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The Biggest Loser 13, Episode 12: Kim vs. the Fudglingsby Ryan Mehaffey -- 03/21/2011
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Previously on The Biggest Loser, the show switched to singles. Kim and Emily decided it was now them vs. the "fudglings" (Kim's words, not mine) and both were determined to stay above the yellow line. In keeping with the real theme of this season, Emily fell one pound short and was voted off over Kimmy.
Something I noticed: They're either going to have two weeks where no one goes home, or have multiple people return to the ranch really soon. At the rate we're going, they'll run out of contestants by the 17th of April, a month before the finale. Like I said, not a big deal, just felt it was worth reporting.
This week’s excuse is "I can't lose weight on vacation." That's not really an excuse. People don't say that, they choose not to lose weight on vacation. It's not an excuse; it's a break from something stressful.
We open still in the Elimination room. Alison says they've shown they can lose weight on the ranch. They've shown they can lose weight at home. But now they're going to lose weight in one of the most difficult places on Earth. Yes, they're going on vacation to Hawaii! Wait, what? Since when is that one of the most difficult places on Earth to lose weight? I guess the idea is that being on vacation makes it difficult.
The cast all scream with joy as Alison throws leis on them. Chris keeps repeating "no way" as Alison tells them the excuse they're testing. She dismisses them to get packed. Everyone hugs and packs. Kimmy can't believe it, Jeremy says it'll be awesome, Conda says it'll be a double win for her. Everyone is happy.
We cut right away to Hawaii. Kim says it's so good to be here and have a change of scenery. Chris says none of them have ever been here so they're all sharing this experience. She's excited about what this week will bring. Mark says pretty much the same thing, saying nothing can hurt them here.
To show just how wrong Mark is, a shirtless Bob and Dolvett kayak onto the beach where the losers are. Jeremy sarcastically applauds. They run up to greet the two. Bob reminds us of the excuses this week and asks what better place there is than Hawaii. Dolvett says they're in Hawaii sure, but it's just like they're back at the ranch. Don't let the environment fool you. Bob says that when The Biggest Loser goes on vacation, the losers show their lowest numbers. Then why take them on vacation? Bob says there is plenty of temptation, which is good, but there is a Weigh-In at the end of the week. Bob tells them to go have fun for today.
We see the cast sun-tanning, playing in the ocean, playing in the pool, and making me wish I were there instead of here. The universe ends as Conda says something I agree with, asking who tries to lose weight on vacation. Yes, really, Conda and I agree on something. I just... my brain is melting.
Chris says she's never attempted to lose weight on vacation. Conda is having a blast at Hawaii; nothing here makes her want to run to the gym. Buddy loves every minute of the vacation, even though he worries that his brain will click and put him in vacation mode. Chris is so happy she could die here. Mark, however, is more aware of the problems than others, saying that once he's done with the vacation part, he's going to the gym. Kim says it feels like paradise, but there is a downside. She doesn't like everyone here and her closest friends are gone. Kim thinks Emily deserved to be here.
Dolvett shows up, deciding that just because the cast is relaxing in the pool doesn't mean they can't lose weight. Dolvett says it's a sneak attack, they're out here relaxing and he is not going to let that happen! He says they can do work in the pool and tells us this is not a vacation. Dolvett asks why they're relaxing and Conda just brushes him off. Dolvett tells us his biggest worries are the ladies, mostly Kim. Dolvett asks Kim why she isn't swimming and Kim says there isn't enough room. He says Kim knows she's in trouble and he's glad she knows this. Kim can't get comfortable or complacent.
We cut to the cast walking down the beach. Conda thinks Dolvett and Bob will make them swim 55 miles, while Kim tells us she has a phobia of the ocean (and what lies beneath).
Bob and Dolvett greet them. Bob asks if this is the season of no excuses. Well, in name. This week they're going to meet someone who is the epitome of no excuses. Dolvett says this person owns no excuses. Someone asks who it is and we see it’s Bethany Hamilton. If you don't know who that is, she's the surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack. Megan is super excited, saying Bethany Hamilton is her idol and Hamilton also impresses Kim.
Bethany greets the cast and Bob tells her that this is the season of no excuses and asks her to tell them her story. Bethany explains how she was raised as a surfer in Hawaii, and at 13 she lost her arm to a shark. She wanted to keep surfing though, so she learned how to do so with one arm. Within a month she was surfing again.
Dolvett is impressed saying she never lost her fight and represents what being an athlete is. Bethany says we all get faced with challenges, we get fearful and she thinks fear can hold us back. You need to push fear aside and go for it. Jeremy nods and tells us anything he had stacked against him was nothing compared to what Bethany had stacked against her. Jeremy isn't sure that, if this happened to him, he'd ever go back out in the ocean again. Chris says Bethany has every excuse to not surf again, and she didn't use them. Crying, she tells Bethany that she's impressed by her courage.
Bethany says she's going to teach them how to surf and they'll have a blast. Buddy can't believe it. Bethany says that no matter how fit they are, surfing will be difficult. She asks them if anyone has ever surfed before, and Megan slightly raises her arm. Bethany says this is excited and they head out.
We see them repeatedly wipe out as they try just balancing on a surfboard. Chris is scared to death, but she is going to get up and try. Jeremy wants to succeed; he doesn't want Bethany to see him failing. All of a sudden we see Chris manage to get up on the surfboard. She's amazed by this, she can't believe she's staying up. Bob says surfing is extremely good exercise.1 2 3 4 5 Next-->
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