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"Holding Out For a Hero" is the 12th episode in Series 6 of The Dumping Ground and the 102nd episode overall. It aired on March 30, 2018.

Synopsis

Someone knows that Ryan stole the watch, and he's determined to find out who's trying to blackmail him. Forced to ride a trike and dress up as a clown in front of the Mayoress, Ryan is embarrassed in front of everyone. With the burglary fresh in her mind, Taz is on edge as Floss looks for a way to help her friend. A lump of coal in the fruit bowl reveals a new truth about May-Li - she's pregnant.

Trivia

  • May-Li is pregnant.
  • This is the second time a mid-season finale has aired on Good Friday. Coincidentally, that episode (The End of It All) also involved Ryan as one of the central characters.
  • This is the fourth episode to feature a "Previously..." segment at the beginning of the episode. The other three episodes being: Jody in Wonderland, What Lies Beneath and Saved by the Bell
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the song Holding Out For a Hero by Bonnie Tyler, and is also a reference to Ryan being thought to be a hero.
  • Alex refers to the events of the episode and the previous one (RyanMan) in To Have and Not to Hold


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 OffQuittersExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesG.I. 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?The 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 BusinessTrollIt 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 HeroStuckThe SecretBird's SongHomeFakerMe, Myself and IJay and Bird's Day OffWastersJoyless DivisionNo EscapingTo Have and Not to HoldMissing Presumed Single


Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss the FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact MeetingThe Joseph & Taz Files