And then, it's elimination time! Bill votes first, and says that he had to cast his ballot for the person who could come back and keep him from winning the game. With the utmost respect, and, secretly, a healthy helping of glee, he votes for Neil. Isabeau notes that she's learned you always forgive, but rarely forget. She can't forget the times that people stood up for her, when she was possibly a bigger threat than they were. Her vote is all of theirs, and especially Jez's. HA! Way to stick it to him, Isabeau. She can share Jillian with me every other weekend, I guess. Isabeau votes for Neil, and that's enough to boot him but good.
Neil says that every dog has its day, and this has been an incredible run for him. Not a single person at home has ever known him at less than 400 pounds, so he has a lot of smiling faces waiting for him. There's one special girl in particular, and he's ready to start the next chapter of his life with her. Is that chapter going to be called, "The Time I Proposed to My Special Girl on TV"? Because if so, I'll wait and borrow that book from the library. Neil wishes the others luck, and is generally pretty gracious about his elimination. He grabs a sundae from Hollie's fridge and jokingly puts it in front of Bill with instructions to buck up, then leaves. Sami congratulates Hollie, and notes that this is the first time ever that one team is represented in the final four. They have to face the scale one more time at the grand finale, where one of them will win $250,000. And it all happens next week, right after Clash Of The Choirs! I'm afraid that if I watch that show, somehow Michael Bolton will make me cry.
We see Neil today, at 257 pounds. His teeny tiny girlfriend gives him a big hug. He's lost 165 pounds, and feels great. He can shop in normal stores, and doesn't have to take up two airplane seats when he flies. Before The Biggest Loser, he says, he was a twenty-five-year-old guy with a lot of health problems who was heading down a bad track. Now he's changed his life for the better, and is glad he'll be around for a long time to enjoy it. Oh, good for him.
We return to the campus, where Jillian awaits her team. She says the Black Team were the outcasts, the misfits, the unchosen. She did her job, and now she has to let go. Julie enters the weigh-in room and sees a cardboard cutout of herself at the start of the show. Jillian says that Julie was the self-proclaimed weakest link, but finishes as a person who is strong, courageous, and inspirational. She's a totally different woman. Julie tells Jillian that she believed in her, which no one else has ever done, and she'll be forever grateful. Oh, I just got a tear! Shut up. Julie is going to miss Jillian, who has become a friend. Bill is next, and can't believe the man-boobed specter he used to be. He says that guy didn't like himself very much, and he'd like to say goodbye to that guy forever. Jillian tells Bill that this is his accomplishment, and he's earned it. Bill is never going to let the fat guy that he was creep into his life again.