The Biggest Loser campus! Why, it seems like only yesterday that Brendon, Frado, and Patrick were forming their first alliance. . .
This week we get to see how chummy the Blob has become. After last week's elimination, Frado thanks his posse for saving him instead of Lisa, and then the Blob meets in secret to give back pats, awesome sauce talk, and scoff at the other players who have no idea of their infinite might and power. Mwah ha ha ha ha!!!!
OH! And there is a double elimination this week, complete with the obligatory yellow line red line montage from all the contestants.
But before Frado, Brendon, and Patrick win the entire game, there is plenty of time for a Subway sponsored pop challenge. This week the Losers will be competing for $10,000 (Ali points out that's enough cash to buy 1 Subway sandwich a week for 40 years) in a race that involves all the gym equipment the players have become so familiar with. After the race, sandwich party for everyone!
Heat 1: Street Striders- Brendon, Mark, Patrick, Ada, and Frado advance. Elizabeth (no surprise) is out.
Heat 2: 1/2 Mile Run- Ada, Brendon, Patrick, and Frado advance. Mark is out.
Heat 3: Row Machine- Brendon, Patrick, and Frado advance. Ada is out.
Heat 4: Jump Rope- Brendon and Patrick advance. Frado is out. And their rope skills are sad.
Heat 5: Jacobs Ladder- Brendon wins. Patrick is out.
So Brendon is rewarded the free sandwich and the $10,000, which he promises to donate $1,000 of to Warriors in Pink and the rest? Hair plugs? Tattoo removal? The possibilities are only limited to his mind.
After the revelry, it is time for the gym and our weekly focus on America's "favorite" underdog, Elizabeth. Bob is convinced that Elizabeth will be under the red line (if only her shirt was red!), but she promises us that she will not be underestimated. I cannot imagine her doing anything any differently than she does every single week.
Bob is also worried that Brendon isn't pulling his weight in the gym, either, and offers the viewers a new drinking game: "Everybody drink when I say Brendon!" I would have been WASTED.
The Losers take some time off from the gym to dream about what they would do if they won the grand prize. Brendon wants to take his inner city youth to the Biggest Loser Ranch at Fitness Ridge (that'll happen) or start a foundation, Mark wants to spend time traveling with his ailing father, Patrick wants to pay off debt from being unemployed, and Ada wants to start a foundation for kids who have jerks for parents. Everyone is planning on paying it forward. . .but I would probably spend some of that money for some fun stuff. Like shoes! And a place to put those shoes.
Speaking of forward, Bob and Jillian want to know how the contestants plan on living their lives moving forward off the ranch. Will they have the coping mechanisms to integrate real life and their ranch lives? They mention what I touched on last week-- the contestants Matt, Bill, and Erik gaining weight after the show. After each contestant shares their concerns, Bob gives a new name for losing weight: "Meeting the Wizard", ala The Wizard of Oz. They have taken their long journey on the yellow brick ranch, have pulled back the curtain, and now it's time for them to click their heels together 3 times and head home!
Quick side note: In my Biggest Loser version of The Wizard of Oz, Ada would be Dorothy, Brendon would be the Cowardly Lion, Frado would be the Tin Man, and Patrick would be the Scarecrow. Bob and Jillian? Glenda and the Wicked Witch. Mark could be Toto and Elizabeth could represent the Lollipop Guild.
After the put your weight on take your weight off challenge (Elizabeth finishes last, again), a mind bullet session with Jillian and Ada, and another focus on Elizabeth facing her fears (LORD), it is time for the weigh in.
Frado: From 263 lbs to 248 lbs- 15 lbs lost- 5.70% BW
Patrick: From 263 lbs to 279 lbs- 12 lbs lost- 4.12% BW
Ada: From 185 lbs to 179 lbs- 6 lbs lost + 1 lb advantage from challenge- 3.78% BW
Mark: From 299 lbs to 292 lbs- 7 lbs lost- 2.34% BW
Elizabeth: From 196 lbs to 192 lbs- 4 lbs lost- 2.04% BW
Brendon: From 265 lbs to 260 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 1.89% BW
The Unsinkable Brendon has been sunk and the alliance is over! For now. . .
The house vote goes for Mark over Elizabeth, which is total bull, and Patrick stabs another player in the back. He must be way smoother in person than he appears on television.
So what does a single guy do when he gets thinner and more attractive? If you answered move in with your cousin, you would be right! Mark moves to Phoenix with his kissing cousin and goes on perhaps the most awkward hike of all time with last season's contestant, Sunshine.
Brendon heads back to teaching and wearing faux hawks.
Next week: Heading Home and preparing for the finale!
Want to know what Shay has to say? Here's her recap, courtesy of Diets in Review!