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Recap / Total Drama Picnic At Hanging Dork

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The next destination for the contestants is the Australian outback. Alejandro and Duncan form a plan to distract Team Amazon from the game, and Courtney and Gwen attempt to get rid of each other. After Team Amazon loses, Courtney and Gwen receive an equal amount of votes, forcing a tiebreaker.

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  • Bait-and-Switch: When Sierra dives off of hanging rock without a bungee rope, Chris calls in medics to sort out the situation… only for the medics to take the injured sheep away instead of Sierra.
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  • Big "YES!": Courtney gives one when Gwen is eliminated.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: Duncan has to face off against a wild one when getting to Hanging Rock, though it mostly just kicks him.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Happens to Courtney and Heather when discussing Gwen's possible elimination.
  • Epic Fail: When Owen first tries to get onto an emu, he fails to jump on one, and then gets sat on by said emu. It also takes him two emus (both of which are struggling) to carry his weight to Hanging Rock.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Courtney decides to get Heather in on her plot to get rid of Gwen, Which she admits is a desperate act.
  • Horse of a Different Color: The contestants have to use emus to get to Hanging Rock.
  • Impact Silhouette: Sierra leaves one in the ground after forgetting to clip a bungee rope on herself.
  • Land Downunder: The location of Today's episode was in Australia.
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  • Lethally Stupid: Sierra forgets to clip a bungee rope onto herself when diving off a cliff edge.
  • Noodle Incident: Cody apparently fell into a toilet at one point in his life.
  • Nice Hat: Chris wears one as part of the location of this episode.
  • Operation: Jealousy: As a means of getting back at Alejandro for flirting with Courtney, Heather starts flirting with Duncan.
  • Plot Allergy: Part of the reason why Gwen lost to Courtney in the tiebreaker challenge. Also a very rare instance of said plot allergy getting no foreshadowing beforehand!
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Heather may hate Gwen but she hates losing more, and even refuses to help Courtney get rid of her if she sabotages the team.
  • Raised Lighter Tribute
  • Spanner in the Works: The landing gear for the plane won't work because a sleeping Ezekiel is blocking the wheels from going down.
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  • Tempting Fate: When Owen asks that he doesn't land on his kiwis, he lands on his kiwis.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Heather and Alejandro, once again.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Duncan concedes that Alejandro's flirting with Courtney can either work, and get Courtney eliminated, or not work, and be a reason to vote off Al.

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