Episode PremiereJanuary 13, 2009
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
The players were split up with one half of them going home. It was a wake-up call for the players that had to go home, because they were faced with the same tempting food they had tried to leave when they joined The Biggest Loser.
The players at the ranch all faced their first temptation. Ali introduced them to a limousine waiting for them outside the ranch. If the players were ready to give up now, they would get a free ride off the ranch for good along with $5,000 in cash. Ali sweetened the deal by offering up $25,000.
When Ali upped the amount of money to $25,000, Joelle started to really think about what she could do with the money, starting with buying her own house. Other players were not backing down because the show was about saving their lives and not winning money. In the end, nobody crossed the line.
Jillian and Bob were saddened to see that their teams were cut in half and 50 percent of their team had to go home. The teams all explained how hard it was to say good-bye to their partners.
Bob was nervous for Joelle, especially after hearing how tempted she was to take the $25,000 and leave the ranch. Bob wanted to know what was holding Joelle back. He wanted to get her out of her comfort zone and wanted her to understand that the weight was the result of her toxic fear.
While the players at the ranch were struggling to give it their all for the trainers, their partners were at home doing the same. All the at-home players were determined to get themselves back on the ranch and hoped their partners were working their hardest to help them do so.
It was time for the challenge. The teams met Ali on a boat in the middle of a lake. She told them this challenge was an individual challenge. The players had to paddle their own kayak to the shore, then race to the top of the mountain. The winner would win immunity. The first four to the top of the mountain would win a phone call home, too. Last place would get a one-pound disadvantage at the weigh in.
Blaine started out the race strong, but Tara was determined to win. Blaine was the first to get to the hill, but now he had to climb to the top. Meanwhile, Tara was able to take advantage of Blaine growing tired and passed him on the hill. Blaine was left to just watch as Tara made it to the top first and was greeted by Ali, who was waiting.
Blaine was the second one to get to the top of the hill, followed by Brandy and Helen. All four of the players were so excited to get a call home. Unfortunately, Daniel was the last player to cross the finish line, meaning he now had one pound added to his final weight at the weigh-in. He just wanted to focus on crossing the line. Some of the players rushed to the bottom of the hill to encourage Daniel to finish the challenge.
Tara was so happy to have immunity, but she knew someone else who could use the phone call home more. She gave her phone call to Filipe, knowing he could really use a conversation with his family. He was very moved by Tara's generosity.
During the last-chance workout, Jillian was making Dane lift her on the quad machine. She knew that Dane could push harder and ordered his cousin to stand on the weight, making it a total of 900 pounds. Dane was nervous, but was able to push all 900 pounds with his legs. Dane later said Jillian was scarier than any football coach he'd ever come across.
Bob was focusing most on Joelle in the gym and it was aggravating him that she wasn't pushing herself. During the last treadmill sprint, Joelle just gave up and stopped completely. Bob lost his temper and told her he was tired of not being able to get through to her. Bob had to step away to collect his thoughts. Jillian told the players she had never seen Bob as mad as he was just now.
Bob ordered his team to do another 30-second sprint because of Joelle. When she didn't complete that round, he ordered his team to another sprint. He was tired of all of Joelle's excuses and so were the rest of the players, who accused her of being selfish. She finally completed a 30-second sprint.
After the teams all had their weigh-in, the players were in shock to see two of their favorites, Jerry and Daniel, had fallen below the yellow line. Jillian was saddened, because Jerry and Daniel were the two who needed to be on the ranch the most. The players now had to discuss which player they should eliminate.
Ron kept pushing for the players to vote to keep Daniel on the ranch. He became emotional as he explained that Daniel was not going to make it if he went home and would only end up gaining weight. Ron also reminded the teams that Jerry was a fighter who would be going home to a supportive family.
In the end, the players eliminated Jerry. They each revealed their vote while holding back tears. Jerry told everybody he was at peace with the decision and gave his friends hugs before he left.