Waterloo Road (2006) s06e01 Episode Script

Series 6, Episode 1

Good morning.
I want to welcome you all.
Especially those of you who are new to Karen, are you nearly done in here, love? Just a minute.
How are you feeling? See you.
Hang on, I'll give you a lift.
Well, you've still got me.
I've made you a coffee.
I thought you might need one.
Are you not coming back to bed? I wish.
I've got to go to work.
No, really.
My new boss starts today.
It is.
Can you let yourself out when you're ready and will you give me a call? Yeah, I will.
Have you heard anything from Jess? Yeah, she texted me.
Emma's mum will drop her off at school.
Well, at least we know where she is.
I just thought it might be nice if one of my children was around to offer me some support on my first day back.
I thought we were trying to get things back to normal.
And your point is? What's more normal than the kids treating us with contempt? SHE LAUGHS Ohh You've got a ladder in them.
Oh, sod it! You count to ten, Mummy, and then come and find me.
'One, two, three ' Right.
I'm off.
Charlie? Hmm? I'm going.
Oh, right.
Knock 'em dead, love.
Are you all right? Yeah.
HE LAUGHS I see you've been press-ganged into the welcoming committee too? Chris just wanted the new head to see some friendly faces when she arrives.
Which makes me wonder what you're doing here.
I'm prepared to give her a chance.
Which, no doubt, she will squander by promising everything and delivering nothing.
I heard she saved her last school from special measures.
And then immediately resigned.
How do you know that? I have my sources.
You mark my words, they've stuck us with another lemon.
How are we all? Are we raring to go? What's up with you?! Get out of the right side of the wrong bed this morning? Oh, I couldn't possibly comment.
I don't believe it.
Is that who I think it is? Who on earth is that? Janeece.
Hello, Mr Clarkson.
I thought we'd seen the back of you.
Janeece is a former inmate.
I can't believe I'm back.
What's the goss? What have you been up to? It just sort of happened.
Hey, I've got a new job, I'm the new school seccy.
God help us.
This day just gets better and better.
Put your tongue back in, Tom.
That's our new head of Spanish that you're dribbling over.
Does she have a name? Cesca.
Cesca Montoya.
Cesca Montoya.
BRAKES SCREECH What the hell?! No.
I don't want to be here.
You can't make me.
Ruth! Dad.
I knew you'd come.
I knew you wouldn't let her do this.
We're going home, yeah? Jonah, in the car.
Marcus, no.
You can't do this.
This has all been agreed.
Not by me.
Look at this place, Hannah.
It's Mr Kirby, isn't it? They're not staying here.
I think I'd better get over there.
Chris Is this her? Having a road rage incident with a parent?! Nice start.
Jonah, in the car.
I think we should give this place a chance.
Mr Kirby.
Do you even know what I've given them? How far ahead they are? Beyond anybody in this dump.
Marcus, stop it.
Think about what you're doing to them.
Perhaps you should both think about that.
Can we move this inside, please? Yeah, Mr Kirby, if you'd like to come with me.
Dad? It's OK.
Right, you two, into assembly with me, please.
But And that goes for the rest of you.
Inside, please.
Well, come on, you heard Mrs Fisher.
In you go.
A lemon, eh? Give it time.
Which brings me round to telling you about the things that are going to change this year.
That's what you all want to hear about, isn't it? The cooler? It's gone.
It does not exist any more.
Well, I'm glad you all approve of that, but perhaps I should point out that in future all troublemakers will be sent to me, because if you're causing trouble in my school, I want to know why and you will explain yourselves to me.
Not that there is ever any excuse for violent, disruptive or disrespectful behaviour.
No excuse whatsoever.
Which is why there is another new rule.
Three strikes and you are out.
The first time you are violent, disruptive or disrespectful you'll be suspended from school for two weeks.
The second time you'll be suspended for three weeks.
And if you are stupid enough to do it a third time, you'll no longer be welcome at my school.
So I hope I've made myself perfectly clear.
And I'm sure it won't stop us having an enjoyable term at Waterloo Road.
Does anyone have any questions? Good.
Then let's make a start.
APPLAUSE Jess? What do you want, Mum? I've told you about this.
What do you think you're doing?! Don't talk to me like that.
Why didn't you come home this morning? Because I didn't want to.
It's not about what you want, is it? I need to know where you were last night.
I sent Dad a text message.
That's not good enough.
I don't see what your problem is.
Angela's mum said Angela? You were at Angela's last night, were you? Yeah, OK? So can you just leave me alone, please? We'll talk about this later.
Nice shoes, yeah? I'd rather get three strikes off her than the new head.
I don't know.
Mrs Fisher seems all right.
What?! Oh, no, not in that way.
She seems pretty reasonable.
For now.
Give her a few weeks.
She'll be throwing her weight about.
Well, she is the head.
Yeah, but we run the school, innit? Yeah.
That's right, you tell 'em.
Making friends, are we, baby brother? Get stuffed, Jess.
I'm not a baby.
Yeah, he's a right little rebel, your brother.
Going to show Fisher who's boss.
Oh, you're finally going to stick up for yourself against Mummy? Jess, don't.
Mummy? He is Fisher's number one son.
Oh Busted.
He's a spy.
I'm not going to tell her anything.
No, don't believe that, OK, because little piggies have big ears.
And you are Mummy's little piggy, aren't you? You're not supposed to call me that any more.
But it suits you, piggy.
I was hoping I might get called by my actual name.
What is your name? It's Harry.
Harry, don't answer to piggy if it's not your name.
Erm, excuse me, but we're having a private conversation here.
Oh, sorry.
It just didn't sound like that.
Really? What did it sound like? That you were trying to make yourself look big by humiliating your little brother.
I didn't think I'd see that.
Right, your first lesson - English literature.
What about you? I've got Spanish.
You'll be all right.
Just don't be too much like Ruth.
Gee, thanks I'll see you at lunch.
In you go.
MUFFLED ARGUING Morning, Miss Fisher.
They're in there, waiting for you.
Talk about tense! Right.
I've sorted out all your post.
God, you get loads, don't you? Right, first things first.
Did you have that when I interviewed you? It just popped out over summer.
How many months, Janeece? Six.
Maybe seven.
I'm not quite sure.
I'm not being sick any more, if that's what you're worried about.
Now, listen, all of this stuff needs editing, OK? Anything from the LEA, Department of Education, new guidelines It all needs to go in the round file.
Round file? And everything else, I'll deal with.
It's your job to sort out that crap so I can get on with my own job, OK? You're my gatekeeper.
Got it? Don't worry, Miss Fisher.
Your gate is now shut.
You ready? Yeah.
Right, no calls while we deal with this.
You're undoing five years of my hard work.
Why does everything have to be about you?! It's not, but you know what this is really about.
Why don't you take a seat, Mr Kirby, and enlighten us? The educational system in this country fails children like mine.
For the last five years, I've been teaching my children one-to-one.
With great success.
Success?! They have no friends except each other.
They know nothing but textbooks and exams.
They're focussed.
They're hothouse flowers.
Well, this is clearly old territory for both of you.
Why don't we find a way to move this forward? That's what I'm trying to do - let my children develop.
Let them grow.
There are things they need to learn that you can't teach them at the kitchen table.
Ruth has an IQ of someone twice her age.
Do you even know where this school is on the league tables? League tables are only part of the story.
This is a multicultural school with a very diverse catchment area.
We cater for the needs of many different children here.
Words, just words.
We'll back those words up with our actions.
You see, I've looked at Ruth's records and I agree we need to take an unconventional approach with her.
So she won't be placed in her own year group.
Instead, we'll fast track her straight into GCSE classes.
That's just more hothousing.
You're missing the point.
Realistically, Mrs Kirby, if we put her with her own peer group, she'll be bored before first period.
Also, I've asked one of our pupils to help her through her first week.
Sam Kelly, she's a real Waterloo Road success.
Mr Kirby, my first priority is to make this school a safe environment.
I do not tolerate violence or bullying.
Your children will be very safe here.
I can promise you that.
You've got one week.
Lauren? Lauren? Mr Mead's asked me to look after the new girl, Ruth.
I thought we could do it together.
Yeah, make friends with the home school freaks?! Although, rather a freak than a total user.
What's the matter with you? You spend all summer with your boyfriend and now he's dumped you, you want to talk?! Nice one.
Well, Lauren, it's not like that.
But I don't want to stay here.
Ruth, you have to give it a chance.
Why? Dad? Maybe it's time, sweetheart.
Maybe I've taught you all I can.
I want to be with you.
I know and I want to be with you.
You and your brother are the best things I've ever done.
Come on.
How long? I don't know.
How long do I have to give it? A week, at least.
And if it doesn't work? Then you'll never have to set foot in this place again.
Come here.
Got you a sheet.
Right, got a lot to get through this year.
Let's make a start, look at the reading list in front of you.
There's a lot on there, do you think we'll have to read them all? Yes, you do have to read them all.
Now, the exam board has been particularly trendy this year by including some of their more politically correct selections.
We even have a book about Nigeria.
The Other Side Of Truth, it's an excellent book and most of it is set in London, actually.
A cultural island in an otherwise sea of chavness.
She's read it.
Yeah, I have.
Have you? Of course, I've read everything on the list.
Well, don't you think it has something to say about the refugee experience? About the prejudice they encounter from the general populous and their own cultural group? I think that it doesn't matter what I think because I am not sitting the exam.
Any other questions before we move on? I notice that TS Eliot's on here.
Why are we doing The Waste Land? I find it a little simplistic.
Yes, Ruth Kirby? Seriously? We're expected to read Treasure Island? It's nothing more than a children's story.
It's so linear.
Ruth? What now? What, Ruth? Yes, Ruth Kirby.
Yes, Ruth.
WHAT? Catcher in the Rye? And what is the problem with that one? It's just a teenage boy's silly fantasy.
The protagonist is just a loser and we're supposed to think it's so profound.
Spoiler alert.
Don't ruin the ending.
It's not that kind of book, really.
You probably won't get it.
Oh! You, young lady, can go to the cooler.
There isn't one, sir.
You'll have to take her to Miss Fisher.
Marvellous idea.
Follow me.
Jess, we need to talk, please.
I don't want to be late for my next class.
Why didn't you tell me? You didn't ask.
Come off it.
You shouldn't have even been in that club.
You're underage.
Yeah, for drinking.
Jess Hold on a second, you didn't tell me what you did.
It wasn't just me out on a school night.
Don't start playing games with me.
Oh, I don't do games.
I've got a note.
Ssh! Ah, Mrs Fisher.
This young lady has been disrupting my class.
Really? And how has she been doing that? Well, she has She has been asking questions.
And, if you ask me, she doesn't want the answers.
She just likes the sound of her own voice.
I mean, I do have other pupils.
Oh, I know that and you know that.
But she doesn't.
What? She's been home schooled, Mr Budgen.
It's attention-seeking.
It's what she's used to.
Look, I wouldn't have put her in your class if I didn't think you were a match for her.
Of course, I've been teaching English since before she was born.
That's the spirit, Mr Budgen.
Go back to your classroom and show her what you're made of.
I will.
Right, you, back to class.
But Now! Are you hiding from me? No, not at all.
Let's go.
Where to? I want to survey my kingdom.
OK, so these ingredients just need to mingle in this very hot pan.
Is this a Spanish lesson? Apparently.
She asked if I had some eggs.
I don't know what she's making, apart from a mess.
Right, time to go over our vocabulary.
So the next thing that I need to do is bata los huevos.
Anybody? The eggs.
You need to beat them.
Muy bueno, Jonah.
Do you cook like this at home, Miss? Of course.
What, for your boyfriend? I haven't got one, if that's what you're asking.
I wasn't.
But as you've brought it up Time to add the eggs to the pan, I think.
She's great.
We'll have more of these.
It's a different approach to teaching, imaginative lessons that really grab the kids.
What? I think she needs to work on her tone.
It's a little bit Flirtatious? Over-familiar.
Well, have a word.
I'll check out the English department.
OK And then you have a real Spanish omelette.
Como mi madre usaba para hacer - "like my mother used to make".
Everyone gather round, grab a fork, have a taste.
Careful, it's hot.
It's not the only thing that's hot in here.
Come on.
Mr Mead? Can I tempt you at all? Oh, no, no, no.
I'm fine.
Oh, come on.
Just a taste? Right, bums on chairs and fingers on lips the lot of yous.
I've had just about enough.
Janeece? I got your note.
What's going on? I did what I had to.
They were taking up too many spaces on the steps.
It was becoming a health and safety issue.
Why did you get rid of the cooler? This ain't working.
Why are you here? I don't know.
Don't give me that, Denzil Kelly.
You've obviously done something.
Thanks, Janeece.
I can manage.
Denzil? I wasn't even talking that much.
Were you told not to talk? Yeah.
How many times? A few.
Is that why the rest of you are here? Talking? Playing up? Generally being silly? Yeah.
You can spend your break in here and straight back to lessons.
In silence, please.
Thank you.
Janeece, would you mind? Be my pleasure.
Oi, you.
Zip it.
BELL RINGS Do you want a cuppa, Karen? Ooh, yes, please, Tom.
I also need to have a word with everyone about the cooler situation.
I knew it wouldn't last.
But then it was never meant to last.
Closing the cooler was always going to be a temporary measure.
That's not what you said.
Well, why close it in the first place? It was the quickest way to find out who the habitual troublemakers were.
Fair enough.
And to find out who needed the most help in dealing with them.
But it's the cooler that helps us deal with them.
That's its job.
No, it's a last resort.
And that's not what I'm seeing.
I think some of you have become far too reliant on it.
Why should we stand for having our classrooms disrupted? Fair enough, but I think you should be able to deal with it in your own classroom.
How would we do that? By nipping it in the bud from the off.
If you allow a situation to escalate then you're going to have no option, but to want the kid out of your sight.
That's easy for you to say.
Tell me what was more disruptive, this morning - Ruth Kirby's questions or you leaving your entire class unattended while you brought her to my office.
Well By sending a child to my office, you are also sending yourself, is that right, Grantly? Thank you.
Nice tea.
Well, she can't have it both ways.
I mean, are we sending kids to the cooler or not? Chris? I'm not getting involved.
Why don't you join in? It's OK.
I'll just watch.
I'm sorry? That's how long I've been away from work.
You should have seen me this morning.
I was in a right mess.
Still, a year and a half.
It's a long time to be away from things.
You get used to your own company, doing your own thing.
Yeah, I suppose.
Then you've got to meet a whole new set of people, get to know them.
That's hard.
Your dad expects a lot from you, doesn't he? He's put a lot of time and effort into us.
Most parents just don't bother.
I think he's done a great job for you and Ruth.
It's brilliant how grateful you are to him.
I am.
You know how you can repay him for all the hard work he's done? By being your own person.
Do your own thing.
Show him how much he's taught you.
All right.
OK? Hey! Over here! Football trials are on this afternoon.
Be good to see you there.
Go on.
All right, you lot, find a seat and sit down.
Quickly and quietly.
There's no need for anybody else to be talking except me.
He's the one that's late.
What did I just finish saying, Lauren? Sorry, sir.
OK, welcome to GCSE biology.
Today we're going to be looking at sugars.
How they form in the body and what they do.
First of all we'll start with an experiment as you can see.
I love practicals.
Yeah, you would.
We'll measure how much energy sugar gives off and we'll do that by measuring heat.
Now, I need someone to hand out the goggles.
Lauren? Ruth, what are you doing? You'll see.
Sir! Ruth, what is that? What have you done? Just sugar and saltpetre.
If I'd had sulphur, then I could have made gunpowder.
Good effect though, isn't it? FIRE ALARM RINGS Tom.
No! All right, everyone, make your way out to the playground, please.
You know the drill, leave all your things and make your way towards the playground quietly, please.
It's a drill, isn't it, miss? Not that I know.
Keep going.
Chelsea? Chelsea, are you all right? What have you got to say for yourself? Nothing.
Right, everybody, that was a false alarm, so back to your classes as quickly as possible.
Come on, move it.
You were fast enough getting out here.
Time to explain yourself to Mrs Fisher.
A smoke bomb? Basically, yeah.
Why, Ruth? I really don't know.
So should I go straight to your office? Miss! Miss Fisher! I'll deal with you later.
Miss Fisher.
Miss, quick.
What does she mean, "later"? Just go to your lesson, Ruth, go on.
Chemical warfare won't get me expelled from this dump.
Chelsea, what's wrong? She's got asthma, she's reacted to the smoke.
Chelsea, you're going to be OK.
Where's her inhaler? It's a fire alarm, you leave your things.
Try and find it, quickly.
Parental punch up, mass evacuation, asthmatic pupil.
Talk about a baptism of fire.
Or not, as the case may be.
Are you still in a mood with me, Lauren? I don't know, am I? Well, you haven't spoken to me all day.
Awful when someone does that to you, innit? When someone ignores you because they've been with some boyfriend.
I was going to ring you.
Too little, too late, Sam.
What are you doing? I don't know.
I've never played this game before.
Stand over there with Sam.
Why would I want to do that? You're supposed to be marking me, you cow.
She should have passed it to you.
I know, but she didn't, so shut up.
Yes, Amy, Amy.
SHE WHISTLES I am playing this game, you know.
Wow, they really don't like you, do they? I mean, maybe it's because you do common things like whistling.
I'm not going to tell you again.
Yes, here! Will you just pass me the ball? For God's sake, Lauren.
In fact, I don't think anybody likes you.
I'm surprised you've got a boyfriend.
Shut up.
WHISTLE BLOWS Sambuca Kelly! Are you OK, Ruth? Will you just give us a moment, please? Yes, Mrs Fisher.
Well, I don't need to tell you both that you're in serious trouble.
But, Miss Be quiet.
I won't have violence in this school.
And I will not have pupils scheming to get themselves and others into trouble.
Well, that's what I was doing.
I'm aware of what was going on.
And there will be consequences for both of you.
Sambuca, you are suspended for violent conduct.
What? She wanted me to hit her.
You are old enough to know better than to give her the satisfaction.
What about me? Can't have me in your school after everything I've done.
Don't forget about the smoke bomb.
Oh, I haven't.
Expel me.
You have to expel me.
It's what you said in the assembly.
You don't tolerate my kind of behaviour.
No, and I don't reward it either, and that's what exclusion would mean to you.
So she's just going to get away with it? She's right.
It's not fair.
Fair? You think it was fair that Chelsea Woods had to go home after your smoke bomb? I don't really care.
No, you don't do you? All you care about is lessons and passing exams.
What's wrong with that? Nothing, if it's all you're capable of.
You see, I don't think you're capable of making friends and getting on with people.
And that's why you want out of this school.
Because it's too hard for you.
That's rubbish.
You don't know what you're talking about.
Then you'll have plenty of opportunity to prove me wrong, Ruth, because you're staying here.
What happened? What do you think happened? But how? Does it matter? Dad was right, this place isn't safe for us.
Can we go now? What? No.
I've been assaulted.
Yeah, and you won't tell me why.
Ruth, I know you too well.
What are you saying? You're the genius.
Tell me.
I want to go back to Dad's.
Well, I don't.
I want to give this place a fair chance.
What about me? You can do what you like.
Hi, Mr Mead.
Jessica, can I have a word? Fire away.
I'll, erm, catch up with you, Vick.
Inside, please.
So, how can I help? You can come with me to your mum's office.
We need to tell her what's gone on.
Erm, no, we don't need to do anything.
Jess, last night should never have happened.
You know, it's OK, I don't feel exploited.
You didn't abuse me.
I wanted it to happen.
But that doesn't make it all right.
Come on, you're coming with me.
No, do you know what? Don't go, you don't understand! Maybe I don't, but this needs to be dealt with.
You can't just go in and tell her on the first day! You can't, just please, just don't tell her, just don't.
OK, I won't.
But I'm going to resign.
Why? Because I can't be your teacher any more, not after It wouldn't be right.
It's just, I've been up and down like a yo-yo, with the fire drills and everyone wanting to see Mrs Fisher.
Everyone wants a chunk of her! Yeah, well, me too, I'm afraid.
Ah, can I have a word? I haven't had any lunch yet.
Can it wait? I don't think it can, no.
OK, come on in.
Janeece, no calls.
Yes, Mrs Fisher.
Hey, have you seen Ruth? Oh, Gobby? She's your sister, isn't she? Have you seen her? She never came back from lunch.
What do you mean? We mean she wasn't at registration.
Not that she was missed.
Resign? Why? I don't want to go into it.
Well, I do.
I thought we were getting on well.
At the planning meetings.
We were.
Is it me? Karen Is it me you don't want to work with? No.
Because you can say.
It's personal.
Are you sure you're OK here? Yeah, I know my way from here.
I'll find someone to cover your lessons.
Thanks, Karen.
I'm really sorry about this.
It's a bit late for that now, isn't it? Mrs Fisher? Whoa.
You can't just rock up and speak to her.
You need to go through front line first.
All right? What's the problem? It's Ruth, I think she's gone.
Janeece, call Mr and Mrs Kirby and see if she's with them.
What if she isn't? Then .
they'd better come in.
Has she got a mobile? No.
Where do you think she might have gone? To Dad's.
I don't know how she'd get there.
It's miles.
I'd better call the police.
Hang on a sec, don't you think that might be jumping the gun a little bit? Yeah, she's only doing this to get back at me.
No peeking.
Start again.
One, two, three.
Cos she was being such a little cow, and I know I shouldn't have It's not your fault, Jonah.
Check with Janeece that she has the right numbers for your mum and dad.
I've got this now.
You should go.
I'll stay until this is sorted, yeah? Dad? Dad, it's me.
Dad? Yes, if you would.
Thank you very much, thank you.
KNOCKING Mrs Kirby's here to see you.
Come in.
You said she'd be safe.
And she will be.
We're asking her classmates if anyone saw her leave, and the police have sent a car to your ex-husband's house.
Why? Because that's where Jonah said he thought she would be.
She doesn't know.
Doesn't know what? Hannah? The house.
We had to put it on the market.
We hadn't told the kids yet.
Well, let's not worry about that at the moment.
Can you think of anywhere else? Marcus said this place would hurt my kids.
He knew it wasn't the right place for Ruth.
But I dragged her here anyway.
I never should have brought my kids here.
Ruth! Ruth Kirby, it's the police.
Chris HE BANGS ON THE WINDOW Ruth Kirby, police.
Come to the door.
Nice to see you again, Sgt Nichols.
You too, Karen.
I just wish it was under better circumstances.
She's a 13 year old, she's not very worldly.
She left school after an altercation with another pupil and then her brother.
I'll need to speak with both of them.
Yeah, that's not a problem.
How long's she been missing? About an hour and a half? Too long.
This is Hannah, Ruth's mother.
I'm going to need to ask a few questions about your family situation.
For a start, is the father still on the scene? Yes, I am.
I gave you one week.
It hasn't even been a day.
I was right about this place.
And I was right about our kids living in a bubble.
Ruth doesn't even have a key to your house or a mobile phone.
I mean, does she even know how to use one? She's never needed to.
Cos you've always been there! Until now.
You're not helping by blaming each other.
Especially when I should be blaming you.
It's Bex.
'Leave a message if you're feeling sexy.
' Hi, sweetheart, it's your mum Call me.
Is it true about your sister? I don't know.
What have you heard? That she's missing.
She'll be all right.
Yeah, you're right.
She will be.
It's only been, not even 24 hours, not even four hours.
They usually find 'em.
I hope so.
I just don't know how it works.
Well, I do.
And she's going to turn up.
Yeah? Yeah.
Karen? Where are you going? To help find Ruth.
I just think I should be there.
We've screwed up today.
Well, we were talking in the staffroom.
We all want to go.
I'll drive.
Yeah? I think we should phone Dad.
Definitely, Mum would want that.
We'll phone him from home, yeah? OK.
How are you doing, Karen? I'm OK.
Are you sure? I'm fine, Paula.
How are they? You know how it is, Karen.
Minute to minute.
OK, everyone, listen up.
Ruth's been missing now for four hours.
In a couple of hours, the temperature will drop below freezing.
If we still haven't found her, that's when you stop, come back here and let mountain rescue complete the search.
Won't it help if we look for as long as it takes? When the temperature gets that low, it will seriously affect your judgment, you could get confused, hypothermia can set in.
I think we all know what that means.
If you find yourself in any difficulty, blow your whistle and one of us will come and find you.
Stay in your groups, and if you find something, no matter what it is, a bag, a shoe, it will help us pick up Ruth's trail.
Now remember, two hours, no more.
OK, everyone, let's go.
Good luck.
Bex? Bex, where are you? Come on darling, enough now, Bex.
You didn't find me, Mummy.
Bex where are you? You still can't find me, Mum.
Karen, how do you know that policewoman? I lost someone before.
I know how all of this works, Chris.
What, another pupil? No.
Not a pupil.
It was my eldest daughter, Bex.
I'm so sorry.
I can't Eh, eh Are you all right? No.
Look at all of this! I caused all of this, this is my fault.
Ruth would have run away whoever was in charge.
No, I thought I was ready to go back but I'm not.
I can't do this.
I believe in you.
Well, why are you leaving? I We need to talk about this when we get back.
Let's keep going, yeah? Kids? Jess? Aw, kids Ruth? Ruth? I'm here.
I'm over here.
Two more minutes, everyone.
Ruth? I'm over here.
SHE SOBS Ruth? We'd better get back, Cesca, it's time.
Let's just go a little bit further.
You heard what the sergeant said.
If we leave it any longer they'll send a search party out for us.
RUTH! WHISTLING Wait, what's that? WHISTLING RUTH! Ruth? RUTH! I'm over here.
Ruth? Ruth! Are you OK, love? Are you OK? She's over here.
WHISTLING Come on! Quickly! She's frozen.
Hey, she's over here.
I heard you got the all clear.
You're a very lucky girl.
You're the lucky one.
Marcus! This could have been worse! Dad, isn't this bad enough? She should have known you were selling the house.
We both should have.
You talk about knowledge being power but you keep so much from us.
Really, we don't know nothing.
You made us too different.
Like we were supposed to forget about having mates, going out and talking to girls.
Like those things weren't supposed to matter but they really do.
Ruth, for everything you know, there's a million things you don't.
Me too.
That's why I'm staying at school.
So we'll see you both at school tomorrow? Yeah.
Don't think I won't be keeping an eye on you.
Because I will.
Well, I'm sure we'll both value your input, won't we, Mr Mead? Absolutely.
It'll be the first thing on tomorrow's agenda.
Sure I can't persuade you? No, it's been a long day.
I'll just get off home.
You really came through today when it mattered.
Look, I need to know, what you said about the meeting tomorrow, does that mean you're staying? I let something personal get in the way.
But seeing you hold it together today, after everything you said I came back to do a job.
That's what matters.
Are you all right? Yeah, I think so.
Like you said, we're here to do a job.
Well, for what it's worth, I think we make a really good team.
So, tomorrow? Tomorrow.
Bottle of champagne, please, seven glasses and make it the cheap stuff.
Shampoo? We are celebrating and as you're the hero of the hour Well, I wouldn't say .
you can pay.
Shut your face.
I'll set 'em up.
An orange juice please.
Grantly? Just the one and then I'm off.
Are you feeling all right? Perfectly well, thank you.
Woo, woo, check me.
Boozing with the teachers.
I don't think so.
Not in your condition.
Oh, yeah, I forgot.
And why are you on the wagon? If you must know, you're not the only one who's starting a family.
What you're? No, not yet.
So, are you going to tell me, then? Tell you what? Tell me what put that smile on your mush this morning.
Are you seeing someone? No.
I thought I was, but no.
Anybody home? PHONE RINGS Hello? Hello? Bex, is that you? Speak to me, darling.
PHONE HANGS UP We've got something OK, and I'm not going to let it just go away because you're scared of my mum.
I put my trust in you this morning, Tom.
Looks like you blew it.
You told Mr Mead about Bex, but you left out one small detail, Mum.
It was your fault.
Do you not see what she's really like? If you're going to choose between me and her, there's no contest.
You are a pathetic little kid.
Did anyone see you? This has to stop, Charlie.
Yeah, I know.
He's seeing Miss Montoya.
They're having an affair.

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