Tyra mail! "Do you have what it takes to rise to the top? Be ready to prove it at 10:00." The girls, clad in workout wear, walk into a room that is outfitted with an army-style obstacle course. Toccara interviews that when she saw it, she was excited. Yeah, I am so sure. There are nets and ropes and tires and walls that say things like "intensity." Eva interviews that no one in their right mind would be excited about an obstacle course. Captain Leif Wade, trainer at the bootcamp gym, introduces himself. And how awesome would it have been if it was Captain Leif Garrett? He'd be all shaking and stuff, and the workout would consist of "Ummm, and then you pick up the pipe with your right hand just like this..." and then he'd start crying about how he paralyzed his friend Roland Winkler. And then Roland Winkler would show up and complete the obstacle course, paralysis and all, just to underscore how pathetic Leif Garrett is. But I digress. Captain Leif is formerly of the U.S. Marines. He says that the girls are no longer civilians. Well, as we've seen, they're no longer civil, so I guess that's a start. Eva mocks Captain Leif in an interview, saying "Blah blah blah, today is about tenacity! Strenth! Loyalty!" Eva is the greatest. Captain Leif says that the girls will face rejection in the modeling industry (true, just ask Kelle), but quitters are never winners, and winners never quit. So he won't let them quit today.
Yaya interviews that putting on fatigues and acting like she's moving through the jungle isn't her idea of a good time. But Yaya...killing people is funny! Also, shut up, you pinko commie. Ann is predictably pumped. The girls race through the course, falling quite hilariously many times. Ann interviews that she's always been good at everything she's ever done, including sports. Yaya interviews that she gets a really competitive vibe from Ann. Ann is the top athlete but Yaya is also seen as physical because she dances. She's a dancer? I wouldn't have guessed. Cassie is not having much success on the rope climb. Yaya says that Cassie didn't want to participate, and was putting in minimum effort. Captain Leif yells at her a bit, and asks her what she's proud of today. She says nothing, then snots that if she wanted to be in the military, she would have signed up for the military. Eva interviews, "Cassie is the biggest punk I have ever met." Once again, a spot-on observation from Eva. And also, that's saying a lot. Amanda interviews that she wanted Captain Leif to yell at Cassie more and call her a maggot. Cassie interviews that the whole exercise is dumb and cheesy and that she hates it. She cries in the obstacle course that she wants to go back to Oklahoma and the comfort of her pole and pasties. This whole incident is totally proving to us that those stripper workouts that seem to be all the rage these days are a huge crock of shit. Ha! Eat carbs and do some weight training. I love the lessons of this installment of Top Model. Eva interviews that the purpose of the course was to teach the girls tenacity and endurance, and not to give up in the face of adversity. Captain Leif sits the tired-looking girls down after the work out. He says that some of them did amazingly well, and some not so well, and that he'll be seeing them again soon. The girls give a groan of anticipation. The bad kind.