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The Biggest Loser 4, November 6: It’s Not Easy Being Green!Page 4
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With all the commercials, it took a full 30 minutes to air the weigh-in. Painful! Maybe the network could have promoted this episode by touting it as, “The Most Drawn-Out Weigh-In Ever!”
The trainers meet with their charges. Kim is happy, naturally. Bob, not so much. Neil tells us they decided to partner those two because they wanted to keep Ryan safe, and had figured the two of them would be safe together. They are aware that if the vote is tied, Ryan had the worse numbers this week and will be going home.
Over with the Black Team, Jillian sees Isabeau is a little nervous. Isabeau keeps saying, “I trust nobody,” all the while sitting in front of the people she needs to trust. She says, “I’ve been up on the elimination block three times, and this is the second time I’ve been specifically targeted.” I don’t agree that she was targeted this time, but her emotions are ruling her right now. Her teammates voice support and as Isabeau starts to cry, she finally admits she trusts them “90%, but that’s the best I can give you.” Jillian tells her she needs to learn to trust those around her, because they have been true to her. The scene ends for us, but I bet it went on for a while in that bedroom!
All ten players file into the Elimination Room. Alison, who looks delectable in a sassy yellow and black dress, asks the two potential evictees if they think of life at home. Isabeau says she doesn’t let that interfere with the task at hand. Bryan admits he’s thought about home every day, but he still wants to stay here and learn more. With that, they vote.
The ladies (Amy and Kae) vote first. Amy announces that they struggled with their decision, but ended up voting for Ryan.
Bryan and Hollie are up next. Bryan thinks both of them have the ability to win the game, but they vote for Ryan as well.
Next up is the former-Blue duo of Neil and Nicole. In a bit of a surprise, Neil announces that although they don’t feel he ought to be going home, they were confident how the others were going to vote and they want to send home their buddy “the right way, the honorable way.” As Nicole weeps freely, Neil announces that they vote out former teammate Ryan, adding, “I’m sorry, buddy.”
The votes of Black duo of Bill and Julie remain undisclosed, though surely they also voted for Ryan.
Ryan says he’s met some people who will be his friends for a long time. He adds that he had an idea it was his last day on campus, and he’s okay with that.
In his funeral video, Ryan says he now has “more fight and a little less fear.” A day later, we see him coming home. He has a very nice house! As he plays with his four-month-old daughter he says, “I feel complete again.” He also says, “It’s not really about food and exercise. It’s about what’s up here (indicating his noggin). That’s the growth that I’m most proud of.”
Current video shows us Ryan now weighs 265 pounds, having lost a total of 109 pounds. He feels he is now in control of his life and it’s empowering. Ryan concludes by saying, “Progress and good things only come when you push.”
My Opinion: Why that one had to be two hours long, I have no clue. I never got the impression I was getting extra content, just that things were being dragged out. The Green Tips didn’t really take all that much time, but I heard Kim whine about losing her team so often that I stopped typing about it. The bulk of that extra half hour must have gone into the weigh-in.
I’d like to include an important link for you readers, to a journal entry on the NBC site from a member of the show’s medical team, Dr. Jen Kerns. Dr. Kerns explains some of the details of how it is possible to put on 17 pounds in a week, plus the multiple potential dangers of doing so. It’s worth the read, so here’s the link.
Next Time: Drag your cursor between the square brackets to see the scoop on next week’s show. Don’t do it if you don’t want to be spoiled! [ We won’t have to face the prospect of a one-person duo, as they will be dissolved. Individual play has arrived. Does that mean more game play, or less?]
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