the White Team weighs-in next, and Michael needs to have lost more than 13 pounds to keep them safe. Maria goes from 258 to 254 for a loss of 4 pounds, while Michael goes from 481 to 471 for a loss of 10. Either way I think they wouldn't have bested the Orange Team. Sami asks Michael if he did everything he could this week. He says there's always a margin for improvement. Michael's percentage lost is 2.08%, which puts them firmly at the bottom of the pack. Only the Pink Team remains to weigh-in. Ashley needs to have lost more than 7 pounds, which is certainly possible. She goes from 345 to 333 for a loss of 12 pounds, while Sherry goes from 196 to 190 for a loss of 6. They're safe, and Michael wishes he'd have done those extra ten minutes on the treadmill. He and Maria are below the yellow line.
The contestants congregate at the house, and Maria asks the others to keep Michael. He needs their help, she says, to push harder, and is quite emotional as she notes that Dr. H. told him he was likely to have a stroke or heart attack in five years. In an interview, Maria cries that sending Michael home would be comparable to killing him. If that doesn't make this ass wake up, I don't know what will. Michael says that he's often frustrated seeing the others walk around looking comparatively limber, while he finds it painful to get up from a chair. John says he doesn't know which way he and Stephanie are going to vote. Maria is a giver, but John says that she's actually making great progress and is likely to go farther. He interviews that he wants Michael to go home because he's tired of the excuses. As another half-ton guy, John knows what knee pain feels like. He's not buying it, and says it's an insult that Michael is still here. But, I mean, you really can't go against the wishes of someone's crying mother, right? Michael, for his part, interviews that if the others send him home it will show what a bunch of cowards they are. Nice.