I found last night’s episode of BL kind of confusing and though OF COURSE I cried at the end, it wasn’t one of my favorites. The contestants got divided up into 4 teams. Jillian’s team, consisting only of Rulon and Hannah, while the others each have 3, get to pick one of the already eliminated players to come back. They pick Jay and Jen is elated.
Bob takes his team to Crunch where Bob leads a spinning class. Jillian’s team gets invited to her beautiful home in Malibu where they do a multi-faceted workout. Brett’s team go hiking and Cara’s team goes, where else, but to the boxing ring. Kaylee realizes she has found the fighter in herself and is ready to go home. Today.
The challenge finds the teams holding pulleys with the amount of weight they have lost. If they let go, the it will fall into the tank of water below it and extinguish their fire. This is a far cry from years ago, when contestants would tread, backwards, high up over bodies of water, and they, themselves would fall…There must have been a lot of problems with challenges that were that daring. I always thought they were way too dangerous looking, but now, with NO danger factor whatsoever, the challenges can get a little dull!
In any event, the team that would hold theirs the longest, would win a video chat with family members. Red and blue are last and though Justin falls out, those incredibly focused, strong girls, Courtney and Jen, manage to be the last one’s holding their weight. Though they win the challenge, they decide to give the prize to the blue team. So nice!
All the trainers push their players at the last chance workout. Kaylee announces that she is really ready to go home. Then comes the weigh in and Jay has immunity, having already weighed in. Here is where I got really confused last night, and am still totally confused when reading a recap. The contestants were told that ONE person from each team will have a vote at the elimination and the person on each team with the highest percentage of weight loss will have immunity. 4 teams, 4 people vote, right? But then…6 people vote and Justin is sent home, after stepping up and saying it was the only thing to do!
When we see him at home he weighs an incredible 225 down 145 pounds. He looks amazing and is happy and proud and is now busy “calling people out,” (I hate that expression–sounds SO aggressive and immature). Then he trains the people he calls out.
Week 12 left me confused and flat. Warning. I may be calling YOU out one day soon.
**If you have a smart phone, you can download the Today Show app for free. Then, you can catch the eliminated contestant on the show the following Tuesday morning. It was pissing me off that I would miss it every week, leaving for work before it would air. No more being pissy 🙂