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Biggest Loser Families Recap: '80s Week

Biggest Loser Families Recap: '80s Week

Life on the Biggest Loser ranch was a little tense at the beginning of the week, since Amy voted Brady off the show. To lighten the mood, someone decided to celebrate the '80s, complete with teased hair, leg warmers, and lots of blush. Bob and Jillian treated their teams to '80s-style workouts. Jillian's group did some "break dancing"(I put that in quotes since the only thing they did resembling break dancing was a group wave) and Bob, wearing short shorts, led his team in a step aerobics class.

The physical challenge was an '80s health and fitness trivia quiz, performed with the contestants holding 50 percent of their weight in large water buckets placed over their heads. If they answered a question wrong water was added to their bucket, and when the contestants let go, they were doused with water reminiscent of the famous scene in Flash Dance. The prize, won by Michele after bribing her mom to let go by offering her a designer purse, was either $5,000 or giving another contestant a one-pound penalty at the weigh in.

The show heated up as we edged closer to the weigh in, to see who was sent home and how they look now, just


Toward the end of the week, the blue team met in private and Amy offered Vicky an apology as well as loyalty at the next round of elimination. Michele chose Vicky as the recipient of the one-pound penalty, which proved a good strategy since Vicky and Coleen, with only a three-pound weight loss for the week, both fell below the yellow line. It was tense in the elimination room, while waiting for Amy's swing vote to break the tie of two to two. At this moment, I think I even yelled at the TV like an overexcited sports fan. I was extremely disappointed that Amy voted Coleen off the show. Not only would I have been beyond pleased to see the super manipulative Vicky voted off the show, but strategically Vicky poses more of a threat to Amy's chance of winning.

Coleen was devastated to leave but now she practically glows. Just watch this video to see what I mean.

Were you as surprised as I was that Amy didn't vote Vicky off the show? Do you think Amy is going to win it all?


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EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 8 years
Now that Coleen is gone, and Amy annoyed me by keeping Vicky, I'm totally rooting for Michelle. I know she's a long shot but she seems so sweet and positive.
kristints kristints 8 years
I am so sad she's gone! She was my favorite but I'm glad she did so well when she went home.
MizK MizK 8 years
Agree with everyone else here, this decision will definitely come back to bite Amy in the butt. Just knowing that I have to look at Vicky and her b*tch face another week drives me insane! She should have been gone last night. tsk tsk
Jewels2080 Jewels2080 8 years
I'm with everyone else. I was so shocked when Amy voted Coleen off. Vicky treated her so badly all week. I thought Amy was playing the game for herself. Well, she certainly wasn't thinking of herself last night. I could keep going on, but I won't.. AARRGGG!
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
Biggest Loser is my favorite show. I loooove all the reality shows that are competition based (Hell's Kitchen, Project Runway, etc.) but the reason why I loved BL the most was because the producers focused on the weight loss, the nutrition, and the positive message of losing weight. Always, there has been one or two players intensely focused on the game, but moreso making sure they are above the yellow line. This season is so focused on the drama and I HATE it! Vicky is acting terrible and I can't believe that Bob is condoning this behavior. On the other hand, I'm surprised that Amy C. didn't realize that Vicky, Brady, Heba, and Ed DO have an alliance, if it came down to two blue members below the line they would have kicked Amy out no problem. She had the opportunity to get rid of the ring leader- screw "team loyalty", once Vicky WOULD have been gone, only Heba and Ed remained + 3 black team members that totally would have had Amy's back!! I must say that I was extremely disappointed in her decision. I was SHOCKED when it said Coleen. And Vicky had that darn smirk, like she deserved to be there. Do you really think those feelings of "revenge" are gone?? No, and Vicky said so herself. If she becomes the Biggest Loser, I'm going to be very, very upset. What happened to the positivity on this show? All of a sudden it's all about the money, not getting healthy.
bethiesny bethiesny 8 years
I subscribe to the iVillage Biggest Loser Blog, and every Wednesday they post an interview with the kicked-off contestant. So imagine my surprise when I looked at the post this morning and saw... not Coleen. I won't post who it was unless people want me to (I know some people hate spoilers). Also, if anyway has a DVR they should check out the preview for next week - for a split second when Renee is on the scale, they show the board and you can see who is above and below the yellow line.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I missed Biggest Loser this week, but I think Coleen looks SO GOOD now!! I wish I would've seen the 80's reminds me of the Jane Fonda Aerobics tape that my mom had when I was a kid. My sister and I pulled it out a while ago and did it. It was a lot of fun, but the music and the outfits were SO CHEESY!!!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Amy is an idiot. I HATE Vicky!!!! Also, good on Colleen!! But how is she a size 10!? She looks more like a 14. No offense.
rebeccakamel rebeccakamel 8 years
i don't really understand what amy was thinking either. The show would've been so much better with both Vicky and Brady gone and the people that actually want to be there for the right reasons would be there, with much higher chances of making it to the end. I hate the Heba, Ed, Vicky group and they definitely need to be split up...Amy lost the one shot all of the other players had to do that last night...too bad.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
Amy's a fool for thinking Coleen and Vicky are equal threats to her. If I remember correctly, Coleen has lost fewer pounds than Vicky recently. And of course, Vicky's attitude totally sucks. Her nastiness came out full force last night when she was pissed at Amy for voting Brady off. Heba of course has nothing to say because she's got Ed back. I used to love Bob so much but he seems so lame this season. I hate this season in general. I hate that I keep watching this show.
mamamuffin mamamuffin 8 years
Amy fell for the subtle yet always there Bob guilt trip.
ep24 ep24 8 years
big mistake... she def should have voted off vicky... what was she thinking? if a blue team member has to go, amy will be voted off in a minute. i thought she got her head straight last week, but i guess not.
mannylove mannylove 8 years
Definitely a bad move by Amy to keep Vicky! I don't know what she was thinking. Also, she was very close to Coleen since the made no sense personally or strategically! Very frustrating, plus I can't stand Vicky anyway & was so rooting for Coleen to win it all! Honestly, with the group that is left I don't know if I'll watch much until the finale, mostly to see the home players and how they all did. Not excited for the remaining people on the show, though rooting for black team all the way!
twinkles twinkles 8 years
I was so proud of Amy last week (for voting Brady off), and SO disappointed in her this week. I can't believe she voted Coleen off...what a disappointing episode. And for her to say that Coleen is a bigger threat than Vicky? Ridiculous.
mesawillow mesawillow 8 years
Coleen is my inspiration. I'm so sad to see her go. Sadly, I missed last night's episode because I was out on a reward night for my own fitness plan. Size 10 - here I come! You go Coleen!
wiggle wiggle 8 years
Seriously! What was Amy thinking!
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
I was livid, beyond livid that Amy did something so incredibly stupid. Who rewards someone for treating them like dirt all week like that?!? She's never going to win this game now, she just sealed her own fate. I mean the first chance they get, the Blue team will get rid of her. Vicky has never been a team player and never will be. She wasn't ever going to accept the apology no matter what. This was just another disheartening episode in an incredibly disappointing season. Bob has lost all of my respect now. He should never have let Vicky get this far without reining her in. Jillian would never have put up with Vicky acting like this and it is so disappointing to see Bob allow Vicky to act like one of the most manipulative, maniacal people ever. If she goes on to win this game NBC can kiss their ratings goodbye. I can't see anyone else wanting to return for another season of a show that rewards such awful, truly awful human beings. I mean its obvious that Vicky cares little about losing the weight, she's just interested in the money. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if she puts it back on in the near future. It's all about the money to her. And yes, I was screaming at my television last night too.
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