The Biggest Loser 13, Episode 12: Kim vs. the Fudglingsby Ryan Mehaffey -- 03/21/2011
Previously on The Biggest Loser, the show switched to singles. Kim and Emily decided it was now them vs. the "fudglings" (Kim's words, not mine) and both were determined to stay above the yellow line. In keeping with the real theme of this season, Emily fell one pound short and was voted off over Kimmy.
Something I noticed: They're either going to have two weeks where no one goes home, or have multiple people return to the ranch really soon. At the rate we're going, they'll run out of contestants by the 17th of April, a month before the finale. Like I said, not a big deal, just felt it was worth reporting.
This week’s excuse is "I can't lose weight on vacation." That's not really an excuse. People don't say that, they choose not to lose weight on vacation. It's not an excuse; it's a break from something stressful.
We open still in the Elimination room. Alison says they've shown they can lose weight on the ranch. They've shown they can lose weight at home. But now they're going to lose weight in one of the most difficult places on Earth. Yes, they're going on vacation to Hawaii! Wait, what? Since when is that one of the most difficult places on Earth to lose weight? I guess the idea is that being on vacation makes it difficult.
The cast all scream with joy as Alison throws leis on them. Chris keeps repeating "no way" as Alison tells them the excuse they're testing. She dismisses them to get packed. Everyone hugs and packs. Kimmy can't believe it, Jeremy says it'll be awesome, Conda says it'll be a double win for her. Everyone is happy.
We cut right away to Hawaii. Kim says it's so good to be here and have a change of scenery. Chris says none of them have ever been here so they're all sharing this experience. She's excited about what this week will bring. Mark says pretty much the same thing, saying nothing can hurt them here.
To show just how wrong Mark is, a shirtless Bob and Dolvett kayak onto the beach where the losers are. Jeremy sarcastically applauds. They run up to greet the two. Bob reminds us of the excuses this week and asks what better place there is than Hawaii. Dolvett says they're in Hawaii sure, but it's just like they're back at the ranch. Don't let the environment fool you. Bob says that when The Biggest Loser goes on vacation, the losers show their lowest numbers. Then why take them on vacation? Bob says there is plenty of temptation, which is good, but there is a Weigh-In at the end of the week. Bob tells them to go have fun for today.
We see the cast sun-tanning, playing in the ocean, playing in the pool, and making me wish I were there instead of here. The universe ends as Conda says something I agree with, asking who tries to lose weight on vacation. Yes, really, Conda and I agree on something. I just... my brain is melting.
Chris says she's never attempted to lose weight on vacation. Conda is having a blast at Hawaii; nothing here makes her want to run to the gym. Buddy loves every minute of the vacation, even though he worries that his brain will click and put him in vacation mode. Chris is so happy she could die here. Mark, however, is more aware of the problems than others, saying that once he's done with the vacation part, he's going to the gym. Kim says it feels like paradise, but there is a downside. She doesn't like everyone here and her closest friends are gone. Kim thinks Emily deserved to be here.
Dolvett shows up, deciding that just because the cast is relaxing in the pool doesn't mean they can't lose weight. Dolvett says it's a sneak attack, they're out here relaxing and he is not going to let that happen! He says they can do work in the pool and tells us this is not a vacation. Dolvett asks why they're relaxing and Conda just brushes him off. Dolvett tells us his biggest worries are the ladies, mostly Kim. Dolvett asks Kim why she isn't swimming and Kim says there isn't enough room. He says Kim knows she's in trouble and he's glad she knows this. Kim can't get comfortable or complacent.
We cut to the cast walking down the beach. Conda thinks Dolvett and Bob will make them swim 55 miles, while Kim tells us she has a phobia of the ocean (and what lies beneath).
Bob and Dolvett greet them. Bob asks if this is the season of no excuses. Well, in name. This week they're going to meet someone who is the epitome of no excuses. Dolvett says this person owns no excuses. Someone asks who it is and we see it’s Bethany Hamilton. If you don't know who that is, she's the surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack. Megan is super excited, saying Bethany Hamilton is her idol and Hamilton also impresses Kim.
Bethany greets the cast and Bob tells her that this is the season of no excuses and asks her to tell them her story. Bethany explains how she was raised as a surfer in Hawaii, and at 13 she lost her arm to a shark. She wanted to keep surfing though, so she learned how to do so with one arm. Within a month she was surfing again.
Dolvett is impressed saying she never lost her fight and represents what being an athlete is. Bethany says we all get faced with challenges, we get fearful and she thinks fear can hold us back. You need to push fear aside and go for it. Jeremy nods and tells us anything he had stacked against him was nothing compared to what Bethany had stacked against her. Jeremy isn't sure that, if this happened to him, he'd ever go back out in the ocean again. Chris says Bethany has every excuse to not surf again, and she didn't use them. Crying, she tells Bethany that she's impressed by her courage.
Bethany says she's going to teach them how to surf and they'll have a blast. Buddy can't believe it. Bethany says that no matter how fit they are, surfing will be difficult. She asks them if anyone has ever surfed before, and Megan slightly raises her arm. Bethany says this is excited and they head out.
We see them repeatedly wipe out as they try just balancing on a surfboard. Chris is scared to death, but she is going to get up and try. Jeremy wants to succeed; he doesn't want Bethany to see him failing. All of a sudden we see Chris manage to get up on the surfboard. She's amazed by this, she can't believe she's staying up. Bob says surfing is extremely good exercise.
Kim says if Chris and Conda can surf, she can too. We see Kim manage to make it on the board and stay up, while everyone cheers her. Kim says she never would believe that she would lose 74 pounds and be surfing with Bethany. Buddy says that two months ago, he had trouble walking up the stairs. Now he's on a surfboard. Buddy can't believe what's happened to him, and he'll be thinking about the last few months for the next few decades.
We cut back to the beach where Kimmy and Dolvett are. Kimmy admits that she can't swim, and she talks about her fears. Kimmy says in the ocean it's predator vs. prey, and she's the prey. Kimmy says Dolvett has fears, he laughs and says he's afraid of ocean and the water. Dolvett confesses to us that in the ocean, he's scared out of his mind.
Dolvett asks how it feels to be with Bethany and Kimmy says it makes her feel like her issues are unbelievable. Dolvett says today is about conquering fear and Kimmy is going to suck it up and do it. Dolvett says for the first time ever, he's going into the water and going to surf.
We see both Kimmy and Dolvett going into the ocean, and both of them manage to start surfing. Bethany cheers them on, even as Dolvett falls over sideways. Bethany calls Dolvett a stud and says she can tell this is his first time surfing. Finally we see Kimmy riding a wave all the way to the beach. She says she can't remember when she was so excited doing something, and fear is just a feeling.
Now we get a Hawaii montage and then cut to Kim in her hotel room. She says she does feel alone, but she doesn't need someone to complete her. She'll put a target on her back with a smiley face, saying come get her.
We go to Conda and Megan eating lunch. Megan asks where Kim is, so Conda says Kim is working out. Conda then says she's glad Kim isn't around, saying Kim and Emily weren't really that close and Kim needs to quit moping just because all her friends are gone and everyone wants to vote her off. You know, I was afraid for a moment that Conda's friendship with Kim would cause her to act like a decent person. Nice to see I'm wrong – thanks for that little rant, Conda. Because we know you, Conda, and we know you never mope about things. Well, except when Adrian couldn’t be voted off. Or when you switched teams. Or whenever things don't go your way.
From there we go to what looks like a luau. Everyone is holding little coconut drinks and gets a lei. Mark says he never thought he'd be here in Hawaii. Buddy says he walked in and the hula dancer walked up on him. As she cornered him, his mind told him to flee because his wife will be watching this.
Alison belatedly welcomes them to Hawaii. She calls it paradise, but says paradise is filled with temptation. She's going to put them to the test in a Hawaiian style pop quiz. They go off to their little quiz booths. Alison says that it'll be a trivia quiz, winner gets a one pound advantage. Jeremy says a one pound advantage is huge, and Chris says her nickname is the queen of useless knowledge.
First question: The Iron Man competition originated in O'ahu. Tara (I actually miss Tara) competed in it. How many miles must you traverse to finish an Iron Man? 26.2 miles (A), 58.5 miles (B), 112.2 miles (C) or 140.6 miles (D). Chris actually watched Tara doing the Iron Man during a Thanksgiving TV special, so she knows that the answer is D. Chris, Kim, and Buddy get it right. Conda says even though she got it wrong, bring on the Iron Man. Oh please.
Second, which vacation drink has the most calories? A Mai Tai (A), a Piña Colada (B), a Blue Hawaiian (C), or a Lava Flow (D). Conda says she's no stranger to alcohol. Jeremy asks if they get it right can they have it? Alison asks if he'd drink it and he says it's nice to think about. The answer is D, Lava Flow with 490. Kim, Chris, Buddy, and Conda get it right. Chris says it's the only one she hasn't had. Jeremy says he doesn't order fruity drinks like that.
Question three. Which of these Hawaiian foods has the most fat per serving? Is it six ounces of Kalua Pork (A), 12 chocolate macadamia nuts (B), four ounces of Lu'au sweet potatoes (C), or four ounces of Huli Chicken (D). Chris asks how chicken is prepared (in a glaze) and how the pork is prepared (pig seasoned and cooked underground). They put in their answers. The correct answer is B. Chris got it right, Kim got it right, Jeremy got it right, and Conda got it right. Chris and Kim are in the lead.
Question four: How many calories does an average 200-pound person burn surfing for an hour? Mark says surfing is such a full body exercise, you've got to be burning a lot of calories. Is it 100-140 calories (A), 160-200 (B), 250-290 (C) or over 320 calories (D)? They all put in their answers and for once Chris isn't confident. Alison congratulates Jeremy and says the correct answer is C. Only Jeremy got it right.
Final tiebreaker question, between Kim and Chris. Alison says they'll write down the answer. The question is, if you indulge yourself in 24 chocolate covered macadamia nuts, how many calories would you consume? Chris says she knows they're her favorite nuts and go great in cookies, but she has no idea how many calories they have.
Chris guesses 1260 while Kim goes with 518 calories. Kim says that she figured macadamia nuts are a bit larger then almonds, which they eat a lot of at the ranch. Kim multiplied slightly more calories then would be in an almond by 24, added extra calories for the chocolate, and got her answer. Alison says the correct amount is 1320.
Chris begins to celebrate. She says she can't believe she won, except she can. Kim is disappointed though and says she hates to lose. Incidentally, no one looks happy. Alison tells Chris she's won one pound and now it's time to test one of the oldest excuses of the season, “I can't lose weight on vacation.”
The cast walks out on the beach where Dolvett greets them. Jeremy says Dolvett has a surprise for them, and wonders what they're doing. Dolvett says his team is here and relaxing, but he has a friendly competition that they think they'll love. Dolvett has them hold their feet and hands up, off of the ground. First one to drop will make a product placement smoothie.
Jeremy drops quickly, saying it's easy to win the competition. He has the strength to go above and beyond and lose for others on purpose. Dolvett says they're on vacation and will make bad choices. He does a commercial for the smoothies and has Jeremy make it by using a bike-powered blender. At least this commercial has something to do with weight loss.
After that we see the cast running on the beach. Dolvett pulls Kim aside, saying the Kim we have now is not the Kim we used to know. Yeah, we're grateful for that. Dolvett says the Kim he knows is a fighter. The two sit down and Dolvett asks Kim what's up. Kim talks about how everyone else has a friend/partner, minus Chris of course, but she's all alone.
Dolvett's concern is that Kim isn't fighting and he says she fell back a bit. Kim says she was listening to the other girls who just wanted to hang out. She found herself like that on the first day. Dolvett responds that's what he saw and he loves that naturally, she's a competitor. Kim says she does feel like she has to compete harder, she has to stay above the yellow line or else she's done.
Dolvett says she always takes that place of fire, and says she's good. Kim asks what she is supposed to say and he says, "I'm vulnerable." Dolvett says he's met competitive Kim but asks about vulnerable Kim. Kim says she doesn't want people to know she's vulnerable and Dolvett tells her she doesn't have to be scared anymore. The two hug and we cut to Kim recording on what looks like a camcorder. Kim says that when she first got here, she wanted to chill, but Dolvett got to her. She wants to be here, she's got to work harder.
As an aside, if they still want to have their emotional breakthrough moments this season, this would be a good standard to follow. No excuses, no blaming your family, just an admission of fear and a promise to work harder. We don't need to learn everyone has a skeleton in their closet that made them gain weight.
Back with Bob on an outrigger. He says that when The Biggest Loser goes on vacation, workouts aren't in the forefront. Bob is going to show America you can lose weight on vacation. Meanwhile, the Not Red team is walking down the beach to meet Dolvett. He says that just because they're on vacation doesn't mean they won't work hard.
We see Bob's group paddling and Conda isn't paddling fast enough. Dolvett meanwhile has his group using workout equipment, saying they don't have the ranch anymore. Bob gets his group very far away from the shore and tells them they're swimming back. At first no one wants to go, Megan in particular. She says there are things in the water. Bob yells at Megan to get in and she finally does.
Megan said she "cowgirled up," but she was shaking in her boots. Meanwhile Dolvett has his team digging their own graves, saying they need to lose weight, even in paradise. Bob's team does pull-ups on his outrigger, before having them swim back to the beach.
Now Dolvett's team is running with weights and shovels. Jeremy feels confident, saying he's proved to himself that he is one of the strongest people here. He won’t let Hawaii cause him to lose focus on his mission. Kim says this is a critical workout for her since everyone wants to take her out. Bob's team is back on the beach and is now running while soaking wet. He calls out Conda, saying he wants her to get first, which gets Megan going faster. Bob says Megan is not the powerhouse of the team, he wants more fight out of her. Megan meanwhile calls this the craziest workout ever. She thinks Bob has downed a can of crazy this week.
Dolvett has his team digging again, telling them this week there is no fear, no doubts, and no excuses. He says his team has to prove they can get the work done. Dolvett says they will be successful on his watch. They finish digging and Dolvett says he's proud of them.
We move to a valley where there are tikis with everyone's names and colors on them, lined up in a straight line. Mark calls it fantastic out here and doesn't care what they do today. Alison has all of them line up beside their tikis and asks if the area is amazing. Conda says typically that challenges make her nervous but not here. Alison says Hawaii is generally viewed as paradise and it would be hard to get focused. However, she has something that will take away that anxiety. This challenge is for immunity.
Kim smiles while Mark says he wants immunity real bad. Jeremy says that he wants to win so he can go back to the beach and enjoy Hawaii. She explains the challenge, saying down across the hill in front of them, are several leis. Their goal is to run down, grab leis, and put them on the tikis of someone else. When a person's tiki has ten leis, they're out.
Jeremy asks if it's necessary to have them run. Alison says there is also a death lei, which can instantly eliminate someone. So it's a challenge designed just to eliminate Kim and Chris as quickly as possible. Conda wants to find the death lei and put it on her own tiki. Me too.
Alison tells Buddy he hasn't been medically cleared, despite having a tiki. This doesn't surprise Buddy, especially with his stress fracture. Still sucks, but I'm pretty sure Buddy will be all right.
And they're off! We see them running down the hill, Kim taking a quick lead. Jeremy says that whenever there is a challenge like this, you'll see where everyone is in his or her alliances. Kim says she feels that everyone wants her out first. Megan gets one and says she'll eliminate anyone she finds to be a threat. Kim puts hers on Chris's tiki. Mark says his goal is to eliminate Kimmy, Megan, and Chris.
Kim puts the first lei on Chris and Mark puts one on Chris. Kim is back again and puts it on Chris. Megan and Chris both put leis on Kim, while Jeremy puts one on Chris. He says if he, Conda, and Mark gang up on the others, the others will be too busy ganging up on Kim. Mark comes back and puts one on Megan. Megan puts a fifth lei on Kim, saying Kim is a big threat. Kim says people are obviously gunning for her and it doesn't surprise her at all.
Kim has four, Chris has five, and Megan has two. Kimmy grabs the death lei and runs into Mark, asking if he wants it. Mark says Kimmy had the responsibility of the death lei, she can deal with it. To the surprise of no one, she puts it on Kim's tiki. Mark points out how stupid it is, saying it makes no sense to put it on a tiki with a high number of leis.
Kimmy shrugs and says it's a game. True, and it's a stupid move. The smart move would have been Mark or Jeremy, who both are fast and have gone after Megan. Kim isn't shocked. Chris now has nine leis, three on Megan, and two on Kimmy. Megan knocks out Chris. Chris says the reason she was taken out so soon has to do with the fact that Jeremy, Conda, Mark, and Buddy have control of the house right now. True, but will the other four notice it?
Megan throws one on Jeremy while Jeremy puts one on Kimmy. He calls this the longest hill ever. We see everyone getting leis and Megan puts one on Jeremy. Conda says she now has a reason to go after Megan. Kim isn't surprised that Conda has none, because Conda gets along with everyone. Wait, what?
Jeremy, Mark, and Conda eliminate Megan. Conda says she, Jeremy, Mark, and Buddy are close so it's no wonder they'd help each other. Some call it an alliance; she calls it a friendship. I call it an alliance. Now Kimmy, Conda, Megan, and Mark are the only ones left. Conda has no leis, Kimmy has six, Jeremy has two, and Mark has one. Kimmy runs back up with one lei, trying to make it up before Jeremy. She says that twelve weeks ago she couldn't have run her way out of a paper bag and now she can make it up a hill. Bring it on.
Kimmy runs at top speed and makes it up with Jeremy. Jeremy says he won't put one on her if she doesn't put one on him. They agree and put both on Mark. Mark goes and puts one on Conda. Now everyone has a lei. Conda knocks Kimmy out of the competition and now it's down to Jeremy, Conda, and Mark. Jeremy asks Conda if she wants to win, and Conda of course says yes. Jeremy, I know she's your sister and all, but you can think about yourself dude. No one will fault you.
More running montage, Mark has seven, Jeremy five, and Conda three. Jeremy says he doesn't know why he lets his sister win things and Alison admits she doesn't know either. Conda puts her ninth lei on Mark, while Mark runs back up to put it on Jeremy. Jeremy walks up with a lei, but puts it on Conda. Jeremy says with Kimmy gone, he needs to use Mark. He wants Mark to do some groundwork for him. Mark says Conda and Jeremy are terrible people and says America is right. Jeremy puts another on Conda's and Mark puts it on Jeremy.
Conda walks up with a lei, asking if Mark is going to put Jeremy out. I expect Conda to put Mark out. Conda instead puts the ninth lei on Jeremy. Why? Mark also does not put Jeremy out, instead putting the eighth lei on Conda. Jeremy hikes up the hill again and says that Mark has done enough work for them. Jeremy finally eliminates Mark while Conda eliminates Jeremy. Ugh, so Conda is immune.
Jeremy says he wanted Conda to win immunity, everything he wanted to happen happened. Alison asked why Jeremy wanted Conda to win and Conda protests. She says that she worked for this. Mark points out that this is the second challenge Conda has been given that Jeremy won. Jeremy says while Conda is on the beach tanning, he will be working out. He thinks if more brothers were like him, the world would be a better place.
Alison turns her attention to Kimmy and the death lei. She says Kimmy had a lot of power, why waste it on Kim? Kimmy says she just "got it done with." Jeremy cuts the crap and says Kimmy did it because she doesn't like Kim. Kim says it doesn't surprise her because she's a threat. Kim says just admit why you did it, don't dance around the issue. The group leaves the challenge. Conda says she isn't going to relax just because she has immunity, but she won’t kill herself either.
Back to the beach. Everyone is lounging around. We see Kim sitting alone. Mark says that in these last few weeks, Kim has pulled more and more inside; he says she feels alone. He doesn't want anyone, even Kim, to feel like that.
Mark sits down beside Kim and says something she said at the challenge really bothered him. Kim does feel alone, she's a target all the time and she's okay with that. She'll fight harder. Mark says that he wants Kim to know that he recognizes her as a competitor and they've busted their butts, so she doesn't deserve to go home. He says the others are playing the game, don't care about the numbers, and are into that drama crap he hates. Mark says he won't vote for Kim.
Kim is most ticked off by the fact she could go out before people who skated through this game, which Mark agrees with. Kim says Mark is the other person fighting hard for this and it's nice to be on the same page with someone. She says she's glad that someone else has noticed the others are being lazy (shot of Conda) and are relying on relationships (Megan and Kimmy) to keep them in the game.
The two decide to go paddle boarding. Mark says that from the beginning of this game, Kim has been alone. For him to be able to go to her and tell her she has a friend, it could be some much-needed extra motivation. Kim says the Weigh-In is tomorrow and she's seen the others not working that hard. Maybe it'll work out.
Cut to our Weigh-In at Pearl Harbor. Megan says it's amazing, while Kimmy has trouble focusing on the Weigh-In because she's so overwhelmed by where she is. Mark says vacation isn't just about being lazy, he's proud about what he's done here. Bob tells us people go on vacation and gain weight. This week they're putting that to the test.
Alison welcomes them and says Pearl Harbor is considered one of the most sacred places to the U.S. military. Behind them is the memorial to the USS Arizona (which, by sheer coincidence, I'm reading about) and beside them is the USS Missouri, the last U.S. battleship ever built. Buddy says it's a very cool moment for him since his grandfather was a fighter pilot in WWII. This is where the war-ending pact was signed. Alison reminds them why they're here and says that since Conda won immunity, she'll go first.
Conda says all she has to do is not gain weight, she's not worried. Conda was at 221 and ends up at 217 for a loss of four. Conda says it was tough to lose. Why? Vacation or not, you've got access to a trainer. Anyway, Conda's percent was 1.81%, but she's immune.
Next is Chris. She says she used to look at working out as a chore, but now she thinks of things like surfing. Working out can be fun. Chris was at 177 pounds and drops to 174 for a loss of three. With her extra pound, she's at 2.26% weight loss.
Mark goes up third. He says it's been unique, Hawaii has been beautiful and he's in a weird place. He's at 204, if he loses five pounds he'll be at 199. He hasn't been below 200 pounds as an adult. Alison mentions the milestone and asks if it's something Mark is looking foreword to. He says it is and he wants it in Hawaii. Mark drops from 204 to 200. He winces and says it's like it's right there but he can't get it. Dolvett says it's still a great number. Mark has lost a total of 91 pounds and tonight is at 1.96%.
Third is Jeremy. He says it's comforting knowing Conda has immunity and he's always certain of his numbers. Jeremy needs six pounds for immunity. He drops from 273 to 266 for a loss of seven. Jeremy says he got what he needed and he gets to enjoy this night while everyone else weighs in. Dolvett says Jeremy is here to win and all that confidence is great to see. Jeremy talks about how he now sees the finish line, and Alison asks what he sees on finale night. Jeremy says he sees himself as the winner and says since he and Conda are safe, he doesn't care what happens tonight.
Megan is next, needing four pounds. Megan drops from 198 to 195 for a loss of three. Megan says three pounds is not what she wanted, but since she usually gains weight on vacation, she's glad it's a minus. Bob doesn't want to hear that, saying Megan pulls back on things. They need to find a way to turn that switch. Megan says she'll come back to the ranch and ignite the inferno. Megan's loss is 1.52%; meaning Chris is definitely safe.
Buddy is next; he needs more than five pounds. Buddy drops from 281 to 275 for a loss of six. He says he's in the final seven and it's awesome. His leg is healing and he's still above the yellow line. Buddy is at 2.14%. Megan and Mark are still in danger, but two people are left.
Next is Kimmy. She says she knows she's giving it her all because if she weren't, she wouldn’t be losing weight. Or she’d be falling bellow the yellow line…. like last week. Kimmy drops from 163 to 161 and says she's happy with it, but Dolvett isn't. He says he likes Kimmy the person but he wants Kimmy the athlete. Dolvett says he sees the happiness as complacent. He wonders if Kimmy is here for Kimmy or for Megan. Kimmy repeats she's happy she gained weight. Her loss is 1.23%, so she will definitely be up for elimination and Mark is safe.
Kim is last. She says she's had a tough week, being here with people who don't like her and are out to get her. It just drives her harder. Kim needs more then two pounds to get safety. Frankly, if Kim can't get two, she deserves to go home. She drops from 176 to 171 for a loss of five.
Kim smiles, which Alison comments on. Kim says she's made herself a game plan and Alison says it worked. Megan and Kimmy both look ill at this. Kim walks off, saying she likes herself more and more each week. If you give her a challenge, she'll win. Kim lost 2.84%, putting her in first place for the week!
Megan and Kimmy are both now below the yellow line, meaning one of them is headed home. My guess is Megan. Alison says they all worked hard this week. Well, except Megan and Kimmy. Kim says the fact these two are here is surprising in itself and this doesn't surprise her. Alison says they're doing things differently, they'll be going straight to the elimination on top of the Missouri.
Kimmy says she wants to stay with Megan as long as she can. Alison welcomes them (even though she never left them) and says after tonight, the only original team left will be Conda and Jeremy.
Alison asks Megan and Kimmy to defend themselves. Megan says it's important for her to stay, and thinks she has a lot left in her. Kimmy, however, says she's within 11 pounds of her goal weight, reminding me how dumb it was to keep her around for so long. She asks to be voted off.
Kim is not letting that get by. As she points out, last week Emily was voted off for strategy, so strategy says Megan should go. We get a montage where Jeremy and Conda both mention strategy. Megan just roles her eyes at Kim. I'm starting to figure out why we're not seeing much of Megan. She's a hypocrite. I know it's her mother, but if you talk about strategy, don't be surprised when people use it against you. Besides, we know Kimmy will be going home, you can relax.
Alison asks Kimmy if there is concern people will choose to eliminate the bigger threat. Kimmy doesn't think so, because she's close to all these people. With that, it's time to vote.
Mark reveals first. He says he's voting for someone who's been a member of his team since the beginning, but as a dad it was difficult to watch Chism leave. It was very difficult to not be able to make that sacrifice, so he voted for Kimmy.
Jeremy next. He says this game is about strategy, and he needs to eliminate threats like Megan. However if he votes off Megan, it might fire up Kimmy. Jeremy can't vote out Megan, especially if it turns Kimmy against him. He voted for Kimmy.
Buddy is third. His head says it makes more sense to vote for Megan but his heart says Kimmy. His heart has decided, he voted for Kimmy. Kimmy is gone. Chris begins crying, which Alison notices.
Chris says Kimmy has become her best friend and she'll miss her. Uh, when? We never saw this. Kim says she respects Kimmy and will miss her a lot. Megan tells her mom she has faith Kimmy will do it at home. Kimmy stands up, there are hugs all around, and then she's gone. Somewhere, a fridge with Kimmy’s name on it goes dark.
Kimmy says she came to the ranch following her daughter. One of the most difficult parts of this journey has been the separation from her husband and rest of her family. One of the best ways to deal with your fears is to confront them. She's a stronger person now. Kimmy says the next time we see her, she'll grab the bull by the horns.
In her At Home segment, we learn Kimmy is now at 154 pounds. Kimmy says she knew that being away from Megan would be difficult. She's still been keeping in contact with Megan by letters. I thought they were isolated on the ranch – what gives? Anyway, Kimmy is now volunteering with a therapeutic horse riding program, teaching riding to people with disabilities. Alright, I love that.
We see Kimmy and her husband Tom getting in a horse and carriage together. She says it isn't easy to lose weight at home but she's got her biggest fan to support her. The Biggest Loser has changed her life and given her a second chance.
Next week, they're going to get cash for each pound they lose. Everyone talks about how much they need it, how much it'll change their lives. Also, we're getting close to the ranch walk-off. I wonder when that'll be coming up.
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