PlotThe episode begins with Chef Hatchet walking down a prison's hallway, as Chris's voice can be heard in the background, narrating a fake Total Drama season that he has made up in his head. Several other locked up people's voices are heard, often telling Chris to be quiet or trying to get attention in some way. Eventually, Chef arrives at Chris's cell, visiting him for the first time after a whole year. Chris is seen trying to create a Total Drama season using beans, referring to them as "Duncan" and "Lightning". Chef states that Chris's one-year prison sentence for dumping toxic waste on Camp Wawanakwa is over, and that he can leave, but Chris refuses to, saying that he has everything he needs in prison. Once Chef announces that the producers have green-lit another season, Chris changes his mind, and resumes his role as the show's host.
After the theme song, Chris, alongside the Robot, welcomes the viewers to Total Drama All-Stars, which is once again taking place in Camp Wawanakwa because Chris needs to be in a "familiar environment around people he loves... to hurt". For this season, fourteen of Total Drama's all-star contestants have been brought back to compete for the prize of $1,000,000. After Chris's short introduction, the contestants arrive in a helicopter in the following order: Mike, Zoey, Lightning, Cameron, Sam, Scott, Jo, Courtney, Gwen, Duncan, Heather, Lindsay, Sierra, and seemingly Ezekiel. However, as Ezekiel drops down from the helicopter, the Robot's arm extends into a plunger which rockets the feral ex-contestant away, after which Chris says that there is no way Ezekiel is ever coming back. Now on the shore, Heather denies missing Alejandro after Lindsay taunts her, asking her if she misses her "honey bunny". Courtney tells Chris that he will pay for her dry cleaning. Much to her chagrin, Chris reveals that they agreed to new contracts, causing Courtney to voice her displeasure in the confessional.
Chris reveals the island has been cleared of radiation, disappointing Sam as he only returned to get radiated, and join his girlfriend Dakota as a mutant. Chris tells the contestants that the losers will stay in a run-down cabin, while the winners stay at the McLean Spa Hotel. He then announces that, in honor of their All Star status, the contestants are going to compete for the million dollars "Heroes vs. Villains" style, and then places the cast into two teams, which are the Heroic Hamsters and the Villainous Vultures. Chris explains that they will be placed on the appropriate team based on their past performances in the game. Cameron, Courtney, Lindsay, Mike, Sam, Sierra and Zoey are placed onto the heroes team, whereas Duncan, Gwen, Heather, Jo, Lightning and Scott are placed onto the villains team.
Gwen is confused that she is considered a villain, to which Courtney angrily reminds her why she is a villain, once again bringing up Gwen kissing Duncan, as Chris agrees. Duncan tries to cheer Gwen up by saying he is happy that they are both on the same team. However, Jo complains that the Villainous Vultures only have six members, and are one member short. Chris tells her that they needed another seat on the helicopter for the Ezekiel prank, causing Jo to glare at him. This prompts Chris to place his robot onto their team. Scott wonders why the robot can't talk while it tries to get near Heather. She pushes it away and reveals in the confessional that the robot makes her uneasy. Chris explains that the challenge will be based on a combination of the cliff dive from Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, and the Race through Central Park from Broadway, Baby! He then reveals the first challenge, which is to jump off the one thousand foot tall cliff into shark infested waters and find the key that opens the door to the hotel. After retrieving the key, the diver will board a baby carriage where one selected teammate will transport them to the hotel where they will test the key. Chris then orders the contestants to meet him at the top of the cliff, and tells Mike there's no time to change into their swimsuits.
As the contestants walk through the woods, Heather orders the robot to stay away from her, while Sierra reveals to Sam that she returned to win for Cody. In the confessional, Heather complains about the robot, sensing something strange about it. Heather and Jo soon enter a conflict, while Gwen tries to convince the others that they should act as a team, causing them to reveal in the confessional that they do not trust anyone else on the team. Gwen catches Courtney glaring at her, causing Duncan to glare at her back for Gwen. However, Courtney looks away, confusing him. Lindsay then tells Courtney that Duncan wants her to yell at him, but she refuses, by stating there's no point as he doesn't listen and then reveals she thought she was friends with Gwen. When she says that she refuses to make that mistake again, Lindsay is amazed by Courtney's ability to stop making mistakes, and asks Courtney to help her do the same.
At the base of the cliff, Chris has the teams pick a driver. Scott, Jo, and Lightning wrestle for the position which Jo ultimately wins by lying about being a cart driving champion. Gwen tells Jo that she should be a diver instead due to her athletic ability, but Jo refuses and taunts Gwen about her status as a boyfriend kisser. Gwen then remarks in the confessional that she didn't do anything wrong as Duncan was single at the time. Cameron, Mike, and Zoey are unable to decide who should be the driver, causing Courtney to pick Lindsay and pushes her into the carriage. The rest of the all-stars race to the top of the cliff, with Lightning arriving first. Scott, Mike, and Zoey gasp at seeing Fang amongst the sharks as Lightning jumps and punches the mutant shark in the nose. Courtney quickly follows but the Vultures take the lead. Upon entering the baby stroller, Courtney orders Lindsay to drive, but she doesn't remember the way to the hotel. Frustrated, Courtney demands she'll drive but is stopped by Chris and tells her only the chosen one to drive shall drive. Courtney tells Lindsay to push and Lindsay asks her how to push, frustrating Courtney.
Jo and Lightning agree to stay out of each other's way until the teams merge. The challenge continues as the keys don't fit. On the top of the cliff, Sierra informs Gwen and Duncan about the fans that hated their relationship, but supports them by stating love is love. Upon seeing Jo returning, Duncan tries to kiss Gwen for good luck, but she pushes him off the cliff as she is still troubled by the jock's comment. Sierra jumps for the Hamsters as Duncan and Jo head back to the hotel. Lindsay returns but Sierra jumps in before Courtney could depart, making the baby stroller heavier for Lindsay to push. Jo tells Duncan that he better not get in the way of her becoming leader, but he states he doesn't want to be a leader. When they arrive, Duncan's key does not fit, causing Jo make a cynical comment, which Duncan finds funny. Jo is then shown in the confessional, overjoyed that someone finally appreciates her "killer zingers". The two return to the cliff where the challenge continues. Zoey kisses Mike on the cheek for good luck and he jumps for the Hamsters, but knocks Gwen in the water with him, while Zoey flings rocks at the sharks to stop them from hurting him. Gwen and Jo increase the lead for the Vultures while Mike waits for Lindsay to return. Sierra disembarks the carriage followed by an injured Courtney. Jo complains about her team unable to find the correct key while Mike steers himself toward the hotel followed by an exhausted Lindsay. In the confessional, Lindsay proclaims she wanted to win the million to buy lip gloss but states the challenges aren't worth it.
Sam and Heather soon dive with Sam being targeted by the sharks. However, both keys fail and Zoey soon jumps. Scott refuses to dive due to his severe phobia of sharks, and clings to a rock for support as Lightning tries to yank him off. Zoey boards the baby carriage, and the Hamsters take the lead. Lightning then accidentally knocks the robot off the cliff much to Heather's delight. The robot is then attacked by the sharks, causing it to explode. A bearded and shaggy Alejandro then pops out of the robot suit, scaring and surprising everyone, especially Heather. In the confessional, Alejandro exclaims how great it was to be free and how his legs don't function properly due to being in the robot for two years. Alejandro catches a stray key and is lifted onto the carriage allowing Jo to race back to the hotel. Zoey's key doesn't open the door and she boards the carriage, but Lindsay catches sight of Alejandro and gasps, asking when he arrived. Alejandro states he's always been at the island as Jo carries him up the stairs where they finally unlock the hotel thus winning the challenge for the Villainous Vultures. Chris announces that the Vultures now get to sleep in the McLean Spa Hotel, while the Heroic Hamsters have to sleep in the regular cabin and vote someone off.
At the elimination ceremony, Chris explains that the winning team can now sit in the peanut gallery and watch the losers send someone home. Gwen awkwardly tries to apologize to Courtney with flowers, but Courtney is allergic to them and calls Gwen a villain. Chris then asks for a volunteer from the Villainous Vultures which Lightning is quick to agree to only to discover the reward is a chance of finding the McLean-Brand Chris Head by spending the night at its location, Boney Island in exile. Chris then reveals the new voting style for eliminating contestants which is by marking an X on a picture of the contestant they wish to eliminate in the confessional. Chris gives Cameron, Mike, Sam, Sierra, and Zoey marshmallows, leaving Courtney and Lindsay in the bottom two. He explains that they are there because Courtney designated Lindsay as the driver which she was horrible at. Lindsay is voted off which she is excited about until she asks if she has to take the Hurl of Shame. Chris denies and throws her into a giant toilet called the Flush of Shame. Lindsay attempts to say good-bye as she is flushed away. Chris closes the episode and opens an umbrella as toilet water falls on the remaining Hamsters.
Lindsay ends up in the sewers of New York, landing on top of Vince's head. At first, Lindsay admires the alligator's skin, asking where the alligator got it's "amazing alligator coat", oblivious of the danger she is in. The alligator roars, and Lindsay flips off of it, and into the water. Lindsay runs screaming from the alligator as it chases after her.
|Clé Bennett||Chef Hatchet|
|Stephanie Anne Mills||Lindsay|
- Ezekiel appears; however, he does not speak other than making noises.
- A prison guard appears; however, he has no lines.
- Several prisoners can be heard screaming, but it is unknown who voiced them.
- Three interns appear; however, they have no lines.
- A black and white version of Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot's logo is seen on the contestants' new contracts.
- Chris and Chef's bobbleheads that were first seen on Cartoon Network's Total Drama World Tour website are seen in the jail scene. Also in his jail cell are a large portrait of Camp Wawanakwa and a framed picture of a Gilded Chris Award.
- This marks the first episode where Alex House plays the role of Alejandro, replacing Marco Grazzini who voiced Alejandro in Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour.
- Lindsay and Jo are chosen to be their carriage drivers. Coincidentally, they were the first females voted off their respective teams.
- They were also fighting each other in the opening sequence.
- Gwen's sarcastic remark about Chris considering Duncan a hero foreshadows the team switch that happens later on.
- The first two contestants introduced from each generation were the ones that made it the farthest of their respective generations.
- This is the first time Mike received a symbol of immunity of a marshmallow due to his team never getting them at their elimination ceremonies and him being eliminated as soon as the merge started last season.
- As Chris introduces the contestants, several of them are given mentions to events from their previous time on the show:
- Zoey's transition to "Commando Zoey" in Eat, Puke and Be Wary.
- Jo's incident with Cameron in Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon.
- Gwen destroying her friendship with Courtney by kissing Duncan.
- Chris being in jail for contaminating the island and Chef betraying him in Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown.
- This episode's challenge featured a nod to the cliff-diving challenge from Not So Happy Campers - Part 2 and the baby carriage challenge from Broadway, Baby!
- The killer makes a brief cameo in prison.
- Total Drama All-Stars occurs about one year after the conclusion of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. During that time, all the toxic waste on Camp Wawanakwa was cleaned up.
- During the time between Total Drama World Tour and Total Drama All-Stars, several characters' injuries have recovered.
- Scott has recovered from all of his injuries and has gotten out of the Trauma Chair since the finale of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
- Alejandro has finally recovered from the injuries he suffered in the season finale of Total Drama World Tour.
- Sierra has also grown more hair, although it is not nearly close to her original length in Total Drama World Tour.
- However, neither Ezekiel, Fang, or Dakota have recovered from their mutations while Lightning's hair remains white.
- Lindsay's elimination of herself is similar to the events of Rock n' Rule, where likewise she did so while getting the ire of Courtney.
- The way Sam received his marshmallow is similar to the way he got it in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!.
- Coincidentally, they were both the first episode of their season.
- Zoey uses the medal that Mike gave her in Grand Chef Auto to fling rocks at the sharks to save him.
- The guard that guides Chef to Chris's cell has a similar design to the French security guard seen in a clip of Beth in a jail in Paris in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, even right down to his outfit, stance, and facial expression.
- Courtney jumps off the cliff in this episode, despite claiming she couldn't do so four seasons ago due to a medical condition. However, it is possible that, in said earlier episode, she was being sarcastic, as she described the medical condition in a manner implying the "condition" was simply not wanting to risk her life jumping.
- Lightning calls Jo "the slowest go-kart driver ever", possibly referring to her slow go-kart in Grand Chef Auto.
- This episode marks the first time Alejandro and Sierra set foot on Camp Wawanakwa.
- This makes Blaineley the only first-generation contestant to never set foot on Camp Wawanakwa.
- This is the fifth episode which involves swimming as a part of the challenge. The others being:
- This marks the first time a former member of the Screaming Gophers becomes the first contestant eliminated in a season involving the original twenty-two contestants.
- This is the first time that Mike is awake and summons all of his alternate personalities without their usual triggers.
- Courtney received the last immunity item for the third time in her first elimination ceremony of a season. The first was Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, and the second was Ocean's Eight - Or Nine.
- Ironically, Lindsay once stated that she'd like to be eliminated in the first episode.
- Boney Island is converted to a location where a member of the winning team is banished and given the opportunity to hopefully find the McLean-Brand Chris Head. This twist is a reference to Exile Island from Survivor.
- The name of this episode shares the same name as the twentieth season of Survivor.
- Gwen's reaction of being placed on the Villains' team is similar to Sandra's reaction in Survivor: Heroes vs Villains.
- Also in Survivor: Heroes vs Villains, Lindsay's elimination is a reference to Sugar's. Both are blonde females from the Heroes' team who end up being the first contestants voted off the season after being responsible for their team's loss in the challenge and rubbing their fellow teammates the wrong way.
- The way the sharks attack Sam is similar to the death of the first victim from Jaws.
- When Heather's hair is wet, her ponytail is short rather than long, but when it is dry she has her long ponytail again.
- In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Alejandro is seen in the Drama Machine, holding Heather, who is looking at him annoyingly. But she, along with everyone else, doesn't know he's in the Drama Machine in this episode.
- Alejandro claims he was in the suit for a year, which would be impossible since he was placed in the suit at the end of Hawaiian Punch, and Chris has been in prison for a year after Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, which occurred a year after Total Drama World Tour.
- There are several goofs in Ezekiel's entrance scene:
- When the robot's plunger catches Ezekiel, Chris is missing part of his hair on one side of his head.
- As Ezekiel falls towards the contestants, the drawstrings on his hoodie are missing.
- When Chris tells Ezekiel that he is never returning to the competition, the upper part of the Drama Machine's arm is not fully connected to its body.
- As Ezekiel falls towards the contestants, he only has a few strands of hair, but when the robot brings him before Chris and shoots him away from the island, he has significantly more hair.
- Also, in relation to Ezekiel, the iTunes Store description of the episode states that Ezekiel is placed on the Villainous Vultures, and does not mention Alejandro joining.
- When Sierra jumps out of the plane for Cody, her left arm is much thinner than the right.
- When Chris is seen hosting his imaginary season from his cell, he has his necklace on but when he starts talking to Chef, it disappears.
- When Courtney falls out of her team's carriage, she ends up underneath with the carriage on top of her.
- When Duncan tries to kiss Gwen before diving, his facial hair disappears.
- In the exclusive clip, Lindsay does not have the red X on her face, however, it is possible that it was washed off in the Flush of Shame.
- When Chris announces that the award is a dinner at the spa hotel, Duncan's right earring briefly turns green for a split second.
|Total Drama All-Stars episodes|
|Pre-merge||Heroes vs. Villains | Evil Dread | Saving Private Leechball | Food Fright | Moon Madness | No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition | Suckers Punched|
|Post-merge||You Regatta Be Kidding Me | Zeek And Ye Shall Find | The Obsta-Kill Kourse | Sundae Muddy Sundae | The Bold and the Booty-ful | The Final Wreck-ening|