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The Biggest Loser 4, November 27: “Who Thought This One Up?”Page 2
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It’s already time for the last-chance workouts. Bob is happy to see Nicole present, all smiles and ready to go. Working her out hard, Bob asks Nicole, “Are you going to be the first girl to win this show?” In an aside, Bob mistakenly says she’s in third place right now. Actually, she was ahead, but “B” passed her by less than a pound last week. Bob does his best to wear Neil down, and although at one point Neil can barely stand up properly and at the end he’s breathing like a blast furnace, he will not give in. “I want to be number one!” he shouts. You know what? I believe him.
Meanwhile, Kim takes “B” offsite to a gym. He says it’s the hardest workout yet, and promises us, “I’m going to kick boo-tay!” After the workout, they shoot baskets. Kim shoots as lousily as I do. I’m just not sure if that’s the best use of last-chance time, though.
Back at the gym, Jillian is pretty sure that anything she throws at Bill, he will do. To the side, Julie and Isabeau are sprinting on a treadmill at an impressive rate, and Julie celebrates that she hit 12 (mph).
Hollie, however, is struggling on a bad ankle. Also, she is frustrating Jillian by her reactions when Jillian tries to work with her. For example, she tells Jillian how bad her ankle hurts, but then says she could do some boxing… then, when Jillian offers to do that with her, Hollie declines.
As the contestants arrive at the weigh-in, we hear them express their thoughts. Everyone sees their own self as a threat in the eyes of the others and feels they dare not fall below the yellow line.
Alison (looking rather yummy, I might add) asks Julie about the differences in working out now, compared to in the first week, and Julie replies, “I’m not as afraid of dying any more. Week one, I was really afraid of dropping dead. Now, I’m miserable, but I’m proud of myself when I’m done and I’m not making funeral arrangements!” Hah!
Below, contestants are listed in the order they were weighed in. Here are all the results:
Congratulations to Neil for cracking the 300-pound barrier. Considering he started at over 400 pounds, that’s quite an achievement!
Alison tells Hollie and “B” that they are the ones up for elimination. “B” thinks he’s at risk of going home. Myself, I don’t think he has a prayer.
A little later, “B” addresses the others in the kitchen in an attempt to sway votes, but part way through I think he realizes the futility of it all and exits with class.
What we see next is the predictable speech where “B” and Kim lament that the end of the Red Team is at hand. In an accompanying cameo, he tells us how grateful he is to Kim for turning his life around.
It’s now time to vote. In the elimination room, Alison reminds the players that if “B” goes, it will be the first time a team has been eliminated. I swear, that is no consideration for ANYONE who’s casting a vote tonight!
Voting goes predictably: Isabeau for “B,” Neil for Hollie, and Bill and Julie seal it with their votes for “B.” Nicole’s vote remains a secret.
Last week, Neil claimed his vote was about keeping the best competition in the game, and although it would be a valid comment to make this week too, he takes a totally different tack: he tells the truth! He claims his vote is an attempt to break the controlling majority.
“B” says he did his best to keep the Red Team here and apologizes to Red Team members of previous years, too. Umm, no… you’re not responsible to them… or to Kim… you’re just responsible to “B.”
In the traditional funeral video, “B” says he’s proud he never quit and doesn’t intend to quit now. We see him arrive home and be greeted by a healthy number of his friends and family members. He knows he has changed his life for the better.
In more current video, we learn “B” now weighs 228 pound, a total drop of 118 pounds. That means he’s lost almost half as much again since he left Campus, so I’m guessing the soy sauce has been forgotten. He has resumed his pursuit of a career in music and can’t believe the stamina he now has.
My Opinion: They got it right this week, “B” is the bigger threat.
One other tidbit to share, from Dr. Jen’s blog. When Kae came to the ranch, she measured in at 46.5% body fat. She “checked out” at 34.5%, which is a really impressive change!
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