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Hey guys, to pass the time, we could try to finish these jigsaw puzzles on the floor.

"Puzzling Mysteries" is the seventh episode of Battle for Dream Island. It was published on July 1, 2010. In this episode, another Squashy Grape is finally eliminated, and no one is up for elimination.


Before the intro

The episode starts with the competitors spinning basketballs on their fingers/feet. Pen starts with spinning one basketball, and Eraser impresses everyone by spinning three. Golf Ball is shown that she can spin seven, much to Snowball's jealousy. Eraser asks Needle how many she can spin, calling her Needy. The clip is played back and slowed down several times for emphasis. This frustrates Needle, and she then slaps Eraser afterward. The Announcer then announces that it is time for Cake at Stake.

Cake at Stake

Needle, Ice Cube, and Coiny were up for elimination. The Announcer said Needy before she slapped him to the Cake at Stake area. A key-lime pie was used for the cake, again. There was a total of 18 votes. Ice Cube got one vote. A long pause of silence occurs, which Coiny points out. The Announcer then points out that Coiny has never spoken once at his Cake at Stakes, and that he was contributing to the silence. Coiny says that the Announcer should be glad that he was contributing instead of doing what he wanted to do. As Announcer tries to speak, Coiny shushes him, telling him that they had to contribute to the silence. The Announcer then calls Needle "Needy" and gets out of the way, causing Needle to slap Coiny instead, who is sent flying off into the horizon.

The Announcer then says that Coiny had gotten five votes, while Needy had gotten twelve (reduced to six with her Win Token). She slaps Announcer again. Even though Needle had her votes cut in half, she is still eliminated. The Announcer says that Needle has slapped exactly 13 times. Then, a montage shows that Needle slapped people exactly thirteen times before she was eliminated, noting that thirteen is an unlucky number. Before being flung into the TLC, Coiny asks Needle why she didn't like being called Needy, but Needle is flung to the TLC before she could explain.

The Announcer then realizes that the TLC wouldn't shut completely, and Pencil points out that the carrying capacity was six, and although there were six people inside, Spongy was much larger than the average contestant. So, Announcer then announces that no one would be eliminated in the next episode and that the winners would get an eliminated contestant onto their team (being represented as a pile of blue fluff with the word "Winners" on it taking a yellow crystal from a pile of yellow crystals labeled "Losers").

Icon Contestant Votes WT Total votes Vote change Percentage of votes
IceCube TeamIcon.png Ice Cube 1 No 1 1 more than last time 5.55555555556%
Coiny TeamIcon.png Coiny 5 No 5 5 more than last time 27.7777777778%
Needle TeamIcon.png Needle 12 (6) Yes 12 12 more than last time 66.6666666667%


Eraser asks what the contest is, which Announcer responds to by telling everyone to go into a single-room building. When everyone is inside, the Announcer locks the door, trapping everyone inside. Bubble asks if they will starve to death in there, and Announcer announces that they will find out after the break.

After a random commercial advertising Bubble Transformer plays, everyone is freaking out. The Announcer states that there is a way out, and Pencil calls him a liar. Leafy then explains that they could solve a jigsaw puzzle to pass the time, which Announcer says is the seventh contest, and that no one could leave until they completed their puzzle.

Each jigsaw puzzle had 9 pieces. All of the Squishy Cherries' pieces were upside-down, which no one had noticed yet. Snowball quickly completes the Squashy Grapes' puzzle, and their team begins to leave. The Announcer stops them, as everybody starts freaking out again. The Announcer tells them to choose one of the Cherries to be on their team. Everyone but Coiny and Ice Cube choose Firey. Coiny complains, stating that he hates Firey, and Firey is upset that he had to be on Coiny's team. Pencil and Match begin gossiping about what Eraser did in Take the Plunge Part 2, which angers him.

Pencil then finally realizes that all the pieces were upside-down, and Announcer says that the Cherries couldn't leave until they have finished their puzzle.


The episode ends with Pen finally connecting two of the puzzle pieces at night. Some cheer for him while others jeer.

Deleted scene

Originally, the Announcer was going to allow each team to gain an eliminated contestant to join their team. Leafy and Snowball decide to re-recruit Spongy, asking each other if he would like that. The Announcer misinterprets this as choosing Woody and brings him back. After that, the Squishy Cherries immediately pick Blocky to rejoin.


Voice actor Roles
Cary Huang Needle/Match/Tennis Ball/Ice Cube/Rocky
Michael Huang Pen/Eraser/Golf Ball/Snowball/Coiny/Leafy/Pencil/Bubble/Firey/Yellow Face
AT&T/NaturalReader Mike Announcer


  • As of Needle's elimination, she will be the 6th and last contestant to be eliminated while the series used the older arms and legs.
    • The streak of the Squishy Cherries members being eliminated (Spongy, Blocky, Woody, Pin) is broken.
  • This is the second time a commercial was in an episode and a Squashy Grapes' member was eliminated, the first time being in Episode 2 of the same season.
  • This is the first episode that has no Cake at Stake theme.
  • This is the first appearance of Yellow Face and his commercial, if one does not count his debatable appearance in "Barriers and Pitfalls".
  • This is the first time the voter's names were shown.
  • Loser first appears as a yellow crystal block among a pile of them. However, he would not make any speaking role until 7 years later.
  • This is the first time that a contestant used a Win Token on elimination.
  • There were 2 scenes that were ultimately cut from the episode, according to the storyboard. The first was about The TLC being changed to a smaller size to only 4 contestants by accident and how 2 contestants would rejoin, and how Spongy would rejoin by Leafy and Snowball, and which the announcer heard wrong and thought of Woody, while the second was about Blocky rejoining by Pen and Eraser.
  • This is the first episode without voting. "Return of the Hang Glider" is the only other episode of the season without voting.

Continuity references

  • Needle uses the Win Token that she won in "Barriers and Pitfalls".
  • The episode flashes back to the many episodes that had Needle slapping the other characters.
  • The TLC is unable to close due to the build up of eliminated players from previous episodes.
  • The Snowball chasing Golf Ball in circles animation from "Bridge Crossing" is randomly reused.
  • Pencil and Match chat about the time Eraser stepped on a nail in "Take the Plunge/Part 2".
  • A flashback of Pin's elimination is briefly shown when Match says that she was happy when she was eliminated.

Cultural references

  • At Cake at Stake, Coiny says "The sound of silence" with the same intonation as the song The Sounds of Silence (debatable).


  • This episode has a minor audio lagging issue.
  • At Cake at Stake, when there was an awkward silence, Coiny has three arms.
  • Ice Cube's cake has the cream on top of it, but when it shows the remaining cake it has the cream, while there was only one cream.
  • At 6:12, when Pencil holds one of a piece of the jigsaw puzzle, it inclined to the right. However, when Pencil flipped it, it stayed the same.
  • At 4:28, Pen has no mouth.


  1. Announcer popped Bubble when he fell from the sky.
2010 episodes
Take the Plunge/Part 1Take the Plunge/Part 2Barriers and PitfallsAre You Smarter Than a Snowball?Sweet ToothBridge CrossingPower of ThreePuzzling MysteriesCycle of LifeInsectophobe's NightmareCrybaby!LoftyA Leg Up in the Race
Battle for Dream Island episodes and other videos
TFI: "Crying Contest" • "Balance Beam" • "Mile Run" • "Elimination Volleyball!" • "Rope Climb" • "Dodgeball" • "Spelling Bee" • "Breath Holding Contest" • "Dice!" • "Spinner" • "Bowling 1" • "Bowling 2" • "Stack 1"* • "Stack 2"* • "Hurdles 1"* • "Hurdles 2"* • "Hurdles 3 and 'WETHFPC'"* • "Jumbo" (partially released)

*not released yet

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BFDIA2.png BFDIA: "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know" • "Get Digging" • "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3" • "Zeeky Boogy Doog" • "Get in the Van" • "BFDIA 5b" • "No More Snow!" • "It's a Monster" • "The Long-lost Yoyle City"

IDFB3.png IDFB: "Welcome Back"

B.F.B.png BFB: "Getting Teardrop to Talk" • "Lick Your Way to Freedom" • "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" • "Today's Very Special Episode" • "Fortunate Ben" • "Four Goes Too Far" • "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" • "Questions Answered" • "This Episode Is About Basketball" • "Enter the Exit" • "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" • "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" • "Return of the Rocket Ship" • "Don't Dig Straight Down" • "The Four is Lava" • "The Escape from Four" • "X Marks the Spot" • "Take the Tower" • "How Loe Can You Grow?" • "A Taste of Space" • "Let's Raid The Warehouse" • "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" • "Fashion For Your Face!" • "The Game Has Changed" • "The Tweested Temple" • "The Hidden Contestant" • "Uprooting Everything" • "B.F.B. = Back From Beginning" • SOS (Save Our Show) • "Chapter Complete"

TPOT Abbreviated.png BFDI:TPOT: "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?" • "The Worst Day of Black Hole's Life"

Shorts: "Thanks for 4 years!" • "BFDI Is Back" • "Paper Towel" • "Ballers" • "Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!" • "HELP US get to VIDCON 2019" • "Happy Birthday, Battle for BFDI!" • "BFDI's Road to Half a Billion Views" • "You're A Loser, But..." • "Thanks for 600,000 subscribers!" • "Aw, Seriously?" • "BFB Contestants React to Wiki Comments" • "Thanks for 800,000 subscribers!" • "PUMPKIN 2.0 - BFDI Halloween Shorts" • "If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge" • "If X-MAS in Among Us was a BFDI Challenge" • "Thanks for 900,000 subscribers!" • "Thanks for 1,000,000 subscribers!" • "Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!

Reanimated specials: "BFDI 1a+1b Reanimated! Fan-made MAP (Multi Animator Project)" • "BFDIA 1 Re-Animated By 95 People! - (Fan-Made)" • "IDFB 1 Re-Animated By 108 People! (Fan-Made)"

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