The remaining recruits face some of the toughest physical challenges yet under the eyes of former Master Sergeant Terry Schappert of the US Army's Green Berets.
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Here, under the scorching African sun...
..we have created the ultimate military boot camp...
Oh, my God!
..with veterans of six of the world's fiercest
Special Forces units.
22 of Britain's toughest civilians
are about to enter a fortnight of hell.
Get it up. Get it up, Flynn!
Each and every one of them believes they have what it takes to make it to the end.
I've never quit anything in my life.
I just want to survive as long as I can.
I'm ready for it.
And standing in their way are former operatives from
the South Korean Special Forces.
What is going on here? Get up!
You want to quit?
The US Army's Green Berets.
If you throw up, stick it in your pocket and keep going.
GROM From Poland.
Do not move, do not talk.
Two minutes. Prepare your Bergen.
The South African Special Forces.
Get up! Get up! Do it today.
I want it done now!
The Australian SAS.
Yes, yes, yes. Come on, come on, come on.
-And GIGN from France.
Living under a strict military regime,
our recruits will experience
the unique selection methods to understand the characteristics
and skills required to become a member of one of these elite units.
Who has the inner strength to make it to the end?
We are not going to stop until somebody quits.
And to win Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week.
What's going on? You are in my world!
Previously... 18 recruits were pushed to their limits by Rafal,
a veteran from the Polish Special Forces.
I want to see maximum engagement.
Ferguson's attitude was questioned.
And pay attention to your reaction.
Nawaz was sent packing.
I dismiss you from the group.
Okafor pushed herself to breaking point.
You've done it, you've done it, you've finished.
You've finished, you've finished, you've finished.
Harrison was sent home for disregarding orders in
the last exercise in helping Downham.
I dismiss you.
It's 6am at base camp.
-Right, by 06:45, you'll be ready
to greet your new Special Forces instructors.
Does everyone understand me?
-ALL: Yes, sir.
It's not long before they realise that maybe they weren't alone in
the block last night.
Are your boots missing?
Guys, who's missing their boots? Put your hand up.
There's a little mystery in camp this morning.
My boots are missing, along with Onyiuke's and Flynn's.
With no trace of the missing boots, and time against them, Onyiuke,
Donoghue and Flynn decide to wear their trainers down to the parade ground.
We're going to get shafted.
Some dictator stood in front of me having a go at me
for why I've got my trainers on.
It's going to be the highlight of my day.
Firefighter Donoghue has already demonstrated a respect for authority
with the South African Special Forces...
Thank you, Colonel.
..and is ready to take on anything that is thrown at her.
If somebody shouts at me to do something, I do it.
That's how I get on with it.
I don't cry about it, I don't whinge.
I have that respect. So if somebody who is above me is telling me to do
something, I'll do it.
The recruits have so far survived 96 hours of gruelling instruction
under veterans of the South African Special Forces
and Polish GROM.
And now they must wait for their next former Special Forces instructor.
I think they now know where those boots disappeared to.
You will address me as Sergeant, not sir.
That's because I work for a living.
ALL: Welcome, Sergeant.
My name is Master Sergeant Terry Schappert.
I've got 25 years in the US military,
most of that in the US Army Green Berets.
Founded in 1952,
the US Army Special Forces,
commonly known as the Green Berets,
has been involved in nearly every theatre of war across seven decades.
The unit specialises in unconventional warfare,
often embedding themselves with local forces
to bring about political change.
Who's missing boots?
How could this happen? How could someone sneak into where you live...
..and most vulnerable and steal your stuff?
I'll tell you how it happens.
You get complacent and you stop looking after each other.
You could've had your throats cut.
Now you look like idiots, or at least three of you do,
and since three of you look like idiots, you all look like idiots.
Pick them up later.
Teamwork. Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork.
The idea that your brother is everything to you
is not just a success strategy for the Green Berets,
it's a survival strategy.
Thinking like that, acting like that
determines whether we stay over there as a body,
or we come home to the stuff that we care about.
If I see anybody...
..not being a team player...
taking care of himself, I will crush them.
Recruit Stewart found it tough going under the former
South African Special Forces instructor.
Stewart! Stewart, listen up!
And when it came to working as team leader, he crumbled.
-Stewart, are you in charge or not?
-I am in charge.
So why is everybody speaking and you not saying anything?
I did find it very challenging.
Everybody headed off quite a few viewpoints.
At home he's typically thrived as an individual.
I've never really done any team sports.
Everything I've done has been really solo endurance events,
and I'm quite a competitive person
by nature as well,
so I do like to be the best at everything I do.
Weakness to the point of letting your team-mates suffer,
or even get dismissed because you had a bad day.
If I see that...
..I will crush you.
Scottish schoolteacher Downham ran into trouble in the South African phase.
You and you, stay behind.
And under our GROM veteran,
she was the last recruit to complete the final exercise.
Are you sure?
But Downham isn't ready to give up just yet.
I've been brought up with three big brothers.
I understand the male mind.
I don't ever give up.
I love that, I love that mentality, and that's my attitude on life.
Let me say this.
All of you belong to me now!
Let me call your attention to the board.
This is going to tell you where you need to be, what you need to have.
It's your responsibility to check this.
Cos if you're not, you could be late.
And in my world, if you're late, you might get us killed.
We don't yell a lot in the Green Berets,
so I'll tell you this one time - do your best.
And remember what I said about being a team player.
The recruits have been left in no doubt
that a Green Beret regime will be big on teamwork,
and Terry left them with a lot to think about over breakfast.
I think he was potentially trying to mess with my head a little bit.
I'm going to put it out of my mind. I'm not going to let it play with me.
Every five minutes we're going to have to check the board
because obviously he's saying basically be quite specific,
be clear on the instructions. Things might change.
If I let him down, I'll be so cheesed off.
I really want to do my best for this guy.
Back at the board, the next instruction is being written up.
-Here come a couple of recruits to check.
-Good one, guys.
The recruits now have just six minutes to report to the log pit
for the first phase of their Green Beret selection.
They're about to take part in one of
the toughest exercises from the course - log PT.
What's in front of you guys?
Logs. Big logs.
So, welcome to the log PT pit.
Some of you are CrossFit champs, marathon runners.
I believe I have a pretty darn high-level ballet dancer among you.
Aqua aerobics instructor and trained ballet dancer Flynn
found the South African sleep deprivation mentally tough.
Probably the most raw emotion
that I've felt ever going through my body, through my soul.
And he's keen to prove that his dancing background
is not a reason to underestimate him.
I've got a lot of pride in what I've chosen to do with my life
and I would love to see a young male ballet dancer from Edinburgh
take on hell.
This is going to test you.
Not just your individual strength, but this is teamwork.
If one of you doesn't pull your weight,
the other people on that log are definitely going to feel it.
-Are we good?
-ALL: Yes, Sergeant.
Log PT pushes Green Beret candidates to their physical and mental limits.
And with each log weighing 100kg, before long, the burning sensation
of lactic acid in their muscles will mean even
the toughest recruits can be broken quickly.
As a Green Beret, I imagine you went through all manner of training.
-Did you ever do anything similar to this?
They do this in what's called SFAS,
Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and it is miserable.
Everybody breaks. It's what you do with that after you break.
Forward! Log back.
The exercises are relentless.
And the constant repetition is designed to
quickly weed out the weakest recruits.
Stewart, do you want to quit?
-Do you want to quit?
-Stewart, do you want to quit?
-Why do you want to quit?
-I'm too weak, Sergeant.
-Come on, Stewart!
-They're rooting for you.
-Stewart, come on, Stewart!
-Root for yourself.
-Come on, Stewart!
-It's nearly over, Stewart.
-Keep it inside, Stewart. Come on!
Left shoulder, left shoulder, left shoulder.
I don't know about you, but if I was stood next to Stewart right now
and I was going through pain and I was doing everything that I can
to keep going and he wanted to quit, I'd tell him to leave.
Lie on your backs.
If I say 12 feet, come up 12 inches.
If I say six feet, I want six inches.
12. Up, up, up, up!
But Stewart isn't the only recruit struggling.
What's going on, Okafor? Do you have anything left?
South London twerking instructor
Okafor went down with mild hypothermia
during the South African sleep deprivation phase.
I've never felt that cold before in my life.
And had to dig deep to complete
the final exercise under our Polish GROM veteran.
You've finished. You've finished. You've finished.
Despite her setbacks,
she's confident her positive attitude will see her through.
I guess it's a way for me to really showcase what I can do.
To really know someone, to really see what they're capable of,
it's good to see them in a whole sense,
and I feel like I've got that to offer.
Okafor, you need to get those legs up.
You need to get those legs up!
-You keep your feet there.
Get up, get up, get up!
I have all damn day!
Let's go, guys.
Faster, faster, faster, faster!
We are not going to stop until somebody quits.
Who wants to quit? You can end it all for everybody.
-Stewart, you want to quit?
I thought we already had this discussion.
We did, I've changed my mind, Sergeant.
Don't quit, Stewart, don't quit!
-Listen to them.
-Stewart, we're going through it together.
I'm going to give you five more seconds to make that decision.
If you tell me one more time you're going to quit, you're quitting,
but listen what they say.
Stewart, don't do it! You've already got so far!
Keep going! Keep going, bro!
-..three, two, one.
What's your answer, Stewart?
Get out of the pit!
Well done, Stew!
-Stewart, come here.
-I'm just done.
I can't even do half the exercises.
The entire team was screaming at you to stay.
Why have you decided to give up?
It's just time to call a day on it.
Stewart is the seventh man to leave the process.
The women, on the other hand, are still going strong.
But with his departure, Palama, Blowes,
Downham and Flynn now have to carry more weight.
What's wrong, Flynn? Get it up, Flynn, get it up!
-Flynn, get it up!
-Get it up, Flynn!
After two hours of nonstop exercise on the logs,
the team is struggling, especially Okafor.
-Sorry, sorry, I can't, I can't.
-She can't, she can't...
Get it up, get it up! Get it up!
Get it up!
And feeling the brunt of Okafor's battle is amateur boxer,
father of three, Burch.
I've never been beat by anything.
I've had a tough life, like.
This looks like another challenge to try to see
if it can beat me, which I don't think it will.
I've always told my kids, "You can do anything you want to do."
I want to prove to them anything you can do,
you've just got to go and do it.
We need someone taller than me on the back.
I'm lifting that on my own.
On the verge of cracking, Burch uses the water break
to try and get the team working more efficiently.
But Okafor has taken his outburst personally.
..that I'm not carrying my weight. I was doing my best.
Who been pushing you?
You've got to appreciate, yeah,
I wasn't saying you can't do it no more,
all I was saying is that we need to swap positions.
I was lifting it pretty much on my own.
Burchy, come here.
-Everyone gets it.
-Hey, guys, let's lift our spirits.
-Okafor, you OK?
Burch is complaining, but at the end of the day,
I'm trying as hard as I can,
but I can't lift it the way he's distributed the weight.
All it just comes down to is I just can't last with any of this.
-I don't care.
-She's gone, she's gone.
Okafor, talk to me. What's happening?
Are you heading back? Back to base? Are you done?
I just really just wanted it to, you know, be done with it.
There was a certain part of it that just felt humiliating.
And I think then it became more of a battle of my ego over my willpower,
and my ego was overriding, thinking, "I just don't want to be down here,
"doing this, in pain, looking like this."
As Okafor appears to be nearing an early exit,
for Terry, she's uncovered the very reason
for putting them through log PT.
Mentally, emotionally, spiritually, this is the entire point,
the entire point is getting crushed and rising above it.
Everybody breaks, everybody's body breaks.
It will, even your will will break, but I'm telling you, if you quit,
it will be something you carry with you for the rest of your life.
And I don't want her to walk off like that.
Apologies for disrupting the process.
I'd like to continue, Sergeant, if I am able to.
Thank you, Sergeant.
Look what I got.
Go, join them.
Yes, get in there!
I got upset because I thought I upset her,
but since then, we've sorted ourselves out.
The next thing is called "last man standing".
Bah, you can call it whatever you want -
"last guy in the pit".
The goal of this exercise is to have one of you left.
Once you get pushed out of that boundary, you're done, you're out.
You guys, even though you're fighting individually,
you're still on the same team.
Right, when we train for the Green Berets, we don't crush each other,
we don't break each other's limbs.
You're killing your friend, your training partner, right?
So, what I need to see is controlled aggression.
The recruits have been ordered to instantly switch into combat mode,
whilst trying to keep their aggression under control
at all times.
You're on the ground, you're out, there, dude.
Keep going, guys!
Last man standing, bro.
Controlled aggression! This is your buddy!
You don't hurt them, you dominate them.
With a few recruits already disposed of,
Sparks isn't pulling any punches.
Downham, you're out.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
You OK? You OK? You OK?
-Sorry. You all right?
-It just ripped my head back.
Remember, this is your buddy. You're supposed to dominate them, but not hurt them, OK?
-Yeah, I understand. I had absolutely no intention...
-No, it's all right. Dude, don't worry about it, it's fine.
As they restart, some group tactics start to emerge.
-Help me, help me.
Get him over.
And Parrott helps Durance dispatch recruits Sparks and Blowes.
Sparks, you're out.
After hurling Parrott out of the ring...
Pull him, Onyiuke!
..Durnace is then pulled out by Onyiuke.
A newly determined Okafor battles on,
but is soon heaved out by Thompson and Palama...
..who then joins forces with Onyiuke to remove Thomson and Allan,
leaving them as the final two.
Come on, then.
Undaunted, CrossFit champion Palama, weighing in at just 57kg,
faces up to the 6ft karate enthusiast, Onyiuke.
Stop, you're out.
CHEERS AND APPLAUSE
That was sick.
Did you think you'd have him at the end?
How about that height advantage?
Yeah, I know.
Why do you think you made it to the end? You were in the final two.
I don't know.
Just slightly working as a team, getting tactical.
I was just trying to keep low, because I'm short.
And if I get picked up, I'm out, like he just did.
All right, go and get your breath back. Well done.
-All right, cheers.
She went up against one of the tallest, one of the strongest,
and one of the toughest and most consistent recruits in Onyiuke,
and she didn't give up.
Hey, guys, listen up.
I saw some almost uncontrolled aggression,
but I saw some strategy, I saw some teamwork and I saw some heart.
That's what I want to see with this, OK?
this is yours.
Thank you, Sergeant.
You also get a 30-minute break while they continue log PT.
Come on back here.
-Can you what?
-Can I possibly share with my team, Sergeant?
You absolutely can.
You absolute legend.
Sergeant, can I join you in the PT session?
Come over here.
Listen up. Not only did he share his drink with you,
he said, "Do you mind if I join my group?"
-Join your group.
-Thank you, Sergeant.
And because of that...
..log PT is over.
Well done, mate.
Even though I did get the prize,
I just chose to share it with the rest of the team
and it turned out to be a test and I passed, so,
that's a good thing, I guess.
Onyiuke's a good guy, definitely.
He's a gentleman.
Have you heard him speak?
I want you to remember what I told you guys when we started.
It's not about you, it's about the team,
and you're all going to be put to that test eventually.
I really enjoyed the controlled aggression exercise.
When I think about it, had I walked away in that moment,
I would have never experienced that.
What's amazing about this place is that you never know what's next and
you never know how it's going to build you up,
and I do have more of a focus now.
After a gruelling experience this morning,
Terry's not allowing them any respite and orders them
to fall in for the next exercise.
We're going to do something now called rifle PT.
In the military, we carry guns, because we fight.
that rifle is going to be no further than arm's length from you.
You go to take a shower, where's your gun?
Because in the real world, if you're caught without that gun,
I'm flying you back home in a coffin
and your family doesn't see you again.
Does everybody understand?
The recruits are being issued with M-16 training weapons,
weighing in at 4kg, the same as a loaded assault rifle.
Never more than three feet from you.
Is that understood?
This is position number one, OK?
So if you hear the number one, this is where you're at.
Terry has instructed DS to lead rifle PT,
while he focuses on assessing the group and spotting any weaknesses.
..four is here.
OK, hold that position.
During Green Beret selection,
recruits are required to demonstrate that they can remember all of
the rifle holding positions, while under physical and mental stress.
And already, a couple of recruits appear to be finding it tough.
Okafor, what's your problem?
It's amazing how something so simple can crush your soul, isn't it?
We're not at a gym.
Straighten your arms!
We're not in the cage.
Not on the mat.
Just you and a fricking gun.
Your name's coming out way too often.
Keep that squat down.
Two! Position two with your weapon.
Keep the squat down.
Allan, what's up with you?
Lock your arms out now.
Lock your arms out.
Okafor, come up here.
Face your team.
Allan, come up here. Face your team.
You guys are having a hard time with this, right?
Get in the right position, right now.
And until you do...
..your team is going to suck it.
47-year-old GP Allan is aware of his limitations.
I'm a bit older than some of my fellow recruits
and I'm a bit bloody-minded and stubborn.
He struggled physically from the start, and today is no different.
Get those arms up.
Anybody want to quit yet?
You two, fall back in.
With the introduction of sprints to the exercise,
rifle PT is pushing every part of the recruits' bodies
to breaking point.
-Come on, faster, guys.
And for one of them, the strain has become too much.
Okafor, what's the problem?
Permission to fall out, Sergeant?
-I'm finally done, sir.
-Okafor, don't quit!
-I'm done, thank you all.
Don't quit, Okafor!
Look at me. What's going on?
Sergeant, I respect that you let me come back,
erm, but I feel that I'm finally done.
Sergeant, I'm sorry to disappoint you, however...
No, it's not about disappointing me.
-You're done, that's your final decision?
OK. Off you go.
Thank you, Sergeant.
-This morning I kind of felt it, that I was done,
and that confirmed it.
I can't be a weak link,
and I know it's only going to get harder from here,
so I'd rather leave it at this point.
Terry's regime has now claimed another retirement from the process,
but he isn't done yet, and wants to keep testing Allan.
Allan, get over here. Come up again.
You're falling apart, dude. Put your weapon down.
Position one, position one.
The reason I pulled you - and your guys are suffering because of this
and you're not - is because you could not really keep up.
OK? You got heart.
You got it.
Heart's sometimes not enough. All right, man?
I understand that, Sergeant.
-I understand, Sergeant.
-Do you understand? Strike two.
-I completely understand.
Get back with your guys.
Anybody want to quit?
Nobody wants to quit?
-Sparks, you don't want to quit?
What about you, Thompson?
Hell, no, Sergeant.
Onyiuke, are you smiling cos you're having fun or are you, like,
somewhere else right now? Is this how you're getting through it?
The next thing I want to see is you running the show.
You'll be putting your team through it now.
Flynn, grab your gun.
Come forward, sir?
Stand right there, face your team.
Take your team through it. Go.
OK, everyone up.
Arms out, number two!
Er, you plan on doing it with them?
-Yeah, right, you've got to do that.
Front rank, sprint!
Terry's actually put Flynn in charge now.
The question is, is Flynn going to be kind to his team,
or is he going to beast them?
Rank two, sprint! Let's go, move!
So you've put Flynn in charge?
Yeah. Listen, here's the thing.
A Green Beret A-team is a bunch of type-A guys,
but you've got to be able to transition seamlessly
in stressful situations from between being a leader and a follower.
It happens all the time.
So what is it that you're looking for in this, then?
-Because Flynn is actually in charge...
..so he can make them suffer or not, right?
What I want to see Flynn do is have enough of presence of mind
as a leader to give me what I want, right? To kind of put his guys
through the paces, but he should be good enough to not crush them.
You know, you should do just enough to get his team through it
all together without spotlighting himself, "Look how good I am."
It soon becomes apparent that Flynn isn't pulling any punches.
And his merciless approach is rubbing people up the wrong way.
-Ferguson, no good shaking your head, mate, it's coming.
-I'm not shaking my head, sir.
I'm not shaking my head, sir.
Hold! Don't stand!
Don't be weak. Come on.
Rank two, sprint!
Go, go, go, go!
Move, move, move, move!
Guns down, Flynn.
Guns down. One.
Get back in ranks.
Thank you, Sergeant.
How are you feeling, Allan?
Getting through it, Sergeant.
Sucks, doesn't it?
-Yeah, it does.
Go back to the block.
By the left, quick march!
I've done harder things, I think,
but I can't remember them just at the moment.
That was worse than the tree, that was.
It was only a little gun.
You wouldn't have thought that would hurt so much, but...
He knows how to put you through the pain, doesn't he?
Did I work my team-mates hard?
Damn right I did, because they can work hard, every single one of them.
I've got belief in every single one of them.
He asked me to do what he asked me to do and I'm a great believer in,
"If you work hard, they'll reward you,"
and even if that reward is just a thank you, I'm happy.
The guys done awesome.
Back in the block, the recruits reflect on their time
under Flynn's instruction.
Flynn the dictator? Yeah.
He got proper happy and went crazy and made everybody's life hell.
Boss and Staff Sergeant.
If you ask me, would I have done that to my team mates,
if I was in that position?
"Definitely not" would have been my answer.
But despite the pain, some recruits have become a little attached
to their weapons.
We've all decide to give our weapons names.
From our fallen comrades.
My gun has been named Harrison.
This is Okafor.
I've called mine Hannah, after my sister, because I won't forget her
and she's solid as a rock.
So now I've got a solid rock that I won't forget.
After 12 hours with no food,
it's finally time for the recruits to eat.
From now on, like, everybody's so physically tired now,
this is going to get a lot harder and a lot faster, I think.
When you leave here,
what do you think you're going to take the most out of this?
-It's made me realise my own potential...
..it's made me realise my own capability, and it's actually
created a profound confidence in me.
-And that's something that I've lacked for - believe it or not -
-self-confidence, for a long, long time.
Yeah, a lot of self-doubt.
Where does that come from?
Yeah, bullied at school.
Me too, mate.
Yeah, not nice, is it? And that's why I'm kind of doing this now.
It's what I want. I want people to realise that, you know,
-you can overcome these things.
-You can redeem who you are.
While the recruits try to relax after dinner,
there's a late visitor to the block.
So, tonight, there is a night-time exercise.
-OK? One person.
I can't promise you it's not going to be unpleasant.
-You choose who goes.
I'll do it.
-You'll do it?
-I'll do it, Sergeant.
All right, then.
has so far been a solid performer.
A lot of my best friends are boys.
Growing up, I would always do the boys' activities
instead of the girls',
so at school, I thought netball was boring,
so I played football and rugby instead.
I'm a bit of a ladette, let's say.
-I don't know.
What did he say? What happened? What happened?
So, he said there's a task tonight for one person.
-I volunteered me.
-You'll smash it.
-Wow, I'm nervous now.
-Love you, Parrott! Go on, Parrott!
-Love you, Parrott!
So, here's what's happening. Do you see that box?
-You're getting in it.
Part of the Green Berets' training
is the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape programme,
also known under the acronym SERE.
Although many of the skills taught remain classified,
psychological tests like this one are not uncommon.
You can end it right now.
You can give me somebody else.
No, I'm doing it, Sergeant.
-They're going to try to break you.
-That's fine, bring it.
Maybe she'll be back in ten minutes,
maybe we'll never, ever see her again.
They could do anything, couldn't they? We just do not know.
She's a little trooper, she'll be OK.
Still a little bit worried for her.
To go out there on her own, it's quite intimidating.
Back on the parade ground,
things are about to get a lot more uncomfortable for Parrott.
Candidates undergoing SERE training will regularly be isolated,
tormented and disoriented to test their mental strength.
Throwing dirt onto the box
simulates the sensation of being buried alive.
The POW simulation is about to step up a gear.
A hose is attached to the box and water begins to pour in.
It's a technique designed to try and induce fear and panic
whilst the recruit is trapped inside.
The box is also raised and lowered to continue the confusion
and to stop the recruit from trying to fall asleep.
Terry tries to test Parrott's integrity again.
Parrott, it's only going to get worse.
Who do you want in here now?
I want Parrott in here.
I mean, watching you go through all this,
and they're back there chilling out, that doesn't seem fair to me.
Good luck to her, she's got guts, but whatever the outcome,
we're behind her, every single one of us.
Your heart says go and find her,
but actually, if you think about it logically, we're going to get...
It's going to end up in a right pickle
-if we go off gallivanting around.
After being awake for 16 hours,
Terry's satisfied Parrott's had enough,
and instructs DS to bring her ordeal to an end.
Are you OK?
So you know that box
-that had all these in, earlier?
I basically got padlocked in that.
Put loads of dirt on it
-to make me feel like I was getting buried alive.
-Oh, God, no.
They were literally just piling it on top.
-No way, man.
-And they started pouring water in above my head.
I wouldn't have got in, I would not have...
I'd be on the plane home.
I would have screamed, man.
That's literally my worst nightmare.
All that remains now is
for the recruits to get their heads down after another gruelling day.
5:30am, and it's lights on in the block.
While some recruits are starting to stir,
others are at the end of a sentry shift.
I haven't had the best night's sleep. Obviously, when you have
people keep changing their shifts, they kind of wake you up a bit
and then trying to get back to sleep, so...
today's going to be a long day, I think.
My boots are still completely soaked
from my little box experience last night.
Today is going to be nice and fun for me.
The last thing you need when you've got to carry
20-odd kilos on your back is...
..wet, uncomfortable boots.
The recruits have been instructed to make sure they have 20kg
of weight in their Bergens.
This is heavy, and I'm very hurt.
It's, like, nearly half my body weight, this.
So it'll be hard, it'll be hard uphill.
And it'll be hard downhill.
Low on sleep, the recruits are ordered onto the truck
with no idea of where they're going...
..and how long it will be until they'll eat or rest again.
One hour from base camp lies the Atlantis Dunes,
a 1,500 acre area made up almost entirely
of energy-sapping fine sand.
This is where the recruits will complete the final stage
of our Green Beret selection.
Welcome, guys, to your final phase of the Green Beret selection,
we call it Team Week.
I've selected your teams.
I've also selected your leaders.
Things have just got a little bit more serious,
as there's not just two teams,
but there's two team leaders now, who have an opportunity
to prove themselves to the rest of the recruits, but also to Terry.
So what you're about to participate in is a simulated combat mission
and a land navigation exercise.
You've got a downed pilot, you've got to get him out to safety.
Along the way, you're going to navigate to various points,
pick up equipment and continue on the mission.
Your goal is to get to an emergency LZ for extraction.
Are there any questions at this time?
ALL: No, Sergeant!
Now, two things before I go.
Do your best...
ever leave a man behind.
-One, two, three.
-On three. One, two, three.
Team Bravo, led by Flynn,
are first to get their GPS working.
And he picks up where he left off yesterday,
with direct and assertive commands.
We're going to go for 65 steps, keep going.
One, two, one, two.
Just keep moving.
He has team Bravo moving,
but the pace is already testing them in the blistering heat.
-How we doing at the back, guys?
Right, slide it. Slide it up.
Yeah. Put it down.
One, two, three. Drag!
Use the surface, use the surface.
So we're going to have four on this.
One on each jerry can,
and then one navigating,
which we will switch in and out if people get tired.
Team Alpha, under Parrott's command,
are working at a noticeably different tempo.
Before they've even got off the mark,
there seems to be some confusion about where they're heading.
Where's the navigator?
Navigator, are you OK?
Do you know where we're going?
No? Well, let's not move him,
we don't want to go in the wrong direction.
Right, guys, what are we naming our casualty?
Steve. We've got to get Steve there.
Do we know the direction?
Come on, guys, Stephen's losing blood.
Yes, we know, but we want to make sure we're going the right way.
Definitely looks like we're going down to the left.
It's all right, Steven.
Terry, we're in the dunes, what's the exercise?
Yes, this is a good one, man, this is what we call Team Week
in the Special Forces assessment selection.
And it really is the culmination,
because it's really difficult physically and mentally,
-like everything they've done.
But it's seeing if they gel as a unit, if they can complete the task.
There's going to be a lot of things I'm throwing at these guys
that they're going to have to, what I call FRAGO,
which means just adapt, change plan, do what they've got to do.
It's really challenging.
Back with Team Bravo,
and they're beginning to locate the equipment marked on their GPS.
-That's you and me.
-We'll carry them down.
I'll get the front, you go to the back.
Cos there's going to be more weight at the front, yeah?
And without too much delay, they're moving forward with purpose.
Let's do it, let it run.
-If we're smart,
we should be able to use these poles on the stretcher.
Yes, that's correct. Right, OK...
Team Bravo have made it to the first checkpoint,
and have already begun to work out
that they must use the items left there to their advantage.
How far's the distance on this one?
Without delay, they begin making their way to the next checkpoint,
with Mok continuing to navigate using the GPS.
-Is that all right?
-Do you need a hand?
He probably does, he's just saying that.
-Do you need a hand?
It's just working as a team.
So in a nutshell, we're working well,
nobody's over shouting each other,
it's hot, it's a very alien environment.
So they're doing well.
Of course, you're kind of suspicious, thinking,
are you doing the right thing, are you doing wrong thing?
But we're going with our judgment, and that's it.
Right, guys, let's going.
At the emergency landing zone,
Terry is keen to get an update from the DS.
Roger, out. OK, Flynn's doing really well, by all accounts.
He's took naturally his leadership role,
he's pacing, giving the guys regular steps.
-Parrott's not performing.
She's not maintaining any sort of leadership role whatsoever.
-She's kind of let go?
-Yes, she's took a back seat,
-so she's not performing.
And you've got Thomson, who's performing very, very strong.
And the rest of the team are OK.
On Team Alpha, progress is still slow,
and it's not entirely clear who's in charge.
You stay and watch. Guys, guys, everyone shush..
Grab a leg, grab an arm.
Which way are we going?
Four of us on the body.
Here you go, we'll do it. You grab that arm underneath.
-One, two, three, lift.
Take that up, put him down and we'll make the hammock, put him back on.
It's my gun.
Thomson, do you want to have a little wander to try and get the...?
It's becoming a democracy, where everybody's pitching in,
no-one's really taking the reins and doing it.
As a leader, I always get input, but at the end of the day,
I've got to make the decision and I've got to execute that.
Right now, that fracturing, they're just burning energy,
it's going to crush them, so they've got to put it together.
At the minute you've got seven voices shouting,
what does that actually lead to?
Chaos, nothing but chaos.
And chaos out here, by the way, real world, chaos gets you killed.
Back with Team Bravo,
and they're suffering after picking up equipment along the way.
But Flynn's fierce leadership seems to be finally be paying off.
This is horrible. Really, really horrible.
Flynn is holding us together.
The big man's holding us all together,
cos I'm ready for just losing the plot.
Right, focus. A little bit more resilience now, guys and girls.
I know that you are struggling.
But that little bit of mental toughness.
You're the leader, big man. You're a good leader, boy.
After taking praise from Ferguson,
Flynn has successfully led Team Bravo
to the last of the checkpoints.
Now, they must safely transport their equipment and casualty
across a series of obstacles.
Watch the booby-trap.
Stick it down...
It requires one last push of teamwork and communication
to get them across.
-Good, good, good!
Just watch that wire.
Let's get this done. One, two, three, up!
Just up and over to start with, OK?
-We need to go up more.
Good man. Pick a side.
Through the gap. Watch, watch your balance.
Right, guys, listen up, please.
Focus. See that line, up there?
Straight between it, up to the top.
I want it seamless, like Swan Lake.
-Let's get going.
-I've never seen that, Flynn.
Three, two, one, let's go.
Team Alpha are still lagging behind, and more importantly,
Parrott is struggling to make herself heard.
We've got to think of an easier way to do this.
Yeah, guys, let's...
But there's a big space in the middle of that, and....
Let's just stop, let's just stop.
Get the equipment up, let's move, now.
-We are moving out. Five.
At a much slower pace,
Team Alpha are finally beginning to negotiate the barrels,
sandbags and ditches.
All of us can lift it.
That's it. Let's go.
That's it. Let's go.
One, two, three, four.
It's the final push for Team Bravo,
with just one huge sand dune to get their cargo up.
Come on, six, five, four, three, two, one. Time.
You can hear Flynn continuing to bark out commands,
but you know what, they're listening to him.
And that's not an easy thing to do, because right now,
everybody is broken. And Flynn's holding them together, man,
that's a real leadership challenge.
Three, two, one, up!
Let's go. One, two, one, two, one, two.
Come on, move!
Bring him right to me and you're done.
Right past the boxes.
All the way to the top.
Take a seat, drink some water, right now, everybody drink water.
How have you got any voice left?
Cos I could hear you shouting from up here
-when you were all the way down there.
This is the second time you've been given a leadership role,
and you've done pretty well.
Do you feel you're becoming more of a leader?
I'd like to think that...
I always say that I like to lead, I like to inspire,
I like to develop people.
Do I think I've done it on these two occasions?
What was really good,
Flynn would take on all ideas and then move it forward
into a constructive way, and I really like that.
And he was also a really good people manager.
It was brilliantly done.
And as a weary Team Alpha approach,
Flynn still has enough air in his lungs
to spur them on to the final objective.
Right, troops, we going to cheer them on?
Yes. Let's go, guys!
-Come on, let's go.
-Come on, guys, last push!
Suck it up.
Come on, guys.
It's clear the extra time in the unforgiving heat
is making the last push all the more difficult.
OK, that's far enough!
Get to us, get to us, come on, come on.
-All the way, all the way.
ALL: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six,
All the way! All the way!
Take your rucks off.
We wasted quite a bit of time trying different stuff out.
And I think it's really difficult for Parrott, who was in charge,
to go with the best decision, so I think for her,
it was a really tough task.
definitely the hardest thing I've ever done.
I think I'm quite a natural leader normally,
but I struggled with this task, to be honest.
With both teams making it to the extraction point,
they have a few moments to rest while Terry ponders
how well they've performed over his 48 hours in command.
So, Team Alpha did come second,
and Parrott was emotional about the loss, because they didn't win.
It wasn't her day.
You know, whether that was a shortcoming within her,
or you just get 'em on the right time,
hey, man, there's going to be a winner
and there's going to be a loser.
And Flynn, he just completely stepped up to the plate today.
Who's really standing out? Who are the people, guys and girls,
-that could actually win this whole thing?
Onyiuke. He's great. The quiet professional.
You wouldn't have thought that, he's now up on top.
Thomson. And I also think Downham.
You wait, you will see a lot from her, she is one of those gals, too.
At some points you have really pushed them as hard, if not more,
than some of our other experts,
to the point where we've actually had two walk-outs.
Where does that leave you when it comes to assessing our recruits?
It's funny, Allan was pretty close to getting dismissed yesterday.
You know, he got a little bit of a break from me,
but he's definitely not off the hook,
cos you can't hide from the team.
Parrott got crushed, she really, really...
If you measure it in all objective ways, she failed.
With a number of recruits having fallen short of expectations,
today, it's clearly a tough wait to see who Terry decides
will not progress to the next stage of Ultimate Hell Week.
I think there's a chance that I will be going.
I mean, I was the leader of the team that lost,
so I will take full responsibility for that.
I think I did enough yesterday,
but then, you know, today's result could have completely changed that,
so I really hope I've done enough.
So, our time is almost at an end, isn't it?
I told you I wasn't going to yell at you.
That's not the way I do it. That's not what the Green Berets are,
we're more quiet professionals.
But in our world also, combat, there are winners and losers,
and often times, the losers are the guys who don't come home alive.
Flynn, you really stepped up, man.
I know your background, and hey, bro,
you had something to prove and you frickin' proved it.
And kudos to your team for going right along with you on that.
You guys can tell, when it starts getting really bad,
that's when it starts fragmenting.
And someone's got to come in and take the reins, and you did it.
Thank you, Sergeant.
Your leadership really wasn't working.
And because of that, your team didn't win.
I know there's winners and there's going to be a loser,
..none of you are going home.
Everybody who's sitting here in front of me, you deserve to be here.
And you're staying.
If the UK has one tenth of the people like you guys,
your country's going to be just fine.
All the best.
This last 48 hours, all of us
were really working so hard to kind of not disappoint him.
You know, he's got one of these attitudes that kind of...
makes you want to work for him.
I honestly thought I'd be going, so...
..when he told us no-one was leaving,
it was a bit emotional for me.
I feel so many different things right now.
I feel exhausted, relieved.
Above all, I just want to sleep.
From this point on, you are in my world.
And I own you.
After 48 hours with the Green Berets,
the recruits are about to face Ken from the South Korean UDT.
Don't let the water kick your ass.
The pressure intensifies...
Allan, you're on the last metre, get up!
..egos are bruised...
-are you doing?
..and commitment is questioned.
I think you were laughing. Am I funny?
-Do you want to quit?
After being tested by two former special forces experts, the 22 have become 16, and now they face some of the toughest physical challenges yet under the eyes of former Master Sergeant Terry Schappert of the US Army's Green Berets.
The Green Beret code is all about teamwork and no man gets left behind. Over the next 48 hours, the 16 recruits are going to learn this the hard way by taking on some of the most painful and unpleasant selection challenges so far. Starting with Log PT, a test that needs everyone working as a team - any lack of effort meant the rest of the team have to carry more. In Terry's words, this is not a question of IF it will break recruits - it is a question of WHEN.