With that, it's challenge time! The contestants head to the top of Inspiration Point, where Sami awaits. Their task is to race one mile -- that's 5,280 feet -- straight up on Jacob's Ladder. In case you don't know what Jacob's Ladder is, Sunny helpfully tells us that it's an exercise machine designed by Satan. Once again there are a trio of prizes, this time with generous add-ons. The first is a Biggest Loser meal plan for the first, second or third place winner who chooses it, along with a Biggest Loser meal plan to give to another contestant. The second prize is $2,500 for the victor, along with $2,500 to give to another contestant. The third is a bit trickier - it's a one pound advantage for the winner, along with a one pound DISadvantage to give to someone else. Evil!
The challenge begins, and Antone assures us that they are on the ladder to hell. I believe it, since people are sweating like you don't even know. John takes an early lead, with Ramon following. By the end, though, Sunny is catching up to John. It's during this challenge that John really starts to get scary, and sounds not unlike Jame Gumb. The minute he tells Sunny to put the lotion in the basket, I am calling the authorities. He probably has a cape made of the excess flesh of all the contestants who have been eliminated. That might save them some surgery costs, actually. John can dance in his flabby cape guilt-free! He gets reason to do so as he finishes the challenge first, with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes and 44 seconds. That is a long time to do that tortuous exercise. Sunny finishes second in 1 hour 38 minutes, and Ramon is third at 1 hour 51 minutes. John gets to choose his prize first, and so takes the one pound advantage. He gets to wait for the weigh-in to announce who will get the one pound disadvantage. Vinny tells us that John loves control, and plays the game better than anyone. Thus the others have reason to be scared. Sunny takes the meal plan, and gives the bonus one to Bonnie. This leaves Ramon with the cash, which is good with him. He gives the bonus $2,500 to Vinny. I wonder how the love of his life feels about that!