Apr 07 Until The End - Miss Peg Posted by Kathryn Prescott on 07 Apr 2010 | 0 comments home She’s flying through the air, hovering on the surface of reality as silence falls upon the room. She’s floating between the life she had and the life she was about to lose. In that moment, as she floated on the brink; time slowed, people froze and life as they knew it was coming to an end. The underlying theme of this series was death. Death portrayed both literally and physically. Those who struggle to survive in the skin they’re in, those who would die for the people they love and those who would kill for the people that matter the most. Sophia. A girl nobody knew, a girl who couldn’t handle her life and the pain she faced every waking day. She was loved by only a brother, yet loved more than just him. She put her heart on the line and when it was trampled over, she couldn’t handle the amount of loss. For Sophia, death was the only option because life was too hard. And so our story begins with a group of friends we all know so well; their lives affected by an event nobody could have predicted and everybody wished hadn’t happened. Thomas’s club night left him reeling, feeling guilty; the one to blame because it was his night. His life spiralled into a mess of friends he wasn’t sure he had, of a girl he cared for but couldn’t talk to and a man tempting him away from those who first helped him. He fucked up, grew tempted by more than he should have allowed and the consequences of Sophia’s death continued to linger. Emily, dying inside because of the worst betrayal from the one person nobody expected to let her down. Her family showed little support or caring about her true self, couldn’t accept her as she was and so she was left alone and confused. The only person who made life okay, was the one person who ruined everything. Katie Fucking Fitch, the girl who once told everyone she’d never not had a boyfriend since she was seven. The girl who, as everyone expected, started the series with a man named Sam. For Katie death came in a new form. She didn’t lose a person or herself. She lost the life she expected to have, her future ripped away from her by the sad affects of premature menopause. A girl changed by the pain she felt; didn’t need to have a boyfriend anymore and ended the series, where nobody expected; alone. Jonah Jeremiah Jones. A ray of hope in an otherwise dismal world of death and destruction. He met a girl in a cash and carry, asked her out on a date and failed miserably when he took her to a bar and ordered a Caribena. A true romantic comedy in the middle of drama, horror and everything else besides. The least likely character to live happily ever after discovered a girl (and her son) who could make him happy, so much so that he felt the need to serenade her with a ukulele. Elizabeth Stonem, once mute, now on the verge of a breakdown. She partied relentlessly, fucked too much and fell in love with two best friends. You could say she was the one everyone expected to end up in a bad place; appearing depressed and unable to handle life. When love finally did break through, she couldn’t handle it and so life became too messed up for her to continue being there. But she survived; saved by the love that helped destroy her and a giraffe named Patto. Pandora, so full of heart and love, broken hearted because the person she loved let her down. She could have let him back, could have forgiven him for his stupid mistake. But instead she suffered the consequences of everyone else’s reactions to life. She had no control over the death around her. Couldn’t stop her boyfriend from killing their relationship and she couldn’t stop her best friend from killing herself. Freddie fell in love with a girl who was broken. He loved her and yet, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t fix her problems. All he could do was watch, observe the mess and pick up the pieces when the unthinkable happened. He was there when she fell to pieces once more, tried to fix the problem by removing her therapist and paid the ultimate price for protecting his girl; the loss of his life. James Cook. Underrated by many. He fell in love, his only weakness and it nearly destroyed his life. He fought hard, fucked hard and ended up accepting his punishment. But for Cook that wasn’t enough, he broke out, went on the run and still managed to pick up the pieces when everything began to break. He didn’t give up on his friends, even though they screwed him over and in the end risked his life to avenge Freddie’s death. Naomi. It started on the day she first met Emily. She loved, more than she could handle and when she was faced with the truth it scared her even more. A relationship, thrust upon her by a girl who didn’t seem to want to disappear. She fought it, but could never win. Emily was, in Naomi’s own words, the one person who could ruin her life. In the end Naomi did it for herself, fucked the dead girl to spite the girl she’d die for. For Naomi, love was about more than caring for someone, it was about living and dying for that one person. Every story started with the death of Sophie and ended with Freddie. What went in between was a mess of love, loss, hatred and betrayal that broke and shattered nearly everyone it touched. Yet in the end it all came down to one group of friends who loved each other enough to save those who needed saving, to fight off those who weren’t welcome and to stay together through the ultimate tests of life.