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The Biggest Loser 2, Episode 4: Feeling Lucky?Page 3
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She’s still grinning as she gets on the scale. And why not – she’s lost 10 pounds! Matt nods knowingly. Jen skips back to her team with joy. In an aside, she gives the credit to Bob though, because he’s taught her more in four weeks that she learned the rest of her life.
The rest of the ladies weigh in. Their starting point is their combined weight without Jen, 1,045 pounds. Here are the results:
Carolyn notes that all four of the smaller girls cracked the 200-pound barrier this week. Congrats, that’s a real milestone! The team loss is 28 pounds, or 2.68%.
Now for the men. They started out with a team total 1,583. They have to lose more than 42 pounds to win.
The teams are tied! So it all comes down to Pete, who needs to have some kind of weight loss for the men to win. And lo and behold, he lost his own whopping 17 pounds! They win!
In a confessional, Pete is overcome with emotion about his weight loss. I doubt he’s been at 350 pounds for quite a while!
The total loss is 59 pounds, or, more importantly, 3.73%.
Carolyn announces that with her ten pound loss, Jen wins immunity from elimination this week.
Jillian finds her team in the dining area the next morning, and she has but one question: “Who won?” Pete and Mark fake her out, pretending that they lost, but by the time Dr. Jeff lifts her into the air, she’s figured it out. In an aside, she confesses she’s proud of her team, and we see the Red Team hoisting their flag. She knows the women don’t utilize the support available from their teammates, and that’s to their disadvantage.
Next up is the obligatory clip of the women working out and reaffirming their desire to lose weight. Well, they had a good week, but the men simply had a great one!
The women file into the Elimination Room. They even sit in two groups of three, with the “un-temped” to Carolyn’s left and the tempted trio on the right. Carolyn reminds us that in the case of a tie, the other team decides who goes home.
The first three vote for Shannon, the next three for Ryan. Suzy was so weepy she could hardly speak, to which Shannon responded with her best “What-ever!” face. Jen said that Ryan was too full of excuses and blame. But NYPD cop Suzanne, casting the tying vote, had the best line, saying, “I work with murders, thieves and robbers every day in New York City. And some of these women could show a trick or two about manipulation.” Ouch! She adds that she’s willing to take the gamble that any of them might be going home. Well, actually, Jen is immune from this next vote too, but we get your drift.
“Oh, ladies,” Carolyn says in her most discouraged tone, “You have left it up to the men.” That look of utter disappointment she gives them reminds me of the one I got from my own mother that time when I dropped a full gravy boat on the dining room carpet.
The men are resuscitated and file in with Mark carrying a single serving tray with their team vote. He explains that they decided to take “out one of the lighter ladies in the house” (meaning, Shannon is safe, too). Although the men know this person works out hard, they also noticed that the conflict in the house often starts with her… yes, it’s Ryan.
“Wow,” she says softly. Ryan did not see that coming. She may be alone in that department.
Suzanne is just looking down at her tray. When asked if she wants to say goodbye to her teammates, Ryan says, “Yes… goodbye.” And with that Ryan scampers off without further word.
Carolyn tries to buoy the Blue Team. She says, “You’re five strong women. You need to find something you like in each other, and unite, and make a team like those men have. Otherwise, the consequences will be terrible.” Andrea is crying big tears. Suzanne is still looking away from the others. Carolyn dismisses them with, “Try and enjoy the rest of your evening. The big smiles from Shannon and especially Jen indicate she was wasting her breath.
As we pipe Ryan out with her funeral video, she tells us she was happy she was on the show and hopes the woman can get it together. Yeah… maybe after Andrea and Suzy are gone. Otherwise, that just is not going to occur!
The current picture of Ryan shows a very pretty woman. She has not used her inhaler once since returning home. Since her first day on the ranch, she’s lost a total of 55 pounds and works out six days a week.
Next Week: One of last year’s contestants comes back to show off their new body; both teams express confidence; and the obligatory “videos from home” are received, “to inspire the most incredible weight loss yet.”
My Own Thoughts:
The ladies have a permanent fracture in their team, don’t they? I don’t see how Andrea and Suzy can save themselves, except by being the biggest loser. However, you can’t do that every single week.
The Red Team remains very cohesive, and I expect them to pull out another win next week.
And who’s not lovin’ this show? I do!
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