Biggest Loser Recap: Amy C. Goes Rogue and Votes Out Brady
OMG! Our heart rate spiked immediately on this week’s Biggest Loser: Families when the Blue Team sunk to a new low … which, for them, required a drop below the depth of the Grand Canyon. Upon learning from a somber Black Team that Phil was eliminated, Heba smirked and the ever-graceless Vicky flat-out laughed (cackled). “It’s a win-win-win,” she crowed while the Black Team looked on in shock.
Later, she tells the camera that Phil, the father-of-three with the adorable, sweet wife, is a “sleazebucket.”
Michelle calmly tells the camera “They are tacky. I would like to see the entire Blue Team go home next.” Who in America doesn’t agree? Anyone? Bueller? Jillian takes the Black Team’s mind off things by pummeling them in the gym, and soon after, host Alison Sweeney announces the teams are defunct and they’ve gone to singles. But that’s not all: she also brings them to a surprise weigh-in where, one by one, the eliminated contestants stroll back through the gym door. Emotional reunions between teammates ensue, but Coleen’s left out in the cold as she’s told her father Jerry couldn’t make it due to work commitments.
While everyone’s nervous about the weigh-in, it turns out it’s just for fun. The one person who will be allowed back on the ranch will have to earn that spot in the upcoming challenge. The weigh-in is neat, though, because it reflects the whole season’s journey and not just a week’s loss. Via video, we learn Jerry’s lost 41 lbs. Back at the ranch, Shellay’s down 39 lbs., Tom’s lost 48 lbs. while LT’s down 57. Adam lost 35, Stacey’s down 31, Ed’s dropped 58, and Amy P.’s down 47 while hubby Phil’s total is 68 lbs.
Vicky officially becomes the most unlikeable contestant in BL history when she looks at the scoreboard and sees Phil has the highest percentage of weight loss, and says who she’d like to see back on the ranch: “Anybody but No. 1 on that board would be great.” The gasps in the room are audible.
“I thought it was mean spirited,” Phil says later. “They’re such little .”
From there, his wife Amy flees to her bedroom in tears. Phil heads to the kitchen to confront Vicky, who says, “You don’t deserve a spot back in this game.” Brady muscles in on the conversation and as tempers flare, Phil asks Brady, “Do you want to hit me?” Brady basically says yeah but doesn’t.
We’re praying Phil wins the challenge, strictly to stick it to Vicky and Brady. The eliminated contestants are told they have to step on and off a stepper 1,000 times … the first one to hit the magic number stays on the ranch. It’s immediately a three-way fight, with Ed taking the lead and staying there as Stacey (of the Green Team, voted off in week 1) hanging in valiantly and Phil staying a close third for most of the way. It’s close but Ed wins it, and we feel sick as it doesn’t appear it can get any worse for the remaining Black Team members, because Vicky’s evil plan is complete: With Ed on board, they’ve got five “blue” contestants and only three “black.”
At the last-chance workout, we know the “Black Team” is toast. They know it and Jillian knows it. The “Blue Team” has five votes … and on top of that, they’ve got the two big burly men. Worse still, Ed has immunity that week. “We are in a BAD position,” Jillian says, and explains she’s going to “beat the crap out of them” in the gym.
The weigh-in counts this time, and it’s tense. Heba loses 9 lbs., Coleen 7 lbs. and Renee a solid 7 lbs. Ah, but Vicky can’t just get on the scale and lose weight. Oh, no. “I deserve it,” she congratulates herself when she loses 8 lbs. Sadly, Michelle falls below the yellow line, followed by Brady.
Then comes the shock: the elimination is immediate with no time given to strategize or deliberate or turn against other . They’re told that if there’s a tie, the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss for the week will automatically go home. It becomes apparent to everyone but the “Blue Team” that Amy C. is a rogue figure, and could throw the game into a whole new orbit. But will she?
As she slowly lifts her silver dome to display the final vote, we see… Brady’s name. It’s a beautiful moment, tempered only by the fact we do not see extreme pain registered on Vicky’s face. She’s unhappy, sure, but we would’ve hoped for a full-on attack of rage, maybe a 360-degree turn of the head or some projectile vomiting. Brady leaves in a sort of huff where he pretends he’s fine.
Back at home, he reunites with his kids and tells us he’s gone from a 48-inch waist to a 34, and has lost 100 lbs. Says a tearful Brady: the Biggest Loser “gave two kids their father back.” --Sara Hammel
Tell us: How will Vicky get her revenge on Amy C. for voting her husband off? What will happen to the alliances now what Blue isn’t five-strong anymore?