The Biggest Loser is so full of twists and turns I feel like I need a guide book.
Luckily, Ali tells us what is going to be happening. . .if I could only focus long enough to get the information. With every episode being so different, it's hard to keep up! Lucky for you, dear reader, I take copious notes in my rewatching of the episode. LONG STORY SHORT: Only one player's weight will count on each team, and they will not know who that person will be until the actual weigh in. Then for further clarification, each player reiterates what Ali said in a montage.
BS Quote of the week: "We're only going to chose the person who worked out the least and ate the worst."- Brendan Oh, how this comes back to haunt us in the end!
The players quickly choose Elizabeth and Jessica as the supposed targets because they are both women and they say they have low weights week after week. I went back to my past five blogs, and Jessica has never lost less than six pounds and Elizabeth usually loses about five pounds. How does that put them on the chopping block? Also, why don't the women stand up to the guys and put them in the cross fire? I don't understand this season of wimpy chicks. I feel like the guys on each team are such game players they have manipulated the whole situation in more ways than the camera could ever catch.
But enough about game play. This week's episode was all about the melt downs. Jillian's team is a bunch of cry babies! She looks like she is about to pull the car over for Elizabeth and Frado who can't seem to keep up with the treadmill. My favorite moment of the show is when Frado storms out after he falls off the treadmill, ripping his shirt, and Jillian is talking to the camera as Frado wanders around in the fields behind her. Classic. The Blue team, on the other hand, is all team work and smiles. Nothing will ever tear them apart, right team?
After Jillian blows Frado away with some mind bullets, the teams head to the Four Seasons Hotel for a cooking challenge with everyone's cutest chef, Curtis Stone, and new contributor, Chef Lorena Garcia. They take a hands off approach to cooking: Each chef must merely instruct each team on how to cook a healthy appetizer, entree, and desert (find the recipes here!). Then the other half of the team must guess who cooked what dish. Whoever wins gets ten seconds to help them in a future challenge.
The Black team begins to fray at the edges while the Blue team works together in perfect harmony. After a tie breaker where the contestants must figure out the calorie content in the desserts, the Blue team takes the win and the prize. Then the Blue team meets in the "Zen Garden" to discuss their strategy- picking Elizabeth (Adam's idea)- while the Black team again say that Jessica has pulled some "lame numbers". Again, where are the ladies in the decision making?
Onto the team challenge, which involves the 2,500 year old sport of dragon boat racing. The teams must successfully paddle 1,000 meters and the winners get to chose who they want to weigh in from the other team and block the other team's choice. The Blue team, even with their ten second advantage, is off to a shaky start, but manage to pull out yet another victory over the Black team. Brendan loses his cool in a sour grapes moment while Frado tries to comfort him.
Then it is time for the LAST CHANCE WORKOUT, where Jillian threatens Elizabeth: "I'm going to beat your ass today," and Bob offers simple advice to his team: "Don't. Stop. Peddling." Jillian gets to the crux of the Elizabeth issue with some tasty mind bullet action. Elizabeth has always been weak and protected by her family and now she is being protected by Frado and Brendan. Jillian gets her to realize that she is ultimately responsible for whatever happens to her and she needs to be a bad ass. Elizabeth gets it, saying, "I don't want to be weak anymore."
When the weigh in rolls around, the Blue team thinks they have it ALL WRAPPED UP, but they make two very crucial mistakes.
FAIL #1: Adam declines to use his weight advantage which has grown to three pounds. His eyes get shiny and Gollum like as he describes the weight growing and growing in power each week. His Preciousssssss.
FAIL #2: When the Black team picks Jessica as their person to weigh in, the Blue team declines to block their choice. The Black team's second choice was Jesse. Hmm.
Anna: From 286 lbs to 283 lbs- 3 lbs lost
Ada: From 215 lbs to 211 lbs- 4 lbs lost
Brendan: From 313 lbs to 302 lbs- 11 lbs lost
Patrick: From 346 lbs to 337 lbs- 9 lbs lost
Frado: From 308 lbs to 294 lbs- 14 lbs lost
Elizabeth: From 218 lbs to 213 lbs- 5 lbs lost
"We're going to have a battle here," Adam says. Oh yes, Adam. You have played all your cards!
Jesse: From 305 lbs to 296 lbs- 9 lbs lost
Mark: From 352 lbs to 336 lbs- 16 lbs lost
Adam: From 335 lbs to 322 lbs- 13 lbs lost
Lisa: From 252 lbs to 244 lbs- 8 lbs lost
Aaron: From 407 lbs to 398 lbs- 9 lbs lost
Jessica: From 248 lbs to 244 lbs- 4 lbs lost
"I'm sorry guys," Jessica says tearfully. If the Blue team had let the Black team picked Jesse, they would have won the weigh in. Now they realize the only person who is safe is Mark and Adam quickly realizes if he had used his advantage that HE would have been immune. Oh no.
In the elimination room, the Blue team shows the underbelly of their really great team: Mark, Jessica, and Jesse ALL vote for Adam (GAME PLAY) and Adam, Lisa, and Aaron all vote for Jessica. It is a tie, and the Black team comes in and quickly eliminates Adam. BAM. And Brendan's quote from the beginning? I guess it is what it is.
Adam ends up going from 402 pounds to 264 pounds, paying it forward to his local YMCA and helping his community lead healthier lives.
Next week: Marine training and an unacceptable weigh in? Should be a good 'un.
Wanna know what an ex contestant has to say about the episode? Tune in below to hear what Season 8 contestant Shay has to say, courtesy of Diets in Review!