Everyone takes up position next to the gates of their pens, and now we see that each pen also has a real cowboy inside it, presumably to man the gates and help with the wrangling and keep the calves from getting hurt. Sami starts them off. At first, it's just a lot of futile running around. Sunshine and O'Neal plan to work together to win him immunity, but Daris is the first to score a calf, and the last for what looks like a good while. Sam herds a calf into Koli's pen, trying to return his cousin's favor for last week. Koli and Daris each score another, and then so does O'Neal. Sunshine is worried about the spills O'Neal keeps taking. And then the camera takes one when a penned calf kicks it over, so I guess this is a good time for a commercial.
Mid-show previouslies. I don't cover them for two-hour nights of 24 and I'm not covering them here.
Back in the competition, the scoring is accelerating. Daris is still in it, despite being on his own and up against the yellow and gray teams working together. Michael decides to step up and help Daris, in support of Singleton Bond, and soon there's a three-way tie between Koli, Daris, and O'Neal, with five calves each. Ashley got one at some point, but she's not really in it any more. The three teams remain almost head-to-head down to the final seconds, with Koli and Sam getting a last one in under the wire, winning immunity for Koli. Daris feels the loss, but Koli feels pretty good about having both immunity and Sam's help. As anyone would. And I assume that as revenge against the cattle, they'll all be feasting on steaks and cheeseburgers tonight.
Jillian walks into Mabank High School and meets Abby from Season Eight, who looks terrific. I mean, this is the first time I've ever seen the woman, but she looks good to me. Abby talks to Jillian about the work they're doing at the school to educate the kids about heath, etc., and the next thing we see is Jillian addressing an assembly of students. She's about to scare those kids skinny. "Kids today spend seven hours a day in front of an electronic device" she tells them, and also that they're the first generation with a lower life expectancy than their parents. Jillian takes questions, and a big girl who we'll learn is named Addison takes the mic and tearfully says she's been told she'll never be skinny. Jillian goes all Dr. Phillian on her in front of everyone, telling her about projection, and that anything's possible. She also tells us about how horrible it is to be that kid. After the assembly, Jillian takes Addison aside for a little one-on-one time and gives her some home truths about the people who make fun of her: "They're never going to change. But you can." She tells her the value of small goals and small steps, and she can achieve anything she wants. "It will not be easy, but it will be worth it." Addison tells us, "I'll remember this day forever." Jillian tells her she expects big things from her, which strikes me as an infelicitous choice of words. Her time up, she walks her back to the door, and the return to her hellish nightmare existence. Seriously, if Addison thought her life sucked before, I hate to imagine the punishment she's going to be subjected to now for speaking up about it. And tomorrow morning, everyone at that school will have it fresh in their minds again, and it'll start all over, even if Addison's lost fifty pounds since then. Sorry, I'm not being very inspirational, am I? You can do it, Addison! I know you can! Remember that fear is your friend!