And THEN, crap on a stick. Bob turns Amanda's video into product placement! These fuckers know no bounds! He has packed her some Extra Sugar-Free Gum to help on her journey at home. Unbelievable. Bob wants Amanda to go all the way, and tells her she can do anything. With the help of Biggest Loser designer whey! Fat Amanda talks about how she'd whine to God about not deserving the burden of cellulite. I would say she might have a little bit of victim mentality, there. She was very unhappy, and knew that she needed to change now. Amanda's mom says it was hard to see her so unhappy on the video, but now Amanda feels truly beautiful.
Bob knew when Danny cried on the first day that he was going to go far. Danny has shown that there's nothing he can't do, and Bob tells Danny's kids that they have a hero for a father. Fat Danny talks about how great life was when he was skinny. He never thought he'd be heavy again, after having grown up overweight. Danny desperately needed a second chance. Jillian tells him that he's the definition of resilience. She says, "Feel the fear, move through it, do it anyway." And then Danny's wife tells him that he's always been a hero. A hero to the donut makers of America. Danny says he's going to do it for the fat guy he once was.
And then all four finalists get a call from either Bob or Jillian announcing the latest twist -- they're going to run a marathon! Liz faints a little in her armchair. As we will hear multiple times throughout the show, a marathon is 26.2 miles. If you didn't already know it, remember it. Everyone is a little daunted by the task ahead. Liz reminds us that Ron walked the marathon last season and it took all damn day. She's freaking out. But doing so in the shadow of her picturesque barn! Awesome.
And then, more product placement. Danny and his kids do the Biggest Loser Wii game. And then prize-winner Danny gets a visit from celebrity chef Curtis Stone! I think his repeated appearances on this show are meant to force us to have crushes on him. Fine, Biggest Loser, you win. That bitch is hot. Look at how his muscles ripple as he chops a carrot! Low-calorie goodness. Curtis teaches Danny and his family how to make veggie-filled turkey chili in a baked potato with some non-fat yogurt and micro-greens on top. Curtis then demonstrates his potato's superiority by comparing it to a baked potato laden with cheese, bacon and sour cream. Man, does that potato look good. Danny's daughter totally agrees with me. She wants the bacon. The delicious-looking cheesy potato has 850 calories. The healthy baked potato has 290 calories. Fine, Curtis Stone, you win. If I can eat that baked potato off of your ripped stomach. As Danny says, it's a heck of a meal. As Curtis leaves, he tosses the cheesy baked potato in the trash! Well, I think that's unnecessary. Some crazy freegan is probably going to go dig it out now.