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Biggest Loser 5: Couples, Episode 6 – Food Fight!Page 3
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The following chart shows the results. Because Paul gained three pounds last week, he was assessed a three-pound penalty this week. Well, penalizing weight gain the following week is a good start!
After Brittany is weighed and before Bernie steps on the scale, the Black Team is ahead by three pounds. Alison announces, “Black Team, you HAVE won the weigh-in.” Does she not remember that one of these guys put on three pounds last week? Could that not happen again? That pronouncement is a tad premature.
However, Bernie did so well himself that the point is moot. He says, “I’m bringing sexy back.” This guy is quite the card!
As the weigh-in is complete, Alison sends out the trainers and runs through her announcements. Members of the Black Team are the ones up for elimination, and, as the biggest loser on the losing team, Mark is immune from the elimination. I can add that Bernie is the biggest loser of the week.
As usual, the teams have an hour to talk before the voting. Former Orange Team mom Jackie pays a call on the footballers and asks Trent if he would feel unloved if they voted him out. She interviews that Trent has is very homesick. Trent never says he wants to go home, but agrees with her that were he to go home, he would keep working hard. After she leaves the room, a small, knowing, silent smile passes between the former teammates.
Jackie and her son Dan then touch base with the brothers, who promise on their kids’ lives that the brothers will not vote against them without telling them beforehand. In a later cameo, Jackie admits she doesn’t fully trust her teammates.
The hour is over, and Alison assembles the Blue Team in the elimination room. She notes that they were “the team to beat.” They still are. But it’s time to vote.
Mom Jackie and son Dan vote for Trent, as expected. Trent is next, and he votes for Jackie, as does his partner Roger. The brothers have the tying vote, and they both vote for Jackie. Mark confirms that his vote is fallout from the big argument they had back in week three over the alliances formed when they had to put medicine balls in each other’s racks.
So Jackie (the mom originally on the Orange Team) is out.
In post-voting discussion, Jackie admits she played the game, but is upset that the brothers broke a promise that they swore on their kids’ lives. The brothers try to say that’s not what they said, but although Jackie hasn’t rephrased the promise exactly correctly, that’s what they did.
Dan is expectedly upset, because he’s by himself now. I think he’s even more upset than his mom. He feels there are now trust issues on the team.
Jackie has got herself under control now and exits. Only son Dan gets a hug.
In next-day video, Jackie tells us she is proud of Dan. More current clips show us she is still working out hard. She has now lost 70 pounds in all.
My Opinion: We all knew the Grey and Black Teams were aligned, so this vote can’t be a major surprise.
Gimpy Mark is now the biggest loser in the game, by more that a pound. Dan is second, and Bernie is a whisker behind him. Maggie reclaimed last place, behind Kelly. However, the three top losers this week (and four of the top five) are on the Black Team, and they deserve to celebrate a win.
The margin of victory this week was pretty extreme – the Blue Team needed to lose 22 more pounds to win. I am concerned that it might be tough for the Black Team to put up those kinds of numbers again, but if I learned one thing this week, it’s that anything is possible!
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