Sami then drops the bomb. In addition to the trip home and immunity, Hollie has won the power to also give one player of her choice a twenty-four-hour trip home and immunity. Hollie seems stressed. Isabeau tells us how much she wants to go home to sleep in her own bed and visit her boyfriend. And I mean, in this situation, you pretty much have to give the prize to someone with kids, right? You don't want to be responsible for their delinquency later on in life. Sami reminds her that she can be strategic. Hollie is not comfortable with the decision. Part of her wants to choose someone who misses their family, to give them an extra boost, and part of her wants to make the strategic decision that will help her get to the end in the game. Hollie says she has to do it from the game point, and so she picks Julie. I don't toooootally get the strategy. I guess it's that Julie hasn't shown herself to be a terribly strong competitor, so she'd be better to have around in the end than someone who's probably going to push you below the yellow line eventually. Sami tells Hollie and Julie that they still have to weigh in when they return, and that if they gain weight, their immunity is gone. Oooh, that must be the stinky Neil rule. Good. Hollie hopes that this won't be an issue for her, and that she can enjoy the reward she's been given. Amy, who misses her family a lot, is bawling. Hollie hopes that people don't hold a grudge, and thinks that in the long run, she made the best possible choice.
And then, home visits! Hollie is psyched to get to see her friends. She has a friend named Antoinetta who is also of size. Antoinetta says that Hollie is an inspiration, and Hollie says that she wants to inspire Antoinetta in particular. They plan to work out together, and Hollie says that Jillian is her trainer and is a little crazy, and some of that has rubbed off on her. Julie sneaks up on her family, including her cute little dog, who is so excited to see her. She asks her adorable redheaded son if he missed her, and he sweetly says, "Too much." Awwwww. Julie's husband, Mike, can't believe how great the transformation was, and is really happy to see her. They're gonna have some booty-slappin' lovin' tonight. Mike is a fan of denim on denim, and I also have a severe desire to part his slicked-back hair. But nonetheless, he seems super nice. He's lost 28 pounds, and Julie says they're going to make a fresh new start and brand-new life. Awwww! They have a family hug, and it's really sweet.