September 22, 2003
After being chosen as Weight Loss Challenge finalists, all 13 were taken to a mansion in Beverly Hills to live with each other for five days. How they act in the house, Dr. Phil explains, gives him an idea of how they deal with food, emotions and relationships in their own homes.
“I brought you here to find out who’s really ready for the Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge,” Dr. Phil tells them, reiterating that there are cameras in every room of the house. “I’ll be watching you like a hawk and taking notes.” Then, he reveals a potentially life or death twist in the competition.