Waterloo Road

Season 4 Episode 5

Series 4 Episode 5

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Feb 04, 2009 on BBC
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Series 4 Episode 5
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Drug Awareness day dawns on Waterloo Road and Melissa sees it as an opportunity to educate the students of the dangers of drugs. Unaware to Rachel she's invited her nemesis Ralph Mellor along to help and things start to get difficult from the off. Rose starts her new job in the schools canteen with Candice, and things may start off bad but, turn themselves around in the end. There's job opportunities all round as Davina has to teach a class while being assessed for her teaching degree, whilst Jasmine also see a chance to get further up the ladder as Rob makes her aware of an opening for 'Deputy Head of English'. Meanwhile, Steph gets both worried and upset when Maxine informs her that she plan's to move in with Earl at the Kelly's, and also lets Security Dave down gently. And, Chlo and Dante come across some money trouble as they await the payment from the house sale. After, seeing how close Marley and Flick are, Ralph takes it upon himself to rid himself and the school of the Kelly family by falsifying the drug test results and getting Marley accused of taking drugs. Also, Eddie rebellious past comes back to haunt him when Michaela gets hold of an old photograph of him campaigning for the legalisation of drugs, and takes it upon herself to make everyone aware of it. After, learning of her fathers wrong doings Flick makes it clear to him that she's not his little girl who needs protecting and forces him to come clean, afterwards he resigns from the school's governing board, but not before a call to Child Services. After, receiving Ralph's call, the Kelly's get a visit from their social worker and the police and Rose is left heartbroken as her kids are taken away, except for Earl who manages to sneak away with Maxine.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Lucy Black

    Lucy Black

    Sandra Fraser

    Guest Star

    Tim Healy

    Tim Healy

    Security Dave

    Guest Star

    Joe Simpson (I)

    Joe Simpson (I)

    Journalist

    Guest Star

    Zaraah Abrahams

    Zaraah Abrahams

    Michaela White

    Recurring Role

    Elaine Symons

    Elaine Symons

    Rose Kelly

    Recurring Role

    Kay Purcell

    Kay Purcell

    Candice Smilie

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Music Featured
        The Hoosiers - Worst Case Scenario
        Kylie Minogue - Wow
        Orson - Ain't No Party
        Leon Jean Marie - Bring It On
        Mark Ronson - Toxic
        The Kooks - Shine On
        Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division
        The Ting Tings - Great DJ
        Robyn - Crash And Burn Girl
        The Kooks - Love It All
        Innerpartysystem - Don't Stop
        The Music - Idle
        Forward Russia! - Breaking Standing
        The Ting Tings - Keep Your Head
        The Fratellis - Mistress Mabel
        The Music - Inconceivable Odds
        The Music - No Weapon Sharper Than Will
        Amy Macdonald - Youth Of Today
        Kate Nash - Birds
        Eastern Conference Champions - The Box
        Kate Walsh - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Steph: Maxine is the most important person in my life.

      • Rachel: I hope you're going to apologise to Marley.
        Ralph: What, for something the lad did himself?
        Flick: For God's sake, stop lying. Why don't you admit what you've done? My dad deliberately swapped Marley's test result and mine.
        Ralph: I let the father in me rule my head. Look, I will apologise to the lad, of course.
        Rachel: And?
        Ralph: And, naturally, I will resign as a governor of Waterloo Road.
        Eddie: That's the least you can do, Ralph. We should report him.
        Rachel: Eddie, I'll handle this. Ralph, I trust you'll formalise that in writing, and we can put this whole matter to bed.

      • Rachel: Do you know how much trouble you're in, Earl? How much trouble your whole family's in?
        Earl: La la la la la la la!
        Rachel: Is there even a fragment of common sense in that brain of yours?
        (Mellisa enters the room)
        Rachel: What about Rose?
        Melissa: She's just walked off the job.
        Rachel: This is a disaster, Mel. Why the hell did you get Ralph Mellor involved? This is a mess!
        (Rachel leaves the room)
        Earl: Come on Sambuca, let's go.
        Melissa: You two just sit. Stay where you are!
        (Earl and Sambuca walk out)

      • Earl: You're a bunch of hypocrites. What do we want? Legalised drugs. When do we want it? Now! Remember now, Eddie?

      • Rose: Oh, there must be something else I can do. I mean, peeling potatoes for a living, it's what immigrants are for.
        Candice: Yeah, Irish immigrants.

      • Rachel: I want you all to remember that this is a drugs free trial, not a witch hunt. All we want to do is make sure that everybody in this school including staff, are drugs aware.
        Ralph: On that last point, yes, it's a trial. But I hope anyone testing positive, will use Ms Ryan's drugs education classes. Because, taking cannabis is a criminal offence.
        Matt: Might as well get the handcuffs out now.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • During the episode, Earl starts to read out Siegfried Sassoon's famous war poem "Suicide in the Trenches". This poem was written during World War One, and was published in 1918 in Sassoon's collection entitled "Counter-Attack and Other Poems". Here is the full poem below:

        I knew a simple soldier boy
        Who grinned at life in empty joy,
        Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
        And whistled early with the lark.

        In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
        With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
        He put a bullet through his brain.
        No one spoke of him again.

        You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
        Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
        Sneak home and pray you'll never know
        The hell when youth and laughter go.

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