Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Biggest Loser: Redemption

First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who responded to yesterday's post regarding Mean People. It's great to know that I have such a support group online (and y'all know that I'm there for you too)!!! That's the main reason I blog. I know there are people going through the same struggles as me, and while we don't really know each other in real life, we can support each other.


So... I love this week each season when they bring back the old contestants and weigh them in. I was even happier to see Philip and Amy come in first and second place, but then we knew that it didn't really matter, that who ever won the challenge would get to come back. Also, during the weigh in, we saw Vicki's true side revealed. Not that we didn't know there was a b!tch in there, but to openly taunt Philip? What a psycho. I have to say good for Philip for standing up to Vicki and Brady and to tell them that they aren't helping, and to see Stacey say how she wondered how things got so ugly since she left. (I particularly enjoyed Heba trying to tell her that it wasn't that bad... it was all Philip's fault. uh huh)

The challenge was the following: Using a step, be the fastest one to reach 1000 steps. OMG. That sounds like hell. And you could totally see that some people were half-assing it throughout the challenge. But Ed and Philip were neck and neck, until Philip tripped (which seriously, how do you do that?) But what got me was Brady and Vicki's reaction to his spill--- the friggin laughter. Are you kidding me??? That's when I started getting angry. And that's also when Stacey started showing her threat. It made me so sad when she didn't win. She started slowing down towards the end, which is when Ed was speeding up. So, Ed won his chance to return, as well as immunity for the week.

The weigh-in was interesting. They had all the women weigh in first, and Coleen and Purple Amy pulled off some impressive numbers. Unfortunately, Michelle was the first to fall under the yellow line, followed by Brady. However, Ali pulled out a twist: there would be no conferring between the weigh-in... they would go straight to the voting room. I thought this was excellent, mainly because you knew that Purple Amy was considering not voting for Brady. And in the end, she didn't. And because there was a tie, the person with the lowest percentage weight loss was sent home... AND IT WAS BRADY. That was the best part of the whole episode. I'm glad Amy started thinking strategy, and that getting rid of Brady was going to help her. Although, from the previews for next week, it sounds like Vicki goes off the deep end (what's up with her REVENGE note?). I just hope it's her next week, and I'm glad that things have evened off a little bit in the voting scheme of things.


Chrissie said...

This season of The Biggest Loser sure has been interesting. It definitely keeps you on your toes. In a way, after last nights rude remarks it really turned me off to the show, but I wonder if that is for the ratings. I, of course, will continue to watch the show. I am glad that Amy C stood up for what she believed in but I bet there will be revenge next week.

c said...

I have never felt so inspired to write about an episode of the BL until now. I can't believe there are adult women out there that act like that. I love how Heba acting like it's all Phil's fault. Okay, maybe he did do something we don't know about but it's a game! I was so glad to see Brady go. It was in Amy's best interest to vote him off. There is no way the other 4 would have kept her if it was between her and another blue team member.

Whew. Also, I was excited to see Ali from last year return. I wish they had shown more of that. I was disappointed they didn't show the photo shoot like they normally do.

Cammy said...

Stacey was awesome! I was not only impressed with her incredible effort, but also with her emotion at realizing that she IS an inspiration to so many people. Great moment for her.

I say we get together and launch a strike against the campus to kidnap Vicki and keep her off the show. I don't mind strategy, but I abhor meanness. It's so ugly.

Just_Kelly said...

That was a CRAZY episode. I didn't see Amy's vote for Brady coming so I was all "OMGOMGOMG! Vicki is going to KILL HER!"

I seriously worry for her.

It's funny because even Bob seems a little repulsed by Vicki. She's just... slimy.


RooBabs said...

I am continually amazed at how the drama keeps building every week- just when you think the poop has hit the fan, it goes above and beyond!

I thought it was great that Phillip and Amy were top at the weigh-in, and while Vicky was chanting "anyone but Phillip" for the challenge, I kept chanting, "anyone but Ed". I couldn't believe how horrible that scene was where Phillip confronted Vicky- Yikes! And for everyone else to get dragged into it (not blaming Phil, though) and to see Vicky, Brady and Heba like that (and Heba trying to blame it all on Phil- whatever!!!)

I was disappointed that Stacey didn't win the challenge, but I thought it was hilarious that the 2 big boys lost less weight than all the girls. It will be interesting next week to see what happens with Ed, and to see Vicky's revenge rampage (besides, I thought her plan was for her and Brady to win both prizes, so one of them would have to go home before the final anyway).

Oh, and I'm also intrigued to see how Bob reacts to Amy voting to send Brady home. Hopefully he will see that it was a smart thing for her to do.

Marcie said...

Vicki is crazy! She just looks evil, too. I'm glad Amy voted for Brady...was happy to see him go. But seriously, Vicki needs booted next week!

There was a point in the episode where I said outloud something like "oh, Kiki's gonna be pi$$ed!" but I can't remember what it was now! lol...