Curtis is reunited with his old girlfriend, and tries to set things right using his powers, with serious consequences.

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Curtis agrees to turn back time at the request of ex-girl-friend Sam,who went to prison following the drugs bust. His initial attempt is unsatisfactory as Sam gets stabbed and in the present Tony kills all his friends because he was not there to save them. However,he sets things right and starts dating Sam again - which,considering his feelings for Alisha, causes complications.Sally's suspicions about the group are confirmed when she finds Tony's credit card in Simon's locker. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Nathan is at the bowling alley his stance, licking of the ball and the backing music are an almost exact copy of a scene in The Big Lebowski, in which Jesus Quintana a known pervert bowls a strike to the disgust of the main characters. See more »

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When Curtis takes out his jacket to help Kelly for the second time in the episode, he first takes out the money from his pocket and he then bites them, in order to free his hands. The money changes orientation, as the folded part is first looking towards his mouth, then towards the camera! See more »

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Spoofs The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix)
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Grounghog Day Misfits style.
21 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After flashes of their true powers this week really show us what this cracking British series can do given the chance where we see one of the characters use his turning back time power and use it to actually go back in time and change something which isn't always the brightest idea.

When Curtis(the excellent Nathan Stewart Jarrett)bumps into his former jailbird girlfriend Sam it brings back a sense of guilt seeing as she went to jail for a drug bust and he feels guilty as it should of been him instead.

Suddenly his ability to turn back time goes haywire and he finds himself back at the time of the bust and knows he has to change things to make it right with Sam in the future.But this doesn't always go according to plan and he finds himself playing it over a few times Groundhog Day style to try and get things just right and after thinking he had changed it for the better the Butterfly Effect comes into play as something goes badly wrong in the future meaning Curtis has to go back once more to make sure it doesn't change things dramatically.

Its not just Curtis's story though as his fellow community service buddies are seen briefly meeting each other(very clever that,true foreshadowing there)and we see them have moments to shine for example we see just how Nathan(outstanding Robert Sheehan)got himself into trouble with the law in the first place that includes pinching some pick and mix leading to a very funny exchange between him and the owner of the bowling alley it takes place in called Beverly played by the brilliant Perry Benson(a man called Beverly which of course Nathan has to have a crack about to make us chuckle)plus we see the other three cast members Kelly(Lauren Socha),Simon(Iwan Rheon)and Alisha(Antonia Thomas)before they were up for community service and all five meet each other at different times.

I think this was Misfits best episode so far by a mile and its down to two things the genius plot and the superb acting of Jarrett as Curtis.Its nice he finally gets to lead an episode as the other four stars seem to have had bigger roles than him but for me he is by far the best actor in the show and though Sheehan's Nathan is funniest by far Jarrett's Curtis is the most interesting character and we learn he could of been a superstar athlete if he had left the drugs alone plus though he broke the law he tries his best to make amends and is the most caring of the group that includes trying to take the blame for Sam and looking after his future friend Kelly by helping her after she gets very drunk by putting his coat around her so she is warm and even drunk Kelly appreciates this('your really caring you are' she remarks).

The other star performer was of course Sheehan as Nathan who makes you laugh right way through whether its spitting out the drink he bought,eating pick and mix without paying,running to get away from the manager(by going down the bowling lane)and taking the mick out of owner Beverly's name('that's a girls name isn't it' is the only joke I can write that isn't rude to be honest)before having his dad come down to bail him out which he doesn't(brilliantly played by Dexter Fletcher)and then finally stapling Beverly's hand with a stapler.The others have good moments including Kelly's before mentioned meeting with Curtis before they see each again later,Alisha thinking Curtis is chatting her up at the bar and the creepy member of the group Simon getting cruelly embarrassed but after caring about him we see a dangerous side to him as thinks about attacking Kelly when she is sleeping before thinking otherwise(this guy is odd and could be evil),they all are brilliant.

Far and away the best episode of this unique British series so far with a gripping time loop plot,fantastic acting by Jarrett,Sheehan on epic comedy form and supreme writing better than most Brit shows would try.


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