Biggest Loser season 12, week 6: Love on the ranch, Halloween pranks and two dudes in bathtubs — what?
It was a dark and non-stormy night on the Biggest Loser ranch (c’mon, it’s Southern California!). Alison, dressed in a Bride of Frankenstein getup, appeared with a giant cauldron of Halloween candy. The contestants had a weeklong temptation: for every pound of candy eaten, a pound comes off the weigh-in. And the cauldron is hanging in the middle of the kitchen. Yum.
The big change: There are no teams – it’s all for one week, and anyone can train with whoever they want.
Dolvett couldn’t wait to get his hands on all the contestants, especially the big dudes. Bob decided to focus on Bonnie – he respected the survivor in her and wanted to push her. And when Bonnie is pushed, she screams – a lot.
Quote of the week, from Bob to Vinny: “There’s a sprinter in you. Your fat is your fuel.”
After a literal sausage fest in the kitchen involving Vinny, turkey sausage and situps, we journeyed to the living room, where Jessica and Ramon were snuggling together. People, this is a first: It’s the first time in Biggest Loser history the show has acknowledged a relationship while people were still on the ranch.
The challenge: The contestants have 10 minutes to gather apples in a spooky maze. The more apples they gather, the bigger advantage they all get on the scale. But if anyone is left in the maze after that 10 minutes, any advantage disappears. Everyone made it out before the clock ticked down and they grabbed 200 pounds of apples, which earned them a 10-pound advantage on the scale. That was quite an entertaining challenge.
After pranking Bob with the cauldron of candy, he took his aggressions out on them in the gym. And Bonnie was SCREAMIN’. After that, Anna put them through her paces on the tennis court and Dolvett got the worn-out, sweaty bunch for his Pure Energy workout. Did they have any energy left?
Quote of the week No. 2, from Dolvett (who is awesome): “Guys, bring your knees into your chest. Give yourselves a hug. If no one hugged you today, hug yourself – you deserve it.”
We then witnessed something involving Joe, Vinny, Bob and Sunny in a wheelbarrow full of candy.
Then it was back to the lovebirds – Jessica and Ramon, who had a romantic picnic. Words of love were spoken!
Last-chance workout: In the spirit of All for One Week, the trainers dressed as the Three Musketeers. After working out in the gym all day, can you imagine crawling underneath a big sweaty dude like they did? I guess that makes you go faster, huh?
Weigh-in: John has a record to break and they all need to have a combined loss of 90 pounds. If they don’t hit that mark, only one person will be immune – the biggest loser of the week. How’d they do?
- John: 10 pounds — he broke Moses’ record of losing 100 pounds the quickest.
- Antone: 8
- Joe: 8
- Sunny: +5 (muscle? Halloween candy?)
- Jennifer: 4
- Bonnie: 1
- Becky: 1
- Vinny: 5
- Jessica: 4
- Ramon: 2
Elimination: For working out as hard and as long as they did, the scale didn’t show it. Did they workout too hard? John is the biggest loser of the week so he’s safe. Black team has the upper hand in the decision since they’ve never had to eliminate anyone. Before they all headed into the elimination room, the tide seemed to turn against Jen. And that’s exactly what happened – she even had people on her own team vote her off.
The update: Jen started out at 330 pounds and now she is 228. Her stress fracture has healed and she’s a running machine.
Next week: New teams! New drama!