The episode begins with Chris giving the recap, holding a wax candle while laughing evilly as he mentions that the challenge would take place at night. While everyone is sleeping, Dawn is shown in the cabins where she is approached by a butterfly who warns her of evil that is lurking. She immediately assumes it's Chris, to which an air horn sounds, awakening all of the contestants up in the middle of the night. Chris shouts for them to run for their lives, to which they race outside and are greeted by Chris's new intern, Dakota. Chris then goes on to announce that the next challenge will be taking place now. Brick worriedly asks why the challenge is taking place in the dark, revealing that he has had a fear of the dark since being a young child. Chris explains the challenge is a scavenger hunt across the island, searching for three souvenirs hidden in a haunted forest, a pet cemetery and a cave. The first team to each location would be given a clue to the location of the next souvenir. Chris also warns them of booby traps and to stick together, as each team will be penalized for any member they lose through out the challenge. When Cameron asks what the spider logo on the board represents, Chris reveals that a mutant spider has been seen wandering the island, much to Cameron's dismay. Chris then blows the air horn to begin the challenge and the contestants run off to their first destination.
The Toxic Rats arrive at the Haunted Forest first and receive a message from Chris over a speakerphone that their first clue is located at the base of the tree in a bear trap. Lightning reaches down, grabs the clue and gives it to Dawn to read. The Mutant Maggots then arrive on the scene. Lightning tells them to find their own clue and Jo leads them off, claiming she has a plan. Jo reveals her plan is to hide in a bush and wait for the Rats to pass by so they can follow them to the souvenir. The Maggots jump into the bush and wait for the Rats to pass by. Dawn reads the clue aloud to her team, revealing that the first souvenir is hidden inside a knot hole in a tree, guarded by a "pest". When the Rats run off, the Maggots attempt to get out of the bush to follow, but get tangled up with each other until Brick, panicked by the dark, picks up the entire bush itself and runs off with them.
As the Rats are running towards the first souvenir, Sam asks Dawn to repeat the middle part of the clue. When she doesn't respond, Sam turns around only to find that Dawn has gone missing. With Dawn gone, Sam and Lightning are worriedly asking about the penalty and spider, but Scott reminds them that they are searching for a knothole. Lightning then notices a knothole with red and green marking on it, and says that it has to be it. Lightning climbs up the tree and reaches into the hole only to be grabbed up a giant tentacle, as a giant mutant squid is inside the tree. Sam and Scott attempt to save Lightning by throwing rocks at the squid, which only angers it more. It drops Lightning to the ground then attacks Scott and Sam, knocking Scott away and picking Sam up. Lightning, who has recovered from his fall climbs up the tree and punches the squid in its eye, causing it to drop Sam and retreat back into the tree. Lightning then reaches in and pulls out the first souvenir, a key, but just as he does so, a web shoots down from above and grabs him, pulling Lightning off screen. Scott picks up the dropped key and Sam notices that Lightning has now gone missing. Scott tries to calm Sam down by saying they lost two players that stink at the game and that they should continue forward. Sam doesn't want to, but as the Mutant Maggots show up, Sam and Scott move on to try and not reveal to to the Maggots where the souvenir was hidden.
Cameron is the first to notice the team colors on the tree bark and believes that's where the first souvenir is hidden. Jo suggests to send in their teams more expendable player, which Brick takes offense too saying there are none. Jo yells at Brick and tosses Cameron into the knothole, who finds the first key souvenir. Mike congratulates Cameron on finding the key, which Zoey finds very sweet, and talks about how Mike always encourages Cameron in the confessional. As Mike reaches down to pick up the key, a web shoots down and picks up Zoey, pulling her off screen. Mike then notices that Zoey has gone missing and begins to panic. Jo insists on pushing forward, while Brick wants to look for Zoey. However Jo manages to convince Brick that Zoey left them, so the Maggots continue on.
While the remaining Rats, Scott and Sam, run through the forest at a slow pace. Sam says he wants to go faster, but Scott wants to keep up the pace so that the Rats lose and Scott can get Lighting or Sam eliminated. Sam however takes the key from Scott and runs forward right through a minefield, and sets all the mines off. A battered and burnt Sam lies on the ground, while the Maggots run past and take the lead. The Maggots reach the pet cemetery first and Cameron is sent to get the first clue. They then spread out to find the clue, which are a set of numbers, 6-6-18-6. Cameron points out that "666" are evil numbers. While searching, Brick falls into a grave and screams for help. Jo reaches down to help him out of the grave, and then slaps him to make him regain composure. The Maggots then notice that Brick had wet himself upon falling into the dark and in a panic, Brick runs off to dry. However, while drying himself he is grabbed by the spider. The rest of the Maggots run over to look for him, but when they don't find him Jo just says he was dead weight, upsetting Anne Maria and Mike.
Scott, while looking for the souvenir, comes across Fang who chases him. Scott knocks Sam into a grave filled with grease as he runs. Dakota then goes to the grave to dump more kitchen grease in, and Sam greets her. She apologizes for the booby traps, and upon seeing Sam's situation, begins to feel bad and leaves. Mike, while looking for Zoey on top of a tree, falls onto a grave and transforms into his Vito personality. Anne Maria points out that the grave he fell on was dated June 6, 1806, the same numbers in the clue (6, 6, 18, 6). When she finds that Vito has again appeared, she gets excited. They open the grave to reveal a coffin with flashlights and head off to the final part of the challenge. Sam, who saw the Maggots open the coffin calls to Scott so they wouldn't fall behind.
At the final part of the challenge, Cameron and Jo are about to enter the cave when Cameron notices Anne Maria and Mike are missing. Jo presses on, but Cameron goes to find them. Inside the cave, Jo finds the last clue, but is then tied up in web by the mutant spider. Meanwhile, Cameron returns to the graveyard and finds Anne Maria and Vito making out. They return to the cave and find Jo's flashlight, sending Cameron into a panic. They then notice six hooks attached to a stone. Cameron goes to check them out, but is then covered in web by the spider. Cameron is throw into the web with the rest of the contestants who had gone missing. Just then, Scott and Sam arrive. Sam goes to get the hooks and Scott follows, but Anne Maria trips Scott causing him to fall on top of Sam. The spider then shoots a web on the two of them, tying them together.
Anne Maria tells Vito to get the hooks, but becomes frustrated when he refuses to do work. She then kisses him for motivation. Zoey sees this and yells at Anne Maria to keep away from Mike. The spider begins to close in Cameron and Zoey, causing Mike to revert back to himself to try and save her. Cameron, fueled by adrenaline, breaks free from the web and attacks the mutant spider. Mike turns into Svetlana in an attempt to free the contestants, knocking Brick free of the web first. Brick, now free wants to help free the others, but Jo tells him to instead take the hooks and finish the challenge. Brick does so, followed closely behind by Sam and Scott still tied together. Brick, Sam and Scott use the hooks to zip-line through the cave and land outside, where Chris was waiting. Chris announces that the winning team is the Toxic Rats, as even though Brick arrived first, the Toxic Rats only lost two players while the Maggots lost five. Back in the cave, the remaining contestants, now free from the web notice that the mutant spider was actually former contestant, Izzy in a mechanical suit.
At the campfire ceremony, Chris taunts the Maggots on their first ceremony and also wonders where Chef is. It turns out that Izzy tied Chef up somewhere in the woods and shot several toy arrows at him. Back at the campfire ceremony, Brick, ashamed that he didn't follow his own code, volunteers for elimination. Jo mocks him for being afraid of the dark though he rebukes this as night vision goggles would counter his fear. Chris tells him to calm down, as tonight's eliminated Maggot will be joining the Toxic Rats tomorrow. This means that Brick and Jo will now be competing on opposite teams. Brick thanks Chris for this chance, and Chris, upset that no one is getting catapulted, puts Dakota in the Hurl of Shame and sends her off once again.
|Athena Karkanis||Anne Maria|
|Clé Bennett||Chef Hatchet|
Still in the running
- This is the only non-elimination episode of the season.
- The order everyone is caught by the "spider" is:
- This is the first episode of the season where Chef Hatchet speaks, and the first time he has lines since Rapa Phooey!.
- This is one of two episodes in the season where the Toxic Rats win a challenge.
- This is the fourth horror-themed challenge of the series, which continues the trend of each season having a horror-themed challenge.
- Hook, Line, and Screamer in Total Drama Island.
- The Sand Witch Project in Total Drama Action.
- I See London... in Total Drama World Tour.
- Moon Madness and Zeek And Ye Shall Find in Total Drama All-Stars.
- Hurl and Go Seek in Total Drama: Pahkitew Island.
- A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.
- This is the first episode in which Izzy speaks since Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon in Total Drama World Tour.
- This is the first episode in which the new contestants meet one of the previous contestants, although Cameron is the only one that acknowledges her.
- Brick switches teams in this episode, making him the fourth contestant to do so (the first three are Izzy, Katie, and Sierra), and the first of the second generation to do so.
- This is also the first time that someone is transferred to the other team without switching with someone else.
- This is the first time a male contestant switches teams.
- This is the second episode in which an intern is eliminated. The first is Greece's Pieces.
- This is the first time an intern uses the confessional.
- As of this episode, Scott has considered all of his teammates for elimination, although he never verbally mentions Staci in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!.
- Fang begins to hunt for Scott, as Scott has stolen one of his teeth, and take revenge since Truth or Laser Shark.
- Izzy dressed up like a Native Canadian in this episode, referring to the time she claims she is one eighty-seventh Cherokee in Up the Creek.
- The title is a reference to the commonly used phrase "finders, keepers" and to the 2001 horror film, Jeepers Creepers.
- The infrared vision that is seen whenever the camera assumes the spider's point of view is a parody of the titular character in the 1987 film, Predator.
- The "pet cemetery" that the contestants have to search is a reference to the Stephen King novel, Pet Sematary.
- When Cameron discovers Izzy lying amongst the damaged costume, there are two tanks with web symbols on them. This is a possible reference to Spider-Man and his web shooters which contain web cartridges.
- Jo's nickname "G.I. Joke" for Brick is word play based on the name of the Hasbro-produced toy line, G.I. Joe.
- Jo makes a direct reference to poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare.
- Anne Maria noticed the headstone that reads June 6, 1806, a reference to the Book of Revelation, Number of the Beast, which in most manuscripts of the New Testament and in English translations of the Bible, the number of the beast is 666.
- Though Dawn was shown to be in her pajamas in her cabin, when the contestants run out of their cabins seconds later, she is shown to be in her regular clothes.
- When Izzy views Brick in thermal vision, the tree next to him is missing. Additionally, several tombstones that are not present in normal vision appear.
- When Chris taunts the Mutant Maggots at their elimination, Mike and Anne Maria are sitting next to each other. However, when Brick is told to switch teams, the next shot shows Mike sitting with Cameron.
- When the Mutant Maggots hear Brick's scream, Cameron seems to have Mike's voice.
- When Brick is walking to tell Jo that no one is expendable, his dog tags go through his arms.
- After Mike switches back from Vito, his shark tooth necklace disappears until all of the contestants have been freed from the web.