"Back in the Game" is the second episode of the fifth series and the sixty-ninth episode overall of The Dumping Ground. It premiered on 20 January 2017.
Bailey and Sasha team up to save Dexter from Roddy. Meanwhile, the kids try to change the Umblebys' first impressions of them, with failed results.
- Kasey McKellar as Bailey Wharton
- Connor Byrne as Mike Milligan
- Stacey Liu as May-Li Wang
- Annabelle Davis as Sasha Bellman
- Alexander Aze as Dexter Bellman
- Akuc Bol as Kazima Tako
- Nelly Current as Toni Trent
- Gwen Current as Billie Trent
- Sarah Rayson as Floss Guppy
- Kia Pegg as Jody Jackson
- Miles Butler-Hughton as Tyler Lewis
- Lewis Hamilton as Ryan Reeves
- Yousef Naseer as Joseph Stubbs
- Jethro Baliba as Archie Able
- Ruben Reuter as Finn McLaine
- Hannah Moncur as Chloe Reeves
- Simon Ludders as Peter Umbleby
- Alison Pargeter as Janet Umbleby
- Jamie Boubezari as Edward Umbleby
- Mark Homer as Kev
- Sandy Foster as Kelly
- Alfie Browne-Sykes as Roddy
- Sage as Mischief
- This episode marks the last appearance of Bailey Wharton and Mischief.
- The Umblebys are the new neighbours to The Dumping Ground and are convinced that they are criminals. However, looking at the events of this episode and the events of the previous episodes, they could be classed as criminals.
- It is revealed that the Umblebys are also ancestors of the previous owner of the house.
- At the end of the episode, Janet Umbleby gives Billie and Toni a doll named Harriet, which they later decide to sell for £700 so that Bailey can attend a school in America.
- It is revealed that Mo has gone to live with his grandad again.