In college, Cassie runs into Sid at the canteen, and they talk.Having developed a crush on him on the previous episode, she reveals to him how she is able to get away with hiding the fact that she is not eating, but he is not impressed with it, and protests.The two talk and even briefly kiss, although Cassie reveals she took a "shit load" of pills and passes out.

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Cassie is depicted as being eccentric and suffering from several mental disorders — most notably, anorexia nervosa — and multiple issues, including low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, and drug addiction, but is gentle-natured and friendly...interesting because she has a lot of problems, and she's very troubled, and she's anorexic and completely lacking in self-esteem and self-belief, but along with that she's sort of quite smart.

I think that she has quite a good reading on a lot of the other characters about what they're like and how they work and stuff, and I think she's a very clever girl, and she's also kind of silly and dreamy and quite fun at the same time as being a very tragic character.

At the beginning of the first series, Cassie is recently discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt off-screen.

Her friend Michelle Richardson (April Pearson) arranges for her to take Sid Jenkins' (Mike Bailey) virginity at a party.

There is (season 4 episode 2) a drawing which strongly resembles Cassie posted at the front of Sophia's room.

This could be a joke made by the producers of the show.

how she feels and what her tactics are", and campaigned to prevent any announcement of any counselling helplines during the episode's credits because they "didn't want a little preachy drama where everyone hugs at the end"; instead, the producers hoped that people would recognize their own faults in Cassie.

The viewer is reintroduced to Cassie five years after series two in Pure, in which she is shown to have changed in many ways.

She postpones her plans after discovering Sid loves her through a letter he wrote at the beginning of the episode, and the series ends with the pair holding hands on the same park bench Cassie attempted suicide on.

It is implied that Sid lost his virginity to her at the start of the second series.

It seems as though every single shred of joy and wonder from her youth has been tarnished; consumed and rejected by the cold realities of adulthood and responsibility.