The excuse we're battling this week is 'I can't lose weight because I don't have access to a gym', and one of the teams will have the chance to prove that wrong when the challenge losers are denied access to the gym for the entire week.
Both teams have to tackle an obstacle course filled with various weight-related questions, and in the end it's the Red Team who come out on top (and wonder what on earth has happened to the Black Team when they don't materialize at the finish line soon after).
While all that has been going on, Dolvett has taken a trip to Illinois to visit the Aqua Team who have just one week left to meet the target of losing 50lbs in order to get a second chance at entering the ranch. "How am I going to focus when this gorgeous man is in front of my face?" jokes Daphne.
Back at the ranch, things aren't going so well for Chris, who has shut herself in the bathroom saying that she doesn't want to be here anymore. Husband Roy tries to reason with her but it seems Chris just wants to be left alone. "It hurt my feelings real bad to hear her say she wants to go home," says Roy. Conda, however, doesn't seem too sympathetic, suggesting to the others that Chris just wants to hear someone beg with her to stay.
Bob eventually arrives for a heart-to-heart with Chris, who admits that she's struggling with the fact she spent most of her life feeling invisible and now has a lot of attention. Her walls are coming down and she doesn't feel protected.
The next morning it's up bright and early for the Black Team to train outside in the cold with Bob, while the Red Team enjoy the warm gym with Dolvett. Unfortunately for the latter trainer, however, he's having trouble with one of his players. Conda's used to being the boss and doesn't like getting orders. "You're pissing me off," she tells Dolvett. "Good," he replies. "Get pissed off. It's about time." He warns her that if her attitude doesn't change there will be problems...
Which is what happens the next day. After becoming fed up with Conda rolling her eyes at him during her workout, Dolvett marches her to the doors of the gym and tells her not to come back until she's ready to be serious. He later relents and comes out to talk to her.
"Do you think I want to help someone who rolls their eyes at me and has a smart comment at everything I say?" he asks. "You don't take your condition serious which pisses me off. You aren't giving me what I need." Conda argues that she can't change overnight but Dolvett says the second she commits then her attitude will change. "You don't want it and you don't want to be here," he adds. "You have to ask yourself why."
Bob, meanwhile, is having troubles of his own with Gail, who he predicts will "be the death of [him]" because she moves slowly and likes to cry.
Buddy's back and beaming with pride following the birth of Levi Martin, but before he can get on the scale, it's time for Bob's Black Team to weigh in:
Bob isn't happy with Gail, saying: "That sucks. Your game has to be pulled up a notch because you're a big gal and a big gal has to pull out a big gal number." Elsewhere, Chris hopes that she has proven her "weakness" this week was actually a turning point.
Buddy: -10lbs ("More than my son weighed!" he jokes)
Dolvett is thrilled as Conda's number means Red Team have won the weigh-in (Bob's less happy), despite describing her as "possibly the most stubborn person" he's ever trained in his career.
So, it's off to the elimination room for the Black Team, where the only person safe is Emily. Megan kicks things off by voting for Gail, while Chism goes for Chris on the basis that she said she wanted to leave, although she counters that she does want to be there: "I guess that was my cry for help." Cassandra thinks about the strength of the team and votes for Gail, while Jeremy evens things out by voting for Chris.
Gail says that it's been a privilege being at the ranch and she's learned she can do more than she ever thought she could. She would like to have stayed but she's also looking forward to continuing the journey at home with daughter Lauren, who was sent home last week.
In a catchup video we learn Gail has lost 56lbs since beginning her journey at the ranch.
Reflecting on the experience, she says hearing Bob say she wasn't giving 100% was the hardest thing for her, so she came home and gave 100% until she developed such pain she couldn't continue her workouts. She discovered she had tendonitis and had to change her workouts, which means spending more time in the pool.
The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC
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