In an interview, Wolf says that they're used to eating a lot, and now "there's going to be some kind of reaction in [their] bodies." Yeah, it's called "hunger." The recruits take their "food" out and sit on a dock by the lake. Whitlow suggests that they eat their main meal of the day at lunch. They debate what their bodies need. In an interview, DI Francisco says that lack of food can lead to irritability. Is that what my problem is? Because Wolf irritates me. Moretti finds some peanut butter and then coughs. The various recruits list off their physical problems. In an interview, Moretti says that he doesn't know how they expect to push them when they don't have any energy. We fade out to commercial to the melodious sounds of Moretti hacking up a lung.
Day Twenty-Six. 8:00 AM. New Squad Leader. DI Rosenbum explains that since Whitlow is the only one who hasn't been a squad leader, she gets to do it this time around. Whitlow strips off her t-shirt (she's wearing a sports bra underneath) and puts on the red squad-leader shirt. DI Rosenbum says that he's sure they will all help her out, unless they're "a bunch of backstabbers." Which they are. Which is why I watch the show. In an interview, Moretty says that it's possible people will try to sabotage the mission so that Whitlow won't get amnesty and automatically get to go to "The Gauntlet." Sidebar: in the forums, GuiltyPleasures points out that it should actually be "Gantlet," and not "Gauntlet." And while that's correct, and I respect any efforts to maintain proper English, the show calls it "The Gauntlet," and that's what I'm going to call it as well.
8:30 AM. Physical Training. Whitlow leads the way. In an interview, Wolf says that you can't go into the mission planning to throw it, even if it would make for a fair playing field. In an interview, Moretty says that she would never do that, because there are enough evil things going on already. In an interview, Whitlow says that she's confident being squad leader, and that she purposely held off doing it to increase her changes of making it to The Gauntlet.
1:45 PM. Obstacle Course. As the recruits tackle the course, DI Rosenbum tells them that it's getting cutthroat now. In an interview, Wolf says that there is more than one way to get to the end. In an interview, Moretty says that she could win, and that, at this point, it's anyone's game. Oh, she's so not winning now. In an interview, Wolf says that Moretty is really sweet, and that in her real life, she's a mom, and thus a good leader. As we hear Wolf talking, we see Moretty climbing over a wall, and then falling on the way down. She says that it "hurts really bad," as she straddles a board. I think she broke her vagina. DI Rosenbum comes over and asks what hurts. Moretty tries to point to it, but Rosenbum makes her say, "My butt, sir!" Oh, I guess it wasn't her vagina after all. In an interview, Moretti says that Wolf and Whitlow are probably better recruits than Moretty "in terms of discipline and bearing." Moretty walks over to the medic, whimpering. In an interview, Moretty says that she's worked hard and done the best she could do. DI Rosenbum comes over and asks Moretty whether she cracked a bone. Moretty says that she didn't. In an interview, Moretty says that the remaining people are there because of fate. And because they didn't get hurt or annoy the others much.