|Eat with your eyes, chew with your mouth.|
This week's episode begins like many episodes this season: A grainy, sepia-toned film showing the latest cast off (Sarah), and then Ali announcing that the other team needs to join them in the elimination room. The weekly twist: There is no Black team and there is no Red team. There is only the BLUE team. Their one common enemy: The scale.
The team must lose a combined 64 pounds together. If they meet their goal, no one will be eliminated and if they don't they will send one of their members packing. At least they get new t-shirts! Silver linings.
Dr. H stops by with good news for some of the Losers: Courtney is average now, Marci is now at her ideal goal weight, Moses pushed back his death date by 19 years, and Rulon has won the gold medal in healthy life for his family.
Ali pops over for a pop challenge with Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia (cross promotion at its finest) for a cooking challenge. The former two teams must compete together and against each other to cook a tasty low-cal meal in thirty minutes. The winners were Moses and Olivia, who presented baked cod with asparagus and dill. Lots of dill. Curtis reminds us to "eat with our eyes" by choosing colorful fresh veggies when we cook.
Then it is time for the first all team, all trainer workout. "No games. Just hard work," promises Bob. Everybody switches around and tries all the different things the trainers have to offer, and the trainers get to try out their special skills on fresh meat.
"In the Cross-Hairs with Bob! This week's guest: Rulon"
"Chatting with Cara! Chatting it up with Hannah"
"Mind Bullets! starring Jillian and Austin"
"Tag Team with Brett featuring Marci and Courtney. Sponsored by Ziplock."
After a desert challenge where the teams pull a rope and answer trivia questions for an hour and a half for the chance to win 5 pounds for their team (they won with 6 seconds to spare), it is time for the team weigh in. Will they be able to pull it off?
Jen: From 196 lbs to 191 lbs- 5 lbs lost
Hannah: From 180 lbs to 176 lbs- 4 lbs lost
Olivia: From 188 lbs to 185 lbs- 3 lbs lost
Justin: From 254 lbs to 249 lbs- 5 lbs lost
Rulon: From 342 lbs to 335 lbs- 7 lbs lost
Ken: From 277 lbs to 270 lbs- 7 lbs lost
Austin: From 283 lbs to 275 lbs- 8 lbs lost
Courtney: From 241 lbs to 237 lbs- 4 lbs lost
Irene: From 180 lbs to 178 lbs- 2 lbs lost
Moses: From 309 lbs to 303 lbs- 6 lbs lost
Marci: From 162 lbs to 162 lbs- 0 lbs lost
Kaylee: From 174 lbs to 176 lbs- 2 lbs gained TOTAL LOSS: 49 pounds
Even with the 5 pound advantage, the team doesn't reach their goal, leaving Marci and Kaylee in the bottom. Obviously, Marci falls on the sword, and is eliminated. When we see her now, she is glowing and happy, running her gym the way it needs to be run. She is in maintenance mode and loving it.
Next Episode: Ali schools someone and a old team member returns. DRAMA. Got to love it.
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