Danika offered to take Manic to the infirmary when Trixie broke Manic's wrist. They seemed to bond over the course of the episode, becoming good friends.
Danika helped Manic overcome his fear of doughnuts in the morning at the mess hall. During the challenge, Manic and Danika were paired together for the second round of the challenge; a romantic scene. Danika was searching for her necklace in a tree, and she fell just as Manic had found it in a bush and she landed hard on the ground. Despite this, they won the round. After their team won the entire challenge, Manic hugs Danika out of excitement, but blushes when he notices what he is doing.
Danika helped Manic get over his fear of germs, explaining that some bacteria are good, in the mess hall. During the challenge, Manic and Danika were the only members of their team to win their challenge.
Danika taught Manic that dust bunnies were not evil. Before the challenge, Danika gave Manic a duck floatie so he wouldn't drown, as he couldn't swim.
Manic tried to ask Danika to be his girlfriend many times, but was foiled by Cheyne (on accident) until Manic gave up.
Manic and Danika finally hook up, in this episode. They collected firewood for their team, and Danika cared for Manic during his allergic reaction.