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The Biggest Loser – Hamish is a Protected Species

Hope you all managed to get some sleep following the cliff-hanger ending of the previous Biggest Loser ep. I know I struggled. The tension around that standing-still challenge! The drama when Hamish pitched into the water! The horse-trading between Margie and Simon! We need wait no longer… or, at least, not too much longer, what with unnecessary “previously”s and “coming up”s… to find out who won.

Simon is the one to lose his balance when they shift to one foot, but he’s confident Margie will respect their deal. Seriously, she only has a choice between the blacks and Hamish, right?


Margie has to make a decision between Food, Training and Mystery. She is determined to make Hamish suffer. She chooses Mystery. “Select 1 person who shall not have their ‘weigh-in weight’ included in their teams total weight percentage for this week.” (sic) Hayley advises her to choose wisely, which seems redundant. Oh, and Hamish can’t be chosen, she adds. I think that should have been made clear from the start. He now seems to have a secondary immunity by virtue of being alone. The Reds don’t need to decide until weigh-in.

Back at the house, Hamish thinks he’s vulnerable. Little does he know… Margie returns and reports back and Hamish can’t help but look smug. Grrrrr. I wonder if Margie’s considered whether she can choose a Red, if one of them looks to have floundered this week? Hayley didn’t mention that, did she?


Shannan heads to the bunker because I suspect he is really enjoying the voyeuristic nature of eavesdropping. Perhaps he will quit this Loser game and join ASIO – they always seem to be recruiting… He wants to see if he can confirm his suspicion that the Reds and the Blacks are allied and Margie certainly provides him with all the evidence he needs for that. He probably doesn’t have to suffer through the montage of Hamish taking Temptation, though. That has been added for our edification. Anyway, Margie has a plan: to stop Hamish taking Temptation, she will give Simon the exemption from the weigh-in. Margie interviews, evilly, that she could change her mind after Simon goes on a calorie binge. Will she?


Shannan heads off to confront Hamish, who admits to not training in the mornings. Shannan responds to his emotional outburst by calling him a pussy. This is not a strategy I’d recommend when dealing with a shaky psyche, but I’m no über-trainer. After riding a kilometre in a minute fourteen on the exercise bike, Shannon declares him unstoppable. Well… okay. As long as his confidence is evidence-based.

Tiffiny visits the Whites to introduce them to the “gym of life”! Woo-hoo! I hope no wildlife was harmed. There could be some residual trauma from all the screaming. Maybe a Bondi Vet crossover?

Commando heads into the Black training session with a montage of their weigh-in failures bouncing around in his mind. Such is his mad power, he’s able to project that onto our screens. It’s a Graham-intensive session.


A trail of Ugg Boots, arrows, surfboards, cricket bats and other “Australialiana” lead our contestants to Temptation. No flies on Hamish, he thinks there might be a theme developing. There is!  A semi-circle of barbies awaits our contestants.  Some have food under the lid, one has a Microsoft package, and one has immunity. If immunity is not taken it stays with Hamish, who seems to be perfecting that smug look. Simon is the only one to play. Hamish interviews that he didn’t play because he thinks something might be going on between Red and Black *cough*Shannan*dobber*cough*.

Simon’s first barbie is a 566 calorie burger. What else will he need to eat? Aaargh – another sleepless night awaits!


1 Mia { 03.01.12 at 2:19 pm }

“Hamish is a Protected Species”.

Well, he does look a lot like a wombat. Makes the same noises too.

2 Injera { 03.01.12 at 2:39 pm }

Ah, *that’s* what it is! Thanks, Mia…

3 Chocoholic { 03.01.12 at 2:38 pm }

Hamish is a wuss… he’s desperate – I feel sorry for Michelle, poor girl. It’s like she’s the first girl he’s talked to and now he thinks he loves her… puke
he needs to pull his head in, get a haircut for gods sake and stop moaning and groaning like a 3yo. and yes, he does resemble a wombat :)
just sayin…

4 littlepetal { 03.01.12 at 2:47 pm }

But a wombat don’t whine…….. nor scream

5 brain dead dave { 03.01.12 at 3:56 pm }

A wombat eats roots and leaves… far we’ve only seen Hamish eat.

Good read thanks,Injera.

6 smauge { 03.01.12 at 6:16 pm }

I can’t wait to hear Hamish tell Michelle he loves her and have her go “Oh! Ok…um…thanks…?”

7 mkm { 03.01.12 at 11:58 pm }

“protected species” is so accurate, there is no way the producers are going to allow the competition to continue without a team for Shannon !! I guess without a team to train he might go find Luke on the outside and actually “be with him every step of the way”.

8 brain dead dave { 03.02.12 at 12:04 am }

Luke’s motto is: “Booze For Life” (does Hi five)

Hamish: What lard through yonder window breaks?