The voting begins. Koli of course votes for Michael. Sunshine goes with what is best for her, and votes for Michael because he's a big threat. Michael looks really disappointed. Ashley shoots straight, and says that this can't be about friendship for her anymore. She wants to make it to the final four, and needs to have a safety net. She knows that if she falls below the yellow line with certain people, she'll be voted off. So she votes for Sam. Daris is the last vote, and says that he has to vote in a manner that's best for him. We flash back to ten minutes ago, when Daris tells Michael that if he votes for Sam, he wants a guarantee that his name will never be written down. I'm guessing we're seeing this because Michael ultimately betrays Daris, but we'll have to wait for future weeks to see if this theory holds water. Daris votes for Sam. Since it's a tie and Sam had the lowest percentage of weight lost, he goes home. He says that he's very grateful and thankful for everything that's happened so far, but still has to digest the idea of going home. Leaving Koli is the hardest part of all. He tells Koli that he loves him, and that being in the final four and having confetti fall on you doesn't make you a champion. What makes you a champion is knowing that you're a champion in your heart before you even arrive at the ranch. That's the way Sam has always seen Koli. He wants Koli to love himself not because he wins the show, but because he's amazing. Sam has seen Koli's growth over the past few weeks, and it's been inspiring. Both of them are bawling right now, as is everyone else there. Sami can hardly get her spiel out, she's so choked up.
Sam heads home, and his family awaits him. He's given a hero's welcome, and wears his shades inside because he's a cool character. Sam's sister, Sheri, says that he took her breath away. I mean, he looks so fly. But it's more than a physical transformation -- she says it was evident that a burden has been lifted off of his shoulders. Sam feels love walking into the house, and happiness. He will forever be thankful for it. This is his moment, he says, and he's finally lived up to his potential. He's happy to be home, because home is everything. Sam's mom, Janet, is thrilled to have him back. Sam tells us that he can do whatever he sets out to do. When Sam started The Biggest Loser he weighed 372 pounds. He now weighs 236 pounds. Since leaving the ranch, he's only lost 2 pounds. He tells us that he's the only person in the show's history to reach his goal weight on the ranch. He's not trying to lose any more weight. He's lost 136 pounds, which is plenty. And he's moved to L.A.! He has a new roommate -- it's Stephanie! They're totally dating! I mean, living together/dating. That's serious. Apparently they started their relationship in week three on campus. They've gone through a huge transformation together, and are there for each other every day. Stephanie tells us that she believes she was chosen for The Biggest Loser to save her mom's life, save her own life, and meet Sam. They're totally cute! Sam says that he comes home to his at-home prize every day, and that's where he's won. Stephanie tells us that Sam is a guy's guy and a heartthrob, and generally awesome all around. They run on the beach together and are totally in love and stuff. Sam is happy. Like, HAPPY. Now that Sam has reached his goal weight, he's excited about helping Stephanie to reach hers.