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Biggest Loser Recap: Final Four Time!

biggest loser*SPOILER ALERT* This post reveals details from last night’s The Biggest Loser episode. So if you don’t want to know the dramatic details and results, click away, my friend, click away!

Well, BL 11 fans, we have our final four. While I’m not totally surprised at who made it, I am delightfully shocked at the girl power and that the purple team has stuck through it to the very end. Those two girls Olivia and Hannah have rocked it this entire season—and Olivia taking the money instead of the one-pound advantage? Ballsy. (Seems to be a theme for season 11.) While Jay just seems fated to be in the finale (three chances—are you kidding?!), it was heartbreaking to see Austin (whom I seriously keep calling Daris) only lose a pound and go home. I have no worries that he’ll keep up with his new lifestyle, and I can’t wait to see him at the big finale.

Besides the dramatic weigh-in, I loved the educational aspect of this episode. Having Bob, Jillian, Brett and Cara test the contestants’ fitness and diet know-how was awesome—and hopefully taught those watching at home a few tips for living a little healthier. My favorite of these pop quizzes was when Jillian sat down with each of them and did a little role reversal. She’d say self-defeating things and act like them, and they had to console her. In many ways, it was like the contestants got to see themselves—and help themselves. Loved it.

For more on last night’s episode, check out the episode 19 recap video below by Mark Pinhasovich from BL season 10!

Can’t see the video? Click here to see The Biggest Loser 11 recap from DietsinReview!

What did you think about last night’s episode? Are you happy with who is in the final four? Give us your thoughts in the comments! —Jenn

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  1. Trixy says:

    Not surprised, but not thrilled. I had a Biggest Loser ‘ah ha” moment last night while looking at the young people at the weigh in. Note: I am only 40 years old, so I am not ancient, but as I looked at these “kids” I thought back on the season — all of the older parents basically gave up their spots to let the young kids stay. I was never a fan of that either.

    The older you get, the harder it is for the weight to come off. Throw some of your own children in the mix and it’s harder to do, plus you have less time (and energy) to do so. the older you get, the more help you need.

    All of these “kids” could have done it on their own if they really tried. They have YEARS ahead of them to do so. Sure, everyone has their own issues, they may have needed the kick in the butt from TBL, etc, but there’s no reason the older parents should have automatically given up their spots to keep the young ones on campus. They need to stop being enabled and coddled by their parents (perhaps the reason they are in the situation they are in?).

    Olivia’s husband lost the same amount of weight at home. Enough said. It can be done. Anyone *can* do it — it just gets harder and more challenging the older we get. I speak from experience.

    I am glad Jay is in it, but I wish he would have had the cajones to vote off Hannah. Austin, though a young one, should be there too. He has more weight to lose than Team Purple.

    And with that said…I love how it’s an overwhelming “automatic” feeling that if you are below the bottom line with a purple contestant, YOU are the one to go. Hate that they are “voted off” before actually being voted off. Why the sense of entitlement from Hannah and Olivia. Ridiculous.

    TBL casting needs to work on adults over 35 — when the metabolism kicks in and it’s harder and harder. Give the trainers a challenge!

    1. Jenn says:

      Great thoughts, Trixy! I’d agree with trainers need a challenge. 😉

  2. momgo says:

    Cannot stand the “sisters”. They grate on my every last nerve! Hope Irene or Jay smear them at the finale:)

  3. Ben says:

    Gosh, Trixy and momgo I was starting to think I was the only one with a problem with how things work in the house with the Purple Team sisters around. It’s obvious that with Irene and all the other girls they’d pick of every contestant one by one all the way to the finale, so NBC spent no time shoving their snob selves to our face every 5 minutes making the whole game circle around them. It is beyond infuriating the way all the seasons everyone who is above 40 or simply wants to be a hard-worker is at constant risk against the alliances and the gameplayers, 11 seasons of this is enough alot of people need the opportunity and when your BMI is bellow 40 you can perfectly lose it at home if you really want to.