Thursday, January 13, 2011
If you are reading this to uncover the identities of The Unknown trainers, stop reading. The Biggest Loser has strung us along for ANOTHER WEEK! Yes, we know who they are, but we'll pretend that it is still a big secret. In the meantime, we have to settle for back of the head shots and interviews that make the trainers seem like informants for the FBI. I am surprised that haven't done voice modification on them!
Still reading? Good.
My DVR told me this week's episode was about the "ranch-based contestants" having to compete against The Unknowns in their top secret luxury location in Malibu. If these contestants are ranch-based, we may have figured out what their problems are. . .creamy, delicious ranch . . .*drool*
This week, the BJ's are still reeling from their loss of orange teammate Ana, especially her daughter Irene. To further rub it in, Ali shows up to tell the BJ's that The Unknowns "crushed" them in weight loss. But there is hope: Ali tells them that if the BJ's beat The Unknowns this week, they will win immunity for one week and $10,000 to share. That's about $1,400 a team!
On the flipside, Ali broadcasts to The Unknowns that the BJ's are losers and she lays out the same offer of $10,000. The Unknowns, feeling cocky, send the BJ's donuts to comfort them since they lost and also a DVD with some serious smack talk.
Looks like the game play this season is team based! I have to be honest with you: I miss the game play. I do! When the episode is all about feelings and standing on your own two feet, it gets a little boring. I was taking notes, and they read "Jillian mind bullets Jay the codependent", "Arthur doesn't want to deal with his feelings", and "Jen feels the burden of her father being fat."
BORING. Where is Melissa Morgan? Where is Trazy? WHERE IS FRADO AND BRENDON? My opinion? All the fun people are the ones that took The Unknowns. Look at Moses, bed boxing! Look at crazy Rulon and hillbilly Justin! These are characters. I mean, one of the guys is named Q! The BJ's may have heart, but I am b-o-r-e-d by all the heart string pulling. It has to be a balance of drama and warmth.
After a challenge where the BJ's lost again and failed to earn a three pound advantage, it is up to Monsieur Bob in his Parisian themed work out gear to teach the BJ's about The Law of Attraction. He dubs them the David's in the David and Goliath story, and with a lot of f-bombs, works them into a frenzy so they are ready to really compete against The Unknowns.
The Unknowns lost 82 lbs and 2.46% BW. The BJ's need to lose 78 lbs to win. "We got that!" crows Arthur. Do they?
Arthur: From 476 lbs to 463 lbs- 13 lbs lost
Jesse: From 286 lbs to 278 lbs- 8 lbs lost TOTAL: 21 lbs
Irene: From 242 lbs to 232 lbs- 10 lbs lost
Jen: From 258 lbs to 250 lbs- 8 lbs lost
Jay: From 374 lbs to 364 lbs- 10 lbs lost TOTAL: 18 lbs
Marci: From 224 lbs to 218 lbs- 6 lbs lost
Courtney: From 308 lbs to 298 lbs- 10 lbs lost TOTAL: 16 lbs
Dan: From 268 lbs to 263 lbs- 5 lbs lost
Don: From 288 lbs to 280 lbs- 8 lbs lost TOTAL: 13 lbs
Hannah: From 232 to 226 lbs- 6 lbs lost
Olivia: From 245 lbs to 239 lbs- 6 lbs lost TOTAL: 12 lbs lost
The BJ's lost 90 lbs and 2.81% BW! David has beaten Goliath and they are immune for another week! Plus they are $10,000 richer. Rich in wallet and rich in heart.
Next week, NBC promises we FINALLY get to meet the new trainers. We'll see. . .