Ada tells us that her dad thinks that providing for her is enough, and it's his way of showing love. That might be how he was raised, but it's not enough for Ada. She says in English that she just wants them to be proud of her, and her friend says that now that they know how hurt she is, they'll try to make a change. Ada's mom again says that she really didn't know Ada was so unhappy, and starts crying for real for real. Like, snotty heaving crying. Which, in this situation, is quite appropriate. Ada's dad pipes in to say that sometimes when he saw her as being fat, he wasn't happy, and that Ada lost herself. Ada says that from her perspective, she wants to be the daughter that her parents have always wanted. No, no, no! Has she forgotten all of Dr. Phillian's therapy? Ada's dad takes the floor and even though he sort of has a naturally angry tone to his voice, says some kind of nice things. He says that he loves her very much, and that after she left he thought about her all day long. Ada is happy to finally hear this from her parents. She never thought she'd be able to be open and honest with them about her feelings, and is glad to have this new start that coincides so well with her new start as a person. They hug, and that all went down in a much less dramatic fashion than I expected.
Next, Patrick and his family watch his montage. He talks a lot about his two boys, and how they are his inspiration, which makes his wife cry. These two also seem to love each other a whole bunch. Fat Patrick tells skinny Patrick to keep up the good work, and to dig down deep to find the will and the way to get it done.
With the montages over, Sami appears on the DVD to tell the contestants that they've come far but still have a long way to go -- 26.2 miles, to be exact. Yes, the contestants will be running a marathon. We see Frado running in NYC, wondering if he's going to be able to run the whole thing. He figures if he lost 119 pounds in three months, he can probably do anything. Ada tells us that previous contestant Tara ran the marathon in four hours and fifty six minutes, which is the best female time. Ada wants to beat her, and likes that she has a goal in mind as she trains. She's really inspired by Tara, and says she wants to be great, too. Patrick thinks it's amazing that he's now fixing to run a marathon. He wonders, even with all that he's done on the ranch, if he's physically able and ready to do it. He's fixing to find out. I'm fixing to be overwhelmed with folksiness. Also overwhelmed is Liz, who in no fucking way is ready to run a marathon. She's hoping to let the fear go. I don't know, if I were her I'd hold on to the fear a little bit, and also hold on to her inhaler.