The Blue Team gets ten minutes to discuss the face-offs. This week, Rebecca seems to be adopting some Crazy Tracey habits. The wide eyes, the blinking, the manic speech. Like swine flu, it spreads, but no Purell can save these suckers. The contestants then all take sides in a boxing ring, and each Blue Team member must step forward and announce which Black Team member he or she will be going against. Rebecca will be facing off against Amanda. Rebecca has the higher percentage lost so far -- 16.9% to Amanda's 12.8%. Amanda tells us that she and Rebecca are friends, but both of them are fiercely competitive. Rebecca says that she wishes no ill will for Amanda, but is going to beat her. Tracey announces that she will face off against Abby. Tracey has lost 15.1% of her weight as compared to Abby's 17.4%. Tracey is excited, in that special way of hers. Abby says, "Tracey is, um... well, she's crazy. Tracey's crazy, so you just never know what's going to happen." That's why we call her Crazy Tracey!
Allen announces that he will face off against Danny. Allen has lost 16.9% as opposed to Danny's 17.0%. I don't entirely understand the Blue Team's strategy here. Neither does Danny, who is getting a little crazy himself. Rudy next announces that he'll face off against Shay. Rudy has lost 19.7% compared to Shay's 13.7%. So, theoretically this should be an easy point for the Blue Team. Shay notes that it'll be difficult to beat Rudy, who is Paul Bunyonesque. But she really, really wants to beat him. This leaves Liz to face off against Daniel. Liz has lost 14.6% compared to Daniel's 11.2%. I guess in some ways it makes sense that Daniel's losses have been smaller, since he lost a shit ton of weight last season. Liz tells us that her chances of besting Daniel are slim to none, but miracles do happen. So, in case you forgot: face-off week. The contestants tell us repeatedly that they are ready to face off. Believe it.
It's time for some working out. Bob takes his team to the pool, which makes a big splash. PUN INTENDED. Also, it's face-off week. Meanwhile, Jillian's team is in the gym creating a pool out of their own sweat. Also, it's face-off week. Back to the pool. Have you heard it's face-off week? Also, people are facing off. Swimming. Treadmills. Facing off. Amanda is having some trouble in the gym. Jillian yells at her on the treadmill, and Amanda keeps putting her hands on the bars and/or stopping. Eventually, Amanda cries. Jillian tells us that she's trying to create an unfortunate situation that pushes her team members out of their comfort zone, that makes them uncomfortable, and that triggers their issues so they learn how to manage them in a safe controlled environment where Jillian can create a positive outcome. This way, they'll know what to do when this happens in the real world. I can do Jillian one better, in that I create unfortunate situations all the time without even trying.