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The Biggest Loser, Episode 3: Whine, Women, and Songby Donna Reynolds -- 11/10/2004
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A lot has happened in the two weeks since the last episode of The Biggest Loser, but it's time to get back to the unreal world of reality TV and get our priorities back in order! Tonight's show starts out with a review of the premise of this series, and a few clips of the contestants working out and telling us just how much they want to be on this show. Lisa, Maurice, Kelly Mac - all of them are desperate to succeed in their quest to be the "Biggest Loser."
The Red team has dominated both weeks, but, last time, all of them seemed to have hit a plateau, and Matt actually gained three pounds. Tempers flared, that's for sure, and Lizzeth was eliminated. Ten "wannabe losers" remain, but we are reminded once again that there can be only one "Biggest Loser."
The show begins the morning after the last elimination. Gary tells us that he is okay with the elimination, but Kelly misses Lizzeth already. Kelly Mac is glad that the teams are even at five and five. Jillian and Bob, the trainers, arrive, and Jillian thinks that they are in a state of "over-training." She tells us that they need to increase their caloric intake. Their bodies have "pulled the emergency brake" and shut down. She tells them to eat fruit and protein in the morning, and a protein salad for lunch. They will be able to eat low-calorie versions of foods that they like. While some of the participants are happy about this change, others are skeptical.
Meanwhile, the Blue team will stay the course, because Bob feels that his plan is still working. They will keep doing what they are doing, but more of it. Gary is having problems with his knee and Kelly Mac tells us that basically everything on her body hurts. Bob understands that if a person is injured, it can hurt them when it comes time for the weigh-in.
We flip back over to the Red team, and watch as Matt does some weight work while lying across a resist-a-ball. David is getting discouraged and Gary tells us that he would love to see his wife. In a set-up for the first challenge, David walks into the house and finds a phone and a box. There is a sign on the box that reads, "Eat This And..." (move to sign on the phone) "Get a Two Minute Call."
Inside the box is a huge cinnamon bun. They are all torn. If they eat the bun, then they get a phone call. After two weeks, they are all desperate to call home. They talk through this decision, trying to calculate the calorie count of this tempting pastry. While they are all wrestling with this decision, there is a knock at the door. Gary opens the door and finds a basket that contains a sign reading, "You have 15 minutes to make your decision. Your phone call has been upped to 10 minutes." They want the bun and they want to call home, and yet, although this is difficult, they are all standing tough against temptation.
There is yet another knock at the door and another basket. David opens the basket and reads the note. "Congratulations! You resisted temptation. Everyone receives a 5 minute phone call." Each of them takes a turn on the phone, and there are lots of tears all around. Aaron tells us that it is very hard for him to be there without his family. Ryan says that his wife is his biggest fan and cheerleader, and that just talking to her for five minutes was such a treat. When Gary reaches his wife, they both cry. This is tearing me up.
After the emotional phone calls home, Jillian takes her team outside and challenges them to run up a hill through a vineyard. It is a really tough course, and, while they all struggle, no one gives up. She encourages them to "explode" up the mountain. They all make it up the hill, but going down is tough too. Lisa is kicking butt! Ryan shows us a cut on his leg and tells us that Jillian comes in at night and gets them with her fangs. All in all, the group does great running this trail and, justifiably, they are pretty darn proud of themselves.
The Red team returns to the house where they discover a huge poster in the kitchen that reads, "Coming Soon! Oversized Pop Stars." The Blue team joins them, and they all decipher the instructions for this challenge. Each team has to create a song about being overweight and perform it in front of an audience. Diva that he is, Matt is pumped about it and agrees to lead his group. The groups get together to plan their individual numbers. Gary demonstrates some of his dance moves and, let me tell you, they aren't pretty!
We don't get to see a whole lot of their rehearsals, and in no time at all they arrive at the theatre at Universal Studios. They all demonstrate the appropriate amount of awe, and then Caroline tells them that the audience will decide who wins. The group that wins will have a gourmet diet meal prepared by the "Calorie Commando," a noted gourmet diet chef. The losers will be eating at home as well as sacrificing their trainer until the next weigh-in.1 2 3 Next-->
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