Waterloo Road

Season 5 Episode 8

Series 5, Episode 8

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Dec 14, 2009 on BBC
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Series 5, Episode 8
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It's the day of Helen's first official inspection and she is desperate to impress and having spent the night with Max, she not only believes that their romance has been reignited but that she's guaranteed to pass. However, obvious to everyone Helen is not exactly suited to be a teacher as she is clearly a bag of nerves in front of the inspector and her students, feeling the strain although initially against the idea Helen accepts Amy's offer to keep the class under control for a small fee. After, confessing all to Rachel about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father Lindsey gives up the whole gang seen much to Amy's dismay who uses her deal with Helen to try and impress without much praise from Siobhan or anyone else. When Rachel tells Chris that she cracked under the pressure and told Kim of Max's marital status Chris is both horrified and livid to hear of Max's threatening nature towards her and he firmly nails his colours firmly to Rachel's flag. With the help of Amy, Helen manages to pass her assessment and with the support of Max she feels as though everything’s paid off however, with all of the gossip from the staff surrounding her capabilities he sets himself on a mission to sink her to avoid any embarrassment on his part. Later, when Helen refuses to continue he deal with Amy, she goes straight to Rachel and tells her everything leading Rachel to question Helen's future at Waterloo Road and after failing apart in a lesson in which Amy launches a full scale verbal attack on her Helen finally realises that she's not cut out to be a teacher and decides to leave the school but not before leaving Rachel a small going away present. On finding Helen's small gift 'the video footage of her and Max's night of passion' Rachel takes and stand and informs him that she is the head teacher of the school not him and warns him that if he continues in the way he has she’ll make the footage public but, unbeknown to him she destroys the disk not wanting to sink to his level. Having questioned her future with Max after learning of his marriage, Kim decides to give it another go when he tells her that he's officially filed for divorce.moreless

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