From the moment Noah first laid eyes on Emma, he instantly fell in love with her. Having spent most of his life being cold, unsociable, and sarcastic, this experience is new to him and he has difficulty trying to impress Emma. At first, Emma's oblivious to Noah's attraction, but after conversing with him and seeing their similarities, she also starts to develop feelings. However, she still remains opposed due to wanting to focus on the competition and she constantly has her sister, Kitty, urging her to stay focused. Eventually, Noah saves her from falling, which finally lets Emma see Noah in a new light. Afterwards, they agree to form an alliance between their teams, which Kitty and Owen secretly organized to get them together. Although the two become closer, Emma realizes that having a relationship with Noah will distract her from winning the Race and she promptly ends things with him. This sudden news of rejection puts Noah into a state of shock and depression until Emma reconsiders their relationship only when she wins. When the Reality TV Pros get eliminated, Emma bids Noah goodbye and kisses him for the first time. With Noah's departure, Emma would goes off into "Noah-dazes" during the Race, to the point of Kitty having to slap her so she remains focused. Once the Sisters are also eliminated, Emma is reunited with Noah in the finale and watch the final outcome of the Race together while gazing at each other dreamily in the final group shot.
Noah notices Emma for the first time in this episode. As Emma completes the final challenge, performing a skillful gymnastics maneuver, Noah watches her and instantly becomes awestruck by her grace. He continues to stare at her as she leaves, and is so dumbstruck that he is unfazed when Owen accidentally land on him. Though they don't directly interact in this episode, this becomes the spark of their eventual relationship.
Noah spends most of the first half of the episode love-struck, looking lovingly at an oblivious Emma. Whenever Emma talks to him, Noah simply gazes at her, speechless and without his usual sarcastic remarks. In addition, Noah softens up as he even helps Mickey in the challenge. His change in behavior made Owen believe that he isn't feeling well ("dead person") until Kitty, who had known about Noah's crush on her sister for some time, informs him.
On the plane, Owen asks if Noah would like the window seat, which Noah declines due to the aisle seats being closer to Emma. At the same time, Kitty discusses forming an alliance with the Reality Pros, though Emma dismisses the idea and adds that she dislikes Noah's snarky attitude. Later on, Emma and Noah are in a conversation, their respective partners is able to see their similarities and try to get them together. The two teams chose the same Either/Or challenge and when Emma almost fell off her window washing platform, Noah saves her. After helping them in the challenge and allowing them to reach first place, Emma begins to soften up to Noah and accept the alliance between their teams, not realizing that she also begins to develop feelings for him.Jay to the point of losing their confidence. Noah, not seeing any encouragement, asserts that he's over Emma for good. Unaware of this, Kitty asks Emma if she still likes Noah, and they both laugh as she says, "Yeah!" Emma realizes that she didn't know how much she liked Noah until he nearly got eliminated.
When the Sisters accidentally break into the Reality TV Pros' cell, Emma and Noah gaze into each other's eyes romantically and Noah's feelings for Emma are rekindled. However, still without an ally, Noah and Owen place after Kitty and Emma in this leg.
Emma has now fully accepted her feelings for Noah and has become obsessed with him to the point where she begins to neglect the game. She even dreamily maps out every detail of their future together, which angers Kitty, and as a result, seem to switch roles from the beginning of the season in which Emma is the one getting distracted and Kitty is the driving force that attempts to get her sister to focus on the game. When Noah tells Emma about his and Owen's experiences in the other show they have taken part in and asks her about competing together in another show, Emma stops him for a moment, and the two begin to gaze at other. As they're about to share their first kiss, they get interrupted by the Surfer Dudes. While on the train, Emma tells Noah and the others about her plan to get them into the final two. Kitty and Owen soon realize that getting the two together during the Race was a bad idea, as both are too distracted with one another instead of focusing on the race. Emma realizes her mistake after reaching the chill zone in second-to-last place and tells Noah they cannot be together, sending him into a depressed state. Owen and Noah come in last but are saved since it is a non-elimination round.
Throughout the entire episode, Noah is stuck in his depression-stricken catatonic state and is too depressed and unmotivated to do anything. Since the relationship was on hold, and by extension the alliance as well, Emma continues with the Race and shift the blame for Noah's current state to something else, refusing to acknowledge her guilt. However, Emma soon started to regret "breaking" Noah and asks Kitty how she could "ruin the most amazing piece of perfection to ever walk the Earth". At the end of the leg, Emma finally apologizes to Noah for breaking up with him and admits that she will date him after the Race if her teams win. Upon hearing this, Noah's mood has finally returned and doesn't care about Emma caring about winning more than him.
Emma tries to talk to Noah and Owen and she waves at them. Noah carves a heart out of ice which touches Emma but Kitty yanks her away and tells her to focus. After finishing the challenge first, Emma wonders if she and Kitty can help Noah and Owen with the challenge, but Kitty yanks her again.
Even though Noah was eliminated last episode, Emma has a tendency to go off on a "Noah-daze" as she calls it where she will start thinking and talking about Noah romantically. During this episode, the first Noah-daze was when Emma begins to talk about how Noah hated cabs because they were germ-incubators. In order to stay focused on the race, Emma gets Kitty to slap her every time she goes on a Noah-daze. Another "Noah-daze" she has is when she is stating how Noah would've loved the magic shows.
Emma states she is glad there are not boys to distract her but then she says, "Emma and Noah for the win!", leading Kitty to promptly state that wasn't her name.
In an effort to remain focused on the Race, Emma attempts to repress Noah from her mind but has little success. During a conversation with Carrie, Emma tells her to push her feelings for Devin deep down, much like she did for Noah.
With Devin's injuries causing the Best Friends to go home on a non-elimination round, Don is forced to replace them with another team. With this said, Emma hopes the Best Friends bring back Noah, but then she changes her mind knowing it would distract her for the remainder of the race.
After the Sisters are eliminated, Emma talks about how she appreciates her sister's contribution to help her win. However, Kitty sees through her long rant and knows that she is going to call Noah, which Emma doesn't deny.
Emma and Noah are seen sitting next to each other in the bleachers near the final Chill Zone. Later when all teams are standing on stage, they are both seen standing side-by-side happily gazing into each other's eyes.
- This is the first relationship between a contestant who debuted in Total Drama and a contestant who debuts in The Ridonculous Race.
- According to Fresh TV, Noah develops a crush on Emma prior to A Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket, but when she does the skillful gymnastics maneuver, Noah could no longer hide his feelings for her.
- This is one of two relationships in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race where the characters are voiced by Stacey DePass and Carter Hayden, the other one being Crimson and Ennui.
- This is the second couple to have both persons' ethnicity confirmed, with the first being Alejandro and Heather.
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