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The Secret is the seventh episode of Season 3 and the fifty-ninth episode of Code Lyoko.


The episode opens with Yumi receiving a call from Jeremie in the middle of the night to go to the Factory. After sneaking out of her house, William accidentally and literally bumps into her on his skateboard, who then proceeds to flirt with and harass her. Irritated, she tricks him into closing his eyes to kiss him and sneaks away, leaving him confused and embarrassed. Yumi arrives at the Factory, only to find that Aelita, Odd and Ulrich have already deactivated the tower and are returning from Lyoko, leaving Yumi even more irritated with William.

The next morning, William angrily confronts Yumi about ditching him and demands to know where she was going. Still angry herself, Yumi tells him that "she now finds his two-bit Casanova act sickening" and warns him to leave her alone. William's hostile mood then causes him to speak out of turn with Jim, who gives him detention. Meanwhile, Jeremie and Aelita are working on a history report together until they receive an alert from the Superscan that another tower has been activated in the Ice Sector. Rather than truant, Ulrich and Odd convince Jeremie and Aelita to stay and give their report while the two boys leave for the Factory.

William takes a walk in the park, where he discovers Odd and Ulrich climbing into the manhole and follows them to the Factory. Back at Kadic, Jeremie and Aelita rush through their history report as fast as possible and they ask to go to the infirmary once they're done. Once out of class, they head for the Factory. Meanwhile, Ulrich calls Yumi's cell phone, but she is in swimming class at The Pool and is unable to reach her.

As Aelita and Jeremie enter the elevator in the Factory, William, who is hiding nearby, ducks in behind them and confronts them about what they're up to. When they arrive at the lab, Jeremie suggests they simply ignore William and focus on the tower. However, when Ulrich mentions that Yumi is not answering her phone, William offers to retrieve her from the pool. The others reluctantly agree to let him help as they believe he might give out their secret. When William left the factory a construction worker arrives and after being shown that he was possessed by X.A.N.A. begins placing explosive charges in the factory.

Odd, Ulrich and Aelita are virtualized onto Lyoko and begin to make their way toward the tower while William leaves the Factory to get Yumi. At the pool, William tactlessly shouts X.A.N.A.'s name out loud and tells Yumi to come with him. When Jim attempts to send him to the principal’s office, Yumi volunteers to take him herself, and the two use the excuse to leave for the Factory.

Meanwhile on Lyoko, Ulrich, Aelita, and Odd are pursued by a large group of Kankrelats. Ulrich and Odd split up and with Aelita's help defeat all the monsters, meeting up again at the tower. On the main floor of the Factory, a possessed construction worker finished placing charges around the Factory and now set the detonator.

Yumi and William arrive at the Factory, but are confronted by the construction worker on the bridge. Yumi calls Jeremie to inform him of the possession before the worker attacks. On Lyoko, Ulrich, Odd, and Aelita approach the tower and are confronted by two Bloks. Both Ulrich and Odd are devirtualized, but Aelita succeeds in deactivating the tower, saving Yumi and William and causing the worker to pass out.

Jeremie calls Yumi, who confirms that she and William are alright. However, William informs them that the formerly possessed man works for a company that specializes in building demolition, and correctly deduces that there are explosives hidden around the Factory. Before Jeremie can launch a return in time, Aelita exits the tower and is captured by the Scyphozoa, allowing X.A.N.A. to possess her. Unable to launch return in time as it might cause Aelita being permanently possessed, Yumi is sent to Lyoko to stop Aelita while Ulrich, Odd, and William search the Factory for the detonator.

Yumi begins pursuing Aelita, who is being defended by a Megatank on her to a way tower inside the ice canyon. On the Factory floor, Odd manages to wake up the "ex-X.A.N.A.-fied" construction worker, who advises they look for the detonator somewhere high up. Meanwhile, Yumi battles the Megatank in a narrow canyon. The Megatank starts shooting lasers at her but she manages to avoid them and throwing her Tessen Fans at it. She manages to defeat the monster, but her Overwing is destroyed in the process, forcing her to proceed on foot to stop Aelita.

Ulrich finds the detonator in the rafters with two minutes remaining in the countdown, and William volunteers to try and diffuse it. On Lyoko, Yumi finally has Aelita in her sight and engages a fight with her in front of the tower, and they begin to fight. William succeeds in short-circuiting the detonator, preventing an explosion, and Yumi and Aelita trade blows simultaneously. Yumi is devirtualized, but Aelita dodges her fan. However, as Aelita runs toward the way tower, the fan flies back around and strikes Aelita, devirtualizing her, ending her possession, and saving the Ice Sector from deletion.

All six students then convene in the lab, and William asks them if he could join the Lyoko Warriors. Jeremie, Aelita, Ulrich, Odd and Yumi agree to cast anonymous ballots, and that the results must be unanimous for William to join. However, there is a single "No," and William is asked to leave. William, upset, enters the elevator after insulting Ulrich, assuming him to be the dissenting voter, and Jeremie performs a return to the past, erasing William's memory and getting rid of the explosives that were set around the Factory.

Back in the dorms, Odd, Jeremie, Ulrich and Aelita discuss the vote. Ulrich reveals he voted "Yes," and they deduce Yumi was the actual dissenting voter. Meanwhile, Yumi looks out her bedroom window and watches William pass her house. Speaking to herself, she says "Sorry, William, but I don’t think you can be trusted."


  • The original French name for this episode is Le Secret.
  • This episode marks the only time where a Megatank fires its laser while rolling.
  • This episode also marks the only time in the season where X.A.N.A. is prevented from destroying a sector on the first try.


  • When Yumi and William were hanging from the bridge, William confessed that he can't swim. Yet in Marabounta, he was able to save Ulrich from drowning in the pool. Sophie Decroisette later confirmed this was an error.[1]
  • The first time Yumi throws her fans at the Megatank they hit the ground. When preparing the second attack, Yumi is seen pulling them out as if for the first time.
    • Also, later on when Yumi and Aelita trade blows, Yumi throws both of her fans, but in the next shot, only one fan is in the air while the other is still in her hand.