Ali and Bob travel to Michigan to speak to a crowd about the dangers of obesity. Bob works out the crowd. Then Ali calls out Jesse, Sophia and Aaron to make them participate in a challenge for a spot on the show.
The first two players who get to 500 steps in their challenge will be heading to the ranch with Bob and Ali. In the end, Sophia finishes first and then Jesse follows. Bob encourages Erin to finish his 500 steps no matter what, and he does.
The next stop for the show is Los Angeles, where Ali and Jillian find three more potential players, Adam, Ada and Motina. Ali tells them they have to participate in the same challenge, climb 500 steps. The first two will make it to the ranch. Both Adam and Ada celebrate their victories.
The next stop for Bob is Portland, Oregon, where he meets up with Mike from Season 8. Bob calls out Corey, Burgandy and Tina to participate in a challenge. The three players have to run a mile. The first two to finish will head to the ranch. Burgandy and Tina celebrate their victory.
The next stop for The Biggest Loser is Atlanta, Georgia. Ali and Jillian are there to encourage the audience to take the next step. Ali introduces the three players who have a chance to make it the ranch, Patrick, Anna and Rick. Ali explains they have to run a mile for their challenge.
As Patrick and Rick take an early lead, Jillian tries her best to push Anna to complete the mile. Patrick and Rick finish first and are excited to head to the ranch. Before they begin celebrating, they go back to encourage Anna to finish her mile.
The next stop for Bob and Ali is Phoenix, Arizona. Ali calls Jessica, Mark and Shanna forward and tells them about their challenge, completing a one-mile run. The first two to finish will head to the ranch. Mark and Jessica celebrate their victories, and Shanna vows she'll lose the weight from home.
Bob takes Shanna aside and tells her that since she's survived chemotherapy for her breast cancer, there's nothing she can't conquer. She agrees. Bob makes Shanna promise that when she feels defeated, it's up to her to take the power back and live for her family.
Season 8 winner Danny shows up in Oklahoma City to get the crowd riled up about losing weight and introduce Bob. Together they call out Allie, Lisa and Sandy to participate in a challenge for a chance to be on the show. The first two players to complete 500 steps are heading to the ranch. Allie and Sandy celebrate their victories.
Mark from Season 5 introduces the Boston crowd to Jillian. Together they announce the three finalists competing for a spot on the ranch, Frado, Elizabeth and Brendan. Mark explains that the first two players to climb 500 steps will go to the ranch.
As Brendan and Frado are finishing their 500 steps, Elizabeth collapses and needs medical attention. Frado tells her she's going to be strong and lose the weight from home. Mark hands Frado and Brendan their black team shirts and tell them it's time to head to the ranch.