After a commercial, we check in with first female winner Ali Vincent. We already know she's doing awesome! This is no fun! We are reminded of how sad Ali was when she first came on the show. Then she was eliminated, and then worked her way back onto campus and won the whole thing. When she took home the $250,000, she looked like a really muscular skeleton. I think maybe she's put a few pounds back on, which is a good thing. Sami asks Ali what she's been doing, and Ali gets all girl power on everyone's ass about how she led the charge in being a female winner. She started off not being able to exercise for one minute, and is now running marathons and doing triathlons. She talks about how amazing it is to be part of the Biggest Loser family, and paying it forward, and blah blah blah. Sami asks her what it was like to be eliminated, and Ali says that since she got the boot in week four, she didn't really know what to do. But though she didn't know it at the time, she got enough in those four weeks to allow her to be empowered in her own life.
All this talk of emotional eliminations segues into the current season and how sad the Red Team was when they had to cut their first person. Sami asks Dolvett what it's like to watch the eliminations, and he says that he cares about each individual and wants to make sure they're all successful. He hopes they have enough to prevent them from just eating pork rinds on the couch until the finale. Bob says that people always ask why there's so much yelling and screaming in the gym. He tells them that he doesn't know how long he'll have the contestants, and so needs to make an impression quickly. Also, the producers like it.
And then we get a healthy Thanksgiving tip from Biggest Loser chef Aida Mollenkamp. Start your Thanksgiving dinner off with a low-cal spinach salad! What she's making does appear to be very tasty, and would be even more delicious if it were a bed for a big serving of stuffing.
After a commercial, we get a memorable moment with Bob and one of his prize pupils, Jesse from season 10. We see him yelling at Jesse about respect and disrespect, and Jesse falling in line. Jesse comes out, still looking pretty good if a little chunky in places. He says that he wasn't accepting the whole system of the Biggest Loser -- the trainer helps you, you lose weight and get healthy, and everyone moves on and is happy. He was resisting a little bit. Bob says that in that moment he was so focused on Jesse and what his accomplishments were going to be, that when Jesse cut himself short Bob didn't care for it. He wanted Jesse to show himself some respect. Since then, Jesse has been up to some amazing and fantastic things. He graduated from law school, and wants to work on policy changes and particularly childhood obesity initiatives. He kind of looks like a lawyer, now that he mentions it. Jesse introduces his new lady love, who is in the audience, and then talks about how important it is to have a sense of humor on the ranch. He says that every contestant could have been classified as clinically insane at one point or another, and Anna adds that that's true of the trainers as well. Jesse tells everyone that you have to find things to do to prevent yourself from going to the asylum.