They’ve been teasing it all season – the episode where the final five contestants make an unprecedented move on “The Biggest Loser” and revolt.
The reason is because the contestants have heard about the show bringing back past contestants and one of them getting a chance to rejoin the show and now the current contestants want to quit because they see that as unfair.
It’s actually rather fascinating to watch this play out, since viewers are rarely given such insight into the behind-the-scenes goings-on of a reality show.
Trainers Bob and Dolvett are pretty floored that the final five are pulling this stunt since this is the way the show works most seasons, so they try to have a talk with the contestants, but the contestants really aren’t engaging with the trainers.
The trainers argue that because this isn’t a new twist to the show, nobody should care. But just because it’s something the show does doesn’t mean they have to like it. Plus, they point out that it hasn’t been done this late into the season before. We cannot say with 100% certainty that that’s true, but it sounds right.
The final five eventually sit down with Allison Sweeney and a lawyer, one at a time, to explain their decision. The lawyer says the rules did say all the eliminated contestants would be invited back to compete to earn a spot in the finals. Hmmm. Were the rules that specific?
It turns out they were that specific. Boom. Lawyered.
That doesn’t change how the final five feel, though, about someone who has lost being allowed to win the grand prize. In the end, Mark (95 lbs lost) and Buddy (143 lbs lost) quit the show, while Jeremy, Kim and Conda decide to stick it out.
After this week’s workouts, the weigh in is still going to eliminate the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss. And it turns out to be Jeremy, which sends Conda into tears about how much he deserves to be in the finals.
So, what did you think of the revolt, “Biggest Loser” fans?