It's then Jillian's turn to visit Tara on Long Island. When Tara answers the door to find Jillian there, she's totally psyched. She tells us that it brings back the stability of the ranch, because she feels like her life is in chaos. This is evidenced by the mess that is her room. Jillian asks her what's happening. Tara says that when she came home she felt like she lost control. All of the panic and chaos in Tara's insides is reflected in the state of her bedroom. Tara tells us that she almost doesn't want to move back in. She's reminded of sitting in her room eating pizza and watching TV. This sounds like an awesome thing, but in this case it is not. Tara does not want it to be her life. She tells Jillian that she came back to the same old habits. She worked out for six hours one day, then went to the grocery store and started noshing on pita chips before she even reached the checkouts. She berates herself for being weak. Jillian tells Tara that she's not going to live the rest of her life without pita chips, and that there has to be balance. She's gone from one extreme -- the addiction of overeating -- to compulsively exercising. Balance is critical. To wit, Jillian is going to train Tara and then take her out for a drink. And then things will get crazy and everyone will be glowing in the morning. They work out, then head to lunch. Jillian tells her that having a couple of glasses of wine and dessert when a friend is in town isn't going to ruin everything. Tara acknowledges that she has to loosen up a little, and that unless she gets some balance but quick she'll wind up living in a state of chaos.
And then it's time to jump to Bob, who's visiting his great white hope -- Ron -- in South Lyon, Michigan. Bob seems disgusted that he has to do this even though he has no chance of being the winning trainer this season. Ron is pleased to see Bob, as are Mike and Max. Ron tells Bob that, unexpectedly, shopping has proved to be a big challenge. He then tells Bob about the marathon. Bob also can't believe it. He says that Ron shouldn't put himself through a challenge of that magnitude. Bob then asks Max what it's like to be around such a great support system. Max doesn't seem all that psyched about it. Mike also tells Bob that, since he's not a trainer, he doesn't really know what to do with Max. Bob tells us that Max is like the third member of the Brown team. He wants to see what makes Max tick. Thus, Max is going to partake in a workout with Bob. Is this safe without a Dr. Huizenga check-up? Max is younger than Michael, and also bigger than Michael, and Ron says that his mission is to see Max be as successful as Mike was. Max, even though he seems like he might keel over, really likes Bob and doesn't want to let him down. He barfs, which is always good times.