There are eight contestants left, and we are forced to endure even more montages about them to open the show. Do you remember that one glorious week when this show was an hour long? I want to write epic poetry about that week. And I could, if I didn't have to spend so much time recapping the regular two-hour version of the show!
We enter post-elimination. If you'll recall, Aaron and Jesse were unceremoniously booted. Jesse was particularly offended by Patrick's decision to vote him out, since the two of them were good friends. Emphasis on the past tense, there. Patrick tells us that Aaron was his biggest competition, and so had to go. I hope all these douchey guys just eat each other alive at the end. Metaphorically, of course.
Sami tells the contestants in quite a dramatic fashion that they're going back to individual competition now. At least this means we're inching closer to the end. Liz says that she's excited about going to singles, because Bob and Jillian keep giving her shit about letting other people take care of her all the time, and she has something to prove. I'm surprised that Liz stopped gasping for air long enough to eek out that sentence.
The contestants are working out in the gym when Bob and Jillian enter, noting that Aaron and Jesse are gone. Bob says he's surprised that Brendan voted to oust Jesse and Aaron, since he thought the gameplay was over and that everyone was finally going to release Lisa, who talked openly about wanting to leave. Brendan says he wasn't going to send Elizabeth home. For once Jillian is the calm one, and Bob is totally pissed. He agrees with Lisa's assessment at the weigh-in that it's whack to want to compete against the weakest players. Bob chooses Brendan for beatings, but then hugs him because it's adorable when he tries to jump with a giant crazy-looking rope. Everyone talks about how they have to rely on themselves now that it's down to singles. Patrick lets us know that he's been unemployed for a while, and thus needs some cashola. Bob gives Patrick some beatings, and then takes him outside for a heart to heart. Patrick says that he put himself first in the elimination, but Bob tells him that he's a competitor and can take anyone in the house. He wishes Patrick had some integrity and was willing to take on some strong competition. Patrick tells us that he's sharpened his focus, and has zeroed in on his goal of winning.
After the workout, Bob and Jillian announce that they've secured videos from home for each of the contestants. Boy, do I hate videos from home. And so does Ada, mostly because she doesn't have any. Her shit-ass parents never responded to any of the show's requests. Ada is disappointed, but also knows that they suck. She doesn't want people to see that she's so hurt, but Bob tells her that she has every right to be sad and it's good to express her feelings. She can overcome this, he tells us, and create her own family. Bob gives Ada a big hug as she wipes her tears.