Waterloo Road (2006) s05e14 Episode Script

Series 5, Episode 14

# We are getting older, dear # But time's still on our side # I want to take you with me, love Ow! What was that for? - It's your birthday punch.
Happy birthday! - Great, thanks! Do you want your present now? Not sure I want it at all, in case it's a kick in the crotch.
- Er What are you doing tonight, sir? - I'll be at the party.
Well, someone's got to man the barbecue.
Keep the burgers coming.
Sam'll tell you, I'm the barbecue king.
- More like king of the sad dads.
- Oi, I heard that.
- Who's coming tonight? - I'm not sure.
I've told everyone.
For God's sake, Tom, are you trying to give us all salmonella? No.
Why? Uncooked meats on the bottom.
Not on top of your coleslaw.
Sorry.
My year sevens have got a better idea of food hygiene than you.
What's all this for, anyway? Stuff for Josh's birthday barbecue tonight.
How many people have you got coming? Why? Don't you think I've got enough? I might bob out later, get a few more bits.
Crisps, that sort of thing.
- Unless you think that's a bit erm - Passé? Childish.
You know, I want to get this party right.
- How do you get a party wrong? - Well, I don't know.
I don't want it to be rubbish.
I don't want anyone thinking Josh is lame.
You don't want Josh to think you're lame.
You want him to think you're the cool dad.
There's only one way to do that.
Don't be there.
Yeah, leave them to it.
- What, you think I should? - No.
Rose, this is Adam.
I told you he'd be starting today.
- Rose? - Rachel, I told you, we don't need him.
You'd think we'd been serving up rubbish for the past year or something.
- We do the best we can.
- I'm not suggesting anything else.
- Then why is he in my kitchen? - To make Waterloo Road a healthier place.
To work with kids and staff.
Make sure lunches are packing a nutritional punch.
Are you saying I can't do my job? It's not just about making food.
It's about educating the kids.
So they know what they're eating and why they're eating it.
Adam's not here to stand on anyone's toes.
- I do want to get the job done, Rachel.
- But Rose is safe in your hands, isn't she? Safe? You know what I mean.
I'm going to leave you to it.
Get on with it.
Is this someone's idea of a joke? Hmm? Who put this in my pigeon-hole? I did, Grantly.
Depression? I'm not mentally unbalanced.
- No, and I'm not suggesting that you are.
- Grantly.
Grantly, we've all got one.
I'm not singling you out.
It's the emotional health campaign.
Oh, so I'm supposed to be looking for signs of depression in the kids now, am I? No, you're supposed to be looking for signs in yourself or your colleagues.
How? Do you know, we all know why stress levels go through the roof.
Ofsted inspections, league tables, all of the papeRWork that goes with them.
Just read the leaflet.
If any of you recognise the symptoms or warning signs of depression, you know where I am.
Disturbed sleep, exhaustion, shortness of temper.
It's not the symptoms of depression.
It's the symptoms of being a teacher.
(Laughs) Practical lesson today, folks, as you can see.
Find a bench and sit down quietly.
Any room for me? I want you in pairs or groups of three, please.
Josh, do you want to pair up with me, mate? Nah, you're all right.
Right, today we are going to be looking at catalysts.
Specifically, how they can speed up the reaction between sodium thiosulphate and hydrogen peroxide.
Oi! You two! Are you listening? Josh? Lauren? - Yeah, sorry, sir.
- Thank you.
Right.
What do we know about hydrogen peroxide? Anyone, come on.
Don't be shy.
Hydrogen peroxide.
Erm It's a bleach, isn't it, sir? Good.
Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in most bleaching products.
You've got hair bleach, toilet bleach, skin bleach, whitening toothpastes, but it's only in a really, really diluted form.
Right, goggles on before I hand any of this out.
What do you think? Yeah, they suit you.
So, do you think it's going to work? Well, I don't see why not.
It's a simple enough concept.
Bring old clothes, swap 'em for new ones.
Even our lot can grasp it.
Actually, I meant is it going to work on Rachel? That's why you're doing this.
For brownie points.
No, it's not.
Right, girls, come on.
Are these your contributions? Pop them on the table cos they're all going to need to be sorted.
Ruby, listen, if there's anything I can do I'm just going to get my head down and I am going to make a success of this one little venture.
Just so Rachel gets the message.
Out with the old and in with the new isn't always the way.
- Who are you calling old? - I've been consigned to the scrap heap.
Anyway, here's my contribution.
And don't you be snaffling them first.
Is this out of your bag, Karla? I didn't know you had such good taste.
Oh, I don't.
It's my mum's.
It's really old.
Oh, it's not old.
The word's vintage.
Oh, Leesh, look at this! Do you think I'd be able to pull off the boho look? Yeah! Some of this stuffs designer gear! I couldn't afford half this stuff if it were in the shops.
Excuse me.
The idea is that everybody gets the chance to look.
It's not a sneak preview.
And before you take something, you bring something.
You rejuvenate your old wardrobe without splashing your parents' cash.
I need some volunteers for ironing and sewing on loose buttons.
I can help, Mrs Fry.
I've got a free lesson and I'm good at ironing.
Right, you lot can come back when it starts then, please.
Thank you.
Off you pop.
I don't care what she says.
I saw that top first and it's mine.
- Oi! - What? - Stop it? - Stop what? - Do you want a slap? - I'd like to see you try.
Come on then.
Oi! You two again! What are you doing? - Nothing, Mr Mead.
- It didn't look like nothing.
It looked like you were being stupid around chemicals and equipment.
- Where's your goggles, Josh? - On the floor.
They're not doing any good down there.
Stop flirting and get on with your work.
- Excuse me.
We weren't flirting.
- Just get on with your work.
All of you.
Oh, my God.
I can't actually believe he just said that.
Didn't do anything.
- Hiya, Ros.
- Hi.
Take a seat.
- Actually, I was thinking about - Oh, sorry.
(Laughs) Sorry.
I know you're supposed to be my tutor but I don't know what that means.
Basically I'm here to keep an eye on you academically but I don't think we're going to have any problems.
I hope not.
So these sessions are about me being able to identify what you're passionate about.
What you'd like to study at Oxford or Cambridge.
I want to study French and law.
Well, that's great.
And what are your interests outside of school? - Erm, loads of stuff.
- Yeah? Books, music, films Any French films? Nouvelle Vague? Godard? OK, it's fine cos we're going to start really slowly.
Don't you worry, you are going to be properly cultured by the time we're finished.
Miss, that's the dresses and the long things.
And I've sorted everything else into tops, bottoms, shoes and belts.
Maybe I should sort everything by colour instead.
No! No, it's wonderful.
I'm so impressed.
Thanks.
Has anything caught your fancy? I think you should get first dibs.
No, it's all right, miss.
I don't like wearing clothes other people have worn.
But you've worked really hard.
I told you.
I like ironing.
So you did.
OK.
Lovely.
You can pop off.
Bye.
- I just think he's out of order.
- I know, you keep saying.
Yeah, but even if I was flirting with Josh, which I wasn't, it's nothing to do with him, is it? I don't suppose so.
Cover for me, yeah? - I always do, don't I? - Thanks.
- Lauren? - Yeah? I don't know why you're bothered.
No-one's watching.
Yeah, I know, but erm I'll see you out there, yeah? Oi! You're supposed to pass it back, remember? - Ow! - (Laughs) - You should have been paying attention.
- I am! - Oh, dear, love hurts, doesn't it? - What's that supposed to mean? - Come on, Lauren, don't make me say it.
- Say what? You two.
You and Josh.
You totally fancy each other.
No He doesn't.
- You mean you do? - No! Come on, you're always joking with each other.
When he was pinching you, that's got to mean something.
Well, we're just being daft.
Having a laugh.
I laugh and joke with you, don't I? - Do you wanna go out with me? - No! - It's just a posh jumble sale.
- Get something to wear tonight.
Don't start, Sam.
All I'm saying is, you should look nice, that's it.
You're obsessing over Josh because you've got no chance with Bolton.
- Hey! - What are you two talking about? Swap meet.
We're going to find Lauren something fierce to wear tonight.
- She's gonna look dead nice.
- I think you always look nice.
Thanks.
Right.
I'm just going to go, like Oh, my God! He loves you! You need something he'll just look at you and think, "Wow!" - Sam! - Trust me, Lauren.
- What about something sexy? - No.
- Well, strappy? - No.
- Something a bit see-through.
- No, Sam! Erm Let's just find a nice T-shirt or something.
T-shirt.
Wow.
I wondered if you needed a hand.
- It's going really well.
- Yeah, yeah, I'd say it is.
Eh up, you've got a visitor.
Just like that, you're back on track.
- Really? - Really.
You know, Rubes, you need to lighten up.
I think you should come round to my place tonight.
I'll get us a bottle of wine.
Maybe even two.
And we'll have a girly night in.
Believe me, John can cope on his own for one night.
- Do you know, I'd really like that.
- Good.
Where is it? I told you that green top was mine! Well, never mind that, my dress has gone as well.
You're not leaving without something decent.
Hey.
Can I ask you something, Dad? Yeah.
How do you know when a girl fancies you? Erm She wants to spend a lot of time with you.
She's interested in everything that you say.
What if she is interested but she just doesn't agree with anything? Well, erm And she hits you and takes the mick.
Oh, well, she definitely fancies you.
- Now you're taking the mick.
- No, no, Josh.
- I think you and Lauren - Whoa! Hang on.
Who said anything about Lauren? (Laughs) What's she doing? Careful! Sam, what do you think? - Yeah, it's nice.
- It's your colour.
Do you think? - Well, go and try it on! - OK.
What are you doing? I'm coming with you.
I want to see what it looks like.
Yeah, well, I'll show you when I get out, yeah? OK.
Rubes, what do you think of this? It'd be nice as a seat cover on an Austin Allegro.
Oh, so jealous.
Oh, my days.
What are you doing? I saw them first.
I don't think so.
And besides, they won't suit you.
- Well, at least they'll fit me.
- What did you say? I said at least I'll be able to fit my backside into them.
- Give 'em to me and I'll show you.
- I'll show you! I saw these first! (Both talk at once) Here, have a look at this, mate.
Fiver on Aleesha.
You're on, mate, on.
(Girls scream at each other) I'm telling you, Aleesha's going down.
Watch.
Oh, my God! Ooh, what's that on her back? Looks like corned beef.
That's absolutely disgusting.
Did you know there was something wrong with her? - No.
Why would I? - I can't find my shirt.
Thought she might have told you, with you two being What? - I thought you were going out.
- As if.
- I can't find my shirt! - Lucky escape, eh? Come on.
Let's get you decent, darling.
OK, boys, that's enough.
Show's over.
I'm sorry, girls.
Due to some very selfish behaviour, the swap meet's over.
- It's not that bad.
Not many people saw.
- Don't lie.
- I'm not lying.
- Shut up! Leave me alone.
# All the pain inside I can't forgive # All the tears I've cried have helped me live # Cos all I need is what you give You better sort out this health co-ordinator cos if I have to listen to any more crap Just sort him out, Rachel, will you? He started in the kitchen, changing what we were cooking.
- Now he's rearranging furniture.
- I said I'd make changes.
You said to the menu.
How's this going to encourage kids to eat more fruit and veg? There's more to it than that.
My job's not just about their stomachs.
It's about their minds as well.
- I thought you were going to trust me.
- Rachel, look at this.
- Shepherd's pie.
- Yeah, I can see that.
That's what he has us cooking.
And he expects us to serve them like waitresses! It is a good job Candice is not here because she would freak out about this.
About what? Please can someone tell me what's going on? We're having a proper meal at lunchtime.
A communal eating experience.
Instead of grabbing a sandwich, the kids are going to sit down and talk.
- That's never going to work.
- It did at the community centre I ran.
The way the kids were eating there was the same way they ate at home.
On the fly, whilst they watched telly and did homework.
I bet that's how you eat.
I usually eat while I'm watching the news.
Like most people in this country.
Watch and shovel, that's all we do.
I mean, the dinner table used to be where people talked about their day, relaxed enough to share worries and problems.
If we encourage mixed tables, different years, members of staff, then that's what happens.
- What do you think, Rose? - Why didn't he say that in the first place? - She has got a point there.
- Look, I'm here to get things done.
I'm sorry if I'm not the nice guy you remember me as.
Oh, come on, Adam.
I'd better get on.
It would be nice if the staff joined us at lunchtime.
- Get lost, did we? - Sorry I'm late, Mr Clarkson.
Sit down.
Right, as I was saying Writers have to have sympathy with all of their characters.
Not just the heroes but the villains too.
They need to understand why they do villainous things.
So, today we're all going to be baddies and monsters.
ALL: Ooh! - Thank you.
We're going to write a page on why our characters do strange or terrible things.
- And then we'll read them out - Lauren? Swap with me.
I don't know who mine is.
Erm - Are you trying to be funny? - Like I said, I don't know who it is.
- Give me mine back.
- It's too late now.
- Right, Finn, who have you got? - Hannibal Lecter.
OK, er Sam? The Big Bad Wolf.
Is it from Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood? I'll leave that for you to decide.
Lauren? Who have you got? Quasimodo.
(Laughter) - OK.
- Who's that, sir? Come on.
Quasimodo? Well, surely the name must ring a bell? (Laughter) The bells, the bells! That were him, sir, the hunchback.
What else did he do? - Esmeralda! - It's not funny.
It's discrimination.
He didn't choose to be disabled.
Good.
Right.
Let's get on with it, shall we? Got a minute, Grantly? I need your help.
I'm planning a visit to London for the APU students.
And what has London done to deserve that? It's a cultural trip.
You know, the V&A, Tate Modern and a play at the National in the evening.
Evening? What time are you getting back? The next day.
We're planning an overnight.
Teenagers and cheap chain hotels should never mix.
Ditto me and overnights.
I think Rachel begs to differ on that one.
What? Well, something about it being your turn and that I shouldn't take no for an answer.
Here's the proposed itinerary.
Let me know if you've got any suggestions.
Thank you very much.
How would you like it? A load of pigs turning up and building houses on your land? And they were scruffy houses as well, made out of twigs and straw.
And then there was Little Red Riding Hood.
She was just trespassing.
Excellent.
OK, Lauren.
Oh, no, I don't want to.
Mine's crap.
Well, I'll be the judge of that.
Everyone else has had a turn.
- Well, let's hear it then, Quasimodo.
- (Laughter) It's just because I look different.
That's why you're all scared of me.
You can only see what's wrong with me, and not what's right.
Don't you think I'd change it if I could? Don't you think I know? I know that I'm hard to look at.
I don't even like looking at myself.
If I could, I'd break every mirror.
Break it into a thousand pieces.
I don't know what you were worried about.
Excellent.
You thought about things from Quasimodo's perspective.
That was both empathetic as well as sympathetic.
So, can anyone tell me the difference between empathetic and sympathetic writing? I just thought I was tired.
So very tired.
I thought nothing of the sense of disconnection, having no energy, no sleep, and when I did sleep The dreams.
How long has this been going on for, Grantly? It feels like an eternity.
It's just you've never really shown any sign of this before.
In fact, this morning you actually suggested that depression was for wimps.
But that's what we depressives do, isn't it? Put up a facade.
OK.
Let me, er, let me make some calls.
- See if we can get you some help.
- In the meantime? Well, in the meantime, I'm going to go and have a word with Rachel.
I think you might need a leave of absence.
Thank you.
- Lauren? - Get stuffed! You heard her.
Don't worry about it.
It's not your fault she's a freak.
Suppose.
- Besides, it's your birthday.
- And? There's going to be loads of talent at your party.
Who needs her? - Don't worry, mate, you'll be all right.
- Hey, Josh.
I'll leave you to it, then.
I was thinking about your party.
Maybe I could go out for a couple of hours.
Long enough for me to have a pint and you to have a dance with Lauren.
Give it a rest, will you? She's not even coming, all right? Come on, Lauren.
It's not my fault Josh is being a stupid get.
- Oh, he is, is he? - Of course he is.
Laughing with Finn and the other lads.
He wasn't this morning, not when you nearly tried to have us married! - That was before.
- Before you told everyone I was disabled? I didn't say you was disabled, I just said that OK, I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have done it.
I was trying to help.
This is why you never get a shower after PE, isn't it? Because of your scar.
It's not a scar, Sam.
It's a birthmark.
I've had it all my life.
OK! I thought you might have been in a fire or something.
- Well, you thought wrong! - Lauren! This isn't my fault.
It isn't my fault you didn't trust me enough to tell me.
I thought we were supposed to be best friends.
- What? - Can we have a look? - At what? - This weird thing on your back.
Everyone's talking about it.
Ah, Miss Mason.
Perhaps you can enlighten me? I will always try, Mr Budgen.
When I was informed that my presence was required in the dining room at lunchtime, I had assumed I would be fed and watered.
That's the idea.
Perhaps you can tell me why I am standing in the corridor with the pupils when I could be in the staffroom with a cheese barm.
- Everybody hungry? - Yes, we are! - OK, let's get in.
- (Cheering) - What's going on? - Yeah, where's the grub? We're doing something a bit different today.
Take a seat and we will get started.
It would be nice if the teachers didn't sit together.
Come on, mix it up a bit.
Right, ladies, let's go.
- Don't just look at it.
Get stuck in! - Shall I be mother? Give me the spoon, man.
Excuse me! Oh, cheers.
Didn't know you were on playground duty.
I'm just covering for Grantly.
I want to be careful not to load extra pressure on him.
Extra pressure like a school trip? Well, yeah, yeah, that would be a definite no-no.
Kim, it's his turn! And I can't do this APU outing without somebody's help.
I know you don't agree with the scheme but - Grantly's supposed to be on that trip? - Yeah.
- When did he find that out? - This morning when I told him.
Oh, right, yeah, I see.
Oi! Plate! You don't walk away from the table at home.
You give whoever cooked a hand.
- Well, that's usually me.
- Oh, yeah? What do you cook? Beans on toast.
Egg on toast.
Bacon on toast.
Your entire repertoire is on toast? Well, you know, when you're cooking for one.
I could show you some simple recipes.
Really simple but more exciting than toast.
OK.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- Oi, have you got a problem? - No.
What's your problem? I don't have one.
You do.
If you didn't want me at your party, you should have said, all right? Fine.
I will.
You're not invited any more.
No freaks allowed.
- Nice one, mate.
- Get stuffed.
Lauren? What can I do for you? I was just wondering if you needed any help setting up the apparatus.
Oh, yeah, that'd be great, but it is your lunch break.
- Don't you want to be with your mates? - No, thanks.
OK, it's the same set-up as this morning.
It's on the board and the equipment's in the cupboard.
Now, I'm trusting you with these, right? - Yeah.
- Great.
One set of kit per bench.
I'll see you later.
- Whoa, can you manage? - Yes, I'm fine, thank you.
- Let me.
- Thanks, Tom.
- Where are we going with them? - My car, please.
I er heard about Lauren Andrews at your swap meet.
Oh, dear.
The poor girl.
You know, everybody all standing round laughing at her.
Is it me or are kids getting crueller? Well, it used to be just the girls who were spiteful and now the lads are just as bad.
Well, I'm lucky in that respect.
Josh might not be the top of the class but at least he's a nice lad.
- Not sure Lauren'd agree with you.
- What do you mean? Josh was there, with Bolton Smilie and Paul Langley.
All laughing their heads off.
- What? The little - Yeah, but - Sorry.
- It's OK! Here, let me give you a hand.
You've wrapped them and put labels on.
Thank you.
- Reserve price £20? - Yeah.
The purpose of the swap was that no money changed hands.
It didn't.
It's amazing what you can sell online, isn't it? - I thought this was for the kids.
- It was.
Oh, Tom, don't tell Rachel.
I'm sorry, Ruby, but in my book this is stealing.
Tom! Tell me what your family's favourite meal is.
I told you, sir, we don't eat together.
It doesn't have to be at the table.
It could be a curry in front of the telly.
- Pizza? Drive-through burgers? - I usually have, like, pasta.
- It's really boring.
- It doesn't have to be boring! - We're talking about chillies, capers - Excuse me.
Finn, lessons are about to start.
Right.
I'll catch you later, mate.
I'll have recipes for you, right? He's the sort of kid that my sit-down lunches are for.
I'm sure he is.
- I think today went well, don't you? - It wasn't an unqualified success.
That's not what I'm getting off the kids, like Finn.
Kids like Finn have a habit of taking advantage.
Which is one of the things I need you to understand.
Are you listening? I could put Rose in touch with some great suppliers.
She's bought some real rubbish.
Maybe you could find a more sensitive way of putting it.
Yeah, whatever.
I think you need to understand how important Candice and Rose are.
They deserve to be treated with respect.
Have I trod on over-sensitive toes? Rose isn't over-sensitive.
I'd say she was robust.
But you are pretty full on.
I love my job.
I believe in what I do.
And that is great, but do you have to be so aggressive about it? - Aggressive? - OK, enthusiastic.
Or dynamic.
I didn't expect you to be so dynamic.
Of course you didn't.
You expected me to be a pushover like I was before.
- Well, I'm not like I used to be.
- It didn't matter to me.
- You were sweet and you were nice.
- And look how far that got me.
You taught me a valuable lesson back then, Rachel.
- What was that? - Nice guys finish last.
Not always.
And they never get the girl.
That was a really long time ago, Adam.
Oh, you've got to be joking! Let me have a go.
I get claustrophobic.
Well, this isn't awkward! All right, keep the noise down and find a seat.
(Knock at door) Ah, Mr Clarkson.
I need a quick word with Josh and Lauren, please.
Well, I can give you Josh.
Where's Lauren? I thought that she must have got sent home after this morning.
No, I don't think so.
Sam? Do you know where Lauren is? I've not seen her since lunchtime.
We had a fall-out.
Oh, I am popular.
- I'm looking for Lauren Andrews.
- You and all? No, she's not here.
I've got chemicals missing.
Hydrogen peroxide.
I left Lauren in the lab on her own and that was the last time I saw it.
- Why on earth would she take that? - I have no idea.
- Is Lauren all right? - Er, Sam Have you any idea where she might have gone? Think.
All I know is that he upset her this morning.
Right, well, er, we need to find her.
Kim, will you let Rachel know? Can I come too, please? - She's my friend.
- What about me? You stay there.
All right, carry on working as you are.
I'll be back in five minutes, OK? I'm going to go find Miss Mason.
(Cries out in pain) - (Banging) - Hello? Hello? This is ridiculous! We're going to be in here all night! Well, at least we won't starve to death.
Thank you, that's a huge comfort! What? You always have to be in control, don't you? You always did.
Look, if I did something to you back then, I didn't know about it.
I thought that you and I were friends.
Friends.
Well, that was sort of the problem.
Oh.
Not my fault, is it? Shouldn't you be over it by now? I should have just got over it? What do you think I've been trying to do for years? - Oh, come on! - Well, it's a good thing.
Losing the weight.
The attitude adjustment.
That was all thanks to you.
Look, when we lost touch, I knew I had to sort myself out.
And so I did.
Well, I'm happy for you.
Well done.
Maybe I was a bit too eager to show off the new and improved Adam Fleet.
Maybe I came off as a bit of a jerk.
- A bit? - All right, a total and utter jerk.
(Laughs) - Adam, look KIM: Rachel? Yes! Hello, Kim, we're in here.
Kim! In here, Kim.
- What? - Could you let us out? - Thank you.
- What are you doing in there? - Joyce said you'd come down.
I don't - Guess.
- Finn Sharkey.
I want to see him.
- It's going to have to wait.
(Cries) # All the pain inside I can't forgive # All the tears I've cried have helped me live # Cos all I need is what you give (Wails) # And now the story won't remain (Wailing) (Screams) - Lauren.
- It's burning! It's burning me! It's OK.
You're going to be OK.
Don't panic.
Right, get into the showers, rinse it off, go on.
Sam, go and get Miss Mason as quick as you can.
I just wanted it to go away.
I've made it worse, though, haven't I? It's just a little bit red.
I just I don't want anyone to know.
I don't want Josh to know.
- He thinks I'm a freak.
- Did he say that? - Tom, where are you? - Through here! I told her to rinse it.
Tell me I've done the right thing and not made it worse.
- You did and you haven't.
I'll call an ambulance.
- Tom, it's OK, we'll take it from here.
It's all right.
Stay under there for a few minutes, yeah? Rinse it off.
# We'll build it up till it stands tall - Is she all right? - Not really.
She's had a near miss with a chemical burn.
- What was she doing? - Trying to get rid of her birthmark, Josh.
Someone made her feel so miserable about it, she felt burning herself was the only way to deal with it.
Is that what was going on in my English lesson? Was it? - Josh? - It weren't just me.
She's your friend.
She's been nothing but nice to you since you got here.
- You do this to her? - I didn't do anything to her! - What? - I'm ashamed of you.
For the very first time.
And I don't like it.
And I don't like you very much.
- I didn't know she would get upset.
- Now it's your turn to get upset.
- I'm cancelling your party.
- Oh, that's tight, that.
- Why? - Because you don't deserve it! Don't walk away from me when I'm talking to you! Get back here.
And you lot, do one.
I'm talking to Josh.
Oh, and you.
Miss Mason wants a word with you before you go home.
And Finn.
Don't use one of my lessons to victimise a pupil again.
You got that? - I don't know what you're talking about.
- Of course not.
I mean it.
No party and you're grounded for two weeks.
Now get out of my sight.
- You wanted to see me? - I'm sorting something else out right now.
- I'll come back tomorrow.
- No, you can wait.
Come on, you.
That was in.
- Grantly? - Miss Campbell.
As you can see, I've made it to the end of another day.
I suppose we should be thankful for that.
Look, I've had a word with Rachel and she agrees.
She thinks you should have some time off.
She couldn't believe that you were managing to get into work.
It has been a struggle.
So, er, how long were you thinking, then, for your recovery? Perhaps just till the end of term.
- Is that all? - You think longer? Well, we were wondering if you might like to make it permanent.
- What? - You are an acute case of depression.
I mean, when I re-read this leaflet, you're textbook, aren't you? No You are showing all the major signs of a breakdown.
I wouldn't say that.
I'm not sure we should let you in classrooms.
- You could snap at any time.
- What? How dare you! I'm not some kind of nutcase! No, no, I think there's plenty of method in your madness, Grantly.
So if you're feeling better, Jo's looking foRWard to spending some time with you, on the London trip.
Look, before this goes any further, I have not had a chance to explain myself.
I don't want to hear any more lies from you, Ruby.
I just don't know what options I've got left with you.
The farm trip, the state of your whole department, and now this! Wait, because I can explain.
You organised a school event to make money from the kids.
No! No, it wasn't like that.
I didn't even have the idea un I haven't made a profit and I had to take everything off the website.
And it cost me money to put it on there so, you know, actually I'm out of pocket.
Oh, I'm supposed to feel sorry for you, am I? No.
I'm worried that you might be suffering from depression.
I'm not depressed.
I just don't like to air my dirty laundry in public.
Well, that's fine.
But if you don't talk, then I can't protect you.
Look, I know that I have messed up, you know.
And I'm sorry and I promise, I promise, it won't happen again.
Let's get this clear.
If I see you in this office again, I'm going to start disciplinary proceedings against you.
- Oh, no, but - "No, but" nothing.
I don't need or want teachers like you, Ruby.
You know where you stand.
You can go.
(Knock at door) Stay where you are.
Hiya.
Thanks for coming.
Come in.
He's just through there.
- Lauren! - Hiya.
Are you all right? How's your It's a bit sore but it's not too bad.
- Have you got something to say to her? - Yeah.
I'll leave you to say it then.
- Does it hurt? - Yes.
God, I'm really, really sorry.
You know I didn't mean it, Lauren.
Then why do it? You know what it's like when you're with your mates.
- I thought I was your mate.
- You are! Look, I'm not the only one who did something stupid.
Yeah, but I only hurt myself.
I know, but it's the same thing, isn't it? We have the same problem.
Oh, really? So where's your birthmark, then? No, what I'm saying is we both want to be like everyone else.
You don't want to be the the - School freak? - No.
I don't want to be the new kid whose dad's a teacher.
- Oh, that must be awful for you! - I'm just explaining.
Yeah, but you are the new kid and Mr Clarkson is your dad.
And you acting like a total idiot isn't going to change that.
Like I can't do anything to change what's on my back.
So if you don't like what I am - Fair enough.
I'll leave you alone.
- No! I really like being your friend.
It's just hard sometimes.
- Do you get that? - Yeah, I guess.
I'll just have to try a bit harder.
A lot harder.
OK.
Idiot! Oh, bring it on, sunshine, cos I am so in the mood for you! - Why the hell - Are you all right? I'm sorry.
I saw you but you weren't indicating.
- Wasn't I? - I should have just let you out.
I'd never forgive myself if I'd damaged your car.
Or you, for that matter.
Well, no harm done, eh? - That's the good news.
- Why, what's the bad news? I've been talking to a beautiful lady like yourself and I still don't know your name.
It's Stephanie, but you can call me Steph.
Oh no, I like the full monty.
Stephanie.
It suits you.
I'm Oliver.
Hi, Oliver.
What do you say to a brandy, Stephanie? Well? It's going to be all right.
You reckon? Yeah.
She wants some cake.
And that makes it all all right, then.
- I'm really sorry, Dad.
- So am I.
What are you sorry for? I'm sorry because I don't think it's working, Josh.
I don't think it's doing you any good living with me.
Cake's in the fridge.