Many thanks to Lauren S. for filling in last week and doing such a great job!
Last week, we ended with Black Team members Brittany and Maggie falling below the yellow line. And then things just ended, and everyone was all confused. Thus, this week's competition begins with an elimination. OR DOES IT? It does. Are you shocked? I thought so. No I didn't. Sorry, I'm just trying to build up even more suspense. SUSPENSE! Sami, still reeling from the Jillian tongue lashing, I'd imagine, tells the contestants that this week the newly bolstered final eight will become the final seven.
Dan begins, and he has two votes since he won the bicycling challenge last week. His decision is based on who is the bigger threat, and so both of his votes tonight are for Maggie. Kelly based her decision on who she thinks could do better at home. Her vote is for Brittany. Mark wants to send Maggie back to fat camp, so she can be a good example. Ali thought of who would be her biggest threat, and also voted for Maggie. This means that Maggie is out. They couldn't have squeezed this in last week? In between Jillian's "leave the fucking girl alone"s? Maggie is very gracious about her elimination, and Sami tells her that she's lost 55 pounds since coming to campus. Maggie tells us that she feels amazing, and that she never wants to be morbidly obese again. She's very grateful for the whole experience, and for having the opportunity to work with Jillian. Frankly, I think she's also relieved to get away from the Pride Brothers.
We visit with Maggie at home. She tells us that she feels a lot different, in a good way. Her mother tells us that Maggie has always been beautiful in her eyes, and that she just keeps getting even more beautiful. Maggie's friends also notice an improvement in her self confidence and poise, and are proud. Maggie tells us that she never used to go hit on guys. But now she does! She can fully be considered a resident of New Jersey. We see before and after pictures, and Maggie really does look great. She's lost 66 pounds total, and will likely look smoking at the finale.
With Maggie out of the way, we're free to really start the episode. Brittany is feeling pretty sad about losing both Maggie and Bernie, especially since this means she'll have to hang out with the other jerks in the house. Kelly tells us that she was surprised that Brittany wasn't voted out, and Dan interviews that everyone is now out for blood. Friendships and tattoo blood brotherhood be damned! Maybe.