We then flash back to first day Fat Danny telling us that when he was seventeen, he was a rock star. And had the mullet to prove it. Today's Danny wonders why he had the world in his hands and just decided to let it go. Well, donuts are tasty. Danny is figuring out that The Biggest Loser isn't just about losing weight, it's about getting your mind right and healing what's wrong. Dr. Phillian's message is finally sinking in! Danny says that it's all for nothing if he wins The Biggest Loser and goes back to that nightmare. To underscore his point, lighting flashes on the word "nightmare." With accompanying thunder. Danny takes a drive in the rain, because this helps him focus. He's gone from obese to thin a few times during his life, and says he has to figure out what caused him to let go of his dreams and gain 250 pounds. If he doesn't figure it out, he can gain it all back. Like season three's Erik!
Then there's Amanda. She told us on the first day that she's always been overweight. She also hides behind her weight, because it's all she's ever known. Amanda says, "Deep down, I am killing inside." We know what she means, but still. She was kind of a mess. Today, Amanda's scared of what's coming. She's in the honeymoon phase of being home now, but wonders how things might change in a week or two. Amanda goes to the gym with her best friend Brian. Amanda has a gay! Besides Bob! Brian is very encouraging, and Amanda tells him that she has to figure out how to make sure that she never goes back to fatville.
Fat Rudy tells us on day one that his older sister Kara was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was fourteen years old and he was twelve. Kara fought for a year and a half, and then passed on. Rudy's world changed in one day, and he says that his sister's battle with cancer started his battle with weight. Today, Rudy knows that he's going to have to confront some of his emotional problems. Rudy sits poolside with his wife, and she asks what he needed when he was younger that he didn't get. When Rudy was stressed, he ate. His wife says that he feels like he has to carry burdens alone, and that's why he eats instead of turning to others. She tells him that he has a right to his feelings, and shouldn't just have to eat them. Rudy says that he's ignored his emotions for a long time, so dealing with them now isn't going to be easy.