With only 15 contestants, this show has some time to kill, so we catch up with some weight-losing plebes in the audience. First Bob talks to a lovely Texan named Brandi who lost upwards of 70 pounds and is running her first half-marathon. Jillian talks to 19-year-old Katarina , who has lost 50 pounds. Her secret to success is hearing Jillian's voice in her head whenever she wants a donut. Dolvett then speaks with Jessica from San Diego, who has lost 100 pounds so far. She talks about the value of determination and focus, and gives Dolvett's biceps a squeeze for good measure. He LOVES it. And then we are forced to endure a little ad-let about how the Biggest Loser website can get us all fit.
And then we have a visit with Biingo! If you'll remember, he was consistently adorable, including the nine hours a day that he played video games. And then he fractured his foot, much to his own chagrin. Biingo's ambition was to make it on the baseball team, and in the process he lost a quarter of his body weight. Tim Gunn dressed him up all fancy, and Biingo did the impossible, which was become cuter. Biingo comes onstage and somehow miraculously looks EVEN CUTER than his aforementioned world-record-breaking cuteness! Ali tells the audience that Biingo has grown two inches and lost 43 pounds. And his parents got healthy with him! The family has lost over 200 pounds collectively, which is fantastic. Biingo explains that with all the gym hours he had to log, he just didn't have time to play nine hours of video games. As it turns out, Biingo tried out for the Maryland Cardinals, which is apparently one of the best teams in the state. And surprise, the coach of the team is on hand to tell Biingo... that he didn't make the team. Kidding! Of course he did! He smiles so hard that his eyes are completely subsumed in his face. We cut to his teary mom, and the frozen cockles of my heart melt just a tad.
Finally, we round the home stretch and get to visit with our three finalists. There's Jackson, who endured a lot of bullying and found comfort in food. He passed out during his first workout, and subsequently vomited constantly. Throughout, however, he worked hard and triumphed, both in spirit and body. Jackson comes on stage and gives big hugs to lots of the other contestants until Ali reminds him that they have a show to do. Dolvett says that Jackson's backstory was touching, and his leadership on the team was inspiring. Jackson offers his services as a trainer for Season 15. And then it's time to see Jeff. We're reminded that Jeff was really sad for a long time, and was motivated by the thought of making his deceased father proud of him, retroactively. Bob saw Jeff as kind of a son, and when Jeff was pushed he rose to the challenge. Jeff emerges, and looks absolutely fantastic. He says that for the first time in a long time, he's proud of himself. He's lovely and sweet and humble, and Bob talks about how much he was moved by Jeff during the season.