Recruits face intense interrogation before they attempt the final phase of the course, a series of brutal physical tasks called The Sickener, designed to push them over the edge.
In a daunting challenge, recruits are tasked with rescuing a downed pilot. As bombs explode and guns fire, they must make the right decision amidst the mayhem.
Recruits race up a snow-covered mountain dragging a 60kg sled. Exhausted, they must then swim under ice, battling hypothermic conditions, only to discover the weakest will be sent home.
Trust. In a dangerous backward fall, the life of the jumper is in the hands of a fellow recruit. During an honesty test, some gobsmacking truths are shared. And a simple mistake results in a serious injury.
Strength. Recruits are brutally awoken by the sound of gun fire and a botched rescue attempt unfolds. Messages from home test the recruits’ emotional resolve while a relentless pack march takes its toll.
Armed with rifles, recruits are tasked with a hostage rescue mission, before taking on their most dangerous task yet in near freezing water.
Focus. The fatigued recruits drop from a helicopter into 4-degree water carrying 20kg backpacks, before making their way to shore as a group then racing to the top of a mountain.
Resilience. In a punishing day, recruits crawl across a jagged ravine on a single rope above the ocean; are submerged in crashing, cold surf; and face a physical drilling that leaves them on the brink of collapse.
In freezing waters with plummeting body temperatures, recruits wait to be rescued by their teammates before they face a test of pure grunt and teamwork. An emotional departure surprises the group.
Mindset. In an abandoned abattoir, recruits face a life or death decision before they are drilled physically into the early hours of the morning. Will they bow out from exhaustion or find the true grit needed?