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Elektra (episode)
Season 2, Episode 6
Air date 04/02/2011
Written by Elly Brewer and Ben Ward
Directed by Craig Lines
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Elektra was the sixth episode of the second season of Tracy Beaker Returns. It was first broadcast at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel on 04/02/2011.

Synopsis

A new girl named Elektra arrives at The Dumping Ground. In front of the staff, she seems like a nice girl, but in front of the kids, it is another story altogether.

Plot

The episode opens with Elektra behaving politely in front of the care workers. She asks to be allowed to see the others and they let her.

In the lounge, Elektra's personality switches to a more aggressive one and demands to know who is in charge. She then marches up to Liam (playing pool with Frank) and shoves him over the pool table. Despite the provocation, Liam refuses to retaliate. Elektra storms out.

Carmen goes to Elektra's bedroom and asks why she picked a fight. Elektra claims this is because she had a fight on her first day in every other care home she has been in and wanted to "get it over with". Carmen suggests she meet the others again. She does so and everything is more pleasant this time.

Elsewhere, Liam and Frank start to set up a secret den in the attic. Frank however, says that it is unfair that Liam is keeping the other residents out, on the grounds that they are "family". Liam retorts with "even Elektra?" and they fall out.

Elsewhere, Tracy and Sapphire are in charge of cooking curry for lunch. All goes well, but with one small problem: they have accidentally used Gina's pasta sauce. Worried about being told off by Gina as though they were school children, they decide to go into town to do a shop after lunch.

While Tracy and Sapph are in town, Elektra gradually ropes the other kids (aside from Harry, Gus and Liam) into forming SETA - Secret Elm Tree Army. Frank takes everyone up to the attic to use as a hide-out, much to Liam's disgust. With Liam out of the picture, Elektra declares that in order for everyone to become an "official" member, they must pass initiation tests. This leads to Frank tampering with the taps (leading to Gina getting soaked when they blast water out like a hose), Johnny taking parts out of the vacuum (leading to it spewing dirt) and Tee taking one of Gina's hair extensions. Elektra then makes the challenges more dubious - Carmen has to steal a £20 note (using keys to the staff office Elektra stole), and Toby must steal a member of staff's watch.

Meanwhile, Tracy and Sapph, having bought replacement pasta sauce decide to buy hot dogs to celebrate. Unfortunately, neither of them have any money. After failing to run away without paying, the hot dog seller finds a way for them to pay for their food: Tracy and Sapph must dress up as giant sausages to advertise the hot dog seller's stand. He eventually tells them they are scaring away his customers and tells them they can stop. Unfortunately, Tracy and Sapphs' clothes have been nicked. Luckily, Liam is in town and is able to pay for them to take the bus back to the Dumping Ground. However, they are forced to take the trip dressed as sausages.

Liam sneaks Tracy and Sapph round the back door and they replace the pasta sauce. However, he then starts shouting for everyone to see "the amazing talking sausages", prompting everyone to look and see Tracy and Sapph dressed as sausages. They are forced to explain to Gina in the staff office that they used her pasta sauce and went to replace it without telling her to avoid looking stupid (which has failed in hindsight). Liam then enters the office with Tracy and Sapphs' clothes - it is he who stole them.

Later that night, Carmen and Toby go through with their dares. Elektra congratulates them. She then sees that Harry has seen them, so she goes to his bedroom and cuts off one of Jeff's legs to prevent him from saying anything.

The following day, Gina finds her watch is missing and Mike finds he is £20 short to pay the plumber (and has to ask Tracy if she has £20). The kids are confused by this as Elektra claimed she would return the items. In a meeting after breakfast, the staff try to ask everyone if they know who is responsible, but Elektra feigns that the staff are picking on her for being the new girl and no one else confesses to any crime. After everyone is dismissed, Sapph notices that Harry is absent. Apparently, he is poorly.

Tracy asks Liam if he knows what is going on. He in turn asks Frank and they settle their differences. Liam then bangs on Elektra's door, claiming that he knows the truth. She takes him and Frank to the attic where Liam (having learnt the truth from Frank) tricks Elektra into confessing in front of Tracy, who was hiding in the attic.

Elsewhere, Sapph goes to see Harry and sees that Jeff has lost one of his legs. She asks Harry who did it and tells her it was Elektra. Enraged, she finds Elektra in the hallway and starts a fight, having to be broken up by Tracy and Mike.

The episode ends with Elektra, having packed her things, going downstairs to ask Mike when she will be moved. To her surprise, Mike says that he will merely sanction her (like he will do with the others) and she will not be moved. He tells Elektra that they are not giving up on her, to which she replies "You will".

Trivia

  • First appearance of Jessica Revell as Elektra.
  • This is the first time Jeff has a part of his body cut off, in this case, his leg. Elektra also threatened to cut his head off, and this will eventually happen in The Dumping Ground episode It's Not About The Money.
Tracy Beaker Returns episodes

Season 1: Tracy Beaker SuperstarNew Life's EveBad Luck BoyBy The BookFamily ValuesAnarchy in the DGSecretsSistersGood Luck BoyViva CarmenThe WerewolfA Day at The BeachMoving On


Season 2: The Burnywood MenaceDrainedCrushedRefugeesMoneyElektraWhat You Don't KnowA Day in The CountryThe Scare GameOut of ControlSnake BiteGrandadChain Reaction


"You Choose" specials: Come Alone, CarmenCyberbullyingBeg, Borrow or Steal


Season 3: The VisitorsFirestarterShadowsBig BrotherBelongingEggsJustine Littlewood ReturnsRewardSummer HolidayGoing HomeJody JacksonThe InvitationGoodbye Tracy Beaker

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