Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
The Video Wall
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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"Cup Cake Crisis" -
We see the 5 minute recap of last week's 90 minute
episode - and then the recap of the Blue Crew tossing
out their strongest member. The girls all hugged, while
Gary was staring daggers at Mo, who he thinks stabbed
him in the back when he voted for Aaron instead of
Andrea. Gary was upset that Mo didn't keep his word -
but Mo says he has no regrets. He doesn't, because it
makes him now a 'must-keep' member in the group.
But try telling that to Bob the trainer, who comes in
the next morning and is shocked that Aaron is gone.
'What's Kelly doing there?' He's stunned that Aaron is
gone, and Robert wants to know what happened. Andrea
says that no one wanted to communicate and Robert pretty
much bitch-slaps all of them, adding that if doesn't
have a vote, but if he had one, Aaron, who has done the
most for the team, would still be in the game. He tells
them all that since the strongest player is gone, they
all have to step it up, or the red team will pick them
off one by one.
What infuriates him more is that four of them are
playing as a team, and one of them isn't. That one
person is...Mo, who is sitting there and eating while
Robert is talking. That's rude. Robert doesn't think
he's committed to it and he doesn't know if Maurice has
even learned anything. Mo is wondering why he's getting
yelled at - well maybe it's the fact that you are the
male who weighs the most - but who has lost the least
amount of weight.
Robert decides to take it out on them by doing steps
relays. All of them have to run up and down flights of
stairs. Gary goes up full throttle - but then has to
back out because of his knee. Mo also sits on the
sidelines because of his ankle, so Bob punishes the
women. Bob, however, is happy that the women were going
at it - and he called them the next strongest people in
the group. BY the time Bob was done, they were all
exhausted. 'They saw another part of Bob today.'
The physical aspect is not the worst part. After the
women were done, Bob tells them that they made a huge
mistake in the voting, adding that they are dead in the
water. Andrea says that there was nothing that they
could have done, but Bob says that Mo and Gary couldn't
move and they certainly could have changed Mo's mind to
vote off Gary. Bob tells them that they will have to be
tougher than ever, and Kelly and Andrea tell him that
they will do it. A sobbing Andrea is comforted by Gary
as she now wants to leave, but Gary, of all people, tell
her that she is still there because she deserves to be
there. That was very important that Gary starts the
healing process, and even Mo says that if they go down,
they will go down fighting.
Not everything is fun and games on the red side either.
Jillian says that the girls still need to learn that
they need to eat in order to lose weight, and Kelly adds
that Jillian gets on them of not eating enough calories.
Jillian says that they will get results - as long as
they listen to her.
We focus on the walking wounded - and Bob says that he
knows what body areas he can push as he can work around
the injury. Jillian agrees, adding that if Dave's foot
is bothering him, then he can work on his upper body and
lose weight that way. Cut to Gary and Mo doing upper
weights as well...
...and cut to a mountain of cupcakes. Attached to the
mountain is a sign, saying that the person who eats the
most amount of cupcakes in 15 minutes gets a dinner on
the beach with a loved one from home. The women say that
they will kill whoever eats a cupcake. After
deliberations, they decide to draw lots - the person who
gets picked eats one cupcake and wins. The dot-winning
draw was picked by....Dave, who eats one cupcake. The
group who didn't win was wondering if someone would eat
2 cupcakes and send Dave over the edge. Maurice gets up
to get a cupcake - and the women scream at him to put
the cupcake down. Badgered by the women, he puts the
cupcake down - though he says to the women that he was
joking, he does make a note of the daggers and admits
that he was THIS close to cheating.
Close - but no cigar, as Dave gets to meet his wife, Tia.
He knows that his wife will be honest with him and let
him know if he has lost weight. She says that he looks
thinner, healthier and happier and they end the dinner
with some huggy time. AwwwwBarf.
The next morning, the group comes over to a big building
- 74 stories worth, to be exact. This is the tallest
building west of the Mississippi - and the teams get to
climb it. The team that gets up all 74 stories gets a
nice helicopter ride - and determines which member of
the Red team (since they are up, 5-4) gets to sit out.
Since Mo and Gary are both out with leg injuries, the
women will be going to the blue team. The guys have to
sit out Kelly and Dave for the red team, so they have to
randomly select someone to sit out. That person
is...Ryan. Matt and Lisa will be going for the red team,
and Andrea admits that they may be playing for survival.
The race begins, and Kelly on the blue team thinks that
because of their steps workout earlier that they may
have an edge. They start up running, but at the 19th
floor, it turns into a walking race. The blue team gets
to the water break on the 25th floor, while the red team
is at 29 and rising. The blue team gets to 29 - and
that's when Lisa of the red team stalls out. They get to
the 34th floor when Kelly gets claustrophobic and
suffers a panic attack. She quits and Matt thinks that
the mental part of the challenge got to Lisa. She's
complaining about the anxiety while the doctor takes her
blood pressure - but she insists on continuing. She
doesn't get there, as she gets taken away in an
The blue team, on the other hand, give each other praise
as they compliment each other up the stairs. Kelly says
that she didn't panic, and that helps them complete the
stage. They get there and the blue team wins, causing
Dave to curse on camera. Oopsie.
The helicopter comes to the blue team to take them on
the helicopter ride. Maurice wants absolutely nothing to
do with it, so he is left on the roof of the building as
the other three take the ride over Dodger Stadium. Upon
landing at the house, they got to see Bob, who are
relieved to see that they won. Andrea and Kelly talk to
him about their intervals and they said that it was huge
to them. They said that the red tam didn't finish
because they had...'issues'.
The red team issues including Lisa getting taken to the
hospital, and Matt tells Jillian what happened. Lisa
apologizes and says that there was nothing that she
could do, but Gary and Matt both say that neither of
them are upset. On camera, Lisa was upset at Matt for
going at his pace - and not caring about her. It didn't
matter what Matt said, Lisa was going to be offended.
She continues to whine about it and she starts to play
the martyr card when she starts on the treadmill, but
Jillian is having none of it. 'It's one thing to not be
able to complete a challenge. It's another thing to not
accept responsibility for your own issues.' Well said,
and even Ryan said that Matt couldn't possibly win in
Lisa isn't the only person who is getting annoyed - both
Kelly and Dave are getting annoyed by Matt's antics. 'I
don't want to have to deal with it'. Matt goes after
David for being two-faced, but it seems like Dave
doesn't nearly have as many detractors as Matt does.
This could spell trouble for Matt if red loses...
The next morning, both teams do cardio, and both
trainers are upset that the people in training aren't
pulling up to snuff. Robert is concerned about Kelly not
putting in 100% and Jillian is worried about Dave, who
isn't doing anything while everyone else is working out.
Even Mo and Gary are working out and Dave isn't.
Jillian says that Dave is dogging your injuries. Dave,
who hears Jillian ranting, confronts her, saying that he
is 40 years old. Jillian says that he is hurting the
team more than himself, and now the team is taking
notice. He says that his ankle is hurting him, but Kelly
is wondering how your ankles are affecting his arms and
abs. Dave continues to get into it with Jillian,
accusing her of going after his integrity - and then he
ends the conversation, storming off. Jillian just sighs
and puts her head in her hands.
Next up - the testimonials. Lisa wants to stay around.
Matt is shocked that he lost 36 pounds. Blue Kelly is
trying to take everything day by day, while Red Kelly
says that you have to do this for you. Maurice is
starting to look at this for the money - but the main
idea is to be healthy. Andrea likes the blue team's
morale. We'll see hoe good the morale is...
at the weigh-in. Let's see how they do -
Blue Team -
Gary - from 206-195 = -11 pounds
Andrea - from 200-192 = -8 pounds
Kelly Mac - from 204-194 = -10 pounds
Maurice - from 415-401 = 14 pounds
Total = -43 pounds
Red Team -
**Matt - from 274-264 = -10 pounds - weight loss doesn't
count for the weigh-in.
Ryan - from 294-281 = -13 pounds
Lisa - from 213-207 = -6 pounds
Dave - from 233-225 = -8 pounds
Kelly - from 215-211 = -4 pounds
Total = -31 pounds
Mo does a jiggly victory dance and the blue team wins.
They even it up the personal with the red team, who now
have to boot off one of their own. Dave realizes that
his @$$ is on the fire, and he is thinking many moves
ahead. He talks to the women - and Ryan talks to the
women as well, campaigning against Dave. Kelly is
concerned, because she only lost 4 pounds. Lisa doesn't
want to go back to the old version of her. Matt says
that this is life-altering for him - and he doesn't want
The morning of the elimination, Matt goes to talk to
Maurice, who tells Matt to get rid of Lisa, and tells
him that strategy would have him get rid of Dave next.
Matt says that he hates strategy, but Maurice says that
he will hate it more if he is watching this from home.
Mo has a point.
Matt goes to Dave to make sure that he is in the
alliance. Dave says that he is - but he says that Matt
is the person wavering, as he doesn't know what woman to
get rid of. Dave tells Matt to let him know what the
plan is. A happy Matt leaves, while Dave says, 'stupid
boy. stupid, stupid boy.' Well I guess Matt is in
...but we'll find out exactly how much trouble he is in
as it's time for the elimination. Lisa says that she
doesn't think that the team blames her. Ryan says that
he feels good - but there's always a chance that he
could be the sucker of the table. He isn't - but Matt
may be as Lisa, who can't take Matt anymore, votes for
her stair-running buddy. Predictably, Matt votes for
Lisa. Matt has a smug look - but it quickly disappears
when Ryan says. 'This person would never lie - but
unfortunately, I had to lie to them.' Ryan votes for
Matt - and Dave follows suit, eliminating Matt. The last
vote doesn't need to be seen, but Matt wants to see it -
and he sees that Kelly voted for Matt as well.
Seeing that everyone voted for him, he goes on the
verbal barrage. He accuses Lisa of stabbing in the back,
but Lisa astutely points out that Matt voted for her.
Matt then says that Lisa goes around the house and
speaks crap about him, but Kelly jumps in and says that
Matt's lying and Dave adds that Lisa makes him feel
pretty good. I'll leave that comment there, and Matt
leaves everyone else at the table.
Well, personality-wise, that may be a good move, but
strategically, that was a huge error. Like the blue
team, you don't get rid of the person who has carried
the team. Matt, who lost 46 pounds, is grateful for the
experience. Matt says that Jillian is one of the few
people who wanted to see him succeed - and he'll never
forget that. That's pretty sad that one of the most
important people in your life is a trainer that you've
only known for 4 weeks, but Matt isn't sad - he's lost
an extra 22 pounds and is still not smoking.
You can't say the same about Jillian, as I expect that
next week she will be as steamed as Robert was when
Aaron got booted. The bonehead move last week didn't
hurt the blue team - we'll see if the red team can say
the same in 7 days.