The Sparticle Mystery
|The Sparticle Mystery|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2 (series 3 commissiond )|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Running time||28 minutes|
|Original airing||14 February 2011|
The Sparticle Mystery is a returning British science fiction television series written and created by Alison Hume and produced by Sparticles Productions  for CBBC. The series follows a group of ten children within modern Britain, where an experiment at a Large Hadron Collider-like facility, named the Sparticle Project, goes wrong, sending all persons aged 15 and over into a parallel dimension at exactly 11:11am. The children travel to the Sparticle Project in attempt to bring back the adults and re-align the two dimensions.
The series, which had a budget of £3 million, was filmed in and around Bristol, with the final episode filmed at the ISIS neutron source particle accelerators, near Didcot. Series 2 has been extremely popular with over 2 million hits on BBC iPlayer to date. In general, the series has received mixed to positive reception, with a score of 6.8 on IMDb.
The programme, which stars Annette Badland as Doomsday Dora/Holodora, has similar themes to both Lord of the Flies and the Gone series, and has many similarities to The Tribe; however, it is noted for its difference in that the children desire to bring back the adults. A second series of The Sparticle Mystery was filmed across Yorkshire in July- September 2012 for broadcast in 2013. A Third Series has been confirmed. Filming will commence in July and end in late November 2014. The new series is set to air in late January 2015.
The Sparticle Mystery follows a group of 11 children left to fend for themselves within modern day earth after a science experiment at 'The Sparticle Project' goes wrong, resulting in all those of age 15 and over disappearing into a parallel universe, at precisely 11:11am.
Initially, the world becomes their exciting playground. With adults' rules, law and order all removed, the youngsters have great fun fulfilling many wishes, including raiding sweetshops etc. However, as the world's resources start to dwindle and daily survival gets harder, the youngsters resolve to bring the adults back by venturing to the top secret 'Sparticle Project'. They are aided in their quest by a number of clues left before the disappearance by a woman named 'Doomsday' Dora, a scientist who worked on the Sparticle Project. Along the way they have many adventures and learn important life skills.
Early in episode one we discover that in this 'post-disappearance' world, opportunistic gangs soon come to inhabit the streets. This prompts the lead male character Sadiq to usher his newly formed tribe to safety in the City Hotel. After discovering her Mum and older sister missing, a scientifically minded young girl called Kat takes charge of Liam, the small boy next door. They too try to gain entry to the City Hotel, but only Liam gets in, leaving Kat to initially fend for herself, before Sadiq caves in and allows her entry. One of the tribe, a young girl called Reese, soon starts to experience strange events, which eventually turn out to be the manifestation of her own latent psychic powers.
Kat and Reese quickly deduce that the Sparticle Project is behind the adults' disappearance. The 'Sparticles' tribe then split in two: the 'Ranchers', Tia and Jeffrey (who has Cerebral Palsy), who stay at City Hotel with the two younger kids, Liam and Frankie, and the 'Questers', (Sadiq, Kat, Jordan, Ami, Holly and Reese), who go in search of the Sparticle Project. Also featured is Callum, a tough streetwise young teen, whom at first appears to be the Sparticles' enemy. In the second series the team continue to bring back the adults. Also in season two,they questers have to travel to the Quantum Nexus.
Cast and crew
The main characters within The Sparticle Mystery are all children of different ages and ethnic groups, many of whom were new to acting. Included in the main cast are: 16-year-old Megan Jones (from Sylvia Youngs) as Tia; 8-year-old Oliver Bell as Liam; Wesley Nelson (who has cerebral palsy, and previously starred in the film 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' as Ian Dury) as Jeffrey; Karim Zeroual (also from Sylvia Youngs, and who previously starred in the West End musical 'The Lion King' as Young Simba) as Sadiq. Due to the age of the actors there are large changes in the cast between series. Given the premise of the show, the adult cast was minimal, but notable are Annette Badland as 'Doomsday' Dora, and Larissa Wilson as Anita.
|Abigail Hardingham||Kat||Kat is the daughter of Professor Henry Barker, the leading scientist on The Sparticle Project. Kat is the other leader of the Questers along with Sadiq. She only joined the tribe after Callum's unsuccessful invasion of the hotel at the end of episode two but first met most of the tribe in the supermarket in episode one. Her next door neighbor is Liam whom gets into the tribe in episode one. After Kat leaves in episode five they don't see each other again until the series one finale. Kat is shown to be sensible and clever often being described as an adult, usually by Tia. She is known to like Callum and she is revealed to be sorting out the nuclear power stations in series two and thus isn't part of the Sparticles anymore.||Sparticle: Quester||1|
|Karim Zeroual||Sadiq||Sadiq is the co-leader (with Kat) of 'The Sparticles', and leads the tribe to the Black Tor mine. They are shown to disagree on many things, but, he does care for her and all the other Sparticles. He drives the 'Sparty Van' but he is a terrible driver. He is seen to be very protective of Reese. He develops a relationship with a girl who is a member of a tribe of girls living on a canal boat in 'The Water Rats' and Kat describes it as 'Holiday Romance'. He is a former enemy of Callum and is Kat's Best friend. He is the one sparticle who still believes there is something to do in the first episode of the second series. He is now the leader with Kat away. He has feelings for Serena.||Sparticle: Quester||1-|
|Wesley Nelson||Jeffrey||Jeffrey has Cerebral Palsy and is the brother of Jordan, who is extremely protective of him as evidenced by many episodes and even though Jeffery does care about his brother but longs to be independent. He is one of 'The Ranchers' and stays back at the City Hotel whilst 'The Sparticles' are on their quest. He holds a strong relationship with Tia. He is always tied up in cotton wool when Jordan is around because he is so over protective of him. While he stayed back at the city hotel he made a garden and got a few animals. In the second series he is working at a clinic with Tia. He is shown to be caring and independent but also clever and resourceful.||Sparticle: Rancher||1-|
|Megan Jones||Tia||Tia is also the leader and one of 'The Ranchers' and stays behind at the City Hotel whilst 'The Sparticles' are on their quest, and she is the only Sparticle who is 15, making her the oldest. She holds a strong relationship with Jeffery. When she realizes that she is turning 15 the next day, she has an argument with Callum for being so misunderstanding she leaves Jeffery a note telling him she loves him when she is still there the next day their relationship grows even stronger. She is the babysitter of Frankie as mentioned in the first episode and is close to Sadiq and Frankie. She also seems to be enemies with Kat, similar to Reese and Holly's enemyship for most of the first series. As of the last episode of season one she is in a relationship with Jeffery. In the second series she is working at a clinic with Jeffrey. She develops a grudge against Reese, causing her to get mad. She is shown to be ditzy, somewhat snobby and girly but she cares about those close to her.||Sparticle: Rancher||1-|
|Jerome Holder||Callum||At first he was an enemy but in later episodes he helps both the Ranchers and Sparticles. Callum is first a big bully calling Reese blondie. He holds a strong relationship with Kat after her kissing him in the last episode of series 1 and helps them in series 2. He is quite humorous and gets annoyed quickly, he becomes Kat's boyfriend at the end of series 1 after Kat goes away. This is found out when Sadiq realizes Callum couldn't care less about the parents and he just wants to impress Kat driving the wedge between Sadiq and Callum even deeper making it hard to trust him.||Sheriff||1-(recurring)|
|Zachary Middleton||Ami||Ami first appeared in the Disappearance when he was at the mine when the Disappearance happened. He went with Sadiq with the others. He is a jokester and fun as seen in various episodes. He has diabetes and has had close encounters with death in various episodes. He is also a talented gymnast as seen in many episodes. He enjoys a laugh and having fun with his best friend, Jordan. He is a Quester until they join up with the Ranchers. He goes on a yacht to France with Jordan in the gap between the first and second series after believing there is no point in carrying on the search.||Sparticle: Quester||1|
|Grace Mandeville||Holly||Holly first appears the Invasion when the tribe go into her hotel room and tell her what has happened. She is shown to be friendly but can be harsh on Reese. Holly has a foreshortened arm. She is one of 'The Sparticles'. She is a Quester until they join up with the Ranchers. She is a rival to and openly hates Reese, believing that Reese has no psychic powers and there is no such thing, but in the last episode of series one they manage to put their differences aside. She betrays the group in the very first episode of series two and starts working with one of Fizzy's Dims and joins up with a girl called Serena to stop the Quest from succeeding. Her accomplice is a double agent.||Sparticle: Quester (defected) Freedom Four||1-|
|Emily Sanderson||Reese||Reese is a young girl with special powers such as telekinesis and seeing through wormholes. At first a lot of the tribe doesn't accept her but they soon believe her and realize she isn't lying. She is shown to be shy, clever, mostly calm but annoyed when people don't believe her. Reese is blonde and is only nine years old. She and Frankie share their books before Reese leaves with the Questers. She and Holly disagree throughout most of the series. In the ninth episode of series two she leaves the Sparticles and become the fourth and final member of the Freedom Four.||Sparticle: Quester (defected) Freedom Four||1-|
|Iestyn Darmanin||Jordan||Jordan's first appearance was in the episode the Disappearance when he was at the mine. He is shown to be nice but mischievous as well. He is brothers with Jeffrey and is protective of him. He is a Quester until they join up with the Ranchers. He is best friends with Ami, but is more responsible and he worries about his brother a lot because he has Cerebral Palsy and doesn't feel comfortable leaving him at the hotel. He encourages Reese's idea of psychic powers. He left for a château in France after half a year with Ami.||Sparticle: Quester||1|
|Abbie Hayes||Frankie||Frankie is Sadiq's younger half-sister and she debuts in the Disappearance when Sadiq goes home where she is seen hiding with her babysitter Tia. Frankie appears to care about Sadiq and Tia very much even though she can be annoyed by Tia as seen in the Quest. She is part of the Ranchers until the Ranchers join up the Questers in the Sparticle Project. She is good friends with Liam and Reese. She is still there in series two and is still the young character but has grown up considerably.||Sparticle: Rancher||1-|
|Oliver Bell||Liam||Liam is one of 'The Ranchers' who stays behind at the City Hotel whilst 'The Sparticles' are on their quest. He was Kat's next-door neighbor before the adults disappeared and is first seen in the Disappearance when he was put on time out in his room. He gets into the hotel in the first episode.Kat treats him like a little brother. It appears he cares about Kat very much, even leaving the tribe when Sadiq wouldn't let Kat into the tribe. He forms a friendship with Frankie and the two are often seen together. He is best friends with Frankie due to their age similarity. At the beginning of Series 2 he appears to be working at the clinic with Tia and Jeffrey. In the half-year gap between series one and two he has grown up considerably.||Sparticle: Rancher||1-|
|Annette Badland||'Doomsday' Dora||Dora is a scientist working on the Sparticle Project and also looking in to Heart Chakra's. She left a message on her laptop for the children telling them to go to the Sparticle Project and to realign the 2 worlds, which was discover by Reese while searching her office. She is a believer in super naturals, unnatural and mystics things. She is called Doomsday Dora by Professor Henry Barker because she always talks about the end of the world as we know it. She is only seen as a real person in the final episode. She gives them a clue (Quantum Nexus) to get the dimensions realigned after it failed the first time.||N/A||1-2 (recurring)|
|Larissa Wilson||Anita||Anita worked with Kat's father, and is the only adult left in the world. She has a child's Heart Chakra, so did not get transported into the parallel universe. She has had the heart implant of a 14-year old boy.||N/A||1 (recurring)|
|Gerran Howell||Ernesto||The Rebel leader against The Manor Grove scholars in Episode 8 - The Unsuitables. Despite going to a posh, upper-class boarding school he insists on using a Spanish accent, enjoying the though of "Viva la Revolution!" He is shown to have some feelings for Holly. He returns in Series 2 with Callum when they overrun Peace City. He returns in Episodes 8 & 9 where it is revealed he doesn't want the adults back as he believes having them back will 'ruin their chances of a safer, more equal world'.||Leader of Rebels/Freedom Four||1- (recurring)|
|Maia Tamrakar||Muna||Muna is a young girl, who became trapped between the two dimensions when the Sparticle Project was turned on. She appeared to Reese several times. Muna is like Reese in the sense they both have special powers that connect the two worlds. She however is trapped between the child world and adult world (limbo) and Reese is willing to jeopardize the two worlds ever connecting again at the end of season one since it would mean Muna would be lost forever. She comes back again in Series 2 Episode 8, and is discovered that she didn't die but came back in limbo, and talked to Reese saying that realigning the 2 dimensions would be dangerous as there are more dimensions that could kill them. In "The Quantum Nexus", she is rescued from limbo.||N/A||1- (recurring)|
|Oliver Dillon||Fizzy||Fizzy is the leader of the Empire that has grown between Series 1 and Series 2. He appears as a tyrant in Series 1 who captures the Ranchers, and they later escape with his train. He captures the Sparticles in Episode 1 of Series 2, and when they evade him he sends his deputy Serena (see below) on a mission to destroy the Quantum Nexus along with a vengeful Holly. He later reappears and puts a bounty on the Sparticles' heads in Peace City. He appears in Episode 7, as he wanted a his shipment of chocolates with some traders but was soon outsmarted by the Traders and Rocky. He appears in Episode 8, to destroy the Quantum Nexus but failed.||Leader of the Dims (Rejected), Freedom Four||1- (recurring)|
|Karene Peter||Serena||Serena is Fizzy's deputy and a series regular in Series 2. She accompanies Holly on her quest to destroy the Quantum Nexus, but Serena is really a double agent, working to bring her mother back to her and her sister, who works in a circus. She has feelings for Sadiq. In Episode 7, she tells Sadiq that she is a double agent but is kept a secret from the other Sparticles until Episode 8. in episode 7, she also kisses Sadiq, indicating they are starting a relationship. In the ninth episode of series two she sustains a cut from the sword on her thigh. The wound gets infected and when Holly finds out she's a double agent, she chases her and Serena falls badly.||Dims (formerly) double agent||2-bla|
|Lee Worswick||Rocky||Rocky joined the Sparticles in Series 2 Episode 2, trying to find his mother. Rocky is sly and cunning and has a crush on Tia. He usually makes Tia laugh a lot making Jeff jealous as he didn't know that they were a couple. He saves Tia from a tomato outside the museum. He misses his mum a lot and he has good plans how to escape. His attitude towards Reese's psychic powers is similar to Holly's. He defects from the Sparticles to help prevent Fizzy from getting to the lake by threatening to destroy chocolate that the Dims wanted in Episode 7.||Sparticle||2|
|Finton Flynn||Huen||Huen is a character who first appears in The Peace City and is similar to Reese as he has special powers like Reese. Though at first he was just hitching a ride with the Sparticles he is allowed to join them in The Creature. He and Reese work together. He leaves the Sparticles because he was blocking Reese's memory, due to him not wanting the adults to return. He tells Holly and Serena where they are going next, but denies a chance to join them.||Sparticles (defected)||2|
Series 1 (2011)
|Episodes||Original title||Written By||Original airdate|
|1||"The Disappearance"||Alison Hume||15 February 2011|
|4||"The Quest"||Debbie Moon||17 February 2011|
Doomsday Dora's message has warned the children they must reunite the two parallel worlds quickly or adults and children will remain separated permanently. The children decide to choose who goes on the road to the Sparticle Project and who stays behind to look after Liam and Frankie by an 'Apprentice'-style challenge to source power for the City Hotel.Note: Callum is absent for this episode
|5||"The Funfair"||Alison Hume||21 February 2011|
Jordan, Holly and Ami take being kids way too far, and nearly kill themselves on a runaway waltzer, until Muna (a child caught between the parallel worlds) comes to the rescue. The lack of grid power has led to the failure of the national water supply. Fresh water becomes the latest challenge for the Ranchers, and Frankie goes native in her attempts to find and save the precious resource.Note: Callum is absent for this episode
|6||"The Big Freeze"||Debbie Moon||22 February 2011|
A postcode given to Reese via Psychic Sarah at the fairground leads the Questers to a simulator where scientists were trained how to run the Sparticle Project. Ami, Jordan and Holly get trapped in the room with the prototype collider's super-cooling systems running and the temperature is plummeting towards absolute zero. At the City Hotel, a fox has been at the chickens and the children decide to trap it. This is very tricky, but when they finally track down the animal and are set to destroy it, they decide on a better course of action.Note: Callum is absent for this episode
|7||"The Water Rats"||Alison Hume||23 February 2011|
While the team are on their way to the Sparticle Project, Ami is captured in the woods by the Water Rats - a group who love life messing around on the river. The Water Rats are at war with the Menaces - and the Questers, persuaded by Ami, decide to help. Will Ami swap the seriousness of the Quest for a kid's life of fun and games? Jeffrey is keen to help out more, but his wheelchair needs more power. Tia and Jeffrey discover a satellite communication system which allows them to send a message into the ether, asking anyone out there for the batteries Jeffrey needs. They arrive back at the hotel to a package − it is from Anita at the university and it comes with a message.Note: Callum is absent for this episode
|8||"The Unsuitables"||Alison Hume||24 February 2011|
|The Questers are intrigued by Head Boy Jeremy and his posh boarding school. However, they are soon locked out and Jordan has left the tribe to become a true public school believer. Camped outside the school, ex-pupils Ernesto and his rebel gang recruit the Sparticles to overthrow Jeremy's regime and rescue the Unsuitables - the 'less-than-perfects' who do the dirty work for Jeremy and his cadets. The Ranchers at the City Hotel work out how to bypass the first door at the Sparticle Project. Working with Anita at the university, they come up with an ingenious solution, but now they need to get the key to the Questers out on the road.|
|9||"The Harvest"||Jonny Kurzman||28 February 2011|
The Questers on their way to the Sparticle Project discover a bucolic village run on communal principals. Reese 'sees' Muna again and with the help of Tamsin, one of the village kids, Kat figures out that the wormhole events are occurring at points where leylines intersect. Some of the Questers, however, have been caught red-handed stealing food and are made to stand trial in the children's court where the issue is whether stealing to survive is justified. Jeffrey is proud of his abundant garden, but when hungry waifs turn up at the hotel, he finds himself at war.Note: Callum is absent in this episode
|10||"The Fallout"||Jonny Kurzman||1 March 2011|
The Ranchers have invited a tribe of seriously idle girls into their hotel. As they take advantage, the Ranchers are forced to fight back − but who will be turfed out of their home? Holly is anxious when she realizes the journey to the Sparticle Project is coming to its conclusion. She leaves her fellow Questers trapped in an underground nuclear bunker, but there is another force at work. A computer who thinks there has been a nuclear war competes against the ingenuity of the children in a battle of wits.Note: Callum is absent in this episode
|11||"The Hot Zone"||Holly Bale from Minehead UK||2 March 2011|
|The Questers discover an alarming new threat. Without the adults, and the automatic cooling systems, the world's nuclear power plants are melting down and threaten to destroy the earth. The Questers have to get a message to the adults - but how? Callum arrives to collect the key to the Sparticle Project from the Ranchers, only to discover them homeless. Tia and Jeffrey don't trust Callum after past encounters. But the key has been lost and sold and Callum is the only hope to getting it back and to reuniting them with their friends.|
|12||"The Emergency"||Alison Hume||3 March 2011|
|Ami lapses into a diabetic coma and the Questers rush him to hospital to find some insulin. Switching a generator on in the hospital may just have cost one baby his life. The kids running the hospital need fuel to run the generators to keep the babies alive. Aware of the ticking clock to get to the Project but desperate to put things right, the Questers undertake a dangerous mission as a solution. They have to distract a German shepherd dog who is guarding a yard full of petrol lorries. Meanwhile, it is Tia's fifteenth birthday. Will she be transported to join the adults in a parallel dimension?|
|13||"The Sparticle Project"||Alison Hume||6 March 2011|
The Questers and Ranchers are reunited at Black Tor Mine where the adults were separated from the children by the machine of the Sparticle Project. But another tribe - the Mystic Moles, who are the children of the scientists working there - won't let anyone through the doors. Callum arrives with the dictaphone. The Sparticles face a series of challenges before they get to their greatest obstacle. Although they are successful reuniting the worlds, before the reunification stabilizes, Kat stops the beam to save Reese's life. This disrupts the realignment process and the two world split again. Doomsday Dora tells the Questers to travel to the Quantum Nexus (hinting a second series). Just before Kat's dad disappears, he gives her a code to shut down the world's nuclear power plants.
Note: Kat, Jordan and Ami depart in this episode.Guest Appearance: Professor Henry Barker
Series 2 (2013)
|Episodes||Original title||Written By||Original airdate|
|1||"The Stone Head"||Alison Hume||11 February 2013|
|After a year of searching for the Quantum Nexus, most of the tribe has split up. Jordan and Ami have gone to France, Kat is sorting out the nuclear power plants but everyone else reunites when they realize the key from Doomsday Dora fits into a stone head. But the head is in a stadium owned by Fizzy and there is also the matter that there is a traitor within their tribe. Reese is captured and the dims threaten to feed her to the lion if the Sparticles lose the fight.|
|2||"The Decoder"||Joe Williams||12 February 2013|
|The Sparticles and Holly and Serena arrive at the museum where the stone head belongs and plan to decode the message but the Sparticles get caught up in a plan with another tribe, the Featherheads to raid the museum in order to get gold to melt down to turn into Fizzys to use to buy fuel, but will this give Holly and Serena an advantage? Meanwhile, Reese finds the decoder and tries to decode the message, but Rocky steals the decoder. But, Reese being Reese goes to get it back and is nearly killed by a digger. The decoder breaks, but using her powers, Reese sees the message decoded.|
|3||"The White Horse"||Dan Berlinka||13 February 2013|
|The Sparticles and Holly and Serena bump into a circus tribe while searching for the white horse. For Serena, will it be a happy reunion with her sister?|
|4||"The Peace City"||Alison Hume||14 February 2013|
|The Sparticles, Holly and Serena all go to Peace City on their way to the River Artos. As Reese is being pulled through as she tells Sadiq, "Peace City might be the Quantum Nexus." Holly and Serena lose the sword (which is taken by Rocky in disguise). Fizzy puts up wanted posters for the Sparticles. Reese meets another person who has special powers named Huen. Tensions rise as Ernesto and Callum arrive. As Holly and Serena exit, Holly spots the sword and shows Serena it hadn't dissolved in the acid bath. She grabs it and they decide to head off for Water Mint Mill.|
|5||"The Creature"||Alison Hume||15 February 2013|
The Sparticles travel to an abandoned mill where a supposed creature has been eating children. There, Tia and Jeffrey's relationship comes under strain and Rocky shows his true colors as he snatches the necklace Tia gave to Jeffery and throws it in the River blaming Jeffery for the incident. The Sparticles get their next clue, which leads them closer to the Quantum Nexus.Note: Callum is absent in this episode.
|6||"The Sword and the Stone"||Dan Berlinka||18 February 2013|
|The Sparticles find the stone which opens the Quantum Nexus but Jeffrey gets poisoned by itcyflax flower so therefore the Sparticles go to a castle to get a treatment but Holly messed up their car so Holly and Serena have to give them a ride to a castle that has the cure but the Sparticles and Holly and Serena soon get caught up in duels when they lose their sword.|
|7||"The Traders"||Joe Williams||19 February 2013|
A tribe of Traders lock up the Sparticles and accuse them of stealing their shipment which was to be given to Fizzy. They soon discover that the shipment was chocolate and that Fizzy is going to make an army using these. Serena and Holly are then captured and put into a room as the Traders thought they were Sparticles. After an escape planned by Frankie, Liam and Reese, they tried to rescue the others but were unfortunately captured again but Frankie and Liam escaped and found the balaclava and shipment and they discover that it's Skinny as he was 'sick' of taking orders from his boss. He is then arrested by Callum for breaking one of the rules but soon freed to help the Sparticles. Rocky stayed behind to help the Sparticles rather than Callum. Fizzy turns up and the chocolate is melted and Rocky tells to stay off the Quantum Nexus and the Sparticles to get chocolate and biscuits and it was agreed except of Fizzy who was frustrated. The Sparticles get the treasures back and are going to try and find the Stone of Artos.Note: Rocky departs in this episode.
|8||"The Stone of Artos"||Alison Hume||20 February 2013|
|The Treasure Hunt is coming together with the discovery of another vital clue in the race to the Quantum Nexus, but the return of Ernesto leads to questions - exactly whose side is the Rebel on? Later on, Reese sees Muna and it is revealed that Muna came back in limbo at the Sparticle Mystery. Muna also tells Reese that it is dangerous to realign the 2 worlds as there are many more dimensions that could destroy them. Later on, it is discovered that Sadiq tells the other Sparticles that Serena is a double agent.|
|9||"The Silver Forest"||Alison Hume||21 February 2013|
|A trail is laid for the Treasure Hunt, but the two competing teams start falling apart. Loyalties become strained and old rivals become new friends. Holly understood the last letter of the last episode and is teamed up with Serena. Holly soon discovers that Serena is on the Sparticles side rather than hers. Holly leaves her hurt by the riverside (Serena was hurt after a cut from the sword) and teams up with Ernesto and Fizzy and is soon joined by Reese to destroy the Quantum Nexus.They now make a group called The Freedom 4. The Sparticles soon find Serena using the tennis balls to guide them and discover the others are already ahead in the Quantum Nexus. Jeffrey stays behind to help Serena and the others go ahead and discover the Quantum Nexus. Callum stays behind for Jeffrey and Serena.|
|10||"The Quantum Nexus"||Alison Hume||22 February 2013|
|The Sparticles reach the Quantum Nexus at last and the race is on to see if they can bring back the adults or stay in the world of Emperor Fizzy for ever. A curious old friend looks set to help. Dora had set up a hologram version of her self called 'HoloDora', whom she believes to be Dora's daughter and when the children are detected by 'HoloDora', she change to help them to bring back the dimension with the parents. Reese attempts to modify the magnetics of the Quantum Nexus in order to damage the machine due to her worries of connect the wrong dimensions. Reese fails to do this, as she does not know the two dimensions are connected. The wrong dimension is set to come to Earth, which results in the adults - now teenagers - arriving.|
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