March 06, 2012 08:43 PM by Lisa Princ
Last week on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, the contestants were sent home for 2 weeks and were offered immunity if they lost 5% of their body weight while there. Unfortunately, Chism Cornelison did not lose 5% and he was sent home automatically. This week, the teams switch trainers, and of course, that meant more drama! Oh yeah, and the Anaconda was back in full force! Read on for all the highlights!
The Biggest Loser kicked off tonight as Mark discussed his disappointment with the other contestants about Chism leaving the ranch last week. Dolvett Quince tried to be supportive of Mark, but made sure that Mark knew that there was a reason he was still there, and Chism would benefit from his knowledge. Then, Alison Sweeney came in and announced that the teams were switching trainers this week. Before the remaining contestants could even absorb that information, Alison then informed them that the winning team would be the only voters in the elimination room this week.
And then the drama started as Emily, Chris, and Cassandra started to have meltdowns about, gasp, the possibility of training with Dolvett – I mean, what could be more tragic? As the girls wallowed in their self pity, the red team jumped right into a workout with Bob Harper, and Bob was loving every minute of the fresh blood! Bob Harper, who had not had a chance to really chat with Buddy this season, had a heart to heart with him, and we learned more details surrounding the death of Buddy’s daughter. Buddy told Bob (and us) the heart-wrenching story of learning that the baby would likely not survive (during an ultrasound), but he and his wife refused to give up hope. After many brain surgeries, Buddy lost his baby girl around 6 months of age.
Poor Dolvett could not get anyone, with the exception of Conda, to show some excitement for being on his team this week. Dolvett had a plan though: he was going to spend some quality bonding time with the girls. Dolvett Quince treated the ladies to a day at a ballet class, and in complete devotion, Dolvett surprised the ladies by donning a pair of tights and joining them – although we are not sure anyone was paying attention to his moves! The girls were thrilled, and we all got to see Dolvett’s behind. Meanwhile, Dolvett was also focused on Emily, who seemed to be struggling greatly with the loss of Bob.
Trainer switch on The Biggest Loser did not come without a challenge! This week, the teams would be digging for weights in a huge mud puddle. The first team to find 40 weights would win the challenge – and a two pound advantage at the weigh-in! Megan, who comes from a farm, seemed the most comfortable with this challenge, while Emily struggled with this – she must be a clean freak. The red team had a lead the entire time, but the black team started to catch up at the end. They were neck and neck, but the red team was able to pull off the win, giving them a two pound advantage.
Of course, the fact that the other team would be choosing the eliminated player this week, weighed heavily on everyone’s minds. Kim, Emily, and Cassandra formed an alliance and, for whatever reason, tried to get Conda to join them. That was probably the dumbest move yet as they all knew that Conda still had her brother in the house, so she would not take down the guys as they wanted to. Not to mention Conda is the biggest blabbermouth we have ever seen on The Biggest Loser, and she ran straight to Buddy and Jeremy with her knowledge. This is what kills me about Conda…one week she is someone’s best friend, and the next she is talking crap behind their backs.
Buddy was not about to have any of that nonsense though, and he went straight to Mark and Jeremy to fill Mark in, and decide what they wanted to do. They decided that telling Conda was not a good move, and that if the black team lost, one of those girls would be sent home. Buddy, Mark, and Jeremy knew that they were the biggest threats in the house, and given the chance, those girls would send them home in a heartbeat. The teams had a last chance workout with their new trainers, and this is how the teams fared at the weigh-in:
Dolvett’s Black Team
from 205 lbs to 204 lbs (-1)
from 231 lbs to 228 lbs (-3)
from 185 lbs to 184 (-1)
from 199 lbs to 195 lbs (-4)
from 175 lbs to 172 lbs (-3)
Bob’s Red Team
from 289 lbs to 282 (-7)
from 169 lbs to 167 lbs (-2)
from 215 lbs to 213 lbs (-2)
from 186 lbs to 182 lbs (-4)
from 294 lbs to 289 (-5)
With the extra two pounds, Bob’s team won the weigh-in…his red team this week. That meant that the all-girl alliance was up for elimination, but Emily was safe because she had the highest percentage of weight loss. As they sat around pleading to the red team about why they should not be sent home, Kim interrupted and asked that they all think with their hearts and not just their minds – another attempt to keep Cassandra on the ranch.
At the elimination table, a few of them sugarcoated their reasoning, but we knew darn well the real reasoning behind the votes. Mark and Kimmy voted to send Cassandra home, while Jeremy and Kim voted for Chris with Kim claiming that Chris was not a tough competitor. It all came down to Buddy at that point and his vote was to send Cassandra home! Cassandra is doing well at home, and is looking forward to the finale – can’t say that we will miss her though, it will be quiet without her dramatics next week.
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