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Biggest Loser 13 Episode 8: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

biggest loser 13*SPOILER ALERT* This Biggest Loser 13 recap reveals details from last night’s episode. So if you don’t want to know the dramatic details and who was voted off of Biggest Loser 2012, click away, my friend, click away!

Wow, things got ugly last night on The Biggest Loser. But it wasn’t all bad. In my hopes to continue to not state the obvious, let’s focus on the good—first.

There was some great character development last night! (And I mean the actual self-development kind, not the reality-celeb kind—although Conda is making a strong case to go down in the books as the biggest BL villian ever.) Kim and Dolvett connecting over both being adopted and her talking to her daughter on her birthday? Priceless! And Cassandra reading a 2008 diary entry about herself and realizing how far she’s come, telling our dear Bob, “I need to not let all the negativity rule my life like it has the past 25 years…I do believe there’s hope.” Again. This is the kind of stuff we watch The Biggest Loser for.

Then there was the bad. What I will henceforth call the Awkward Daphne Incident—in which she ate a bunch of junk food to win the temptation challenge, made a poor contestants-swapping-teams decision, didn’t fess up about said decision and then triggered BL World War 3—was a pretty low point of the show. In a season where most everyone on Twitter is sick of the whining and excuses (oh, the irony!), here was Daphne just trying to do her best to stay on the show (even if it was misguided, I think her heart was in the right place and it was just a panicked choice by a rightly scared lady) and her whole team purposely didn’t lose enough weight so that they could lose the weigh-in and vote her off. Yep, that’s the ugly.

Question: Is this show still about life change and getting healthy? Doesn’t seem to be. Watching everything back, I hope the black team feels guilty and ashamed about what they did. ‘Cause that’s not cool. Stop the game play. Get healthy. If not for you, for all the other people who wanted to be on the show but didn’t get picked. All I can say is thank goodness for Bob and Dolvett who seem to be the calm in the storm and are still totally committed to getting these people to change. Talk about patience.

And, if this rumored walk-off news is true (thanks @Rachel_Crocker for alerting us to this!), it looks like some of these BL 13 contestants just aren’t getting it. AT ALL. What do you think about all this craziness? —Jenn

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