And then the medic is looking at Brown Team Ben, who thinks they're in Michigan. He's disoriented and dizzy and fears he might pass out or die. When Ben doesn't know Bob's name, Bob agrees that they might as well let him sit for a while. We take a minute and learn that Ben is 34, and he and his wife have nine total children in something of a Brady Bunch-esque situation. Plus one on the way! Ben loves all parts of his life, except for being overweight. This first workout is Ben's low point, and he says that he's going to use it as motivation going forward. We then spend some time with Emily, who was a former Olympic weight lifter. Crazy! Bob asks how she got here, and she says she was used to people telling her what to do all the time, and couldn't take care of herself when it came to it. Emily cries and says she's scared that she doesn't know how to believe in herself on her own. Bob tells her that she's on the right path, and is going to have to find a way to do this on her own. He gives her a big hug, and Emily says that having him believe in her opened a light in her. She's ready to believe in herself.
Sami then returns to the gym. Doom! Gloom! She says that the contestants came here as couples to change their lives. However, sometimes we all lean a little too hard on the ones that we love, which can hold us back. Sami tells the contestants that they need to rely on themselves. This is not only a season of no excuses, but a season of no partners! The collective reaction is basically, "Oh, fuck." But wait, there's more! One member of each team will train with Bob, and the other will train with Dolvett. The pairs themselves get to choose who will train with which trainer. Mrs. Claus tells Roy that this is going to be difficult given his codependency. He only goes out by himself one night a year, after all. Conda (who I keep accidentally calling "Condo") and Jeremy are quite sad, but Conda points out that they're both still there. A few teams go the rock, paper, scissors route. Orange Team granddaughter Cassandra thinks this might be a blessing in disguise, since they were divided on the training front. Indeed, grandma Penny Marshall (actually named Nancy) really favored Dolvett, and now she gets to have him. Ben faces difficulty in that he likes neither trainer. Blue Team members Joe and Mike flip a weight to help make their decision, as they do not have a coin handy.