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.
Bernie, who along with Brittany was part of the original Blue Team, is pretty hurt. Bob tells us that he knew Jillian wanted to be with Brittany, since they've built a good bond, but Bernie broke his heart. Despite the Dr. Phillianizing, Brittany feels like Bob betrayed them. Jenn tells us that she wasn't surprised at Bob's choices at all, since he's all about the macho men in the house. He wants the big boys who drop the big numbers. Kelly agrees that Bob got the pick of the litter, and says that the odds don't appear to be in their favor. Jillian interviews that Bob clearly has blood in his mouth -- and that's not all, wacka wacka! -- as payback for the last four seasons. However, last season she had the underdogs and we all know how well that turned out. It's a comfortable place for her to be. She thinks that Bob threw down the gauntlet, so now she has no choice but to dig through her closet, dust off her avenger hat, and go to work. And with that, it's Black versus Blue.
No, but really, it's Black versus Blue IMMEDIATELY as we move into a team challenge. Each team, minus the trainers, has to get on an escalator and start walking. They have to stay on it as long as they can, and the team with the last player on the escalator wins. Jenn is ready to prove the Black Team's mettle. Paul points out that the Black Team is tiny compared to Blue -- it's like David versus Golilath [sic]. Oh, this takes me back to the summer of 1997 when I attended my first Golilath Fair, the voice of Sarah McLachlan wafting through the air along with the cosmic embrace of thousands of ovaries, unfettered and free. The Blue Team thinks they're the best, of course. The winning team will split $10,000. Not bad.