Poor Brendan starts to cry with shame about his former love of this really tempting sandwich. He tells us that it literally smells like shit. Now that he's gotten that snot cleared out, his olfactory senses are apparently much keener. Brendan continues to cry and Bob tells him that he's fighting his way back. He's right where he should be. Brendan tells us that he used to be so in shape, and very energetic, and had the love of his life. He threw everything away when he gained weight. Brendan says that he threw away the one girl who loved him unconditionally. He weighed 230 pounds when he met her, and within two years he was up to 370. Brendan pushed her away and did everything he could to get her to break up with him, because he didn't feel like he deserved the love. He thinks about it all the time. Bob tells Brendan that he can't live in the past, because it's eating him up. It's time for him to forgive himself and move forward. What he accomplished today -- including throwing away the gravedigger -- was big, and what he's capable of is big. And maybe the show will orchestrate a reunion with his ex. Fingers crossed!
Sami visits the contestants in their home, which is likely a bad sign for them. She tells them that this season is a bit different. To wit, this week's challenge is their first weigh-in. They have a few hours to get ready. Everyone is shocked and disappointed that they don't get a chance to dramatically dehydrate themselves and knock off an extra three pounds.
And without any further ado, we're at the weigh-in. Sami says that it's been over two weeks since the contestants were weighed in at home, so they should have big numbers. There are some other terrible differences with this weigh-in. Tonight, half of the contestants will be below the yellow line, and the eight players in the bottom half are all in danger of elimination. This isn't your mother's Biggest Loser! Unless your mother is Joan Crawford. No wire hangers!
Mark is up first to weigh in. He goes from 421 pounds to 380 pounds for a difference of 41 pounds! That's 9.74%. Tina is next, going from 263 to 247, for a loss of 16 pounds. That's 6.08%. Patrick is next, and has a belly of really staggering proportions. He goes from 400 pounds to 378, for a loss of 22 pounds. That's 5.50%. Rick and his unfortunate moobs are next. He goes from 350 pounds to 314, for a loss of 36 pounds. He's basically happy that he's still alive after that first workout when he nearly passed out. Rick has lost 10.29%, which rockets him up to first place. Next we have Allie, who starts at 322 pounds. Her current weight is 305, for a loss of 17. She's shy and proud and rather adorable. She's lost 5.28% in total.