Episode PremiereApril 19, 2011
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
Alison meets the contestants on a bluff over the water at Queenstown, New Zealand, to tell them about the desire to achieve. New Zealand resident Sir Edmund Hilary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. Now, they'll climb their own mountains alone. No more teams - it's time for the contestants to compete as singles. They're even going to have a little bit of help from above... from Brett! Brett parachutes to earth out of nowhere... he's BACK! This week, each trainer will take the contestants in pairs to introduce them to an experience that only Queenstown can offer.
Knowing Kaylee and Hannah are adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies, Cara takes them to Queenstown's Canyon Swing - the world's highest cliff jump at 109 meters. Speeds of up to 150 mph will be reached! Cara's more nervous than Kaylee and Hannah, who are both psyched and ready to jump. So of course, Cara's up first. She flashes back to an old fight, then jumps screaming off the cliff. Afterwards, it's hard for her to comprehend Kaylee and Hannah's peaceful approach to the whole thing.
Okay, it's time to train, or as Brett says, time to take down Queenstown - and thus, this week's workouts begin. Time to forget the notion of "you can't lose weight while traveling." Brett decides to focus on Kaylee, to prevent any slippage of her heart. She shouldn't be gaining any weight, so why is she gaining? Kaylee admits, she's been eating to be close to her dad. Now that Moses is gone, it might work out for the best, even if Kaylee feels weird saying it. Bob works out with Olivia and Rulon. Olivia's amazed to find herself working side-by-side with an Olympic athlete - and hanging in!
After her workout, Hannah confides in Cara. She doesn't want to go back home right now; she's just not ready. The next day, Alison meets the contestants on a bridge to present their next challenge - riverboarding half a mile down the river. The winner gets an amazing helicopter tour of Milford Sound, one of the great wonders of the world... and immunity in this week's challenge! Alison doesn't think she can - but she does - bungee jump off the bridge!
The challenge gets underway, with each contestant ready to confront a situation they've never encountered before in their life. Olivia takes an early and unexpected lead. After listening to the water to find the current, Kaylee's second, and Rulon rounds out the first three. Suddenly, Alison yells out, "Olivia, you've won immunity!" - and an incredible helicopter trip to Milford Sound. Expecting Olivia will choose her to come along, Hannah fears missing her workout. But out in the middle of an incredible natural landscape, the sisters bare their hearts to each other. They're feeling strong, and regardless of what happens on the show, they'll always have this incredible experience to share for the rest of their lives.
In his time off from the show, Brett's had a lot of time to reflect - just like Jay. Together with Austin, they take the opportunity to bond... and take on another New Zealand adventure - cliff climbing! When they're almost to the top, Brett challenges Jay and Austin to let go of their fears, and let go, stretching their hands out to the skies. At the top of the cliff, the three guys sit down to review their accomplishment...
Next up, Bob takes Irene and Rulon to the place where bungee jumping began - 129 feet up from sea level! And they're going to jump off! Bob's just happy he's not going to have to jump. Irene groans and frets, but ultimately jumps with her hands over her head in prayer position - praying to the world! On the other hand, Rulon doesn't want to push death or the envelope. Six years ago today, his plane crashed... he had to swim two miles to survive. Bob's able to connect with Rulon, talking about the different ways people decide to kill themselves. Rulon has survived so many trials... so now it's time for him to LET GO!
Finally it's time for the last-chance workout! Eager to prove himself, Brett brings out his specialty - capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art which combines dance moves. It's beyond physical exercise - more of a philosophy of movement - and the girls, especially Irene and Olivia, are ready for it. Meanwhile, Cara focuses her efforts on Kaylee - the problem is Kaylee's focus on Kaylee. Back to Bob... he doesn't want to hear the word "tired." Luckily, Queenstown has a gym - which Cara doesn't need to train Hannah. Cara knows Hannah's ready to do the physical work; now it's time for her to let go of her fear.
It's time for the last weigh-in in New Zealand, with makeover week right around the corner. For the first time in a long time, the weigh-in is conducted in broad daylight, in the middle of a field, Paradise Paddock. As always, Alison lays down the ground rules. The two players with the lowest percentage of weight loss will fall below the yellow line, and the rest of them will have to eliminate one of the two. Olivia's immune, so she's up first. Four pounds is a great loss, and Olivia credits Bob. Jay's next, knowing that if he gains, it's over. After learning he's five pounds lighter - and completing his rock-climbing adventure - Jay knows he's ready to see his journey through. Irene's feeling the pressure, six pounds away from losing a total of 100. She's thrilled to have lost four for a total of up, Rulon, who knows he needs big numbers, more than seven pounds. And he's lost 10! He could be only a week away from being in the 200s again. Austin's next to weigh in, and he loses a respectable five for - which means Irene's safe. Ken's not only nervous on the scales, but physically exhausted. Sadly, he's not thrilled with his four-pound loss, which he thinks lines him up for elimination. Hannah needs to lose more than three ponds to be safe, and she loses exactly three - which means Jay's safe. Now Ken will face elimination, against either Kaylee or Hannah. Kaylee, who hasn't lost much in the last several weeks, has to lose more than three pounds - and she's lost five! Could it have something to do with standing on her own two feet?
Kaylee's victory means the elimination's between Hannah and Ken. The players hug the trainers, who then leave so that Ken and Hannah can talk freely. It's not long before Alison returns to the field to exact the players' votes. The first two votes are obvious: Austin votes for his dad, and Olivia votes for her sister. Irene votes to eliminate Ken, and Kaylee votes for Hannah - another tie. After Jay votes for Ken, it's over. Austin immediately tells his dad how proud and thankful he is for their time together on the ranch. Ken's looking forward to going home, and implementing everything that his experience on The Biggest Loser has taught him.