Episode 6

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 10:00PM on ITV3

Tasha Redford (Sarah Gadon, The Border, The Eleventh Hour) – an awkward 16-year old, with a chronically alcoholic mother – has always been a perfect target for bullies. But lately, the neighborhood torment has become increasingly violent. When a dangerous gang inflicts a vicious and humiliating “uglying-up” on Tasha at her after-school job at a mall, she finally explodes. Grabbing one of the girls’ guns, she blindly pulls the trigger in self-defense – hitting one of the gang-members.

SRU arrives, but Tasha and her tormentors have scattered, blending into the crowd and using the resources of the mall to hide. Parker uses the P.A. system to calm panicky shoppers, as the SRU tracks Tasha – but before they can grab her, the gang starts shooting. They lose Tasha in the chaos: she’s hiding, and she’s suicidal, certain the rest of her life will be spent behind bars. Finally, in a sweep of the mall, Jules tracks Tasha to an outdoor advertising tower. She’s perched precariously on a rail eight stories above the street. Can Jules get Tasha to trust her before she lets go? Will Jules’s strength be enough to keep this tormented girl alive?

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