I avoided the tweets, the Facebook posts, the INTERNET so that I would not have the end of this week's Biggest Loser spoiled for me. I would never, EVER have imagined that it ended like it did. EVER!!!
Sigh. What a disappointment.
Don't know how it ended or want to recreate it for yourself? Read on, friends.
We know that the H is O for Courtney, whose last remaining teammate, Jen, was sent home last week after a failed attempt at not using their trainer Brett. Everyone is concerned for her well being and for Brett's- if they lose this week, there will be no more Red Team. Courtney digs her feet in, asks for the help from her "girls", and tries to break through the plateau that has been plaguing her for weeks.
With the story line in place, Ali meets the Losers for a challenge. Each team must carry a flag, walk down a path, and try to figure out without any rulers or GPS what a mile is. When they reach what they feel is a mile, they will mark it with their team colored flag. The winners will receive a Hollywood night out on the town and the losers will have to clean the entire ranch from head to toe. Sounds like a good reason to win!
Everyone chooses different methods: Counting their paces, estimating how long it feels when they normally walk a mile, dividing their steps multiplying the sun rays by the shadows in the blades of grass by the angle of their knees. . .and then Ali calls time after 15 minutes. Who was the closest? The Black team of Rulon, Hannah, and Ken have won a night out in Hollywood!
What does that mean?
The lucky threesome gets new clothes, a limo ride, and their very own montage in front of the Mann's Chinese Theatre. Hannah feels like a woman, and even gets her own Jude Law look-a-like to hit on her at local eatery Geisha House. Question: Was he a real dude or a plant? Hannah deserves the real deal. Not someone who asks, "So, how much weight have you lost?"
The best part was seeing them glow from the inside out because of the strides they had made as a team and as individuals. No amount of new clothing could hide that.
The rest of the teams scrubbed the kitchen, which looked really dirty. I mean, gross.
The Blue Team gets roped into a Wholly Guacamole plug, and then it is already time for the Last Chance Workout. WHAT? That was quick.
Fireman drills, scorpion flips, sweat, sweat, and more sweat. Who will be safe? Who will go home? Is it already obvious? I thought so. . .but I have been known to be wrong.
WEIGH IN. Lay it on me.
Olivia: From 176 lbs to 174 lbs- 2 lbs lost
Moses: From 293 lbs to 286 lbs- 7 lbs lost
Irene: From 170 lbs to 164 lbs- 6 lbs lost TOTAL: 15 lbs, 2.35% BW
Hannah: From 172 lbs to 168 lbs- 4 lbs lost
Jay: From 276 lbs to 270 lbs- 6 lbs lost
Rulon: From 325 lbs to 318 lbs- 7 lbs lost TOTAL: 17 lbs, 2.20% BW
Ken: From 257 lbs to 253 lbs- 4 lbs lost
Kaylee: From 169 lbs to 168 lbs- 1 lb lost
Austin: From 265 lbs to 263 lbs- 2 lbs lost TOTAL: 7 lbs, 1.01% BW
All Courtney needs to lose is over 2 pounds. I thought, "This is great! Courtney will be safe, Green will be up for elimination, and Kaylee will obviously be sent home."
Courtney: From 232 lbs to 231 lbs- 1 lb lost
Courtney tells everyone to be strong, and Brett says his goodbyes. Everyone seems so surprised, spluttering how this isn't supposed to be the way that it happens. But every week someone has to leave, and unfortunately, it is Courtney. I really thought she was going to take the whole damn thing! Brett has no one left to train and hopefully will get to come back next season, unlike Kim Lyons. Remember her? No?
|"I was hot! And incredibly unpopular."|
Courtney returns home to her welcoming party at the DQ (not appropriate), and reveals she has lost even more weight since returning home. She speaks to the DQ regional manager about getting healthier menu items (like frozen yogurt? Like 1989?).
I hope she wins the at home prize because her quote is my favorite and the one I believe the most in: "You do NOT have to be on The Biggest Loser to lose weight!" Truth.
Next week: New Zealand! The Biggest Loser gets all Lord of the Rings.
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