Let's start by talking about the Red teams good luck at the pop challenge?! I mean, it's a combination right? they were busting their butts to get around the lap to have as many chances as possible, but, they picked the right cards too. But man, what an impossible position to be in.. no one would have understood being assigned the '2 lb penalty'. that was so tough.
For me, I really got to know several teams better at the challenge this week. to see how emotional they were about phone calls home... it really got to me hearing Sam talk about his family. And Koli explaining why he assigned certain teams the chance to call home too. Another tough decision. In fact, I saw that Stephanie was really sad not to have been chosen, though, i think she completely understood why they made the choice they did, it was hard for her. I spoke to her a bit, and that's what she meant on the scale when she hugged me and said 'thanks for everything' ... we had a good talk. :)
The final version of this week's episode didn't even begin to cover how uncomfortable that weigh-in was. for everyone. the green team weigh-in was just tense. I mean, emotions always run high on the scale, which is completely natural. BL ranch is a place where emotions/feelings run high for most people anyway. But that was a pretty harsh exchange. And certainly that elimination was unbelievably frustrating. I am always sad to see people get eliminated, but I imagine my feelings were running similar to what the contestants felt with Migdalia. Her behavior made it seem as if she didn't care about being there, and that is really difficult to hear when I meet people every day who want the opportunity so badly. When she finally explained that she felt her mom needs it more, it made a lot more sense and I'm glad she took the chance to share her thoughts with everyone. And I hope she really kills it for the finale!
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