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Biggest Loser 5: Couples, Episode 3 – Calling Dr. Phil!Page 2
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The Pink, Gray, and Black Teams ally right away, targeting the Blue Team. Meanwhile, the Orange and Blue Teams target the Black Team first, then the Gray. The other three are not shown as part of the discussions, but maybe that’s editing. After the first round, the Orange and Black teams each have collected three balls, while the White and Blue Teams have one apiece.
After the first few balls are allotted and the game play is obvious, Black Team’s Jay hollers over to mom Jackie from the Orange Team, “Hey, play your own game!” She stands her ground staunchly and gives back triple what she got. Jay says no more.
The Orange Team is out first. White goes out second, with Neill close to the racks, but not getting there in time by a whisker to place his ball.
Blue Team’s Bernie has the next ball to be placed, and he stands in front of the Black Team’s rack but seems unsure whether to place it there. Jay says to him, “Finish us off,” and Bernie obliges. So the Black Team is third out, and Mark yells harshly at brother Jay for telling Bernie to put them out. Jay quietly explains that they were toast anyway, and he was trying to keep the ball out of the Pink Team’s rack. Mark prefers to keep shouting threats at his brother instead of listening.
Yellow is forced out next, and then a few seconds later, the Pink Team. Only the Gray, Purple, and Blue Teams are left, and all have only one slot left.
Maggie of the Purple Team is next back with a medicine ball, and can eliminate either team… but they are in a hopeless position themselves. They choose to eliminate the Blue Team, meaning that when Gray Team member Roger arrives with the next ball, the only possible move is to play it against the Purple Team… and the Gray Team of former football teammates win!
Back inside, teams reflect on the game. Alone in their room, White Team husband Neill expresses surprise that the other teams went after them so readily (they were the second team out). Wife Amanda tells him that HE is the reason they were targeted. She thinks his sense of humor is misunderstood, and it will get them targeted. He scoffs at her trying to be a “people pleaser.”
The Orange Team has gone to the gym to exercise while they discuss what just occurred. For some reason, no one else went to the gym. Other teams talk in the house, and the main topic is Mark of the Black Team. Even his brother Jay feels Mark was too aggressive and came across as controlling. Mark doesn’t think it would matter if he apologizes or not, because if they fall below the line, they are gone anyway.
Outside, Brittany confronts Mark about his reactions in the game, saying, “It was a little ridiculous, it was a little extreme.” His response is to say that’s how he is with Jay at home and blames his competitive nature. However, even though Brittany has said she was upset, Mark does not apologize! In a later cameo, Brittany calls him a sore-@$$ loser.
Mark calls all the teams together to try and mend some fences. Mark says he eats crow, but we mostly hear Jay talk. Pink Team mom Bette-Sue accuses Orange Team mom Jackie of blah-blah-blah. The scene ends with Mark saying, “There goes the harmony in the house.”
Here’s my take: A group of players allied, others counter-allied, it happens in most every season of every reality show. The whole discussion is childish and unnecessary, and nothing is resolved. Much ado about nothing, methinks.
Enough of that… let’s move on.
Back in the gym, most everyone is working out hard. Neill’s there, too, and although he is legitimately working hard, he’s also up to his old trick of holding onto the treadmill as he runs. Jillian threatens Neill that every time he touches the treadmill, she will add five minutes to the workout for everyone. Sure enough with less than ten seconds before a sprint session ends, he does it. Jillian sees it and happily assigns another five minutes to the exercise, on Neill’s behalf.
Bette-Sue gets weepy because she’s got nothing left. Jillian says, “Are you going to die?” and she says, “Yes… and then you’ll feel bad!” Jillian responds, “No I won’t. I’ll be so proud; you’ll be my first casualty!”
In a cameo, Mark says that if Neill touches the treadmill again, he’s going to tape Neill’s hands to the top of his head. Neill touches the armrest again, but luckily for all, Jillian is looking the other way and he gets away with it. Sorry Amanda, but Neill’s got problems beyond his sense of humor.
Jillian has a chat with Bette-Sue about the chat Jillian had earlier with Ali. Calling Dr. Phil! Bette-Sue says she knows Ali is disappointed in her, but Jillian reassures her that healing is possible. Jillian then finds Ali and tells her she talked to Bette-Sue. Ali is taken aback by that, but covers well. Jillian gets mom and daughter together, and they talk.
It’s all about feelings and I’m a guy, so don’t ask me what happened next. Hey, I’ve seen it four times now and I’m even more confused than when I started! Mercifully for me, cheerful background music eventually comes so I think they had a positive resolution. I think it went something like this: they’re unhappy and they haven’t been there for each other, but they love each other. It ends with a hug, and even I know hat’s a good sign.
Time jumps ahead to the last-chance workouts. Everyone is sure they are at risk (they are, except for the Gray Team). Right in the middle of it, a clip of Jay saying how much he misses his family is inserted. Huh? What is that doing in THIS segment? Near the end of the segment we have a shot of Neill, taking a knee… again. But everyone is wiped out from this workout.
Later that night is the weigh-in. Much to my surprise, Neill has not brought a lawn chair so he can sit down while the rest of the teams have their turns.
Alison reminds us that the team with the best results will be deemed “the biggest losers of the week” and win a reward, that the two teams with the worst results will be up for elimination, and that the elimination ceremony will follow shortly after this ceremony. Nothing new there, but what I do notice is how well that purple satiny blouse goes with Alison’s hair and skin tone!<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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