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|“||Okay let's make a deal, I'll call an ambulance just as soon as you f--k your sister.||„|
|~ Josh Stock|
|“||Well you only needed to ask me. Here endeth the lesson.||„|
|~ Josh's final words before letting Tony and Effy go free.|
Josh Stock is the secondary antagonist in the first season of Skins. He was formerly a well adjusted young man having recovered from significant mental health issues before suffering a breakdown thanks to the machinations of Tony Stonem.
He was portrayed by Ben Lloyd-Hughes.
Josh is first seen at his sister Abigail's school where he holds the latter back from fighting Michelle. They hit off quickly, although don't see each other again until Michelle accompanies Sid on a visit to his mother's mental institution where he's revealed to be working as a carer where the two decide to go on a date.
On the date, the two talk about their lives and Michelle confides in him her current issues with Tony, after accurately guessing their problems he tells her that a lot of his family have mental health issues and since his mother is a psychiatrist he can easily pick up on said things. He also tells her about his own mental health, showing her he's on anti-psychotics.
Tony finds out about this and tricks Abigail into posing naked for photos, steals Josh's phone with the help of a friend, and uploads the pictures to the phone and sends them to everybody Josh knows, including Michelle, which leads to Josh getting dumped.
Unfortunately Josh finds out about what Tony did, so he invites Tony's sister Effy to a party, drugs her up until she loses consciousness and gets Tony to come to the party. Josh tries to force Tony to have sex with his unconscious sister.
After making Tony plead, Josh allows him to walk away with Effy, declaring that "here endeth the lesson."
Josh initially was presented as a relaxed, pleasant, polite and well adjusted young man, although did mention he was on anti-psychotic medication, although was very "upfront" about his ailment as Michelle described him as.
However after suffering from a breakdown thanks to Tony ruining his relationship from Michelle he stopped taking his medication and revealed the darker side of his personality, where he was incredibly violent and perfectly willing to nearly allow Effy to die of an overdose to settle the score with Tony. He was also quite sadistic, making it seem as though he was going to force Tony to sleep with his own unconscious sister, although he never intended on carrying out said threat he did still intimidate Tony to the point of putting him tears with it.