Last week, the trainers were off campus to
work with the captains for a week. The end result is that the Whites and
the Reds pushed on their own, while the Blues took the week to
comparatively slack off. In the end, it was still not enough for the
Whites, who are now left with only Danni to represent them.
As we begin this next phase of
At the Ranch, the contestants are STILL
in disbelief about the last elimination. Can Danni possibly pull off the
impossible and win on her own?
The next day, we see the players
post-workout and hungry. Yes, people eat on this show. No, people will
not eat on this particular episode, because it's time to go grocery
shopping, per a note on the fridge. "Hi guys! (exclamation point) As you
can see, your entire kitchen is empty. Meet me at the grocery store down
the street to find out why. See you soon! -Ali."
... Thanks a lot, host.
CHALLENGE #5: Healthy On a Budget
Eating healthy doesn't have to break your
bank. To prove this point, each loser is going to get $10 a day to buy a
week's worth of food based on what we've learned about nutrition so far.
And you'll have 15 minutes to do so. Anything over budget either time or
money-wise will have to be surrendered.
REDS: $276 ($4 below budget)
BLUES: $348 ($2 below budget)
DANNI: $61 ($9 below budget)
To see the shopping list for each team,
go to BiggestLoser.com.
And at mealtime, it's all about the art
of the deal. But Gina and David are making their own deal, as the Blues
are set up to fail. David says that he doesn't have an alliance with
anyone. Wait for it...
Halfway into the journey... and it's time
to go to work again. "This is where the pain meets the pain." Thanks for
that, Dolvett. The Reds have won three of the last four weigh-ins. They
are targets. The Blues are "absolutely" set to lose the next weigh-in.
There are five of them. You need to start right now in order to keep the
team whole. As for Danni, Jillian's going to get her working... and Alex
of the Blues besides, because she's slow going and needs the extra
FOLLOW UP! Nikki left in week one of her
own volition and got a makeover for it. So far, she's lost 50, and if
she plays her cards right, she's got another 50 ahead of her. TC, on the
other hand, was eliminated via Red Line. He's lost 80 pounds so far.
Meanwhile, Alex is "over it". And Bob
gives her a tongue lashing over it. She has no idea what's going on, and
it's pissing her off. "Good!" She needs to do something different in
order to change or confuse her body into winning this week.
Over at the treadmill, we're seeing
Jillian as we've never seen her before... human. Like Gordon Ramsay and
Simon Cowell before her, she puts up a tough front, but it's only
because she cares about your success that much. Same can be said for
each one of the trainers, really. In fact, Bob challenges his team to
fuel their success with anger.
While they're working their tails off,
let's look at how our kids are doing. They're going to be setting goals
and game plans to achieve those goals. Lindsay has joined a gymnastics
center to get her cheerleading skills back. Sunny is looking toward
getting a new prom dress. Biingo has been going to the gym, but he's
still struggling running with his boot. That's no excuse. He can
practice safely. All three can. They've got to keep it up, keep moving.
We've come a long way, we still have a long way to go.
"Challenge accepted." That's a show on
another network, Biingo. But still, your drive is legen, wait for it...
Back at camp, Chef Devin Alexander
(C-Note: No relation) shows us that eating healthy can indeed taste
good. You want the recipe, you know where to go. Fun fact: a loaded
Southwest sweet potato (with Greek yogurt in place of sour cream) has
HALF the calories of a regular baked potato, and to prep four servings
will only run you about $16.
Blue Workout continues, and Alex is...
still plodding. She needs Bob to scream. Bob screams. Like a
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrr. He also screams at Gina as she's still
thinking about gamesmanship from David. She needs to learn how to handle
pressure, because it's everywhere. The Reds go for a walk, and it's a
good walk in that Jackson hasn't been choking on his own sick for about
CHALLENGE #6: Coins in the Fountain
A month at Planet Fitness is $10*. The
winners of this challenge will get ten years of memberships to give to
family and friends* AND a choice: a 2-pound advantage on the scale OR a
chance to call home.
*home club only. Enrollment fee and
annual membership fee applies. See club for details. Planet Fitness paid
a lot of cash money for their name to be on this show, the LEAST they
can do is offer something for it.
Each team has a fountain in the center of
a pond. You have to fill it with 10 coins for each member. First team
back having put all their coins in the fountain wins.
David has not been cleared medically to
participate, so the Blues will field four. The Reds will also field
four. Danni is an army of one. And just so you know... the "coins" are
actually five pounds a piece. Which isn't that heavy, but you know...
WINNER: DANNI (WHITES). Now will she take
the 2 pounds or the phone call home? She takes.... the TWO POUNDS.
Now let's look at David's leg. "It's
better." The MRI shows a fatty knee for one, then cracks in the spongy
bone. He's had a meniscus injury on that same leg, something Bob wishes
he had known before. But David doesn't really like to ask for help or to
make excuses. He needs to come to terms with his emotional issues or all
of this time at TBL will be for naught.
This week's CHALLENGE AMERICA has Chef
Devin going to Bay High in Cleveland, creating a healthy breakfast on a
budget. Recipes on the website.
Danni wins the challenge... and Jillian
is scared. She wins a challenge, she loses a weigh-in. That's the
belief. Let's see if she can break that ... by breaking Danni. (cue Ivan
Drago saying "I must break you"). And thus begins the LAST CHANCE
WORKOUT! The Blues are worried about hitting the high numbers, and
thoughts are everywhere except where Bob wants them to be. Sweat is the
name of the game today. He wants to see complete and utter misery. Jill
wants to see Danni really push herself to succeed.
Tonight, the teams will determine who
will be eliminated from this week. The player with the highest
percentage weight loss on the losing team will be immune.
Joe: 299 (-11)
Francelina: 224 (-7)
Jackson: 280 (-8)
Lisa: 209 (-5)
LBS LOST: 31 (2.97%)
BLUE (needs to lose more than
Gina: 197 (-9)
Michael: 371 (-13)
Jeff: 329 (-13)
David: 253 (-10) - SAFE
Alex: 207 (-10) - THE BIGGEST LOSER of the Week
LBS LOST: 55 (3.90%)
WHITE (Danni needs to
have lost four pounds in order to beat the Reds)
Danni: 213 (-9) - SAFE
LBS LOST: 11 (4.95%)
Congratulations, Danni, you didn't even
need the two pounds! But that victory comes on the back of the Red Team,
who will now, for the second time, vote to eliminate.
Joe, as the player with the highest
percentage weight loss, is immune. In the event of a tie, the other
teams will return to vote.
Jackson - LISA
Lisa - JACKSON
Francelina - LISA
Joe - LISA
EPILOGUE: Lisa has lost a total of 37
lbs. since starting at the ranch. Since being voted out of the game,
Lisa has gotten down to 170. She's going to take what she's learned and
use it to teach her special needs students and her family to get active.
She plans on becoming a trainer for the very people she's pledged to
more information regarding this episode, go to
www.biggestloser.com. To apply to be a contestant on "The
Biggest Loser", visit the
official website at nbc.com/casting.