|What Would Gus Want?|
|Season 1, Episode 5|
|Written by||Elly Brewer|
|Directed by||Stewart Svaasand|
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What Would Gus Want? is the fifth episode in the first series of The Dumping Ground. It was first aired at 17:00 on 25/01/2013 on the CBBC Channel.
Mike tells Gus that he has found a lesbian couple who are interested in fostering him. While Gus is tied between leaving the Dumping Ground and going to live with a new family, Johnny is opposed to Gus being fostered under the view that gay couples should not be allowed to have children. What will Gus decide?
- Final appearance of Noah Marullo as Gus Carmichael. Gus remains seen in the opening titles until the final episode of season 1.
- The episode was nominated for, and won, "Best Children's Television Script" at the "2013 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards".
- This is the third, and final, time Gus is seen wearing something other than his standard blue shirt and brown shorts.
- This is the first time in The Dumping Ground "hayfever" and "bowling" have been mentioned.
- These are the first lesbians in the series,the second is May-Li Wang.