Series 1 introduces the series' first generation of main characters. Tony is a popular but manipulative boy, who is fiercely protective of his mysterious younger sister Effy. His best friend SidMichelle. Her best friend JalAnwar is a Muslim who struggles to follow his faith, Maxxie an openly gay boy who practices tap dancing as well as other dramatic arts and Chris is their party animal friend who has family problems, so far unknown to the others. Cassie is a mentally unstable girl with an eating disorder and drug problems. Cassie is also in love with Sid through the two first generations' tenure. In the Series 2 episode "Cassie", she says "I'll always love you Sid... that's the problem". is too quiet to stand up for anything, but is in love with Tony's girlfriend is an overbearing and talented clarinet player,
Episode one, "Tony", is an ensemble piece, which introduces the characters and the format. Episode two ("Cassie"), features Cassie's time in an eating disorder hospital. Episode three ("Jal") features Jal's ambition to win BBC Young Musician of the Year. Episode four ("Chris") features Chris left alone with £1000 left to him by his mother, and his eventual move into temporary student accommodation. Episode five ("Sid") shows Sid' struggle with his dysfunctional family and his victimisation at the hands of Tony's manipulation, where he breaks up with Michelle for Sid to date her, only to intervene and win Michelle back for himself. Unlike episodes one to five, episode six ("Maxxie and Anwar") focuses on both the two named characters and how they build up conflict through Maxxie's homosexuality and Anwar's Muslim faith. Episode seven ("Michelle") shows Michelle's understanding of Tony's manipulative and cheating ways, and her gradual acceptance a relationship with him is not good for her. Episode eight, "Effy", focuses less on its namesake than on the central characters' search for her. "Finale" focuses on the whole group in general. The series finishes with the anti-hero Tony being run down by a bus after he begins to change his personality for the benefit of winning back Michelle, then the main cast sings the Cat Stevens 1970 classic "Wild World." It is also noted that each episode starts with the eyes of the main character.
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