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The Biggest Loser 13, Episode 15: Ranch of FoolsPage 2
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More workout montage. Dolvett is leading them now. Conda says that the First Lady told her a healthy lifestyle starts in the home. Conda has a two-year-old daughter, she has the chance to change her life and raise her daughter the correct way. Dolvett says that for the contestants, working alongside Mrs. Obama is a moving and emotional experience. Bob is again leading the workout, having them run in place. Now they're balancing on one leg and everyone is sweating. The First Lady calls Bob cruel and asks if she can get a towel. Dolvett takes over again, having them run in place for a while before finally stopping.
They give each other a big hand. Mrs. Obama says that she feels like part of the team. She has one last challenge for them. Originally I recapped all of what she said until she mentioned the NBC website. It was at that point that I realize the First Lady is doing an in show commercial. I am amazed and to a certain degree, really impressed. Give NBC credit, they got the First Lady to do a commercial for a contest they're running.
Essentially, the contest is to pledge six weeks of healthy living on the NBC site under the name of one of the current contestants on the show. Somehow (it isn't clear) one of these people will win a gym for their hometown. With that, the First Lady leaves them. Because after advertising it all week, Michelle Obama was on screen for ten minutes. Nice to see some things never change.
Back at the hotel where they're staying, Chris calls home because she wants to see how Roy is doing. Roy says he feels lonely and misses her a lot. Chris asks if he needs her to come home and he says yeah. Chris says being separated from him has taken an emotional toll on her. She needs her comfort and her comfort has always been food.
We see Chris eating cheeseburgers and grilled cheese covered in mayo. Chris blames her eating on being mad, even though this is the season of no excuses and she can't blame someone making her angry. It's all her. Chris says that before she came to the ranch, she was very unhappy. Chris is afraid the old her can creep in and take over, which is something she'll have to fight.
The next day, we're still in Washington. We see Dolvett walking them through the capitol. Mark says with all the makeover stuff, they've missed a lot of time to spend working out. They can make up for it now.
Cut to Bob and his team in sponsor gym. Bob says makeovers suck for weight loss. He notices Chris, who is in her own head. Bob asks what's wrong and if Chris is here. Chris says she's here physically, but that's it. Bob then reminds us that he is awesome, by pointing out that Chris is pretty much quitting and he should focus on Conda. Chris cries some crap about not having a choice and she has stuff going on at home that she needs to deal with.
Bob doesn't accept that answer and when Chris wants to change the subject, he refuses. He says that Chris hasn't been doing the workout and for her to throw away this experience would be a waste. Bob asks when Roy supports Chris and she doesn't have an answer. She begins to cry and asks if they can just stop talking about this. Bob tells her that her choices are to stay here and respect the journey or just go home.
This is what the season of no excuses has been in desperate need of. Usually this would be the emotional breakthrough moment of the episode, where the contestant cries, blames someone else for their problem, and hug the trainer. Instead, Bob is telling her not to blame or focus on Roy, Chris needs to do what she can or she needs to quit. No excuses – if you don't care, then go home.
Bob says Chris needs to make a decision and stand by it. He tells Chris that Roy needs to handle his end himself. Bob says if it's on her, she'll end up overweight, unhappy, and miserable. Chris says 15 weeks ago (wow, only 15?) she walked onto campus a scared woman. To be a good wife to Roy, she needs to finish this. Chris tells Bob she won't fall below the Yellow Line; she's scared to do so.
Last Chance Workout. More montage than usual. Buddy says he can smell the final four. Kim can't fall below the Yellow Line or she'll go home. Mark is trying harder since in the last Weigh In, he didn't lose any weight. Dolvett says he's looking at four people who don't give up and have fallen in love with taking care of themselves. Stuff like this is why Dolvett is a trainer.
We cut back with Bob working one-on-one with Chris. Chris is refocused and if nothing else, she can take her new perspective home. Dolvett doesn't want to see anyone go home, but he'd love for his four to be the final four. A final four without Conda? Sign me up.
They finally make it back to the ranch. Kim says they've just gotten home and it sucks that someone has to leave. They all pour into the Weigh-In room. Bob is completely nervous because he's only got Chris and Conda left; these two girls need to be safe. Incidentally, it's only a few days and Conda is already removing the dye from her hair. I think she agrees with me on how it looks.
Alison welcomes them back and says when they were at home, they were looking for a chance to change their lives. According to her, they have done just that. It’s time for the Weigh In. Conda has a one pound disadvantage while Buddy has a one pound advantage. He's up first. Buddy says he hasn't been able to hit the gym as much as he usually would have and to stay safe, he needs at least a five or six. Buddy started at 269 and drops to 260, for a loss of nine. With a loss of nine plus another one, Buddy has lost 3.79%.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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