Science fiction drama. Fresh water becomes the latest challenge for the Ranchers, and Frankie goes native in her attempts to find and save the precious resource.
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-Where are all the grown-ups?
-The world is full of children.
-What are we going to do?
-Anything we like!
You must travel to the Sparticle Project and realign our dimension
-with your dimension.
-Who votes we go to the Sparticle Project
to bring the adults back?
You're in charge now, are you?
-Put the torch down!
-Luminite was only found in one place,
the Black Tor Mine in Yorkshire.
So, how are we going to get to the Sparticle Project?
-I don't want you to go.
-I know, but you want us to bring back
your mum and the other parents, don't you?
Wish us luck on the quest.
-How am I going to know that you're going to be OK?
So you're just going to have to trust me. Take care, bro.
And remember, if you find any extra strong,
non-sticky hairspray, bring it back for me!
Yeah, and no borrowing my shoes!
I thought you'd like my books, to teach yourself stuff,
-now there's no school any more.
All aboard...the Spartivan!
Great motor...bad driver.
-Chuck as that bag.
-That's my bag.
This bag's heavy!
Sadiq, it's going to be tricky without you.
Think on your feet and be smart.
I'll try, Sadiq. Love you.
Love you, too.
You can do it, Sadiq. Kat.
You all can.
-Look after each other, OK!
-Mind your fingers!
-So, we're here, and the Sparticle Project is here.
-SHOUTING IN BACK OF CAR
It's going to be a long journey.
Quiet! Sadiq's driving is rubbish enough
without you lot putting him off!
Us - Bristol.
Destination - Yorkshire Moors.
We're going to have to get on to the motorway soon as possible.
All these vehicles are really going to slow us down.
We need to get off the motorway as soon as possible.
KNOCK AT DOOR
-The weekly rota...for jobs.
It IS the end of the world!
I'm on cooking, Jeff's on food sourcing,
Liam's on cleaning and you're on washing. That includes Gretchen.
Washing means clothes, not giving the goat a wash and blow-dry!
-But she smells gross!
-And she's YOUR pet.
So you don't want milk on your cereal any more, then? Yeah?
It's a funfair!
You think there might be adults?
-You know why not! All the adults are in a parallel dimension.
They just want a free ride!
Which is working, look!
Kat's right, the grown-ups have gone.
And you're so sure about that, you'll risk not having a look?
DISTANT SIREN WAILS
See, there's no-one here.
Just a generator powering the place.
I've read my map, you've had your "wee stop", so let's go.
-Look at that roller coaster!
-They've got a waltzer!
-And a water ride!
-Look at the spinner!
Hey! We've checked it out, so let's get back to the Spartivan,
and onto the Sparticle Project. OK?
Oh, half an hour won't make a difference.
Oh, come on, it will be so good for us to be kids again!
-Just the one ride. One!
-Can I come?
-And too weird!
Want to go on a ride with me?
Oh, well don't I just get all the best jobs(!)
-I don't see why you two can't sit next to each other.
-Oh. I don't want her to scream in my ear.
HE SCREAMS It touched me!
What is that?...
HE SCREAMS AND SHOUTS
It's horrible! It's horrible!
HE SCREAMS I want it to end!
Well, that...was rubbish.
Er, Reese didn't come out. You'd better go in and get her, then.
No. On foot.
Well, whose stupid idea was it to let her go on in on her own anyway?
I'm going to wait here in case she's already out.
HE LAUGHS NERVOUSLY Reese? Reese?
I thought I'd seen a ghost!
I just have. Really and truly, Sadiq.
Really and truly.
I saw a ghost girl, she was like me, but with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was see-through.
These places are designed to make your mind play tricks.
It wasn't a trick!
RUNNING WATER AND SINGING
It's got loads of dirt on the back!
-The water's all gone.
Come on, work!
-Who turned the water off?!
-My toilet won't flush.
But we can sort it, right? With the luminite?
No. The luminite's really useful for magnifying stuff -
light, sound, power - but it can't work miracles.
Why do we need a miracle?
Because mains water, the type that comes from a tap like this,
gets pumped through the pipes by electricity.
The electricity grid has packed up and now, so has the water supply.
So we can't get water from any taps?
No. Not "inside" taps. Not until the Questers bring back the parents.
Bring back the plumbers more like! I need to wash my hair.
We need to look for a local source of fresh water
and then make sure we recycle every drop.
I'm reading about how water is precious in the developing world.
We ARE the developing world!
We're going to try and find the emergency taps that firefighters use
and hope they're still working.
-OK, let's go!
-Ready for action!
-Where do you think you're going?
-Looking for water!
-You're too young to be going out on your own.
Now all the grown-ups have gone, we're like the new teenagers.
And I'm the new mum. You're staying here, where you'll be safe.
-But I know where we can find fresh water!
There are underground springs running right under our feet!
And how are we going to get to them?
You find a Y-shaped twig and walk around with it.
When it dips, you've found water.
-I've read about it!
-A Y-shaped twig?
For water divining.
People who did it in the olden days were worshipped.
Tia, if I can find an underground spring, then will you worship me?
-Yeah, and attend to your every need(!)
Shame you're talking rubbish and going precisely nowhere.
Best leave this to us.
Ready to watch ME perform a miracle?
These are a right laugh!
-Don't think she likes cheese and onion!
-Ask her a question, then!
Are they still playing Premier League matches in the other world?
Are Chelsea top?
"Beware the glittering lights. They will lead you from the safe path."
-What a load of rubbish!
-Come on, then, let's hit the rides!
So, we leave for the Quest, and an HOUR later,
we stop to have a go on the dodgems. Where ARE they?
It'll be better if we split up to look for them.
I'll take Reese. She's still a bit spooked after Terror Castle.
All right, meet you at the "lost children" point.
Reese. Come on, let's check in there!
They're not in here!
It IS luminite!
I saw her.
It was just the luminite.
It sent you weird again.
Just like at Jordan's granddad's.
No, Sadiq, I definitely saw her.
The ghost from Terror Castle?
No. Doomsday Dora.
Doomsday Dora, here?
Yeah. Well, she WAS here.
I think she came here, to the fairground, before the world split,
before the adults vanished.
-I saw her.
-Reese, it's all right.
Please, listen to me. You know I'm always right about things.
Reese, you can't say that kind of thing.
No-one likes kids who are up themselves.
Nobody likes me anyway.
Well, I do.
Come on, you'll feel better when we've got out of here,
and away from that luminite.
Doomsday Dora's trying to tell us something.
"For the children." That's us.
Where are they, then?!
Frankie! Where are you going?
One dried-out gherkin...
-but no water!
The twig's dipping!
There MUST be water here. Over here.
Told you! The divining rod never lies!
Three times, then two times!
You have to pump it three times then two times
before the water is released.
One, two, three.
WATER SLOSHES IN BOTTLE
Frankie! You're a miracle worker!
How did you know how the pump worked?
Because I'm Fantastic Frankie...
the divine diviner!
-Frankie divined it with her special divining rod.
She LED us to this ancient pump on the church wall.
-Are you serious?
-Would I joke about something as important as this?
-She was amazing! Do you think she's got special powers?
-I doubt it.
Where's YOUR water, then?
The nearest fire hydrant's been taken by a pump tribe
-wanting stuff in exchange for water.
-Do they want money?
Money's no good to them. They want stuff they can eat or trade with.
-Let's go back and get more water, Liam.
Hold on a minute, why am I taking orders from you?
Because I've got special powers.
Plus, when I get back, you're worshipping me.
They must be back at the van.
What's wrong with her?
Seen another ghost.
This time, Doomsday Dora, dancing in the luminite.
Oi! Oi, Ami!
Come back here!
Ami, stop! Get back here!
You were here, Dora.
Quick! Sadiq's coming!
He can't turn it off once it's switched on, can he?
Turn on the ride and jump in!
Do it, Ami! Switch it on!
Get off that ride! Ami, I mean it!
You guys are in SO MUCH trouble!
THEY LAUGH AND SCREAM
Oh, no! Someone must have followed us!
We can't take on that tribe! They'll squash us!
-But it's OUR pump! I found it!
-Frankie! What are you doing?!
Thinking on my feet, like Sadiq said.
-I am Fantastic Frankie and I discovered this ancient pump.
Well, I am Happy Henry and I've taken it over, so bad luck.
But it doesn't work!
Happy Henry, let's talk turkey.
Here's the deal. You run the pump as a business,
but I keep 50% of the takings as a finder's fee.
-50%? No way!
-I haven't finished! For a finder's fee,
and for telling you how to work the pump.
Cos without any water, you won't be Happy Henry for much longer.
-Done. And don't even think about double-crossing me,
or I'll make that pump dry up.
Just like I did that fountain.
Remember, I've got all the secrets.
You better look after this one!
How long is this ride?
It's taking forever!
Must be on a timer switch!
No, the lever is in that booth.
One of them must have switched it on, got in,
and now they can't get out of the ride to switch it back off.
Why thank you, madam.
To collect rainwater.
I hope you're happy,
lazing around doing nothing while the rest of us kill ourselves!
It must be hard for you, not being the resident princess any more.
And don't forget to wash Gretchen!
Frankie, we are raking in the loot!
Don't you think you should tell Tia
that you read about that tap in the book?
I like being special.
-I'm not sure SHE thinks you are.
-Turn it off!
-We can't get to the booth!
Neither can we!
-Sadiq, get us off this thing!
Turn it off, turn it off!
I can't stand it. Please, help us!
Stop the ride!
We'll have to shut off the power!
OK, we need to trace the cables.
-What are you waiting for? Stop the ride!
Where's the generator? I can't see it!
The cable's leading to that fun ride. It must be behind it.
-Reese! Do something!
Help us! Use your powers!
We're going to die!
The power cable's disappeared!
Well, it can't! That's not possible.
You're our only hope!
Do it, Reese! Save us! Save us!
Jordan! Jordan, wake up! Jordan!
Kat. The shed!
Find the switch!
Wake up! Jordan!
-Reese, help me, please!
I'm scared to touch anything.
WHIRRING OF WALTZERS SLOWS
Under the cloth. That's it.
You did it, Reese,
you saved us.
What is it?
Another hot chocolate?
No, there's a problem with Gretchen.
What's going on, Frankie?
Where's Gretchen? What is that?
It's a solar camping shower.
Its water is heated to 48 degrees by sunlight.
It stores the sun's heat during the day, and is now ready to use.
With luxury toiletries.
I can have a shower!
I can wash my HAIR!
But when's it gone, it's gone,
-so you'll have to be quick and SHARE.
I am NOT sharing a shower with any of you.
Even WITH my clothes on.
I didn't mean us.
I mean her.
You're all right...
for a kid.
You were awesome, Reese!
You saved our lives!
-No, I didn't.
-Yes, you did.
You stopped the ride and blew up the box with your mind!
Oh, come off it, Jordan!
Er, we switched the power off.
Yeah, to the whole of the fairground.
See, it was Kat and Sadiq who saved us, not Reese.
-They stopped the power first.
-You can't say that for definite.
Oh, yes, I can.
Well, Reese, you did good.
And I, for one, always knew you were special.
You don't need powers to be special, Reese.
Hey, Sickbag Sarah was RIGHT.
She told me to stay away from the glittering lights.
That they'd be bad for me, or something.
-Sorry Sickbag, should have listened.
-It's a machine, you idiot.
I'm a believer! Whoa! WIND GUSTS
Someone wants us to have another go at Sickbag!
Doomsday Dora does!
That's what I was trying to tell you, Sadiq! Dora was here.
It says, "Do not trust the stranger who comes bearing gifts."
It doesn't exactly sound like a message from Doomsday Dora.
She HAS left us one.
-I know it's in here!
We've got to go now, Reese.
-A waste of time.
Are we on a Quest or are we spending time at a sideshow?
It sounds like sort of code.
I'm not sure which, but we've really got to go, Reese.
We'll think about it on the way.
'I will help you all I can in your noble Quest.'
That's what Doomsday Dora meant when she said she was going to help us.
-She left us a clue.
-Oh! COMPUTER BLEEPS
Ami's hit "remove command" while I was on terminal mode!
I've lost Doomsday Dora's message.
-But you can quote it word for word.
-Reese, type in "VAO 7CN".
See what comes up.
It's a postcode. It's a postcode for the National Physics Institute.
That's where we've got to go next! Before the Sparticle Project!
Dora left that ticket in the Psychic Sarah machine so we'd find it!
-How did Dora know we'd stop here?
-It's on the route out of Bristol.
Obviously, any kid passing by is going to be dazzled
by the flashing lights of a fairground?
You mean, you BELIEVE Reese?
It would be highly unlucky
to go against the predictions of Psychic Sarah.
VAN ENGINE SPLUTTERS
Our tyres would have been slashed if it weren't for that board
blowing in front of us.
Maybe it was a...sign.
Yeah. It IS a sign.
-National Physics Institute.
National Physics Institute.
-We need to work out why Dora sent us here.
Playtime's over, all right? HE GRUNTS
-I wasn't scared.
I told you she was a prankster. She's dangerous!
-I wouldn't make jokes about freezing to death if I were you!
She can't open the door! There are no magic powers!
No-one is going to appear and make everything right!
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The Questers stop at a funfair where Reese has a vision of Doomsday Dora, who is trying to send a message to the kids - but where has she hidden it? Jordan, Holly and Ami take being kids way too far and look likely to 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.