So this is it.
Now that Kim (who we’re all going to miss) is gone, it’s “game on” for the final five. These contestants think they’ve seen—and jumped, and run, and lifted—everything when they have no idea what is waiting for them. To say this week is going to be a gauntlet is an understatement.
You’re about to find out something called an assault bike actually exists.
Things just got real. After Megan (gasp!) was eliminated last week, there are six contestants left—and no more teams. Everyone is wearing the same uniform now. That means they also have to hold themselves that much more accountable for every minute, every rep, every calorie, every challenge, every pound if they intend to stay any longer. Just when you think they’ve been pushed to the brink, think again. This burn is going to turn into an inferno.
The loss of Kat is devastating, particularly for Kim (who is still wiping away tears after the elimination). The Red Team is beyond frustrated. They keep losing members week after week as the Blue Team crushes challenges and gets a boost from the pound advantages they snag. Not that setting the scale back a few extra pounds is always going to mean ultimate immunity. Just saying.
The contestants have had to face the sobering reality that how hard you push doesn’t always show up on the scale. Bob has seen one pound. Bob has seen zero pounds. After so many seasons as a trainer and now the host of The Biggest Loser, Bob Harper has seen just about everything when it comes to losing weight. He tells everyone that stagnating numbers are normal at this phase.
When Kristi says last episode’s elimination was an “emotional roller coaster,” she wasn’t kidding. True that Dom admitted he only gave 90%. That might have been the last thing his team wanted to hear, but they admit to each other that no one always gives a hundred. The roller coaster is only going to pick up speed as the contestants reconnect with family, talk openly about their struggles to each other, and face a weigh-in that has everyone shocked.
You know that mud race there was a glimpse of in the opening credits? That happened.
The Biggest Loser is a transformative show if there ever was one. All of the sweating and squatting means big changes at the scale – but this show is about so much more than weight loss. Biggest Loser legend Bob Harper is back as host and you’ll still find him being a positive force in and out of the gym. Joining him are two new trainers, Steve Cook and Erica Lugo, who are going to take 12 new contestants through the most incredible weight-loss journey ever. (By the way, there will be a mud race this season.)
See photos of the Briarpatch cast at TCA 2020