For reasons that will become very obvious when you watch the episode, you really don’t want any of the twists and turns of this week’s adventures with the ASBO gang spoiled before its broadcast. Suffice it to say that if you did tune in last week, you won’t be disappointed in the slightest: the dark tone of the start of the season is back, but leavened with some suitably crude humour.
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett hasn’t been as front and centre this season as he has been previously: Curtis’s powers of time rewind and gender swapping lent themselves more easily to incorporation within other plotlines, but, as of the end of last season, he only appears to have the power of resurrection… and that didn’t go too well when he used it then. The slow burn of Curtis’ relationship with Lola has given the actor a chance to show some other sides, and this week’s episode focuses strongly on that, and on him.
Finn, Rudy and Jess unsurprisingly become involved with Curtis’ story, but they also have their own plotlines, and it’s good to see that Jess has taken some note of what Rudy Three told her last week…
Verdict: Another unmissable episode that has the courage to see the situations it sets up through to their logical conclusion. 8/10