Episode 7 Waterloo Road


Episode 7

It is the day of Sambuca's memorial service, and everyone struggles with their grief. Vicki discovers she is pregnant with Aiden's child, just as Jess drops a bombshell of her own.


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-Richard.

-You sound surprised to see me.

-I thought you loved me.

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Me and you, Ronan, we're over.

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What?

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Well, do one of you two want to tell him or shall I?

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I told you, I deserve a smack.

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Waterloo Road provides a lifeline for a great many people here.

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I want another chance, Rob.

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I told him to do the right thing and come clean.

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Why would he do that when his father's so good at keeping secrets?

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From what I've seen today there's something wrong with this school.

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The buck stops at Karen Fisher's office door.

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Why do I feel like we're being chaperoned?

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I'm heading into town anyway,

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then I'll go home and clean up after you two.

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That'll be a first.

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-You might want to do some shopping. We're out of pizza.

-Oi!

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What is this? "Boys ganging up" day?

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All right, don't rub her face in it.

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So, what's this invigilating you've been on about, then?

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-It's part of my training.

-Walking around a room watching us sweat?

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Yes, and you'd better be.

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There is no sweat required.

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Cocky.

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-Cocky, cocky, cocky.

-Good luck!

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Yeah, yeah.

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We're OK, aren't we?

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Us? Yeah.

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All set?

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Glad to see things are working out so well with you and Naomi.

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I'm very happy for you.

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Oh, thanks for these. I'll take them with me.

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Does Karen know about your meeting this afternoon?

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She should do by now.

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I expect that's why she's just invited me to lunch. Unless you know any different?

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-No, but then she wouldn't tell me, anyway.

-Big exam day.

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AS and A-level papers for the sixth formers!

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-There's a lot more riding on them than we thought.

-Why's that?

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The local authority are having a meeting today at three to discuss our status,

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whether we're failing as a school or whether I'm failing as a head.

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Is it specifically about Waterloo Road?

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More specifically it's about Karen Fisher.

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I've tried to help. I've given her loads of suggestions for the kids.

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But she likes the sound of her own voice. She's bordering on self-obsessed.

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I'm just preparing a report for them, how we move things forward.

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-Possible layoffs.

-Redundancies?

-Only as a last resort.

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Richard Whitman's problem lies with me.

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So...what are you going to do?

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Prove them wrong.

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Does this school have a future?

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Let's just say that a failing school in my catchment doesn't look good.

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-What the hell are you doing?

-I've been trying to get hold of you.

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-I've been ringing, texting. Why are you avoiding me?

-I'm not. What's the big deal?

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Nothing.

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Make your flippin' mind up.

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What is it?

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I messed up.

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I mean, I've really messed up.

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Why? Just tell me.

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Look, don't hate me, Aiden...

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I'm pregnant.

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You sure?

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My dad is going to kill me. I mean, I take it it's mine?

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Yeah, course it's bloody yours! Me and Ronan are always careful.

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I can't believe it!

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Lads, get your energy drinks here, yeah? Go on, get your five a day.

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Go on, it's got vitamin B, suitable for vegetarians!

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Yes, girls, come on, how about an energy drink? No?

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-How're you doing?

-I just want to stay in bed and forget about everything.

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-Can't believe we've got exams as well. I just wish it was all over.

-Don't wish your life away.

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-Sam would've wanted us to be together, wouldn't she?

-Tell him that.

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Right, you haven't told anyone, have you? We say nothing to nobody, yeah?

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We sort it out ourselves first.

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Easy for you to say, my head's banging.

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All the more reason to keep it quiet.

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-We'll do the exam and then we'll talk, OK?

-How can I?

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I've not had any sleep. I've been up all night worrying.

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Keep it down, people'll start to realise something's up.

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-OK?

-Is there a problem here, Aiden?

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-No, miss. Just a bit of last-minute nerves.

-Are you sure, Vicki?

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Yeah. Like he said, it's just exams.

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-I can't do this.

-You can.

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Once you get inside and it starts, it'll all come back.

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Just focus.

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The first person in your family to go to uni and all that, eh?

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That's the thing. I can't remember anything. My mind's gone totally blank.

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Quid. High-energy sports drink, packs a real "pick me up" punch.

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Do I look stupid?

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Those things have got more caffeine in them than a coffee shop.

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-Well, you look like you need it.

-Do I?

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Well, she looks like she needs it more than I do.

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(SHOUTS) I mean, look at the state of her.

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Look at me. You're fine.

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-Trust me.

-All right, everyone, in you go.

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I will sort this. OK? Yeah?

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All mobile phones off.

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Once you're inside, no talking.

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Oh, I've booked that restaurant for your lunch. It's dead posh.

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Me and me mum looked through the window once.

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Reckon we could only afford a pudding if we shared.

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-I thought you were getting this fixed.

-Yeah, it's on the top of my list. Ish.

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So have you called someone to come out and have a look?

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I could pop it down to Resources if you want. Although my heels are killing me.

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It can wait.

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ALARM BLARES

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Now what?

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Right! OK! Silence, please.

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Leave your belongings and make your way to the assembly point.

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Not risking this lot.

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There should be no talking.

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Stop messing at the back. Line up!

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-Sir, does this mean we don't have to do the exam?

-Dream on, Kyle.

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My lot are present, and as correct as they'll ever be.

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Ditto.

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-It's a false alarm.

-Oh, surprise, surprise.

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Well, something set it off.

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Do you want me to talk to them? See who...

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No, I think that's my job, don't you?

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Sure...sorry.

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It's Sam's tree!

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Come with me. I've got something for you.

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Can you oversee that?

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-I thought I was meant to be doing some invigilating?

-Another time.

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I really need you to concentrate on getting ready for Sam's memorial.

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-I could really do with something going right today.

-OK.

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-You stole it?

-I had to! Who d'you think set the alarm off?

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Aiden?!

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Right everybody, that was a false alarm, so back inside, please,

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as quickly as possible.

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I'm trying to help you out here, Vicki.

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I figured a few minutes looking at this, it'll all come flooding back.

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That's going to take some digging.

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Nice of you to volunteer.

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Think I can help.

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Oh, thanks.

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That's £1.50, mate.

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-For the university fund, is it?

-Nah, think I'll skip that bit.

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I'll be a millionaire by the time I'm 20.

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Going to take a while at this rate, isn't it?

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Have you seen enough?

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Yeah? OK?

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Come on, then.

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Excuse me?

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Where do you think you're going? You're not a pupil at this school.

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Give that man a gold star.

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Er, well do you want to tell me what you're doing here, then?

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Name's Scout. I'm starting school here.

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You can't just turn up at a school. It doesn't work like that.

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Your parents have to get in touch and get you registered.

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I'll tell you what, you're best off talking to my social worker.

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I can give you his number if you want.

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We're in the middle of something right now. Janeece? Have you got a sec? This is, um...

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Jodi Allen, but don't bother calling me that cos I won't answer it. Scout or nothing.

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Will you take her up to the office? I'll deal with her later.

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-She's got a right gob on her.

-Please, Janeece.

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All right, you lot.

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In you come quickly and quietly, please. Straight back to your seats.

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It'll all be over soon.

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Let's hope no-one else pulls a stunt like that.

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-Did you open these?

-No.

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-Someone has.

-You're joking?

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An exam paper's been taken.

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Presumably by someone in this room.

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Quiet, please!

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No-one gets out of here until that paper is returned

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and no-one will be able to sit the exam until we find out who is responsible.

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I said quiet!

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Now, I suggest whoever took that paper, owns up now.

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It's a pretty rotten thing to do, don't you think? To your friends?

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A lot of people have worked very, very hard for this exam today.

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Think that's fair, do you?

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Ronan?! What're you doing?

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You need this more than I do.

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It was me, miss.

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And you can wind your scraggy neck in an' all.

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Just go straight through.

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Janeece, can you find the number of the exam board, please?

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This is the new girl, apparently.

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Mr Mead's dealing with her. Oh, and Miss Fisher, I've got that file.

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I've been looking after it for you.

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Why did you do it?

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-I wasn't thinking straight.

-Clearly.

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That's not good enough.

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I don't know, a moment of madness.

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And the real reason?

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Right.

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Well, I'm going to have to telephone your mother

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and ask her to come in this afternoon. Do you understand?

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-Well, that was a disappointing start to the exams.

-What d'you expect?

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Doesn't do to get your hopes up round here.

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Eh!

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-Great, I'm starving.

-Oi!

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Those are for staff.

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I AM staff.

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Shouldn't let people walk all over you like that,

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-especially not some chit of a girl.

-It's only a biscuit, Grantly.

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-Hmmm.

-Yeah, well, don't expect me to dip in for your leaving present.

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What leaving present?

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Er, Janeece. Janeece! Janeece, a word.

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You've suddenly changed your tune.

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I can't say anything because Mrs Fisher values my professionalism.

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Well, then I'm sure Mrs Fisher

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will be enthralled to hear about your lack of discretion.

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Right, I didn't say anything, but next year

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there's going to be redundancies.

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Mrs Fisher's going to meet Richard Whitman at lunch to talk about it.

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-Could have you done for assault.

-Don't tempt me.

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We're OK to get started, I've spoken to the exam board.

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Great. Let's get cracking.

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OK, everyone, listen up.

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The exam is going to go ahead as scheduled. You can turn over your papers now.

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-I've finished, sir.

-You're sure?

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OK. Off you go.

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Pens down.

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OK, that's time, everyone. Please stop writing and put your pens down.

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Whoa! Steady!

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Look, we don't have to do this now, you know. There's no rush.

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Dad's right.

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-We could at least wait until we've finished our exams.

-No.

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We said we would.

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She thought she'd lost this.

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-She said I'd nicked it.

-Well, you'd better have it, then.

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Finn. It might help.

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How'd you work that out?

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-If you want to talk.

-Well, it's not going to change anything, is it?

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What have you got there?

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It's a photo from that field trip.

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I'll leave you to it all right?

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I thought you'd done something stupid.

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What, like you did, you mean?

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-I can't let Ronan take the blame.

-Shut up!

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Ronan screwed himself over. I didn't ask him to.

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Doesn't even need his A levels. He's not going to uni.

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How can you think this is OK?

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Just one less thing to worry about.

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Look. About the other...

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It's a baby, Aiden. It's not a thing.

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You know what I mean.

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What are you planning?

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I haven't had a chance to think about it yet, have I?

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No. Of course.

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But...

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But what about university?

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Just going to do what's right for me and the baby.

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It's not really a baby, is it?

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I mean, there're options. You don't have to keep it.

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Don't you dare tell me what I do or don't want.

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I've spoken to your mum and your social worker.

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-At least they know you're here.

-Does that mean I can stay?

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-I've still got to clear it with the authorities, but you'll be OK to sit in on classes.

-Boss!

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Denzil?

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-You OK?

-Yeah.

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Just wanted the toilet, that's all.

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Well, if you're on your way back to class, you can walk with us.

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Hey! Pack it in!

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Mr Chalk. A moment, please.

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And if any of you so much as breathe, I will have your guts for garters.

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Walls have ears.

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WHISPERING: Redundancies on the horizon.

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No names specified, but we've got to be on our guard.

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That's bound to be me, isn't it?

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Hardly a shining light, am I?

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It's not just you that needs to worry.

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-There's Chris, let's ask him.

-No!

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He's senior management.

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Are you missing someone?

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Yeah, Denzil. Denzil! I wondered where he'd got to.

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-This is Scout, she's new today and she's in your class.

-Hello, Scout.

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-Is everything all right, Grantly?

-Fine, thank you.

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We need to keep our powder dry.

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Looks like we're going to be mates.

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What's this place like, then?

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That good, eh?

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Scout, stop talking, please.

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Sure thing.

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-So, what's wrong w...

-Just shut up, all right?

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Leave him alone. He's just lost his sister.

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-Thanks, Em.

-Yeah, can we stop all the noise, please?

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Right, then, Scout, can you work this sum out

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instead of interrupting the class?

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-Yeah, 53.

-I make it 72.

-You got the square root wrong. 53.

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Correct.

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How did you get there, then?

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In my head.

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Right, well let's try another one, then.

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BELL RINGS

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-Sam's top!

-What?

-It was in my bag!

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Rob?

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Oh.

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Exam not go well?

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Vicki's pregnant.

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Aiden...

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you are joking.

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-Does your dad know?

-Of course he doesn't.

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All he ever goes on about is me keeping out of trouble.

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OK. So, he doesn't need to know anything right now.

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-What about Vicki's family?

-She hasn't got anyone.

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OK, well that's something. At least we won't have her lot kicking off.

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How far gone is she?

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How far gone is she?

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A few weeks.

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She reckons she's going to keep it.

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Aiden...give her a couple of days to sort her head out,

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then she'll see things differently.

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He's going to kill me.

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Not a word, d'you hear me?

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We've got me, you, your dad to concentrate on for the minute.

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That has to come first, yeah?

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Right, come on.

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You can't stop here. You've got to act like everything's OK.

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Are you going to lunch meeting? It's a bit early, isn't it?

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I know, I know. I just thought I could use some prep time.

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Just give him the report and tell 'im like it is.

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I'll be back for the memorial service.

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Are you planning on saying something? One of us should.

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-That's a good point, absolutely. I'll get onto that straightaway.

-OK.

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Maybe Mr Chalk picked it up.

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-It doesn't matter!

-Denzil, it obviously does. What is it?

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It was Sam's favourite, all right?

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I feel very proud

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to have known someone as special as Sambuca Kelly.

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She had...a heart

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a mile wide,

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-and a smile to match.

-And the mouth of a trucker.

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Sorry I, er... I forgot my...

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Well, it'll look great there.

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Yeah. Yeah, it will.

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So, Sam?

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First time I met her she gave me a right mouthful

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about not getting the basketball court open on time.

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Sounds like Sam.

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And the second time the same thing.

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One of the reasons I like this school is because, er...

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you treat the kids as individuals.

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We try.

0:25:010:25:02

Just be honest.

0:25:030:25:04

Hey that new girl, Scout, she's bright, she is.

0:25:070:25:10

-I'll believe that when I see it.

-Bright or not, there's no point if there's no teachers to teach.

0:25:100:25:14

Why? What's going on?

0:25:140:25:16

Redundancies imminent, which doesn't bode well if we don't get good exam results.

0:25:160:25:20

-Well, they can't do that.

-Watch 'em.

0:25:200:25:23

Thing is, Tom, if I get made redundant, who's going to pay for Fleur's nursing home?

0:25:230:25:28

Well, it won't come to that, for any of us. We'll make sure of it.

0:25:280:25:31

-You worried for your job?

-Me?

0:25:350:25:38

Cross that bridge... IF we come to it.

0:25:380:25:41

So you think you can turn Waterloo Road around?

0:25:440:25:48

Well, interestingly...I've, er,

0:25:480:25:52

drafted some options here.

0:25:520:25:55

The way forward. It's all in there.

0:25:550:25:58

I'm not sure a document is going to crack it.

0:26:090:26:12

It's less about the "what" and more about the "who".

0:26:120:26:16

You mean me.

0:26:160:26:19

That's what you're saying, isn't it?

0:26:190:26:21

You need to embrace the concept of change.

0:26:230:26:27

Find a way forward.

0:26:270:26:29

OK.

0:26:290:26:31

If you were in my situation, what would you do?

0:26:320:26:35

-Me?

-Hmm-mm.

0:26:360:26:37

Well, I'd improve exam results, nail the budget, get more pupils

0:26:370:26:43

registered and prove to us this school's still a viable proposition.

0:26:430:26:47

We all want it to work.

0:26:470:26:49

I can do that.

0:26:490:26:51

I hear what you're saying.

0:26:510:26:53

Just let me try.

0:26:530:26:55

I've never doubted your commitment.

0:26:550:26:56

Are you willing to say all this in your meeting?

0:27:010:27:06

Well, I'll do what I can.

0:27:060:27:08

And let you know the outcome.

0:27:080:27:10

Thanks.

0:27:120:27:13

OK. Let's have it.

0:27:190:27:22

-What?

-The exam?

0:27:230:27:27

-Went well.

-Yeah, it was good.

0:27:280:27:30

Yeah?

0:27:300:27:32

Yeah.

0:27:320:27:34

Good. Good!

0:27:340:27:36

-I'll see you later.

-Bye, love.

0:27:400:27:43

Excellent.

0:27:440:27:46

Don't s'pose you fancy pulling a sickie, do you?

0:27:470:27:51

I wish.

0:27:530:27:54

See you later.

0:27:550:27:57

Thought you'd gone home.

0:28:010:28:03

Thinking about what to tell my mum.

0:28:030:28:06

It's all right.

0:28:060:28:07

She doesn't care about exams.

0:28:070:28:09

Why did you do it, Ronan?

0:28:110:28:13

Could ask you the same question.

0:28:160:28:18

This isn't right. I'm going to go to Mrs Fisher and tell her it was me.

0:28:220:28:25

There's no point. They've already failed me.

0:28:250:28:28

-But you'd worked really hard for it.

-So did you.

0:28:280:28:31

You tell Mrs Fisher now, you've blown it. University, everything you wanted.

0:28:310:28:37

Stop being so nice.

0:28:370:28:38

What is it?

0:28:430:28:45

I promise it's OK.

0:28:460:28:48

No, I'm going to put this right.

0:28:480:28:50

Vicki!

0:28:500:28:52

Ah, Karen, good news about Jodi Allen. She can stay with us.

0:28:520:28:57

Spoke to her mum and the LA, there's just the paperwork to complete.

0:28:570:29:00

That's great.

0:29:000:29:02

-So, come on, how did lunch go?

-Well, actually I'm a bit thrown.

0:29:020:29:06

-It went well.

-Great. So you think you've done enough?

0:29:060:29:10

I hope so.

0:29:100:29:12

Sir? Mrs Fisher?

0:29:120:29:14

Don't do this.

0:29:140:29:15

I have to.

0:29:150:29:17

Ronan didn't do anything.

0:29:190:29:21

He didn't steal the paper.

0:29:210:29:24

I did.

0:29:250:29:26

He's just doing it to cover up for me.

0:29:260:29:29

So, you smashed the fire alarm,

0:29:300:29:33

you waited until everyone had gone outside

0:29:330:29:35

and then you went back in and you took the paper?

0:29:350:29:39

-I don't believe you, Vicki.

-Nor do I.

0:29:410:29:43

You do realise we're going to have to fail you because of this?

0:29:430:29:47

But can Ronan re-sit the paper? He didn't cheat.

0:29:480:29:51

Then who was helping you?

0:29:520:29:55

It was me and Aiden.

0:29:570:29:59

I'll speak to Ronan. Do you want me to get Aiden up?

0:30:000:30:04

Why did you do it?

0:30:090:30:11

-Aiden was just trying to help me.

-Help you with what?!

0:30:140:30:17

You've got to tell me what's been going on, Vicki.

0:30:180:30:21

I'm pregnant.

0:30:240:30:25

Oh, Vicki.

0:30:310:30:33

Why didn't you tell me sooner?

0:30:360:30:38

Or another member of staff?

0:30:400:30:43

We could have helped you...

0:30:450:30:47

-..supported you.

-I'm sorry.

0:30:490:30:52

That was a nightmare. Did anyone else do the calculus?

0:30:580:31:01

No chance. I didn't get close.

0:31:010:31:03

Least that's it till tomorrow, though.

0:31:030:31:05

Just Sam's memorial left. Longest day ever.

0:31:050:31:08

-Don't do that, Amy.

-Do what?

0:31:080:31:11

Lump our exams in with Sam's memorial! It's not right.

0:31:110:31:15

-I didn't mean it like that. I can't say anything right, can I?

-What are you doing with all that?

0:31:150:31:20

Might as well lash it, it's just junk.

0:31:200:31:22

Finn!

0:31:220:31:24

It's Sam's.

0:31:250:31:26

It's just pens, man.

0:31:280:31:30

Eh, look.

0:31:320:31:34

I remember when she did this - when you first kissed.

0:31:340:31:37

And wasn't this the first time you went to the cinema?

0:31:390:31:42

Like I said, it's just junk.

0:31:450:31:47

The Scotchers are in your office.

0:31:520:31:54

Including that woman.

0:31:540:31:56

-Don't you mean Aiden's mother?

-Well, I've got a few other names for her, but yeah.

0:31:560:32:01

You do know you've blown any chance of getting into university?

0:32:010:32:04

-I'm only doing my A-levels because you told me to.

-It's my fault again.

0:32:040:32:08

It's just an exam, it's not worth getting worked up about.

0:32:080:32:12

These exams are important for Aiden's future.

0:32:120:32:16

-Don't you get snotty with me.

-Drop it.

0:32:160:32:18

-It's all right Rob, I can defend myself, thank you.

-Sorry.

0:32:180:32:22

I just want to know why.

0:32:220:32:24

-Did Vicki make you do it?

-No!

-I think we should go.

0:32:240:32:28

I'm afraid there's still a lot to discuss.

0:32:290:32:32

Don't take that tone with me. He's my son. You can't keep us here.

0:32:320:32:36

And this is my school, and I think we need to sort this out.

0:32:360:32:40

Sort what out?

0:32:410:32:42

Perhaps Aiden can explain for himself.

0:32:460:32:50

It's his business, and if he doesn't want to, that's fine.

0:32:510:32:54

-Come on, Ade.

-Aiden?

0:32:550:32:57

Karen?

0:33:050:33:06

-SHE SCOFFS

-You ask your son, not me.

0:33:060:33:10

Why did you have to tell them?

0:33:120:33:13

It wasn't fair on you.

0:33:130:33:15

And how's this any better? Now we're both disqualified.

0:33:150:33:18

-I don't care about me.

-Well, I do!

0:33:180:33:21

I didn't mind, you know. I wanted to do it.

0:33:210:33:22

I miss you, Vics.

0:33:260:33:27

-Can't we just...?

-Don't.

0:33:280:33:31

Mr Mead said Aiden took it for you.

0:33:370:33:40

Why? What's going on?

0:33:400:33:42

Come on.

0:33:440:33:46

There must be some reason why he'd do something so stupid.

0:33:460:33:49

It's not like you need the help, is it?

0:33:490:33:51

I'm really sorry, Ronan.

0:33:520:33:55

I'm pregnant.

0:33:560:33:58

His?

0:34:030:34:04

I mean, who does Naomi think she is?

0:34:130:34:16

Rob should know what his son's been up to.

0:34:160:34:18

Maybe she wants Aiden to tell him himself.

0:34:180:34:20

maybe it suits her for him never to know. What a day!

0:34:200:34:23

We've got three pupils not sitting their exams,

0:34:230:34:25

one of them's pregnant and all on a day

0:34:250:34:27

when I'm supposed to be convincing the LA that we are worth it!

0:34:270:34:32

-This a bad time?

-Can it wait?

0:34:330:34:35

Yeah, right, OK. I'll speak to you later.

0:34:370:34:39

How did your exam go?

0:34:390:34:42

Fine...I think.

0:34:420:34:43

What?!

0:34:480:34:50

-When will you two tell me what's going on?

-Leave it, Rob.

-You proud of yourself?

0:34:500:34:53

-Ronan, please not now.

-Enough. Let's go.

-It wasn't enough nicking my girlfriend, was it?

0:34:530:34:58

-You had to get her pregnant as well?

-GASPING AND MUTTERING

0:34:580:35:02

What? Is this true?

0:35:050:35:08

I said is this true?!

0:35:100:35:12

Rob, don't.

0:35:120:35:14

-I'm sorry, Dad.

-You sorry bloody idiot!

-I wasn't thinking!

-Too bloody right you weren't thinking!

0:35:140:35:20

-Not with your head at any rate!

-Rob, stop this now!

0:35:200:35:23

-I warned you about this. You promised me!

-Stop!

0:35:230:35:26

Get home!

0:35:260:35:28

Get home...the lot of ya!

0:35:280:35:31

-This doesn't have to be a big deal, Dad.

-What?

0:35:420:35:45

Mum's right - she can have an abortion.

0:35:450:35:49

-What have you been saying to him, you stupid woman?

-This isn't her fault.

0:35:520:35:56

Get out of my sight.

0:35:580:36:00

No, not you, Naomi.

0:36:020:36:04

I need to talk to you.

0:36:070:36:09

-You all right, Ro?

-No.

0:36:200:36:22

-You haven't heard yet?

-Heard what?

0:36:230:36:26

Vicki's up the duff.

0:36:270:36:29

She's pregnant?!

0:36:310:36:33

By Aiden.

0:36:330:36:34

He doesn't want a baby. Why would he?

0:36:410:36:44

Is that your answer?

0:36:440:36:45

What, you get a girl pregnant and get rid of it,

0:36:450:36:49

and then just move onto the next, with no responsibility whatsoever?

0:36:490:36:53

I seem to recall we weren't very responsible about those things.

0:36:540:36:59

Yeah, but we didn't walk away, did we?

0:37:000:37:03

And I didn't turn my back on either of you.

0:37:050:37:07

They're teenagers.

0:37:090:37:10

These things happen.

0:37:100:37:12

Are you serious?

0:37:140:37:16

"These things happen."

0:37:160:37:18

Why don't we go home, all of us?

0:37:180:37:20

-Talk this through?

-I can't do this.

-What do you mean?

0:37:200:37:23

You haven't changed one bit, have you?

0:37:230:37:26

I was a mug to even think you could.

0:37:280:37:31

-Always looking for the easy option.

-Please.

-You're a lousy mother...

0:37:310:37:35

..and the most selfish person I know.

0:37:370:37:39

Aiden's better off without you and so am I.

0:37:390:37:42

You're wrong.

0:37:420:37:44

I'd do anything for you two.

0:37:450:37:47

So you'd be happy living with a caretaker and playing grandma to an illegitimate child?

0:37:480:37:54

I didn't think so.

0:37:590:38:01

It's over.

0:38:040:38:05

Are you all right?

0:38:570:38:59

Yeah, just needed a bit of space.

0:38:590:39:01

I know I should've come to you sooner, before I messed things up.

0:39:040:39:07

Vicki, this doesn't have to mean giving up on your education. I know it's early days,

0:39:100:39:15

but have you thought about what you're going to do?

0:39:150:39:17

I can't imagine not having it.

0:39:190:39:21

In that case, you have to be realistic.

0:39:230:39:26

-Everything about your life is going to change.

-I know.

0:39:260:39:30

Mum... Mum, wait! Where you going?

0:40:020:40:04

I'm leaving. It's over, me and your Dad are finished.

0:40:040:40:07

-But you can't leave! Where will you go?

-Somewhere as far from here as possible.

0:40:070:40:10

But what about me?

0:40:100:40:12

Come with me.

0:40:140:40:16

-You're old enough.

-What about Dad?

0:40:160:40:18

What about him?

0:40:180:40:20

I want the three of us to stick together and just sort things out.

0:40:200:40:22

-That's not happening I'm sorry. I've tried.

-Why did I have to mess things up for us?!

0:40:220:40:27

Think about it, yeah? I'm going to go and pack my stuff up.

0:40:290:40:32

I won't leave until you get back.

0:40:320:40:34

-What's up, bro?

-I lost Sam's top.

0:40:430:40:44

Grab another one, she must have had hundreds.

0:40:440:40:47

It was her favourite!

0:40:470:40:50

I can still smell her on it.

0:40:510:40:53

-Look, mate, it'll turn up.

-She'd be furious at me for losing it!

0:40:540:40:59

Oh, no, she wouldn't. She'd tell you to stop stressing.

0:40:590:41:02

Let's go to this memorial, eh?

0:41:040:41:06

-Hey, Lauren?

-Hmm?

0:41:280:41:30

-Still got that box?

-Er, yeah. Why?

0:41:300:41:33

I was thinking about what you said, and it's not junk.

0:41:330:41:36

-We should bury it next to the tree. It'd be like she's really be there then.

-That's a lovely idea, Finn.

0:41:370:41:42

I think you keep that, Finn.

0:41:440:41:46

I reckon she'd want you to.

0:41:480:41:50

Cheers, mate.

0:41:500:41:52

Oi!

0:41:590:42:00

Get off that! That's my sisters', you silly little cow!

0:42:010:42:05

Denzil! Hey, that's enough!

0:42:050:42:07

Where did you get this from?

0:42:070:42:09

It was on the floor after maths.

0:42:090:42:12

I must've dropped it.

0:42:150:42:17

-I didn't know.

-The next time you find something, you hand it in, OK?

0:42:170:42:21

What would've happened if I hadn't been here?

0:42:230:42:26

I'd've stopped him, sir.

0:42:260:42:27

I'm asking you.

0:42:270:42:29

I'm sorry, I don't know what got into me.

0:42:300:42:34

Let's get the tree sorted, yeah.

0:42:370:42:39

I bet you're happy Dad's ended it with Mum.

0:42:430:42:47

He needed to know, Aiden.

0:42:470:42:49

Your dad has to be a part of it because you're going to need him now more than ever before.

0:42:490:42:54

-I need my mum, too.

-Of course.

0:42:540:42:56

The difference is my mum's leaving and wants me to go with her.

0:42:560:43:00

Well, running away isn't going to solve anything.

0:43:000:43:03

My mum barely stood a chance with Dad

0:43:030:43:06

and now you're butting in. No wonder she wants to leave.

0:43:060:43:10

-Aiden, wait!

-Karen?

0:43:100:43:13

Richard wants to talk to you.

0:43:130:43:16

I...

0:43:170:43:18

presume this is about the meeting?

0:43:180:43:20

Mum...have you got a sec?

0:43:200:43:24

Chris, can you take Richard up to my office? I'm sorry, I shouldn't be a moment.

0:43:250:43:29

Yeah. Come with me.

0:43:290:43:31

-Whatever this is, couldn't it have waited?

-No.

0:43:350:43:39

-Mum, I need to speak to you now.

-Let's go in here.

0:43:390:43:43

Is it your exams?

0:43:440:43:46

Have they got too much for you?

0:43:460:43:49

Because we can sort that.

0:43:490:43:50

Mum...

0:43:500:43:52

..my period's late.

0:43:580:44:00

Two weeks.

0:44:040:44:06

It's Aiden's.

0:44:080:44:10

How can you be so stupid?!

0:44:130:44:16

We've talked about sex, protection!

0:44:180:44:22

You silly, silly girl!

0:44:220:44:26

Mum, I know, I am sorry, OK?

0:44:260:44:29

-I didn't know what to do, I had to tell you.

-Have you done a test?

0:44:290:44:33

What am I going to do?

0:44:370:44:38

Maybe you should've thought about that before you jumped into bed with the local tomcat!

0:44:380:44:43

-We'll talk about this later.

-Why not now?

0:44:450:44:48

Well, let me think!

0:44:480:44:51

Perhaps it's because I've got Richard Whitman from the LA waiting for me in my office,

0:44:510:44:56

or maybe it's because I had to disqualify three pupils from their chemistry exam.

0:44:560:45:00

Or maybe it's Sambuca Kelly's memorial service that I had to prepare for.

0:45:000:45:05

Or the fact that TWO pupils have told me that they're pregnant.

0:45:050:45:10

So, excuse me if I don't have time to chat!

0:45:110:45:15

Why is it this place always comes first?

0:45:160:45:18

Don't you dare twist this on me, girl.

0:45:200:45:24

I've said we'll talk later...

0:45:260:45:29

and we will.

0:45:290:45:30

And crying won't fix it!

0:45:310:45:33

Richard, I'm sorry I'm late.

0:45:400:45:43

Did Janeece offer you a drink?

0:45:450:45:47

Several times, but I didn't come here to drink tea.

0:45:470:45:50

So how did the meeting go?

0:45:510:45:52

We had a long and frank discussion and the decision was unanimous.

0:45:520:45:57

It gives me no joy to serve a warning notice on this school.

0:45:580:46:03

-On what basis?

-We believe there's been a total breakdown in management.

0:46:090:46:12

So this is about me?

0:46:120:46:14

And what about our meeting at lunch?

0:46:160:46:18

-I thought we'd talked a few things through.

-Karen, you are meant to bean experienced Head,

0:46:180:46:22

but you asked my advice on how to run your school.

0:46:220:46:25

That, on top of all the other failings, left the Council

0:46:250:46:29

with no confidence in your ability...

0:46:290:46:31

-You had this planned all along.

-Clearly you're very upset.

0:46:310:46:34

It's understandable.

0:46:340:46:36

I'll give you some time to digest the news, and then be in touch as to what happens next.

0:46:370:46:42

Is everything all right? You look a bit...

0:46:500:46:54

What is it, Janeece?

0:46:540:46:55

Oh, er, you're needed - it's Sam's Memorial.

0:46:550:46:59

Tom!

0:47:060:47:07

Would you mind reading my speech at Sam's memorial?

0:47:100:47:15

Why, what's the matter?

0:47:160:47:18

I... I just don't think I'm the right person to do it, that's all.

0:47:180:47:23

Karen, of course you are.

0:47:230:47:24

Oh, I don't know.

0:47:240:47:26

I'm not really sure whether I'm cut out for this, to be honest.

0:47:260:47:31

Hey, when we lost Sam the way that we did...

0:47:340:47:36

..I learnt a lot of things.

0:47:380:47:39

One of which being that you don't just give up when the road gets bumpy.

0:47:410:47:45

You know what she'd say?

0:47:470:47:49

She'd say, "Stop being a stupid old cow

0:47:500:47:53

"and get your arse in gear."

0:47:530:47:55

We've got to carry on.

0:47:590:48:01

We're still here.

0:48:040:48:06

-Better get my arse in gear then, hadn't I?

-Yeah.

0:48:070:48:12

I feel very proud to be here today,

0:48:160:48:21

proud to have known someone as special

0:48:210:48:25

as Sambuca Kelly.

0:48:250:48:26

The first day I met Sam,

0:48:360:48:39

I was new to the school,

0:48:390:48:42

and at the time, Sam seemed to me

0:48:420:48:45

to be one of my biggest challenges.

0:48:450:48:47

She was full of attitude,

0:48:490:48:52

was opinionated

0:48:520:48:54

and very mischievous.

0:48:540:48:56

And that's putting it politely.

0:48:560:48:58

At first,

0:49:020:49:03

I tried to control Sam.

0:49:030:49:06

Big mistake!

0:49:070:49:08

Sam was wonderful because she knew who she was...

0:49:090:49:13

..and she'd fight for what was right.

0:49:150:49:18

She taught me

0:49:180:49:20

what Waterloo Road

0:49:200:49:23

is all about.

0:49:230:49:24

Life has a habit of throwing up some very big challenges

0:49:280:49:34

to each and every one of us

0:49:340:49:36

when we least expect them.

0:49:360:49:39

And it's how we deal with them that matters.

0:49:420:49:45

Sam never ran away from anything in her life. She faced things head on

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and I know

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that I'm not the only person here today

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who will miss her

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more than words can ever say.

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APPLAUSE

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Lauren...

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and Amy...and Finn...

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over to you.

0:50:230:50:24

Hey you, come here.

0:50:340:50:37

We'll get through this, you know.

0:50:370:50:39

I don't know how, but we will.

0:50:410:50:43

-What if I forget about her?

-No, that's never going to happen.

0:50:460:50:50

You OK?

0:51:000:51:02

Yeah, I am if you are.

0:51:020:51:04

-It's beautiful, isn't it?

-It is.

0:51:070:51:09

-Look, we'll pop round later, see how you're doing.

-You know...

0:51:120:51:16

I think you two should have some time together, just the two of you.

0:51:160:51:19

You sure? It's no problem.

0:51:190:51:22

Yeah, I'm fine. I've got Denzil and Prince to look after me.

0:51:220:51:26

You know where we are if you need anything.

0:51:280:51:30

-Thanks.

-Mrs Fisher.

0:51:410:51:43

Got a bit of a proposal for you.

0:51:430:51:46

Go on.

0:51:470:51:48

Well, I know that the school is struggling a bit, and I...

0:51:480:51:52

well, I'd like to help.

0:51:520:51:54

English masterclass,

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courtesy of yours truly. Open to years ten

0:51:580:52:01

and eleven on a Saturday morning.

0:52:010:52:04

That's sounds like a great idea.

0:52:050:52:08

Starting next term.

0:52:090:52:10

I will be here,

0:52:100:52:12

er, teaching,

0:52:120:52:13

-as usual next term?

-Is this about the redundancies?

0:52:130:52:17

There are no redundancies.

0:52:180:52:21

But thank you very much for your offer of a Saturday school, I'm sure it'll help the school.

0:52:210:52:27

-It was beautiful.

-Thank you.

0:52:300:52:32

That file was confidential and you shouldn't have read it.

0:52:360:52:41

-Yeah, but...

-Sorry to interrupt. ..Do you have a minute?

0:52:410:52:46

-That was a nice speech.

-Thank you.

0:52:560:52:59

I've told Naomi it's over.

0:52:590:53:00

It was never going to work...

0:53:020:53:04

..and I was just too stupid to see it

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and I am sorry.

0:53:100:53:12

I don't care about Naomi, Rob.

0:53:150:53:17

Not after today.

0:53:170:53:19

Jess is pregnant.

0:53:190:53:21

She just told me.

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And yes, before you ask,

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it is Aiden's.

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You need to sort that boy out, he's out of control.

0:53:290:53:33

Aiden? Get down here, now!

0:53:470:53:50

Mum's gone.

0:54:270:54:29

She left without me.

0:54:300:54:31

-She didn't even say goodbye.

-And what, you were...

0:54:310:54:36

-thinking of going with her, were you?

-I had to, Dad.

0:54:360:54:39

I've let you down,

0:54:400:54:42

I've let everyone down.

0:54:420:54:44

-We could've worked things out.

-Look, just hang on a sec, son.

0:54:460:54:50

Let's get one thing straight. Your mother, she didn't leave

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because of me, or because of you.

0:54:540:54:57

She left because of who she is

0:54:580:55:01

and what she is.

0:55:010:55:02

D'you understand what I'm saying?

0:55:050:55:07

Is...

0:55:070:55:10

-Is this what she did last time?

-Yeah.

0:55:100:55:13

Oh, yeah.

0:55:140:55:16

OK, Aiden, there's something else you should know.

0:55:200:55:23

Jess is pregnant...

0:55:240:55:26

and it's yours. Her mum just told me.

0:55:260:55:28

-I'll put some stuff into a bag and I'll just go.

-You're going nowhere.

0:55:300:55:35

I'm really sorry, Dad.

0:55:350:55:36

What about your job...

0:55:360:55:39

this place?

0:55:390:55:41

I have ruined everything.

0:55:410:55:44

Well, I, er...

0:55:440:55:45

D'you know what, I don't know what's going to happen,

0:55:460:55:50

but I do know one thing...

0:55:500:55:52

..you're stuck with me.

0:55:540:55:56

Jess? Can I have a word?

0:56:020:56:05

Yeah. ..Catch up with you guys later?

0:56:050:56:08

Jess, about what happened earlier...

0:56:140:56:17

I don't think I handled it very well.

0:56:170:56:19

What's it going to do to you, Mum...

0:56:220:56:24

..when this lot find out?

0:56:250:56:27

No matter what...

0:56:290:56:32

I'm here for you.

0:56:320:56:33

-See you later.

-Yeah.

0:56:370:56:39

Karen?

0:56:430:56:44

Why didn't you tell me?

0:56:440:56:46

Tell you about what?

0:56:460:56:48

About the Warning Notice. I've just spoken to the Governors. They've been trying to get hold of you.

0:56:480:56:53

I was going to when we'd finished here.

0:56:530:56:55

This just seemed a lot more important.

0:56:550:56:57

Hey, you know that I'm behind you, don't you?

0:56:570:57:00

-And the rest of the staff, they will be as well.

-What if they're right, Chris?

0:57:000:57:04

What if Waterloo Road would be better off without me?

0:57:040:57:07

Don't be ridiculous. We are going to fight this.

0:57:070:57:10

I just don't want to let anyone down.

0:57:100:57:12

Well, you give up now and you will do.

0:57:120:57:15

All right.

0:57:170:57:20

Fight's on.

0:57:200:57:21

You're a failure, this school is a failure

0:57:290:57:32

and it will be closed.

0:57:320:57:34

I thought we were going after Karen Fisher?

0:57:340:57:36

-Eleanor, you can't back out now.

-You going to deny it?

0:57:360:57:39

-She's up the duff as well.

-You're disrupting the whole school.

0:57:390:57:42

-You know that?

-You can stuff your school!

0:57:420:57:45

She slept with MY boyfriend behind MY back!

0:57:450:57:47

Don't you think she's had enough punishment?

0:57:470:57:50

Oi! Can we lose them?

0:57:510:57:53

-You're not serious?

-I need that grass back.

0:57:530:57:57

Our priority has always been our pupils, pupils like Jodie Allen.

0:57:570:58:00

This is her last chance,

0:58:000:58:03

and I'm suspending you.

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It is the day of Sambuca's memorial service, and everyone struggles with their grief. Vicki discovers she is pregnant with Aiden's child, and leaves Aiden reeling - just as Jess drops a bombshell of her own. Karen realises that her attempts to impress Richard Whitman are futile; his desire to close Waterloo Road has become a personal crusade.


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