Christine is shocked to find that Vaughan, already admitting defeat, cannot be bothered to attend the public consultation and argue against the schools' merger, so she decides that the pupils do the presentation. Rob shows his true colours when it becomes apparent that he has no interest in saving the school, only trying to bully Lorna into a reconciliation and he is arrested after assaulting Marco and locking him in a cupboard with Kenzie, who is due to lead the presentation. At the same time Darren accidentally makes a discovery proving that the take-over is not as beneficial as it first appears and involves private interests. Eventually Leo persuades Vaughan to turn up and take to the stage whilst the pupils lock the audience in as they put their case to keep Waterloo Road independent. Hopefully they will succeed. . .