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The Biggest Loser, Episode 5: Tower of Powerby Donna Reynolds -- 11/24/2004
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As is customary, the show opens with a brief overview of last week’s episode. Bob was shocked when he found out that Aaron was eliminated. Then he pushed the Blue team to the edge. We get to witness Lisa’s collapse, and Kelly Mac and Andrea’s great finish. Maurice (Mo) was the week’s biggest loser, and the Red team had to eliminate one player. Matt didn’t want to quit, but that didn’t save him from elimination. His refrigerator light went out and that was the end of Matt.
This week, two of the eliminated players are featured. We watch as a slimmer Dana goes clothes shopping. She is thrilled to have lost more weight and is enjoying being able to buy clothes. Aaron, who looks really fabulous, tells us that, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything. His girlfriend likes the “skinny” Aaron. He is grateful that she met him when he was heavier and loved him anyway.
Eight contestants remain. Who will be this week’s biggest loser? The credits roll and we are off and running. We open right after Matt’s elimination. The group gathers for a meal and Ryan comments on how small the group is getting. Mo tells us that he thinks Team Blue is more united, and we have a little snippet of some of Team Red’s more disagreeable players. Lisa tells us that she thinks the game has intensified and it’s “going to get nasty now.”
Ryan confronts Dave about his lying to the girls. Ryan wants to ally with the girls, but Dave thinks that he is the one has it made with them. It’s a game, Dave says, and he has checked his integrity at the door. He thinks the girls are true to him and that Ryan’s dead. I am betting that Dave better watch his butt tonight.
Trainer Bob thinks that the Blue team is very strong. He starts out their day with some yoga stretching. Gary tells us that he hasn’t had to take any of his asthma medicine since he’s been there. Andrea sees the changes in herself and this motivates her further. Mo is proud that he was the biggest loser last week. Kelly Mac says, “I take my breath away.”
Jillian reminds them that every time they lose, she loses someone. She respects their decision to get rid of Matt, but points out to Dave that he has to trust her more. She is going to fight him to the death to get him to do what she wants him to do. Dave continues his argument, though, and Ryan can’t help but comment. This one is a no-brainer. If Team Red loses tonight, Dave is going home.
in an effort to create a “team mentality,” Jillian ties them all together with a rope. They go for a group hike, tied together. Of course, Dave’s ankle kicks up and he drops off the line. As he hobbles away, Kelly says he’s abandoned them. Ryan points out how negative Dave is and how great it is not to have him around! More foreshadowing.
Lisa, Kelly, and Ryan have a great time and get a super workout in the process. They end up falling down, laughing, and as a result, bonding a little bit more. Good idea, Jillian. Lisa says that this was the first time she felt the Red team was united. Ryan gets emotional and they share a group hug. It was a great day.
Team Blue is in the gym. Bob is going to kick it up a notch for the second half of this contest. He says that Andrea is tough and will do whatever he asks her to do. He is working to break down Kelly Mac’s intimidation in the gym, and so far, she’s breaking through it all. Gary annoys him with his complaining, but Maurice, who Bob says was his “baby,” has shown that he can do a lot more. Bob says that he still has to push him.
After a long, hard workout in the gym, Bob takes Maurice on a hike through the vineyard. Maurice is ready to give up, but Bob keeps pushing him, knowing that he can do it. Bob knows that Maurice has the potential to really lose some serious pounds, ensuring his group of another win. But Maurice tends to get discouraged easily, and this hike is a good example.
Lisa and Kelly discuss Dave, and decide that they are the “queens,” and the guys have to come to them. Jillian tells us that she is concerned about how they will do in the “real world,” and has them “play” ordering with menus. Jillian points out that vegetarian entrees are usually a good food choice. They all seem to understand the types of foods that they can eat, but will they stick to this plan once they are on their own?
The four girls get together, and talk about how cool it would be if they all made it to the final four. Andrea says that she is “first” now in her life, and that her self-worth has skyrocketed. Kelly Mac talks about her fear of the gym, and how she use to feel as though all the women who look like Jillian were afraid she would break the equipment. But now she feels ready to face this situation. The other Kelly tells them that all this has given her the confidence she needed in her life. Lisa says this is working for her and for all of them. Kelly Mac says it feels great knowing that by pushing herself, she is not going to fall apart.1 2 3 Next-->
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