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Fire: Part 1 

Sharing a flat with would-be stand up comic Naomi Effy is now the office junior at the hedge fund department of Hewitt Maurice asset management fund. To avoid a friend getting into trouble ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Martin

Writers:

Bryan Elsley (creator), Jamie Brittain (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Kaya Scodelario ... Effy Stonem
Lily Loveless ... Naomi Campbell
Kayvan Novak ... Jake Abbasi
Lara Pulver ... Victoria
Craig Roberts ... Dominic
Amy Wren Amy Wren ... Jane
Christian Roe Christian Roe ... Pinky
Davood Ghadami Davood Ghadami ... Raj
Hywel Morgan Hywel Morgan ... Mark
Richard David-Caine Richard David-Caine ... Hipster Friend (as Richard David Caine)
Kathryn Prescott ... Emily Fitch (voice)
Ian Pink ... Geeky Guy
Jason Cook ... Comedy MC
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Downie ... Mr. Jessup
Jeremy Joyce Jeremy Joyce ... Freddie
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Sharing a flat with would-be stand up comic Naomi Effy is now the office junior at the hedge fund department of Hewitt Maurice asset management fund. To avoid a friend getting into trouble Effy stands in for her boss Victoria and takes it upon herself to deal with valued client Max Stibbard,who is impressed. As a result Jake,the head of the firm gives Effy the chance to be a dealer and,helped by the lovelorn Dominic from the research department,pulls off an impressively lucrative deal. Effy is now mixing with high-flying financiers and Naomi is appalled at her friend's shallow behaviour,especially as Naomi admits to having cancer. Effy however is on a roll and embarks upon an affair with Jake. At the same time it is noticed that market returns are not matching the firm's returns. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

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Release Date:

1 July 2013 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The establishing shot from Effy's first titular episode (s1 e8) is fire; the flame of a candle on the Stonem's dinner table. See more »

Quotes

Jake Abbasi: [about an investor] He needs to think that he's winning.
Effy Stonem: When, in fact, you are.
Jake Abbasi: Am I?
[kisses Effy]
Effy Stonem: Easy, boss.
[walks away]
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Soundtracks

You My Everything
Performed by Ellie Goulding
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Welcome back, skins!
2 July 2013 | by sov-dhoreSee all my reviews

I really don't know why everybody is so upset with skins characters being adults and different. I mean of course we do miss their old characters; I was hoping that I'd see a blonde badass Naomi, but that isn't real, is it? none of us are the same as we were in high school. It seemed real to me, how we can still see their characters, only within a completely different period of their time. Effy, the selfish party girl, is still the same. You can feel the old effy in her. Naomi has changed, but she changed since season 4 so get used to it. I believe that skins' writers will never let us down. Whenever they bring a new generation, we always end up loving them. So whatever they would do with those former characters is completely fine. I do not really mind that they are doing this for the fans or whatsoever. At least they are doing it, and I will enjoy my skins no matter what it is. Skins fire is not "wow" per se, but I was impressed by it. maybe because I have been waiting for it for so long. I love the soundtrack and the cinematography. That's what beautiful about skins, they care about every little detail to produce an astonishing episode. I think that the fact that we have to get to know the characters all over again affected the way we enjoy it; instead of watching and living it, we end up asking "huh? Why? What? Etc." I enjoyed every second of this episode, I laughed and I cried, and I don't care how different they are. I am a loyal fan, and I can cope with every change they make in skins. I mean IT'S SKINS. No matter how they change the characters, they will always impress us.


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