O'Neal meets a woman named Deborah on his yellow team who rattles off her family's grim history of diabetes and overweight and death, and she feels like "I'm just waiting to die." O'Neal can relate. "Bob and Jillian can get us to the gym," he says, "but we have to want to be there." Deborah's so inspired and excited she has a happy little meltdown right there in O'Neal's arms. He's thankful for the moment.
After Sunshine finishes, she goes back to finish with O'Neal. He and his yellow walking entourage are happy to see her return, and O'Neal flashes back to how unhappy she was 15 weeks ago, compared to how now she's happier than he's seen her in 24 years. She joins them for the walk back.
Michael leads what looks like his whole white team across the finish line at a jog, and looks like this was the first 5K for him as well. One of his teammates, Lisa, says she decided to change a month ago. Sam and Koli lead the gray team across at just under 50 minutes, and Daris runs back into the stadium with Stephany, the last straggler on the orange team. Koli welcomes Jeff in, running the last length, and he finishes in a little over 52 minutes. Then here comes Ashley, with her whole pink team en considerable masse. It's quite a contrast to the flashback of her ignominious fall off a treadmill 15 weeks ago. And Sami walks in with Sunshine, O'Neal, and a bunch of people in yellow shirts, with 1:11:16 on the clock (not that it matters). O'Neal's giant fan Deborah interviews about the high she's on. Looks like O'Neal autographed her shirt, too. "I start today. It changes my life," she vows. Sami congratulates and thanks everyone. Suddenly Koli realizes that he's missing a teammate named CJ, who we see struggling along with the help of another gray-shirt who turns out to be her daughter. Koli and Sam head back out to look for her. As they exit the stadium, they pass a waiting ambulance, whose PA blares out, "She's close to 4K." Okay, that's funny. Sam and Koli head back up the route, find them, and help her walk the rest of the way, slow and steady. The four of them make it to the finish line, and never mind what the clock says in this moment of triumph (2:08:12). Hugs and tears all around, and CJ says that while she usually has to use a cart to get around Wal-Mart, she feels like she can do anything now. "No excuses." All the Losers talk about how good it felt to be role models for a day. Montage of hugging and triumph, with a few updates on some of the 5K participants. CJ has lost 10 pounds, as has Jeff. As for Deborah, she's lost 21 pounds and has two more 5Ks under her increasingly roomy belt. Thanks for fixing Texas, Losers! And thanks, The Biggest Loser, for spending the first part of the episode justifying your own existence.