Rick expected to make it to the final four, but hasn't. He tells us that before he came to the ranch, he saw a fat man in the mirror. Now he sees a man who is overweight but working to be healthy. He says that, in your 50's, you're not too old to change your life. And he'll be really happy to see his wife and kids. The next time we see Rick, this grandpa is going to be $100,000 richer. We catch up with Rick at home. He started the competition at 350 pounds, and today weighs 230 pounds! That's 120 pound loss! He looks great. Rick works from 90 minutes to two hours in the morning before work. Holy crap. Then he comes home in the afternoon, works out for 90 minutes, comes home and has dinner, and then goes back to the gym for another 90 minutes. He understates that it's a huge commitment to do that. I mean, when I come home from work to put on my gym clothes I get totally exhausted and end up watching The Real Housewives with a box of wine at my side. And I'm only planning to go to the gym for 45 minutes! Rick is my hero. He says he couldn't do it without the considerable support of his family. Rick fits back into his high school football jersey, and has also inspired his son-in-law to get fit. With all this weight lost, Rick is becoming something of a silver fox. He has a whole mess of kids and grandkids who love him a lot. His wife, Laurie, says that this has been a wonderful thing for their family. She's really proud of him. Rick was 170 pounds when he married his wife. He hopes to be back to that weight for the finale.
Next week: people may finally rally to take down the Douche-B Alliance, or maybe the show just wants to get our hopes up and dash them.