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Biggest Loser 5: Couples, Episode 4 – Six Against One, Is That Fair?Page 3
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The following rainbow chart shows the results, in the order they mounted the scale. As the two-pound pass didn’t come into play, it is not reflected in the chart. Here are the results:
Paul is so happy to have avoided elimination that he runs to Jillian. Expecting a hug, he instead scoops her up over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes and carries her up onto the platform housing the big scale!
The weigh-in is complete, so Alison sends Jillian and Bob packing. Paul and Kelly have an hour to decide what they are going to do. Bette-Sue is sure they are the targets, since the Black Team won immunity. As if to confirm her thoughts, Paul tells us that their targets are the three teams that named them at the beginning of this episode. With the Black Team having immunity this week, the Purple and Pink Teams are the targets.
After talking to both groups, the Yellow Team is more confused than ever! Both teams promised not to vote for them in the future.
It’s time to announce who’s going home. Kelly is doing the talking, and I think she loses her way a bit. She releases the Purple Team from their obligation to not vote against the Yellow Team in the future. Why, I don’t know, because you need help to win the game, you can’t do it alone. Kelly also tells them, “I want to see better numbers from you next week.” Huh? Does she think they are trying to be in last place? Who appointed Kelly as The Grand Adjudicator?
Kelly starts to ramble apologies to the Pink Team until Bette-Sue finally says disgustedly, “Just stop and open the bloody thing!” She does, to reveal that indeed, the Pink Team is going home. Ali is upset and Bette-Sue is mad. She bitterly says she just wants to see the game played fairly. Alison has them exit, and they march off.
Host Alison spills the news that starting next week, they will no longer be eliminating teams. Instead, someone is going to lose his or her partner. Uh-oh… Get ready for much mournful music in the following week, complete with wide-angle forlorn shots of some poor solo individual carrying gamely on against such great odds. Oh, the tragedy!
Now, the game is on!
In next-day video, Ali is proud she lost 36 pounds in four weeks and Bette-Sue says she enjoyed the experience. Both women are glad they did this together.
In more current video, we learn the Pink Team is keeping up their progress. Bette-Sue is now 212 pounds, down 49 pounds in all, while Ali is down to 173 pounds, a total loss of 61. She looks even smaller than that.
My Opinion: I was surprised to see that after this week, the Pink Team have lost the greatest percentage of weight, 14.75 percent. At 9.05 percent, Brittany of the Blue Team has fallen into last place, individually.
I did a little extra calculation. The Yellow Team would not have won if the others had lost an additional 15 pounds. Given that four of them tanked the weigh-in (losing three pounds or less), we can see the Yellow Team was fortunate there was game play afoot.
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