Bully Elliot
Series 05, Episode 09
Bully eliot
Airdate 28 February 2011
Previous The Wasp
Next Tim Brown's SKUL Days

Bully Elliot is episode 9 of Series 5.


M.I.9 prevent the destruction of a warehouse containing the new invention of billionaire Steve Cobbs, a kit that allows parents to force their lazy children to exercise. However, the team fail to capture the person responsible. When the attacker threatens to target the official launch of the product, Carrie Stewart arranges for it to happen at Saint Hopes so she can be on hand. However, as they let the attacker get away from the warehouse Stark bans the spies from fieldwork and takes over the protection of Steve Cobbs himself.

Carrie is infuriated by Stark's insults and walks out on M.I.9, refusing to return until he apologises. Instead, Carrie eagerly throws herself into a dance project run by Kenneth Flatley and starts to have fun with her classmates. Meanwhile, Rose Gupta analyses footprints found at the warehouse and discovers that the attacker was moving "en pointe", are they looking for a ballerina? She traces it to the Margaret Fontana International Ballet School, but when they alert Stark to the threat he simply laughs at them.

Against orders, the team decide to send Oscar Cole to the ballet school undercover. With Oscar's dancing skills decidedly shaky, he is surprised when Margaret Fontana agrees to let him join the school, but his investigation stalls when he tries to talk to the ballerinas and they remain silent and vacant. Back at HQ, Rose discovers that there were actually multiple footprints at the warehouse and all the ballerinas are in the frame. She tells Oscar to get back to HQ, but he wants to investigate one more thing. In Margaret's private office he sees a photo of her with Steve Cobbs and his son Elliot, how are they connected?


  • The episode title is a parody of the musical/film Billy Elliot.
  • Steve Cobbs and Pear Net are parodies of Steve Jobs and Apple Inc.