Last week, “The Biggest Loser” contestants worked out with the US Marines but yielded low weight-loss numbers during the weigh-in. Three of the remaining contestants even gained weight because of a change in schedule and the diet on the marine base. On this week’s show, Bob surprised the eliminated players to see how they were progressing at home. The contestants also stopped working as blue and black teams; instead, they work as teams again and two players get eliminated at the end of the week.
The contestants almost unanimously didn’t want to be on Lisa’s team. Since week two, she’s voiced her desire to go home. In the next moment, Lisa talked about wanting to stay on the ranch. She’s become the most annoying contestant on the show because of her wishy-washy attitude. The last time a contestant kept saying they wanted to go home, it brought the whole group down. I kept thinking about all the people on the premiere episode who didn’t get picked for the show. Bob gave her one of his heart-to-heart talks.
For the first challenge, Allison seated the contestants at a table in order of weight-loss percentage. The person who consumed the most calories got to pick teams. Some picked low-calorie items on purpose because they didn’t want to play the game. Brendan picked a 1,000 calorie item as his main dish, proving he was definitely playing the game. I was surprised that Aaron played the game; he’s been quiet for the majority of the show. Brendan was the master manipulator, trying to get people to drop out of the challenge. Lisa didn’t feel guilty about consuming the high-calorie dessert. Brendan consumed 3,500 calories in one meal, winning the challenge.
His choices demonstrated his loyalty was definitely with the men on the ranch. The teams were: Brendan and Frado, Aaron and Jesse, Lisa and Elizabeth, Jessica and Ada, and Patrick and Mark. Bob called Brendan out on his choices. Brendan even said all he cared about were the men in the house.
I honestly hoped Brendan’s choices backfired at the weigh in and that no amount of working out would get rid of the 3,500 calories. (My wish didn’t come true.) One thing I’ve learned from watching “The Biggest Loser” is that the game players don’t always prosper. As a matter of fact, most winners have not been open game players. Note: Season one winner Ryan Benson played the game and won the grand prize. He ended up gaining all of his weigh back, plus more.
The physical challenge was stacking sugar cubes, one at a time, up to five foot. The winning team won a trip to the Biggest Loser Resort – Fitness Ridge in Ivins, Utah. After a while, the contestants received two minutes to grab as many sugar cubes as possible. Ada and Jessica won the challenge. Brendan looked notably upset.
The last chance workout was a killer. Aaron kept saying he was sorry during the workout. He’s the nice guy of the season. Jillian wanted him to stop saying he was sorry and be happy with his successes. Jillian worked him so hard that he threw up. The human obstacle course was unpleasant to watch. I’m sure it didn’t smell that great crawling under a row of sweaty people.
The weigh-in was contentious. Jillian and Bob yelled about Lisa’s attitude, and all of the contestants started arguing, even the usually quiet Aaron. A highlight of the weigh-in: Marks lost more than 100 pounds. Aaron & Jesse and Lisa & Elizabeth fell below the yellow line after surprising weight loss from Jessica, who lost 12 pounds for her team. Jesse and Aaron went home. Bob talked to Aaron and Jesse at home on live television. Their weight loss was not revealed, but they looked great.
This week, Team Brendan immerged as this season’s villain by placing men and women on separate sides. It would have made more sense to place one strong and one weak person on each team. Tensions were high this week because of team setups. Despite all of the tension, Jesse and Aaron showed real sportsmanship. These were two of the nicest people this session, quietly doing the work and losing weight. I’m sure they were playing the game in their own way.
Patrick/Brendon 330/298 311/280 19/18 37 lbs. 5.89%
Mark/Frado 329/294 317/276 12/18 30 lbs. 4.82%
Jessica/Ada 240/204 228/198 12/6 18 lbs. 4.05%
Lisa/Elizabeth 242/213 234/206 8/8 16 lbs. 3.52%
Aaron/Jesse 384/296 380/280 4/16 20 lbs. 2.94%