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The Biggest Loser 2, Episode 4: Feeling Lucky?Page 2
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The trainers meet with their teams in separate rooms. The scene of the trainers being told about the Temptation shifts back and forth between teams with each sentence, but neither trainer can believe that some of their team members succumbed. “You’re f*ing dead! What are you thinking?” shouts Jillian, whereas Bob is stunned and disappointed.
Andrea comments that their team is separated into two camps by this decision. Funny, we hardly saw Andrea before episode and suddenly she’s the series narrator! Both her and Suzy are upset. So is Ryan, who thinks she chose Bob over her family. Bob says her appreciates their choice, and vows to do what he can for them. Andrea asks, “Will you write me a cheque for $5,000?” Ah, no.
Later that night, the teams assemble by the pool for a challenge. I’m sure they’re all anxious to show off their bathing suits on international television. Carolyn is again attired oddly, this time in a low-cut maroon top with an Elvis-inspired white cape with sleeves. It’s really windy, and the cape thing is blowing about most unflatteringly.
Carolyn explains that the prize will be a trip back to this resort in 2006, when it’s finished being built. Huh? Good thing Omarosa isn’t here, that wind could bring down a piece of dangerous, concussion-inducing plaster!
The challenge is to move piles of gold bricks from the bottom of the pool to the team’s scale at one end of the pool. Each person is responsible for moving a pile of bricks weighing the same amount that they do, and the piles are labeled appropriately. Like a relay, each team will have one player working at a time.
There’s a second prize. The winning team will decide which of the ladies (who have an extra member) will stay out of the weekly weigh-in. Got it? OK!
The teams need to be even for this challenge, so the ladies need to pick one of their number to stay out of the challenge. They decide on Jen, the biggest of them.
Trainer Bob advises his team to start with the heaviest member first, and work towards the lightest. I have no idea why that would matter, but, whatever. The men lead with inspirational Matt.
As the challenge starts, the trainers are shouting encouragement to their teams. It seems one only needs carry the bricks to the side of the pool and dump them there, and the trainers actually stack them on the scale. The way the bricks are bounced about, I hope they aren’t real gold, or else that pool strainer is going to be worth more than Dr. Jeff made last year.
As we progress, it’s pretty neck and neck. Matt is tossing bricks about like they’re footballs, he doesn’t need Jillian to get them onto the scale’s platform. We get some unflattering shots of Shannon on the underwater-cam. Also, when some of the guys enter the pool, the water rises about an inch.
When it gets down to the last two (Seth and Ryan), it becomes apparent that Ryan is having a bit of trouble with this task. Sure enough, the men win. I think that with their general advantages of height and greater leg and wrist muscles, this task did favor the men.
It seems our loveable Losers have returned home to the ranch. While Andrea, Ryan and a grunting Suzy work out, Shannon and Suzanne sit in air-conditioned splendor of their room. Gee, we know you’re not supposed to work out with Bob, but that doesn’t mean you should just laze of the beds and think thin thoughts! Well, one must never underestimate the power of a good nap, I suppose.
Matt of the Red Team is busy getting his workout with Jillian. Later that night, he works out Seth and Mark. Jen and Shannon join in – Jen even has a red shirt on! Shannon is working really hard, and it impresses Matt. Matt hopes that down the road, they remember he helped them after their own team abandoned them.
As they eat their communal dinner that night, there’s definitely an increase in the tension level. Ryan tells Suzanne it’s better with only three of them working out with Bob. Ooh, red flag! Mark says that Ryan is a backstabber who says one thing to your face and refuses to admit it.
Someone told Shannon that Bob likes it that his class is smaller (that’s not true). Bob passes by and tells them he’s tired of their drama. Hey, I’m not, it makes for great reality TV! Jillian tries to intercede but Shannon walks off, saying, “No, I’m good.” Bob tells us in a confessional, “What I’m seeing in the Blue Team is, that there really isn’t a ‘Blue Team,’ and that offends me.” He delivers a stern “unity rant” to the remaining five, wrapping up his lecture pointing at and talking directly to Suzanne. He’s as mad as I’ve ever seen him. In a confessional, Jen thinks it’s going to be hard to come together as one team again. Whoever of this group goes home first, her two friends may not be far behind!
It’s finally weigh-in time. The men nominate Jen as the Blue Team member whose weight loss will not count. Mark explains their reasoning – it’s that since Matt trained her this week, they know she’s lost weight. Jen gives an “aw shucks, me?” laugh and a wave of her head. It is a pretty smile, you know!<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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