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The teams are merged and the castmates are given the task of using Chef's go-karts to tag three landmarks. During this, Scott uses his newfound information about Mike's multiple personalities to blackmail him.

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  • Actually Pretty Funny: Chef finds Duncan's destruction of Mount Chrismore, HILARIOUS. Probably because he was mad at Chris for getting some of his things destroyed with little to no thought.
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  • Almost Kiss: Mike and Zoey have one, interrupted by Chris giving Mike the Hurl of Shame.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Mike has one with his multiple personalities for control of his body. The Power of Love turns it into a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Berserk Button: Chef doesn't like it when anybody smashes up his kitchen, or takes his stuff (like his vintage go-karts).
  • Butt-Monkey: Mike is this during the majority of the episode due to being blackmailed into helping Scott. Even after conquering his multiple personalities and hooking up with Zoey, Scott has him eliminated.
  • The Cameo: Duncan, both at the beginning and the end.
  • Cane Fu: Chester can be seen hitting Mike with a cane (apparently summoned from Hammerspace) during the before-mentioned Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Cameron accidentally reveals Mike's multiple personalities to Zoey like he did to Scott, though it doesn't do any damage this time. He also accidentally reveals how to summon Vito to Scott.
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  • Continuity Nod: The Chris dummy used by Chef is the same one from Action's Get a Clue, the only difference being that it's missing its right forearm.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Mike gets a tremendous amount of focus placed on his Battle in the Center of the Mind and his forced alliance with Scott. He ends up eliminated by the end of the episode.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Chris admits he should've seen Duncan running away after being released.
  • Enemy Mine: Fang teams up with Lightning after he mentions that he can get Fang to Scott if he lets him go.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Zoey's opinion on Mike's multiple personalities.
  • Foreshadowing: After Mike defeats his other personalities, a shadow can be seen on the wall for a split second. Say hello to Mal. For extra points, it happens after he says "This brain is under new management", foreshadowing Mal taking over Mike's body fulltime.
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  • Kick the Dog: As if Scott blackmailing Mike throughout most of the episode wasn't bad enough, he also chooses Mike to be eliminated, just when he and Zoey officially start their relationship.
  • Loophole Abuse: Scott can't switch go-karts with Mike, but nothing says Mike can't pull both go-karts.
  • Loud Gulp: Cameron does one after being told he has to steal the go-karts from Chef.
  • Love Confession: After Mike conquers his personalities, he says to Zoey that he is truly in love with her.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Scott knocks out Mike (as Vito) with a club, which also allows Mike to fight and defeat his personalities.
  • Not Me This Time: No, Duncan wasn't the one who tricked the contestants into vandalizing Mt. Chrismore. Of course, this is only because he had bigger plans in mind.
  • Offhand Backhand: Mike delivers one to Vito right before curb-stomping his personalities.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: It's quite obvious that the Chris that turns up on the contestants' GPS screens is a dummy, and that his dialogue is a number of recordings from previous episodes.
  • The Power of Love: Mike initially struggles against his personalities, but it's not until he hears Zoey calling out to him that he gains the power needed to win the battle.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Zoey and Mike officially get into a relationship when Mike reveals his multiple personalities, and try to kiss during the Hurl of Shame.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Duncan blows up Mount Chrismore near the end of this episode.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • Jo uses almost these exact words about Lightning.
    • Scott eliminating Mike smacks of this: since Mike finally revealed his disorder to Zoey, Scott had nothing to blackmail him with and thus no reason to keep him around any longer.
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