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The Biggest Loser 4, September 18: The Black Team ArrivesPage 3
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It is time for the Elimination Weigh-In. Alison calls upon the Blue Team first. When they finished, the Red Team learn informed they need to lose more than 38 pounds to top the others. When their turn comes up, the Black Team hear they need to lose more than 22 pounds to avoid elimination, and 42 to win bragging rights. Here are the numbers, in all their glory:
The trainers have their work cut out for them next week, because several of the competitors were extremely dismayed at the comparatively small loses they realized.
Alison informs Bryan (who is being called “B” now) that as the biggest loser on the losing team, he is exempt from the vote. So is David, because he won the exemption earlier.
So let the game play begin!
Phil tells David he’s not sure if he wants to vote based on attitude, or weight. Amy later talks to David about Phil being the biggest threat. When he tells her they need to keep a strong team, she quickly changes her approach and tosses Lezlye under the bus. So much for the giggling woman’s alliance!
I still think after bailing out on the last-chance workout earlier in the day, Amy is the one who is at greatest risk.
The players are next show filing into the elimination room. Alison asks Amy if they work out as hard as the Blue Team. The reply is evasive. Lezlye is asked about the competition aspect, and she says her vote is strategic. Alison also reminds us that only Lezlye, Amy, and Phil can be voted against.
Each person gives reasons for why they’ve voted the way they have, but they are all nonsense and worse, and this season, I’m not going to bother typing all those lies. At this stage of the game, one votes either because the target is annoying or they don’t work hard enough.
Phil is up first, and he votes for Lezlye. She votes next, and votes for Phil. Isn’t it amazing how often the first two players vote against each other? I don’t know if the producers direct the seating, but I suspect they do.
Third up is Amy, who votes for Phil. David has the potentially fatal vote for Phil, but ties up the vote by naming Lezlye as well.
This puts the onus on Bryan, who probably hopes his vote would remain unread again this week. His vote is for Lezlye, and the Katrina victim gets dumped on again. Stoically, she leaves expressing support for her team, and they all hug.
In her funeral video Lezlye tells us she learned a lot about herself, and she’s ready for the real world. More current video shows us that Lezlye has now 200 pounds, having lost 55 pounds in total, and now gets up at 4:15 AM and runs three miles. The family has put both Katrina and their unhealthy lifestyle behind them. Good for you, Lezlye!
In Conclusion: I’m not sure they made the right choice in their elimination. Amy may be bigger, but I’m not sure her commitment level is there. I hope I’m wrong, for her sake.
Next week, The Biggest Loser 3 has a third two-hour episode slated, featuring a tempting food competition, plus… are they faster than a fifth grader? Join me here for a recap of all the action, sprinkled with my own reactions and opinions. And let me know what you think about it all at the eAddress below!
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