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Chinese Fake-Out
Season 3, Episode 20
First aired (CAN) February 10, 2011
First aired (USA) October 11, 2010
Song(s) A Chinese Lesson
Location The Great Wall of China - China
Challenge(s) Great Wall Race
Chinese Buffet.
Reward(s) Choose someone to stay in first class with you and a Chinese buffet.
Winner(s) Sierra
Eliminated Blaineley and Courtney
Episode guide
"Niagara Brawls"
"African Lying Safari"

The final seven go to China for a visit to the Great Wall. Tension continues between four contestants and a different contestant plans to establish the connection between himself and another. One new contestant allies with a staff member, but in the end, she is voted off along with another due to the show's budget problems.



Blaineley allies with Chef by offering a television deal.

The episode opens with Duncan pleasantly greeting Courtney in first class and trying to make peace with her, only to find that she's giving him "the silent treatment." In the confessional, Duncan says that he doesn't mind the silence at all, but really needs Courtney as an extra ally due to the heated competition at this stage in the game. Courtney, in response to Duncan's smooth-talking, shoves him head-first into the wedding cake they won in the previous challenge and walks away triumphantly munching a slice of cake. Over the plane's PA system, Blaineley advertises the opportunity for the contestants to make an alliance with her and remembering Chef helping DJ last season, suggests a TV deal to Chef if he helps her. Cody mopes about the fact that Sierra thinks the two of them are married now due to what happened last episode. Alejandro sides with Sierra, but Heather, needing Cody for an alliance, tries to help Cody out by telling him that being forthright with Sierra will get her to back off for good.

Chinese Fake-Out (4)

Duncan and Alejandro race on top of the Great Wall.

The contestants are lined up in front of the Great Wall of China. Chris gets as far as saying the contestants must race along the wall before he is interrupted by a cell-phone call. The contestants race off after they misinterpret a signal, missing out on vital information about the challenge. Chris lets them go, figuring this will just make things more interesting. Each contestant grabs a different mode of transportation to help them on their journey; Blaineley sits in the rickshaw and relaxes, Duncan rides the bicycle thinking he has an advantage, Alejandro uses the skateboard and proclaims in the confessional how he was in the South American skate Olympics, Courtney pedals the tricycle running over Heather's foot in the process, Cody mounts the donkey with the aid of Sierra, and Heather is stuck with traditional Chinese wooden sandals. Duncan and Alejandro race neck and neck down the wall, until Duncan hits a booby trap mine. Cody finds his donkey stubbornly not moving, while Sierra hops behind and around him. He tries to "break up" with her, but she focuses on the fact that he said he liked her. Sighing, he spurs on the donkey, which accidentally kicks Sierra off the Great Wall of China and through the roof of a Chinese tea store. After telling her sad story to the elderly Chinese woman, Sierra is given a bag of Love-Me Tea; the more of it she drinks, the more Cody will love her.

Courtney gets the tricycle's wheel stuck in a crack of the wall and Alejandro suggests to Duncan that they should stop and help her. Duncan, however, thinks it'd be fun to watch her struggle for a while, but Alejandro is thinking she might help him in return, so he helps her. Once she is free, she does offer to return the favor later. The three of them race off for the finish line, but Courtney hits another booby trap and goes flying backwards past Chris in a helicopter. Alejandro and Duncan cross the finish line at almost the same time, only to learn there is no prize for first place. Cody and Heather finish shortly afterwards, and Blaineley "somehow" got to the finish line before all of them. Chris is about to ring the gong, signaling the race is over, when Sierra just makes it across the finish line making Courtney ineligible to compete in the next half of the challenge.


As a result of helping Alejandro with the challenge, Courtney is forced to wear a lion dancer's mask.

In the Chinese restaurant, the contestants learn that they will be served local dishes - the grossest Chris can find. Alejandro, having a weak stomach, turns to already-eliminated Courtney for help in the challenge. Blaineley, being allied with Chef, is served slightly different food than the other contestants. Throughout the challenge, the contestants have to sing a song. Cody is eliminated when he thinks that the donkey meat served first is his new friend "Ace the donkey." Heather is then eliminated when she finishes the next food item last. Then Duncan is eliminated when Sierra beats him in finishing a starfish. Blaineley, Alejandro, and Sierra are the only contestants left in the challenge. At this point, Heather raises a protest that both Blaineley and Alejandro are cheating and that Blaineley has been served normal food, while Alejandro kept bending down during each meal, prompting Duncan to point out Courtney chewing after every round. To appease her, Chris has Sierra and Blaineley switch bowls of food and makes Courtney wear a large mask to prove that she can keep her mouth shut. Both cheaters can't stomach the thought of eating the gross dish and vomit before they even taste it, while Sierra finishes her bowl, winning invincibility and the opportunity to take Cody with her to first class.


As a result of budgetary constraints, both Courtney and Blaineley are eliminated together rather than having a tie-breaker.

The results of the votes are in and they are split evenly between Courtney and Blaineley, with Cody voting for Sierra, despite her immunity. Courtney is confident that she can take Blaineley in a tie-breaker, since she is an expert in them, but since Chris has been getting calls from the producers, hounding him about the show's budget, he just eliminates both of them instead. Courtney once again promises to sue the show, adding a lawsuit against Duncan for defamation. Meanwhile Blaineley spills information about all the remaining contestants: Ezekiel is still hiding on the plane, Cody votes for Sierra every time they are at a Barf Bag Ceremony, Heather and Alejandro have an obvious crush on each other, and that she was picked over Chris to host the show before she said no. Before Blaineley can continue, Chris pushes both contestants off the plane.


Blaineley states that they wanted her to host the show, instead of Chris.

In first class, Sierra splashes the tea over herself, which makes Cody light-headed. Sierra diagnoses it as an allergic reaction and jabs him with an EpiPen. In the cockpit, Chris discusses with Chef the serious ramifications of Blaineley's actions, though it was not her alliance with Chef, but that Chris was second-pick that annoyed Chris the most. Chef, looking nervous, quickly assures Chris it was false and Chris was a better host. With this thought weighing on his mind, he signs off the episode, to Chef's approval.

Exclusive clip

Courtney is seen taking her Drop of Shame. She talks about her elimination and how it was unfair,

The Chinese woman throws a hammer at Courtney's face.

that there wasn't a tie-breaker. But she is happy that she is finally free from Blaineley and away from Duncan (calling him The Lover of the Goths). Courtney soon realizes that she's too close to the ground, and she begins to pull the parachute cords, but the parachute won't open. After this, the small Chinese woman is seen rebuilding the roof that Sierra crashed through earlier. Then Courtney crashes through her roof, which causes the Chinese woman to be angry. Courtney asks if she speaks English, but the Chinese woman just glares at her. Courtney says "Manman chi" and the woman throws a hammer at Courtney. Before it hits her, the camera cuts off.


Voice Actor Role(s)
Christian Potenza Chris
Marco Grazzini Alejandro
Carla Collins Blaineley
Clé Bennett Chef Hatchet
Peter Oldring Cody
Emilie Claire-Barlow Courtney
Drew Nelson Duncan
Rachel Wilson Heather
Annick Obonsawin Sierra
  • A Chinese woman had lines. However, it is unknown who voiced her.
  • Ezekiel also made another cameo appearance, where he is trying to steal some of Courtney's wedding cake, but he had no lines.



  • Ezekiel makes another cameo in this episode, trying to get some cake before Duncan shows up.
  • With Courtney's elimination, all Killer Grips that returned for Total Drama World Tour (Lindsay, Izzy, Owen, and Courtney) have been eliminated.
  • This episode reveals that the ringtone on Chris' cellphone is the show's theme song, "I Wanna Be Famous."
  • The food that the contestants ate during the cuisine challenge were donkey meat, live mealworms, roasted starfish on a skewer, and one unknown dish.
    • The food served to Blaineley in the challenge was cake, spaghetti, fruit skewer and ice cream.
  • The character in the tea bag is "心" (reads "xin"), which means "Heart."
  • The final three contestants in the eating challenge are the three newcomers to the show.
  • With Courtney's elimination, all three contestants who have come in seventh place (Izzy, Justin, and Courtney) are the last three people who arrived at Camp Wawanakwa in Total Drama Island.
  • This is the only episode where Blaineley is shown in her swimwear.


  • This is the last episode of Total Drama where Ezekiel is seen wearing his toque.
  • This is the only episode of Total Drama World Tour where there are an even amount of former Screaming Gophers (Cody and Heather) and former Killer Bass (Courtney and Duncan).
  • This is the second double elimination of the season, and the fourth in the series overall (after Alien Resurr-eggtion, Top Dog, and Jamaica Me Sweat).
    • However, this is only the second time the two contestants are eliminated at the exact same time.
    • This is also the second time that Courtney leaves in a double elimination. The first time is in Top Dog with Owen.
    • Additionally, this is the first time that the two people eliminated were of the same gender; in this case, both were females.
    • Also, the two who were eliminated are the only two contestants to have debuted in a season that they did not originally qualify for.
    • This is also the only double elimination in which both are eliminated due to a tie in the votes, rather than by a regular majority, by losing a challenge, or some other irregular way.
  • This is the first episode in which a character that only competed in Total Drama World Tour is voted off.
  • This is the second episode in which Chef forms an illegal alliance. The first is Riot On Set with DJ.
    • However, unlike last time, this alliance was the contestant's idea.
  • This is the second time the EpiPen has been used. The first is in The Am-AH-Zon Race.
    • This makes Sierra the second person to use an EpiPen on someone. The other is Gwen, who did it to herself.
  • This is the fourth episode that Cody votes for Sierra to be eliminated, even though she won immunity.
  • Cody is the third contestant to refuse to eat during an eating challenge, due to him befriending the animal the course is made from (the fried meat was made from donkey). The others are Bridgette and DJ in Brunch of Disgustingness (the wieners were made of dolphin).
  • This is the second episode where the cast must eat disgusting food. The other is Brunch of Disgustingness.
    • Heather and Duncan are the only contestants to compete in both eating challenges.
  • This is currently the last episode of the series in which Blaineley speaks.
  • As of this episode, Duncan has outranked Courtney in all three out of the four seasons they have competed on, making him the only contestant to do so, and making Total Drama All-Stars the only season where Courtney outranks him.
  • In Hawaiian Style, it was revealed that Blaineley failed to deploy her parachute and, like Courtney, crash landed into a hut.
  • When Alejandro is talking to Heather about marriage, the tune of Condor is heard.


  • Sierra references Sally Field's speech for winning the Academy Award when she said "You like me. You really like me."
  • Duncan's line of, "If annoying you is wrong, I don't want to be right," is a reference to the song "If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right."
  • Courtney calls Duncan the "Lover Of the Goths," which is a reference to two novels, The Lord of the Rings and Lord of the Flies.


  • At the elimination ceremony, just before Blaineley tells the others about Ezekiel being on the plane, the straps on her high heels are missing.
  • The color of Alejandro's food is different when Heather looks under the table; instead of the usual sickly green color, it turned teal.
  • When Courtney is given the mask from Chris to wear so she doesn't cheat for Alejandro, her hair is fixed and there are no more dirty smudges on her face.
  • Sierra's 'Love-Me Tea' was never on the restaurant table until the second part of A Chinese Lesson.
  • Duncan's spiked collar disappears when he is riding his bike next to Alejandro.
  • Courtney states that there were dinosaurs in Eight million B.C., however, this is not true, since the last dinosaurs died out in sixty-five million B.C..
  • When Cody talks to the donkey before it kicks Sierra off the Great Wall, his right hand is drawn with his fingers coming from his wrist.


Total Drama World Tour episodes
Pre-merge Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1 | Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2 | Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan | Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better | Broadway, Baby! | Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water | Slap Slap Revolution | The Am-AH-Zon Race | Can't Help Falling in Louvre | Newf Kids on the Rock | Jamaica Me Sweat | Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon | I See London... | Greece's Pieces | The EX-Files | Picnic at Hanging Dork | Sweden Sour | Aftermath Aftermayhem
Post-merge Niagara Brawls | Chinese Fake-Out | African Lying Safari | Rapa Phooey! | Awwwwww, Drumheller | Hawaiian Style | Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles | Hawaiian Punch

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