Back in the gym, Kae is psyched to have gone to singles. As she is kicking all kinds of ass, she should be happy. Neil also talks about pushing yourself and having success, and says that's all he's trying to do. OH CONTRAIRE, Sir Game Player.
The contestants head to 24 Hour Fitness, where Sami greets them in front of a line of spin bikes. She tells them that they're going to be competing in a twenty-four-kilometer indoor triathlon. 24K is just shy of fifteen miles, and they'll have to cycle, run and swim. The first six players to cycle 20K will move on to the treadmills. From there, the first three players to run 3K will continue to the pool. And then the first player to swim 1K wins. And what do they win, you may ask? A twenty-four-hour visit home. And immunity. Good prizes! Finally, the winner of the triathlon will have the power to make a very important decision, which they'll find out about after the challenge. Sami tells them to give it their all, and the cycling begins!
Unfortunately, Sami gives a play-by-play of the whole thing. There are no such gems as "Leave no donut unturned," as she mostly just reads the results off of a screen. Julie tells us that she wants this prize more than she's wanted anything in her life. More than A CAR, Julie? She says that most of all, she misses her husband. You know that secretly, after staying home with her kid all damn day for five years, she really doesn't want to see him at all. There is biking and sweating, biking and sweating. Kae finishes first, with Nicole coming in close behind her. Bill is third to finish, followed by Hollie. There are two spots left, which go to Bryan and Neil. Julie and Amy are S.O.L.
Next is the treadmill. The top three will make it to the pool. Hollie says that running is really difficult for her, but she has a pretty extensive swimming background, so she kept telling herself that if she could make it to the pool, she'd be all set. Bill tells us how much he misses his family, and we get to see a photo of his cute kids. Kae and Bill are pretty much assured a spot in the pool, with Bryan and Hollie battling it out for third place. Sami yells for them both to fight for their family. Hollie makes it, beating Bryan by a few seconds. They both look awfully tired. I would probably be dead by now.
And then, Kae, Bill, and Hollie have to do forty lengths of the pool to determine who wins the prize. Kae tells us that she was going to try her best even though she's not a strong swimmer, but she was nervous, since Hollie is a swim coach. Oh wow, that does give her a huge advantage. Sami looks absolutely terrifying, like one of the bad girls in Tattle: When to Tell on a Friend, the ABC Afterschool Special about the kids on the swim team who try cocaine. Get off the dust, Sami! Hollie basically smokes the others, throwing in a few butterfly strokes at the end. She wins with a healthy six-lap lead. She interviews that she's done things that she never thought she could do physically or mentally, and it's overwhelming. Bill says that in ten weeks, he's gone from being barely able to get out of bed to doing a triathlon. He tears up and says that he can't wait for his family to see this, because they're going to be real proud. Oooh! I totally got a tear myself.