As Paul puts on his Sergeant Pepper kung-fu outfit, Kelly gently notes that it's a little tight. She interviews that she and Paul have been divorced for one year and separated for longer than that. She's been trying to avoid having to rely on him, but now that it's them against everyone else, she's forced to. Jillian enters their room and tells them that she's flattered, then sees Paul in his outfit and gives him a big hug. She interviews that being chosen to go home put Paul and Kelly on the defensive, and instead of trying to smooth that over, they're exacerbating the problem. With a mind toward the extended future of the game, she doesn't want Paul and Kelly to alienate themselves from the other players, because it could lead to eventual booting. She's for continued fraternization. Kelly and Paul, however, are still in Sergeant Pepper warrior mode.
Paul and Kelly enter the gym and greet the other teams, but opt not to disclose their prize. Wise! Bob, not wanting to be shown up by Jillian again, is prepared to push his big mushed combined team really, really hard. Ali notes that the all-versus-one has turned Bob into a maniac. He's flipped a nut, and she's scared for her life. Jillian is pushing Kelly really hard, too, to the point where I think Kelly has burst every blood vessel in her face. Jillian appears to work Paul equally hard, and tells us that she does her best work one-on-one, so she's going to make the most of it for all involved.
And then, it is night. We see Paul creeping out of his bed. He says a lot of people don't think he does his homework, but that's because they don't see him doing his homework. Paul, what you and Algebra do at midnight is frankly none of my business. It's all part of his strategy, he says. He's a different kind of person who doesn't do things the way everyone else does. Okay, maybe I'm starting to see where Kelly comes from. Turns out Paul likes a good midnight workout. He thinks being different is maybe what it will take to win this whole thing. Yeah, but isn't he really tired in the morning? Get some shuteye, Sarge.
Oh! And then it's time for breakfast! And what do you think the contestants, assisted by Bob, eat? Why, it's Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal! Even Dan can make it! Well, almost.
Okay, challenge! In case you forgot, it's Team Everyone against the Yellow Team. The challenge takes place over a pool. Each team will have to run across a pretty long balance beam and get a peg, which they then must take back to their board, located at the other end of the balance beam. Each board has twelve peg holes. If you fall in the water, you have to go back to the beginning. To keep things fair, each player has to get at least one peg in the board. The team that wins gets letters from home. It's a valuable prize. Jackie starts crying when she thinks of her husband, at home all alone, struggling to open a packet of instant oatmeal just like his son. Kelly thinks that letters will give some extra inspiration. Bernie mentions all his family that he loves and his girlfriend that he cares for. Oh, I guess he and Brittany won't get together after all. Something tells me she isn't too crushed.