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Hope (episode)
Series 2, Episode 12
Air date 21/03/14
Written by Emma Reeves
Directed by Diana Patrick
Episode guide
Be My Girl
Liam's Story

Hope was the twelth episode of the second season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 21/03/2014 at 17:30 on the CBBC Channel and CBBC HD.


Johnny and Tee learn that their mother wants to see them. Johnny is skeptical, but Tee wants to trust her mother, even if it means going behind his back. Elsewhere, Carmen gets a new roommate in the form of Kazima.

Bonus Scene

Rick asks Frank if he thinks "Kaz" will settle in, to which Frank replies to not call her that, as only he can do that. Rick asks if Kazima has taught Frank any of her techniques of scamming, to which Frank replies that he no longer does that. He then asks Rick for the time. Rick finds his watch is missing and Frank shows him that he has nicked it.


  • First appearance of Sally Rogers as Lucy Taylor (Johnny and Tee's mother).
  • First appearance of Hope Taylor, but the only time she is played by Lucy Briggs.
  • The return of Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako.
  • Carmen mentions that she doesn't want to be like Jody all over again. Because Jody had to share room with Carmen and Kazima has to share room with Carmen
  • Keith Taylor is mentioned in this episode. He makes an appearance in Dragon Slayer.
  • First episode to feature Kazima Tako's animated character in a cartoon animation.
  • The title of this episode refers to the character Hope, and to Lucy 'hoping' that one day she, Tee, Johnny and Hope will be together again one day.


Kazima (throws Carmen's perfume onto her clothes): How do I smell now?

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