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The Biggest Loser, Episode 3: Whine, Women, and SongPage 2
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Blue team is up first. Maurice, decked out in a fedora, takes the lead for the "Blue Crew," and tears it up!
They call me Mo, but Maurice is my name
Move over Busta, Maurice is in the house! They all get into it and really put on a show. Andrea says that she felt liberated, and Maurice says he was "shakin' what his Mama gave him." The Red team sure has a challenge on their hands. Will they be up to it?
Caroline introduces the Red team. Matt is decked out ala Elton John in a red sequined shirt and matching feather boa. They start out in a posed dance formation, and Matt leads off with a rap of his own. Then the rest of has an opportunity for self-expression! The highlight is Ryan's break dance. I'd give it to Team Red based on their choreography and Matt's perfection!
The audience agrees and gives them a standing ovation. Then, Caroline asks them to vote. The audience members all have hand-held voting boxes and cast their votes. Of course, before we find out who wins, there is a commercial break.
When we return from the break, Caroline tells us that, with 77% of the votes, the winner is (insert dramatic pause here) the Red team. Jillian gives them a thumbs-up. Bob tries to console his team, telling them that, even though he won't be with them, he knows that they can do it on their own. He tells them that they are "in this together," and that this "weigh-in is huge." They must win this weigh-in. Gary cries, but Maurice guarantees that they will win and encourages Bob to go home and get some sleep. Bob has become very attached to this group and, naturally, takes their success or failure very personally.
Meanwhile, the Red team enjoys a four-course meal, prepared by Juan Carlos Cruz, the "Calorie Commando." He tells them that he knows exactly where they are coming from since he's been there himself. He shows them a picture taken when he was 70 pounds heavier. They start with a tuna tartare and it just gets better. As they toast each other, the group acknowledges Kelly and Lisa's contributions to the song. This team is bonding and it's nice to see them getting along so well.
Blue team is determined to work out just as hard as they do when Bob is with them. Kelly, Mo, and Andrea get in some serous treadmill time, and Aaron does the workout that he and Bob did the day before. They have a light meal and go to bed, feeling very positive about the upcoming weigh-in.
In the morning, the Red team has some catching up to do. Jillian has no mercy. She has them work with partners, and, if one person complains, they both have to do extra repetitions. Matt is scared that he will gain again. He tells Jillian that, all his life, the minute he sees that he has gained weight, he heads right to the fridge. He doesn't like to weigh himself. She explains that weight loss is a process of adaptation and equalizing. "It's never a straight path," she says. She tries to explain this to Matt and points out that, in two weeks, he's lost nineteen pounds, after all. She wants him to acknowledge this and let it go. Jillian is surprisingly gentle with Matt, and this seems to work, at least for the moment.
We break for commercial. I suspect that there will be some impressive numbers this week. I can see it in their faces. But the scale tells the story and will ultimately determine the winning team. One thing that neither trainer has mentioned is that they are building muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. Just thought I'd point that out.
Dramatic music signals the build-up to the weigh-in. Gary thinks that, because of his knee, he should be the one to go if his team loses. Kelly Mac says the money is not what it's about for her, and Ryan says he already feels healthier. Aaron is nervous and scared, and doesn't want to send anyone home from Team Blue.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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