Waterloo Road

Season 5 Episode 9

Series 5, Episode 9

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Dec 23, 2009 on BBC
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Series 5, Episode 9
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It's the day of the big court case and Lindsey is on edge about having to take her stand in the dock and reveal everything about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. On hearing that the court case is happening on that day Michaela takes it as an opportunity to skip school and go and witness everything from the public gallery with Ros right behind her. The trial initially gets off to a rough start with both Lindsey and her mother getting grilled on the stand and things take a hard turn when Lindsey runs out of the courtroom. Jo is thrilled to hear that she's been nominated for an 'Outstanding Teacher Award' but unbeknown to her it's Steph who nominated her with the help of some of the students. Meanwhile, Kim woke up to find Max asleep in his car outside her house after splitting from his wife and after discussing it with Steph who tells her to watch herself with a man like Max, he starts a vendetta against Steph to have her officially dismissed from Waterloo Road and he chooses to use some unorthodox methods to do so. Back at the trial having fallen apart on the stand Lindsey takes some time to cool off while Rachel tells an emotional Michaela and Ros to go back to school and not reveal anything of what they heard. When she goes to talk to Lindsey she is taken aback when Lindsey confesses to killing her dad not her mother and later, under the advisement of Rachel, Lindsey retakes the stand and confesses all to the court. Having been summoned to a meeting with Max regarding her 'performance and attitude' Steph feels betrayed by Jo for not supporting her but unbeknown to her Max has also spoken to Jo and put the idea in her head that Steph's just jealous about her award. Kim tries to hide hers a Max's reignited affair but when her has a bunch of roses delivered to her classroom Sambucca and Lauren take it as an opportunity to learn some gossip. On hearing them making fun of him and Kim in the corridors Max insults Sambucca much to Rose's anger especially when Tom fails to show any support. Max continues this power trip when he hears Phillip imitating Steph in a not so flattering nature and threatens Rachel's position at the school if he doesn't help him on his mission to get rid of Steph and things take a violent turn when Phillip attempts to refuse. Feeling that he has everything he needs Max takes the opportunity to suspend Steph who makes her feelings known towards Jo known to Danielle and Aleesha. Later, after a stand by the students Jo learns of Max's plan to turn her and Steph against each other and makes it clear to him that she won't stand for it and tells him that it was Steph who nominated her for the award and shows her support by walking out on her job at Waterloo Road. Feeling hurt by tom's attitude towards what happened with Sambucca; Rose suggests to Tom that they take a break from each other as he has a lot to deal with at work and with his new role as a dad. After staying with Lindsey as she's charged with her dad's murder, Rachel returns to the school and learns from Chris about the situation with Steph and Jo, livid at Max's unorthodox behaviour during the day she tells him that both Jo and Steph will be fully reinstated by the next day and later joins them at the pub and tells them that as far as she's concerned their jobs are safe.moreless

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Sophie McShera

Sophie McShera

Ros McCain

Recurring Role

Zaraah Abrahams

Zaraah Abrahams

Michaela White

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Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Lindsey James

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