Whitney and Hope were both eliminated in The Biggest Loser Season 17 Episode 2.
Americans spend an average of 11 hours a day in front of an electronic device, so today’s challenge is about those distractions. They will compete in a giant game of telephone to unlock a color combination. Sarah sits out for medical reasons.
Richard takes a seat in front of a TV with colors on it for a while to come up with a strategy, passing on a sentence using the first letter of each color to the next person, who goes through a color filled obstacle course before passing it on to the next, and so on. The first sequence of 7 is fine, but they fumble the order on the next, though only 1 is out of order. Their final time is 25:44, but they only had to go back once, which seems like a pretty good run. Colby on the other team just says colors, which is rather limiting, forcing them do double the laps because it’s a lot harder to memorize random colors than a sentence. Somehow, they have 6 out of 14 incorrect, despite only trying to memorize 4 colors at a time.
Even with the higher number of laps Jen’s team needed, they seemed to finish faster. The amount of ineptness displayed in their memory handed the challenge away. Dolvett’s team has a choice between a phone call home and exclusive use of the gym for the week. The choice is obvious, especially since Jen’s team gets whatever they don’t want. The majority makes the smart choice, opting for the gym.
Unimpressed with his team’s choice, Richard takes their gym time to go off on his own and swim laps.
Bob informs them that nobody will be going to the elimination room tonight. They are celebrating, but it’s obviously a trap. There will be no yellow line. There will be a red line.
Rob: 286 pounds (-3, 1.04%)
Erin: 210 pounds (-6, 2.78%)
Vicki: 210 pounds (-4, 1.87%)
Felicia: 205 pounds (-4, 1.91%)
Lauren: 206 pounds (-5, 2.37%)
Stephen: 277 pounds (-6, 2.12%)
Luis: 267 pounds (-6, 2.20%)
Toy: 288 pounds (-7, 2.37%)
Sarah: 229 pounds (-8, 3.38%)
Jacky: 269 pounds (-9, 3.24%)
Roberto: 300 pounds (-8, 2.60%)
Richard: 280 pounds (-5, 1.75%)
Colby: 288 pounds (-12, 4.00%)
Jen’s team wins the weigh in 2.51% to 2.36%. As the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss on his team. Richard has been eliminated. Well, that’s probably not the result the producers were hoping for when they did a red line. He set out to prove he could lose the weight by swimming. Maybe it was related and maybe not, but in any case, that didn’t happen.
Then we head right to Bob greeting them and talking about changing teams. As the biggest losers on their teams what seems like 30 seconds ago, Colby and Jacky get to keep their trainers, and they get the first pick of contestants, only choosing someone from the opposite team, until the end when they can choose whoever they want because Jen’s team has (had) two extra players.
Jen: Colby, Erin, Luis, Toy, Lauren, Vicki
Dolvett: Jacky, Roberto, Stephen, Rob, Felicia, Sarah
Of course, since they came into this as pairs, some of those pairs are split up, first among them the twins.
Then they immediately jump into the next challenge. Felicia and Sarah sit out for medical reasons, and Toy and Vicki sit out to even the teams. Their task is to build a path to climb shipping containers and grab puzzle pieces to transport. Jen’s team leads the entire time. Their reward is a 3 pound advantage.
This isn’t exactly Survivor, not like the original seasons of this show used to be, but the team split may potentially matter. Toy and Erin are outnumbered on their team.
Luis has not been cleared by medical to even watch the last chance challenge, let alone participate in it. The task is a quarter mile run, allowing Erin to take a lead over Roberto. The next set of people do a mile on a bike. The last people are on Jacobs ladder. It’s looking like Jen’s team is going to run away with the challenge, but then Felicia gets on the ladder and easily beats Toy. The reward is that Jen’s team’s advantage is now 2 pounds, not 3.
This time, there’s another red line.
Luis: 260 pounds (-7, 2.62%)
Roberto: 291 pounds (-9, 3.00%)
Lauren: 202 pounds (-4, 1.94%)
Felicia: 202 pounds (-3, 1.46%)
Colby: 282 pounds (-6, 2.08%)
Stephen: 269 pounds (-8, 2.89%)
Erin: 205 pounds (-5, 2.38%)
Rob: 278 pounds (-8, 2.80%)
Toy: 282 pounds (-6, 2.08%)
Sarah: 226 pounds (-3, 1.31%)
With that result, Sarah helps Dolvett’s team lose the weigh in and falls below the red line. Her father Rob wants to go in her place, but she declines.
From his starting weight of 314 pounds, Richard has lost 43 pounds to 271 today; from her starting weight of 267 pounds, Sarah is down 62 pounds to 205 today.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 17 Episode 4, which airs Monday at 9/8c on NBC.