Tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser filled its quotas with heartache and heartbreak. Trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and Dolvett Quince had to shake up their approaches and three teams battled through another week of nutrition, encouragement, and painful workouts to get to the dreaded scales.
Ten Dollars a Day
The contestants just finished a work out and they marched straight to the kitchen. Jaws dropped and eyes opened wide in despair when they found all of the food banished from the cupboards and refrigerators. All that remained was a tiny slip of paper from Alison to the gang. It simply stated like millions of people across America, they would have to buy their food for the week on a strict budget. Ten dollars a day was all they were allotted and all three teams worked together and came in under budget.
The Color of Intensity
The red team was an obvious target this week because of their past successes. They had won the last three weigh-ins and they were feeling strong and confident. On the other side of the scale were the white team and the blue team. Danni was a team of just one and if she ended up losing this week, it meant not only her fate, but Jillian's. If Danni went home, Jillian would be out as well. Bob stepped up the intensity of not only the workouts but the mind games. He felt certain that the blue team was 100% set up to fail. His team nicknamed him "Drill Sergeant Bob" as he knew his people were running scared.
Five-Pound Coins in a Fountain
Nutrition was half the battle and the other half was fitness. There were two prizes for the challenge this week. The first was a Planet Fitness membership for the contestant and his or her friends, and an irresistible prize of a two-pound advantage or a phone call home. Easier said than done, they had to drag five-pound coins through cold pond water to toss them into a fountain. Danni killed it with her swimming skills and she chose the two pound advantage.
Checking in with the Kids
With the help of video conferencing on large televisions, the trainers checked in with their youngest team members. Bob chatted with Biingo and encouraged him to get outside and play baseball with his friends. Jillian had a heart to heart with Sunny to find out that her goal was to fit into the perfect prom dress. Dolvett checked in on Lindsey and found that she had signed up for gymnastics to tackle her cheerleading goal head on.
Tale of Three Scales
The Blue team was set up for failure and Bob knew it. They all knew it. While he was sweating the weigh-in, Dolvett was all smiles of confidence looking sharp in his grey vest and tie. The red team did well, but it was not enough to beat the color blue. The blue team was up first and their worries melted away like their pounds. They were all safe.
Last but not least Danni's and Jillian's fate hung in the balance. Just as with most past seasons, the contestant goes in with the two-pound advantage and they never needed it. Jillian and Danni got one more week together.
Next it was off to the voting booth to send one person home. Lisa had a strong support system and she was sent packing.