"I Want to Be a Lifeguard"
- November 30
Thanks to the Christmas Tree special, the show is only
running one hour. Thanks to the success of the show,
we've had some extra time to see what the eliminated
contestants have been doing with their lives.
We start with Matt, who has lost a total of 68 pounds.
Wow. Lizzeth has only lost 9 pounds, but what she has
done may be even more important - she has her family on
the diet plan and they have all lost weight.
Congratulations to both people, who have certainly
learned from the show.
That brings us to the 7 people who are left in the
house. Matt, Lisa and Kelly leave the room of dietary
judgement, as the blue crew realize that Dave is gone.
With that, Kelly Mac goes after Ryan, asking him if
there is a coalition to get rid of all of the women.
Well, obviously not, as they just got rid of Dave. Ryan
did say earlier though that the women were the weaker
sex and the women call him on it.
Kelly goes after Ryan until Gary stops her, asking why
is it that she has to press every issue. When she starts
pressing on him, he tells her to leave Ryan alone. That
shocks Kelly Mac, as Gary reminds Kelly Mac that she
brought him into the conversation, and they get into it,
while Ryan just realized that he now may have an ally
later on in the game. Hmmm...
The red team goes to see Jillian, who wants them to all
do 500 sit-ups, 500 push-ups, 500 lunges and 500 squats.
She divides the tasks to everyone, telling them that it
may seem impossible, but they can all figure it out as a
team how to do it. Jillian is very impressed by Lisa,
who complains, but does it like a trooper. Lisa says
that she is proud of everyone, as they accomplished the
The blue team talks strategy. Kelly tells Gary that he
needs to be less paranoid and that Mo, who hasn't been
staying on the diet plan, has to be the next person to
go. Gary trusts them - but when she adds that if he goes
crazy again she'll change her mind, that gets him
concerned. Mo says that he is concerned about his
stomach and he needs to take a break. Mo tells the blue
team that he isn't going on the run because his stomach
Robert talks to Mo, who is going to not run. Robert says
to not ask him for any favors as the rest of the group
goes out. Kelly tells him that he can feel insulted as
she is projecting her feelings about Mo to him, adding
that what Mo is doing sucks. Robert is wondering if he
failed him and Kelly is sympathetic to him. Robert says
that Mo is easily frustrated - especially since he only
lost one pound on the last weigh-in.
Robert decides to talk to Mo, who doesn't think it's
fair to have all of this pressure on him. He says that
they need to pull their own weight - but they have last
week and Mo only lost one pound. Robert apologizes to
MO, who says that he is the one who should be
apologizing. Robert tells to Mo that if he gives
everything to Robert, he will give everything to Mo, who
says that communication is the key. They share in some
huggy time - but Mo still doesn't do the run.
Jillian shoes them more than exercise as she gives them
all lessons in label reading. Lesson #1 - read the
number of servings that you get with each item. Lesson
#2 - dietary fibers are GOOD fibers, so subtract them
from your carb count when you are counting carbs.
Reality shows do educate, after all.
Both teams meet up at the beach - not for education, but
for the challenge. The teams have to run a lifeguard
training course, which consists of moving 20 medicine
balls, running past markers while carrying life
preservers and a sprint run. The first person to grab
the flag at the end of the run wins the challenge.
What's up for grabs - a complete makeover at Umberto's
at Beverly Hills and who on the blue team sits out the
The blue team has to randomly pick who will be sitting
down. Gary really hopes that it's Mo, but it's Kelly,
the strongest runner on the team. Uh-oh. So you have a
guy with a knee ailment and a guy who didn't run earlier
to run now - that spells trouble. It spells a lot of
trouble when Mo is walking instead of running while the
other team is going at break-neck speed. The blue team
doesn't complete the ball task until the red team is
almost done with the life preservers as the red team
wins. Andrea has had enough, as she blows up at everyone
and Kelly adds that she is voting for MO if they lose.
The red team goes to Umberto's for the makeover. While
they are getting their hair cut, the blue team works
out. Gary holes that Ryan comes back bald, but he
doesn't. Kelly is stunned with how pretty she is
becoming. None of them want to come back to the room,
because Kelly thinks that Kelly Mac is being negative
towards everyone. Immediately Kelly Mac goes after
Kelly's hair (which calls it a Rachel haircut, which was
fashionable in the '90s), and you can see that Kelly
isn't making friends with anyone.
The red team talks strategy about the weigh-in, which is
next. The women are very concerned about Andrea, who
feels good about herself. The women want to see the
scale reflect their hard work, while the men don't want
to go home. We get to said scale right now -
Blue Team -
*Maurice - from 400-389 = -11 pounds** sits out.
Kelly Mac - from 190-181 = -9 pounds
Andrea - from 185-178 = -7 pounds
Gary - from 190-186 = -4 pounds
Total = -31 / -20 pounds
Red Team -
Ryan - from 278-262 = -16 pounds
Lisa - from 205-196 = -9 pounds
Kelly - from 211-197 = -14 pounds
Total = -39 pounds
The red team's thought that Mo was in for a big week -
and they are right. Mo feels good about 47 pound weight
loss. Kelly can't remember the last time she was under
190. Ryan does a sexy dance while Gary has to lose more
weight then both of the red team's ladies. Lisa is
thrilled that she is under 200. The red team celebrates
when Gary doesn't surpass them, because Kelly isn't
going to gain 7 pounds. The Red Team was a powerhouse
this week, and the power of positive thinking works.
The blue team is downright negative right now, as they
have to get rid of one of their own. The red team asks
Gary what would happen if they force a tie, as they
would like to 'split people up'. The splitting up would
be to eliminate Kelly Mac, as she is a negative
influence on the house. By doing that, it gives the red
team an edge, because then they keep the physically slow
Mo in the game. It also gives Ryan a bonus edge, because
then the women won't have the numbers to eliminate the
men one by one when this becomes an individual game.
Gary says he'll think about it - and then leaves.
Robert comes in to talk to the blue team, who tells him
the situation. Rob says that the team needs to be happy
with what they have done - and to not give up. Kelly
says that no one deserves to go home, while Gary wants
to stay and be healthier. Mo says that he is learning a
new way of living and still has unfinished business
here. Andrea feels that her self-worth has gone up and
that 'can't' is no longer in her vocabulary.
Unfortunately, 'Elimination' is now a word in her
dictionary, as we get to the voting segment of the show.
Andrea says that their bond is tight, while Kelly says
that she's upset that someone has to go home. Her vote
is for, of course, Maurice, and she cries while doing
it. Maurice isn't crying at all as he votes for Kelly,
adding that he had a pact with 2 of his teammates.
Andrea apparently, wasn't one of them, as she voted for
Mo. Gary says that it's a game, and hence votes for the
tie. He apologizes for doing it, because that now puts
the vote into a tie situation. Kelly calls him a snake,
but says that if she was outsmarted, than that's a good
The red team now comes down, and they can select ANY
person (not just Kelly or Maurice) to be eliminated.
Ryan is the spokesperson for the red team, and he says
that they choose to eliminate, due to personality
conflict.... Kelly Mac. With that, they leave, and Kelly
says that she felt disposable. She says that it would
have been easier if they all put her name down, but she
is still out, and upon leaving, she tells Andrea to kick
At the epilogue, she says that you realize that you
could do things once you believe in yourself, as she
says that the show is a path of self-discovery. The red
team is right when they said that they thought she could
lose a lot of weight - she has lost a total of 63 pounds
and is now enjoying the search for clothes.
Did the red team do the right thing? It seems that Ryan
did, as we see that next week, it's every person for
themselves. We'll see in 7 days to see who gets Pagonged
first - and if we find out what happens if there is a
tie this time around.