Helloooooo Episode #2!!!!!! All I have to say is... (insert my best Bob Harper voice)..."Good morning, good morning, good moooooooorning!!!" In all the seasons of watching The Biggest Loser, I have NEVER laughed so hard. I think more Americans would get out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to get in a workout if they were roused by Bob Harper with a bullhorn! Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself.
We start Episode 2 with a Temptation Challenge... can we say brutal? Wow, it's only Week 2 people! So, the lovely Alison Sweeney tells the teams that they will each have three minutes to stand over a plate of donuts. The team that eats the most donuts will get to choose their gym time for the week. Not only do they get to pick their own workout fate, but they get to dictate the times for the remaining teams as well. As the camera shows the contestants in the donut booths from hell, we see the struggle unfold. It's funny with these temptation challenges... most of the time the contestants are not tempted by the food, but mostly tempted by the game. The food is just the vehicle. So, in the end, the Blue Team, aka "oldies but goodies," think they have it in the bag. Then John from the Black Team eats over 30 donuts. Game over. The Black Team not only wins the Temptation Challenge, but they get to assign gym times for the other teams... for the WHOLE week. The workout times break down like this: Black team - 5:00 a.m., Blue Team - 12:00 p.m., and Red Team - 9:00 p.m.
I personally LOVED the physical challenge this week. The challenges that combine strength of body and mind are the most fun to watch. So, if you didn't watch, it was a HUGE floating maze in a pool. Each team had to choose four players to step on the float and guide their ball through the maze using their own body weight. Bravo, challenge team... this is a good one. Each team gave it a great shot, but in the end it was the Black Team that was victorious... by the skin of their teeth. This was a big win with an even bigger prize. We ALL know Week 2 usually means low weight loss across the board. It is the week every contestant dreads on the ranch. The prize was a two-pound advantage on the scale for first place, a one-pound advantage for the second place team, and third place zilch. Even though the Red Team was squeezed out of the win by mere seconds, they still walked away with a pound. Unfortunately, the Blue Team probably needed an advantage the most this week, but left empty-handed.
The weigh-in went down without too many surprises. The Black Team once again wiped the floor with everyone, with the Red Team behind them. The Blue Team was once again left standing alone at the bottom. It was Johnny with his two-pound weight gain who was voted out by his teammates. I did feel so bad for the Blue Team having to go to that elimination room two weeks in a row, but it was the right decision to let him go. We are once again left with the reminder from Alison that even though people are being voted home, it's not the final word. Johnny, as well as the others who will be voted home, will get the chance for vindication at The Biggest Loser Marathon. It will truly be a fight to the finish!
Okay, what are your thoughts?? Are you liking the season so far? Do you want hot Bob to wake you up for workouts with a bullhorn and a song? Tell me about it in the comments. If you have questions for me, leave them in the comments, and I will try to answer some next week! Talk to you soon!!
Health and happiness,