The Blue Team returns, all relaxed and beautiful. They see the Black Team working the hell out, and don't want to fall behind. Bob also doesn't want to see his team getting cocky just because they won the last weigh-in. He thus beats them to within an inch of their lives. Mike still finds the strength to make a bad Tiger Woods joke.
Ooh! And then it's time for a very special episode of Dr. Phillian. Ashley is starting to get to the bottom of some deeper issues, but she still has a tremendous amount of weight to lose. Jillian asks Ashley what her problem is. Ashley is frustrated and overwhelmed. She has 120 pounds to lose, and feels pressure to lose double digits. Jillian points out that Ashley has lost more weight than any other girl there, and wonders why she's not living in reality. Ashley says that she's always cared what other people think. "Other people" includes her mom. Ashley says that she's feeling guilty, because now that Cheryl's gone she thinks she should be spending more time with her mom. But she doesn't want to. She wants to focus on herself. When Sherry is around, Ashley focuses on her. Dr. Phillian pushes, and Ashley says that ever since her dad died she's taken care of her mom. I guess Sherry had a rough time of it.
Jillian takes Ashley on a trip to talk to her mom, so she can explain how she feels and tell Sherry how she can help. This is how Ashley will stop becoming a woman who facilitates the happiness of others. Ashley tells us that she doesn't want to hurt her mom's feelings, or to make her feel unwanted. She does want her mom there. But she feels pressure to make sure that Sherry's okay, everywhere, always. Ashley tells this to Sherry, and says she can't do it anymore. Sherry tells her that that's a good thing. If anything, she says, this experience has showed Ashley that Sherry can be a strong person. She hasn't always been a strong person, particularly after her husband died. Sherry is very gracious in not wanting Ashley to negatively affect her own life by taking care of her. She says that she's 51 and has to stand on her own two feet and figure out who she is. Ashley and Sherry both have the wings to fly. Sherry says that they came to campus as a team, but they'll leave as strong individuals. Jillian loves this, and says they have parallel lives, not intertwined lives. What a great, productive conversation. Hugs all around!