The Biggest Loser Recap, Commentary and Rankings: Why Did the Walkers Walk?
Recap, Commentary and Rankings by RTVC Senior Staff Writer Donna Emery
April 20, 2012
Eliminated, as opposed
This week on the Biggest Loser, the contestants decided the producers had proposed one game twist too many, and threatened to walk off the set.
Instead of the normal challenges of the week, we got to see the aftermath of the group’s decision to leave the show.
The episode began with cameramen searching the contestants’ rooms to find them; and realizing none were there.
Next, they were telling Bob that the contestants had decided to leave the show.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
The men told Bob the contestants had heard the producers were bringing back eliminated contestants and that the contestants were up in arms about it.
He was – temporarily - speechless.
C’mon, Bob. You finally had a chance to legitimately say, “Never before on the Biggest Loser…” but you didn’t say it.
He went to get Dolvett, and brought him out to the patio where all five of the remaining contestants sat. They didn’t look angry. They looked resolute.
The trainers tried to convince them to finish what they’d started; to remember they had signed up to play a game; to look the returning contestants in the eyes and show them how it’s done.
They were firmly told that it’s none of their business. “This isn’t about you,” Mark told the men.
I can’t imagine how the trainers felt. I’m sure none of them imagined any contestant would feel this way about a game twist.
Bob mused that “twists happen all the time, and eliminated contestants are brought back, each season.”
But all of them sat quietly, with the grimness of Teamsters in negotiation. They weren’t gonna go to the gym. They wouldn’t listen to the trainers.
Even if they were bribed with Jenny-O turkey on Subway flatbread; washed down with Brita-filtered water and with Larabars for dessert, they were done.
They wanted to walk out, and they thought the producers were extremely unfair. They thought only the five of them were worthy of being finalists for the title of Biggest Loser.
None of us in “audience-land” know the whole story of what happened. There must have been a lot we didn’t see.
We didn’t hear what the contestants.....
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