Ayesha prepares to move in with Tyler, but he is clearly keeping a big secret from her. A distressed Rosie practically begs Heston for some sleeping tablets.
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Take this, make yourself scarce.
You'll get the same again in January.
Just don't show your face over Christmas.
Everyone on campus already thinks I'm some sort of...skank.
I'd die if my mum and dad found out.
I had a neighbour who had a new hip last year,
and she was back walking again in ten days.
So you could be home for Christmas!
Let us help you. Sit down.
Go to hell.
You're all liars!
She had a stroke.
Put it down. Put it down now!
I've got nothing left!
I'm warning you.
Stop telling me what to do!
You can talk to me, you know.
I know, just...drunks trying to ruin Christmas, you know?
Oh. Well, we are going to have the best one ever.
-So don't sweat it.
I'm sorry. I...
I shouldn't have lost my temper.
Can we just please put the whole episode behind us?
Jasmine, can you look at me?
Fine. I'll pick you up at four. I might be a bit late because I've...
..got a meeting.
Hey! Nice Christmas?
Keep coming. You've got plenty of room.
Now, I'm not much of a driver,
but that looks decidedly dangerous.
Yeah, I was all right until I went over that hump turning in.
Mind you, you do pack lightly, considering.
If it was me, I'd need a man with a van.
I'm a bit of a hoarder.
Yeah, well, vans cost money, so I'm doing the rest later.
Oh! With Tasty Tyler?
Yeah, the last thing I need
is Tyler giving me grief about all the stuff I've got.
-Oh, live in a rabbit hutch, does he?
Have you thought about getting somewhere bigger?
-We looked. There was nothing we liked.
Well, there was one place, but it was out of our price range.
Testing times ahead, then?
You don't sound very optimistic.
No, I am.
Things are great.
I mean, yeah, he winds me up and everything,
but he does the washing up without me asking,
puts the loo seat down when he's done,
and he gives a foot rub to die for.
I would love a man that gave a good foot rub.
Feet are riddled with erogenous zones, aren't they?
-WHY AREN'T YOU IN PE?
We were just going, miss.
Jasmine, what happened there?
Leelee, go on to class, please.
Jasmine, my office.
-Ohhh, Mrs Coombes just asked me to look at her dog's dodgy paw.
Isn't it enough I have to look at her manky feet?
What's wrong with you two?
It's just not going to be the same, is it?
Guys, I'm not moving to another country.
We are going to be still working in the same building.
-And I'm seeing you on Friday.
-Oh, yeah. Games night.
Yeah, that's not going to stop.
Still going to be different, though.
Well, look at it this way.
At least you get all the shelf space in the bathroom, now.
That's a good point!
So what do I get?
You won't have to put up with her singing out of tune.
That is true.
-What do you mean "out of tune"?!
Oh, I am going to miss you.
-Go on, then.
AYESHA CHUCKLES EMMA SIGHS
Is it just me, or is this just a little bit pathetic?
And how old's the minor?
And who did you say my point of contact was?
Mrs Noah. Right. Well, I think I've got all I need.
I'll be... Oh, should be there in about 20 minutes.
It's definitely Ferdy Scott on the CCTV.
Ah, good old Ferdinand.
Why don't you check out all his usual haunts
and bring him in as soon as?
Well, DC Hunter's already on it.
You said I could go out for an hour.
Oh, yes, you've got your move, haven't you?
Right. OK, fair enough.
Well, if anybody needs me, I'll be at St Olivia's school.
Child Protection are short-staffed,
-they've asked me to look into an allegation of assault.
-Rather you than me.
I've just been thinking how much we were like you and Tyler,
-me and Ashley.
Chalk and cheese.
Yeah, well, we're not like chalk and cheese.
No, we didn't think we were at the beginning.
Mystery. Now, that is the key to a long-lasting relationship.
I'll bear that in mind.
No, seriously, if I hadn't seen Ashley trimming his nose hair
we might have stood a fighting chance.
Yeah, but Tyler's a lad. I expect all that.
Hmm. Yeah, but you never really know a person, do you?
I mean, you're fine, now, cos you're in the honeymoon period.
Oh, ignore me. Sorry.
SHE LAUGHS THEN SIGHS
It's just I really thought Ashley and I were soul mates, you see.
Ah, you never really know, do you?
We've had our eye on Jasmine for the past year.
She's changed dramatically.
She used to be really popular, you know, sweet,
but now she's aggressive with some of the other children.
We've suspected there's something going on at home.
And she's saying that her mother hit her?
Well, I wouldn't have made the call otherwise.
No, of course not.
Are the Wilsons known to social services?
This is the first time.
You know, at St Olivia's, we pride ourselves on our pastoral care.
Sergeant Hollins, I really don't want this child
-falling between the gaps.
Neither do I.
-ANSWER MACHINE BEEPS
-Hi Adam. It's only me. Again!
Just ringing to say if you're hungry there's soup in the fridge.
OK... Anything you need, just...
just let me know. Got to go. Er, OK. Bye, bye. Bye, bye.
Can I see Dr Clay, please? It's Rosie Griffiths.
Erm, I'm sorry, Dr Clay's not here,
but you could see Dr Carter?
Is that a man or a woman?
It's a man, but he's very nice.
If you need to see a woman, you'd have to go over to the Mill.
It doesn't matter. Dr Carter's fine.
OK. Rosie Griffiths.
-Do you want to take a seat, Rosie?
OK, next please.
-What's your name?
I only want you to tell Beverley and I what you told Mrs Noah.
Jasmine, would you like something else to drink?
Some orange juice?
Can I have some apple juice, please?
Apple juice. Yeah, great.
Apple juice, that's a good choice.
You're not in any trouble, OK?
We just need to establish exactly what happened.
Will she get into trouble?
You know, my main concern is keeping you safe,
but we can't do that...
until you tell us what went on.
The unicorn smashed by accident.
It's a statue.
What happened then?
And she got all like crazy, like ballistic on me, and...
When was that?
And whereabouts did she hit you, on your body?
On my leg.
I dunno. All over.
Jasmine, does your mum...
..hit you a lot?
Yes. But nowhere you can see.
What can I do for you?
Erm, I'd like some sleeping pills.
-I understand you've been seeing Dr Clay.
And he suggested breathing exercises.
Yeah, they don't work. That's why I'm here.
OK. Have you considered counselling?
-It can be very helpful in getting to the root
of why you're not sleeping.
I don't see the point in going over things.
Well, I can't just keep prescribing.
You have to get to the root of the issue.
I have got to the root of the issue!
It's on my mind all the time!
I just feel like going over and over it makes it worse.
Please, Dr Carter,
I just want to forget about it.
I just want to sleep.
Where is she? I'd like to see her.
Mrs Wilson, Jasmine's fine.
So why won't you let me see her?
-Please, take a seat.
-I don't want to take a seat.
And I don't want another cup of tea, either. I just...
I have been called into school by the police
and no-one will tell me why, so if something's happened...
You can calm down, because, like I say, Jasmine is fine.
So what's going on?
There's been an allegation of an assault.
-But you just said she was fine.
So has...has she hit someone?
It's another child? Oh, right, right, OK,
so she's been fighting, has she?
Is the other child OK?
No-one else is involved. Yes, Jasmine has been hit...
..but she says by you.
According to your notes, you were sleeping much better
until an incident with an ex-partner.
How have you been feeling since then?
Great. Bright and breezy. Can't you tell?
Do you have problems concentrating?
I don't know.
I haven't been doing much recently.
I've been praying a lot.
Does that help?
-do you mind telling me a little more about it?
Look, I consented to it.
It's my fault. It's just something I regret, now. That's all.
I really think you should let me refer you to student counselling.
No, I've told you, I don't want to go over it!
Look, Jimmi said if I didn't get any better he'll give me the pills
-so I'll just get them from him tomorrow.
Stop looking at me!
Mrs Wilson, you are not under caution, you're not under arrest.
This is just a simple conversation.
So, why not just tell me over the phone
rather than drag me all the way down here?
Because I wanted to get a proper sense of what's going on.
Is it just you and Jasmine in the house, or is there anyone else?
-This is insane.
-You may say that.
But the school and social services clearly think that
there is reason for concern.
it's just the two of us.
It has been for a year.
Her father walked out.
Any other influences?
Any new friends? Anything that has changed in that area?
They're always together, she's the one in a foster home.
It's not that I've got anything against those kind of kids
but she's the reason why Jasmine is like she is.
And how's that?
Always trying to wind me up.
And she's even changed at school.
Mrs Noah will tell you all about that.
She's constantly sniping, chatting back.
she steals from me.
When I try to confront her about it
she just yells in my face or...
..or hits me.
Mrs Wilson, do you want to tell us what happened last night?
She broke something that meant a lot to me.
And what was that?
It was a statue. My mother gave it to me before she died,
but she knows not to touch it,
and she went ahead and she smashed it, deliberately.
Right in front of me. And then...
then she laughed.
I just saw red, and...
Look, I know I shouldn't have hit her
but you have no idea what she's like.
Anyway, we... we talked about it, I apologised,
I thought we'd put it all behind us.
You have caused a mark, Mrs Wilson.
But... But I just tapped her.
Sometimes what we think is reasonable force is not to them.
No... I don't know.
I'm sorry, but I just... I just tapped her on the arm.
Only her arm?
You didn't hit her anywhere else?
Why? Is she saying that I did?
Need a bit of entertaining
and you fit the bill.
Love to, but I'm a bit tied up at the moment, hun.
Ooh, tell me more!
It's top secret.
-If I tell you, I'm going to have to kill you.
You know what? Doesn't matter. I'll call you back.
You don't think she's lying because she's been caught out?
Well, I don't know whether she has been caught out.
She has admitted to hitting Jasmine, sort of,
but if she didn't make that mark on her leg, then...
she hasn't really committed a crime.
I would really like to speak to Jasmine again if that's possible.
But how do you explain the mark?
Well, I can't. Yet.
You know that Paulette Wilson works at the university, don't you?
I mean, she must be well aware that she could lose her job over this.
Just so you have a full picture.
Leelee Davies, what are you doing in here?
She just wanted to see if I was all right, Miss.
Well, Jasmine's fine, Leelee.
If you keep coming out of class, I'll have to put you in detention.
It's all there.
It ain't enough.
-It's what we agreed.
Well, I've got expenses.
Cost of living, and all that.
Not my problem.
Maybe if I give Eesh a little visit,
it might be.
Yeah? Try it.
But don't think the police won't come down on you
like a tonne of bricks if I give them the say so.
After your behaviour at St Phil's over Christmas,
I'd say there's nothing they want more. Enjoy.
Are you all right?
Do you want to come upstairs?
Come on, and I'll make us a cup of tea.
It's all right, Jasmine, this won't take long,
will it, Sergeant Hollins?
I hope not.
Jasmine, is there any chance at all that you could have got that bruise
from somewhere else other than from your mum?
You know, messing around in the playground, maybe?
I already said.
I know, but we need to be really sure.
I am sure.
Only...if we think that your mother is a danger to you,
then you can't stay with her for the foreseeable future.
Is that what you want?
You and your mum don't get on, do you?
I don't know,
she's always angry. Shouting and stuff.
Could that be because she's under pressure at work? And...
Well, it can't be easy being a single parent
looking after a teenage daughter.
She was like that before my dad left.
Where's he now?
Are you in touch with him?
I know it can't be easy, watching your parents split up.
And you're lucky to have a friend like Leelee.
Well, she gets me.
Yeah. I'm presuming that she's had a tough time
with her parents, as well.
She's in a foster home, isn't she?
Yeah. But she's happier, now.
Nobody tells her what she wants or what to say.
Mm. Well, I'm not sure about that.
Because foster carers and foster parents,
they're not pushovers.
Being in a foster home's better than being with my mum.
Right, so if we did split you two up...
..is that where you'd want to go?
You see, the thing is, Jasmine,
you wouldn't be put into a home straight away.
Firstly, we would try and place you with relatives.
And if that didn't work out, you would have a foster carer.
We would only put you in a home as a last resort.
Jasmine, is there any possibility...
..that you could you have got that bruise from somewhere else?
Sergeant Hollins, I don't...
I don't think any of us would blame you
if you told Mrs Noah that your mum had hit you
because you wanted to get away from her.
I think that if I was arguing with my mum all the time,
and she wouldn't let me see my best friend, I might have done the same.
She did hit me.
I'm not lying.
But not on your thigh, right?
I promise you, you won't be in trouble.
But tell us what happened.
We did it.
Me and Leelee.
Cos I hate her.
I hate her.
She's been there for ages.
I've tried everything I can think of but she just won't budge.
Can you hear me? Rosie?
I'm not deaf.
You don't have to go through this on your own.
I've told Jimmi.
I've told Dr Reid.
I talk and talk about it all the time.
If you don't want to talk to a student counsellor,
you can talk to someone more specialised.
Specialised in what?
No-one is. That's the point.
Doesn't matter. I get it now.
I've got to sort myself out.
So that's it, is it?
Yeah, that's it.
As I said, Social Services are happy that you pose
no significant risk to your daughter.
So what about her risk to me?
I could've lost my job if she'd kept that up.
So, we just go home, now, do we?
And we all just pretend to play happy families, hm?
-Well, that's up to you, I suppose.
If you wanted, social services could put you in contact
with counselling and parenting courses
-so you can get a different perspective on things.
I'm not trying to tell you how to raise your daughter,
but if you both carry on like this, who knows what might happen?
She's clearly very traumatised.
And there isn't anything else we can do?
Well, not unless she co-operates.
I might give Jimmi a ring.
Oh, he's in court all day.
-Oh, it's just so sad,
someone so young has to suffer on their own when they don't have to.
-You try to reach out, but...
How's young Adam doing?
Oh, not good. He's not eating.
I don't think he's sleeping.
It's like he's gone into himself.
Any change with his mum?
I honestly don't know what to do.
I know that I'm crowding him but I can't help myself.
As long as he knows you're there for him.
Yeah, I suppose.
You went too far.
If they'd charged me, I could have lost my job.
-That's all you care about.
Your stupid work.
Well, I don't see you complaining about it
when you get a new pair of trainers or a new phone.
What's happened to us, Jasmine? We used to get on.
No, we never.
It's me and dad.
Me and dad got on.
Sometimes you joined in.
So you'd like us to...spend some more time together, is that it?
I want it to be how it was.
Me and dad.
Well, it can't be like that.
Because of you.
He wanted to leave.
No, he didn't. You made him.
He knows he can phone you or e-mail you.
I have never stopped him from doing that.
And has he?
That's nothing to do with me, love.
It wasn't that good when he was around, was it?
You remember what it was like.
Me and him always at each other's throats.
It was like a war zone!
So what's different?
Oh, what's this?
Well, considering I blew you out this afternoon,
I am now completely at your service.
Do with me as you wish.
You wouldn't be able to keep up.
You do remember the size of my bedsit, don't you?
Yeah, we're just going to have to think creatively.
That's it, yeah. Get rid of some of the non-essentials.
Er, think again, Einstein.
All right. Well,
And we're taking the scenic route.
What scenic route?
You'll just have to get in and find out, won't you?
You do realise the scenic route definitely involves more than
just driving past a park?
-Heston, what can I do for you?
I thought you were in court. I was just going to leave a message.
Yeah, I've just finished.
I'll be quick. It's about Rosie Griffiths.
-Is she OK?
I'm concerned. She was quite distressed.
She wanted me to prescribe sleeping tablets.
I tried to get her to go to student counselling
-but I wasn't really getting through to her.
She kept mentioning you, and erm...
Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I'll give her a call tomorrow.
I think that would be very wise.
OK. Thanks, bye.
Why've we come here?
What's going on?
I managed to get the rent down by 100 a month.
You are joking?
Can we go now?
I've spoken to Beverley, and she agrees with me.
We need to spend some time apart.
So, I've called Auntie Sarah...
And you're going to spend two weeks with her.
And I'm going to do a parenting course.
I don't know what else to do!
I've messed up.
I know, and...
You doing all this just so you can go and live in some foster home
tells me that loud and clear.
Jasmine, I want to get things back to the way they were because...
..there used to be a you and me too, once, you know?
who used to take you to swimming club every Tuesday night?
We used to laugh and chat over hot chocolates after.
Surely you remember that?
And then there was all the shopping,
and watching High School Musical and Strictly.
Jasmine, I love you...
..and I want to make this right.
Sorry I broke the unicorn.
When did you do all this?
you mean when I'm not playing cops and robbers?
So come on, then. How'd you get 100 off the rent?
I just told him what a lovely couple of tenants we'd be.
And that I'd do him for handling stolen goods if he didn't.
No, seriously. He thinks his property is going to be
in safe hands renting to a copper and a nurse.
What do you think?
Yeah, it's all right.
I love it.
I can't believe how lucky we are.
Well, sometimes you've got to create your own luck.
Why can't you let him speak for himself?
I speak for the Maker,
because he is the one that will heal him.
Come on, get stuck in. Whoops!
-I'm very sorry.
-Now, my neighbour, he thinks we all come from aliens.
Apparently, he's got cameras in his hanging baskets.
-What am I going to do, Sid?
-Give him time?
Is that it?!
An excited Ayesha prepares to move in with Tyler, but he is clearly keeping a big secret from her. Meanwhile, a distressed Rosie practically begs Heston for some sleeping tablets. Rob is called to a local school when a teacher discovers a vulnerable student has a large suspicious bruise.