And they're off! Because I think Jillian is generally superior, I was pretty sure that she could clock Bob if she wanted to. They start off relatively even at first, but after about four rounds Bob takes a pretty decent lead. Jillian looks like she's in serious pain and struggling to get up the moving escalator. Bob's legs are burning, but he's hanging in there a bit better. Jillian doesn't give up, but Bob reaches his ten laps with Jillian having completed only seven. Trent (or Roger?) thinks that they're both tough, but that Bob had a bit of an edge just due to the length of his legs. And somehow, I'm sure the yoga factors in. I never thought I'd say this, but: buff up, Jillian!
So now Bob gets to pick the three couples who will become the new Blue Team. This is a shitty position to be in, for sure. Part of me likes to think that Jillian threw the challenge because she didn't want to do that, but I could never imagine her letting anyone beating her at anything voluntarily, ever. Bob realizes he is in a precarious situation. Jackie tells us that she and Dan wanted to be on Bob's team without a doubt. Roger says that it's like elementary school -- you want to be picked first no matter who's picking you. Bob's first choice is Jackie and Dan. Dan is pleased. And then, it happens. Jillian blinks, and a single tear rolls down her face. You know she's trying to hold it together and pretend it's just an errant sweat bead.
But then, Bob does it. He picks the Black Team. Mark tells us that they worked closely with Jillian, who laid the groundwork for their success, so it was difficult to break away from her. She gives each of them a big hug and starts crying for real. She tells us that it was heartbreaking to say goodbye to contestants she knows are good to work with. Kelly is moved by Jillian's breakdown, and wants to give her a hug. Jackie agrees and says that Jillian gets very emotionally invested in individuals, and now dividing the teams means that she will have to be against some people. Jillian's mascara starts to run. And...Jillian wears mascara? That is the biggest twist of all! Bob's final choice is the Grey Team, for the reason that Roger makes him homesick. I'm sure the fact that he has about 800 pounds left to lose doesn't hurt matters, either. Jillian just shakes her head.