Bob sits down with Lisa to remind her why she needs to be on campus. He does this via a video montage of Lisa's most terrible moments. The primary of these is when Lisa first weighed in at 288 pounds, and then told everyone how her daughter tried to starve herself and landed in the hospital so as to not be fat like Lisa. 288-pound Lisa tells the camera that she can't do this on her own. Bob tells Lisa that he sees strength in her, and they need to make something of it. Lisa puts her trust in Bob, and says she'll give him whatever he's asking for. Hugs.
Last chance workout! Everyone is totally exhausted, and Bob and Jillian don't care. Per usual. Meanwhile, Dr. Phillian takes her practice to Aaron. Aaron doesn't want to disappoint them, and says that he thinks about how he's let so many people down. Everybody, in fact. Jillian tells him that he has nothing to lose. She knows that she's failing him, because he constantly apologizes. She wants him to give everything today with reckless abandon, and hopes that he doesn't puke, faint, or die. And Aaron seems to do it! Fire, finally. Jillian is pleased. And then he pukes! This is the breakthrough that he's needed. Meanwhile, Bob has Ada do some fucked-up thing where she crawls wormlike under all the other contestants as they try to crush her. It might be a metaphor, but it's also pervy.
Weigh-in! Sami asks her usual probing questions, and in conversation Jesse mentions that Lisa was Elizabeth's personal chef all week. Bob and Jillian get super snitty about this, and Jillian says that skating by and having everyone else take care of her is Elizabeth's thing. Lisa tries to make things better by saying that they followed Bob's diet to a T, and that she told Elizabeth not to put anything in her mouth unless she said so. Jillian points out that this is how you'd treat a child. They want Elizabeth to take care of herself. Jillian says that Elizabeth is enabled by the people around her, and until she can take care of herself she won't be successful at home. The first step is not to faint all the time.
Each duo will weigh in, and the two teams with the lowest percentage of weight lost will be up for elimination. The other three teams will vote to send one team home. Mark and Frado are up first. They lose a combined 30 pounds or 4.82%. Mark goes from 329 to 317, and his 12 pound loss means that he's the first person to have lost 100 pounds on campus. Frado goes from 294 to 276 for a loss of 18, which was likely helped by his four pound gain last week. Jesse and Aaron weigh in next. Jesse goes from 296 to 280 for a loss of 16 pounds, while Aaron goes from 384 to 380 for a loss of only 4 pounds. That's 20 pounds total, or 2.94%. Aaron had a huge week last week, which may have something to do with his small numbers currently. Jillian tells him that he did nothing wrong, and was amazing this week.
Lisa and Elizabeth are next. They need to have lost more than 21 pounds to stay safe. Lisa goes from 242 pounds to 234 for a loss of 8 pounds, while Elizabeth goes from 213 to 205 for a loss of 8 pounds. That's 16 pounds, or 3.52%. They're disappointed, even though those are really good numbers for them. Elizabeth takes a moment to confront Bob and Jillian about their rants. Sami asks Lisa if she wants to go home. Lisa replies that she wants to be there, before adding, "I'm not allowed to say it in front of Bob." So I guess that means she actually doesn't want to be there. Jillian screams at Lisa, then screams at Bob for putting up with that shit. Jillian would tell Lisa that she should volunteer her space and save Aaron, and not to let the door hit her in the ass when she leaves. Lisa says that she's tried, but people won't let her leave because she's a placeholder. What does that even mean? This doesn't seem to resonate with the others. Jillian asks Lisa to do everyone a solid, throw the weigh-in, and go home. I love that she just said "do a solid." Bob says that this is part of his job, and he loves and wants to be able to take care of Lisa. Jillian wants to deck him. Bob does acknowledge that it drives him nuts to neglect the others to talk to her, and says that he wants her to want to be there in the way that Aaron does.
Lisa says that if they fall below the yellow line, she and Elizabeth still won't be going home because they're placeholders for Frado and Brendan. She says that to her it's not winning if you win against weak people. Frado then says that Lisa knows how to do it, and that if she doesn't want to be there she should go home and do it. Aaron tells Frado to calm down, and Frado tells Aaron not to get involved, and then Aaron tells Frado not to tell him not to get involved, and then Frado says that Aaron should say that to his face, which Aaron points out he's already doing by saying this very thing to Frado's face. Jesse then screams to calm the fuck down, and Sami tries to get a handle on the situation but she can't. Lisa cries that she came here to change her life, and that's not what's happening. Jillian tells Lisa that she shouldn't create all the drama by saying that she wants to go home. If she wanted to go home, she'd be home. Bob tells us that it's the gameplay and manipulation that's getting to Lisa, and if everyone would calm the fuck down she'd want to stay. Lisa wants to walk off right then, but says she didn't because of her kids.
Brendan and Patrick are next, and need to have lost more than 22 pounds to guarantee safety. Patrick goes from 330 to 311 for a loss of 19, while Brendan goes from 298 to 280 for a loss of 18. That's 37 pounds total or 5.89%. No one is especially excited about this except for Brendan and Patrick, and maybe Frado. Aaron and Jesse are definitely below the yellow line. Finally, Ada and Jessica weigh in. To stay above the yellow line they need to have lost more than 15 pounds. Jessica goes from 240 to 228 for a loss of 12, while Ada goes from 204 to 198 for a loss of 6. They did it! That's 18 pounds total or 4.05%. Ada notes that her partnership with Jessica was a blessing in disguise, given that Jessica's number doubled hers. She's pleased with the way that things turned out.
Lisa and Elizabeth are below the yellow line with Aaron and Jesse. The elimination room is definitely tense. Mark and Frado voted to eliminate Aaron and Jesse. Mark cries as he asks them not to take it personally. Judging by the look on Aaron's face, I'm guessing that he's taking it personally. Jessica and Ada also say it's not personal as they vote for Lisa and Elizabeth. It all comes down to Brendan and Patrick. Patrick totally starts crying, and Jesse asks if he wants them to say it for him. Yes, Patrick and Brendan voted for Jesse and Aaron. They're the worst. Jesse and Patrick are apparently very good friends, and once had a conversation about how ruining a friendship isn't worth $250,000. Without visible anger, Jesse says that he doesn't take this personally from anybody but Patrick. With Patrick, it's personal. Jesse feels honored to go out with Aaron, who is a stand-up guy. Unlike all the other guys in this competition right now, I'm sad to say. I think Ada is our last hope. Jesse half disses Patrick on his attempted hug, which is only right. Lisa seems disgusted with the whole thing.
Patrick is proud to be able to say that he feels good about what he did there and the way he acted, and notes that some people might not be able to say that. He's sad to leave, but filled with pride about what he's done. The new Jesse faces problems, while the old one didn't. He says that life paused for a second while he was at the ranch, and now he's grabbed hold with both hands. Next time we see him, he'll be the happy Jesse his family and friends used to know, but this time he'll be skinny.
The biggest thing that Aaron's learned is that he's a strong man, and a good man, and it's time for him to stand on his own two feet. He's always said he's doing this for his son, but he finally started to get that he needs to do it for himself, and in doing that he's showing his son a lot of love. To get a better life for yourself and your family, he says, you have to go all in. Aaron will be damned if he's going to go out the same person, because there's no way he wants to gain his weight back. The next time we see Aaron he's going to be 225 pounds, and healthy physically and emotionally.
And then we're live with Bob in Warren, Ohio. This is where Aaron lives! And he's so slim! Bob greets Aaron's adorable son, who is having fun with his dad's former giant pants. Aaron says that coming home was an adjustment. There's fast food, and no colleagues to push you. Bob asks Aaron's wife, Amber, what