Okay everyone, after last week when Sunny went home to Texas and Courtney went home, we knew this week's episode was going to really take the cake. But what we didn't know was that it was going to actually take the candy - the Halloween candy that is.
The episode starts off with the cast walking through spider webs (okay fake Halloween décor, but you get the idea), and I'm immediately thinking metaphor: Biggest Loser, oh the web you have weaved and now here you are.
Alison comes out right off the bat, spitting out scary Halloween statistics about how much money is spent on candy, how much candy is eaten, etc. All of the hard facts that are unfortunately true. Then to make everything just that much more impactful, she shows the contestants candy hanging from a scale in a caldron and tells them they can have a pound advantage for every pound of candy they eat, BUT they have to lose a total of 100 pounds together in order to be safe or someone will go home. The idea is all for one and one for all. The contestants then start training with different trainers for the week. Jennifer was noticeably missing Bob as her trainer when she was working out with Anna. I mean, who wouldn't miss Bob? No candy and no Bob Harper? This "holiday" was really the week of no treats. Dolvett, on the other hand, was psyched to work out every contestant and was cheesin' hardcore about the opportunity.
In between workouts was another challenge for this week that involved a maze, pounds of apples and pound advantages. The challenge was only 10 minutes though (now that's a treat). I remember challenges on the ranch lasting hours, and I mean hourssssss! The teams ended up working well together and won a 10-pound advantage for the weigh-in.
And then they worked together to play a trick on Bob Harper. Before they worked out. I mean, that's just dumb y'all. If you play a joke on your trainer, you're just asking to get the crap beaten out of you, and Bob gave it to them with a cardio workout with him, tennis court drills with Anna and a prison yard workout with Dolvett.
Also this week, John had a heart-to-heart with Dolvett; Vinny had a heart-to-heart with Bob; Jessica and Ramon were still adorable and are in love; and then it was on to the weigh-in.
Nobody ate any candy, but the biggest shock was that Sunny somehow gained five pounds this week! Everyone else was just happy to have lost some weight, but unfortunately, it wasn't enough; and all-for-one week turned into everyone for themselves when Ali sent them to deliberate because they now had to vote someone off.
All the players pleaded their cases to each other, and Vinny called out Jennifer for not surrendering completely to Dolvett's workout during the week. Once they were in the elimination room, Jen received six votes, and three were from her own Black Team. The players who voted for her said her negative energy was affecting their performance, and they needed to put themselves first; and she was eliminated. It was heartbreaking to see Jen go, but she looked genuinely happy in her Where Are They Now moment, and every girl knows there aren't too many heartbreaks that can't be mended with a new fabulous dress.
Speaking of dresses, I think I have some online browsing to do now... Pilar, do you have any more of those wrap dresses? In purple? ;)
Until next week!
Health & Happiness,