Whitlow continues to struggle at the wall. DI McSweeney runs back to give her some encouragement. DI McSweeney voice-overs that as a drill instructor, you don't want to see your recruits fail, but Whitlow had reached the point where "that wall was ten thousand feet high." Wolf reaches the other end of the lake and runs across the finish line. His final time is 12:14, twenty-eight seconds faster than his first time. Wolf voice-overs that he didn't look behind him until he was in the kayak, and when he couldn't see Whitlow, he worried that she was injured. DI Rosenbum tells Wolf he was "outstanding," and gives him a blanket.
Back at the wall, Whitlow is on her twelfth attempt. She slides down, and tosses the rope in frustration. DI Rosenbum asks Wolf where Whitlow is, and Wolf says that he doesn't know. DI Rosenbum asks whether Whitlow is "the one [Wolf] became the tightest with," and Wolf says that she is. Back at the wall, Whitlow is at the top with one leg thrown over. This is her twenty-fifth attempt. Oh, she falls. She's hanging by her arms. The DIs tell her to pull herself up, but she slides down anyway. DI Rosenbum says that they got word that Whitlow was stuck at the wall, and he and DI Francisco "hightailed it back to the wall for moral support." Whitlow has now been at the wall for forty-three minutes. Seriously? I would have given up after about five tries. But that's why I'm not on this show. DI Rosenbum arrives at the wall. Whitlow voice-overs that she had considered quitting, but when Rosenbum got there, there was no turning back. Whitlow falls from the wall again. DI Francisco arrives and observes that they're all there together. DI Francisco voice-overs that when he saw how tired Whitlow was, he didn't know whether she had "enough physical endurance" left to make it. DI Francisco offers her some advice. Whitlow tumbles from the top of the wall and DI Francisco catches her. She's been at the wall for fifty-eight minutes. On her forty-seventh attempt, Whitlow gets a good start and the drill instructors cheer her on. She slowly pulls herself over. They make her yell, "The Gauntlet rules."