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The Best Episodes of Skins

Every episode of Skins ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Skins!

Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.


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The best episode of "Skins" is "Final Goodbyes", rated 9.2/10 from 1333 user votes. It was directed by Charles Martin and written by Jack Thorne. "Final Goodbyes" aired on 4/14/2008 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Everyone".

  • Final Goodbyes
    9.2/10 1,333 votes

    #1 - Final Goodbyes

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2008-04-14

    It's the day of the A-Level results, and also a day of great sadness.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Jack Thorne

  • Everyone
    9.1/10 1,492 votes

    #2 - Everyone

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2007-03-22

    It's taken quite a lot of time and effort for everyone to fall out with each other. But they've worked at it and they certainly aren't in the mood for apologies. Anwar's crazy birthday party offers a chance for scores to be settled.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bryan Elsley

  • Cassie
    8.9/10 1,150 votes

    #3 - Cassie

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2008-04-07

    What's the matter with Cassie? She's back together with Sid, Chris is on the mend, Michelle and Tony are back with each other and exams are finally over. But can Cassie be happy?

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Bryan Elsley

  • Sid
    8.8/10 1,208 votes

    #4 - Sid

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2008-02-25

    Sid hasn't coped at all well with the fact that his best friend Tony is a shadow of the man he was and that Cassie has moved away to Scotland, where as far as he can tell, she is having the time of her life.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bryan Elsley

  • JJ
    8.7/10 875 votes

    #5 - JJ

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-03-05

    Poor JJ. Everything's gone pear-shaped since Effy came between his two best friends and split apart his friendship group - but Emily proves to be a true friend in his hour of need.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: N/A

  • Effy
    8.6/10 1,321 votes

    #6 - Effy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2007-03-15

    Has nobody noticed that Effy, Tony's little sister, never utters a word? Has nobody ever noticed that she sneaks out at night? Tony has. And Tony doesn't care about anybody or anything - except his little sister.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jack Thorne

  • Chris
    8.6/10 1,018 votes

    #7 - Chris

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2008-03-10

    It's been a long road full of tribulations, drugs, petty theft, non attendance and resounding failure for Chris at college. So when the CCTV cameras catch him shagging Buck Tooth in the science corridor, the director calls time.

    Director: Harry Enfield

    Writer: Ben Schiffer

  • Effy
    8.6/10 1,020 votes

    #8 - Effy

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-03-24

    What is it about Effy? The mystery girl has had a lot to deal with.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Lucy Kirkwood

  • Cassie
    8.5/10 1,568 votes

    #9 - Cassie

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-02-01

    Cassie's family and friends are too wrapped up in their own worlds to notice that she's not eating - but there is someone who cares.

    Director: Paul Gay

    Writer: Bryan Elsley, Jamie Brittain

  • Effy
    8.4/10 810 votes

    #10 - Effy

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-03-12

    Effy's lost her mojo. Mindless sex with Cook no longer satisfies her and things in the Stonem household are becoming intolerable.

    Director: Charles Martin

    Writer: Lucy Kirkwood

  • Cook
    8.4/10 747 votes

    #11 - Cook

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-02-11

    Cook is in prison after what happened at the party. He's told by his lawyer that he has no choice but to plead guilty... but Cook isn't willing to accept responsibility.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Ben Schiffer

  • Katie
    8.4/10 692 votes

    #12 - Katie

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-02-18

    Katie Fitch has a problem. Katie's family's bankrupt, and they've got nowhere to live. And under the strain of it all, Jenna and Rob seem to be headed for splitsville and James Fitch is scared.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sid
    8.3/10 1,233 votes

    #13 - Sid

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2007-02-22

    Sid's in trouble. Deep trouble. His coursework hasn't made the grade, he's grounded, and as sexually frustrated as ever. Will Sid buckle down and focus on his future or will he continue to be hypnotized by his best friend's girlfriend?

    Director: Minkie Spiro

    Writer: Jamie Brittain

  • Pandora
    8.3/10 831 votes

    #14 - Pandora

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-02-12

    The first and only boy Pandora's ever fancied has been deported before she's got beyond first base. But her lovesickness has to take a backseat when the Jim/Anthea/Steve love triangle is blown open.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Daniel Kaluuya, Bryan Elsley

  • Katie and Emily
    8.3/10 752 votes

    #15 - Katie and Emily

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-03-19

    Katie is too humiliated from the incident in the woods to leave the house. Lucky she's got Emily to bail her out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bryan Elsley

  • Maxxie and Anwar
    8.2/10 1,318 votes

    #16 - Maxxie and Anwar

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-03-01

    What happens when two friends suddenly run up against the limits of their friendship? Maxxie and Anwar are about to find out.

    Director: Chris Clough

    Writer: Simon Amstell, Ben Schiffer

  • Tony and Maxxie
    8.2/10 1,124 votes

    #17 - Tony and Maxxie

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-02-11

    Maxxie is looking after Tony, but he has his own problems. He desperately wants to leave college and follow his dream to become a dancer, but his dad is giving him hell about it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Bryan Elsley

  • Michelle
    8.2/10 976 votes

    #18 - Michelle

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2008-03-03

    Michelle's mum has gone and done it again - another new husband. Before Michelle knows what's happening, her manipulative new step sister Scarlett is invading her life, co-opting her friends and offering unwanted advice.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tony
    8.2/10 1,092 votes

    #19 - Tony

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2008-03-17

    Tony's world is a strange one. Isolated and alone, he is desperate to find the way back to himself. He tries to act normal, but bumping into Sid and Michelle at a club sends him spiralling again.

    Director: Harry Enfield

    Writer: Jamie Brittain

  • Jal
    8.2/10 906 votes

    #20 - Jal

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2008-03-31

    Jal has a secret so big, she can't tell anyone until she works out what to do about it. But as revision, music school auditions and needy best friends press down on her, the secret starts to leak out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Daniel Kaluuya

  • Chris
    8.1/10 1,264 votes

    #21 - Chris

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-02-15

    Happy-go-lucky party animal Chris wakes up one morning to find his mum's gone away for a few days and left him a grand. But what do you do after you've thrown a party to end all parties and blown all the money?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jack Thorne

  • Naomi
    8.1/10 831 votes

    #22 - Naomi

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-02-26

    Naomi thinks she's got her world worked out - but her super smart exterior hides the insecurities beneath, and when the student president elections are announced, it stirs her into questioning what she really wants.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jack Thorne

  • Emily
    8.1/10 698 votes

    #23 - Emily

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-02-04

    Emily and Naomi are loved up and enjoying their extended summer of love together. The thorn in Emily's side is her family. Her mother is unable to accept Naomi as anything other than a bad influence, and is keen for Emily to go travelling alone.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rich
    8.1/10 540 votes

    #24 - Rich

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-01-30

    Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and it's killing him. Alo tries to keep Rich out of trouble with band practice, but Rich is committed to his love.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rise (1)
    8.1/10 683 votes

    #25 - Rise (1)

    Season 7 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-07-29

    Working as a drug dealer and gangster run-around, Cook finds himself in hot water after his boss asks a favour of him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A