And then, the Elimination Room of Doom! The contestants have their platters of death. And woah! Nicole has her hair down and glasses on. It's nice to see her without the weird bun on top of her head. Sami notes how frustrating it must be for Isabeau to be up for elimination when this is the week she's lost the most weight. Ryan admits that he misses his wife and his daughter, but says he doesn't want to go home by any means.
The duos vote. Amy and Kae are up first. And they vote for Ryan. I don't know how Amy bitch-slapped Kae into doing that, but good work. Bryan and Hollie are next, and it's Hollie's allegiance to Isabeau that leads them to vote for Ryan. Neil and Nicole are up next, and Neil starts looking all shady. He says this is the toughest decision they've had to made, and they don't feel that the person they voted for deserves to go home. But it's a tough decision, blah blah blah, and they had a decent idea of how the votes would go, and they figured that the person that they voted for does have to go home. And they want to make sure that he/she goes home the right and honorable way. So they voted for Ryan. The fuck? That is the most twisted reasoning I've ever heard. Ryan looks kind of stunned, but makes a nice speech about what his time on the show meant to him, and what an impact Bob has had. He gets to go play with his daughter and hug his wife, and says it's going to be all right. Oh, Ryan, we hardly knew ye. I mean, literally.
Ryan tells us that the "new Ryan" has a little more fight and a little less fear, and has pushed himself to do things he never thought he could do. He's worked harder than he ever has in his life, and realized that you can't stop when times get hard. The Ryan who leaves, he says, is going to be more determined, and also apparently is going to speak in creepy third-person all the time. He says the next time we see him, he'll still be this good looking, and will be wearing clothes that fit, to boot. Wait, Ryan seems kind of okay -- why has he been a non-entity all this time? Probably because he's a regular, nice, easygoing kind of guy.
Twenty-four hours later, we're at Ryan's house. Oh, he has the cutest baby! She's wearing one of those little baby headband bows around her head. If aliens ever come to take over the planet for real, they're going to look just like that, and it will be no contest. The baby totally doesn't recognize Ryan, but then again, she's only four months old. He says there's a part of him that felt loss for the time he was on campus. Well, he did kind of leave his family right after his wife had a baby. No judgment, but you know. Okay, a little judgment.