It’s not because of Naomily. Don’t get me wrong - I was totally crying and upset and thought why do they have to do that, but it was still raw and emotional and Skins. And I liked that. I loved the cinematography. It was very beautiful, as to be expected from Skins.
Here’s what my real problem is —
I was so excited two characters were coming back from generation 2. Some people were angry that no one from gen 3 was coming back but I wasn’t at all (and I love gen3). They had closure. I felt happy with everyone’s ending.
But gen2? IT WAS SO OPEN-ENDED AND THERE WAS HARDLY ANY CLOSURE WHATSOEVER. Besides Cook, no one even knew freddie was freaking dead. I wanted to know what happened. I wanted to know how/if effy found out. Did cook tell them? Did they find out from the police? Did she go crazy again? (this I doubt but it’s a possibility) How did Effy handle it and move on? I know - I know Effy is an internal person. She keeps her emotions inside. And Skins Fire would’ve been lovely if it had been part of a continual series that Effy was a part of and we got to know more about what happened at the end of series 4. But it’s not. And guess what? I care about freddie a hell of a lot more than I care about the freaking stocks. Really. I understand that it’s supposed to show where they are in life, but they really couldn’t have at least ONE moment to give us some sort of idea as to what happened?
And did they really have to give us the semi-slap-in-the-face in that jake looked a lot like freddie? (and still not mention him).
And you know what? I’m a ceffy shipper and I ship them with all my heart and when I heard the news of the new series I was really hoping that they’d get some scenes or reference (I’m still hoping for reference in Rise) - but I’m fine that they didn’t get anything in Fire. I wanted it - but I wanted to know what happened with Effy and Freddie more.
There was that scene where Effy was checking her phone, and before we saw that it was Naomi calling, I was hoping that she was looking at her screensaver and her screensaver was Freddie. When Dom was knocking on the door - I knew it wasn’t Cook, I knew it wasn’t - but I was still hoping it was. (And I was kinda hoping that Effy would end up going to a prison that Cook was/is at. But then I remembered that prisons are not male&female).
I wanted closure.
I wanted closure.
And for a series that was supposed to give closure, I was very disappointed.
I do still have hope for Rise, but I’m not expecting anything.