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The campers are each sent to capture a wild animal, with the loser forced to clean the communal washrooms.

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  • Aborted Arc: This episode seems to set up Heather and Duncan for a new alliance, but it fizzles out after this episode.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Duncan laughs uncontrollably when Izzy accidentally shoots Heather in the butt with a tranquilizer dart.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Heather's animal.
  • Chainsaw Good: Duncan chooses a chainsaw to capture a racoon.
  • Combining Mecha: A group of Raccoons.
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    • Living Weapon: It shoots racoons at Duncan, one of which knocks him of a cliff (the same one he brings back as his animal.
  • Continuity Nod: Izzy is still mad at Owen for shoving her to the Killer, though she clearly has forgiven him by the end of the episode.
  • Impossible Task: Heather has to catch a bear, something that she complains about throughout the episode.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Before the challenge, Chris gave everyone a chance to pick a tool from the shed to catch their animal. While Izzy chose a tranquilizer gun, Gwen went for the duck bait, while Leshawna picked a bucket.
  • Insistent Terminology: Owen, concerning his weight.
    Gwen: (to Izzy) Wasn't that a 300 pound bag of joy talking to you just now?
    Owen: (hanging from the trap above) I'm only 296!
  • Just for Pun: Courtesy of Duncan:
    Duncan: (to Heather) I can help bag a bear (pulls out fake deer antlers), dear.
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  • Killer Rabbit: Owen's Chipmunk.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After wrecking Gwen's reward, Owen is attacked by all of the animals in the wooden cage the other contestants captured.
  • Plot Hole: Why was Gwen in the bottom two when she won the challenge and invincibility? Furthermore, she promised just two episodes earlier Heather would be voted out whenever possible, yet Izzy ends up getting eliminated over her without so much a discussion.
  • Rascally Raccoon: Duncan's animal, and they can form a Combining Mecha.
  • Shot in the Ass: Heather winds up getting shot in the butt by Izzy's tranquilizer gun. The ensuing paralysis guarantees she loses the challenge.
  • Smoke Out: Izzy after her elimination.
  • Spanner in the Works: If Izzy had not shot Heather by mistaking her for a deer, it is heavily implied that either her or Owen would have finished last, given that the bear was chasing Heather.
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  • Tempting Fate: After Owen says that he isn't afraid of Heather in the confessional, she comes around and yells at him to get out, scaring Owen a little bit.
  • Worthy Opponent: Heather sees Duncan as this after he offers to help her finish the challenge.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Duncan, concerning his one-episode alliance with Heather:
    Duncan: It's what they call a win-win, she succeeds, and I have an alliance, she loses, and she gets eaten by a bear.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Geoff says this when one of the beavers slaps him with its tail.
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