Final Gauntlet
Season 1.5, Episode 21
First Published Febuary 6, 2009
Challenge(s) Drink a gross concoction; face your fear and collect a flag; race back to camp
Reward(s) $10,000.00
Winner(s) Bridgette and Izzy
Eliminated Ezekiel.
Episode Guide
"Cabin Cruise"
"TDC Special"

It's finale time on TDC! The final three must complete three final challenges in order to win the Grand Prize. But an uninvited guest prevents someone from winning, and he must be saved by the other two, who during their rush to save him, complete the challenge.


Chris Maclean begins the episode with telling the audience the many challenges the contestants have had to face throughout the seasons, with also adding who got eliminated as well. After the theme song, the three finalists, Ezekiel, Bridgette, and Izzy detail their best and worst moments during the season in the confessional, with occasional interruptions by Chef. After their confessionals, Chris leads the three to Wawanakwa Lake, where three bleachers had been set up. The ex-campers come and fill up the bleachers. At Ezekiel's bleacher sat Heather, Tyler, Beth, Justin, Noah, and Joel. At Bridgette's bleachers sat Geoff, DJ, Gwen, Trent, Courtney, Harold, and Leshawna. And finally at Izzy's bleachers sat Owen, Cody, Duncan, Lindsay, Katie, and Sadie.

After the three finalists say hello to their friends, Chris asks the finalists what they would do with their money if they won. After hearing what all three finalists had to say, Chris gives the finalists their final challenge--drink a glass of either a) milk two months past its expiration date, or b) blended stink bug, spider, and cockroach. After drinking the concoction, they then must run towards their victory flag, following a path clearly marked by little flags. After receiving the flag, they must run back to Wawanakwa Lake, snap the winning ribbon, and then they will become a winner!

The three then drink their concoctions (no matter how much they didn't want to), and then hurried off towards their destination. Tyler and Heather helped Ezekiel along, making sure that he didn't get too distracted. While wanting to give her new boyfriend encouragement, Heather whispered into Ezekiel's ear what she would do to him if she won. Happy about this, Ezekiel hurried along towards his victory flag.

Bridgette, after drinking her concoction, couldn't go on by herself. With Geoff and Gwen guiding her, she found strength, but they couldn't follow her because she must face her fear by her own. Bridgette, confused by this, has Geoff explain: he says that Chris planned it so that each contestant would have to face their fear during the race. Bridgette says good-bye to her friends and hurries into the forest on her own. However, she runs into Fuzzy Wuzzums the bear along the way, which is almost always not a good thing.

Izzy, after recovering from a massive thumb wrestling war with a squirrel, followed her flags until she came up to the cliff where Chef Hatchet was waiting with the rickety plane. The crazy girl panics when she has to go into the plane, but Owen gives her courage (by shoving her at the plane and running off in terror of planes). Along the ride, Izzy kicks Chef Hatchet out of the plane, and attempts to fly the plane on her own.

Heather and Tyler leave Ezekiel when he finds his flag, sadly knowing that Ezekiel must face his fear: Eva. In order to escape Eva's wrath, Ezekiel jumps into a tree, and stays up there while Eva taunts him to come down. However, Ezekiel comes up with a plan. He tries to distract Eva with soothing questions, which actually works and Ezekiel manages to get his flag, sending him back into the running.

Bridgette runs into a couple of problems along her route. She runs into a skunk, which almost sprays her, and then follows her. Bridgette however manages to outrun it, only to see a raccoon (scurrying home after a long rant in the confession can), step into a snare trap. The surfer girl has a moral dilemma here to save the raccoon and waste time, or find her flag, but being her, she immediately goes to save the raccoon, which unexpectedly, helps her get her flag back.

Izzy, meanwhile, is still flying the plane against her will. She 'accidentally' crashed into the Killer Bass cabin, which turns out to be good since her flag is in the same area. She grabbed it, and then scampered off to join the running.

While all of this is going on, Chris is trying to keep the contestants occupied by asking them questions and such. But the campers begin to talk amongst themselves, waiting for the three finalists to turn up. And then they did, and they were scampering towards the finish line when all of a sudden, from the lake, came up C'thulu. It picked up Ezekiel, and Bridgette and Izzy rushed to save him. Izzy tried to fend off C'thulu, but it didn't work. Bridgette came up behind her, and threw her a flag pole, which Izzy stabbed into C'thulu.

While all of this is going on, Chris smirks and wonders how good the ratings are going to be for this episode.

Tyler tried to throw a pole to Izzy to stab into C'thulu, but he threw the pole straight for the ground. However, Harold picked it up and threw it towards Izzy, who finally stabbed C'thulu in the right place, thus ending his life. With C'thulu dead, Chris takes this as the perfect time to announce that Izzy and Bridgette are the winners of Total Drama Comeback due to running across their victory ribbons in order to help Ezekiel.

At the campfire that night, Izzy manages to complete final revenge on Chris by making him drink the concoctions that the three had had to drink previously that day. Meanwhile in the forest, the animals say how they're going to miss the campers on the island. But Groucho the Duck says that he's going to follow them to season three to monitor their situation and flies away, thus ending the episode.


  • Izzy - "I just kicked that jellybean smuggler's ass!"

Confessional Catch PhrasesEdit

1. Opinions are so opinionated

2. Yicky poo!

3. Spiders, snakes, and public speaking?

4. Oh, even we are going to be sick

5. And they're off!

6. And she's off

7. And she's REALLY off

8. And he's off on a good cause!

9. And she comes out smacking!

10. And she comes out swinging!

11. And she comes out signing!

12. And she comes out swinging... too!

13. And he comes out stinking!

14. And he runs away screaming!

15. And she comes in heaving!

16. And he finishes up announcing!

17. Boy, this looks bad

18. Izzy on a plane

19. Raccoons being nice? What's up with that?

20. Was that supposed to be affectionate?

21. He's back, baby

22. Chris Maclean, ever thoughtful

23. And that's the game!

24. Final words!


  • This is the first time in TD history when there are two winners.
  • This marks the fifth and final time in TDC that Chris is harmed during the Voting Ceremony (knocked down and had spoiled milk and blended cockroaches poured into his face).
  • Another one of Joel's commercials is aired during the episode.
  • Bridgette had the most supporters in the finals, including Eva when she returned.
  • Tyler is Ezekiel's only supporter who is also a Killer Bass.
  • Izzy's fear of flying is semi-conquered in this episode, as she is still terrified of flying, but exhilarated to do it herself.
  • Every contestant has a confessional in the course of the episode, including Chico the Raccoon and Fuzzy Wuzzums.
    • This makes it the only episode in Total Drama History to do so so far.


Total Drama Comeback Episodes
Returning Talents - Part 1 | Returning Talents - Part 2 | Nerds vs. Populars | Improbable Race | Cufflink, He Come to Town | TDC No Jitsu! | Snow Way Day | Prom Fight | Animals Crossing | The Secret Ingredient | Kart Karnage | Wawanakwa Strikers | Dare Ya Again | Free-For-Brawl | Jail Broken | Scavenger List | Saw It Coming | Guitar Saviors | Loser Worship | Cabin Cruise | Final Gauntlet | TDC Special
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