The focus of this episode is driving manual transmission vehicles, and each contestant is given lessons on how to drive stick-shift. Manual transmission cars will be used throughout this episode.
The Teeter-Totter – In this challenge, the contestants must balance their car on top of a teeter-totter. Ashley, who was self-taught in manual transmission at home (her F-350 is stick-shift) finishes the challenge quickly, though complaining that the car (a Honda Accord) is garbage the entire time. Emily also finishes, but admits that she may have lucked out. Teagan and Amy are also given different cars — Teagan (given a more powerful Pontiac Sunfire) because he too drives stick-shift at home, and Amy (given an Audi S6) due to her confidence issues. Teagan finishes, though he burns the clutch the entire time, while Amy, having stalled 26 times trying to get over a speed bump in third gear alone, manages to kill her car. She is the only one not to finish.
The Water-Tank Challenge – In the annual tradition, contestants must navigate through an obstacle course while having a roof-mounted pool of water on their car (this time, it is a stick-shift military vehicle, as Cam notes). Notably, Andrew, when demonstrating the challenge, also gets soaked (for the first time in four Water-Tank Challenges), earning the ridicule of the show's crew. However, the contestants fare worse: Scott (Emily's Nominator) is so soaked that he leaves the challenge without his shirt, while Lindsay is forced to repeat a portion. Ashley also screams throughout her ride. However, the most serious news comes from Donna: having failed a straightaway portion, she repeats it, only to suffer an angina attack at the end of the straightaway when a fake taxi appears out of nowhere. For her, the challenge is aborted then, and Dan and Cam are compelled through their positions as a certified driving instructor and a police officer, respectively, to call for reviews of her licence based upon her medical condition.
Straight to 60 – In this challenge, contestants must drive straight up to 60 km/h in standard transmission, with Andrew in the passenger's seat. Though five challenges finish quickly (Andrew having to tell Lindsay and Amy to not drive with the parking brake on), Andrew is nervous throughout, due to Donna's heart condition and her upcoming turn in the challenge—to the point of Andrew refusing to let Donna take the challenge (as Andrew explains, the challenges are designed to induce stress so that the contestants learn how to resolve the situations). Andrew convinces Donna not to do the challenge, as her heart condition continues to be examined.
Instead of Donna's run, Andrew discusses Donna's driving problems, at one point, taking her back to the scene of her out-of-control spinout from the ice-braking challenge. Donna is taken to the courtroom (the experts are not present) and shown video replays of her performances in the challenges thus far, and Andrew indicates that as far as the show is concerned, she should not drive. Donna, however, replies she intends to keep driving, only slower; surprisingly, Claude, despite having nominated her out of safety concerns, shares her resolve. Afterwards, Andrew and the panel agree that rather than graduate anyone, Donna will be sent home in what Andrew terms an "anti-graduation". Andrew returns Donna her licence, she is taken away by limo, and is last heard repeating she plans to keep driving, but slower. Andrew, in narration, indicates that Donna's licence was up for review by the province of Ontario, and that after leaving the show, Donna sent them an e-mail stating "I'm going to lose my licence thanks to your damn show." (Whether she actually did lose her licence is not stated, though it's heavily implied she did).