Skins fans can’t get over resurfaced scene they’ve ‘never seen before’
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Many people will remember the high jinx of British teen comedy-drama Skins, which followed a group of sixth formers in Bristol.
There’s one scene you probably won’t recall, though, as it never made it into the final cut. Take a look below:
The series ran from 2007 to 2013, over the course of which a number of teenagers came through the doors of Roundview College – including season three newcomers, best friends JJ Jones, James Cook and Freddie Mclair.
Cook, played by Jack O’Connell, was known for his violent, impulsive lifestyle and womanising ways – notoriously having sex with Effy (Kaya Scodelario) in the nurse’s office in their first episode.
But one moment you won’t have seen was Cook’s trip to the sexual health clinic with Freddie (Luke Pasqualino), as it was deleted from the programme.
However, All4 posted the clip back in 2017, writing: “Before he hit Hollywood, Jack O'Connell had to find other ways to pass the time...”
In the scene, Cook challenges Freddie to a ‘double team’ to see who ‘pulls first’.
“Cook, we’re in an STD clinic,” Freddie says, looking over to a woman and adding: “She’s probably got f**king grout or something.”
Cook replies: “Oh, well it’s your advantage, innit? You can start a conversation on grouty flange pipes, can’t you.”
Funnily enough, it’s actually a ‘burning up’ Freddie who’s there to be checked out, with his pal there for moral support.
“To tell you the truth, I feel a little bit left out,” Cook tells him.
“We usually share everything. Know what I mean?”
Freddie replies: “Not anymore, obviously.”
In series three, Freddie becomes annoyed at Cook for c**k-blocking him when he’s starting to bond with Effy, and also becomes mortified to learn that his friend has slept with his sister Karen, meaning the scene may be a reference to their troubled relationship in the wake of this.
It’s hard to say, though, given that the horny Skins characters could realistically find themselves in an STD clinic at any point.
Fans were surprised by the clip, having no doubt watched all seven seasons of the popular E4 show.
“Never seen this wtf,” one commented.
Someone else said: “WHERE IS THIS FROM WTF.”
A third wrote: “What episode is this why haven't I seen it wtf???”
Tagging two friends, another added: "Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't seen this."
Along with his turn as James Cook in Skins, O’Connell has also been known for credits in the likes of This is England, Eden Lake, ‘71 and BBC miniseries The North Water.
More recently, he starred in Steven Knight’s SAS Rogue Heroes as real life war hero Paddy Mayne, who joined the Special Air Service (SAS) at the age of 25 in 1941, having been recruited from a prison cell.
Pasqualino, meanwhile, played d'Artagnan in the television series The Musketeers and Elvis Harte in Our Girl.
Last year, he also featured in mystery thriller Medusa Deluxe, and Apple TV drama Shantaram.
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