The final seven contestants are merged. Their challenge is to eat a disgusting meal in which the first finisher gets to hunt the others in a hide-and-seek showdown. One loses self-control due to another rejecting their feelings, while someone finally reclaims the respect of another by confronting their fear and no longer abandoning their loved one. One ultimately sends themselves home, depressing another, while two players' discovery leads to an even more shocking conclusion.

Plot

The episode begins with the contestants sleeping in their respective quarters as an eerie voice begins to speak and mocks them. However, the voice turns into a shout by Chris who awakens all of them. All of the contestants complain about Chris awakening them in the middle of the night, and he gleefully announces the merge. The contestants are still unhappy, because it could have waited until morning. Chris then explains that the lawyers told him only feeding one team a few days at a time is "technically starvation": thus, he has prepared a legally-enforced, celebratory meal for them for reaching the merge.

The contestants' reward for getting to the merge, as well as their first challenge: Juggy Chunks.

Despite the fancy dining area he prepares for them, the only food served are "Juggy Chunks", much to the disgust of everyone except Sugar, who is reminded of the commercial about the food.

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Sugar

I got great show ideas. [clears throat] A show called That's Nothing. Real people tells me their problems and I just yell, 'Suck it up!' I'd watch that!

The meal serves as a pre-challenge for the actual challenge. The first person who finishes their cup of Juggy Chunks the fastest, wins invincibility. Just as the challenge is about to begin, Chef informs Chris that the Juggy Chunks served to the contestants has expired decades ago, though Chris dismisses it.

The challenge begins with everyone except Sugar having problems drinking their glass. Seeing Jasmine having problems, Shawn attempts to motivate her but she angrily yells at him, still upset over what he did several episodes ago.

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Shawn

I can't believe Jasmine still won't forgive me. I've been nothing but nice, and smashing her into the water with a dueling stick.

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Sky

I've never eaten anything this gross. Except for that time I was singing while riding my bike and I swallowed a butterfly. Weird that something so pretty could taste that bitter.

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Dave

I don't like eating questionable food, but Shawn's right! If I wanna win Sky back, I gotta be a fierce competitor, so... yeah. Yeah!

Meanwhile, Dave, remembering Shawn's advice from the previous episode, attempts to impress Sky by winning the challenge despite his fear of germs. However, he eventually passes out due to its disgusting contents. Soon after, Sugar starts singing the Juggy Chunk commercial theme, further grossing out everyone.

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Scarlett

Yeah, eating challenges are not my thing.

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Sugar

Sure hope there's leftovers!

Dave tries to finish his Juggy Chunk to impress Sky, despite Sugar already having finished it.

Once Sugar is done singing, she finishes gulping down her glass and wins the challenge, along with immunity. Despite the challenge having ended, Dave and Sky continue drinking their glasses, with Dave finishing his faster than Sky.

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Sky

To eat that entire cup and not win? Ugh! I've never been this angry before!

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Dave

Didn't win immunity, but I did beat Sky. This is the perfect time to rub it in a little. Oh, yeah, she's gonna fall in love with me, right now!

Not realizing how mad Sky is, Dave begins to taunt her for losing to him until Sky yells at him and tells him that they never were and never will be a couple.

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Dave

I gotta pull it together. If she sees me crying, she'll never wanna date me.

Devastated that Sky rejected him, Dave starts to cry and Chris make things worse by reminding him of his failure.

With the pre-challenge over, Chris announces the actual challenge: Hide and Group Seek. For winning the previous challenge, Sugar will be "It" and it is her job to find the other contestants who are tasked to avoid getting captured by her until sunrise. Whoever is tagged by Sugar will join her in finding the remaining contestants. The person who manages to avoid getting caught until sunrise will win invincibility.

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Dave

I don't care what Chris says. Sky said she liked me, and I know she still does. I just need to find out why she's denying it. Denying us!

The contestants are given a head start while Sugar drinks the remaining Juggy Chunks that the others couldn't finish.

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Sugar

Mama says I got the stomach of a raccoon. Probably from eatin' all that raccoon. Guess you are what you eat!

Shawn once again tries to help Jasmine but she rejects him, believing that he will sell her out again.

Sky angrily rejects Dave.

Meanwhile, Dave is still determined to win Sky's heart and tries to find where she is. From her hiding spot, Sky tells Dave to leave or else they will both be caught. An argument breaks out between the two and becomes even worse when Dave asks her if he can be her boyfriend once the two had smiled at each other. Once again, Sky rejects him and returns to her hiding spot with a terrible stomach ache.

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Sky

[groans] I think the stress of telling Dave to leave me alone is giving me an ulcer. I'm just going to double back to my hiding spot and wait it out until sunrise! Ooh...

Heartbroken, Dave finally reaches his breaking point of insanity and throws his shoe at Sky's direction before howling like a wolf, until it is broken by Dave's coughs.

Scarlett discovers a secret control panel for the island.

Max and Scarlett begin to suffer from food poisoning like Sky.

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Scarlett

I could ditch Max, but in this challenge, Sugar is the hunter. I lessen my chances of becoming prey by staying near someone easier to catch. Weakest in the herd is always the target.

Suddenly, Max is hit by the shoe thrown by Dave and throws it away, hitting Sugar who had begin hunting the others. From the top of a tree, Dave asks Sugar to give him back his shoe. Sugar complies and throws it at him with such force, he falls down the tree. With Dave now on ground level, Sugar tags him. Meanwhile, Chris calls the Juggy Chunk's poison hotline and is informed that whoever eats expired Juggy Chunk will suffer from various symptoms including vomiting, nausea, strange behavior, and hallucinations. Later, Max falls against a tree, causing a piece of it to break off, revealing a secret control panel.

Back with Sugar's team, Dave sees two love birds and tells the male bird not to trust the female, comparing them to his situation. Seeing this, Sugar discovers that she can motivate him to tell her where Sky is hiding. Already mad from being rejected by Sky and from the side effects of the Juggy Chunks, Dave complies and leads him to where he last saw Sky. As expected, Sky is still within the area and is easily caught by Sugar. Suddenly, Sugar too begins to suffer from the Juggy Chunk's side effects but dismisses it. Meanwhile with Scarlett, she has a hard time figuring how to hack the control panel as a result of her food poisoning. Scarlett comes to the realization that the island is being controlled by a giant mainframe and that it is not organic. Just as she is about to figure it out, Max vomits on the panel, causing it to haywire. With nothing left to do, Scarlett picks up Max and leaves the area as rain starts to fall. The duo then stumble across Sugar's team, all covered in mud and moaning as a result from their food poisoning, making them to act like zombies.

Shawn carries a terrified Jasmine.

Shawn and Jasmine are the only contestants who have not been caught; with Shawn hiding on top of a tall tree while Jasmine hides in a cave. However, Sugar's team finds her and begin to slowly pursue her. From the tree, Shawn sees Jasmine being chased by the other nauseated contestants and mistakes them for "zombies".

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Shawn

Last time I thought zombies were here, I was too scared to try and save Jasmine. I'm not making that mistake again! Not again!

However, this time he refuses to abandon her, not wishing to make the same mistake again. Just as Jasmine trips and twists her ankle, Shawn swings in and urges her to come along.

Shawn knocks all of the "zombies" off the tree.

At first Jasmine is still hostile to Shawn, but as she notices the "zombies" approaching she panics and complies. Shawn is informed that Jasmine has been injured so he attempts to carry her, but she is too heavy, so instead Shawn pulls her up into the tree. However, the "zombies" continue to chase them by climbing up the tree, something that Shawn never anticipated. With no other choice and no other place to run, Shawn decides to sacrifice himself by bringing the "zombies" down with him. The moment they touch the ground, Chris declares that time is up and Jasmine has won the second immunity. Before he leaves, Chris tells the contestants to head to the meeting area so the medical team can clean their stomachs. From the top, Jasmine finally gives in to her food poisoning and vomits on the others.

The seven remaining campers at their first elimination ceremony after the merge.

At the campfire ceremony, everyone has finally recovered from food poisoning and Chris gives all but Sky and Dave a marshmallow, explaining that Sky is in danger for the way she talked to Dave after the pre-challenge.

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Sky

[gasps] Me? Why me?

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Dave

If I have no chance with Sky, I don't wanna be here. I campaigned to get myself voted into the cannon; I even made buttons!

After checking the votes, Chris declares that Sky is safe as a result of Dave voting for himself. Jasmine finally forgives Shawn and kisses him on the cheek for saving her. After entering the Cannon of Shame, Dave is saddened when Sky does not even come to say goodbye and is blasted away from the island. Without his knowledge, Sky indeed does come to see him but is too late. As Chris attempts to sign off the episode, the entire island suddenly goes haywire, with snow blowing, the landscapes and trees moving, and the sound-effects going off-key. Chris tries to keep his cool, but he ultimately screams over the commotion as the camera fades to black.

Cast

Voice actor Role(s)
Christian Potenza Chris
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet
Daniel DeSanto Dave
Katie Bergin Jasmine
Bruce Dow Max
Kristi Friday Scarlett
Zachary Bennett Shawn
Sarah Podemski Sky
Rochelle Wilson Sugar
  • Several interns appear; however, they have no lines.

Merged Teams

Dave
         
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Jasmine
         
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Max
         
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Scarlett
         
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Shawn
         
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Sky
         
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Sugar
         
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Elimination Ceremony

Elimination Ceremony 8
Status Contestant
Immune
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Jasmine, Sugar
Safe
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Scarlett, Max, Shawn
Bottom
Two
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Dave, Sky
VOTED OUT:
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Dave

Still in the running

Beardo
14th
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Amy
12th
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Rodney
11th
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Samey
10th
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Ella
9th
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Dave
7th
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Jasmine
Merge
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Max
Merge
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Shawn
Merge
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Sky
Merge
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Sugar
Merge
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Trivia

General

  • Max and Scarlett discover that Pahkitew Island is mechanical.
  • Scarlett appears to have changed beds, as she is shown in a top bunk, where she previously had a bottom bunk in Mo Monkey Mo Problems.
  • Shawn is the only contestant to not consume Juggy Chunks from the first part of the challenge, resulting in him being the only contestant not affected by it.
  • This episode's merge marks the first time there are more females that have made it to this point than males since the merge in Total Drama Action.

Continuity

References

  • It is a reference to the game Hide and Go Seek.
  • The scene in which Shawn sacrifices himself to save Jasmine by knocking off the "zombies" along with himself is a reference to a scene from Resident Evil: Extinction, where Chase helps a fellow survivor climb to the top of the Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica while he jumps off the tower, knocking the zombies that bit him down with him in the process.
  • The scene where Chris says that TV standards would never go low enough for Sugar to get her own show is a direct reference to the fact that Sugar is a parody of TV personality Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, who stars in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which is a spin-off of Toddlers and Tiaras.

Goofs

  • When the remaining contestants (except Sugar) are disgusted to hear about the Juggy Chunks, Sky's earrings are missing.

Scarlett's incorrect skin tone during the first challenge.

  • At one point during the first challenge, Scarlett's skin tone changes to the paler shade previously seen also in So, Uh This Is My Team? and A Blast from the Past.
  • Immediately after Sugar wins the eating challenge, the other cups are still full, but after Sky finished yelling at Dave, the other cups are empty.
  • Despite the challenge ending at sunrise, it is still night time during the elimination ceremony as well as the following episode (which takes place immediately after this).
  • When Jasmine is picked up by Shawn, she has two bangs instead of her usual one. It reverts to normal immediately after she falls on top of him.

Dave is layered over the Cannon of Shame.

  • When Shawn is carrying Jasmine on the top of the tree, he sets her down to his side. When he jumps off, however, it is shown there there is only enough room for only one person on the top.
  • The top parts of Scarlett's sleeves are muddy when she falls over Sugar and the other caught contestants, but the next scene, they're clean.
  • At one point prior to being shot from the cannon, Dave is layered over the Cannon of Shame.

Gallery

See also

Total Drama: Pahkitew Island episodes
Pre-merge So, Uh This Is My Team? | I Love You, Grease Pig! | Twinning Isn't Everything | I Love You, I Love You Knots | A Blast from the Past | Mo Monkey Mo Problems | This Is The Pits! | Three Zones and A Baby
Post-merge Hurl and Go Seek | Scarlett Fever | Sky Fall | Pahk'd With Talent | Lies, Cries and One Big Prize
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