Waterloo Road

8:00pm Thursday 25 October on BBC ONE

Connor snaps when Christine attempts to sabotage his future with Imogen; Kevin reaches out to Chalky while Lorraine puts a student’s welfare before the good of the school; and Michael takes his father’s life into his hands as Waterloo Road draws to a close.

It’s the last day of term but not everyone is in good spirits. Back on the booze, Christine blames work pressures and doesn’t even try to hide her alcoholism from Connor. But unbeknownst to Christine, Connor is secretly plotting with Imogen to run away together.

However, Connor and Imogen’s plans to move into the empty schoolhouse during the holidays are threatened after Christine overhears Scout and Pheonix talking.

Frustrated by Waterloo Road’s poor academic improvements, Lorraine announces some harsh business decisions for the school. To her, the solution is simple – get rid of poor performers like Phoenix.

Michael is horrified and instead urges Lorraine to reconsider. And when he discovers Tariq has been accepted for the national Para-canoe team, it’s proof to Lorraine that Waterloo Road can reverse the fortunes of problematic pupils.

Sussing out Kevin is deliberately downplaying his academic abilities, Chalky confronts him. But it’s not long before the unlikely pair realise they’ve got more than just a head for maths in common, leading Kevin to suggest that Chalky fosters him.

Later, at Tariq’s leaving party, the celebrations are cut short when danger comes calling. Frustrated by his mother’s interference in his life, Connor takes drastic action, with explosive consequences for the school and girlfriend Imogen.

Michael’s own family dramas come to a head when he agrees to help his father, Billy, end his life. But not everyone sympathises with his decision which ultimately puts his future at Waterloo Road in jeopardy.

Connor is played by Shane O’Meara, Christine by Laurie Brett, Imogen by Kirstie Steele, Kevin by Tommy Lawrence Knight, Chalky by Mark Benton, Lorraine by Daniela Denby Ashe, Michael by Alec Newman, Scout by Katie McGlynn, Phoenix by Kaya Moore, Tariq by Naveed Choudhry and Billy by Ron Donachie.

Waterloo Road is a Shed Production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.

Ep 10/10

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