At the start of the new week, Jillian takes her team members into the gym and lets them know it is now do or die. She says, "I have almost killed every single finalist that has ever been on this show and I'll be damned if I don't try to kill every one of you...when you go home as a finalist on this show, you need to be exceptional." She tries to instill into her team that they need to face their fears, and only then will they experience success.
During the workout, Tara confesses that she is really upset that Mike wasn't there for her after Laura was eliminated. Helen laughs, saying, "He's 18, Tara!" Jillian trains Mike and Tara together, having them do pushups and reaching out to slap each other's hands in between. Helen continues to heckle them, yelling, "Now's your chance Tara! Right across the face!" Jillian encourages them to communicate better to help their friendship, and after they work it out, they decided they need a group hug with Jillian. Jillian screams, "No!" and tries to run away from them as they chase her around the gym in their sweaty workout clothes. As Jillian runs around the gym screaming, she trips and falls to the ground, and they all end up in a sweaty heap on the floor, laughing, with the tension finally gone.
Meanwhile, Kristin and Filipe get together in the Blue Room to discuss their fears about the upcoming week. Filipe reiterates to Kristin over and over how much they need each other because "even though Ron trains with Bob, he's with Jillian's team...I have a strong feeling that they are coming for me." The two of them speculate that they believe Ron is out to get the both of them, because if it is Mike up against Helen and Tara in the end, he will no doubt become the next Biggest Loser.
During this week's challenge, it seems as though the stress has finally gotten to Filipe as he acts out erratically, doing his best to distract everyone into dropping their ropes. He heckles everyone, even as his own rope slips further and further through his hands. Helen calls out, "How many calories does fear burn?" as they all dangle in the 28 degree weather. Filipe boasts that he can juggle while doing the challenge, and Tara yells, "Shut your pie hole," while Kristin cracks, "I'm at the end of my rope Alison!" For a few moments everyone tries to distract themselves while singing the Biggest Loser theme song... but they soon find that they need all of their concentration. After almost an hour, Filipe is bent completely in half, and is having trouble breathing. He drops, followed by Kristin and Helen. Once again, Tara proves she is a force to be reckoned with as she wins yet another challenge without breaking a sweat.
Later, in his confessional, Mike acknowledges that Kristin is his biggest threat, and reiterates how glad he is to have his dad in his corner fighting for him every step of the way. Ron says almost the same thing in his own confessional, noting that he is thankful that he has life experience over almost everyone in the game, therefore giving him an advantage that will allow him to continue to play smart and hopefully make it to the end.