The Trough: For this year's incarnation of one of the show's longest-running challenges, the drivers must navigate a Suzuki Sidekick through a trough made up from concrete Jersey barriers placed on their side without falling off. The challenge requires understanding of wheel position and front-end swing, with each driver getting just two attempts. Jordan is first, and fails his initial attempt almost immediately when he falls off. After Andrew explains the idea of front-end swing to him, Jordan does much better on his second turn and nearly passes, but falls off near the end, though is nonetheless credited for understanding the lesson. It's a very similar story for Cameron, who quickly fails his first attempt; after getting the same demonstration as Jordan, he passes his second attempt with ease. Shmuel also fails his first attempt, and after he and Sholom get their front-end swing demonstration, he nearly passes his second attempt, but fails after overcompensating and turning too wide on the penultimate turn. Despite getting the demonstration before either of his turns, Sholom fails both his attempts almost immediately, falling off on the first turn. Renee's performance is essentially the same as Cameron's, quickly failing her first attempt, but easily passing the second. Polly quickly fails both her attempts after misinterpreting Jeff's advice and trying to take the corners tighter than she normally would. Jillian continues her flawless run of challenges by passing on the first attempt, without even needing anything explained to her.
Reverse Figure-Eight: Continuing on the theme of front-end swing, the drivers are tasked with reversing a 1976 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon through a figure-eight course made up of wheel rims and garbage cans. Use of the driver's side mirror will be paramount to succeeding here. Polly is the first to take the challenge, and has major trouble getting to grips with it, even attempting to quit early on. Andrew forces her to continue, but he has to guide her throughout, and it takes her 26 minutes to finish, with a significant number of hits. Cameron gets through the course relatively quickly, thanks to his insistence on not stopping, though this does cause him to hit three things. Jordan does poorly throughout his run, mostly due to his eyesight problems and not yet having a pair of glasses.
Shmuel does most of the challenge flawlessly, but very slowly. Near the end of his run Andrew tells him to pretend that there's an ambulance coming and he needs to quickly reverse out of its way; despite speeding up, Shmuel completes the course without a single hit. Jillian's so-far-flawless track record quickly comes crashing down, as she finds this challenge far more stressful and starts hitting things almost immediately. She angrily lashes out throughout the challenge, and posts the worst run so far. Renee has trouble initially, but soon gets to grips with the challenge; she has numerous hits throughout the challenge, but finishes it relatively quickly and admits to having learned a lot from it. Sholom is last, and by far the worst at this challenge, as he ends up knocking almost everything in the first corner. This causes Jillian to storm out of the car, angrily yelling insults at Sholom as she does so; Andrew points out that despite his performance, Sholom is trying, and that Jillian's response is uncalled for.
Charger Challenge: Swerve and Avoid: Philippe gives the drivers an important lesson in how to swerve around suddenly-appearing obstacles, emphasizing the need to avoid hitting the brakes or staring at the obstacle they're trying to avoid. Jordan proves unable to even get Philippe's lesson right however, and so the show books him an immediate appointment at a local optometrist, who provides him with a new pair of glasses. This year's version of the challenge has the contestants driving the charger at 75 km/h toward a pair of lanes divided by a wall; a turtle will appear in one lane, forcing the drivers to avoid it. As with the last high-speed challenge, Renee is extremely anxious about the speeds involved, and is tearful throughout; she nonetheless passes the challenge, shocking even herself. Sholom's awful run of challenges continues, as he steers directly into the turtle and then leaves the track altogether. Shmuel, for once, does even worse than his brother, as he not only steers directly towards the turtle, he speeds and pumps the brakes, nearly flipping the car on a chunk of Styrofoam; Andrew brands this probably the worst Swerve and Avoid performance in the show's entire history, and reprimands Shmuel for his speeding. Cameron isn't optimistic about his chances, but he nonetheless passes with ease. Jillian initially refuses to even attempt the challenge, but Andrew and Mitchell force her to go through with it. Before she makes her run, she berates Mitchell at length, accusing him of being responsible for her inability to face driving (even though Andrew notes that it's only because of Mitchell that she even drives as much as she does). When she eventually takes her run she passes without trouble, though insults Mitchell again for good measure. Polly correctly swerves away from the turtle; bizzarely, however, she then floors the gas instead of correcting her course, causing her to travel far off the track and then get stuck in the mud, not letting go of the gas until Jeff tells her to. After witnessing this, Andrew suggests that Polly should consider giving up driving. Jordan, using his new glasses for the first time, nearly gets the challenge right, but under-steers and hits the brakes, causing him to spin out of control.
When she meets with the experts, Polly admits to having zoned out during the Swerve and Avoid, and Cam informs her of a recent incident where a 66 year-old woman was jailed after hitting and killing two children when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes in a parking lot. Jordan says that his glasses are proving a major help, while Sholom admits that he lucked out in actually getting a driving licence. Shmuel initially wants to graduate, but quickly retracts his request after being shown footage of his performance on the Swerve and Avoid. Jillian and Renee both say they don't want to graduate, but Cameron does feel he's learned enough to graduate.
The experts quickly agree that Cameron is the overwhelmingly obvious choice to graduate, seeing how he was the best performer in every challenge this episode. Andrew questions the other experts as to whether or not they'd be better not graduating anyone and making Cameron stick around a little longer to fully prove himself, but they ultimately decide that this is not necessary, thus making Cameron the season's third graduate.