Purple and Orange. Two colors that don’t rhyme with anything, two teams on a collision course. Last week, power-mad Tracey forced Shay to weigh in for Team Orange. Shay saw that as a betrayal. ”I trusted what you said to me,” said Shay at the Orange-Purple summit that kicked off last night’s episode. ”That trust is broken, no matter what.”
Tracey admitted no malice: ”I assumed that you were just gonna drop this big fat number.” Shay was unconvinced: ”I will be cordial. But I am never going to trust them.” I believe the second part.
Coach Mo claimed that the Orange team was being disingenuous. ”People asking for favors, they’re not giving anything back.” Last week, Coach Mo stayed quiet during his partner’s machinations. The big question for this episode: Would he join in with Tracey’s mad genius? Or would he become that noble patriarch who gave the we’re-all-in-this-together speech in week 2?
In the gym, Jillian stuck to Julio. ”You’re not happy! You’re not 407 pounds and happy! Have you ever been good enough?” Julio opened up: ”Some people jump in a bottle, others take pills. I eat cheeseburgers. It’s my drug of choice.” Julio was full of wisdom tonight. If the Losers were the Justice League of America, Julio would be the Martian Manhunter: powerful, intelligent, aloof.
Dr. H. thought Tracey’s enzyme levels were too high. ”We’re gonna have to shut you down.” Tracey: ”How am I gonna lose weight if I’m not working out?” Coach Mo was supportive. ”I know that I’ll have to carry the weight for the team this week.”
Ali locked up the refrigerator for the week. ”For the next seven days, you’re gonna have to order out,” said Ali. Everyone complained about delivery food. ”There’s melon all over my chicken,” said Julio. ”There’s cheese all over my salad,” whined Danny. ”When you order out, it’s like they don’t read the ticket,” complained Liz. Apparently, it takes three weeks on The Biggest Loser to turn Red Meat All-Americans into Slow Food San Franciscans.
Jillian and Bob: ”We’re gonna go out for a date!” My brain exploded. But then they explained: they were taking the Losers to a Mexican restaurant. ”What Mexican food can be healthy?” asked Dina.
At dinner, Jillian and Bob proved that they are the worst dinner guests ever. Jillian ordered: ”I’m gonna get the dressing on the side. No nuts, add shrimp.” Bob ordered: ”I’m getting the exact same thing, but without the shrimp.” Then they insulted everyone else’s food, and Jillian made Rebecca cry. Some date!
For the immunity challenge, the Losers had to hang onto the side of a rotating platform, which would slowly rotate into a completely vertical position above a pool like some kind of James Bond torture device. It came down to Agent Orange and Allen. ”You ready, Daniel?” asked Allen (aka Superman.) ”Yeah, baby!” answered Agent Orange (aka Batman). The latter had made a promise to himself: ”I went home week 4 last season, and I’m not doing it again.” After a long battle, Allen fell. Orange was triumphant.
NEXT: Which way will Mo vote?