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The Biggest Loser 4, October 2 – To Play or Not To Play?Page 2
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For the Black Team, Julie’s slogan is “To finish what I’ve started, for once,” and Bill’s says “To be half the man so I can be twice the man.” Hollie’s goal is “To practice what I preach,” and Isabeau’s says, “To be a rock star.”
The Black Team decides to try on some of their old clothes and model them for Jillian. But there are twists. Isabeau is in a pair of Hollie’s old jeans, and Jez has a jacket he’s never worn before, because he could never button it up. Julie’s first-day pants are baggy on her now. Jillian is almost overcome and says, “I needed this today. I’m going to cry.” A surprised Julie says, “Oh my God!” and Jillian responds quickly, “No I’m not, shut up!”
It’s the Blue Team’s turn next. Ryan’s shirt slogan is “To give my wife the man she fell in love with,” and Nicole’s is “To fit into a hot pair of designer jeans.”
Post commercial, the scene shifts to the last-chance workouts. Every team comments on how hard they are being pushed. In a moment of fuzzy mental acuity, Isabeau tells Jillian she is crazy for thinking she (Isabeau) can run at a pace of ten mph. Jillian’s response is to pump it up to 10.5 and prove Isabeau wrong.
After Isabeau sprints at 10.5 for the prescribed time (five seconds), Jillian offers to pump it up to twelve if Isabeau still thinks her faith in Isabeau is crazy. When she does it anyway, Isabeau meets that challenge, too. Amazed at her own accomplishment, Isabeau is now firmly convinced of Jillian’s sanity. Isabeau later describes the experience as “liberating.”
It is time for the Elimination Weigh-In. Remember, it’s the team’s total percentage of loss that counts, not the raw pound amounts.
Alison tells the Red Team that the prize they won earlier is… TEAM IMMUNITY! Bryan says it was worth the wait to find out. She calls upon them first to be weighed. I’m wondering if Bob regrets not taking on a cupcake or two yet.
The Black Team is weighed second, and when their turn comes up, the Blue Team hears they need to lose more than 43 pounds to avoid elimination. Here are the numbers:
The Red Team is darn lucky they won immunity, because they got SMOKED in the weigh-in. But as it is, the Black Team wins the week, and the Blue Team must face Alison in the Elimination Room again. Alison informs Kae that she is the biggest loser on the losing team, and thus is exempt from eviction.
The next day, Bob meets with his discouraged team. They have been thinking what to do and have decided on a strategy of forcing a tie and let the other teams decide for them. Umm, no. Bob says, “You are not putting your fate in someone else’s hand… I forbid it.”
The Blue Team is now assembling in the Elimination Room. Hostess Alison asks immune Kae to vote first, and she votes for Neil. Patty votes for Nicole and Neil votes for Patty. There seems to be a lack of general consensus so far.
Nicole returns the earlier “insult,” and votes for Patty, and avoiding the situation that Bob forbade, Ryan also votes for Patty. So, Patty is eliminated. She’s sad to go, of course, but handles the emotional scene pretty well.
As Alison tells the team, “The game is about to change,” in file the remaining members of the other teams. She tells them the Campus is shut down for a week. No kitchen, no dorms, no gym. What does this mean? “To Be Continued…” we are told.
In her funeral video Patty says the last four weeks were a rare chance to concentrate on just herself. Current video shows us she is now a mere 219 pounds, having lost another 36 pounds (totaling 61). She enjoys playing outdoors with her kids for the first time in years. Good for you, Patty!
Next week, The Biggest Loser has another ninety-minute episode planned, again at 8:30. For a preview, drag your cursor across the following area between the square brackets below. Don't do that if you prefer to remain spoiler-free! [ They are taken somewhere exotic, perhaps Hawaii, but find out it’s all work and no fun. ]
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