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The Heroes and Villains are sent to "The Fun Zone" on Boney Island, a dangerous area where all the mutated animals from Revenge Of The Island are kept. Mike tries to restore Zoey's trust in him after she starts to fear him, Duncan worries about slowly turning into a hero, and Heather and Alejandro forge a temporary alliance while trying to vote each other out.

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  • Anti-Villain: The mutants aren't the bad guys, they're just protecting their unborn young from the contestants.
  • Big "NO!":
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    • Mike when he realizes he's trapped in his own head.
    • Also Heather when she's eliminated.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: In utter frustration that he can't stop himself from being nice, Duncan curses during his confessional. It's not an impressive curse: "Agh! Goshy-gosh, poopy face, fuzzy slipper!", and he laments that even his swears are soft.
  • Call-Back: Mike and Zoey get frightened by a giant mutant chicken after trying to steal its egg. Just imagine what Tyler would do if he had met up with it.
  • Continuity Nod: Most of the mutants from the last season make a reappearance in this episode, guarding their eggs from the contestants.
  • The Dreaded: Duncan, of all people, fears Mal.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner:
    Mike: "I have to protect Zoey at all costs!"
  • Fell Asleep Standing Up: Scott returns from exile to Boney Island and is dead tired. He manages to stay awake for the trip to the Fun Zone, but once there, vicious mutants behind every bush and rock or not, he falls asleep upright not once but twice. The first time, it's during Chris's explanation of the day's challenge, so Chris grabs a microphone and shouts him awake. The second time, he takes a nap against a tree during the challenge. He is woken up by Courtney, with whom he subsequently teams up to steal mutant eggs.
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  • Foreshadowing: Mike talks about a reset button to get his personalities back, guess what happens later in the series.
  • Friendship Moment: Gwen starts to bond with Cameron, while Courtney finally seems to trust Gwen.
  • Idiot Ball: Heather finds the invincibility statue, but instead of holding onto it, not only does she put it back where she found it, she brags about it to Alejandro's face! Granted Alejandro already saw her find it, but Heather didn't know this. Then later, she assumed that Chris was the one who stole the invincibility idol despite Alejandro being the obvious culprit.
  • Makes Us Even: Alejandro pretty much says this after he eliminates Heather.
  • Mama Bear: As Chris points out, the mutants are protecting their eggs from intruders.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Mike's desperate attempt to return to normal only lets Mal take control of him completely.
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  • Not Me This Time: Heather accuses Chris, who has cameras everywhere, of taking the immunity idol she found and hid. It's not Chris, but Alejandro, which Heather finds out during the elimination ceremony when her work to get him voted off ends up backfiring on her.
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle: During the mutant egg hunt, the Heroic Hamsters collect an egg from Larry, Chris's mutant plant pet. Most of the babies that come out look like young versions of Larry, but one has a head that looks like Chris's. Everyone is unsettled by the implication that Chris is its sire, which Chris doesn't abate with his not-so-innocent whistling.
  • Out-Gambitted: Alejandro successfully gets Heather eliminated, using her own manipulation of the cast against her.
  • Kidnapped from Behind: The Villainous Vultures make their way to their seats for the campfire ceremony. Courtney walks behind the others when she is grabbed by the wrist and pulled into the bushes without anyone noticing. Her "kidnapper" is Gwen, who only wants a few minutes for a private talk about their abandoned friendship. They make a deal how to vote that evening and rejoin their team.
  • Palm-Fist Tap: Heather is robbed of the Immunity Idol and wrongly concludes that it's Chris's doing because he has cameras everywhere. In the confessional, she directly addresses him and vows she won't be the one to leave the island tonight as she taps her palm with her fist.
  • Pop-Culture Pun Episode Title: The title is a play on the phrase "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" from the show Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • A Rare Sentence: Mike discusses his Multiple Personality Disorder with Zoey and formulates it in relation to his feelings for her in a way neither can keep a straight face to: "Being around you makes me feel more like the me I wanna be, when I'm around you being me."
  • The Reveal:
    • The Malevolent One's name is revealed: Mal. It's also revealed Duncan knows him from juvie, where he ran the place.
    • Also, Alejandro's legs were healed the whole time. An in-universe example since the viewers knew already.
  • Sanity Slippage: Sierra gets even worse in this episode without Cameron around her consistently, to the point where Chris is starting to fear her.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Mal in regards to Duncan's Knife.
  • Ship Tease: Courtney and Scott gets further teased here.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Skyward Scream: Sierra wants nothing more than to team-up with her Cody-substitute Cameron during the egg hunt, but Cameron and Gwen make it clear that now that he and Sierra are no longer on the same team, a team-up is out of the question. In desperation, Sierra drops to her knees, raises her fists and face, and screams out for "Camody".
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Mal achieves this.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Duncan realizes this is happening to himself, much to his own horror and Chris's amusement.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: In the exclusive clip, Heather ends up in the Yukon after her Flush of Shame. She bumps into a pole, gets her tongue stuck to it, and can't free herself before a territorial polar bear walks by.
  • Villain Song: Not a full example, but Mal has a habit of casually whistling "Hall of the Mountain King".
  • Wham Episode: Mal is finally completely free from Mike's mind.
  • "You!" Exclamation: Upon discovering that Alejandro has taken her immunity idol, Heather voices her outrage with a triple "You!" An amused Chris decides to rub it in by revealing that only one vote cast that night wasn't for Alejandro. It was for her, which he mockingly emphasizes by saying "You!" three times.
  • Your Tomcat Is Pregnant: Mike and Zoey come across Larry the mutant Venus Flytrap, who has produced an egg. As Zoey points out, this means Larry is actually a female.
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