Tara is the first contestant to reach her flag at the end. Sione grabs his soon after, and they both head for the center of the field. They win the chance to climb stairs again, while Michael wasn't even close. With that, they get ready to go again. Sione says that he wants to win more than he wants the actual prize. Tara is intimidated by Sione's intensity. The race begins, and Sione takes the steps down two at a time because he wants to increase his chances of a disastrous fall, apparently. As the race goes on, Sione does what he does every single challenge and starts off too fast and starts to fade while Tara's pace remains consistent. Pretty soon, Tara takes the lead and Sione is in pain. He somehow takes the lead back, only to get lost on the course. Which is just stairs. Tara realizes that the way she can win this is to do what she does best: think of herself only.
Tara gets to her flag first, but Sione is pretty close behind. Not close enough, though. Tara wins another challenge and becomes reflective about how her life has changed and stuff. Sione is very upset about losing. Again.
Back at the ranch, Bob's team (except Ron and including Helen) discuss the upcoming weigh-in and Laura's power. Sione says Ron is off campaigning to Laura to get rid of him or Filipe. Kristin says as long as Ron is gunning for the Tonga cousins, she's fine. Plus, she gave Laura breakfast in bed. Filipe asks Kristin if she'd vote for Ron if he fell below the yellow line again. She won't say. Girl talks more than anyone else except when she has something interesting to say, it seems. Kristin says that she's afraid to commit to voting Ron out, because then someone will tell Ron she said that, and he'll try to kill her. In fact, she doesn't even want him to see her walking with his enemies. Filipe starts yelling at her and she decides to stop walking with the group and pretends to tie her shoe. With that, everyone symbolically walks alone and Kristin says so much money is at stake that anyone can turn against anyone else.
After the break, Helen is still walking, this time with Laura. Helen advises Laura to make really fucking sure that she won't fall below the line before having Tara throw the weigh-in. She urges Laura not to throw the weigh-in at all. "Mark my words... it will backfire in your face!" she says. They should listen to Helen, because she's steadily and impressively lost a lot of weight in this game and is the skinniest person there now. By a longshot. Helen then says that Laura may well take advantage of Tara falling below the line to get rid of the biggest competition in the house, and Laura says no way but interviews "that's a little weird." Not for Helen, who let her daughter leave the ranch so she could stay. Her own daughter! Laura and Tara, she points out, aren't even related. They're just friends. Carla and Joelle were friends, too. Laura wonders if Helen can be trusted. Trusted to talk sense to you? Yes. But I don't trust Laura to take her good advice.