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Series 9 Episode 20
New Highs, New Lows

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Episode number 180
Release Date 12th March 2014
Created By Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick
Producer Fiona Black
Director Patrick Harkins
Writer Alexander Lamb
Credits See List
Previous episode Series 9 Episode 19 (End of the Road)
Next episode Series 10 Episode 1 (Home Sweet Home)

New Highs, New Lows is the twentieth and final episode of Series 9.


As the term draws to a close, Christine is summoned to the board of education and faces a possible ban from teaching altogether. Back at the school, Simon is having terrible problems as acting head. Upstaged by Kacey again, Gabriella causes her to sustain an injury which jeopardises her boxing future, and when Gabriella's mother comes to Waterloo Road, Carol fights with her, whilst Gabriella contrives to make it seem that Nikki assaulted her. However, Christine takes charge of the situation, getting Gabriella to admit that her actions were to get her parents to notice and love her as she believes they still value her dead sister above her. Simon is so impressed he contacts the board and Christine's teaching career is saved. Vix comes to support Nikki and they move away together. Imogen gets a college place in London near to Connor, and Dynasty is accepted for police training.


A sober Christine deals with the repercussions of her drink driving offence.  Kacey is selected for the Commonwealth Games but Gabriella soon puts an end to her happiness.  Nikki’s future at Waterloo Road is suddenly thrown into uncertainty.

Connor returns to support a vulnerable Christine amidst the fallout of her drink driving incident.  Though she vows to make amends, both the school and the Education Board are divided on her future at Waterloo Road.

Kacey and Gabriella’s feud escalates and turns nasty as Gabriella causes an accident that leaves Kacey’s boxing dreams in tatters.

Nikki’s career is called into question when a student makes an accusation against her.  Vix reaches out to her in support, but will there be time for them to reconcile before Vix leaves for good?

Main cast




  • Shane O'Meara as Connor Mulgrew (Final appearance)
  • Connie Hyde as Amelia Wark
  • Shaun Prendergast as Robert Bain (Final appearance)
  • Kristin Atherton as Vix Spark (Final appearance)