Well it’s been 18 weeks of the show and about five months of real time for these contestants. This is the final of all the hard work they put in while at the ranch and for many just from home. The following weigh-in is in two parts where the first part is those that got kicked from the show and they get a chance to win $100,000. The second part is the grand prize of $250,000 that is only open to the final 3 players.
Category: The Biggest Loser
When the show left off last week Filipe had just left and they followed him home to show how things were going. Tonight they pick up where Filipe had just left and Allison announces to them that they are now to go home and come back in thirty days for a final weigh-in before the grand finale. They all have cameras follow them home and when they arrive they are greeted by a huge crowd. It seems that many people have been following this group during their weight loss journey. As each gets their turn to talk to the people they explain the twist that they must go back for a weigh-in before the live weigh-in.
It’s down to crunch time now with just five players left. Every person is now thinking about how they will align themselves for the final push. Ron and Mike control this game since they each have a vote to keep the other in the game. Make no mistake here; the game is now the only thing on the mind of anyone left. They have made dramatic weight loss transformations and now the cash is the real focus.
The ranch is starting to get to everyone now. Sixteen weeks huddled away from friends and family while dropping piles of weight makes their mind start to think crazy thoughts. All the players left in this game have done a tremendous job on shedding weight so whoever goes next loses the grand prize. That’s the game they’re all tuned into now. The weight loss will come, but it’s just surviving until the end that’s the most important.
Since the number of players has dropped and the drama increased they’re starting each show right after the previous week’s player is sent home. This week starts the same and the camera is on Filipe and Kristin since they are part of Bob’s team and another player from that group went again. Last week was Sione and he left a note for Filipe telling him that he needed to continue to drop the weight since the entire nation of Tonga was tuned into what they had accomplished so far. Both Kristin and Filipe are tired that Bob’s team is taking the hit each week losing a player. They make a pact that it stops this week and someone from Jillian’s team is going home.
The show starts right where it left off the following week. Ron comes back and confronts Sione, Filipe and Helen on why they voted the way they did. Remember last week Nicole came back to the ranch after losing much weight at home. She received immunity for the weigh-in provided she didn’t fall below the yellow line. I don’t know what happened because when the cameras were on her she looked like she was pushing hard, but when she weighed-in she actually gained 5 pounds. Ron spent the week in the hospital and did no exercise at all and he also fell below the yellow line. So the choice should have been easy because Nicole hasn’t been with this group at all. Sione, Filipe and Helen each voted to send Ron packing and he was steamed. I guess he thought he would have been protected by his alliance with those three and it didn’t happen. Filipe had a right to be upset and vote to send Ron since Ron tried to kick off Filipe the previous week. Sione was just going along with his cousin and Helen had a bond with Nicole.
You need to know how this show does their editing to understand what is going on later that night. The beginning of the show has Filipe, Sione and Kristin rehashing the eviction from last week. They were upset that Ron tried to say that Filipe needed to go home. All of them felt that there was an alliance with Ron and Mike and are baffled as to why Ron said what he said. Even though this is a weight loss show and a reality based show, it still is a game show. Ron I’m sure is trying to clear out the competition for his son.
Tonight’s show starts with the group right after the elimination round. Kristin is still crying since her mother sacrificed herself so that she could stay. The black team members are lost as to why Aubrey wasn’t sent packing when she really had no alliance left. Now there are only three members of the blue team left and it things stay as they are, it doesn’t look good for their chances in the coming weeks.
This week was very different since the show opened with the room just after Mandi left. Before they could get up, Alison told them that there was some more to that nights actions. The black team was brought into the room as well and she announced that someone else was going home. They all stood there with nervous looks and she then said they are all going home for this week. Everyone was very happy but there were also some feelings of doubt. The temptations would be many and the group still had to come back to the ranch and weigh-in when the week was over. Could they exist among their friends and family and still lose weight?
The show picks up right where it left off last week with Mike waiting to be weighed in. Remember if he loses 9 pounds or more all players stay for another week, or a player from each team goes home. Well Mike is becoming the really big champion here as he lost 11 pounds and saved everyone.
After sending Dane home last week there are eleven players left. I want to reiterate last week’s stance that this was a huge mistake because they needed a strong player to get your team to the end. Without him the blue team will be picked off one by one. There are nine weeks to go after this episode and Sione looks like the one to beat now. I do think that Tara is a tough player too. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were among the last three standing for the final weigh-in.
A major change on how the show will be game will be played happens right away. Alison announces that all the colors they have worn to this point are no longer OK, they will become 2 distinct teams from here on out. Now one of the caveats to this was that the teams would be decided by a flip of a coin. Half of the group would be on the black team (trained by Jillian) and the other half on the blue team (trained by Bob).
Right at the start of the show, Alison met everyone on their way to the gym for their morning workout. She had another pop challenge for them. This is new this year and looks like it just started last week. When you looked, the gym was padlocked with two chains around the doors and one lock on each chain. The entire group working as teams would have to hike up a hill near the gym, select one key from a board with I’d say over 50 keys, come back down the hill and see if the key you selected worked. Now, if the key opened the padlock, that team would get full use of the gym for the week. Any team that did not find the key were locked out of the gym and had to work out outside instead of using the machines. After much up and down the hill eventually the pink team (made up of mother and daughter Helen and Shanon) and the brown team(made up of father and son Ron and Mike) found the keys to open the locks and won the right to work out in the gym.
This night starts the 100th episode of The Biggest Loser, where over 15,000 pounds have been lost to date. This is just the 7th season and that’s some serious weight loss.
The episode started with the brown team taking a look at why their loss kinda slowed down and that busting 10,000 a day may have mixed their metabolism up. Later they were talking to Bob and found out that they needed to actually eat more to kick the metabolism in.
There were some that did wonderful, like Sione of the blue team and Carla of the Silver, and there were some that did not do well at home. They were weighed in right away to see how they did while working out at home and that was their starting weight for the team weigh-in at the end of a week’s stay. Sione won immunity since he lost the biggest percent of weight while working out at home.
Ok, last night the group was working on being reunited with the partner that went home. Looking back, the 1st week all the teams split up and one member went home while the other member stayed at the ranch. The group that was at the ranch had Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels as trainers to whip their bodies back in shape. All of those that went home had to work out with the same effort as those on the ranch.
The one thing that got most of the rest of the players was the temptation this week, where each person was offered pizza, fried chicken nuggets, tacos and cupcakes to consume. The players at home were given the same challenge and the team that devoured the most calories was offered a trip back home to workout with their partner trained by Bob Harper. Well, Mandi ate a piece of pizza to try to get home and see her kids. All the other teams at the ranch ate nothing. The game switches to the player at home and Sione of the blue team pounded down two pieces of pizza and a cupcake to take the lead. Now Joelle’s partner Carla ate over 2000 calories of junk food and they won the challenge. Bob went to Detroit and trained both of the gray team. While there Carla gave a ton of attitude and challenged Joelle that she just wasn’t doing her part. From my point, she doesn’t seem motivated enough for the show.
This week on The Biggest Loser the whole group was challenged by some mind games. Last week you remember that the contestants were split up where one team member stayed and the other went home. The group that went home didn’t have the luxury of just kicking back while the teammate that stayed had to workout. No, each one had to work hard at home because there was a chance that they get back after 30 days. You could see right away that some took this as a very important part of the experience and decided to get busy right away. Others when home and fell into the same trap even while the cameras were still rolling.
Within the first 10 minutes of the show, the oldest contestant Jerry collapses during his work out. After he was rushed to the hospital they find that his blood pressure dropped which made him pass out. He didn’t let that stop him and continued on with the show.
Finally back on the air, The Biggest Loser lived up to the hype. I loved every minute of it. Almost all of the contestants lost staggering amounts of weight. It was pretty amazing, but considering that all they do all day is have time to workout, it should be expected. I have become accustomed to [...]
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