Ali and Sam give the contestants comparatively gentle beatings. They start out with a 5K, and then move to circuit training. Ken notes that Ali got eliminated, came back, and won her season. He's hoping that he might be able to do the same.
Ali and Sam take the contestants into the kitchen to make a quinoa salad. Mmm, delicious. You can have it in a side dish! You can put it in a wrap! You can add hummus! Turns out that the Tongans love mayo, much like the rest of us, and Sam wants us to know that hummus is a healthier alternative. And you know what else you might want to put in your quinoa salad hummus wrap? That's right, folks. Jennie-O turkey. Just throw it in raw! And then put some grilled onions on top. I totally thought that was going to be product placement for some particular type of hummus. Leave it to the folks at Jennie-O to improbably worm their way in.
The contestants meet Sami at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California. This is where some people race cars, and some people pull cars. We flash back to season seven, when the contestants each strapped themselves to a car and pulled. A Wheaties-branded car pulls up to them, and Nascar driver Clint Bowyer emerges. He tells the contestants that in racing you always have a bad race or two, but you have to persevere and maintain focus on the goal of being a champion. The Losers, of course, display this characteristic week after week.
Sami reminds everyone that two years ago Tara, who is the greatest competitor in Biggest Loser history, won the car-pulling race. And there she is! With her own specially branded car! Hannah and Olivia are huge Tara fans, and note that she looks absolutely beautiful. It's true, she looks great. Tara tells us that she's still the most blessed person, and feels like a single, fearless woman ready to take on the world and all of the obstacles within. She tells everyone that she's started her own foundation, called the Inspire Change Foundation. It's to help people, and especially children, embrace change in their lives. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but okay. To continue to push herself, Tara is competing in the world championship Iron Man in Kona, Hawaii. And she's competing in today's challenge! Good luck, suckers. Each contestant will be harnessed to a car at the starting line, and will pull that car nearly half a mile. The first person to cross the finish line wins a VIP experience to be Clint's guest at some sort of Nascar race thingy. And they also get to have their face on a collector's box of Wheaties! That's pretty awesome. Even gold medalist Rulon has never been on a Wheaties box, and now he wants to Mary Lou Retton this shit and put his mug on some damn cereal.