Both Bob and Jillian are upset to learn that Kristin has gone home, and they try to remind themselves that for some of the contestants, it is strictly a game. Ron tells Bob that he had no knowledge of Mike decision, but Bob is not sure he believes him. Ron tells Bob that he just couldn't convince Mike to change his mind, to which Bob responds, "That is so strange to me, because you can always convince your son." Bob tells Filipe it is necessary to make it to the end of this game, and that he will do everything he can to help him.
Later Ron tries to draw Helen into his alliance. He looks at her and says, "Who do you think is running this game?" as he confesses that he has been masterminding every move the entire season. Ron goes on to say that he had to do something to occupy his mind -- so he controlled the game from the beginning to amuse himself and get Mike to the end. Ron tells Helen over and over to remember, "This is just a game. Just a game like any other game." He also goes on to tell Helen that, "The benefits from losing weight are just a plus." Helen vehemently disagrees, saying, "This has changed my life," while Ron advises her to keep the two separate. Ron's strategy makes it clear that he would like Filipe to be the next to leave, as Filipe is the only one standing in the way of Mike becoming the next Biggest Loser.
Meanwhile Mike is letting off steam by dressing up in a raincoat that is far too small for him. He goes down to the kitchen and parades in front of Tara with an umbrella, while she laughs hysterically. To further alleviate the stress of this last week -- it's finally "train the trainer" day! Jillian is notorious for hating this, and today is no exception because train the trainer day is also her birthday -- and she doesn't quite get the treatment that a birthday girl would expect! She allows her people to train her, and both she and Bob are soon dripping with sweat -- promising revenge to their players.
Soon enough playtime is over, and each contestant is more determined than ever to make it to the finals -- with some seeing it as a final destination on the journey to change their lives, and others seeing it as a chance to win the ultimate prize in a game.