Dan tells us that this was a very sour note to end on, but if there's one silver lining it's that Jesse and Arthur get to stay. He doesn't want to take anything away from Bob and Jillian, who were great, but he says he's not going to stop just because they're not around. And he has something infinitely more important in his heart than world-class trainers -- a nine year old who needs him. Dan's daughter told him that she's worried about him dying like her brother did, and Dan says that this is all the motivation he needs. I sure hope that's true. Dan apologizes to Don for leaving, and says that they will succeed in this goal that they share. The next time we see Dan, he will be proving that he can be successful at home, and it won't just be words -- we'll be able to see the difference.
We catch up with Dan now. He started the show at 287 pounds, and now weighs 215 pounds. That's 72 pounds lost. Not so shabby! Dan felt like he had something to prove when he left the ranch, and tells us that coming home he found a lot more drive than he had before. Since he's gotten home, everything has been joyous, and he's a better, more active, more involved father than he was before. He and his daughter Madelyn work out together, and she says that she likes him a lot better now than before, because he's not just sitting around watching TV. Their family needed The Biggest Loser, she says, so her dad could get healthy. Dan tells us that his whole world revolves around his wife and daughter, and making them happy makes him happy. He can't remember the last time he was this happy, in fact. Madelyn continues to inspire Dan to be the healthiest dad he can be.
Next week: Bob and Jillian give Don hell. And one team will be leaving the ranch and joining The Unknowns.
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