The teams start walking. The Black Team's strategy is simple -- go up together and come down together and get the bonus point each time. No matter how many breaks they need or how tough it gets, they're going to stay together. The Blue Team, however, has a different strategy. Vicky is having a hard time, and Heba says that they realized if they waited for her every time they'd lose. They split up, and hope that Brady will be able to do enough laps on his own that he'll make up the extra points that they're losing. Brady notes that you're only as fast as your slowest person, and unfortunately his wife is pretty slow. The Black Team keeps at their unified approach, and everyone struggles as temperatures hit 112 degrees. Michelle tells us that it was becoming almost unbearable, and Heba notes that it was hotter than 50 hells. She's tired and aching and ready for the day to be over.
Red Amy comes up with the idea to talk to the Black Team about taking a collective break so none of them die of heat exhaustion. Seriously, have a siesta and a low-cal popsicle. Purple Amy says that they agreed to the break, trusting that no one would go up and down the hill during the break. Everyone goes and climbs into bed, and then Shellay gets to thinking. She wonders if everyone is REALLY hanging out in the house and not walking up the mountain. She tells Purple Amy that she has to go eat something, and goes to talk to Coleen. She asks how they know that no one's out there. Coleen is having the same thoughts, and feels like she should be walking. Shellay says that she was stupid in the last temptation, and wonders if she's being stupid again. Coleen notes that she doesn't want to be dishonest, but Shellay wonders if the Blue Team made the agreement because they knew they were ahead. Methinks Shellay might be overthinking. However, she's certain that her team needs to win, and that she should be climbing the mountain. She and Coleen go back and forth about it, but Coleen says that she gave her word and it would be going against everything she believed. So she doesn't. Sucker.
At 4:45 p.m., when things have cooled to a chilly 96 degrees, the teams take off again. The Black Team continues their group strategy, but get a little worried when they see Brady sprinting along past them. Eventually, though, Brady inspires the Black Team to run. The Blue Team finishes with five minutes left. The Black Team rushes down. With seconds left, Shellay sprints down the mountain to join her Black Team at the finish line for one final picture. She didn't think she could do it, but then heard Jillian screaming obscenities in her ear and started to hustle. Everyone is proud of their performance. Sami tells them that in 14 hours they walked over 160 miles as a group. When they finished, the teams were within a mile of each other. One team walked 81 miles, while the other team walked 79.8 miles. In the end, however, it was a game of points. And with 162 points the Black Team wins! Yay for team work. They get the two pound pass for the weigh-in. Brady as an individual ran further than anyone -- over 20 miles. Holy smokes! That's pretty amazing. Brady is proud of how much he's changed in just five weeks.