This article focuses on the interactions between everyone and Dave.
Dave is generally irritated by the weird antics of his team, with the exceptions of Sky and to a lesser extent, Shawn and Ella. He is easily infuriated and has a tendency to get mad at others if they don't seem to be focused on the game, or are quirky. At the same time however, Dave isn't much of a team player himself, and is reluctant to participate in challenges due to his hypochondria, and constantly expresses doubt over a plan. Later in the season he gets crushed by his obsession with Sky, and his failure to win her over. By the time of the finale his grief has become so strong that he loses any decency he has, and severs all ties of friendship he still possessed.
In Twinning Isn't Everything, Amy and Samey ambush Dave from behind a bush, and bombard him with several balloons. He manages to evade both of Amy's shots, however, Samey successfully hits him in one shot. Amy grins evilly as Dave leaves, feverishly scratching himself due to the balloon containing itching powder.
In A Blast from the Past, Dave is confused about Amy's return and tries to figure out which twin left.
In the opening sequence, Dave is seen covering his ears, being annoyed by Beardo's sound effects.
Throughout So, Uh This Is My Team?, Dave is constantly irritated by the random sound effects that Beardo makes with his mouth, and often tells him to be quiet while covering his ears. Dave is satisfied by Beardo's elimination and says "Game over", after Beardo makes a Pac-Man "game over" sound effect.
In Twinning Isn't Everything, Chris thanks Dave for hitting Topher, as he was annoyed by him. When Dave delights in how well he has performed, Chris points out he's out of balloons and advises him to run.
In Hurl and Go Seek, after Dave gets humiliatingly rejected by Sky in front of everyone, Chris approaches and seemingly attempts to comfort him, but he intentionally makes it worse by reminding Dave of all the reasons that made him so upset. At the end of the episode, Dave reveals that he had campaigned to get himself eliminated, including giving out buttons, of which also gives to Chris, who loves it. As he is about to be fired from the Cannon of Shame, Chris gives him one last chance to make amends with his love. When Dave calls out to Sky only to find she's isn't there, he asks Chris to fire the cannon.In Lies, Cries and One Big Prize, when Dave is selected by Sky as her helper, Chris goes out of his way to inform Dave how reluctant Sky was in choosing him, stomping on his heart yet again. After Sky restores Dave's faith in her by kissing him, Chris once again shatters their relationship before the final part of the challenge by showing Dave clips from Sky's audition that reveals she had a boyfriend, causing him to go insane, and to wreck havoc on the final challenge.
Though Dave views Ella as yet another weird member of his team for her singing, he seems to be more patient with her, compared to Beardo and Leonard. Dave also sometimes defends Ella from Sugar's wrath whenever the former accidentally angers her. Ella falls in love with Dave in A Blast from the Past, and refers him as her "Prince" after he gave her back her shoe, mimicking the famous scene from Cinderella. However, Dave is unaware of her crush and unknowingly breaks her heart in Mo Monkey Mo Problems. This leaves Ella devastated for the entire duration of the episode. Despite his rejection, Ella does not harbor any harsh feelings towards Dave while singing her farewell song, though Dave is still clueless of her meaning.
In I Love You, I Love You Knots, Dave notices that Jasmine "has a thing" for Shawn and also compliments her Australian accent. In A Blast from the Past, Jasmine is so concerned about Shawn that she is unable to participate properly in the challenge, and is caught completely off guard when Dave swings at her with a jousting stick and knocks her into the lake.
In Lies, Cries and One Big Prize, Dave compliments Jasmine's dream to open up a flower shop or training facility, but it's revealed in the confessional that he was lying to get on her good side. The two then team up to get revenge on their love interests, and are made by Chris to be further competition for the finalists. They appear to get along, but while Dave thoroughly enjoys his job, Shawn's safety is a concern for Jasmine.
In the opening sequence, Dave is seen getting annoyed by Leonard's spell casting, along with Beardo's sound effects.
In So, Uh This Is My Team?, while everyone is still on the zeppelin, Dave is disturbed by Leonard when he attempts to cast a spell to ward off evil. Dave is also annoyed when Leonard wants to construct a Wizard's tower. At the end of the episode it is clear that Dave desires to vote for either Leonard or Beardo, though he chooses the latter.
In I Love You, Grease Pig!, Dave is unimpressed by Leonard's fictional story, and he also blames him for their team not having proper shelter. At the start of the challenge when Sugar is complimenting Leonard as a wizard, he asks his team to leave "fiction" out, which annoys Leonard. In the final part of the challenge Dave finally loses his temper when Leonard attempts to levitate the pig over a wall. Leonard states the spell isn't working because someone isn't believing in him, to which Dave angrily retorts it's him. Dave votes Leonard off at the end of the episode.
In So, Uh This Is My Team?, while they are on the zeppelin, Dave finds Max to be weird when he overhears the his conversation with Sky. In I Love You, Grease Pig!, when Max's newly-turned-evil grease pig flings grease onto Dave, Max taunts him.
In Hurl and Go Seek, Max makes fun of a crying Dave, who has been rejected by Sky.
Overall, the two of them appear to be good friends. Unlike most members of his team, Dave does not view Shawn as being weird or annoying, despite his zombie obsession. Likewise Shawn is nice, and a bit more open to Dave, compared to everyone else. Eventually the two come to trust each other enough to counsel and help each other out with their relationships. However, Dave is unintentionally responsible for causing a strain on Shawn's relationship with Jasmine, and Shawn's advice for Dave is taken the wrong way, and he inadvertently ruins his relationship with Sky. Their friendship is apparently over during the finale, as Dave tries his best to make sure both Shawn and Sky do not win the million dollars, after his mind snaps upon finding out that Sky already has a boyfriend.
It doesn't take long for Dave to grow a crush on Sky, and sees her as the only other normal person on his team. Dave tries very hard to win over Sky's heart, even if it involves getting dirty or injured. Sky does not return his feelings at first, being determined to keep focused on the game. However over time she starts getting attracted to him as well, and the two of them get closer over time. Gradually, Dave loses his common sense as he becomes grows more obsessed with her. After a while, Sky loses patience with him, causing Dave to be heartbroken and mentally unstable. Finding that he has no chance of becoming a couple with her, Dave votes himself off the show, leaving Sky sad and alone. When Sky reaches the finale, Dave is selected as her helper, though he is still sad to see her because of her previous actions. However, Sky tricks him into helping her by kissing him, which makes him determined to help her to win the million dollars. Just as things between the two are going fine, Chris reveals Sky's audition tape to Dave, showing that she already had a boyfriend. Upon watching this, Dave finally loses his mind, and becomes determined to make sure Sky would not win the million dollars.
Dave is constantly disgusted by Sugar's gross habits of eating and belching, as well as being afraid of her when she becomes violent. Later on, Sugar observes Dave's budding relationship with Sky, and tries hard to break them apart due to viewing them as a threat.In I Love You, Grease Pig! when Dave suggests Sky take the last leg of the course instead of Leonard, Sugar angrily confronts him, demanding that the "wizard" perform instead. Dave is so frightened he gives in.
In Mo Monkey Mo Problems, Dave is dismayed to find out that Sugar has already eaten the banana he was going to use to bribe the monkey into handing over the coin. Later, Dave reacts in disgust and happiness with the rest of the team when Sugar obtains the coin from the bear and monkey.
In This Is The Pits!, Sugar is unhappy with Dave and Sky's budding relationship, and continuously tries to break them apart whenever they get affectionate. She offers to form and alliance with Shawn to vote them off, but he declines. When Sky falls on top of Dave and they almost kiss, Sugar regurgitates the berries which she gouged earlier. In the cave, Dave and Sky attempt to kiss again, but Sugar gets between them again by belching loudly, causing a swarm of bats to be attracted. Dave is also extremely disgusted when Sugar eats a glow slug and becomes wide eyed when her tummy glows.
In Three Zones and A Baby, Sugar notices that Dave is feeling depressed at the beginning of the episode. She asks him why before going into a lengthy recital of how he is separated from Sky. When Dave states that was the reason for Sky's team switch, she slaps him on the back whilst saying "Cheer up, Saddy." Later in the challenge, Sugar, along with Shawn, are forced to carry a paralyzed Dave after he gets bitten by a rattlesnake.
In Hurl and Go Seek, when Sugar is sent to go tag the other contestants, she almost immediately finds Dave's shoe due to it being thrown at her by Max. Dave, who is heartbroken from Sky and perched on a tree branch, asks for it back. She states she will toss it to him, however, she throws it extremely hard and knocks him off the branch before tagging him. Dave then joins her as he is now her helper, but is still dejected over Sky's rejection. Sugar sees an opportunity to exploit this and persuades him to stop her from winning the million dollars. A newly motivated Dave decides to reveals Sky's last location to Sugar in order to get back her.
In Twinning Isn't Everything, while Topher is annoying Chris, Dave seizes the opportunity to eliminate him from the challenge. In A Blast from the Past, Topher and Dave are paired together for the challenge, with Dave volunteering to go when he finds out it's Topher, reasoning they should save Sky for a tougher opponent (indicating he thinks Topher is weak or incompetent). Both pick up jousting sticks and charge at each other while screaming with their eyes shut, but they pass right by each other without making contact.
|Interactions with||Everyone | Ella | Shawn | Sky|
|Hosts||Chef | Chris|
|First generation||Alejandro | Beth | Bridgette | Courtney | DJ | Duncan | Ezekiel | Geoff | Gwen | Harold | Heather | Izzy | Justin | Leshawna | Lindsay | Owen|
|Second generation||Cameron | Jo | Scott | Zoey|
|Third generation||Dave | Jasmine | Shawn | Sky | Sugar|