It's frustrating, because putting JP (Jack Whitehall) and Howard (Greg McHugh) together—in a search for drugs—was something I've been looking forward to since their toilet standoff in episode 1, but writer Keith Akushie didn't run with the suggestion they'll be quarrelsome competitors. And Vod's (Zawe Ashton) "storyline" was more like a stray event, as she read and enjoyed a book she's supposed to write a report and found she could therefore write a review from the heart.
This certainly wasn't a terrible episode, just disappointingly mediocre. That said, the fact that Kingsley finally slept with inamorata Josie (under embarrassing circumstances), but only after he'd unexpectedly lost his virginity with drama student Ruth, adds a great wrinkle to their love story. I just hope characters like JP, Howard and Vod get some good storylines soon, because they've been left wanting for the past few weeks.
What did you think?
written by Keith Akushie (additional material by Penny Skinner) · directed by Nick Wood · 12 October 2011 · Channel 4