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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"The Pyramid" -
Last week, after the blue team eliminated Aaron, Bob,
their trainer, made them pay. At the end of last week's
episode, the red team eliminated Matt, and I have the
feeling that Jillian, their trainer, will make them pay
just as severely.
Before we get to see what happens, we get testimonials
form the eliminated players. Dana bought new clothes.
She is down from 175 to 155 - 20 pounds. Nice job. Aaron
is now much skinnier than where he was, as we see him
with his girl Sara. He went from 261 to 198 - a whopping
63 pounds. Nice.
With that, we get back to the aftermath. The loss of
Matt leaves Ryan happy that he's still there, and leaves
both teams at 4 members each. Mo thinks that the blue
team is more unified than the red team - and he is
right, as the women and men on the red team seem
The women are still upset at Dave's perceived lack of
effort, and Ryan calls Dave on it. Ryan accuses Dave of
lying to get rid of Matt, and he sees that he needs to
jockey alliance with the women. Dave says that he has
integrity when he needs it, and he calls it a game. Dave
says that there's nothing Ryan can do to help or hurt
his chances - He's dead. Is it just me, or does Dave
look like a bald version of the Gamemaster Kevin
The blue crew are beyond squabbling, as they get
together for yoga. Gary is impressed with the workout,
as he has brought asthma medication that he hasn't had
to use yet. Mo is happy about being the biggest loser,
while the women want to continue to lose weight.
Jillian calls the team over and says that the team has
to be responsible for their actions. She understands the
team's decision to get rid of Matt, but that means that
they have to trust her more. She goes after Dave, who
couldn't even beat Gary. Dave says that he's willing to
do anything - as long as it doesn't tax his body. Wha?
Ryan agrees with my assertion, and he is wondering how
they will win with Dave on the team.
Jillian ties them all together and forces them to jog
together. Dave quits the group with a bad ankle, which
upsets Kelly, because she has a bad ankle too, yet she
is running. After Dave leaves, the group has...fun? They
are all having fun, and Ryan notices that there is no
negativity because Dave isn't there to complain. Ryan
becomes attached to the women as they all bond over the
hike - without David, as Ryan makes that point. The
women notice this as Ryan makes his pitch to them. Hmmmm....
Over on the blue side, Mo and Andrea do cardio workouts
while Kelly and Gary play with the ball. They notice
that it's the half-way mark, as they do weights and talk
strategy. Kelly Mac and Kelly continue to do weights as
Bob notices that they have all been stepping to the
plate. He vows to push them all even harder - especially
Mo, who gets discouraged quickly. After his workout, Bob
takes Mo for a hike, and Bob tells Mo that he needs him
to lose a lot of weight this week. While Mo is whining
about his hike...
Kelly and Lisa on the red team are whining about Dave.
They say that they now have the power, equating Ryan and
Dave as their servants. That's a major power shift from
2 weeks ago, when they were at the mercy of the guys.
With that, the red team does a food exercise with
Jillian in terms of what to have. Jillian reminds them
that it's not only about what to eat, it's what portions
to eat. Jillian talks about them going after the
vegetarian dishes, beans and proteins - and to avoid the
carbs like potatoes, coleslaw and sauces. Jillian is
happy with what they have learned as they leave to go
That night, the women discuss how far they have gone.
They are amazed on what they have learned and they have
had boosts in self-esteem. Lisa says that her goal of
going to 140-150 is now a reality, while they say that
the program can work - to be mentally strong as well as
physically strong. They vow to continue to push 100%,
and that makes me wonder if we will see a girl power
alliance as the game winds down.
GIN the morning, however, the red and blue teams have to
go back to their original alliance. Both teams go onto
an empty stage for their next challenge. Caroline Rhea
is in front of them - and in front of a curtain. As they
draw back the curtain, they see a buffet of junk food.
Each team will have 30 minutes to create a 'Tower of
Temptation'. The team that creates the biggest tower
wins. By the way, you can only use your mouth. To the
winning team - a trip to COMP USA for $5,000 worth of
equipment - each. Nice.
As the challenge begins, Dave, who has a construction
background, tells them that they need to build a solid
foundation. That seems to work as they get a base down,
while the blue team creates a base of shaky rolls.
During the competition, the blue teams runs around
leaderless while Dave becomes the de facto leader of the
red team. The lack of communication costs the blue team,
as they are putting stuff on the tower - that falls off
and brings other foods with them. With two minutes left,
Gary tries to get a lollipop on top of the stack. It's a
great idea - but it doesn't work as the lollipop and the
cheese attached to it come tumbling down. The red team
wins the challenge - and the goodies.
The red team goes to COMP USA as they collect their
goodies. They are escorted to he back of the room, where
they receive another reward - a video presentation from
their loved ones. Kelly's dad, Lisa's family, David's
wife and kid and Ryan's wife and brother (who says that
he has lost 14 pounds) all tell them how much they love
them. David says that they really are a team as they all
share some huggy time as the walk off of the viewing
The red team thinks that they have a mental edge - and
they tell the blue team about the messages from their
families. Mo said he was crushed - but it's motivating
to work harder. Ryan tries to pour it on by saying that
he is thinking about how his team could have done better
in terms of winning - but Andrea and Kelly are both
getting peeved at him and all Ryan is doing is
motivating the other team. Gary gets on him as he calls
Ryan an ass and even Dave thinks that Ryan should keep
his mouth shut.
The blue team convenes, and after calling Ryan bad
names, they look forward to the weigh-in. Ryan says that
he is trying to be friendly, as he tries to schmooze
with them, and Dave hopes that the girls see how
transparent that Ryan is being. The other strategy, of
course, would be to just win the weigh-in. After we hear
confessionals about how little everyone says they are
going to lose. Let's see how they do...
Blue Team -
Gary - from 195-190 = -5 pounds
Kelly Mac - from 194-190 = -4 pounds
Maurice - from 401-400 = -1 pounds
Andrea - from 192-185 = -7 pounds
Total = -17 pounds
Red Team -
Dave - from 225-219 = -6 pounds
Lisa - from 207-205 = -2 pounds
Ryan - from 281-278 = -3 pounds
Kelly - from 211-211 = 0 pounds
Total = -11 pounds
The blue team wins! Andrea is the biggest loser as she
is the first female biggest loser. The red team is
stunned as Dave, the person who was maligned, was the
biggest loser on the team. Gary puts it the best - 'The
computer package will be a nice consolation gift for
Could anything have changed if Matt was still there?
That's what the red team is thinking as they get up the
next morning. On the blue side, Andrea and Kelly rejoice
as they can finally put on old clothes that fit them -
and not have to worry about the drama of elimination.
The red team goes and announce what happens to Jillian,
as Dave, who has been at odds with Jillian, has a smug
look on his face, saying that his work effort has bit
Jillian in the ass. She feels close to them - and she
doesn't want to lose any more people. All of the red
team wants to stick around, especially Ryan, who knows
that he wouldn't be able to do all of this if he was
back at home.
Dave is proud with his accomplishments - but he is
getting annoyed with Ryan. He complains to the blue team
about Ryan, but the people he needs to talk to is Lisa
and Kelly. He then talks to Gary and Maurice about his
strategy - and then tells them that he has lied on
occasion. Uhhh...aren't you proving Ryan's point, Dave?
With Dave's confusing rant out of the way, everyone
comes in with their trays as Caroline talks to them.
Caroline asks Dave if he has lied. Dave says that the
only person who hasn't lied has been...the scale. Heh.
Ryan says that his personalities has changed as well, as
his emotions have taken control.
With that, we start the voting. Ryan says that the team
concept has gotten closer - and one person hasn't been
part of the team. That person is...Dave. That's not a
surprise - and it's also not a surprise that Dave votes
for Ryan. How will the women vote? Will they vote for
Ryan because of their alliance with Dave, or will they
vote against Dave because they think he's been slacking.
Kelly answers it by saying that they need the strongest
team members to be on the team in order to stick around.
For that reason, she votes to eliminate...Dave. Everyone
expects both women to vote the same, so if that's the
case, then Dave is going home. Lisa says that she has to
vote off...Dave. So the women do remain unified and Dave
is eliminated. Dave's response - 'I guess I bet on the
wrong horse.' Ouch.
Ryan looked smug on the vote. Dave said that she
supported Lisa and he was surprised. Lisa says that she
did - but he stopped working and the team can't to lose
any more people. With that, Dave leaves. He says that he
will miss the place and he starts tearing up. Well, if
only you had that attitude in front of everyone else,
then you will still be there. Dave says that he will
lose 185 pounds before the show is over - and will match
the $250,000 if he isn't at that weight. So far, he has
lost 19 pounds - only 15 more to go to make the 185
Next week - we get more results from people who are no
longer off the show - and results from people who are
still on the show. Tune in at 9pm - or come back here in
7 days - to see the results.