Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Biggest Loser Season 9 Episode 9 Recap: Oh My Aching Heart!


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As the show starts the contestants meet up with Allison for a pop challenge.  This challenge is a head to head competition where contestants answer trivia questions based on the most current Biggest Loser book.  Can you say advertising?  The winning team gets picked up via limo and taken to the Four Seasons Hotel for an evening at the Spa and a dinner at the Chef’s table.

The losing team will have to clean the gym and the kitchen on the ranch.  I guess these contestants habits are rather gross since the show is making the contestants fight to keep from cleaning the house.

The Blue team wins the challenge and is immediately taken to the spa.

Some of the on the spot interviews of the contestants were classic!  Darrius looks particularly lovely with his green facial mask and red curly hair.  It is one of the most memorable visuals in the history of the show.

Help Me Help Myself

The workouts pick up in intensity and Jillian has her seasonal ‘You’re worthy’ conversation as she mediates a Mother – Daughter Come – To – Jesus moment with Ashley and Sherry.  It is absolutely amazing how the Biggest Loser helps both the helper and the helper to see a different side of themselves.

What’s Cooking Good Looking

As Michael goes home to handle a family emergency the rest of the contestants have a cooking challenge with Chef Curtis Stone.  For some reason the ladies are gaga over him.

In classic Food Network Top Chef fashion the contestants are informed that they will have prepare an appetizer, entree and a desert using a total of 12 ingredients in only 30 minutes.  It is probably a good thing that they cleaned up the kitchen or they would have died from some type of food borne illness.

Chef Stone judges each teams dish based on nutrition and taste. The Black Team wins the challenge and will receive a 5 pound advantage at the weigh-in.  This will be nearly insurmountable on the scale.

Leave More on The Gym Floor

During the Last Chance Workout Bob gives a classic line as he tells his team – “All we need to be thinking about is sweating”

Jillian explains to us that for her team – “It’s back to beatings as usual.”

Shoe In On The Scale?

After the Black Team weighs in with some lackluster numbers the Blue Team comes through with amazing numbers to simply crush the Black Team.  Sunshine of the Blue Team loses more weight by herself than two of the ladies from the Black team lose combined.

In one of the most profound moments in the shows history Michael shares that working out while he was in Chicago was his way of getting away from the pain of his Grandmothers illness.  Wow.  Did you catch that?  Not food.  Not television. Not sleep.  Working out.   The internal change for Michael is truly taking hold.

As you could easily anticipate the Black Team sends home Sherry.  Sherry’s transformation and continued success at home is nothing short of amazing.

Between Ashley and Sherry’s relationship, Michael’s Grandmothers health, Sherry dealing with her husbands death and some of the milestones reached by the Blue Team members on the scale this was the most heart wrenching episode to date.

Great Great Episode.  And I don’t say that often.

Next week the contestants go home and spend time with their families.

Talk to you soon and remember,

There’s A Winner Within You!

Pete Thomas


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