After a year away, left on an uncertain note no less, series four came back with a literal bang, as we see new girl Sophia walking through a club before launching herself from the top floor.
Her death colours the rest of the fourth generation’s episodes, directly or indirectly, and provided a suitable opening to what was the show’s grimmest run of stories to date. “Eat” (1x02 Cassie) Not many shows had used the character-per-episode format before came along, and suddenly it seemed like the perfect way to really delve into the psyches of British teens.
When you get the world’s biggest pop stars together in the same room, egos are bound to mix in unexpected ways. Kanye West may not steal Taylor Swift's thunder again this year, and Madonna (probably) won't kiss anyone, but we can only hope for unscripted moments as juicy as these.
As you prepare for what will undoubtedly be another eye-popping MTV Video Music Awards, look back at the 15 craziest, oh-no-they-didn’t moments in the award show's history.
Appearing like a dream come true for advertisers wanting to appeal to a rebellious teen audience, at the same time horrifying their parents, it was pitched as a tawdry sex and drugs fest simply after titillation and ill-advised wish-fulfilment for its impressionable young audience.
But for those that gave it a chance, wondrous moments of entertainment lay in wait.
Heard about only as an important figure in autistic JJ's life, her whole world is seen to revolve around her son's wellbeing.
When, at the end of his adventures, she sees him sitting with new friend Emily, laughing and joking over breakfast like any normal teenager, the look on her face is one of awe and relief, and is set against the same Claude Debussy music that floods the entire episode. Trampoline (1x01 Tony) For countless fans, this moment shared between Sid and Cassie in the first episode was the moment they first fell in love with .All young people on TV are fairly complicated and issue-ridden, but generation one’s Cassie had more problems than most.The first (apart from Tony in the ensemble-led premiere) to get the treatment, she was the perfect person to really showcase the potential of such a series.We were always supposed to relate to sidekick Sid over the manipulative Tony and aspirational girlfriend Michelle, but there was something about his unwitting love for Hannah Murray’s ditzy anorexic that gave us a glimpse at the real show through the sex and drugs so over-exposed in the ads, posters, and reviews.The couple we learnt to root for in the first generation, this is where Sid and Cassie first struck up a connection.No one expected what we were actually given, which was the most charming, heartbreaking and hilarious instalment so far.