What Matters?
Season 3, Episode 18
What Matters
Air date 24/11/15
Episode guide
Something Borrowed
Coming Round

What Matters? was the 18th episode of the third season of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 24th November 2015 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Tee and Sasha sneak out to a Skate Night, leading to the twins locking May-Li in the toilet. Elsewhere, Kazima becomes distressed at having to be interviewed over her age and the threat of being sent back to Somalia.


  • First appearance of Shona.
  • The results of Kazima's interviews are followed up in Refuge.
  • This is the first time the words "bog off" have been spoken since The Story of Tracy Beaker.

Deleted Scenes

A few scenes were deleted from this episode that were later made available on CBBC's website:

  • Tee returning from picking up the tickets and telling Sasha that she picked them up.
  • Sasha in Tee's bedroom trying to convince Tee to not confess that she made the twins cover for them.
  • Tee in her bedroom looking in her bag before sneaking out.


  • When the toaster catches fire, Floss goes to collect her stuffed toys and yells she has to save "Jeffs". The subtitles type "Jeff" (just one), even though she goes to collect two toys.
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 ImpossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground Island