Back at the ranch, the Red Team is freaking out about their low numbers over the past two weeks, and the absence of Dolvett. The two-person White Team notes that they have heavy competition, and seem particularly focused. Michael is today's leader for the Blue Team and...yikes. They are doing stuff, but awfully slowly and with what seems like a lot of breaks. Gina has started to be plagued by homesickness, and knows she could use Bob there to push her. David, who still has his knee injury to contend with, works as hard as he can so his team won't automatically dump him if they have to head to elimination. Jackson is on a mission to show the Red Team that he can do more than continuously vomit, and so keeps time with a vengeance. It turns out that screaming settles the stomach, and his teammates note that he's kind of kicking butt for once.
Then we head back on the road, where Jillian is asking Sunny what her typical day is like. Sunny says that her schedule is pretty exhausting, given her vast range of extracurriculars, academic schedule, and workouts. When she's stressed, she tells us, she turns to food. Lately she's been waking up at 3:00 a.m. to do her homework, her test grades are starting to fall, and she feels like she's missing out on just being a teenager. Jillian theorizes that the problem is something deeper, and asks Sunny why she's spread herself so thin. It turns out that Sunny is the only child in her family, and her parents were very keen on her being a doctor from the time she was a baby. She's pushed herself into the role of a studious Indian kid, but she knows that she's more than just a stereotype. She's scared to do what she really wants to do, though, because she's afraid that she'll fail and disappoint her family. Dr. Phillian says that Sunny keeps the weight on and blames the weight for holding her back from what she really wants to do, so she doesn't blame her family for pressuring her into that very limiting role. She needs to follow her passions and believe that they won't make her a disappointment, or unlovable. Jillian asks if Sunny would feel comfortable talking to her mom about this, and there is a loooong pause that leads into commercials.
And then we're with Lindsay and Dolvett in California! Lindsay's sister and mom give Dolvett a big hug, as they should. They talk about Dr. Joanna's food-wasting tour, and then Dolvett learns that every morning at 5:00 a.m. Lindsay and her mom go for a two-mile run. In the afternoon, Lindsay and her sister go for a bike ride. Lindsay is the cutest when she talks about how much she likes to ride bikes. And she says that when the kids in school found out that Dolvett was there, they started asking how they could help her. Famewhores. Dolvett has a one-on-one with Lindsay, so he can explore once again how the cheerleaders at her school were such bitches to her. She talks about how she felt so uncomfortable in class, and like everyone was laughing at her, that she couldn't even focus. Sometimes she'd have to hold back tears, and just try to hang on until she could go home and watch cartoons. Dolvett tells Lindsay that there's no excuse for bullying, and that there's nothing she can't do. Except, you know, be a bully. He wants her to believe in herself, keep smiling, and kill all those bitches with kindness. He thinks that the best way for her to restore confidence is to face her problems head on, and so has arranged a private performance from the high school cheerleading team. She feels like the girls are cheering FOR her for a change. Lindsay and Dolvett both work out with the cheerleaders, and then a couple of them talk to her and tell her to believe that she can do it. They hug, and Lindsay looks SO happy. I don't think I can express how much I love this kid.