The three teams, using their various rewards, must race across the desert to the Nile River. There, they must weave baskets to cross the deadly river. Two contestants decide to swap teams, so that they can be with their love interests. In the end, the girls' team wins immunity, while someone loses his team's reward, and along with the rest of his team, is forced to endure the elimination ceremony. As a result, he is the first person to be voted off of the show once again, but that person is not the only one to leave the plane.


This episode opens right where the previous episode left off, with each team in possession of the rewards that they had won from their effort in the previous challenge. The teams all stand on their respective colored mats. Harold immediately complains about his team's yellow mat, believing it to be an insult of how cowardly they were. However, Leshawna calms him down by explaining the mat is gold to signify victory, not cowardice. Gwen, Courtney, and Heather start talking about Duncan's decision to leave the game, with Courtney lamenting how lonely he must be waiting on the plane alone.

Duncan waiting for his ride home, while humming the first song of the season.

The scene changes to Duncan on the plane, where he seems to be having a nice time. He drinks a beverage while humming to the tune of "Come Fly with Us" in the first-class compartment, before Chris shows up and asks if he heard Duncan singing; Duncan denies this, and Chris remains suspicious. Back outside, Sierra talks to Izzy about how she thinks her relationship with Owen will replace Courtney and Duncan as the "favorite Total Drama couple" on her fansite now that Duncan has quit.

Chris then introduces the season's second challenge: "The Amazing Camel Race." Heather cheers over the camel advantage, though Alejandro thinks it's unfair that Team Amazon gets a camel after finishing last. Leshawna agrees with him because her team won the last challenge but only earned a stick as a reward.

Each reward, Chris explains, has its own advantage in the challenge. He tells them that all teams will be racing to the Nile River, the world's most popular waterway, where they must bring their rewards from the previous episode.

Izzy helps her team by guiding the camel in "Camelese".

In Team Amazon's area, Heather gets on their team's camel and immediately bosses the others around, telling them to move it since they were technically in a race. Courtney criticizes Heather on how she's already beginning to turn Team Amazon into "Dictatorship Amazon". After everyone, but Cody, gets on the camel, Izzy immediately begins talking in gibberish, quickly explaining to her other teammates that she just introduced herself to the camel in "Camel-ese".

Cody then makes an effort to ask Gwen out. Gwen brings up the past, remarking about how cool it was of him to set her up with Trent during the first season. Cody then tries to score a date with her, reminding her that now she's single, only for the rest of the team, including Gwen, to laugh at him instead, effectively serving as yet another rejection from Gwen to Cody.

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I'll win her over eventually. It's just a matter of time. And persistence. And humiliation. And I was born to be humiliated.

Alejandro motives his team, rallying them together in order to win the challenge.

In Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot's area, Alejandro makes a short motivational speech to his team to empower them. He attempts to inspire them by telling them that they don't need a camel because they already have each other and are unstoppable. Owen, Tyler, and Noah seem to be really inspired by Alejandro, except for Sierra, who only stares at him with an uninterested expression on her face.

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Look, I'm the number one Total Drama super fan. It says so right in my blog. But Alejandro? He's never even been on TV before. I've never seen him in QT Monthly. I do not know what these girls see in him. They're loco.

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Geoff, okay, I know maybe it looks bad, but I want you to know that I was not swooning over Alejandro. It was just the heat. I just wanna run my fingers through your thick, dark... blond! Blond hair!

Over in Team Victory's area, Harold is tinkering with the stick, wondering how he might use it as a jousting tool to shield everyone from dangerous sand snakes. Leshawna leaps into Harold's arms as soon as she learns this. Harold then inadvertently lunges with the stick at Ezekiel, hitting him in the eye. DJ takes Harold's stick and warns him that he could injure someone else with it. He then throws the stick into the air, but it immediately comes back down with an injured seagull, much to his dismay. The bird is the first victim of the Curse of the Mummified Dog.



First, I accidentally destroy a mummified dog, and now I assault a bird? Man, I love animals! This never would've happened back home!

Back with Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot, Noah and Tyler are seated on the goat, Sierra on Noah's shoulders and Owen on Tyler's, terribly outweighing the goat's weight. Alejandro then hops on top of Owen and Sierra, easily balancing their unsteadiness with his own body. Then, in the cockpit confessional, Alejandro compliments Chef on his job flying the plane.

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It's basic weight distribution. Anyone with a degree in engineering or an IQ of 163 or higher could figure it out. [...]

The contestants sing the next song, "Lovin' Time."

Outside, Chris guides the teams and warns them about scarab beetles, which are actually in their mating season. Chef then knocks over an ancient vase, releasing a swarm of scarab beetles on their way to the other contestants. At that point, the bell chimes for the contestants to sing a song. Chris tells them to sing a soothing song to calm the scarabs down, which leads to the contestants singing "Lovin' Time," the season's second song. During the number, they try to get away from the scarabs, which turn on Ezekiel and begin chasing after everyone after he throws off the rhythm of the song. The song finishes with that, and everyone takes off for the challenge, with Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot leading on a goat, Team Amazon second on a camel, and Team Victory third on foot.

After a while, Team Amazon and Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot change positions, putting Team Amazon in first place. Team Amazon seems to be having problems getting the camel to travel quicker. Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot is trekking on their goat in second place. Alejandro attempts to seduce Courtney by telling her that she is deserving of more than a "quitter" like Duncan. Courtney attempts to ignore this by asking if the camel could go faster so she could escape Alejandro's truth.

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Oh, he's good. Too good. Seriously, what is his deal? He is just so... perfect. Ugh!

After that, Alejandro notices a shortcut and guides his team in a different direction. Cody realizes Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot has disappeared and wonders where they have gone.

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Perhaps it would've been kind to show the girls' team which way to go, but you've seen my team. We need all the help we can get.

Team Victory is running in last place. As Bridgette notices that they've run by the same cactus twice, Leshawna reveals that the team has been running in circles the whole time, causing the entire team to stomp their feet in frustration.

The next challenge is for each team to build a canoe and row across the Nile.

Eventually, Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot reaches the river. However, the finish line is on the other side of it. Chris yells through a megaphone, saying that they are the first team to arrive to the episode's third challenge, basket weaving. According to Chris, each team must literally weave a boat out of weak river weeds to carry their entire team and reward across the Nile to the finish line on the other side. Sierra reveals that she is a fourth-generation basket weaver after hearing this.

Meanwhile, Team Victory is lost, and Harold, in a fit of frustration, breaks their team's stick, which he then discovers that it is a divining rod, and that it could lead them to water. Team Amazon appears to be arguing about which direction the Nile is when Izzy suggests asking "Ruby," the name she had assigned the camel. When Izzy starts speaking in Camel-ese, the camel turns around and seems to be walking in the right direction. They approach Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot, who is halfway done with their boat.

Sierra approaches Izzy and apologizes for her team's tardiness. They both discuss how each other's team has someone they like and want — in Izzy's case, Owen, and in Sierra's case, Cody. Sierra instantly considers switching teams with Izzy, without even consulting Chris or her own teammates. Heather contemplates the possibility of swapping a "basket case" with a "basket weaver" for a moment before accepting it. As a result, Sierra immediately starts weaving a boat for Team Amazon, and Heather sends Izzy to join the boys. Alejandro immediately asks where Chris is, telling everyone that he won't allow the switch. Chris comes across the Nile on a speedboat. Sierra then cuffs his legs and sucks up to him, saying that it's his decision and that he is the "best decider" ever. When Chris hears this, he immediately agrees, officially putting Izzy on Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot and Sierra on Team Amazon, much to Alejandro's dismay.

Alejandro blows a kiss to Heather.

When Heather teases Alejandro about it, Alejandro reacts by blowing Heather a kiss, which both shocks and irritates her. Sierra finishes Team Amazon's boat, making Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot watch in exasperation and annoyance, but Alejandro motivates his team to keep working. Team Victory then finally makes it to third place in the second challenge and gets started on the third one, with making their boat.

Sierra builds Team Amazon's canoe.

Team Amazon is ready to go, but the camel is adamantly opposed, as Cody tries to get the camel into their boat. Courtney tries to convince Izzy to tell Ruby the camel to board the boat, but Noah stops her, claiming that Izzy is now a part of their team. The rest of Team Amazon then attempts unsuccessfully to entice the camel into the boat. Team Victory and Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot, on the other hand, have completed their boats and are ready to set sail with their lighter rewards. Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot pulls out of the area and into the water in first place and Team Victory comes behind them in second. Finally, Alejandro tells Izzy to speak with Team Amazon's camel as it reaches the boat, placing them in third. Chris tells Chef that the challenge isn't hard enough, and at that moment, the bell rings, signaling that it's time for a musical reprise. He tells them that if Ezekiel hadn't messed up the song in the first place, they wouldn't have to sing this one, to which Team Victory gives him a stern stare. They then continue to sing the season's third song.

Ezekiel loses the stick to a crocodile during "Rowin' Time" in an effort to help his team.

During "Rowin' Time," Harold tells Ezekiel to fend off the crocodiles by hitting them on the nose with something. When Ezekiel tries to do this with their stick as a weapon, the crocodile eats it. Also during the song, Team Amazon passes Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot and claims first place, hitting the last note of the song, together. Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot gets second and Team Victory claims third. Chris comes into the picture saying that as long as they made it across the finish line with their reward, there wouldn't be an elimination. Ezekiel tells his team that he lost the stick, which enrages them. Chris says that Team Amazon gets to stay in the Winners' Area of the plane.

Ezekiel is the first contestant to take the Drop of Shame.

At the Barf Bag Ceremony, Chris explains the rules to Team Victory. Chris states that there are passports of each team member in the Losers' Area confessional, and that each team member must stamp the passport of the person they want to be voted out. In the confessional, Lindsay goes ballistic and stamps out everyone. Ezekiel stamps out DJ. Leshawna chooses Ezekiel. DJ has a hard time deciding, to the point where Chris has to come in and tell him to hurry up. Harold triple-stamps Ezekiel. Bridgette, after applying lip gloss and taking some time to choose, chooses Ezekiel. Ezekiel gets voted out and is given a parachute. Chris tells him that he has five seconds before he is thrown out. But Ezekiel doesn't listen, and instead berates his team for voting him off as he walks towards the door. He is then promptly kicked out of the plane by Chef, flying right out the door and past a visibly shocked Duncan, while Chris comments that he knew it would be satisfying to watch. However, Ezekiel is seen immediately after, grabbing onto the very tip of the tail wing and hanging on, with his parachute around his legs by the strap, saying that he isn't going anywhere and that the game is his.

Duncan is forced to take the Drop of Shame after Ezekiel.

Duncan is standing nearby and whistles in shock at Ezekiel's elimination, saying it "sucks to be Zeke." However, Chris gives him a parachute and says it's the "last stop for non-contestants." Despite Duncan's protest and insisting that Chris is supposed to give him a ride home, Chris simply says that they're going the other way, and quickly pushes him off. Duncan, unlike Ezekiel, does not manage to grab onto the plane and falls straight to the ground. Chris just smiles and screams, "Happy landing!" But gets no response from Duncan, as he's just screaming, and the camera pans away from the plane.

Alejandro declares in the confessional that Heather is a saint in comparison to him.

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Losing Sierra to Heather? Eh, tragic. But I still have the upper hand. The President of Cody's fan club doesn't know a thing about me. No one does. And I intend to keep it that way. Because compared to me, Heather's a saint.

Chris, watching the confessional from the cockpit alongside Chef, calls him a "real contestant" and signs off the show.


Voice actor Role(s)
Christian Potenza Chris
Marco Grazzini Alejandro
Kristin Fairlie Bridgette
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet/DJ
Peter Oldring Cody/Ezekiel/Tyler
Emilie Claire-Barlow Courtney
Drew Nelson Duncan
Megan Fahlenbock Gwen
Brian Froud Harold
Rachel Wilson Heather
Katie Crown Izzy
Novie Edwards Leshawna
Stephanie Anne Mills Lindsay
Carter Hayden Noah
Scott McCord Owen
Annick Obonsawin Sierra

Team Swap

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Elimination Ceremony

Elimination Ceremony 1:
Team Victory
Status Contestant
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Leshawna, Harold, Bridgette, Lindsay
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DJ, Ezekiel
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Elimination Ceremony 1:
Team Victory
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(3 confirmed votes)
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Bridgette, Harold, Leshawna

(1 confirmed vote)
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DJ, Lindsay

Final Words

A swarm of scarabs awaits Duncan.

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Stupid old Chris and his stupid old—! (grunts). He's so dead when I see him next! Downside of quitting, no more million and no more lady action! On the upside, I'm off that armpit of show, and I've got my dignity intact!

Still in the running

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  • With Ezekiel's elimination, all three teams have the same number of members, with five each.
  • Sierra admits to having called Cody's aunt and pretending to be a telemarketer to gain information about him.
  • Chris makes a nod to either towards Lindsay's lack of smarts, or her accidental elimination of herself in "Rock n' Rule" when he asks if she understands how the voting for who gets eliminated works.
  • Alejandro was responsible for Team Amazon's challenge victory, since he instructed Izzy to tell the camel to get on the boat.
  • This is the only episode in Total Drama World Tour that has a musical reprise.
    • This makes it the only non-Aftermath episode to feature two songs.
  • This is the last episode Ezekiel have lines. While he continues to appear in the series, he only makes unintelligible words and grunts as a result of his more animalistic transformation.




  • When Team Victory reaches the river, their stick appears undamaged, despite the fact that Harold broke it in half earlier.
  • When all the members of Team Victory are on the ground after the river race, the drawstrings on Ezekiel's hoodie aren't attached.
  • When Ezekiel gets kicked off the plane, Duncan is leaning against a tiki statue, but in the next shot, he is leaning up against the wall.
  • Heather's ponytail is farther down when she tells the camel to move it.
  • The passports in the introduction show the cast based on their teams, but Sierra's passport is seen grouped under Team Amazon whereas Izzy's is seen with Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot; this is because they did not switch into the opposite team until later in the episode.
  • When Alejandro turns to compliment Chef Hatchet on his piloting skills in the extra confessional, part of his soul patch is disconnected from his face.
  • During the introduction, Heather's passport shows her with her long hair instead of a short ponytail.
  • After Team Amazon wins and Chris ends the challenge, Sierra appears to be the same height as Cody.
  • When Alejandro is denying his hatred of being called "Al" in the confessional, the team symbol for Team Amazon shows up, despite Alejandro being on Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot.
  • When the camera focuses on Ezekiel for the first time when the bottom two is revealed, he has black eyes instead of gray.
  • Ezekiel is nowhere to be found when Chris shoves Duncan out of the plane and exclaims, "Happy landing!"


See also

Total Drama World Tour episodes
Pre-merge Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1 | Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2 | Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan | Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better | Broadway, Baby! | Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water | Slap Slap Revolution | The Am-AH-Zon Race | Can't Help Falling in Louvre | Newf Kids on the Rock | Jamaica Me Sweat | Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon | I See London... | Greece's Pieces | The EX-Files | Picnic at Hanging Dork | Sweden Sour | Aftermath Aftermayhem
Post-merge Niagara Brawls | Chinese Fake-Out | African Lying Safari | Rapa Phooey! | Awwwwww, Drumheller | Hawaiian Style | Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles | Hawaiian Punch
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