Skinford: episode guide

Gag and Bag

Episode 1
Wed, April 18, 2018 (SBS One)
Written by Nik Kacevski
Directed by Nik Kacevski

It was supposed to be so simple. You do a job, you make the meet, you get paid. As an experienced flipper, Jimmy "Skinny" Skinford knows the protocol all too well. Having said that, being kidnapped and forced to dig your own grave will spanner the nicest of deals in the sharpest of ways.

But his fortune turns when a push of his dead man's shovel unearths the opportunity of a lifetime; a woman, buried but still breathing, who just can't seem to die. Her mysterious gift extends to others through touch and in her company Skinny launches headfirst into a scheme of unparalleled mayhem.

Coming face-to-face with the most depraved deviates of the criminal underworld, Skinny will have to pay his dues in order to make the meet, get his payload and have his chance at immortality. But this gift horse comes with plans of her own, and dark consequences that threaten to sever Skinny's world piece by piece.

What Are You?

Episode 2

Skinny and his best mate got caught with the wrong stolen truck at the worst time. Having miraculously escaped a shallow grave, Skinny handcuffs himself to his new ironclad insurance policy planning to visit his sick father and turn his life around. But his actions have left an impression on powerful people, and the woman's gift of invincibility begins to reveal it's dark side.

Follow The Recipe

Episode 3

Still handcuffed, Skinny and the woman are delivered to notorious arms dealer Falkov. Slighted by Skinny's ill-fated delivery, Falkov orders him to burn the truck and return with the weapons that were promised to him. The chance to turn an extra quid proves too enticing to Skinny who steals the truck and escapes Falkov's watch, hoping to flip its contents to the highest bidder. But the cargo has other plans.

The Twelve

Episode 4

Tempted by a new link to her past, Zophia wants to leave the truck and it's contents in the dust. But on recognising one of the women in the truck as his ex, Jaya, Skinny can't walk away. As the seconds pass and Falkov's search party edges closer, Zophia agrees to a last ditch escape plan and reveals her power to save their lives. But another player enters the game, and a greater sacrifice must be made.

Touch of Life

Episode 5

As Skinny and Zophia speed towards the hospital, a mysterious tormentor plays her favourite game on the runaway women. As Jaya lead-foots it past their pursuers, Zophia begins to see the good that could come from her power. And for a brief moment, Skinny understands what it means to be selfless, to be good. But, all good things must come to an end.

Favourite Colour

Episode 6

Torn too soon from Jaya and cut free from Zophia, a shaken Skinny is dragged to a cell in the dank dungeon of a large estate. There he finds an old friend and a brand new enemy, twelve-year-old Evangeline Kovak. A prodigy in brutality, the women in the truck belonged to Kovak and she doesn't like other people playing with her toys. Skinny has revelled in Zophia's invincibility too long and it's about to cost him the beating of his life.

Little Bird

Episode 7

Zophia is severed from the cuffs that bound her to Skinny and hauled into a fresh captivity as a guest in the clinical chambers of Rogozov. He is callous and unwavering in his work, deriving pleasure from the pain of those he chooses for the scarring of his terminal procedure. But the events at the hospital gate have left a different kind of mark on Zophia, who now faces a choice of her own.

Hold Your Breath

Episode 8

Having left Skinny to bleed in the dungeon, Zophia pursues a clue to the mystery of her past and tracks down Nikon. The woman talks only in half sentences and riddles, taunting Zophia with the possibility of the unknown as she leads her on a game of cat and mouse through Falkov's empty ship. But when it is revealed Skinny himself is the key to unlocking her curse, Zophia must race against the tide if she is to save him from Kovak's slow and painful execution.

Deception of Art

Episode 9

Skinny leads Zophia to the mysterious artist, 90-year-old Helen Lacks, who lies on her deathbed. As Skinny retrieves his father, Zophia tries to convince Helen to share her knowledge of the curse, but the old woman is unmoving. Meanwhile, word of Skinny's survival has once again spread through town and just as Guy get's his first taste of Zophia's power, the goon cavalry arrives.

Face to Waist

Episode 10

Outside the old folks home, Kovak's and Falkov's goons arrive, armed with the same single-minded purpose. As Emma and Guy prepare to leave the building, Helen reveals something to Zophia that will change everything. Dragged out into a fire fight, Skinny and Zophia's invincibility is revealed for all to see, and the truth behind the events of that week is finally brought out from the shadows.