Dragon Slayer
Series 3, Episode 10
Dragon Slayer
Air date 13/03/15
Episode guide
The Long Way Home
Three Days

Dragon Slayer was the tenth and final episode and mid-season finale the third series of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 13th March 2015 at 5:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


While out on a run, Johnny spots his abusive stepfather, Keith, in town and learns from his mother that she has been allowing him to visit. Mrs Taylor claims that everything is fine, but Johnny has his doubts...

Deleted Scene

Prior to the scene where Keith goes to Ashdene Ridge, there was a scene deleted where Kazima and Carmen are working on Johnny's medal in the kitchen and Tee is having trouble ringing Johnny. Johnny then returns with Ryan after spying on Keith, though Tee is not happy with suspecting what Johnny was doing.


  • Final regular appearance of Joe Maw as Johnny Taylor. He would return for a series of web videos called The Dumping Ground Dish Up and for season 5's HashtagSaveTheDG.
  • Final season 3 episode of The Dumping Ground to air on a Friday. The series would return to being aired on a Friday beginning with the opening to season 4, Lost and Found, and would return to its 5:00 slot.
  • The events of this episode will later be referred to in The Switch


  • Whilst talking to their mum at Ashdene Ridge, Tee seems surprised that Keith will be moving to Scotland even though she was told back the house.
The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting