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The Biggest Loser 13, Episode 13: Thousand-Dollar PoundsPage 2
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They begin to... Zumba. Kim says there is no direction, just go. Buddy decides to Zumba from the depths of his soul. I don't really have much to say about this other than the rave music they're playing is driving me nuts and they do appear to be enjoying themselves.
Kim says it's really energetic and fun, while Mark says all apprehension is gone. Jeremy says everyone one smiling and having fun, while he is smiling because he is looking at all the ladies. Now Dolvett is up dancing with the instructor. Mark says he thought he was doing okay until he sees Buddy, who is giving all he has. Apparently Dolvett notices and calls Buddy up to the stage with the instructor.
Buddy takes off his glasses, which he says is serious Buddy. Jeremy laughs because Buddy does this weird make-it-rain pose. It's pretty funny. Mark says Buddy is hilarious and Buddy is really into it. More dancing. Buddy explains his dance moves to us.
We see Dolvett do a split. Kim says it is definitely not a boring workout and it doesn't feel like workout. Buddy is sweating and he says the thing he loves about it is the confidence boosting. Dolvett is happy because everyone on his team loves it. Dolvett calls Buddy over. He yells at the group that when he met Buddy, Buddy weighed 403 pounds and Buddy says he now weighs 275. Dolvett does this with everyone, and the dancers cheer as the numbers are yelled out. Mark says everyone there is genuinely excited for them and Buddy says this is encouraging and inspiring. Jeremy learned today that exercise didn't have to be boring and he'll leave with more confidence. With that, they finally leave the Zumba.
Now we go to the Black team, all with bicycles. Bob says exercise won't be boring this week. He adds that when people tell him exercise is boring, he'd say they haven't found something they like to do. We see them biking along. Bob says that when you're on a spin bike, you're just sitting there. When you're on a bike, you've got to deal with the terrain; you can't just sit there and read a magazine.
They're headed uphill now. Chris says on a spin bike, you control what you do and if it's too much, you can stop. Megan says before the show, she wouldn't have been able to do this. You wouldn't have been able to ride a bike? Bob asks Conda if it's a good workout to which Conda snarks that it is. Bob says Conda is in the back and (shock of all shocks) bitching the entire time. Bob tells Conda to pipe down because she's got a lot of weight to lose. The human race thanks you for saying that.
Bob returns his attention to Megan, saying when Kimmy watches this episode, she'll see why asking to be voted off was worth it. Bob says this bike ride will be a good lesson for Megan, to show her what she's capable of. Bob now has them biking up a hill. He says he sees a strong girl in Megan, they need to bring it out. Megan says being so far ahead of everyone else is a metaphor for how she doesn’t need anyone else here. It's her and only her going up the hill.
We see both Chris and Conda struggling. Bob points this out and notes that Megan makes it all the way up the hill without stopping. She says she's proved to Bob that she's capable of doing what she never thought she could. Bob gets them to look at the hill and makes them reflect on how far they've come. He says they should be really proud. Chris says 13 weeks ago, she'd never have survived this and it's a huge accomplishment to see how far she's come. I've got to say this was once again a rather positive segment. I'm wondering how long it'll take NBC to burn up all my goodwill.
We see the cast sitting in the kitchen, not eating for some reason. Oh, a spokesman for a sandwich shop comes into the kitchen to do an advertisement for said sandwich shop. I'm going back to my policy of no ads, which includes not naming spokespeople. Mark says that they can all relate to the spokesperson because they've all been in the same place, weight-wise.
For flimsy justification of this commercial, the spokesperson talks about exercise and eating at the sandwich shop. What I love is that while this is going on, a little disclaimer says that these results aren't typical. There are no words. Anyway, the spokesperson leaves now that he's finished his commercial. I love that NBC is giving up justifying it, now they're just having people show up on camera to do commercials.
Now it’s night and we see Jeremy in his room talking to Dolvett. Jeremy talks about his parents’ divorce and his dad’s addiction to painkillers. Jeremy admits he cried when his parents split up. He says he was embarrassed and ashamed at that point. Jeremy says he didn't want to be judged by what his father did and for people to say he also has an addictive personality. Dolvett asks what Jeremy would say to these people and Jeremy would say, "you might be right."
Jeremy explains that telling the story takes him right back to those bad times and now he doesn’t want to face it. Jeremy can't think of the last time that he cried before he came here and he used to never express his emotions. Dolvett says that where Jeremy is now is good and he's dealing with the pain. The healing begins when you admit you have pain and Dolvett tells Jeremy not to hide it. Jeremy says he hid from his weight behind humor and now that he's here, he chose to address it. Jeremy is here to change. Dolvett says he likes that and the two hug.
Cut to the gym. Megan says that Bob has her on his radar, he wants her to take her diary-cam and to record everything she does. Megan's homework is the same thing every night, six hours of straight cardio. She says before she was only loosely following Bob's instruction, but now she's following them much closer since she's being recorded. Remember that, it'll be important later. Megan tells the camera she's going to bed, then that she's waking up and going walking, then that she is walking and going to eat breakfast.
Megan says she's basing more of her filming on when she gets up and goes to bed. Megan is just beginning working while everyone else heads off to bed. Megan thinks that it's good that Bob gave her the diary-cam. She tells the camera she'll be proud of the numbers she puts up this week, no matter what they are. She finally cuts off the camera. Sorry if that last segment wasn't very clearly narrated – it wasn't clearly edited either. Seriously, I couldn't follow it at all thanks to the constant time skips. Weird.
Now we see the entire cast entering the healthy food grocery store. Alison greets them and says that along with this week’s excuse, another excuse is, "eating right is boring." They're going to get a taste of how wrong that is in this week’s cooking challenge. The first thing they need to do is find all the ingredients for their recipe in seven minutes. Jeremy exclaims that it sucks and he tells us he can't cook.
Alison says the second part of the challenge is that they have 20 minutes at the ranch to make the dish. Kim says she's screwed since she is a bad cook. Alison says they'll be judged for on taste, nutritional value, and creativity. When they go back to the ranch, three surprise judges will be waiting. Using my incredible psychic powers I'm going to guess the judges are Becky, Vinny, and Antone from last season. Oh and they're going to win $1,000 for each pound they lose if they win this challenge.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next-->
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