Travelling to Beijing, the teams must skydive and eat weird street food before trying to find the next Chill Zone somewhere on the Great Wall. While two contestants have a hard time trying to make their new alliance work, someone continues to try and work out some way to cope with her feelings for another. Quarrelling partners ultimately find victory, while someone tries to motivate their teammate, leading to utter disaster, but without either being eliminated.



Carrie is excited to learn that Devin dreamed about the two of them.

The episode begins with all of the teams travelling to the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China. While the first seven teams reach Beijing and take a cab to the next Don Box, the other five are on the second flight, which is still in flight. During the flight, Carrie listens to Devin mumble things in his sleep. In an interview, she states that Devin sometimes mumbles "cute" stuff in his sleep. Devin, while sleeping, says that zebras stole his wallet. Carrie turns to the camera, and repeats her words, saying he sometimes says cute things. Rock arrives and asks Carrie if she's going to take Devin's peanuts, and inadvertently gives Carrie advice to tell Devin how she feels. In an interview, Rock states that he only wanted the bag of peanuts. Although Carrie gets emotional at the thought of not becoming together with each other, she feels better after learning that Devin had a dream about the two of them living together, despite Devin dreaming about the two of them being animals. Rock tries to talk strategy with his teammate, but this does not go as planned due to Spud's low attention span. Rock explains that their current strategy, slow and steady, is not working out. Spud says that he thought their strategy is to party hard. Spud then suggests a new strategy; party harder. An upset Rock tells Spud that they have to try harder in the next challenge.
Dude you're bad at this

Many teams have difficulty with the first challenge.

Meanwhile, after Kitty tricks her into saying it, Emma is shocked to find out that she does indeed have feelings for Noah. The first seven teams arrive at the Don Box, where they must now compete in an All-In, this time where they must find the stadium and then tandem jump into it to get their next tip. While the Ice Dancers, Reality TV Pros and Sisters get carried off course by the wind, the other teams manage to successfully land in the stadium. The next challenge is another All-In, which involves one team member skewering exotic animals which the other team member must eat after they're deep fried. The Best Friends face trouble in the challenge due to Carrie's constant barfing at the mention of 'worms'. Carrie ends up feeling nauseous. Meanwhile, the Rockers are the final team to make it out of the stadium, with Rock's strategy of bribing Spud with chocolate-covered pork rinds working. 
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Stephanie takes pleasure on Ryan's pain.

While Ryan is enjoying the challenge much to Stephanie's chagrin, Dwayne gets poisoned by a scorpion which leads to Junior taking control of the team. After a scorpion lands on Jacques' head, Josee uses the opportunity to beat him senseless and force feeds the skewer to him, giving them the lead. The next challenge is a Botch or Watch, in which whoever didn't dive for rings in Hawaii must pull their teammate by rickshaw to the Great Wall of China which is where the next Chill Zone is. Owen says that the best way to tell a girl that you like her is to be subtle. However, instead of being subtle, he quickly tells Emma that Noah likes her and Emma replies by saying that she doesn't care. A frustrated Kitty then asks why Emma would do such a thing. It doesn't help his case when he accidentally spits the food on his skewer on her, which leads to her vomiting. Meanwhile, Ryan goes out of his way to hit every bump on the road while driving the rickshaw, which makes Stephanie puke. Ryan says that the path he chose is similar to their relationship; cracked and bumpy. The Ice Dancers lose their lead after Josee slips on a banana peel, losing control of the rickshaw. This causes Jacques to injure his ankle again after he lands on the Great Wall. The Police Cadets and Surfer Dudes temporarily ally together, due to Brody taking a liking to MacArthur.

The Rockers come in last place, but to their surprise, it's a non-elimination leg.

The Ice Dancers make their way onto the Great Wall with Josee using her "good luck charm" to determine which way they'll go but ultimately fails as they go the opposite way. The Best Friends switch places in the eating challenge, with Carrie managing to eat the skewered animals with Devin's motivation. Meanwhile, the Sisters' rickshaw breaks down, so Noah and Owen offer to share their rickshaw if Emma agrees to an alliance, which she finally agrees to. The Daters have an argument over which side to travel on. Ryan refuses to listen to Stephanie and carries her to the side that he chose, which ends up getting them first place. While Noah has trouble keeping his and the Sisters' rickshaw together, Emma loves the gesture. The Ice Dancers, Police Cadets, and Surfer Dudes end up going the wrong way and race to the Chill Zone with Josee throwing a temper tantrum after she and Jacques get fourth place once again. Junior tries to use his father's obliviousness to his advantage, which helps them complete the challenge. Meanwhile, Spud suddenly consumes all of the treats from Rock, getting a sugar rush. As a result, Spud ends up pulling the rickshaw, which would've lead the Rockers to be given a penalty had they not come in last. However, much to their joy, it is a non-elimination round.


Voice actor Role(s)
Terry McGurrin Don
Scott McCord Brody/Jacques/Owen
Kristin Fairlie Carrie
Stacey DePass Crimson/Emma
Jeff Geddis Devin
Neil Crone Dwayne
Dan Petronijevic Geoff
Julie Lemieux Josee
Jacob Ewaniuk Junior
Stephanie Anne Mills Kitty
Evany Rosen MacArthur
Carter Hayden Noah/Spud
Carlos Díaz Rock
Joseph Motiki Ryan
Nicole Stamps Sanders
Nicki Burke Stephanie

Still in the running

Tennis Rivals
Fashion Bloggers
Mother & Daugther
Adversity Twins
Best Friends
Father & Son
Ice Dancers
Police Cadets
Reality TV Pros
Surfer Dudes





  • The Ice Dancers getting fourth place is related to their bad luck, as the number four in Chinese ("四" si) is considered unlucky due to sounding similar to the Chinese word for death ("死" si).
  • The Bird's Nest Stadium, also known as the Beijing National Stadium, was the location of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • Spud's line "I can haz Choco Oinks?" is a reference to Lolcats.
  • Owen calls Noah a "Casa-Noah," which is a reference to Casanova.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the phrase "New Beginnings".


  • Before they jump off the plane, the Goths, Cadets, Sisters, and Reality TV Pros' hair are blowing in opposite directions.
  • Noah's fried food reappears on his skewer after Emma runs to vomit, despite eating it moments before.
  • When Spud begins to experience a sugar rush, his facial hair is missing.
  • When Mickey is covered with silkworms, the gap in his teeth is missing.
  • When the Stepbrothers land, Chet's face is missing for a split second.


See also

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race episodes
None Down, Eighteen to Go - Part 1 | None Down, Eighteen to Go - Part 2 | French is an Eiffel Language | Mediterranean Homesick Blues | Bjorken Telephone | Brazilian Pain Forest | A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket | Hawaiian Honeyruin | Hello and Dubai | New Beijinging | I Love Ridonc & Roll | My Way or Zimbabwe | Shawshank Ridonc-tion | Down and Outback | Maori or Less | Little Bull on the Prairie | Lord of the Ring Toss | Got Venom | Dude Buggies | El Bunny Supremo | Ca-Noodling | How Deep is Your Love | Darjeel With It | Last Tango in Buenos Aires | Bahamarama | A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars
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