And with that, we are at the Grand Canyon. It truly is awe-inspiring, and even makes Red Amy cry a little. Sami tells the contestants that they're standing at the home of the Hualapai tribal nation, high above the Colorado River in Grand Canyon West. The Colorado River carved out the Canyon over millions of years, just like the contestants are going to carve a big hole in their own masses of cellulite, hopefully in a shorter amount of time. Inspiration abounds! Renee notes that she and Michelle are there for a life-changing experience. They didn't speak for five years, and they're just now getting to start over. The others are similarly high on life or the altitude. Sami tells the teams that they're going to get to test out their internalization of Bob and Jillian's lessons about making good choices while you're on vacation. She wishes them luck, and says she'll see them at the challenge.
The teams head into the campsite, and Shellay notes that it's a pretty desolate scene. It's kind of like the time the Brady Bunch went to that ghost town. Shellay is a little bit nervous, because she's a city person and likes accommodations. They don't have a ton of cause to whine, though, as they don't even have to set up their freaking tents. They explore the various camping tools and cooking implements. And then Heba and Ed roll up in their RV and gloat a little. Renee notes that the scenery is so beautiful that you can't really complain. However, she would rather be looking at it from her hotel window.
The contestants discover a pile of workout stuff that Sami left for them. There are medicine balls and those stretchy bands, and they contestants don't entirely know what to do with them. Renee gets hit in the face with a medicine ball. Ouch. I wish that had happened to Vicky. Jillian's teams miss her. They are lost without someone screaming at them. They figure out that they can get some exercise via walking. Innovative! Bob's teams start walking, too. They don't seem particularly thrilled about it, but also seem to realize that a magic gym is not going to appear at the bottom of the Canyon. Jerry walks just a little bit, and says that's good enough for him. He'd rather sit by the campfire. Brady, meanwhile, lounges on his cot. He's not so worried about the weigh-in, as he figures everyone will be in the same boat of not working out. Ed, Amy, and Jerry seem to follow this philosophy as well as we see them lounging and sleeping.
It's challenge time! The teams travel down the Colorado River via boat. Jerry tells us that he's able to participate in today's challenge, which is a beautiful thing. He's ready to get it done. Sami makes the contestants tell camping horror stories first, and then tells them the details of their challenge. There are kayaks. Sami tells us that she'll blow a horn, and one team member will start paddling in a kayak. After 90 seconds she'll blow the horn again, at which point the other team member will try to pull their opponents back to the dock via a rope attached to the kayaks. If a team's kayak touches the dock, they're eliminated. The last kayak to touch the dock wins. Ed grew up boating, so is confident about his team's chances. Jerry tells us that he was on the U.S. Olympic kayaking team several times before admitting that he's kidding and actually has no kayaking experience to speak of. The winner of the challenge will win a Jayco RV, just like the one that Ed and Heba stayed in. Attractive and fuel efficient! I hope the winner of this challenge also wins the grand prize cash so he or she can afford to fill the tank.