Michael gets to choose Black versus Blue. Sami tells him that each team will have six players. However, there are 13 players total. That lucky 13th person will have immunity, but won't belong to a team. After this week, whichever team loses the weigh-in will have the person with immunity join them. Ah, intriguing. Michael is apparently a game-player, and the others believe he's going to shake things up. Michael says he wants to be fair and not malicious, but most of all he wants to look out for himself. Whenever someone says that, they're about to be a dick.
Michael chooses Sam for the Black Team, which will train with Jillian. Koli goes on the Blue Team, which will train with Bob. They're pissed at being separated, and everyone else is pretty wary. Michael is sticking to his guns. Cheryl goes on the Black Team, and Daris goes on the Blue Team. Another split-up! Controversy. Drea goes on the Black Team, which is not what she wanted. Michael apparently knew that, because they had a conversation about it just that morning. Lance goes on the Blue Team, which is what he wanted. I think the two of them are friends. Koli notices that the Blue Team is really stacked with big guys who can lose a lot of weight. Stephanie is next for the Black Team. Miggy goes on the Blue Team, and Sherry goes on Black. Sunshine is on Blue. One shirt of each color is left. The Black shirt goes to Ashley. She's happy to be with her mom, but is a little wary of the fact that her team is full of smaller women going up against a bunch of huge guys. One Blue shirt is left. Michael takes it for himself, thus giving O'Neal immunity. O'Neal is happy about this, until he realizes Michael's machinations. Michael admits in an interview that putting himself on a strong team is his strategy. Perhaps he doesn't realize how very much Jillian likes a team of underdogs.
The trainers enter the gym and see their Black and Blue Teams. Jillian almost immediately says that this is one of the most fucked up things she's ever seen. She adds that this is a completely unfair and impossible scenario. Every time it goes Blue versus Black, a shiny-haired Jillian tells us in an interview, it's effed up. Jillian yells at Michael, asking how this is fair and noting that he didn't even give the members of the Black Team a chance. She's so pissed, and says that she wants people to stay because of hard work, not manipulation. Michael says that he didn't make the game, and so she should stop making him look like the bad guy. She tells him that, in fact, he is the bad guy. Michael says that he has to look out for himself, and looks to Bob for support in that assertion. Bob is staying out of it, and just stands there looking uncomfortable.