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Chris has the contestants paired off for the next immunity challenge, a series of extreme sport challenges. Two girls begin a dispute when they find a sign of affection that someone left for his love. The same secret admirer sees an unexpected accident and gets an eyeful. Because of it, he is voted off the island, but still gets some sugar.


Chris announcing the challenges of the day in a run-down plane.

The episode opens with a bear sneaking into the camp and stealing some of the marshmallows while the campers are asleep. A plane then flies overhead and wakes them up. The plane turns out to be piloted by Chris, who lands in the camp to announce the "X-Treme" challenges for the day: X-Treme Sofa Bed Skydiving, X-Treme Rodeo Moose Riding, and X-Treme Seadoo Water skiing. Not only does the winning team win invincibility, but they also get to use a mobile shower. Owen is unimpressed, but Heather, desperate for a decent shower, orders him to perform. In fear, he chokes on the marshmallow he was eating, so Harold slaps Owen on the back to revive him. Owen spits the marshmallow, which hits Heather in the head and throws her to the ground.

As Owen "helps" Chef Hatchet in washing up the breakfast dishes by swallowing all the leftovers, he unintentionally eats a note left on one of the plates and vomits it out at Chef, who reads it. Chef drops the letter, which is a haiku addressed to "the girl with smoldering eyes," on the table, where Gwen and Bridgette pick it up and read it. They argue over which of their respective love-interests could have written it, trading insults about the other's respective love-interest. Finally, they agree to bet two nights' dessert on who the poem was written for.

Trent crashes into the ground during the sky diving challenge, courtesy of DJ.

In the first challenge, Trent and DJ are taken to a height of 5,000 feet in Chris's plane and ordered to skydive to the beach, where they must land on a sofa bed. The rest of their teammates will be on the ground, attempting to position the sofa beds under them. Before taking off, Gwen makes the first discreet attempt to determine whether Trent wrote the letter, but all she gets from him is a blank look, while Bridgette shakes her head at Gwen with a smirk on her face.

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Okay, so it wasn’t my most subtle-sleuthing moment.

Chris gives Trent and DJ a stack of papers to sign on the plane, explaining that they're organ donation forms for a "cannibalism challenge" he's pitching to the producers. He then says they've reached the drop point and it's time to jump. Back on the ground, the Gophers are having a tough time moving the sofa bed. When they notice Owen is sleeping on the bed, unable to awake him or move the sofa, Heather paints a bright red target on his rear and leaves him there to give Trent a "soft" landing. Trent has second thoughts about jumping, but DJ gives him a comforting pat on the back, which causes him to fall out of the plane. Trent forgets to open his parachute in a panic and lands face down on the beach, leaving a deep imprint in the sand.

Trent in a full body cast due to his accident in the previous challenge.

Back in the air, DJ tries to get himself in the mindset to jump, but he's still afraid, trying to remember to pull the blue and red cords in that order. He panics as he falls, removing the red and then the blue cords. Meanwhile, the Killer Bass are trying to maneuver their sofa bed into place and Bridgette is asking Geoff about romance, but getting all sorts of brutish answers. They notice DJ floating to the ground and race to get the sofa bed under him. He lands safely, winning the first challenge for the Killer Bass, but the bed falls into a couch, trapping DJ inside. On the other hand, Trent is in a body cast and is being pushed around by "Nurse Hatchet," who is Chef disguised as a female nurse. Gwen asks Trent if he has something he'd like to say to her before he goes to get re-boned, wanting him to say something poetic in his final moments. However, Trent simply asks if his hair is messed up, leaving Gwen speechless and Bridgette satisfied that Trent did not write the love letter.

The campers move on to the second challenge, where Geoff is up for the Bass and has to ride a The Great Canadian Bucking Moose like a bronco bull. On the way, Bridgette makes another attempt to find out whether Geoff is the sender of the love note, but Geoff shows her the tattoo on his butt. The moose is irritated that Geoff is standing on him without his pants on, and when Chef opens the cage, he instantly bucks Geoff off, tossing him into a nearby pile of stinky socks. Chris orders a replay of the incident and insists on how horrible his makeup is, totally oblivious to Geoff flying by him with his pants down.

Leshawna rides an angry moose in the second part of the challenge.

It is now Leshawna's turn for the Gophers. Despite being frightened by the big moose that breaks away from the pen, Leshawna holds on to it as it attempts to throw her off, while Gwen and Bridgette, who are still arguing about their boyfriends, decide that the love letter was never for them and redouble their efforts to find the source. The moose passes them again, smashing through a bush and stomping on the marshmallows that the bear was about to eat, with Leshawna still hanging on, securing a point for the Gophers.

Lindsay shows off her new bikini before the challenge.

Chris announces the final challenge, the X-Treme Seadoo Water Ski Challenge. The goal is to water ski behind a jet ski, driven by a member of the opposing team, collecting flags for points. The catch is that the course is actually done on land in a mud track, not in the water. Harold skis behind Heather, and Lindsay skis behind Duncan. Lindsay announces that she's ready to compete, while wearing the "very fetch" bikini that she mentioned earlier. Heather feels a sense of despair, worried that Lindsay won't take the challenge seriously, which will ultimately cost them the win and the shower reward. Harold expects an easy victory, and in the confessional he talks about how his personal status will rise.

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This is it. We're tied for the win. Bad-to-the-bone Duncan is driving Lindsay. I'm skiing for the Bass. Winning is inevitable. Goodbye, wedgies, wet willies, and toilet face plunges! Hello...Dirty Harold!

Outside, When an overconfident Harold emerges from the outhouse, greets them, and trips over his socks, Gwen and Bridgette count him out and narrow it down to Owen or DJ, as Duncan has a crush on Courtney. Bridgette attempts to ask DJ a question about poetry, but he dismisses her by asking strange questions out of the blue.

Harold sees Heather's breasts before she covers them.

Harold is yanked off his skis and dragged through the mud when Heather begins the race with such a jolt that he is yanked off his skis and dragged through the mud; despite the pain and dirt, Harold manages to catch all five flags on the course. Chris tells Heather that she has to bring Harold to the finish line or she will be disqualified, but she has other ideas, and plans to dump Harold so the Bass get no points.

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I couldn't let that little dorkwad win, so I decided to cut him loose!

Heather turns around and pulls out a knife to cut Harold's line, yelling "Game over, guppy!" at him. But while her back is turned, she passes a rogue tree branch that hooks on and tears off her shirt, leaving her topless right in front of Harold and the entire viewing audience. She realizes immediately that her breasts were exposed, much to Harold's happiness, who continues to stare. Heather tries to cover her breasts while Harold spaces out and crashes into some rocks, losing the challenge. Since Heather forgot to drive the jet ski, she crashes it and it is flung into the air, landing on the bear, interrupting his latest marshmallow theft. Harold is left mangled, muddy messy, but satisfyingly moans "boobies," much to his teammates dismay. Gwen tries Owen, asking if he's going to use the shower so that he's ready for anyone special, but he dismisses the shower and Gwen's question.

Back at the track, it's Lindsay's turn, and she has no trouble skiing in the mud, grabbing the first flag on a ramp and performing a back flip on the way down. Duncan tries to speed up to get her to lose her balance, but Lindsay keeps going, collecting all the flags, with a determined look on her face. Duncan doesn't want to cross the finish line and hand victory to the Gophers, so he deliberately crashes, sending himself flying into a tree. Lindsay maintains her balance and her momentum carries her to the finish, winning the challenge for the Gophers. She passes Duncan (however, she calls him "Doug") and apologizes and tells him that she really wanted the shower, and Duncan just gives Lindsay a cold "whatever." Geoff, who is stinking from the sock pile earlier, laments that he really needed that shower, to which DJ agrees.

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So I landed in a pile of socks. Big deal. I can’t stink that bad, can I?

Gwen and Bridgette are distressed that they didn't discover the source of the love letter, when Leshawna passes by and picks up the letter, asking who else has a "booty" as nice as hers. When Chris discovers this, he remarks that Leshawna has already received a variety of other secret love letters. They now know to whom the letters are sent, but they have no idea who wrote them.

Duncan threatens Chris into giving him the final marshmallow.

At the campfire ceremony, Bridgette and DJ receive marshmallows right off the bat; Chris then tosses a marshmallow to a distant Geoff, who is sitting in a tree with a skunk due to his pungent smell. This leaves an irritated Duncan, and a placated Harold for the last marshmallow. Chris taunts both of them, saying why they'd both be getting voted out: Harold, who bailed for unknown reasons…

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And Duncan for Lindsay beating him in the challenge, which gets on Duncan's nerves, so he Duncan confronts Chris about it, saying "the chick was determined." Chris then gives Duncan the final marshmallow, sending Harold to the Dock of Shame. Harold doesn't seem to mind, as he grabs his stuff and heads for the boat. On the boat, he waxes poetic above loving, losing, and seeing "boobies." He then reveals to the shock of everyone watching, that he is the writer of the haikus and Leshawna's secret admirer. The pair run together and kiss on the dock before Chef drags Harold into the Boat of Losers.

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Chef Hatchet

Leshawna and Harold? I was as shocked as you. But you didn't read the letters. [chuckles] Ooh, spicy.

On the dock, Geoff asks Leshawna if Harold saw her breasts, and Owen asks if they can see them, getting a loud "heck, no" in response. Leshawna then wonders whose boobies did Harold see, and tries to call out to him. Behind them, Heather walks out of her shower, and Leshawna confronts her; Heather says she would never show Harold her breasts on purpose, but Leshawna is furious, and chases after a screaming Heather to enact her revenge, while Bridgette and Gwen wish each other good night.


Voice actor Role(s)
Christian Potenza Chris
Kristin Fairlie Bridgette
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet/DJ
Drew Nelson Duncan
Dan Petronijevic Geoff
Megan Fahlenbock Gwen
Brian Froud Harold
Rachel Wilson Heather
Novie Edwards Leshawna
Stephanie Anne Mills Lindsay
Scott McCord Owen/Trent

Elimination Ceremony

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Duncan, Harold
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Still in the running

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  • Chris doesn't choose Bridgette, Gwen, and Owen to compete as a pair or by themselves in one of three challenges.
  • With Harold eliminated, there is a pattern: three Gophers, then three Bass. Izzy (Gopher), Cody (Gopher), Beth (Gopher), Sadie (Bass), Courtney (Bass), Harold (Bass).
  • This is the only episode of Total Drama Island where there are more male campers than female campers. In all other episodes of the season, there are either more girls than guys, or an equal amount of both.
  • This is the only episode in which a female's chest is exposed as well as one of the few episodes that contains female nudity.


  • This marks the third time Trent was injured during a challenge due to someone else, but healed by the end of the episode. The other times are:
  • This is the second episode to feature an instant replay featuring Geoff. The first is in "Dodgebrawl."
  • This is the first episode in the Total Drama series where a female shows any on-screen nudity that requires a pixelated censor.
  • This episode begins a long tradition of couples trying to kiss as one member exits the competition, until something interrupts the moment.
  • This is the first episode Chef uses the Confessional.


  • When Gwen and Bridgette are arguing over the intelligence of their respective love interests, they make a reference to Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • Early in the episode, Chris was wearing an outfit similar to the X-Wing fighters' pilots from the Star Wars franchise.
  • Harold calling himself "Dirty Harold" is a reference to the movie, Dirty Harry.
  • At one point, Gwen calls Bridgette "Betty." This is a term used to refer to a female surfer.


  • When Chris is doing the recap, he says that Leshawna won the challenge for her team, when it was actually Gwen who won it.
    • He also says that there were eleven campers left in the last episode, when there were actually twelve. This is the beginning of his habit of forgetting how many campers were actually left in the game. Chris might've meant that there would be eleven surviving campers by the end of the episode.
  • When the moose kicks Owen in the face his eyes vanish for a split second.
  • When Chris is explaining the challenges to everyone, DJ is seen without his hat even though he is wearing it before and after this shot.
    • DJ is also seen without his hat when Chris starts up the plane. Also, Geoff doesn't have his hat in the same scene.
  • After Chris takes his helmet off, the tip of his head is misshapen.

Trent's shadow does not match the pose he is in.

  • When Trent is falling and lands in the earth's crust, his pose doesn't match his shadow's pose.
    • Once Trent hits the ground, his pose instantly changes to match the shadow.
    • Additionally, his teammates never follow Trent’s movement as their gaze remains on the sky even when Trent is clearly right next to them.
  • Although DJ failed to open his parachute before, he still has it open when he lands on the sofa.
  • When Harold exits the confessional during Bridgette and Gwen's talk, the camera on the confessional door is absent.
  • There are several goofs during the Seadoo Water Skiing Challenge:
    • The area of the challenge is shown to be small and open. Leshawna even hugs Lindsay after she finishes her challenge. However, nobody besides Harold saw Heather's breasts and no one even knew Harold did.
    • At the start, Heather is briefly seen in her bikini bottom instead of her regular shorts. Additionally, part of her hair is layered over her left arm.

      Heather is briefly wearing her bikini bottom and part of her hair goes over her arm.

    • When Heather is turning around to cut Harold's rope, she is briefly seen without her arm.
    • In the widescreen version, it can be seen that when Heather's top gets torn off, the ring of her top stays. However, seconds later she is seen completely topless.
    • After Heather is sent flying, the outline on the back of her head is briefly missing.
    • Lindsay passes Duncan a second time even though she had already crossed the finish line.
  • When Bridgette and Gwen hand the haiku to Leshawna moments before they find out that it was for her, the tear is seen going horizontally across the paper. However, when they first tore it, it was torn vertically right down the middle.
  • Chris' necklace is gone when he asks Leshawna about the haiku.
  • The word "boobies" was censored as "booya" and "chest" on Cartoon Network. However, when Harold revealed that he saw Heather's chest and when Bridgette inquired him about it, the word is unedited.
    • Also, the word is unedited when Heather told Leshawna that it was an accident.
  • In the scene where Leshawna hugs Harold before he walks the Dock of Shame, the smallest kumquat on her shirt shifts over to the left.
  • Several goofs are present after Harold was eliminated:
    • Duncan is absent.
    • Gwen, Leshawna, Lindsay and Owen, who were member of the Screaming Gophers, are present when Harold walks to the Boat of Losers even though they weren't during the Campfire Ceremony.
    • Geoff has lost his foul stench when he still had it minutes earlier.
    • When Leshawna confronts Heather, she doesn't mention Harold seeing the latter's breasts. Yet, Heather somehow already knows this is her reason for doing so.


See also

Total Drama Island episodes
Pre-merge Not So Happy Campers - Part 1 | Not So Happy Campers - Part 2 | The Big Sleep | Dodgebrawl | Not Quite Famous | The Sucky Outdoors | Phobia Factor | Up the Creek | Paintball Deer Hunter | If You Can't Take The Heat... | Who Can You Trust? | Basic Straining | X-Treme Torture | Brunch of Disgustingness
Post-merge No Pain, No Game | Search and Do Not Destroy | Hide and Be Sneaky | That's Off the Chain! | Hook, Line, and Screamer | Wawanakwa Gone Wild! | Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon | Haute Camp-ture | Camp Castaways | Are We There Yeti? | I Triple Dog Dare You! | The Very Last Episode, Really!
Recaps Total Drama Island Recap | TDI Rundown
Special Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island