Season 17 Episode 5
"Homeward Bound/Real World Problems"
Two players return home for an entire week. Will it be home sweet home or a setback?
The temptations of home lure the players this week. One player from each team returns home, and their weight loss will be the only number that counts toward a win on the scales.
In the first challenge, each team holds a net while opposing players sink 10-pound balls into it. Team Dolvett is the first team to drop the net, giving Team Jen the choice of who to send home from each team. They choose the brothers, Roberto and Luis.
While home, the brothers visit with family and get a surprise visit from Bob, who puts them through the ringer.
On the scales, Luis wins the weigh-in between the brothers, protecting Team Jen. Rob, having lost the lowest percentage of weight for Team Dolvett, is eliminated.
Bob announces the players are now on their own, splitting from their teams and wearing individual jerseys.
The players are faced with a huge temptation - freedom. With a car and a list of activities to choose from, it's up to the players to decide how their time is spent. Everyone shows up for their first individual workout with Jen except two players, Colby and Jacky, who go wine tasting.
In their first challenge as individuals, the players race through an obstacle course. Felicia wins and gains immunity.
The players get a girls' and boys' night out and cut loose a little, except Felicia, who cuts loose a lot. After rounds of shots, the girls go get piercings. The next morning, the boys and Erin show up for a workout with Dolvett, while the rest of the ladies go parasailing.
In their first weigh-in as individuals, the players face a yellow line. Lauren and Luis fall below the line, and the players vote Luis off the ranch.