Total Drama Island

Season 2 Episode 27

Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Reunion Special

Aired Unknown Jun 10, 2010 on TELETOON
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Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Reunion Special
A celebrity show talks about what the Total Drama castmates have been doing after the show as they get ready for an award ceremony where Total Drama is up for Best Reality Show.

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  • The lead-in for the 3rd season

    The lead-in for the 3rd season.

    Here we are, at the end of another season of Total Drama. All that's left is the special episode that links the old season to the new one. Season 1's special was very good; all the characters got to do their thing, and the plot twist at the end was clever. So, does this season's linking episode measure up? Sadly, the answer is no.

    The episode begins with an incredibly dull "where are they now?" segment, in which they track the lives of the contestants post-TDA. Let's be honest here; who cares what they've been doing outside of the reality show? None of it matters in the future plot, because it all boils down to this: you already know they're going to return to the show, and once they're in, nothing on the outside matters anymore. You'd think that said segment, having as much relevance to the plot as a cutaway gag on "Family Guy," would last for 5 minutes, tops. But no, the various "where are they now?"'s, all of which are either predictable (Duncan and Courtney's hot-and-cold relationship is either hot or cold; Gwen and Heather are getting into a catfight), unfunny (Izzy does a Christian Bale-esqe rant), or downright convoluted (Ezekiel gets "mounted" by an aggressive bull), last for a solid 20 minutes, and that's not counting the commercials. You'll notice that not once during this overly drawn-out segment do they make any mention at all of Duncan being a millionaire. Now, I'm not a professional writer, but it seems to me that that little detail (which was, by the way, the entire purpose of Season 2) should have at least been mentioned. Major props to me for predicting that would happen (see my review of the previous episode).

    To be fair, the action starts to pick up once that 20-minute coma inducer is finished. It was nice to see the contestants working together to bring down a common foe, but I was disappointed to see that only half or so were really involved, heck I'm not even sure if Eva was on the bus with them. It was a nice twist to take seven characters out of the action, but it was still rather unrewarding; anyone who watched the trailer already knew that those seven would be sidelined, one way or another.

    All in all, I found the special to be somewhat bland. I can't fathom why the producers leaked that trailer of "Total Drama Musical"; it spoiled everything this episode was leading up to. I've expressed my distaste for the segment at the beginning, and you can imagine how disappointed I was when I realized that the rest of the episode was just meant to deliver information we already knew. If you haven't seen this pointless episode yet, just watch the trailer for "Total Drama Musical." It serves the exact same purpose in 1/40th of the time.moreless

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