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The campers are challenged to create their own bikes and then race against each other, using each others bikes in the first race and using their own if it finished the race in the second... with the last place racer going home. Meanwhile, Izzy takes Leshawna on a terrifying bike ride all over the island, making them miss the challenge, Geoff is a wreck due to Bridgette's elimination, and Lindsay begins to doubt her alliance with Heather.

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  • Absentee Actor: In-universe. Izzy takes Leshawna on a bike ride all over the island, causing them to go missing for most of the episode.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Before Lindsay got booted off the island, she said goodbye to each one of her competitors, while also calling them by other names.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Lindsay models her bike to look like a unicorn.
  • Animal Reaction Shot: When Lindsay goes on her swearing tirade against Heather at the end, we get to see a shot of a loon looking surprised at what Lindsay is saying. After Lindsay's final diss, the same loon is seen laughing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even Duncan got impressed by Lindsay telling Heather off.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Lindsay's rant against Heather in the Canadian version, this is edited to "...no-good selfish, heartless, pushy, bossy, mean, bully of a girl!" in the American version.
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  • Cool Bike: A bunch of 'em, especially Duncan's and Izzy's.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Duncan thought that Heather using Lindsay was cold.
  • Everything Makes a Mushroom: Like with many explosives in past episodes, the explosions create something heavily resembling miniature mushroom clouds.
  • Exact Words: Chris did say the last person to finish got eliminated, and since Duncan and Owen wiped out, Lindsay gets eliminated.
  • Foreshadowing: Before Lindsay left the island, she says to Heather that she hopes that she'll get everything that karma owed her.
  • Heroic BSoD: Geoff is distraught over Bridgette's elimination in the last episode, going so far as to tearfully cry in the confessional while singing a heartbreak song.
    • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The girls are rightfully suspicious of Duncan showing concern for Geoff when he cries. Justified as they know that the guys are now in an alliance.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While not letting Lindsay have invincibility was still a horrible, selfish act, Heather did have a point in that she was so hated around the island, leaving it up to elimination was horribly risky.
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  • Kick the Dog: Heather letting Lindsay get eliminated instead of using her invincibility to save her.
  • Oil Slick: One of the obstacles on the final part of the challenge. This is where Duncan wipes out.
  • Piranha Problem: The final obstacle in the final race is a pool full of piranhas, which Lindsay only just manages to get across.
  • Plot Hole: Duncan's bike has got an engine attached to it even though Heather was the only one who had access to one through Lindsay taking it from Chef's motorcycle. So how was Duncan able to get his hands on one? Maybe Duncan was just that good at building bikes?
  • Properly Paranoid: DJ was right in trying to get all of that armour onto him before starting the race, seeing as he gets involved in a crash halfway through the first race and is taken out of the invincibility part of the challenge.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lindsay delivers an epic, swear-filled one to Heather complete with giving her the finger.
  • Running Gag: Chef is, for some reason or another, harmed by Owen in the challenge, by getting covered in sand in the first race, having Owen crash into him at the end of said first race, and being his landing pad after he's wiped out by an explosion.
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