During his time in "Total Drama: Return to the Island", Schmidt is placed on the Mutant Bass, where he starts a rivalry with Laurie. He mostly avoids interacting with the other contestants but manages to befriend Alex and Willis. Schmidt is initially voted off by his team before returning later in the season. His stretch in the competition comes to an end when he and Laurie tie in a vote and Chris decides to eliminate them both. Schmidt is last seen in "This Ain't The End" celebrating with the other contestants after Vanessa wins the season.