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Biggest Loser 5: Couples, Episode 7 – Are You A Walker or a Talker?Page 3
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When the weigh-in is complete, Alison runs through her standard announcements. Paul is the Biggest Loser of the Week. Members of Bob’s Blue Team are the ones facing elimination. And as the biggest loser on the losing team, Roger is also granted immunity from elimination.
Just before the announcements conclude, Bob strides out of the weigh-in area. He explains himself in a later interview as being “disappointed.” If he’s disappointed, how does he think his team feels to lose a close one and then watch their mentor walk out on you? It is very unprofessional.
As usual, the teams have an hour to talk before the voting. As the Blue Team sits together, no one is talking much initially. That’s except for Jay, who is apologizing repeatedly. Out of the blue, Trent offers to go home. He says his injury is affecting his ability to drop the bigger numbers he needs to produce. He adds that for him, it has never been about the prize money; it’s learning how to make the lifestyle changes. He figures he can handle that on his own once he gets his leg repaired.
Surprisingly, Mark wonders aloud if it might not be better to send him home instead. He makes sure they know he doesn’t WANT to go home, but he has similar problems to Trent, in that he’s injured and it affects what he can do. Meanwhile, Jay is still apologizing.
Dan stays mute. Internally, he wonders if he’s being played like he was last week.
The strategy hour is over, and Alison assembles the Blue Team in the elimination room. Luckily for Dan there are no snakes in the grass this week. Trent gets his wish, and he’s going home. The big boys are all pretty emotional, and it’s all Alison can do to stay stoic herself. She figures it out that Trent took one for the team tonight and adds that his 87 pounds was the biggest loss in the house to date.
The team does their “pride on three” rally chant, and Trent is gone.
In his funeral video, Trent says he stayed true to his reason for coming. He says, “I have a great start to the rest of my life.”
In a bit of a surprise, action returns to Alison. She assembles all remaining players in the elimination room and tells them she has a Biggest Loser first for them. They are all going back to the one place that could prevent them from losing the weight they need to lose. They are going home!
But we’re not done with Trent yet, and now we see his return to his home the next day. He has a great family who are proud and supportive of him. He gets to hold his newborn son for the first time!
In more current video, we see that Trent was feted at a pep rally at the high school where he works. He now weighs 324 pounds, for a total loss of 112 pounds. He does resistance and cardio workouts every day, plus goes to the gym time four times a week, and he fits into his old football jersey!
News From NBC:
NBC has announced that ratings for this show are the highest since Season 1, even though they have been up against American Idol in recent weeks. Also, they revealed that versions of The Biggest Loser are filmed in 25 countries, and aired in 90 different countries. That number surprises me.
Next season, the show will again follow this season’s “couples” format. The casting tour hits nine cities, starting with Boston on February 16th. The first 500 in line are guaranteed an interview, but they say they will see as many folks as they can. If you’re interested, details are here. Good luck!
I feel that the people who get injured get a raw deal, but both Trent and Mark cannot perform at the levels they want to. The team made a good choice. Maybe Dan will be around a lot longer than I first thought?
In terms of actual pounds lost, all the men still in the game except for Jay are within six pounds of each other. They also hold down the top five loss percentages.
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