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The Biggest Loser 4, November 20: “This Week Has Been My Best Week Ever!”by Brian Towers -- 11/21/2007
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Last week, the teams were broken up for good, and contestants now compete as individuals. Bill won $5,000 in a temptation that involved a mountain of donuts, then Amy had another showdown with her former trainer Kim. Two who might have been at risk won trips home and immunity, so Isabeau elected to keep “B” in the game over Amy, her “red-shirted step-sister.”
Since we’ve reached the individual part of the game, this week I’m including another table of statistical data. This one shows the progress the remaining contestants have made since day one:
Series host Alison Sweeney opens the show live, here to promote a live weigh-in of the eliminated contestant at the end of the show. This is something they’ve never done before… we’ll have to wait and see what that’s all about!
Got all that? Okay, all the preliminaries are over and it’s finally time to get into this week’s action!
Activity begins with a repeat of the end of the last show, when Alison distributed manila envelopes to everyone. As you may remember, the episode ended before we could see what they contained. Alison says she has a surprise for them tomorrow, and a little tease tonight. The tease is, each person’s envelope contains a picture of himself or herself taken on day one!
Everyone either says, “Oh my God!” or is shocked into silence by these rude reminders. “B” thinks he looks “immobile.” Bill realizes he didn’t like the guy he was very much, and Nicole thinks she looked “gross.” She intends to keep the picture as a reminder to never go back there again. Isabeau tells us she was unhappy as well and calls herself “the sad girl.”
As we go to commercial, they decide to tell us what’s ahead. Due to some trick mirrors, our players (looking sharp and sassy, by the way) will be surprised by someone from home.
The next day, it’s time for the trainers to arrive and find out what happened in the elimination. Isabeau wonders if Jillian will want to murder her. Jillian says, “I’m not going to murder you, but I think you made a massive mistake.” Jillian points out that there are now four Black Team members and four others, and Jillian says to Isabeau, “… and they’re stronger than you are.” Isabeau hopes her team can look past this vote and still trust her. Julie (in an aside) tells us the move jeopardized the whole team.
It’s true – the Black Team gave up their buffer. If you look at the chart near the top of this article, you can see that the three women of the Black Team are at the very bottom. Before, Amy was down there with them.
Jillian tells them, “If you want to win the game, this was the wrong move… ‘B’ will consistently beat you, that’s a place below the yellow line that you’ve now secured for yourself.” What, did Jillian go to Kim for motivational advice? There’s no excuse for that statement!
Meanwhile, Kim comes into the red dorm and all that’s there is Bryan’s manila envelope with his original picture in it. Psyche! He runs in and surprises her, tackling her onto the bed amidst a sea of mutual giggles.
Later, in the gym, Bill notes that Jillian is “a little upset.” Isabeau feels that Jillian is ignoring her. She tells Julie that if it continues for a couple of days, she’ll go and train with Bob. What, not Kim? Shocking!
It’s time for a field trip! The contestants are taken to NBC Studios and end up at the set of Days Of Our Lives, Alison’s “other” show. The ladies love it. Alison tells them that since she’s seen so much of them, she decided they ought to get to see her world. The players get a tour and chat with one of the co-stars.
Alison spills the news that they are going to be pampered and get a makeover. It will include a photo shoot, and one of them will be on the cover of Prevention Magazine.
As we go to commercial, the promo for the upcoming “trick mirror” reveal is run again. The suspense is starting to fade on that one.
Activity resumes with all the ladies in hair and makeup. Alison brings in more cast members, who are anxious to hear their stories. Julie tells Kae that she doesn’t even look like the same person. Julie and Isabeau are looking pretty sharp too, but all come out looking really nice. It’s going to be hard to pick just one person for the magazine cover!
“B” is the first one brought to the trick mirrors. On the other side stands his wife, Kenisha, who can barely contain herself while she is waiting. Suddenly (well, after yet another long series of commercials) the mirror swings open and they see each other. “Hell, no!” he shouts out, then follows up with a huge hug. I think this is one of those occasions when “Hell, no!” is a good thing. Kenisha thinks her Bryan looks great.
Next at the magic mirror is Julie. Looking at her reflection, she likes what she sees. But when her husband Mike is revealed, she’s a lot happier. We met Mike in the last episode, when Julie got to go home.1 2 3 Next-->
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