Then it's time for Elizabeth to emerge. She looks good, though she's wearing a particularly poufy dress, perhaps to hide some excess poundage. But she's a pretty lady, despite all of the parts of her that are so frustrating. In part, it's not even her own fault since if it weren't for the incessant support of Brendan, Frado and the other big douches she would likely have been gone in episode three. Sami and Elizabeth spoke earlier, and Sami says that Elizabeth's journey is a bit different from some of the others. It's not about coming in first, it's about finishing. Elizabeth says that after the marathon she went home with a newfound strength and determination. Though she's not Ada the Terminator, she's working hard and making a lifestyle change. Well, good for her.
And then finally it's time for Sami to reveal how we as a nation have voted. First, of course, there is a commercial break. And then there is dramatic music and lighting. And then Sami tells us that the overwhelming winner of America's vote is Ada! Hooray! Really, it couldn't be any other way. Well done, fellow countrypeople! Ada gets to head backstage again, and totally doesn't know how to get there. Live TV! Full of excitement! Elizabeth gets to take a seat onstage, where she'll get to kibitz with the other at-home prize contenders.
Before the other contestants come out, Sami introduces our favorite trainers, Bob and Jillian! Oh, ladies, Jillian is looking especially fly. Except maybe for that weird square bouffant ponytail. But she's wearing a white suit that screams "Baby dyke on vacation in Boca," in a good way. Bob is wearing a tux and also looks great. Sami asks Bob what he's learned from the contestants over all these seasons. He says that they always remind him that he loves his job. They also exemplify triumph of the spirit in full effect. Sami then asks Jillian if there's a moment in this season that stands out for her. She says that Ada's reconciliation with her family was deep, and shows that with courage, love and communication skills any reunion is possible. So true, and yet that square bump in her head is killing me. I also must take a moment here, because Sami did not mention it, to lament the highly lamentably news that Jillian is leaving the show after next season. Whatever are we to do? But good for her for, you know, wanting a life and all. And Jillian, if you need some help with the baby making, give me a call! I've got a lot of ingenuity, and a few ideas for how to get started.