Fun episode of Biggest Loser, with the challenge being a pentathlon, (5 events) and teams being history–every man and woman for themselves, now and the inclusion of the dreaded yellow line at the weigh in. First event was a vote–each contestant voted (privately) for who they thought should win and get 7 points, and then next 6 points, etc. The results would not be revealed until just before the weigh in. Event 2, a race on the tennis court, that would have the players running and placing covers on pegs of other players that they wanted eliminated, Sunny coming in first. Event 3 was nutrition trivia, which I enjoyed playing…and I loved the first question. Hope all the anti- carb people listened and learned…the body’s best source of energy is always carbs!!! Antone rocks this event! Next, it’s time to hit the pool where each player will pull themselves across while sitting on a float…falling in means your out. Bonnie falls off but the rest make it across, while Sunny gets across the most quickly and earns the full 7 points. Event 5 includes Olympic champ Apolo Ohno, who does the Subway product placement pitch and then comes the final event, a recreation of the 1 mile run they did the first week. Ramon, who is in last place, wins this one as Apolo helps encourage him (and all the players) to the finish line.
At this point the challenges are over and Sunny is at the top of the leader board, Bonnie at the bottom. It is time for the weigh in, but first the results of the first even have to be added in and Antone comes out on top and wins the best of all prizes, immunity! Bonnie is a the bottom and gets a 1 pound disadvantage. I was ok with that.
Everyone had a great weigh-in. Sunny blew up the scale with a 9 pound loss. She is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I like her and think she could take the whole season, though my heart is still with the long-haired, tattooed, 27 year old. Becky and Bonnie fall below the yellow line and it is up to the others to decide. Bonnie surprised me when she asked the others to send her home and keep Becky at the ranch, and they do as asked. We see Bonnie’s fridge light go out, and she let’s us know that when we see her again she will have a new knee and a new life. She came to the ranch at 254 pounds and is now 186, hoping to lose another 24 pounds by the finale.
I have been aching for Bonnie to go home all season, yet I still cried seeing her leave and seeing the new improved her walking in the Buddy Walk for Downs Syndrome. Next week, it’s all about Thanksgiving. I expect I will shed more tears.
Worst part of last night’s episode…Dolvett throwing the ball at John while he was working out. What? Why? Literally made me want to throw up. Sorry. I found it abusive and I can’t handle abuse. It is NEVER appropriate. I also happened to hear that Anna won’t be back next season because she doesn’t gel well with the contestants. Could be a rumor?! If that is the case, I hope Dolvett is out, too. Bob Harper–he could handle all of them at one time! We’ll see.
Looks like the make-over episode is in 2 weeks. I can’t wait!
I enjoyed the entire episode. Lots of challenges, a few mind games and lots of healthy competition.
Dolvett confuses me, there are times that I really like him, when he is open and supportive of his team, and times that he is just selfish and mean spirited.
RE: Anna, I read an article that sounded like her “people” confirmed that she will not be returning next season.
I was surprised by Bonnie’s generosity to Becky and also surprised (but pleased) that everyone appeared to be sorry to see her go (although EVERYONE voted for her!)
All in all – a very good well balanced episode.
Bonni – Loved Tuesday night’s 7pm class (I have no idea what to call it 🙂 but it was so exactly what I need each week. Everything else I do is at the top of the intensity spectrum and I LOVE having Tuesday’s stretching and mindfulness to look forward to.