We’re down to the final four, and the remaining quartet of contestants are heading home. Post-elimination, Sami gives them each a little something. It’s a DVD, I’m sure bearing some sort of terrifying news. Frado gets an extra something extra. He was the Biggest Loser of the evening, which means that he’ll get a visit at home from celebrity chef Curtis Stone. I guess Curtis hasn’t yet met his 350 contractual appearances per season.
Everyone heads home. Elizabeth reminds us that the last time she was home, she fainted. WE KNOW. In Gilroy, California, Ada tells us that she’s always felt invisible, and was comfortable that way. Now it’s a strange feeling that people, including her whack parents, are waiting to see her. In Staten Island, Frado is excited about his new beginning. Wow, Staten Island looks really nice. Is this a hallucination? In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Patrick compares his weight loss journey to the Mississippi River. He travels by boat to his destination, because he’s folksy like that. And then, oh Jesus, there’s some inspirational music over a montage of the contestants walking out of their limos and into their respective parties. Frado shows off his decreased gut to a musical crescendo. Ada hugs her parents, who seem marginally glad to see her. Patrick is king of the world on his riverboat and the ladies who greet him are in hysterics so large that they could pass for audience members on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” show. Elizabeth is, against all odds, still a contestant. All of the friends and family members are impressed, and happy to see their Losers.
Frado addresses his party from atop a balcony, like he’s f***ing Evita. Don’t cry for him, Staten Island, because he never thought about how his health affected his family. Or do, because he wants you to. He announces that he’s off all of his pills, and cries a little. Then he says that his priority is to be the Biggest Loser. Frado’s wife obviously loves him a lot, and is probably really happy that she’s not going to have to be on top all the time anymore. Seriously, those two have crackling chemistry! Meanwhile, Ada announces that she’s lost 79 pounds. Her mom looks really happy, but her dad just kind of scowls at her. I think maybe he doesn’t speak English. She tells her party goers that on the ranch she learned she had to address deep emotional issues. She doesn’t go into details, but says that she’s a happier person. Ada’s mom says that the first time she glanced at Ada she couldn’t believe her eyes. It’s almost like she has a new daughter. A daughter who is going to give her what for later in the episode, I’m guessing.