So, I’ve dealt with my grief over Grace’s death by making a “Grace Lives” edition of S6, and that shall henceforth be my AU headcanon ending for Skins gen 3. (I’ll still watch the real S6 eps at least once to check out what happens, but the “Grace Lives” edition will be the only S6 I rewatch aside from the mini episodes). It's basically just most of 6.01 (minus some Franky/Luke stuff and minus everything after Alo goes down on Mini outside the toilets) with a new ending tacked on using a bit of footage from 6.02 and a couple short scene-establishing clips. The story (aka the explanation for what’s going on, lol) goes as follows: The gang fly home (1000 pts. if you can name the movie I took the airplane clip from) and Rich goes over to Grace’s house (because Alo wants to throw a party there while Grace’s parents are out of town). (And Rich heads over wearing a wig so it looks like his hair grew back overnight, to give Grace a laugh, but she’s in the shower or something so he just takes it off and changes into his party clothes – ngl, I couldn’t find a better establishing shot). Then, Rich finds Grace in her room, in bed and ready for some lovin’ (this is an AU version of the Hardlet love scene from 6.02 set to "Wasted Daylight" – I am so ticked they didn’t give us that love scene when Grace was alive in canon – but it’s with living Grace in my altered episode). (While Grace and Rich are having it off, Alo comes over and finishes getting the house ready for the party and the guests arrive.) And then, after the lovin’, (Grace wants to nap longer than Rich, so) Rich goes down to the party to do his gig with Alo and their band (I tacked on Alo and Rich's "We Are One" song) and Grace comes down to the party and Rich smiles at her, THE END. SHOW OVER, EVERYONE LIVES.
The “Grace Lives” edition is 33 min. long and is a 460.51 MB wmv file. You can download it here: http://depositfiles.com/files/x56as
Perhaps this will make it easier to re-watch the sweet Hardlet scenes in 6.01 and some from 6.02, for all you Grace and Hardlet fans (and Rich fans, too).