Waterloo Road (2006) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

Today you'll vote for your house captains.
Lewis you're Kingfisher captain.
You can't have an abortion just because Tom wants you to.
You're doing this behind his back? (Donte ) It's hell on earth.
I don't know if I can cope much longer.
Please come and see me.
Ahmed, fancy earning yourself some dosh? Lewis, you say "deux chevaux".
That way, Haydock won't tell they're copies.
- What's up? - jimmy.
He's glued my locks.
Hey, girls! - Need a lift? - You swine! - Mum! - It was him! Give me the keys.
I'll be sending you a bill for fixing my car and a copy to the solicitors.
I'm not giving you anything until you let me see my daughters.
Screw you! You want to know how to beat the Kingfishers at homework? - Can I offer you a lift anywhere? - You going my way? - What is it, Chlo? - Mika's read your diary.
She knows about you and Mr Clarkson.
- Hey, what's wrong? - Our baby It isn't alive.
It was dead hard, like, you know.
I mean essays.
I'd rather do spelling and stuff.
I'm gonna get a GCSE.
Maybe next time you get a couple of wraps, yeah? All right.
Be brilliant seeing him off his face.
I don't do stuff.
You know.
Drugs and that.
Hear him? "I don't do drugs and that.
" What you talking about? Everyone loves a buzz.
Even you.
Be like one of them vindaloos up your nose.
Come on.
You're doing my nut in, Specca.
Can't you go any faster? It's me gonna get it if we're found out.
just tell folk you're helping people that aren't as swotty as you.
So shut it and get on.
Best week of attendance since I've been at Waterloo Road.
Must be doing something right.
Have you seen the French grades? Steph Haydock's making real progress.
Who knows we might even have a couple of passes.
- Steady on, Andrew.
- We'll see.
I've got to hand it to you, though.
I had my doubts, as you know, but er this house system thing, I think it's actually working.
Will you let me carry it for you? Give it to me.
- I'm fine, honestly.
- It weighs a ton! - Are you feeling up to seeing everyone? - I think so, yeah.
I've asked Izzie to let everyone know.
She'll be so relieved to see you back at school.
She was really worried when I told her what happened.
She's a good friend.
We're both lucky to have her.
Hey.
What? Any advance to report on your secret romance? Don't think you're getting any details, Grantly, but put it like this - the stunning improvements in my coursework are hardly likely to go unrewarded.
Don't think jack'll be thrilled with yours, though.
If only all I had to teach was menus, which seems to comprise the entire French curriculum these d I mean, who can't translate "le rosbif, le sandwich," eh? "Le Big Mac.
" Well, you try teaching the pluperfect to kids who can't even speak their own language.
Mm.
Well, that, I do grant you, is a fair point either way.
Yeah, well, either way I'm winning, so - Hi, guys.
- Hi, Iz.
I've got some photocopies to pick up from Estelle.
- Aah.
How's it going, Lorna? - Oh, fine, thanks.
- We've just got to look forward now.
- That's the spirit, love.
What I always say is, "Every day is a new beginning.
" So you go for it.
- Cup of tea? - Oh, thanks, Iz.
I can't tell you Tom, how sweet he's been since I'm so glad, Lorna.
You took such a big risk.
I feel terrible I let you.
Oh, don't, Izzie.
I might have had a miscarriage anyway.
Who knows? If we do get lucky with another baby, Tom's really gonna love it and that's what matters.
Yeah.
Tom won't ever need to know any different, will he? - He won't from me.
Of course he won't.
- Me neither.
I'll never lie to him about anything again.
- (Mobile ) - Hang on.
- What now? - You know dead fine what.
You think I'm paying to fix your car locks? Refusing me access to see me own kids! (Line goes dead) Oh, f Right, you cow.
Hi, it's Mika.
Leave a message.
Mika, it's your dad.
I am gonna sort out this mess once and for all.
You just watch.
Hiya.
Can you make sure these get put up around the school?.
Congratulations, Miss Haydock.
Very impressive results you're achieving with your coursework.
Thank you, Headmaster.
I'll be hoping to collate another good batch for you today.
Well, all the better for saving the school.
The LEA's definitely turning the heat up.
Well, let's hope we'll soon be doing the same, eh? (Bell) Left.
Andrew.
I'm sorry about last week.
I was an idiot.
And it's good to be given a second chance.
And I'm lucky that Lorna's done the same on the home front.
Good.
Excellent.
just have to keep it up, won't we? - No worries.
Well done, you.
Cheers.
- Thank you, Tom.
Appreciate your support.
- Morning, Mr Treneman.
- Morning, Miss Campbell.
Make sure that your design has big, bold outlines, with positive and negative spaces, so that you can cut out your stencil.
Tiny details, thin lines, just won't work.
OK? Then, once everybody in your group has worked out a design, we'll pick the best one for each house and we'll make it into a stencil.
The best design overall will win ten house points.
OK? We'll let Cathy do it.
She's our best drawer.
- Lewis.
- Miss? - Did you do this homework yourself? - Yeah, Miss.
Took me two hours.
- What's gone wrong, then? - You what? Well, why haven't you matched any of your adjectives to their nouns? - Hey? - And what's happened to your spelling? Pomme de terre, "pom de tear"? At least you spelt your name right.
Let us see.
- So you're saying it's crap? - Well, it's not up to your usual standards.
- It better be.
- Hey! Tais-toi, you! Nobody in this class is crap.
Especially not Lewis here.
You see, Lewis? I'm even wearing your house colours today because, overall, I'm very pleased with the marks you're achieving.
Now sit down.
What we have to do is to keep up those high standards, every day and every way.
Right, Ahmed.
Stand up.
Correct spelling of "pomme de terre", please.
Er, P-O-double M E D- E T- E double R E.
Well, they're all excellent.
And art's one of those subjects where you can't easily say that one piece of work is better than another.
Oh! Go on, Miss.
We done ours to win top marks.
I know, janeece.
I know the system works.
So I am gonna pick one winner.
And that is the one that was made with the best group collaboration.
And that one is - the Robins.
- (Cheering) - No way! - As if.
(Yells) You better tell me what happened in French.
- Eh? - Don't crap me about, man.
- I don't know what you mean.
- I'm paying you to get us As.
- Not Cs! - I'm sorry, Lewis.
Sorry? I'll make you sorry.
(Groans ) I I forgot to take my French dictionary home last night.
- I'll do it right next time, yeah? - I paid you to get it right this time! Have you done what I paid you? Good.
- Better not have told nobody.
- I haven't.
- janeece.
- What? - I'm not sure if I wanna do this any more.
- Who cares what you think? (Bell) (Whistle ) - It can't be! - (Whistle ) (Knock on door) Don't all rush at once.
How dare you disturb my coffee? Sir, can I see my mum? - Is it an emergency? - Yeah.
Miss Redpath, your daughter claims it's an emergency.
What is it, Mika? I'm late for my class.
Mum, I think Dad's on the roof.
- What? - Dressed as a bunny.
(Excited chatter) jimmy, if that's you, I am gonna kill you! It is me.
And I'm not coming down until you accept that I'm entitled to see my daughters whenever I like.
What is it with these idiots who think hanging off cranes and dressing up as Spiderman proves they're fit to be parents? Bloody opposite, if you ask me.
I'm so sorry.
I can't believe how much trouble we've caused this school.
Yeah, well, we can't cope with another disaster, so you better talk him down, and quick.
Oh, you've really done it this time, jimmy.
just pack your things and go before the headmaster calls the police.
Oh, for God's sake.
What do you think you're gonna achieve? Your picture in the paper so everyone can see how stupid you are? You're just showing your kids up.
If you really wanted to do right by them, you'd get a proper job instead of messing with mine! just go, jimmy! You have forfeited your rights.
Hey! You - Get off me! - Stop it! That's enough! Any more aggro, I'm gonna jump.
- Get in.
- And I want it in writing, Izzie! Look, he's just trying to get his own back, make out I'm a witch - because I've been so unfair to him.
- Well, he can't do it on my school roof.
We've got the spotlight on us already and I do not want another visit from the cops.
It's not just the police.
We'll need the fire brigade and ambulance - if he's threatening to jump.
- He won't jump.
Risk his precious life? We've got to think about the risk to our kids.
That's exactly what I am thinking of.
If we get the cops involved, then the bloody press gets wind.
D'you really think the LEA are gonna tolerate another front-page drama? - They can't blame us.
- Can't they? What, "Member of staff in custody battle"? Well, I won't sign my kids over to him, jack, so please don't ask me to.
I'm not asking you to.
We're just discussing our options, that's all.
I could give it a shot, if you like.
Hi.
Mr Grainger, isn't it? I'm Andrew Treneman, deputy head teacher.
just stop there, all right? I'd like to be in my class, teaching my pupils.
- Two of whom are your daughters.
- Yeah.
Well, get their mum to agree me access in writing and I'll be off, OK? She's not going to agree to anything, Mr Grainger.
Certainly not under duress.
Duress? I'm the one that's under duress, not being allowed to see my kids.
This isn't going to help.
- Have you got any children? Have you? - No, but Well, you don't understand a father's grief.
Having your own flesh and blood taken away from you.
Look, Mr Grainger.
My responsibility is to ensure the survival of Waterloo Road.
I'm asking you Please, if you want to stage this form of protest, do it elsewhere, or your daughters could very soon lose their school.
Yeah.
Well, they can blame their selfish mother if that happens.
I'm taking this action so they don't lose their dad.
(Bell) - Well?.
- He's Waste of time.
I've good mind to go and chuck him off myself.
- Let's get them back inside.
Hey! - Back inside! (Cheering) Every dad has got the right to see his kids.
Right? Yeah! Dad! - Can you believe this? - No, I flaming don't.
What an idiot.
I'm just trying to show my girls what they mean to me.
You're showing us up.
Get down.
It's all a man can do now, is protest.
The courts, they never listen to the dads.
It's all what the mother wants.
Right, everyone inside now! You've got ten seconds.
Anyone left outside will lose their house points.
(Complaining) - You two, as well.
- I hate you for this.
Ahh (Boy ) Go, rabbit.
Go, rabbit.
Go, rabbit.
I'm absolutely mortified.
Yeah, well, the kids are gonna be impossible next period.
- I could just kill him.
- I don't know what he's playing at.
He's trying to embarrass me, that's what.
Up there, making demands - it's laughable.
He used to see them once, maybe twice a month, for all of five minutes.
There's nothing I can say to make you feel better.
I just can't bear my next class.
I can just hear the comments.
Well, look, I'm free.
I can take it for you, if you like.
- No.
I didn't mean that.
- Oh, let him.
You're a star.
- Have another cup of tea.
- Come on.
(Thud) I'll send the farmer after him, eh? - Sorry? - To get your dad off the roof.
Run, rabbit, run, rabbit I know you don't like him.
But I don't want him off the roof.
It's just your mum's a bit upset, that's all.
Yeah, well, you know why that is, don't you? Everyone's got it in for my dad, but it's not him to blame.
Well, no one forced him onto the roof.
Sir, there's no point in pretending.
I know it's true.
- Know what's true? - About you and my mum.
I think you're gonna have to explain.
What d'you mean, me and your mum? Don't know.
just get the feeling something's going on.
Well, there's precisely nothing going on.
All right? Well, Mrs Clarkson knows there is.
Eh? Cos her and mum had a secret meeting.
- What meeting? - Last week, after school.
The day Zoe had her baby.
Mum wouldn't even tell us where she was meeting her, it was that secret.
So maybe you'd better ask Mrs Clarkson what she knows.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Izzie.
Last week, did you go with Lorna for her check-up? Yeah.
Yeah.
Yeah, I did.
So, er I don't get this.
Why, when I told you she'd lost the baby, did you pretend you didn't know? - I I just thought that - What's going on, Izzie? - Izzie? - Look, Tom I've got enough going on out there.
You're gonna have to speak to Lorna.
(Andrew ) I don't see a way of getting him down, other than getting the police.
Well, there's the weather.
Where's the bloody rain when you need it, eh? We've got everybody moving to lunch in half an hour.
Well, do we know what he's got with him in terms of food or whatever? He's got a bloody Primus stove up there.
But he can't be planning on sleeping in that bunny suit.
We don't know what he's planning, do we? - I strongly recommend that we call - Kim, let's organise a lunch time disco.
- A disco? - Well, something to keep the kids happy.
You know, loud as.
Let's drown him out, eh? - Estelle.
- Yes, Headmaster? Staff announcement.
All pupils to be lined up to go to lunch via the back door.
After lunch, they'll be escorted to the assembly hall.
No one to leave the building without my permission.
Righty-ho.
Er, you've no objection if I head off to collect your dry-cleaning, though? just don't talk to any bunnies, all right? Anyone know a good rain dance? Yeah, hello, this is Tom Clarkson.
My wife, Lorna Clarkson, she came in for a pregnancy check-up last week.
I'm just wondering if you can bring the details up for me, please.
Yeah, er, Lorna Lorna Clarkson.
No, she definitely did.
Last week.
A pregnancy check-up, yeah.
Er Thursday.
No, I I I just Are you absolutely sure? Er she must have got muddled up, that's all.
I Yeah.
Thanks for your time.
Thanks.
Bye.
Bye.
(Bell) (Distant chatter) - Come on through.
- Why are we not getting a lunch break? - Is it because Chlo's dad's on the roof? - Hurry along.
You're going to listen to me until you're sick of the sound of my voice.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Miss, me and my mates would rather play football than go inside.
Wouldn't we, Ahmed? D'you think the headmaster sent that order round to have you question it? Quickly! He's only jealous cos we're smashing Kingfishers in maths.
- We got four As in our coursework.
- Yeah, well, you're doing crap in French! Excuse me.
Will you two stop with the competitive stuff right now? I thought that was what it was all about, trying to win.
No, the houses are there to help you, and you and all the rest of the pupils, learn what it means to be part of a team.
And what it means to be the leader.
You're doing really well so far, so don't go and spoil it by going over the top, yeah? Come on, shift through.
Come on.
Chop, chop.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Kids need dads.
Got a surprise for you, Ahmed, so meet me after school.
- What surprise? - Instead of those wraps I promised, I made you a space cake instead.
- I don't want it.
- After I've gone to all this trouble? You'll eat it and you'll say thank you! Oi! What are you saying to Ahmed? And what's it to you? Nothing.
just want a word with you later, Ahmed.
(Giggling) I need to ask you something.
I I don't understand what's going on, Lorna.
Why didn't you tell me that Izzie was with you when you had your miscarriage? Why did she pretend to me that she didn't know anything about it? She went with you, when you had your check-up.
Didn't she? - Why? What's she said to you? - Did you go for a check-up, Lorna? - Of course I did.
- Tell me the truth! Because you didn't go to the surgery.
They've just told me.
So what else don't I know? Where were you when you lost the baby? - Tom, not now.
- What are you covering up? If Izzie was with you when you lost the baby, when it happened, why would she pretend it was all a great shock to her? Why wouldn't you wanna tell me that? - Because I asked her to.
- What? Because I didn't want you to know.
I had an abortion, Tom.
Tom, please say something.
- You aborted our baby.
- I had to.
You didn't want it.
Oh, my God, Lorna.
It was the wrong time.
It was gonna break us up.
And Izzie knew about this.
She knew you were having an abortion.
- She tried to talk me out of it.
- Why didn't you talk to me about it? I didn't want to burden you with it! It was my decision! - It was my baby, too! - I did it for us! You made me feel it was impossible to have it! You lied to me.
Again! Tom, please, can't you see why? (Door slams ) I feel like an idiot, to be honest.
Although it's not hard to see where they get the idea.
- Of all the stupid - Oh, don't go there.
Oh.
You believe there's such a thing as youth culture? - Of course.
- Oxymoron, as far as I'm concerned.
Excuse me.
Well, you know, at least we tried.
You can't say they're not loyal to their houses, can you? Oi.
Oi.
I've got another job for you.
janeece, maybe cheating isn't the best way to beat the Kingfishers.
You know what I mean? Maybe you'd get a better buzz winning fair and square.
Don't start, Ahmed.
Not after taking 50p a jotter off me.
- And writing crap for it.
- I'll give it you back.
I don't want it back.
I just want the right answers.
In them.
And if you're worried Lewis Seddon's gonna find out, don't.
Cos he's as thick as Wayne Rooney.
Go on.
Hey, you! - You messed up our work for her? - I needed the money.
My dad's lost his job.
We've got nothing to eat.
I'll give you this to eat if you don't shut it with your lies! He can work for anybody he wants! He ain't working for anybody no more.
Cos he's gonna swing for this.
So you meet me behind the bike sheds after school.
Cos I'll be waiting.
jack was right.
They weren't ready for the responsibility.
They don't know how to be responsible.
Their lives are chaotic.
We need children to think for themselves, but they just need a decent set of values.
The problem is, they don't have your values.
Obviously, I need to be tougher on myself.
Oh Andrew, will you stop beating yourself up about it? There's things that have worked.
I mean, it's definitely improved behaviour-wise.
When we've got half the school sprayed with graffiti? I don't think so.
But it's not a reason to give up on the whole system.
We just I don't know, need to take things more slowly, that's all.
(Ahmed) Miss.
I wanna see you in my room right now.
janeece, come with me.
Lewis.
Look, you've made your point.
How long are you gonna stay up there? - As long as it takes.
- You're looking like a complete prat.
- No one gives a damn.
- Because you've kept all the kids indoors.
No, because every journalist in the city is at another incident.
So you'll get no publicity.
As soon as night falls, the police will come in and move you down.
Izzie Redpath is an unfit mother.
She drinks too much.
And she's up to her eyes in debt.
Pack it in, pal, eh? You've had your say.
- You're trespassing.
- Sue me.
Nobody's listening to you, so get stuffed.
- Estelle! - Oh, I'm sorry, Headmaster.
I just couldn't refrain myself.
just give me a break, please, eh? I've got a school to run here.
It's not easy with a muppet like you on the roof.
If you cared about this school like you say you do, you'd get Izzie to make sure that I get access to my kids.
Else I'll get my own publicity.
I've got my own camera right here.
I'll send pictures straight to the newsdesk.
Say "cheese".
(Clicks ) Tell her she's got one last chance.
Or else! (Sobs ) It was Lewis who done it first.
It was his idea to pay Ahmed for his homework.
- And you followed, lemming-like.
- No.
just copied him.
What really annoys me, janeece, is that I was the one that argued with Mr Treneman so that you could elect your own captains.
And then you just let me down, badly.
Thought you'd be pleased we're all getting good marks.
Pleased we've got a cheat and a liar as captain of one of our houses? - I'm not a liar! - Don't answer back! And you're a bully.
Why, janeece? Eh? What's wrong with fair and free competition? Lewis was cheating.
You can't be a cheat if you cheat someone that's cheating.
Are you incapable of getting good marks on your own? - Yeah.
- And why's that? - I'm a muppet.
- Sorry? Thick.
Rubbish at everything.
This was your chance to prove that you were a good leader, janeece.
Come back in.
OK, you will go to the caretakers and ask for a bucket and scrubbing brush - and take off every stencil you see.
- People should clean their own graffiti! Or you will spend yet another session in the cooler.
Sir, I'll clean 'em all.
I hope this will teach you.
Cheats never prosper.
It's us that's been cheated on! Rimmer said he'd give us money out of his own pocket! - I think he was joking, Lewis.
- joking? So were in it for nothing? We got tricked into it.
- Don't be ridiculous.
- We flaming did! Speak to me like that again and you won't be at this school much longer.
Look, it's clean up or cooler.
Lewis, it's up to you.
And there's gonna be new captains in charge of the Canaries and the Kingfishers.
(Lewis ) Big deal.
Don't know what we can boast in the way of coursework now.
Izzie, you're gonna have to think of something very clever.
- Or I've gotta call in the cops.
- Let me talk to him.
I know what'll get him down.
jack, my latest coursework results.
I think you'll be very pleased.
Have you not heard the news? Two of the house captains have been organising a mass cheat-in.
- You what? - Lewis Seddon and janeece Bryant.
I'm calling a crisis meeting after school.
All the coursework from their houses is probably as good as useless.
- (Bell) - just hear me out, Mika.
We all need to help get your dad off the roof because it's not safe and he could fall.
Well, say you'll agree with what he wants, then.
Well, that's what we've got to sort out with him.
He needs to be clear exactly when it is that he'd want to see you and if, for instance, he would want to take you on holiday for a couple of weeks a year.
And then I would have to see if that was all right with you.
- Well, it's not all right with me.
- You see what I mean? He can't just make me agree to let him see you as and when he wants.
- You won't let him see us at all.
- I will, Mika.
If he agrees to take proper care of you then I would let him have you every other weekend.
- No way.
- You can stay with Mum, then.
- I think that would be brilliant.
- Let's just go up there and talk about it sensibly and we'll try and work something out.
Yeah? Come on.
I'm gonna murder that little grasser, Patel.
It should be him getting done for what he's done to me.
just forget about it, Lewis! The rules are rubbish in here.
I've got my own rules, innit? No one grasses me up and gets away with it.
It's you who won't get away with it.
Treneman'll see to that.
And I'll be paying him back, an' all! Big time.
- (Rimmer) jimmy! Are you listening? - What? I've got Miss Redpath and your daughters here.
- They wanna talk to you.
- Great! Send 'em on up.
No.
You come down here.
Oh, you're joking me.
No way! D'you wanna risk your daughters' lives as well as your own? Clambering up here in the sodding rain? Look, just come down here and talk to them, will you? So you girls managed to talk your mum round to seeing some sense, eh? - jimmy, let's just get this done quickly.
- All right.
I want you to tell the girls how often you want them at yours, how many weekends, how many weeks' holidays, and I want you to promise me that you'll look after them.
Well, whoa! We don't have to set a schedule, do we? just as long as you let me see them when I want.
Tell them what that means.
just say every other weekend and two weeks' holiday, Dad.
Well, yeah, that'd be great, love, but we've got to see how things pan out.
- I can't just promise.
- Why not? Because I could be in the studio, I could be on the road, doing a gig.
Well, obviously I have to fit looking after the girls in and around my work, but I thought you'd wanna share.
At least at weekends.
You do.
Don't you, Dad? All this is about is me getting you to accept that I've got rights.
You can talk about details later.
You don't have rights without responsibilities.
And the girls are entitled to know what I'm agreeing to here.
- So you're still not listening to me, are you? - No, Dad.
She's just covering up for what she's guilty of.
And I can prove it.
- You photographed Mum's diary? - Listen, Mika, I didn't wanna tell you this but the reason I stopped your dad seeing you is because he stopped all his cheques.
I didn't want you to think he didn't care, but I don't think he does.
- Why should I pay for what I don't get? - Because you owe it to them! What's Mum saying, Dad? That you don't pay her for having us? Of course he pays her for us.
He hasn't paid anything since he moved out.
It's the truth, Mika.
Ask him.
Is that true? Dad? Dad! Listen, sweetheart, you don't understand.
Why don't you just go back up there and jump? just go before you make it worse for her.
And don't think about going back up there.
It's locked.
Mika.
Mika, love.
Don't think bad of me.
I showed you how much you meant to me up on the roof, didn't I? You should have paid Mum what you're supposed to.
I will sort something out with her, yeah? Look, I promise.
Whatever.
Well, you won that one.
Obviously, I take full responsibility for my own disaster.
Most of the graffiti's been removed.
Kids, eh? They turn everything on its head, don't they? You give them a system and their first instinct is to cheat it.
I hadn't expected them to be so tribal.
Well, that's what happens when you've got nothing.
Or you've got nothing to give.
Well, we're not abandoning it over a few teething problems.
I think it's working.
I wouldn't say that they were teething problems.
Andrew, don't wimp out on me.
I told you how damned hard this job was when I interviewed you.
Do you really think we're gonna let a couple of morons hijack it for us? (Bell) Leave him.
Let the little grass go and cack himself.
Izzie.
Lorna, I think Tom knows something.
He I've told him.
And? He's devastated, just like you said he would be.
- Go home and talk to him about it.
- Home? What's that? Don't be silly.
Look, I can't deny I think you made a big mistake, but Tom will forgive you.
I don't know if I can forgive myself.
I have been deceitful.
- I've been a right bloody idiot.
- You were desperate.
It makes us do stupid things.
I should know.
You'd never have done what I did, Izzie.
You take the car.
- I'll get the bus.
- Right.
Thanks.
I'll see you at home.
Right, I'll come back here for you and then we'll go out for tea.
- Burger? - If that's what you want.
I suppose I'll train your tastebuds one of these days.
- You can't afford to.
- (Chuckles ) Right, well, as long as you know that you both mean the world to me.
Got to go.
- What you doing? - Going to visit Donte.
- Eh? - Don't say, Mika.
- I'll be back before Mum.
- You're mad! I've got to see him! Promise you won't say anything.
- All right.
- Give us a hand.
Have you got money for the bus? Right, lads, shot each.
john, you jump in.
The rest of you, in turns, head the ball into the net, keeping it as high as you can.
Tom.
I hope this is the last conversation we have.
I couldn't tell you.
It wasn't my secret to tell.
Some things you don't keep secret.
Like when someone's baby's getting murdered.
- It's not a baby.
- It is.
Sorry, was.
To me.
I thought it might have meant something big to you, your best friend expecting a baby.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
All right, john, you come out.
joe, jump in.
- Hiya.
- Hi.
Are you all right? Donte? - How's Waterloo Road? - What d'you think? Scuzz-hole.
Yeah, well, it's ten million times better than in here.
I'm gonna do it.
There's no way you're staying in here a minute longer.
I'll make a confession.
It was me driving the car.
- If I hadn't stolen my dad's limo - It was down to me that it crashed.
- Yeah, but I'm - Donte there's no other way.
(Treneman ).
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in their French grades.
(Rimmer) Steph is a useless teacher.
(Treneman ) If there's one argument against this GCSE coursework nonsense, surely this is it.
(Rimmer) How could a teacher think this was the work of the same child? Steph Haydock is the teacher equivalent of janeece and Lewis, and you know it.
So if you're lucky enough to get a teacher who cheats, you've a built-in advantage.
(Muffled voices ) Sit them all down on the same day with the same exam.
That's equality.
No, that's memory work.
When did we decide that memory work was something to be despised? Late '70s? Early '80s? And who decided? Andrew, what seems to hack you off is that working-class kids do well at coursework.
- Hang on a second - OK, guys.
Don't we have more important things to worry about here? Like how we sort out this mess.
(Screams ) Ahh! Andrew! What the bloody hell (Kim ) Oh! Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
You see to him.
I'll Yeah, you're lucky, there's no glass in it.
- Great.
- You need to see a doctor, though.
Honestly, I'll be fine.
I'm taking you to Casualty.
No arguments.
I'm not dizzy.
I'm just bloody angry.
You don't know what you are.
You've just had a blow to the head.
- You could wake up dead.
- Fine.
But you don't have to mother me.
I'll call a cab.
Look, I'm I'm not being ungrateful, Kim.
I'm sure you've got other plans for tonight.
I've got a cab number somewhere.
Not a bloody sign of them.
You all right, Andrew? I want to take him to the hospital.
You know who did this, don't you? Of course, yeah, Lewis Seddon.
But try and prove it.
With no witnesses? His parents would have us in court like that for false accusation.
And they wonder why teachers are leaving the profession.
Look, why don't you get off to hospital?.
And I'll sort this lot out.
I'm a selfish cow, aren't I? I can't believe what I've done to you.
It was me that caused the accident.
- I let you take all the blame.
- Babes Babes, come on.
We're both to blame and that's the truth.
But this way, neither of us have to spend years locked away in a dump like this.
Are you sure you're right about what'll happen? I promise, Chlo.
If we both say we done it, we both get off.
Cos we're cancelling each other out.
That's what the law says.
I'm gonna top myself if I have to stay in here.
I love you, Donte.
I promise I'm gonna do this.
(Buzzer) Soon as we get out of here, me and yous are gonna get engaged.
Engaged? I'm too young, aren't I? No one's saying we're gonna get hitched.
That can happen when you're 16.
- Why, are you saying you don't want to? - No.
I just wasn't expecting it.
Yeah, well, there's a lot of things you're gonna get you won't expect.
I'll see you on the outside, yeah? Yeah.
OK, maybe you won't wake up dead.
Sir.
Sir, what happened? - Someone bash you on the head? - (Laughing) - Andrew - I want a word with you, Seddon.
The rest of you off the premises.
Now! - You think you put one over on me.
- What? - I know you threw that brick.
- Someone threw a brick at you, sir? Now, why would somebody do that? It's not against the rules to have fun, is it? just get yourself off home, Lewis, all right? Scram.
It was him that stopped me, Miss.
(Breathes heavily) - I thought you were gonna hit him then.
- I almost bloody well did.
What's happening to me, Kim? I have never, in my entire career, even thought of hitting I have.
In fact, I've fantasised about it, so don't be so hard on yourself.
I did exactly what he wanted me to do.
I let him get to me.
Lewis Seddon will be dealt with.
OK? So just get yourself in the car.
just drop me off, then.
I don't want to keep you from your boyfriend.
- Er, sorry? - Christopher? He's my brother, he's not my boyfriend.
Oh.
- Sorry.
I thought - Are you gonna shut up now? - (Whistle ) - Right, OK, everyone, wind it up now.
Well done, everyone.
Tom, can you just listen to what I've got to say? - No.
- It was the most difficult decision - I've ever had to make in my life.
- Mine was marrying Lorna.
I discussed it with you first.
You told me to go ahead and do it.
Fine.
Make me out to be the bad one.
- But the truth's a whole lot different.
- The truth? - No one tells me the truth about anything.
- Tom Before you married Lorna you told me you loved me.
Then Lorna tells me she's having your baby.
Then she says she's having an abortion.
Think about it.
If I'd have told you that, you might have split up.
Then I'd have to live with the guilt.
- You're doing my head in.
- Well, you and Lorna are doing mine in, so just leave me out of it.
- Oh, you made it.
- I ran all the way from the bus stop.
I don't know why you keep going back to him.
Because he's the best.
- Donte wants us to get engaged.
- Don't be stupid.
You're 14.
There's no law that says you can't get engaged.
Yep.
We want everyone to know that we're a couple.
You said yes to him? Oh Mum is gonna go ape.
Why d'you keep getting on her nerves? Gran never liked Dad, did she? But it never stopped Mum from being with him, did it? - And what if Donte goes to prison? - Well, then I'll wait for him.
Chlo, you're being daft.
It isn't a proper marriage if your husband's in prison.
Not everything's about sex, Mika.
I'm worried how Mum's gonna take this, Chlo.
Don't tell her, then.
Didn't expect you to still be here.
Well, lucky for you I was working late.
As usual.
- I'm after your coursework.
- Oh, coursework-shmorsework.
Heaven preserve us from league tables, eh, jack? Now, tell me the real reason you're here because I am prepared to drop my plans like that if you're angling for a date.
- Is it in there? - Oh, for goodness' sake, jack, why can't it wait till Monday morning? I was just about to leave.
You're not gonna have much of a weekend if you take all that lot home.
We're gonna be here all night, aren't we? Well, to tell you the truth - yes, we are.
I'm, erm, not exactly the best filer in the world.
In fact, if you found a family of gerbils living in there, I wouldn't be surprised.
But, if you've got a few hours Then maybe we can have a little late-night snack after.
just make sure you get them to Estelle by Monday morning, all right? Not a problem.
I feel dead bad now I know what went on with Dad not paying nothing.
You saying you would have felt sorry for her? I just wish she'd have told us.
Well, she couldn't, could she? - She didn't wanna hurt us.
- (Footsteps ) Listen, you won't say anything to her about me and Donte, yeah? Come on, then, girls.
Let's go out and have a fantastic night together.
Mum, you know when people say sorry and they don't mean it? Mm-hm.
Well, I really, really do.
Let's go and pig out.
- Can we just go home instead? - If that's what you'd rather.
Chlo.
(Door closes ) I, er, think I've found a civilised way for us to proceed.
So we can both get out of this marriage and stay friends.
That is, if you're not too angry with me.
What d'you mean? No more lies, Tom.
So we've just got to be grown up and - Lorna - No, don't.
I'm fine.
This is the only thing I've ever done that's been any good for us.
See, I thought that if we each take a share of the bills until the house is sold - Sell the house? - Well, unless you want to buy me out, which is fine by me.
You just have a think and let me know when I get back.
- Back from where? - I'm going to my mum's for the weekend.
I'm taking the car, if that's all right.
- Shouldn't we talk about this now? - No, Tom.
I'm really sorry.
Hey I'm really sorry, too, Lorna.
I'd better get going.
You take care.
(Car starts ) - Oh, yes! She did it! - Yes! How are you gonna live up to that? - Oh! - That was so out! It was in your eye.
Sorry, sorry.
My turn.
Come on.
OK? - (Laughs ) - Rubbish! Try again.
Come on, my turn.
Yes! - Mum.
- Mm? Did you ever love Dad? For real.
Course.
Well, then, why did you never get married? just didn't really fancy it.
Being given away by my dad.
Disgusting, really, when you think about it.
- Maybe one of us will get married.
- Not me.
- Not till I'm about 50, anyway.
- Good for you, Mika.
Right catch.
- Oh - (jimmy ) I've just posted you a cheque.
For the car locks.
There's a fiver in it for each of the girls, an' all.
Not enough for a decent pair of tights, but it's a start.
OK, Mika.
One more chance.
- Oh! - Oh, it was just on the edge! - Nearly good.
Come on.
- I went to see Donte today, Mum.
Chlo, you better be joking me.
How many times have I told you you do not mix with that criminal?.
If he's a criminal, then so am I.
Chlo, a criminal is someone who goes out to do wrong.
- You just happened to be in - No.
Not if they don't know what they're doing, cos of drink and drugs and things.
I know you were drinking that night, darling, but you weren't driving the car.
- I'm sorry, Mum.
- Chlo, what you talking about? I'm gonna tell them the truth.
It wasn't Donte driving the car that night.
It was me.
- You know what's going on, don't you? - Yeah, I do! It wasn't Donte driving the car that night.
It was me.
And I'm gonna make a confession to the police! She's lying.
What d'you mean, she's lying? I've changed my mind.
I'm gonna plead guilty.
French silk.
Got it especially for you.
There comes a point when passive sniping tips over into deliberate obstruction.
And that's something I won't tolerate.
Are you threatening me?