Brain Dead Dave has kindly stepped up to the plate again to write another The Biggest Loser recap. Thanks.
And over to BDD:
In a quick $hine recap, Shannan once again raises
Ararat's obesity based crimes against humanity and brays
that Ararat collectively needs to lose 26,000 kilos to
remove the shackles of being known as the lard capitlal
We see a quick preview of The Punisher ~ tonight's
challenge. Supermarket Cam informs us that "the
thought of going home tonight makes me sick" and
quickly the editors cut to some footage of Caitlin
throwing her guts up on the Opera House steps. Not
Hayley announces The Punisher.!0,000 steps to be
climbed at the Opera House.They're not very big steps,
either ~but enough to send a wave of panic through the
champions. Mary starts crying because "stairs aren't her
thing" She's paired up with Cal.They'll race in pairs up
and down the steps and the two slowest teams will face
the chop ~ and we're not talking lamb here.
Cal starts like a rat up a drainpipe because he knows
Mary is going to struggle.Cal gets some kudos from
Commando for doing 3 repeat laps "for the team".
Commando tells Mary to focus on her breathing before
he moves on to give some tough love to Shannon, who's
bleating about feeling useless and empty. A little back
story is rolled out here.
Meantime Supermarket Cam and Katrina have put a gap
in the field. Katrina at 47 is flying while Caitlin 17 is
stuggling and we see her again throwing up on the
Opera House steps. "It's just water" cries Shannan.
Caitlin needs to understand that water loading is for
before weigh ins-and not challenges.Some back story is
wheeled out for Caitlin, too.
The champions are starting to drop like flies during The
Punisher. Next to hit the deck is is Natalie and heroically
Craig, the town drunk puts in a triple lap while Natialie
receives some medical attention, recovers and soldiers
Shannon and Jane are currently in last place, while Mary
cops a serve from Shannan Ponton, who barks "hon,less
drama"at her. Matt and Caitlin are doing it tough, too.
So The Punisher for both viewer and contestant alike
eventually ends with a lot of competitors on the canvas
and the two teams facing elimination are Caitlin and
Matt and Jane and Shannon. Supermarket Cam and
Katrina get the chocolates.
We see a tribal council style gathering for elimination
and the big vote off. Hayley explains that for every kilo
the Losers lose there be a kickback in dollars to Ararat to
literally help the town get get off it's arse. This years's
winner will get $50,000,only time will tell if that means
less skullduggery from the contestants. It sounds good.
Cue the drum roll for the big,massive twist as Hayley
keeps the feel good mood going by announcing that if no
one votes for anyone to go home, no one will. It'll be a
There's a lot of dramatic music,tears and suspense as the
vote is dragged out. Katrina and Mary aren't happy
about having to vote people from the same town
out. Journeys have just begun. We're doing it for the
town. Friends for life.
Well, knock me down with a feather. No one's going
home. $hine had me sucker punched all week with
Tonight at 7.30 we should finally see Shannan's dummy
spit, Dr Norman $wan's doom and gloom scare tactics
once more and the "secret mission" of Michelle Bridges.