|Season 3, Episode 10|
The Long Way Home
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...
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 appearance of Joe Maw as Johnny Taylor, though he would return for a series of web videos called The Dumping Ground Dish Up.
- 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 its fourth season, where it would return to its 5pm slot.
- First mid-season finale.
- 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.