As If Season 1
S01 E01Jan 22, 2001
101 (Jamie's POV) Jan 22, 2001 This episode is all from the point of view of Jamie, a typical teenager whose main thoughts are girls and parties. Jaime's latest crush is Nicki, who's just split up with her latest boyfriend.Sooz is the dark and struggling artist of the group with her many piercings and tattoos and an attitude that scares most guys away.Rob is a young man who works at a coffee bar and is in a relationship with Sasha, Nicki's best friend.Finally there's Alex who who is best mates with Jaimie and a pal to Sooz but who has a secret.
S01 E02Jan 23, 2001
102 (Sooz's POV) Jan 23, 2001 In this episode we are shown life from Sooz's point of view for the first time. On the outside, Sooz is a grungy, tough, unique, rebellious teenager with multiple peircings and dreadlocks. On the inside we learn she is quite insecure, and has a deep crush on her friend, Rob. Sooz is working on an art project and tries to photograph people's tattoos, but no one shows up to be her model. Jamie says it's because she scares men. Rob, seeing that Sasha is going out with a new guy, offers to pose for Sooz to get Sasha jealous and turns up at her house. Sooz takes photos of Rob's tattoo and the pair find they get on well. She ends up painting a tattoo on his back and while she trys to hide her feelings, they have a moment. Sooz lets spill that Sasha is getting serious with her new boyfriend but is unable to reveal how she feels to Rob.
S01 E03Jan 24, 2001
103 (Alex's POV) Jan 24, 2001 While still not ready to tell his parents he's gay, Alex tries to meet an attractive man he saw on the club, even though all his friends keep telling him it'll never happen. When he finally gets a date with the guy (after joining the gym just so he could talk to him), Al's looks are ruined by Sasha's fight with Chris (who was only with her for sex). He tries to borrow some of Jamie's clothes, but Jamie is too busy with a girl on the internet. So Al has to go to Dan's house looking like crap, and Dan takes care of him. Al lies about his age, following Sooz's advice that the age difference would ruin it. Dan tells Alex he's a cop.
S01 E04Jan 25, 2001
104 (Jamie's POV) Jan 25, 2001 Jamie finally gets a real date with the woman he's been chatting on the internet for the past weeks. He's apprehensive because he lied about his age and job, and still has to put up with all the teasing from his friends who keep telling him how horrible this person might be. When he finally meets Gabi, he finds out she's much older than him. Still, they have a great night out and end up having sex. She reveals to him she has a son, and after they discuss their age difference issue, she breaks up with him because she feels like he won't be able to give her what she wants: love. Jamie tells his friends he's the one who dumped her. Meanwhile, Al is trying to adjust to his relationship with Dan. Rob's obsession by Sasha just gets worse after he develops problems at home.
S01 E05Jan 26, 2001
105 (Nicki's POV) Jan 26, 2001 Sooz flirts with a french guy at a party, but Nicki takes advantage of her shyness and steals the guy from Sooz. Louise, the annoying girl, is once again bothering everyone to sing a petition to help cows, so to get rid of the girl the gang tells her to go protest against a local merchant who sells zebra carpets. She goes to jail, and Nicki tries to raise money to help Louise (and relieve her guilty conscience), but Louise doesn't want Nicki's help. Meanwhile, Rob says he's done with Sasha, who tries to get him back. Sooz tells Jamie she likes Rob. Louise gets a date with a guy that tried to help her at the street. Nicki finally realizes that she's a crappy friend and has never been in love (and also steals other people's boyfriends, like she did with Sooz and just did with Louise...).
S01 E06Jan 29, 2001
106 (Sasha's POV) Jan 29, 2001 Sasha's mom is away for the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity for Sasha to ask Rob to come over so they can talk -- and get back together, which is what Sasha really wants. Sooz and Al listen to Nicki and Sasha talking so they decide to play a little trick on Jamie and tell him to show up at Sasha's dressed up as Bugs Bunny. Sasha and Rob finally talk, and he tells her his problems concerning his father's alcoholism and how he beat him up. Sasha and Rob finally sleep together, but Rob doesn't seem fully happy about it.
S01 E07Jan 30, 2001
107 (Alex's POV) Jan 30, 2001 Ever since Alex met Dan, their relationship has been nothing but lies. Alex still doesn't have the courage to tell Dan the truth about him. Meanwhile, the school computers have been stolen and Officer Parker arrives at the school to handle the case. Alex has a very hard time covering his lies. He is asked to answer questions on the missing computers, and Dan overhears Alex telling the other cop his real age. Dan says they're finished, and Al feels the consequences of his lies. He unsuccessfully tries to get Dan's forgiveness by telling him the whole truth, but the damage is too big to be fixed. They're finished.
S01 E08Jan 31, 2001
108 (Nicki's POV) Jan 31, 2001 Nikki is still seeing Gary behind Louise's back, but when she meets an attractive man at the coffee place she doesn't think twice before posing as a model to go out with him and blow her friends off. He takes her to a fancy dinner and later to a hotel room where they spend the night together. The next morning the man is gone - and so is her credit card. She is left with a £600 debt and has nobody to call for help, except Alex. Poor Alex has to call Dan to save Nikki, which eliminates what could have been a last chance for them to get back together. Nikki realizes the mistake she made, but leave her alone for two seconds and she'll be jumping right into another man's bed, proving she still hasn't changed at all.
S01 E09Feb 1, 2001
109 (Rob's POV) Feb 1, 2001 Pushed by Sasha, Rob decides to go back home after staying with Jamie for awhile. His father wants him to help paint a room in the house, but Rob already made plans with Sasha. Rob's dad hits him and he hides from Sasha at Jamie's. Sasha finds out what happened and goes to Rob's house to tell his father how abusive he is. Rob walks in with Sasha yelling at Steve, and after Sasha leaves Rob and his father have a fight. Only this time Rob fights back. Now he is definitely out of the house, and until he finds a place of his own he'll stay at Jamie's. Meanwhile, Nicki is turned down by all her friends (even Sasha), which makes her wonder if there is really something wrong with her.
S01 E10Feb 2, 2001
110 (Sooz's POV) Feb 2, 2001 Rob suggests that Nicki and Sasha take Sooz out to the nightclub they are going when he can't make it, but the girls aren't too sure. Sooz decides to go because it's a really good club, and the girls head off for a night out. Jamie meets Gabi on the street and Al starts to drink to forget Dan. The girls go to the night club and Sasha leaves the other two there to go home for Rob. Nicki is trying to stay "men-free" and who else could help her but Sooz, the men repellent? But Sooz is trying to forget Rob now that he's back with Sasha, and flirts with a guy after taking lessons from Nicki and Sasha. Nicki gets in the way, but luckily Sooz runs into the guy again. They go over to her place, but she is unable to do anything serious with him because she's not up for just sex, especially seeing as she's still a virgin. She kicks him out, and he insults her. Sooz curls up in her bed, upset and leaves an upset voice message on Jamie's phone as he's asleep.
S01 E11Feb 5, 2001
111 (Jamie's POV) Feb 5, 2001 Jamie is going crazy with the thought that Gabi maybe pregnant with his child. He's at first terrified with the possibility of becoming a father at age 18, but after thinking it over he decides to be there for her. She tells him it's not his baby, but he still wants to be involved. He volunteers to take care of her son for a few hours while she has some time for herself, but is devastated when she tells him she's back with her husband. Meanwhile, Sasha keeps blowing Rob off for a night out with the girls and Alex goes on internet dates with men whose jobs are similar to Dan's. Nevertheless he's still not interested in any of them because "they're not Dan".
S01 E12Feb 6, 2001
112 (Truth Or Dare) Feb 6, 2001 The group decides to play truth or dare. Nicki and Sasha only want to laugh at the other's secrets, and everyone else feels uncomfortable and embarrassed. Among dares such as kisses and revealing imtimate secrets, Nicki and Sasha laugh at Jamie when he tries to share an emotional moment. During a dare where they both have to run around the block in their underwear, Sooz and Rob nearly share a kiss. Sasha keeps going after Sooz and tries to humiliate her. Sooz is cornered by the girls about her sexual experiences while Sasha shares with the others her horrible experience with a virgin boy. She ridicules him, which hurts Rob, who tells her he was a virgin when he first slept with her.
S01 E13Feb 7, 2001
113 (Rob's POV) Feb 7, 2001 Rob, Sooz and Jamie are working in a posh resturant. It's a boring job between the rude customers and the bossy maitre, so Rob and Sooz, who have been flirting all night, quit. They sit down to talk in an empty room at the resturant, but they end up getting intimate and kissing. Jamie walks in on them when they're about to take the next step. Sooz is deverstated when Rob reveals he felt nothing from the kiss. The next morning, Rob feels very regretful and hides the night's events from Sasha. He asks her to move in with him, which deeply hurts Sooz. Worried about her, Jamie tells Rob she's in love with him. Rob realizes he's in trouble.
S01 E14Feb 8, 2001
114 (Alex's Birthday) Feb 8, 2001 Everyone tries to cheer up Alex as he's depressed over Dan, but nothing seems to work. Nonetheless, the group plan a surprise party for his 18th Birthday at the H20 club. Jamie calls Dan asking him to show up. Dan is doubtful at first and asks if Al is seeing anyone and Jamie assures him he's not. But Jamie didn't count on Alex meeting a guy playing darts. At the party, Alex is ecstatic to see that his beloved Dan is there, and Jamie desperately tries to keep Jeff away from Al. He even comes on to Jeff, who is shocked to learn that Alex is gay. He tells him that he only wanted to play darts and that his boyfriend came on to him, and Dan thinks Alex is lying again. Alex tells Jamie that he actually bought Jeff to set him up with Sooz. Meanwhile Sooz is busy getting drunk to deal with her depression over Rob, and Rob is worried she'll spill the beans over their kiss to Sooz. Dan almost leaves, but stops when Chris confronts him over some money he owes. Dan offers to help Alex, and Alex accepts, even though Dan only wants to be friends with him.
S01 E15Feb 9, 2001
115 (Sooz's POV) Feb 9, 2001 Sooz locks herself out of her house and the only one she can go for help is Nicki. Dressed in her cheerful clothes, Sooz meets Jamie at the café, and Sasha makes fun of her. Jamie realises how down and depressed Sooz is and tries to be her friend. Tired of being ridiculed by Sasha, Sooz says out loud she and Rob kissed. Sasha breaks up with Rob, and Sooz sees an opportunity for the two finally be together. But Rob loves Sasha too much and asks Sooz to tell her that their kiss only showed him how much he loves his girlfriend. Extremely hurt, Sooz looks for a friendly shoulder in Al, who's busy with Dan, and Jamie, who makes fun of her poems. She storms out of Jamie's, and he worries she may do something stupid. At the tube train station, Sooz stands on the edge of the platform, prepared to jump but at the last minute, steps back. Jamie finds her and is releaved to find that she is OK.
S01 E16Feb 12, 2001
116 (Group's POV) Feb 12, 2001 The group decides to break into the club for a swim. But their plans change when things don't go exactly as they hoped. When they're all ready to leave, nobody can find the keys, and there are mysterious sounds freaking them out. They split into two groups trying to find their way out, but only find Louise, who they lied to so she wouldn't go to the club with them.
S01 E17Feb 13, 2001
117 (Nicki's POV) Feb 13, 2001 Nicki is being a man-eater again and wants to get some action with Chris (the same guy Sasha went out with), but can't risk ending up alone on Louise's welcome back party. She flirts with Jamie, her "plan B", who is so naive that actually believes Nicki wants something with him. Sooz discovers Nicki's entire plan and tries to warn Jamie, who doesn't listen to her. Nicki doesn't have second thoughts when the first opportunity of having sex with Chris comes up, but deeply regrets it later when she finds out she was his "plan B". She decides then to make up with Jamie, but Sooz doesn't let her. They insult each other and pretty soon they're rolling on the ground, pulling each other's hair and ruining the party for everybody.
S01 E18Feb 14, 2001
118 (Jamie's POV) Feb 14, 2001 Jamie starts passing out flyers on the street, convinced that one in a hundred women that gets the paper will call him. Surprisingly, someone actually calls Jamie and meets with him at the coffee place, where she asks him about parties. Trying to pass an image other than his own, Jamie convinces Sasha and Rob to let him throw a party at their place, and bugs Sooz until she talks her brother into lending Jamie his DJ table. The party gets going but soon overcrowds, and Jamie's woman brings her huge boyfriend with her. A gigantic fight starts after Nicki and Sooz exchange insults once again and Alex tries to put a stop to it. The place is destroyed, and everyone's disappointed at Jamie. He has a heart-to-heart talk with Sooz, during which she tells him about the time she almost committed suicide. Jamie says she shouldn't do that, because there are people who care about her, and they kiss.