Welcome back, Loser Lovers! How 'bout those Olympics? And what, you may ask, have I done today to make me proud? Well, I have been felled with a terrible cold/flu type thing, and I STILL rallied to have dinner and two beers with some out of town co-workers/friends. The alcohol kills the germs! I am waiting for the fine folks at Magic Hat to sponsor a study proving that theory.
Anyway, you may not remember what happened on the show two weeks ago, so we get a review. The contestants went to the Olympic training facility in Colorado and chanted "USA! USA!" But not loud enough, and so mad voiceovers were utilized. There was a red line, which Melissa fell under. She was immediately eliminated. Oh! And I totally forgot! Darrell and Cheryl fell below the yellow line and elimination was based on some whack challenge where they had to balance giant Olympic torches on their heads. There was a cliffhanger, and so we'll learn tonight which of the two goes home.
And so here we are. Flaming torches and heads: it's like the peanut butter and chocolate of Biggest Loser challenges. They hang in for seven minutes. Darrell's having major knee pain, and Cheryl's torch is really crooked. At the nine minute mark, Darrell can't take it any more and his torch tumbles from atop his head. Who else shall remind us of Michael McDonald? Shine, sweet freedom. Darrell cries, as does Andrea. He seems well-liked, and gives us some talk about his transformation. Today's Darrell is very self-confident, and isn't going to let life roll over him while he lounges in his recliner. He's going to take life by the horns. Ah, horny life. We'll learn at the end of the show how Darrell looks today.
And hey! It's cookie mountain! The contestants are back on the ranch, and face a delicious temptation. Sami tells them that as of today, they're going Blue versus Black. Ashley, a veteran viewer, reminds us that this will doubtlessly bring a lot of drama. One player will get to choose the teams, and will also get to choose one person (including his or herself) who will have immunity for the week. Why the hell wouldn't you pick yourself? Especially if you've eaten 600 cookies?
The contestants have to decide if they're in or out before they learn the details of the challenge. Drea and Michael are the only ones who decide to play. Sami tells them that they'll be playing a classic game of memory. They'll pick cards two at a time and try to find a match. The goal is to try to find a pair of golden tickets. But in addition to the golden tickets, there are snack items on the board. If Drea gets a match, Michael has to eat and vice versa. If there's no match, the person who's up has to eat a 100-calorie cookie.