Ada tells us that she's proved to herself that she's won the challenge, so now it's about getting the car into the right person's hands. That right person would be Patrick, who is unemployed, has a couple of kids, and currently drives a 1992 mule. That's pretty sweet. When Patrick makes it to the top of the stairs, he's surprised to see Ada and Brendan waiting for him. They give him a big hug, say they know how badly he needs a car, and follow him down for the last lap. Patrick says this is a moment he'll never forget. Let's hope he can pay the gift tax. Patrick makes it to the bottom of the stairs, hits the buzzer for the last time, and the brand new car is his. He cries, and hugs Ada and Brendan. It really is a pretty nice moment. Frado says he believes in karma and that, "It all comes back," which he should remember during all those times when he's being an asshole. Patrick says he's never had a brand new car, that this is really special, and that it will change his life. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is about to die. At 70 points, she feels completely exhausted and beat up. She opts out, and feels like she let herself down since she was determined to finish.
Back at the house, Ada and Brendan talk. Brendan thinks Ada feels bad because her family didn't come to the runway show. She says that in fact she didn't want them to come, and because she hasn't yet dealt with the video incident seeing them would be awkward. Because of the whole thing about Ada's parents blaming her for her brother's death, she has some serious unresolved issues. She knows she'll feel better when she talks to her family, but is afraid of the actual conversation and its inevitable fallout. Brendan tells Ada that she's a role model to all the girls there -- and the guys, I would add -- and shouldn't let the fact that her parents are giant a-holes affect her too negatively.
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Bob and Jillian join the contestants as they are sitting around eating Subway sandwiches and hear about the challenge. They seem impressed. Elizabeth has giant circles under her eyes, and cries about the fact that she didn't finish. Bob gets it, but wants her to think about victories she's had since she first came on campus. He says that she can finish the challenge by doing 1800 steps on a step machine at the last chance workout. It's a good idea, though frankly she still looks like she might kick the bucket at any moment.