And then! Suddenly it's 3:15 AM, and Becky gets an urgent phone call. It's her husband, calling to let her know that her dad passed away. We are reminded that Becky's dad had congestive heart failure, and there was really no telling when he might pass. Becky can't sleep, and doesn't want to sit in her room. She goes over to the gym and gets on the elliptical. She tells us it was very cathartic, and gave her lots of time to think. When her dad got sick, he encouraged Becky to lose weight. She wants her dad to know that she's going to do this and get control of her weight, and not go down the same path. Becky says she will head home to be with her family for a few days, but then fully intends to come back and start changing her life for the better.
The next morning, Anna tells the others on her team that Becky left for a few days to deal with her dad's death, but will be back. The other oldsters are clearly moved by this, and once again faced with their own mortality. Johnny tears up as he says that what's struck him most is that his Biggest Loser crew is a family. The others grab his hands, and then Anna starts to cry. She gives Johnny a hug. Anna tells us that she's realized that being a trainer on The Biggest Loser isn't just about helping folks to lose weight -- it's about being a part of their lives. She's honored to have the opportunity to do so. I'm so glad that she's with the old people too, because it has much less potential for lechery.
With that, it's time for hour two! Becky is back at the ranch, and is concerned about how she'll do on the scale. She's determined to do everything that Anna tells her to do and then some in her last chance workout. Debbie, however, is not so sure. She tells us that she's never done anything this hard in her life. She knows other people have succeeded on the ranch, and wonders why she can't. It's, like, day four! Give yourself a minute. Anna, meanwhile, is impressed by Becky's determination and commitment in the face of personal tragedy. She cries again, and gives Becky a big hug. Anna tells us that she's so proud that Becky is taking care of herself and wants to be there. Okay, I totally do like Anna. We'll see if her people lose any weight, but I kind of enjoy the softer touch.