On 18 November 2012, Andrew Gower appeared as Jake in the British science fiction dramedy show Misfits, season 4 episode 4 “In the Skin of Another”.

Misfits is about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service programme, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm. In season 4 the “Misfits” are Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Finn (Nathan McMullen), Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Jess (Karla Crome).

Finn and Rudy share a room at the community centre but Rudy’s amorous escapades cause growing tensions between them. The shy Finn is secretly in love with Jess but his clumsy attempts at flirting with her aren’t very effective. Jess in turn is attracted to the handsome barkeeper Alex (Matt Stokoe) who Rudy believes to be gay because he turns down every girl.

Curtis watches an argument between his new girlfriend, the mysterious Lola (Lucy Gaskell), and a stranger. When he confronts her about it afterwards, she confesses that the stranger was her violent ex-boyfriend Jake (Andrew Gower). She convinces Curtis to take a gun to threaten Jake so that he leaves her alone. When Curtis confronts Jake, a fight between them breaks out, and Jake is accidentally killed.

Curtis then learns that Lola is an imposter, who since the freak storm manipulates men to turn against each other. However, the only other person, who knows Lola and who he can question about her, is Jake, the man he’s just killed. Curtis decides to resurrect Jake even though this will eventually turn Jake into a zombie.

Watch a clip from the episode here:

Here’s what some of the reviews had to say about Andrew’s performance:

  • Andrew Gower […] felt rather wasted here in the small (even if significant) part of Jake; he was as charismatic as ever, but got little to do (Simon’s Incoherent Blog, 19 November 2012)
  • Andrew Gower is underused here, but happily brings the same memorable creepiness to his character that he did to Being Human’s Cutler (Digital Spy, 19 November 2012)
  • Jake […] doesn’t get much to do here, but he still makes an impact. (SFX, 18 November 2012)
  • The excellent Andrew Gower […] an underused Andrew Gower (Cultbox, 18 November 2012)
  • Poor Andrew Gower has a crap time in every show he’s in. Shot, resurrected and then bludgeoned to death with a rolling pin. Ouch! (Billie Doux)

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