Jack and Waterloo Road are thrust into the media spotlight once again as he talks to reporters about Chlo’s disappearance. His day gets worse when Eddie discovers how Jack plans to spend the Excellence In Cities money, and Jack is forced to admit to Ria Cheetham that he’s manipulated the budget.

Unable to turn a blind eye, Ria calls an emergency school-governors’ meeting. The meeting doesn’t go well but he can at least count on the support of Eddie, who says he’s proud to be Jack’s deputy. With the pupils and staff behind him, can Jack talk his way out of the situation? Later, Jack tries desperately to win back Davina.

Also, Donte steals Lewis Seddon’s moped and goes in search of Chlo, Brett pulls out of the musical and Grantly Budgen sinks deeper into debt.