Love to Interrupt
The battle of the bulge takes a
high-tech turn as twelve people who have one thing in
common... girth... will compete to see who can shed the most
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Caroline Rhea
Trainers: Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels
Creators: Ben Silverman, David Broome, Mark Koops
EP: Ben Silverman, David Broome, JD Roth, John Foy,
Todd A. Nelson
Packager: Reveille Productions, 25/7 Productions, 3
Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm ET on NBC
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"Bake Selling Yourself" -
Last week, the show hyped about how everyone lost a
combined 148 pounds. Despite that, someone had to go,
and that someone is Dana. Andrea tells her team that
they are still a family, ad they still have to work
together, while Ryan asks them what the Hell took them
so long. Everyone takes that aback and even members of
Ryan's own team are stunned as Matt says that Ryan's
sense of humor is... well, off. Ryan admits afterwards
that he shouldn't have done that. Kelly says that Ryan
is tired, to which Gary snaps and says that he should go
to bed. After sniping some more, Gary storms off,
leaving a stunned Ryan bowing his head down.
Well, they all do go to bed - except Lizzeth wakes up
early to work out. She sees that Dana got tossed out and
she, as the other light person at 164, knows she has to
do something. Her sister has gastric bypass surgery -
but for her, it's not working, as she is gaining the
weight back. She is going nuts...
...and as the Blue Team returns, so does Bob, who
explains to them that he
isn't here to play a game - he wants them all to lose
weight for themselves. Kelly corrects him by saying that
it is a game, and they need to prepare for it, since
they will not all be here. Gary says that his game is
while Bob, who realizes that, tells them then that they
have to step it up a little. ON the Red Team, the other
Kelly says that she is sore all over, but she is
convinced from Jillian that it's going to be easier.
Jillian, on the
contrary, steps it up so that none of them will plateau.
Lizzeth feels it because she is pissed - and she wants
to kick Jillian in the face, but Jillian tells them that
they won because they worked out more - and that will
show in the results.
David says that he wants to take it easy because he's
older, but Jillian sees this and accuses him of not
stepping up. The rest of the team is aware of that too,
as they all stare at him. They also stare at him during
lunch-time, when they see a mixture of vegetables - and
mashed potatoes and bread. They all take the skin off
the chicken and the cheese out of the salads, but
Maurice strays and munches on the beef brisket - the
fattest piece of the meat. Aaron notices this and says
that if they lose again, Maurice's straying is going to
make him more of a liability than an asset.
The groups convene for the next challenge, which has
sugar, flour, eggs and peanut butter. Caroline tells
them that they will all be having a bake sale, and they
get to make all of the food themselves. For the winning
team, two things happen - #1- they get to relax at the
spa, and #2 - since the teams are uneven, the winner
will decide who on the red team will be sitting out for
the next weigh-in.
The teams start going at it, and David and Aaron
delegate responsibility for each team. The attention
immediately focuses to Maurice, who the blue team has
already seen cheating. Will he cheat again? Kelly keeps
an eye on Maurice as they make the food...
...but Maurice is left to his own devices as the teams
move the food into the court and tries to get everyone
to buy the morsels. David is the closer who takes all of
the orders, while each person on the blue team goes to
sell individual items. Both teams are looking at the
food lovingly, as we see a montage of them staring and
wanting to eat the food. Did anyone do it? We'll see, as
Carolyn tells them that there was one catch - the first
team to take a lick, bite or taste anything, either at
the cooking, or the selling, would lose half of their
profits. Carolyn says that.... NO ONE did it, so there
is no penalty. Yay, teams! Well, that would have been
the killer bulls-eye for someone, but no one took the
Now on to the money. The blue team made $245, and the
blue team made.... $362! The blue team wins again, and
they get the spa treatment, as well as the decision on
who sits out. Kelly says that it's crucial to do that,
where if the red team wins again, they can really
destroy the blue team's chances.
Kelly (blue) is upset that she is going 186 on the
treadmill, while the red team is going to get their
toxins cleaned out. While the blue team is working, the
red team is... laying down. Could the extra activity by
the blue team actually be an advantage for them for the
next weigh-in? Could that extra time being spent
actually help them get their first win?
The red team comes back home... and lounges around while
Gary talks to them about weight loss. The only person
that you have seen work out has been Lizzeth - could
that be an omen? At that weigh-in, Lizzeth is not
included, but she gets weighed anyway. Her weight is...
164. No weight loss. She seems crushed. The team seems
thrilled about it, but could that be an omen to everyone
else's weight pattern? Here are the results...
Blue Team -
Aaron - from 241-234 = -7 pounds
Andrea - from 209-206 = -3 pounds
Kelly Mac - from 210-209 = -1 pound
Gary - from 215-213 = -2 pounds
Maurice - from 423-423 = 0 pounds
Total = 13 pounds
Red Team -
*Lizzeth - from 164-164 = 0 pounds - didn't count
Ryan - from 311-308 = -3 pounds
Dave - from 240-240 = 0 pounds
Lisa - from 226-225 = -1 pound
Kelly - from 227-225 = -2 pounds
Matt - from 288-291 = +3 pounds
Total = 3 pounds
The red team wins, but the bigger shock is not that -
but the lack of weight that everyone has had. Lisa
is depressed because she didn't see the weight, but Matt
is crushed because he actually gained weight and the
tears start falling as he goes back to the team.
What happened? Well, Jillian and Bob both explain that
the first week's loss was more due to water weight, and
they have to do better than that in order to really lose
weight. The real challenge is to lose the bulk of fat.
Jillian tells them to stay the course and to continue to
go for it. You also have to remember that muscle weighs
more than fat, so when they get bulked up, they will
lose less weight. The longer it gets, the tougher it
The red team talk about who to get rid of. Ryan tells
Lizzeth that she's a little girl and she can't lose as
much weight as the other people. Kelly goes back and
says that David hasn't been pulling his weight. Matt,
meanwhile says that he was the one that gained weight,
so he should go home. There's nothing like weight angst
on a show.
Lizzeth is tired of being big, so she continues to jog
and show that she is working out. She has Kelly on her
side, as she tells Lisa that they have to keep her here.
It's going to be 3 vs. 3, and if it remains a tie, then
the blue team decides who's leaving - and it's pretty
obvious that they would go after David.
Kelly is the swing vote, and she notices Dave quitting
too. Lizzeth gives a last second plea to everyone,
noticing how she is busting her ass while Dave is doing
nothing. Dave says that losing weight is relative and
just whistles and he can turn it on whenever he wants -
and he continues to whistle...
...until they get to the Diet Decision room. Lizzeth
says that she earned a spot on the team, while Matt says
that he's there to win. It's time to cut the fat. Not
surprisingly, Dave votes for Lizzeth, and Lizzeth and
Kelly votes off Dave, claiming that Kelly would rather
have Lizzeth's mental prowess than Dave's physicality.
Then there's Ryan, who apologizes to David... and then
votes for Lizzeth. Wha? That pisses off both Lizzeth and
Kelly. Matt votes for Lizzeth, as expected. Lisa is the
last person, and she votes for... Lizzeth, though it
looks certain that she would have switched her vote had
she heard Ryan's vote first. Lisa also sealed her fate,
as the guys are going to vote in a block - and Ryan and
David have sealed their fate as the early villains of
the series. If they return (which I sense they will),
Kelly will be next, then Lisa.
Lizzeth cries and then leaves as her fridge light is
turned off. Kelly tells Ryan that he couldn't be less
classy and more cruel, adding that it's uncalled for.
Ryan says that he's just having fun, but Kelly is pissed
and she storms off. Caroline tells them that they have
the week to reunify, but Kelly's not having it and they
have a long road to hoe.
As for Lizzeth, she says that they will see a better
looking girl - not an overweight one. Since the show
aired, she's lost 9 more pounds, and more importantly,
she's showing her family how to eat better and how to
lose more weight.
In 2 weeks - The teams get back to work, and they lose
more weight. Also - a shocking person gets voted out,
but I am guessing that it's going to be
Maurice, which wouldn't be so shocking since he has
cheated on more than one occasion. Come back to see who
gets voted into office, and then return in 2 weeks to
see who gets voted off the show.