Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Head of French Jo Lipsett is full of encouragement for her brightest pupil, Ros, unaware that the girl has developed a serious crush on her, as the drama set in a Rochdale comprehensive school continues.
Buoyed by the success of her first exam, Ros kisses a shocked Jo, believing that she feels the same way – but Jo quickly goes to tell Rachel.
When Rachel reveals that she knows about the kiss, a humiliated Ros confronts Jo – publicly declaring her love in the process. Jo angrily denies any feelings and in retaliation Ros formally accuses Jo of acting inappropriately. Rachel has no choice but to suspend Jo, leaving her questioning her future at Waterloo Road.
Rachel agrees to let Adam set up a new school takeaway scheme to encourage the kids to eat healthily at home. Meanwhile there are tensions between Ruby and Steph over their living arrangements. Steph asks Ruby to move out.
The news hits Ruby hard and Adam finds her wallowing in self-pity. Recognising her growing dependency on pills, Adam forces Ruby to come off them for a day and help him run the takeaway scheme. Ruby secures countless orders for takeaways but under pressure she accidentally sets off the fire alarm. Adam is furious but covers for her with Rachel. A grateful Ruby agrees to come off the pills, for good.
Stressed by the Ros situation, Rachel explodes at Adam and he accuses her of not being able to trust him. As things come to a head, Rachel makes a life-changing decision.
Jo Lipsett is played by Sarah Jane Potts, Ros by Sophie McShera, Rachel Mason by Eva Pope, Adam Fleet by Stephen Waddington, Ruby by Elizabeth Berrington and Steph Haydock by Denise Welch.
Waterloo Road is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's high definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
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