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Series 2, Episode 6
Centric Character(s): Tony Stonem
Original Airdate: March 17 2008
Written by: Jamie Brittain
Directed by: Harry Enfield
Episode chronology

"Tony" is the sixth episode of Series 2 and the 15th episode  overall.

This episode primarily focuses on Tony Stonem trying to go back to his former life before his accident and dealing with his ex Michelle Richardson and best friend Sid Jenkins being in a relationship.


Tony is shown attempting to return to his own lifestyle, which translates into going to clubs and taking drugs. After Cassie gives Tony an ecstasy pill, Tony confronts Sid and Michelle (who are now in a full-blown sexual relationship) expressing his sarcasm at how happy he is for them. Shortly after this he begins to react badly to the drugs and has a panic attack in the toilets. A mysterious girl approaches him and reveals details about Tony's life despite her being a stranger. On the train ride up to a university open day - Tony is approached by a horrifically burned man who has large scars on his face. The man tells Tony the story of how he came to be disfigured. Later on Tony attends an open day at a university where he attends a group interview with the same (now unscathed) man he met on the train.

The mysterious girl is also at the meeting and verbally attacks the head of the university. After being ejected from the interview, Tony and the girl embark on various misdemeanors throughout the course of the day. It slowly becomes apparent to the viewer that the girl may be a figment of Tony's imagination - for example after the girl encourages (and successfully teaches) Tony how to swim, he is found alone in the pool. However when interrogated about why he was in the pool, and Tony tries to explain about the girl, he is instructed "don't go with her."

Later on Tony meets two promiscuous flatmates with the girl, who give the girl a tattoo. Later on Tony and the girl consummate, and Tony regains his sexual libido. At the end of the episode, Tony is shown to have regained the majority of his intelligence and confidence. He then goes to tell Sid and Michelle that he loves them both and announces his disapproval of their sexual relationship. In its closing scenes, the tattoo that the girl had marked on her back is seen on Tony's, the implication being that the girl had been a creation of Tony's subconscious, ergo the manifestation of his 'animus' or 'inner nature'.

Music Featured in "Tony"[1]

Note: The music tracks listed below only refer to the music featured in the episode's initial airing. Many of the music tracks featured in this episode have been substituted for alternative tracks either for the BBC America airing or for both the US and UK home media release of Series 2.

The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Greenfields
Wobly Tech - Supreme Idiot Techno Mayhem / Pipe Down, Perkins / One for the Slags, Two for the Wags
Yomanda - Sunshine
Amen Uk - Passion
Fat Segal - Me Gut
Buraka Som Sistema - Yah
Depeche Mode - I Feel You
Fat Segal - Untitled

The Brother Kite - Get on, Me
Vampire Weekend - Walcott
The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Untitled
Broadcast - Valerie
The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Greenfields
7HZ- fup Fup
Holy Fuck - K Rhythm Pt 1
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Jollity Farm
DJ Vadim - Sufferin Blues
Bonobo - Ketto
The Good, The Bad and The Queen - The Good, The Bad and The Queen
Sparklehorse - Sad, beautiful world
Holy Fuck - K Rhythm Part 2
Lambchop - Is a woman
Ramones - Oh, oh i love her so