Previously: Danni was the last White Team member standing, and despite being terrified of spending all that quality time with Jillian, she prevailed in the challenge and the weigh-in, and just generally in kicking all kinds of ass. Despite the fact that the Blue Team was mentally and physically cracking, it was the Red Team that was forced into the elimination room, where they sent nicest-person-on-earth Lisa back out to do good in the world.
It is morning on the ranch, and the contestants enter the gym to find Miss Alison Sweeney (I'm trying to call her by her actual name for a change) waiting. Despite her being a seemingly lovely person, when she's just standing in a room that contestants enter, it always foretells doom. Particularly when there are props. Joining Ali are three giant dice -- one die for each team, with the team members' original fat fatty photos on them. Everyone is shocked when looking at the photos at how heavy and miserable they once were, despite the fact that they don't really look all that different yet and aren't exactly loving life when having to work in the gym fourteen hours a day. Ali congratulates the contestants on making it to the halfway point, and I am both shocked and delighted at the prospect of a totally reasonable 12-episode season. She tells them that they are all inspirations to millions of people such as myself, who are sitting on the couch wrapped in a Snuggie and eating Girl Scout cookies, and are leading by example.
While they all may be the faces of weight loss, only one member of each team will face the scale this week. The tricky thing is, they won't know who it is until the weigh-in, where the trainers will roll the dice and see which faces turn up. Jillian wants to roll the White Team die just for fun, since it's going to be Danni no matter what. Certain ambiguities are definitely eliminated when you're a team of one. Gina of course is freaking out about this whole thing and says she doesn't want the pressure, and Bob calls her annoying. I mean, to her face, he calls her annoying. He wants her to have a little confidence, and then Gina starts crying, and then Bob says aloud that she's even MORE annoying. Gina then cries MORE about the fact that every time she sees Bob, he rips her ass to shreds, both literally and metaphorically. He nonchalantly tells her that she needs to learn to handle it. He doesn't say, "...and stop being annoying," but it's implied.