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The final six of the competition are told to do an obstacle course in a Call-Back to Chef's boot camp in Season 1. At the same time, Alejandro tries to convince everybody that Mike is in fact Mal, with little success, and a lot of sabotage from Mal himself.

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  • Big "NO!": Scott gives one after he cockily says that the challenge was easy, resulting in them getting heavy bags for the entirety of the challenge.
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  • Butt-Monkey: Scott takes a lot of punishment throughout this episode, he gets stuck in one of the tires, has his butt chewed on by snapping turtles, has an electrical shock from the wire on the climbing section, to being stuck on the ziplines at the end of the episode.
  • Call-Back:
    • The episode's challenge in general is one to Chef's boot camp from "Basic Straining".
    • The Snapping Turtles come back after their appearance as Duncan's first challenge in "No Pain, No Game".
    • The backpacks that Chris gives the contestants look almost identical to those from "A Mine Is A Terrible Thing To Waste".
    • Chef uses one of the leech guns from "Saving Private Leechball" earlier in the season.
    • The Zipline to the finish line is similar to one from "Mutiny On The Soundstage", where Duncan and Beth had to zipline before a sprint to the finish.
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  • Cassandra Truth: Alejandro, unsuccessfully tries to convince everyone that Mike is really Mal and that he's dangerously evil.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The bags, which Chris initially said were for the torment of the contestants, are revealed to contain the equipment necessary to get everybody across to the finish line.
  • Crying Wolf: Alejandro gets this treatment after all the times he lied about other contestants (as well as himself) being dangerous in World Tour.
  • Drop the Hammer: Mike uses a wooden mallet inside of his brain to free Svetlana, which gives the added bonus of sabotaging Mal.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: Scott eats dirt when he's upset.
  • Electric Torture: Scott receives this after he climbs a faulty live wire in the climbing part of the challenge.
  • Embarrassing Last Name: Alejandro's last name is revealed to be Burrosmuertos, which is Spanish for "dead donkey".
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  • Infernal Background: After Mal throws a tire at Al to stop him talking to Gwen, flame throwers shoot up behind him.
  • Ironic Hell: Svetlana is carving butter to make fish, she even says that she must do her job or else she'd die.
  • The Load: Scott becomes this to Courtney at the "Snapping Bars", she ditches him briefly because of it.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Alejandro officially becomes one compared to Mal, mirroring his dynamic with Heather in "World Tour".
  • Plot Allergy: One of the ropes is made of dog fur, which Zoey is allergic to.
  • Running Gag: Alejandro trying to tell the truth about Mike to other contestants, but for one reason or another, being unable to do so.
  • Series Continuity Error:
    • Despite what Scott was told and what she claims, Courtney never once kissed Alejandro.
    • Additionally, this once more brings up the inconsistencies between how much time has passed between seasons as Courtney says the kiss was years ago while Alejandro states that he was in the Drama Machine for a year after the events of World Tour.
  • Spanner in the Works: Alejandro continuously tries to stop Mal from getting ahead in the challenge.
  • Super Strength: Mal is strong enough to break the camera in the confessional.
  • Turtle Power: The contestants have to cross monkey bars with Snapping Turtles below them.
  • The Un-Reveal: Alejandro trying to tell the truth about Mike to his competitors.
  • Visual Pun: Svetlana mentions that Mal has "ears everywhere", shown by an awful lot of ears floating above her when she's forced to do her "punishement".
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