Waterloo Road (2006) s02e07 Episode Script

Series 2, Episode 7

Welcome to Waterloo Road, Russell.
I'm sure the parents are going to be very happy that we've got a local hero doing his teaching practise here.
Well, I hope the kids feel the same way.
Well, from what I hear from Kim, you got no worries there.
Mmm.
And you even look the part, I see you managed to find the iron.
RUSSELL: (EXCLAIMS) Yes.
Andrew's gonna be your mentor while you're here.
I'm looking forward to my 14 weeks.
If I last that long.
Well, you certainly got experience of our more How shall I put it? Recalcitrant children.
That's half the battle.
He means the scumbags, and I bet they don't call them that in college.
jack likes to shock.
It's a personality disorder.
You're gonna love it here.
- I've been waiting for you.
- Bye, Brett.
just wondered if you were free tonight.
I was free the other night, but you blew me out.
- Yeah, I know I'm an idiot, but - Listen.
I think you should know, jack has asked me to move in with him.
How can you want to live with him? That's why you were going out with me.
I've been kidding myself thinking I can have what I want when I want it, putting everyone in their separate box.
And I realised I don't want to be in a separate box any more.
Do you think Rimmer loves you? Well, why else would he ask me to live with him? Uh, you're his secy.
? Every boss' fantasies, isn't it? - 'Morning.
- 'Morning.
Missed you last night.
And the night before that.
- And the night before that - That's a lot of missing.
I do have to stay at my own place sometimes.
Which reminds me, you made your mind up yet about moving in? I'm still thinking it over.
Thinking or stalling? So has he arrived yet? The new student.
He's having a nosey round the school.
Got to admire him, leaving the police to become a teacher.
You admire that, do you? It's not an easy job, this.
No.
Not like a secretary's.
Eh? So, what would I have to do to become one of these teaching assistants? (SCOFFS) You're serious? Hiya.
Hiya! - I think I have found a kindred spirit.
- Oh, you wish.
There's some amazing stuff in here.
Did one of your pupils do that? Yeah, yeah, one of my year nines.
Got high hopes for her.
It great to see that kind of self-expression in a young person.
- Yeah, she's a natural.
- Like you.
(CLICKS TONGUE) Give over.
Kim knows she's my role model.
I might need you to hold my hand first couple of days.
(CHUCKLES) I know you can do it.
I just can't afford to lose you from this office.
The whole school revolves around you.
- Are you patronising me? - The exact opposite.
Which is what? Well, bigging you up, aren't I? You know what, Jack? I sometimes worry that you think this is me.
What you see here every day.
Doing the boss' filing, typing his letters, making his coffee.
Look, I'm the one that asked you to move in with me.
It says what I feel about you.
And, no, I'm not going to ask you to wash me socks.
I do have three ''A'' grade A- levels of my own, you know? I just decided that I'd learn more travelling the world than going off to uni.
Which is why I did a secretarial course, so I could get a job whenever I needed to.
That's great! There'll be loads of conversations we haven't had yet.
Listen, I'm just glad that you ended up working here, so I could meet you.
Look, why don't I make the tea, prove my ''new man'' credentials? So it's okay, then, is it? Me sending my CV off for clearance? (SIGHS) Look.
I'm keen for you to get on, but maybe not this year, eh? Not with the headmasters interviews only a couple of weeks away.
Let's just work together for a while, see how it pans out, yeah? Which makes me sound like a little extension of you, which I'm not.
- Don't be like that.
- You know what, Jack? I was thinking, when you asked me to move in with you, that it meant something.
But it doesn't, does it? It's all about convenience for you.
How much? Russell used to be a policeman before he got the call to teach.
He actually got stabbed as well saving this young woman from her violent lover.
- Wow, fantastic.
- Oh, sorry.
I hope you don't mind me No.
I just hope you've got metal detectors on the school gates.
You're joking, aren't you? We don't even have a school gate at the school gate.
- Nicked.
- Take my advice, pretend you've still got the power of arrest.
They won't know any different.
Then you can keep them right there.
Well, I might have to come to you meself when I've got a problem, Russell.
I'm Steph, by the way.
Steph Haydock.
French.
Hi.
So, why did you give up the force? Was it because of the stabbing? I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Russell, why don't we head off? I'll show you my lesson plan for the next period.
jeez, Brett, you can do huffy like no one else I've known.
I just don't feel like talking, really.
You don't seem to want to listen anyway, so why waste my breath.
It's you that don't want to listen.
Maybe I've just got too much stuff clashing in my head right now.
Do you think it's possible for someone to like two people at the same time? No, I don't.
If that's what's bothering you, I'd stick my clashing head under a tap.
How can you be so sure? Because if you really love someone, Brett, you want to be with them all the time.
Anyway, bet I can guess who you're talking about.
Leigh-Ann Galloway? BRETT: Leigh-Ann? It's Davina Shackleton.
Come on.
Vite, vite.
We're doing our play en fran├žais, remember? All right.
I need to create a space here in the middle, - so I want all the desks - You screwed the secretary? She's going out with Mr Rimmer, isn't she? (SPEAKS FRENCH) Met her in a bar one night.
Didn't know who she was then.
It's just wild, she's pretty amazing.
Yeah.
Then I couldn't find her again.
She lost her phone.
I kept going back to the bar, but Next time I saw her, I couldn't believe it.
Sitting behind a desk in here.
Anyway, don't think anything's going to happen now.
(EXCLAIMS) Sorry about that, just got cut short.
Brett! (SPEAKING FRENCH) (SPEAKS FRENCH) So, I don't get it.
Why did you end up on my doorstep the other day? Oh.
Davina blow you out, did she? You thought you'd come and give me a go? You know I feel something for you.
Something.
Do you know what, Brett? You make me sick.
(STUDENTS CHATTERING) All right.
Best way to start a class, have them calm and orderly before they go in.
Kim told me you were a bit of a stickler for the old rules.
- Did Kim? - Oh, don't get me wrong.
I think it's great.
I mean, obviously it works a treat.
After you.
Did Haydock help you with your homework last night.
- It was well hard.
- She was out of it last night.
Eh? You mean you didn't do it? You're gonna be getting a detention.
Oh, big deal.
That's nuts, isn't it? Having your foster mum give you detention.
She's not my foster mum.
I'm getting a real one today, though.
I can't wait.
Thought you said Haydock was well bad.
She's a flaming alcoholic.
It's well bad.
She was bladdered every night.
I counted the bottles in her bin and there was, like, four, and that's from, like, not even a week.
Definition, anybody? - Frances.
- Sir, it's a description of a word.
Indeed, it is, Frances.
Think out of the box, as they say.
Mr Millen and I will come around and have a look at your suggestions.
Very impressive.
Little thing I've learnt over the years.
Don't let even one child slack.
If pupils believe that there are teacher-free zones, then they'll always have a few whose attention wanders.
I could try to take the class on my own if you wanted to go and grab a coffee.
- Um, no, I don't think so.
- I know it's not the done thing, but, I like being thrown into the deep end, huh? And you've done all the hard work.
I'd rather you just observe for the time being.
You might pick up a few tips.
All right, look.
You've seen the lesson plan.
Why don't you take them for the last five minutes? - On my own? - Look, I admire your enthusiasm.
Ooh, it took you all of two minutes, did it, Janeece? Oh, no way, miss, I was at it all night.
(CLASSMATES EXCLAIMING) - Shut it, youse! - No, you shut it.
You are going to have to put in a lot more effort if you want to even think of getting any GCSEs.
This is your second chance, Janeece.
Don't blow it.
At least I've done something, she hasn't.
It's none of your business what I've done.
Miss, Maxine said you didn't bother with her work 'cause you was too out of it.
She said you go through two bottles of gin a week.
- That's a sodding lie.
- Yes, it is a lie.
- How dare you? - Miss, she's making it up.
Who's lying now, Maxine? You counted the bottles in Miss Haydock's bin.
Says you put that dry martini stuff as well in your drink.
- CLASS: Oh! - You're for it, you are.
You're always talking about Steph, isn't she? (STUDENTS JEERING) ''Loyalty, stick.
'' Stick, how did you come up with that? When you're loyal, you stick by somebody, don't you? Okay.
''Anger, kettle.
'' (ALL LAUGHING) You can boil with anger like a kettle.
(LAUGHING) I don't think Aron's quite got what you were on about, Mr Treneman.
Perhaps you could explain, Mr Millen.
Yeah, yeah, sure.
You see, what it is that you're looking for, here, Aron, is a word that isn't, um, too far away from the words that are on the board.
For example, anger is something that comes from inside you, it's a feeling.
Like, um, when your mum doesn't allow you to watch your TV in your bedroom.
- You mean like minging? - Exactly, good! Although ''anger'' is a noun, an abstract noun.
As Mr Millen says, it's about a feeling.
Things you can't touch or see, or smell or hear.
Try to think of a word that you would substitute for anger in a sentence, Aron.
He felt anger.
- Fury.
- Good.
Give the boy a gold star.
(STUDENTS LAUGHING) I am flaming mortified.
Miss, I'm sorry.
You have got to learn a lot about people's privacy, young lady.
I just hope your new foster parents have got the patience to cope with you.
I don't want to be fostered.
Why can't I just stay with you? And why would you want to stay with someone who drinks 27 dry martinis a day? Like I said, Maxine, it's been nice having you.
But you need proper looking after, and I can't do that.
Why don't you just come right out and say what everybody else does? You hate me, don't you? Look.
This Children and Families place will have you sorted, come lunch time.
What you need is security, Maxine, not shacking up with your French teacher.
And to be quite honest, I'd rather be on me own.
All right.
Kick me out.
It's okay.
I'm not bothered.
(WOMAN CHATTERING) I've got to hand it to you.
You were in control, there.
- Yeah? - The children like you.
And you managed to keep them engaged.
just one thing.
A comment designed to make a class laugh at a pupil's expense, can have serious consequences.
Disastrous, sometimes.
Are they really that sensitive? They are in front of their peers.
Trust me.
- Did you get anything from the lesson? - Yeah, it was very interesting.
Maybe Yeah, look, I don't know, but at college they were always telling us to ''up the jazz factor'', I mean, possibly we could have put them into pairs, got them to stick the words onto each other, then jazzy college theories.
Sometimes the only things children need are a pencil and an exercise book.
(KNOCKING) - So? How did your first lesson go? - Shouldn't you ask Mr Treneman? Yes.
Yes, so far so good.
There's a long way to go, though.
Oh, excellent.
Do you know what? I think I cried on my first lesson.
You? I certainly didn't cry.
In fact, it was a very pleasant experience.
Yeah.
You'll soon learn about Andrew that he was actually born with a piece of chalk in his mouth.
All just comes naturally to him.
Haven't you got Mr Budgen's class next, Russell? Oh! Naughty boy.
(CHUCKLING) - I'll see you later.
- See you in a bit.
It's not a good idea to criticise me in front of a student teacher.
Oh, Andrew, lighten up! He's a fully grown adult who's got a lot more experience in the real world than you.
(DOOR SLAMS SHUT) So, your teenage son or daughter has come home two hours late and is smelling of alcohol.
Yeah, I know none of you lot know anything about that.
Anyway, you're at your wits end.
I mean, how many flaming times have you got to tell them? So what I want is, I want this side to take the reasonable approach.
Tell the child how worried you are.
And I want this side to confront the child, and let the anger come boiling to the surface, yeah? Drawing from personal experience, are we? Could you just leave it? Okay.
- Shall we start? - Well, you're the expert.
And, slam.
That drunken, pain-in-the-neck kid of yours comes walking through the door.
(STUDENTS CHATTERING) I want you to turn around and walk out of here like a decent human being.
If that's possible.
Why don't you just tell me to piss off? (LOUD CHATTERING) (DOOR SLAMS) Carry on.
(ALL CHATTERING) Sir, you did my brother in, for nicking cars.
Yes, and he'll do you as well, if you don't get on with those questions.
- He's not a policeman any more, is he? - You want to bet? Sir, going to show us your scar? (STUDENTS CLAMOURING) Why don't you all shut up, okay? Get on with your work.
(SNAPPING FINGERS) Now, bags on the floor.
You.
Okay.
I'll show you my scar.
If and only if, you get 20 out of 20 in your interpretation.
(STUDENTS LAUGHING) That is about as likely as the Easter Bunny hopping through that door.
(LAUGHING) Well done, you.
Listen, if If you wanted to give me a go on my own, - I'm more than willing.
- Oh, very tempting.
Very tempting.
Seriously.
Go and get yourself a cup of coffee.
I'll be fine.
It's gonna take 'em at least 15 minutes to finish those questions.
Exactly.
Right.
You know where I am, Mr Millen, if there's any trouble.
(DOOR CLOSES) (STUDENTS MURMURING) Be quiet.
(MUSIC PLAYING THROUGH EARPHONES) You.
Put that away.
Get on with your work.
Sir, Donna's not doing what you told her, sir.
Any more out of you and I'll - Did you hear me say, to put that away? - It's broke anyway (MUSIC PLAYING) Stumpy.
That is pure cheek.
Okay, fine.
It's being confiscated.
Sir, you're not allowed to steal from pupils.
(STUDENTS CLAMOURING) - Do you know what she called you, sir? - What, I didn't say anything.
It's away now.
Okay, just get on with your work, yeah? You, put that hood down.
(MUSIC RESUMES) - What did you call Mr Millen, Don? - Stumpy.
- Sir, she said it again.
- Said what? - Began with ''S'', didn't it? - So does shit.
just get on with answering those questions.
No, ''S''.
St - Ump.
- Yeah, ''S'' stump.
Sir, he just called you Stumpy.
- I was just saying what she said.
- You are a rotten liar.
(STUDENTS CHATTERING) Shut it, the lot of you! (STUDENTS JEERING) Can I just tell you what I really think of you, in case you got the wrong impression of me? (KEYBOARD CLACKING) You're really intelligent.
You're a great organiser, you'd make a fantastic teaching assistant.
- But? - No buts, no ifs.
Maybe the thing is, I just really like working with you.
And I thought you really liked working with me.
I thought it said a lot about the way we were together.
Well, you've asked me to move in with you, Jack.
But you've not really said why.
For all I know, it's because you want me to work from home as well as the office.
You're the one who's not committing to me.
But, it's not for me to commit, though, jack, is it? This is a power relationship.
Oh, don't give me that feminist clap-trap.
Why not? I am a feminist.
And the law says, that you're in a position of power over me.
Everybody knows it.
The onus is on you to prove you're not.
So, this is your reference for me for a teaching assistant role.
(STUDENTS CHATTERING) Mr Budgen is gonna be back in a second, yeah? So, why don't we go over the answers, to the questions, eh? Okay, question one.
Why was Catherine confused? - Well, the answer is - The answer is.
(ALL LAUGHING) - The answer is - The answer is.
Catherine was confused, because she didn't know where the noise was coming from.
(ALL LAUGHING) - Question two.
- Sir, I was stumped by this question.
(STUDENTS JEERING) You're nothing but a cheeky wee get, do you know that? STUDENTS: Ooh - My mom's coming in about that.
- Is she? Good.
You swore.
Teachers aren't allowed to swear.
One more word out of anybody and you are all going in the cooler, - that's a promise! - Oh, that's a promise.
(ALL LAUGHING) That's it, then.
Thanks very much, mate.
Looks like we're all going in the cooler now.
(ALL CHEERING) Everything all right? Uh-huh.
Yeah, no problem, I'm just, I'm taking 'em to the library.
- So far so good? - Yeah, yeah.
Brilliant.
- What's going on? - Mr Millen sent us here.
- Mr Millen? - I can only apologise, Mr Treneman.
But they were all well out of order, every one of 'em.
I'm sorry this class is giving you so much trouble Mr Millen.
Right.
Inside all of you.
Quietly.
You, you, there.
You, here.
Hey, Lorna.
Are you all right? Oh, how many more times this is gonna happen? I don't know if it's a real pain any more or if I'm just imagining it.
Yeah, well, try not to get too stressed about it.
I mean, this might be as bad as it ever gets.
And if the pills don't work, well, you can always go on the cannabis.
Yeah, great.
Turn into a pothead.
Well, if I've got someone around to roll 'em up for me.
I think you're an incredible, Lorna.
I'm really amazed by you.
And you know I'll always be around for you, don't you? Yeah, well then, tell me what I want to hear.
That you'll stay with me.
At least until you find a little palace.
Great.
If that's what you want.
(SCHOOL BELL RINGING) Mr Budgen, looking for your class? Would somebody mind telling me what the hell is going on? You left a student teacher in charge of your year nines.
Uncontrollable call of nature and if you want to check with my doctor, feel free to do so.
Would you rather have had me leave the class on its own? It's not as if I'm totally inexperienced when it comes to controlling children.
The cooler is designed for problem individuals, not whole classes.
What if the whole class misbehaves? Look, I do understand something about the mentality of the pack.
Okay? You should try placing a football match.
(CHUCKLING) Exactly.
Listen.
If you lose control of a whole class you'll never survive.
I'm gonna have to speak to the head teacher.
just to see how we can best help you along.
We don't want it happening again, do we? No.
No doubt, you'll cause a major fuss.
(KNOCK ON DOOR) Miss Haydock, I've got Mrs Barnes to see you.
STEPH: Nice to meet you.
- Have you got a minute? - Yeah, of course.
- Do you want to get a cup of tea? - Mmm.
I don't think Andrew Treneman likes me very much.
- Oh, yeah? - He's been down on me all day.
Well, I suppose he Well, he's been given the job of looking after you, - hasn't he? - Yeah, I know.
I think he sees me as a bit of a rival.
Maxine's 16.
I'm sorry to say she doesn't meet the threshold for fostering.
Why is that? Put simply, she doesn't class as vulnerable.
Of course, she's vulnerable, she's homeless.
Now, strictly speaking, that isn't the case.
Told you.
Well, you can't expect her to go back and live with her rotten mum.
She was harbouring a sex predator, for God's sake.
It's her choice Miss Haydock, what she wants to do.
Where are you now, Maxine? Well, yeah, she's with me at the minute but it's just not a roof that she needs, it's proper care.
Look, I suggest you try the Homeless Persons Unit.
Oh, right.
They may be able to find Maxine some sort of semi-independent place, maybe a hostel or a B&B.
Well, there you are, you see, it's better than nothing.
I'm the one that's gotta live there.
I'll give you the number.
Maybe they could fix you up with something today.
- I'm not going to no Homeless Unit! - Please don't be like that, Maxine.
I'm not! Grantly, look, this is a bit awkward, but, I'm gonna have to ask you to stop me and Tom team-teaching together.
- Hmm? - I don't wanna go into details, but, he's been bringing his personal life into the classroom.
Didn't have much of a personal life last time I spoke to him.
Look, I know you and Tom are mates.
If you're asking me to disrupt my staff rotas, I'll need good reason.
I mean, if Tom's behaved unprofessionally I don't want him mouthing off in front of the kids.
If he can't keep it to himself, then, I don't want him in my class.
You can't blame a man feeling aggrieved been thrown out of his home.
He doesn't have to force it down the kids' throats, though, does he? I mean, you need a trainee to be able to shout for help not lie through his flaming teeth at you.
I think it's a lack of confidence.
Scared to admit there's something he doesn't know.
Yeah, should've known you'd be here.
Russell is really upset, Jack.
And let's face it, Grantly shouldn't have even left him on his own.
Well, you're right there, but he lied to me.
He told me he was taking 'em to the library.
I'm not trying to make excuses for him, but he was embarrassed, you know.
He was trying to cover up.
Which is exactly what we need to teach him not to do.
Oh, for God's sake, it's not like someone's died, is it? You're allowing your friendship to interfere with your judgement.
Has anyone ever told you that you can be quite pompous? You have, on several occasions.
Well, at least I'm consistent, aren't I? All right, calm down.
Look, can I just not mentor him, please? Before Andrew puts him off teaching for life.
No, he's based in the English department.
I want Andrew to keep an eye on him.
I'm not getting this.
You're making it sound like he needs baby-sitting.
He's a trainee teacher, perhaps he does.
Has she got the hots for him or something? (KIM SHUTS DOOR) I have spoken to Jack.
Everything's fine.
I'm not gonna get six whacks of the cane, then? Did, Mr Rimmer mention my little fib? Yeah, he did.
Do you want more tea? Do you think I should go and apologise? No.
Do you know what? just wait till things settle down a bit.
Settle down? I thought you said everything was fine.
It is.
Just forget about it.
(SIGHS) (EXHALES) Russell.
Mr Treneman, about the incident.
Don't be too hard on yourself.
We all need help sometimes.
I suppose I'm just used to being able to dish out the punishment.
That's the problem with teaching.
Our options are strictly limited.
So we have to make sure that we use them judiciously.
Well.
I've got a departmental meeting next, shouldn't be any problems there.
Don't be too sure.
Is there anything else? Something you'd like to talk about.
No.
No, of course not.
I'm off to set up a Work Experience Week, but I'll be back later on if you need a sounding board.
Looks like it's all changed.
Can we discuss this in private, please? Trying to dob me in it, were you? I'm trying to keep a lid on things in front of the kids.
You don't give a damn about the kids.
And certainly not your own.
All you're doing is worrying 'em sick.
This is a departmental meeting, leave my kids out of it.
No.
I won't leave 'em out of it, 'cause I care about 'em just as much as you.
Sod off, Tom, don't you tell me.
You're the one who should feel guilty this is happening.
- What? - He did feel guilty.
- You really are the limit.
- Oh, listen to yourself, Lorna.
Defending him, letting him live in your house fawning all over him.
Well, you've got a short bloody memory, - that's all I have to say.
- I've had enough of this.
Back off.
(CLEARING THROAT) Right.
This isn't easy guys, but, either you sort this out for yourselves or I'm gonna have to sort it out for you.
I don't think anyone can do that.
Not unless Izzie has a personality change.
Either you leave your personal issues at the school gates or one of you or perhaps two of you has gotta find somewhere else to teach.
Hey, hold on a second, we've got a right to a private life.
The problem with you lot is that you can't keep it private.
(KNOCK ON DOOR) Your 11:30 is waiting.
- Talking of private lives - Right.
I'm not having this.
One of you has got to fall on your sword.
Do I have to choose which one? If I could leave, I would.
But, I've got the issue of having two teenage girls here.
Well, I'm not budging, I don't see why I should.
I see.
So, it all comes back to me.
Fine.
You'll have my resignation by the end of today.
Please believe me, I'm not going out of my way to find fault with Russell.
Right, but you're going to.
I saw him come out an off-licence not twenty minutes ago.
He looked uncomfortable.
What, more uncomfortable than you do now? Why would he go to an off-licence in his lunch break? I don't know, um, maybe the same reason that I go, to get tea bags or a pint of milk? In the middle of the working day? Why don't you just come out and say it? I mean you've already made your mind up about it, haven't you? What, he's a raving alcoholic? That's why he's bouncing off the walls, is it? just shows how much you know about alcoholics.
- What the hell do you know about it? - A lot more than you suspect.
Look, do you know what I suspect? I suspect that you're actually jealous of Russell.
Because you know that he's going to be ten times the teacher that you are.
In the history of your cheap remarks, that's just about the cheapest.
The only thing I feel when I see a good teacher is relief.
And I think that Russell might just be one.
It's just he lacks confidence.
Well, he had the confidence to wade into a domestic and get himself stabbed.
We need people who can stand back and assess situations.
Who knows, a different personality might have saved himself from the assault.
(SIGHS) (STUDENTS CHATTERING) Please forgive me, Miss Dickey, the corridors are a bit of a warren.
Hey, it's Mr Stumpy.
(LAUGHING) (LAUGHS) Did I hear my nickname? You.
You called me stumpy, didn't you? So, I've got a limp.
You want to make something of it? - No, sir.
- Really? Then why did you call it out? - I don't know.
- RUSSELL: I don't know.
Maybe, it's because you're a moron.
STUDENT: Oh - Yes, sir.
- Good! Well, that's clear to everyone now, isn't it? - What's your name? - Donte.
Donte, the moron.
(STUDENTS LAUGHING) Um If you can all turn to page 38, in your anthologies, please.
Would you like me to read it, Miss Dickey? What an excellent idea.
''Stealing.
''The most unusual thing I ever stole? ''A snowman.
''Midnight.
(PAPER BEING CRUSHED) ''He looked magnificent.
''A tall white mute beneath the winter moon.
'' Looking for Brett? No.
just taking down some old notices.
Yeah, well, you've always got some excuse, haven't you? And what's with your attitude, missy? Can't you see what you're doing to him? Or do you just not care about anyone else? Excuse me? Oh.
Maybe you can't see how screwed up he is over you.
Look, why don't you just stop playing games and be straight with him? Hi.
What have you said? Davina, wait.
You've really done it now, haven't you? What's the one thing I asked of you? - To be discreet.
- I had to talk to someone.
Mika won't tell anyone else.
Well, she better not.
God, I must have been totally loopy picking up with you again.
A school boy, I mean, pathetic.
This is me and you finished now, Brett, for sure.
- Look, hang on.
- Look, you want a girlfriend, - you've got one waiting up there.
- Eh? She's obviously breaking her heart for you.
(SCHOOL BELL RINGING) I thought you handled Donte Charles really well.
So? How did it go? Yeah, I think Russell will make an excellent teacher.
- Yeah? - And when you're qualified, you might want to apply for my job.
What? You're leaving Waterloo Road? I want a change of school.
I probably shouldn't say this in front of you, Russell, but, uh, Waterloo Road can be quite stressful.
I found that out today.
Well, there'll be plenty more days like it.
In fact, there will be days when you're at depths of despair.
Yeah, but he's got what it takes, don't he? I mean it.
You know, you said you think Andrew's got it in for you? I think you might be right.
You mean away from seeing me as a rival? Yeah, but I don't know him, so it's all accounts.
I don't know, Kim.
I don't want to make an enemy out of the deputy head, do I? And I don't want him giving a bad report to my first teaching practise.
Well, if he does, he's going to have me to answer to.
Anyway, what he's saying now is ridiculous.
What's he saying? I shouldn't really say it but, he said that he saw you coming out of the offie at lunch time.
I mean, he's implying that you went in there and bought a couple of bottles of whisky or something.
''Please breathe into this bag, sir.
'' So he has got it in for me.
Good, that's all I need.
So, did you go to the offie? I went for a walk.
I was starving.
I went in to get a Mars bar and a packet of cheese and onion.
But maybe crisps and sweets aren't allowed in Mr Treneman's book of dos and don'ts.
Yeah, and that is one big, fat, thick book.
(BOTH LAUGH) Anyway, look, I'll see you after the final whistle, yeah? Yeah.
Oh, Steph.
How did it go down the housing department? Brilliant.
They've found somewhere for Maxine.
Oh, that's great.
And it's been properly checked to full counsel standards.
And she gets visits.
You do know that you don't have to go through the system on this, don't you? If you're just happy with her to stay where she is, the social services will call it a private fostering agreement.
They'll let you claim section 17 money to help.
- It's not about the money.
- Well, I was just wondering.
So have you been down there to check it out? No, I'm going after school, aren't I? - What does Maxine think of the news? - She'll be thrilled.
(CLEARS THROAT) Stumpy.
What did you say? - I was just coughing.
- Well, don't cough.
I can't help it, I've got cold.
He's another one you should lock up.
See you tomorrow for more of the same.
I want to talk to you.
(BOY SCREAMING) Ah, no! Ah, no! No.
(YELLING) Oi! (SCREAMING) Get up! - You all right? - Yeah.
(SCREAMING) Why are you still here? You want me to kick your sodding head in? (GLASS CLINKING) I thought I was going under and I needed the support.
I'm an alcoholic.
(SCOFFS) I lost it.
I I should have taken your advice.
But it was just a moment of madness, that's all.
I swear that it will never happen again.
No.
It won't, because you can't come back here.
In fact, I don't think you should be near any children in any school.
Because you're out of control.
You're not going to say anything to anyone, are you? No.
Because you're going to have to.
(BEEP) (BABY CRYING) (CHATTERING ON TV) Time to turf me on to the street, then? Well, you can get up off your backside and tidy up this flaming mess, for a start.
I've been packing.
Well, you can go and unpack.
I've changed me mind.
Are you joking? Why? I'm warning you, Maxine.
One more step out of line and there will be no more cheese and onion crisps.
And if I put on as much as one extra ounce because of all of your junk food, you're out of here sharpish.
Now go on, hop it.
(SIGHS) I invite her into my home, she doesn't seem to care.
It's funny.
You seem to think that, because you asked her to live with you, that she should then give you something back in return.
And I'm sorry, it just doesn't work like that.
I might have known I was talking to another flaming feminist.
- Aye, aye.
- KIM: Aye.
- Pint? - Mineral water for me, please.
Vodka and tonic.
Can you make that double? So you think you think you've found your feet yet, Russell? You looked a lot more confident towards the end of the day, there.
Yeah, and Lorna couldn't have been any more flattering.
Actually I think you lot create a bit of a fuss about how difficult the job is.
I mean, think about it.
You get 13 weeks holiday a year, you don't work any bank holidays and you're finished by 4:00.
And when you are at work, what do you do? You read novels, mark essays, set a few questions.
(LAUGHS) Well, you'll just have to take my word for it, mate.
It's not everyone takes to a job like this.
Because you guys create such a mystery about it.
Hang on minute.
You're going to be one of us lot soon.
No, I'm not, Kim.
It's not stimulating enough for me.
I'm bored, frankly.
- You what? - I quit.
- After one day? - Yeah.
I wouldn't want to be taking to drink to get my highs, would I? Russell, hang on a minute.
Wait.
This is down to you, this, isn't it? Maybe you should talk to Fraser Crossley before putting the blame on me.
I caught Russell beating him over the head with his briefcase, which just happened to be filled with booze.
Russell! Russell.
Did he tell you? I don't get it.
You were always so anti-violence.
Not with a drink in me, I'm not.
You see, all this time, I had no idea that you I've been dry for almost a year.
Since the accident.
I'd been drinking that day, a lot.
If I hadn't been, then Well, put it this way.
The kids wouldn't be calling me Stumpy.
Today I realised the only way I can cope is vodka.
So, teacher or dry? I know which one I prefer.
Well, I think you're dead brave.
I wish that was true.
Bye, Kim.
I can't believe I didn't see the signs.
He just always seemed so together.
There's nothing wrong in giving a friend the benefit of the doubt.
Please don't be generous.
I can't stand it.
I should have just listened to you.
I'm sorry.
Well, I better be going.
Otherwise you're going to have to carry me home.
Hey.
(MUMBLING) I should be brushing up on my Germaine Greer.
(SIGHS) One thing you were right about.
I was jealous of Russell.
Not for the reasons you said.
Because of your feelings for him.
What on earth made you think that? just something Jack said.
Andrew, I couldn't ever have this serious of feelings for Russell.
It's just It'd get in the way of what Well Please can we start again.

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