy. And Matty, who fits the bill of the tall, dark and handsome outsider. But is Matty all that he seems or does he have a darker edge that no one wouldGÇÖve ever expected? EPISODE 1 - FRANKY EPISODE 2 - RICH EPISODE 3 - MINI EPISODE 4 - LIV EPISODE 5 - NICK EPISODE 6 - ALO EPISODE 7 - GRACE EPISODE 8 - EVERYONE Introducing the new Characters The Girls..... Mini McGuinness Mini is going places. She works incredibly hard to be the centre of attention, and always gets her own way. Then Franky arrives in MiniGÇÖs life with an effortless originality that challenges MiniGÇÖs status - Mini hates people who donGÇÖt play by the rules. And FrankyGÇÖs rebellious instincts are contagious. Liv Malone Liv is MiniGÇÖs best friend, but the truth is they couldnGÇÖt be more different. Liv is wild, passionate, effortlessly sexy and impulsive. When MiniGÇÖs controlling nature begins to push Liv to breaking point, Liv pushes back hard. She commits the worst crime one girl can visit on another, and all hell breaks loose. Grace Violet Grace is GÇÿthe quiet oneGÇÖ - polite, refined, elegant, a born ballet dancer. Sweet natured, she always sees the best in people. Where her huge heart takes her, she follows, even when it leads her away from MiniGÇÖs influence and towards a love that surprises and confuses her friends. She falls in love too easily. Like thatGÇÖs a bad thing. Francesca GÇÿFrankyGÇÖ Fitzgerald Franky is an androgynous oddity who arrives in town, hoping to blend into the background and make a new start. SheGÇÖs an outsider who draws attention without trying; basically, the sort of girl Mini hates. But Franky isnGÇÖt going to let Mini stand in the way of what she really wants; friends, love, stability and a place in the world. The Boys.... Rich Hardbeck Rich knows everything, and everything he knows, he learnt from Slayer. A true metalhead, he lives only for his music. Everything else is bullshit and he never compromises. Then he falls in love and is forced to deal with a world, which for the first time, is bigger than riffs, bass and drums. Aloysius GÇÿAloGÇÖ Creevey Alo is a farm boy. He loves weed, wanking and his dog Rags. An affable piss-taker with a big heart, Alo is an enthusiast. All the drugs, girls and good times the city can provide are ripe for the taking, and heGÇÖs going to do his best to partake in all of them until heGÇÖs full. The drugs and good times are pretty easy to come by. The girlsGÇªnot so much. But he's prepared to die trying Nick Levan Nick is the captain of the rugby team and MiniGÇÖs boyfriend. Winning is everything to Nick. HeGÇÖs good-looking, popular and cruises through life with a winning smile and boundless confidence. But though heGÇÖs a leader on the field, heGÇÖs more of a prop to Mini than an actual boyfriend. Soon heGÇÖll become even less than that - a pawn in a game between two warring girls. But thereGÇÖs more to Nick than that. ThereGÇÖs more to him than what he seems. Matty Matty is a stranger who helps Franky do what she needs to do in her hour of need. But what he wants, where he comes from, who he is, no-one knows. Whether itGÇÖs light or dark that lies in his heart, no-one knows. HeGÇÖs a mystery that will maybe never be solved. For some reason, people canGÇÖt help but try.
Skins Series 5