EPISODE 10 (TV-PG)
CONTESTANTS ARE PUSHED OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES BY SWITCHING TRAINERS -- This week, the age-old excuse “I’m stuck in my comfort zone” is addressed as contestants are pushed out of their comfort zones by switching trainers for the week. The red team works out with trainer Bob Harper, while the black team burns calories with trainer Dolvett Quince. And one trainer gets out of his own comfort zone by trying ballet with his female contestants! Also, the teams get down and dirty in a 70-foot wide mud pit, filled with various weight plates they have to find in a messy challenge that will give one team a big advantage. Then it’s time for the weigh-in, followed by an emotional elimination sending one more player home. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.
Posted Mar 3, 2012 @ 1:24 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:04 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:09 PM
Cassandra is adorable, and it really pissed me off that Chris skated by another week. She clearly needs a lot of help, but I don't think this show is the right forum for her. She needs to be gone.
Kim, shut UP. Honestly. At the weigh-in she's bitching about two members of the black team "sitting on their asses and not doing any extra work." WHAT THE HELL DO YOU CARE? They are not on your team. You are not responsible for them. What they do or not do has absolutely no effect on you. Focus on yourself, damn.
What's with the weird side-swept hairdo that both Conda and Megan had at the weigh-in? Is that a thing now?
And when Dolvett had Emily running and she started gasping that it hurt, and he asked her where it hurt, did she answer, "My face"?? I rewound it but that's what I heard. What does that even mean?
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:11 PM
And, what is everyone's problem with Dolvett, he seems like a good trainer
Edited by mythoughtis, Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:12 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:12 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:14 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:22 PM
And, why is Jeremy tripping about people's reactions to switching trainers? He was the main one getting all up in arms when Daphne switched him and Conda.
Not sorry to see Cassandra go. And Emily was the only one I liked, but now she's skating on thin ice with me. And, yeah, I don't dislike Kim as much anymore. I don't love her, and I don't like how she treated Adrian, but I guess even she has her redeeming moments. Conda and Mark are dead to me. I don't like the rest of them, either, but I can say for Chris that she was killing it for a lot of weeks, when other women were pulling sorry numbers. Now she has a week where she's dragging a bit and all of a sudden she's lazy? Pffft. Not buying it. Other people got thrown off their game by switching trainers this week, too - acting like Chris was the only one is just hypocrisy. Idiots.
Edited by fivestone, Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:24 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:28 PM
I too liked Kim better tonight. And while Conda is sneaky, they were incredibly dumb to include her, knowing that she'd tell her brother.
I don't hate Kim anymore. Really hate Conda - sneaky bitch.
Cassandra really annoyed me tonight, and I was glad she lost.
Dolvett did try hard, I thought, to get the women's confidence, and I thought they, and especially Emily, were over the top with their Bob anxiety.
And did Cassandra really think that Bob was going to train the red team less so that the black team would win?
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:34 PM
Has it always taken the yellow line this long to appear? It seems like it's been forever. If it had taken this long in season 7, Tara would have been long gone.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:35 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:48 PM
Edited by sunnydaze, Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:56 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 10:52 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:00 PM
Also, loved that Conda didn't join in the fake sobfest of "why I should stay". I thought it was great when Conda sat there hiding her smirk, and then calling out Emily, Kim, and Cassandra in her TH about "wanting to keep the strongest", when they were going to vote against Buddy because he was a threat.
I though Kim was bitchy to her team when telling Cassandra they were afraid of her.
Bob consistently engenders dependence in these pathetic women. Besides Conda, they were ridiculously whiny and sniveling. It reminds me of Amanda, Olivia, and Hannah. They gave all credit to Bob, as if he exercised and dieted for them. Amanda, in particulary, acted like Bob was her true love and soul mate. It was nauseating to me. I bet Jillian found that disgusting too.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:36 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:41 PM
The highlight of the show for me was Kimmy chasing down Allison to give her a muddy hug. Everything else was lame.
Why is Chris so damn joyless? She seems like one of those people who sucks the life out of any room she walks in to. Being around her must be so exhausting.
Edited by ThatPoshGirl, Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:45 PM.
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:48 PM
Posted Mar 6, 2012 @ 11:53 PM
She only shows loyalty to herself. She may come off ditzy and obnoxious, but she knew it was the only way Buddy wouldn't be swayed to vote off Chris instead. Notice Conda went to him separately first for him to feel like she really was "loyal" to him. Then she went with Buddy to Mark & her brother, who already knew the "mean girls plan". Although the other girls aren't really "mean", just desperate. Conda is the only true "mean girl".
I actually liked that Conda showed loyalty to her old team and to the guys who have protected her.
My jaw dropped with Kim's about-face. She really was/is the follower to Conda. But without Conda on her team for 2 weeks, the toxins are starting leave Kim. Even her face seemed less harsh tonight.
I honestly dislike Mark as much as Conda.
I seriously hate watching this season.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 12:10 AM
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 12:23 AM
I think Chris is joyless, and having seen their house last week, I can understand it somewhat.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 12:29 AM
Plus, I loved her WTF during the voting. The whole damned episode those chicks were going on and on about getting rid of Buddy because he's the biggest threat on Red. Then Black loses, and Red's supposed to keep the strongest competition. Why, exactly? For the personal satisfaction of not making final four?
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 12:49 AM
Kim, Conda, Mike and Jeremy are in cohoots together. I wonder if this was a ploy to rid of Emily and Cassandra.
Jeremy was being a a** on the show tonight. Must be taking lessons from his sister.
Talk about a bunch of co-dependent whiny people. The waaambulance must have been park at the ranch for a very long time.
Bob's cult was taken away from him for a week. Oh the tragedy!!!
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 1:03 AM
I can't fault Buddy at all; when faced with gameplay directed at him, he merely gave it back, and despite his Conda-friendliness, he's about the only one who doesn't bother me. Mark on the other hand...
The Conde-Nast segment was uncomfortable, and what's with Cassandra's hair? That natty, half-assed side-part is sure to impress a big Manhattan publishing house if your lack of experience and education haven't already!
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 6:20 AM
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 6:23 AM
They hedged their bets saving the 2nd interview until after the finale. Seems to me that after they see the episodes air, they be a lot less keen on Cassandra, if they ever really were.
I hope Conde Nast Traveler changes its phone numbers during TBL's finale show.
And I have pretty much stopped watching this season. I just fast forward to the challenge and the weigh in. Although, I have a hard time watching Bob's fakety fake shocked face at the weigh in and his absolutely inconsistent responses when people have a low weight loss.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 7:42 AM
Pepperoni acting all smug? Titty, please. How quickly he forgets how he threw a huge diaper baby fit when Daphne swapped him and his evil sister. Pepperoni needs to STFU. . .yesterday.
I really liked the ballet segment but TPTB did miss a teaching moment. While they were beating the "comfort zone" dead horse (oh, I mean excuse) they could/should have flat out said "don't think things are automatically off limits to you just because of your weight." Ballet is clearly something a lot of folks (thin or fat) would consider "only for skinny people" but that's not true (or you could call it "dance" if you didn't want to narrow it to just ballet). Dolvett could have done a "trainer tip" about trying new things you find interesting. And if you're intimidated, get a friend or group to go with so you'll feel less akward. Then hit home the point that it's better to try something new then to just sit around doing nothing.
Emily and Cassandra were super annoying during the ballet, though. Once again they trotted out their "I have such low self esteem" but then their actions completely undermine that. If you have low self esteem you aren't going to be dry humping your reflection and going on and on about how great you look in your dance outfit (especially if you have an ass as big as Emily's and it's clad in hot pink). You're going to be more like Chris, who clearly stated "I'm too fat to be dressed like this" and then her actions showed just how uncomfortable she was with her own body (and all the mirrors and all that). Bravo to Chris, who clearly was struggling with more than just the exercises.
Bravo to Dolvett's butt for being so fine. And I wondered aloud if they'd have to blur out his package (like they do on Survivor when guys trot around in their undies and their tree trails show).
Speaking of Dolvett, if he gets fired from TBL he can always take up phone sex. I love (both in a pervy way and in an amusement way) when he gets all "sexy voice" during his Dr. Dolvett moments. When he said "put something in her" (during Emily's segment) my spouse quipped, "Uh huh. Pussies a popp'in." (and my spouse claims he hates the show but he pulls out some good snark)
Buddy trotting out his dead baby story A-gain. *gag* This time we got the FULL story, though (how he knew it was sickly in the womb and wouldn't likely survive but CHOSE to continue the pregnancy and take on the emotional and financial stress that would bring). Finally hearing the WHOLE story, my sympathy for Buddy died a little, too. Yeah, it's still sad that his child died but (in the words of my spouse) "You chose it, no pity." Personally, it seems a bit cruel to birth a kid just to watch it die (but I'm hard core pro-choice, so that's Buddy and his wife's right to choose that).
It's nice to see the trend of the trainers playing dress up continues. This time it's Bob Harper wearing some Leonard Hofstadter drag. All he needed to do was tip his chin up dramatically so he could look up through the lenses and he would have really been working the Leonard vibe.
What was up with Conda's funky braids? Maybe I just hated them so much because they were on her.
The whole vote thing and Conda's two timing. Give me fucking peace. Conda and Pepperoni have bene gaming since they interviewed to get on the cast. Same with Mark (and even Buddy). Quit trying to re-write history with editing.
To that end, Kim really redeemed herself a bit for me. Props to her for wanting to keep strong competitors around (and essentially voting against Conda--makes me wonder if she's not playing both sides too--curious).
The challenge was boring as hell but we did learn a bit about Megan in the process. Apparently she's a dirty girl with a touch of fecalphelia. She did mention she would wallow in feces for an advantage on the scale and then when on the scale mentioned "I could lose more taking a poop." Or maybe she was just telling everyone (slyly) that she had one in the chamber? How's THAT for an excuse, huh?
Megan clearly coasted this weeked becasue she knew she could (same with Conda and even Chris) but I think the main reason for such low losses (on average this season) is we're seeing an actual week between weigh ins, not a "ranch week".
In that same vein, is it just me or do most of the contestants still look so flabby and doughy? With the exception of Kim, Mark (and Cassandra a bit) the rest still look like big ole fatties (no matter what the scale says). Example: Kimmie. She's at a low weight (by TBL standards) but she still looks mushy and weak. And when we see shots of folks exercising, most of them look pathetic, too. True, we may be seeing them when they're exhausted but most of them showed crap form and didn't look like they were very strong at all (Pepperoni in particular--he just looks like such a Grimace).
Bob's "Trainer Tip" was pathetic. Reverse your exercises? Uh-huh. I'm going to bet most folks watching probably don't even HAVE an exercise routine let alone are on a plateau. I'd rather see a more "generic" tip that would motivate everyone then some waste of time like "walk backward on the treadmill" crap.
I'm tired of the blatant Bob pandering and producer interferance this season, too. Swapping the trainers this week was just a way to help insure the "competition" between Bob and Dolvett continues. Bob "won" this week but when he goes back to his "girls" (and I just have to add, I got irked that they referred to the WOMEN as girls constantly--stop, just stop) he just may lose. Or worse, he'll win because we'll have a "ranch week" instead of a normal one. Let's just take a page from Dolvett when he said he doesn't care what "color" the player is, he's there to train. Period. (well, and look hot--he's definitely there for that)
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 7:49 AM
Mark can get off my screen any time now. What a self righteous asshole. I think I hate him as much as Conda.
Buddy's story about his daughter got me. Very sad. At least he is being honest that he is engaging in gameplay. I don't hate him; he has been on his own for a long time on this show - and he's the biggest guy - he didn't have much choice but to join/form an alliance. Why he chose Conda and Mark is beyond me though.
Cassandra totally annoyed me this episode, she really is the female version of Beavis. And for the love of God - learn a proper handshake! That limp fish is going to get you nowhere, especially in NYC.
One last thought...this episode reeked of producer manipulation. Switch the trainers AND let the winning team decide? So Conda/Jeremy get their trainers back and are pretty much guaranteed safety from being voted off? Please.
Edited by Stryker, Mar 7, 2012 @ 7:55 AM.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 7:51 AM
Conda struck me as reasonable this episode, but I'm going to assume that's how the edit was done to make her more sympathetic. Of course, with the vitriol we've seen from her, she could have kicked a puppy and come across as more likable.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 8:26 AM
I felt like she was vaccuming my joy right through the tv into her bottomless pit of unhappiness. I'm FF'ing so much during this season I think I have it down to 30 minutes or less.
Why is Chris so damn joyless? She seems like one of those people who sucks the life out of any room she walks in to. Being around her must be so exhausting.
I am so flipping tired of the complaining about switching trainers. Damn people shut up & work out! It's obvious many of these whiners have severe co-dependency issues. Maybe instead of the theme for the week being getting out of your comfort zone it should've been you need therapy. Does Bob really hate Dolvett that much or is it manufactured drama? It seems as if they're keeping the teams separate much more this time around, so I wonder.
Conda you never let me down in the I must despise you department. Did she really talk about how at home she is in a room full of mirrors & say she was always trying to find ways to see her reflection? Did I mishear in my disgust with her as a person? She's one of those girls who thinks she's all that & a supersized extra value meal isn't she? I bet she imagines the men of America are at home, seeing her & cock fighting just for the chance to hit that.
Edited by ramble, Mar 7, 2012 @ 8:29 AM.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 9:01 AM
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 9:09 AM
Buddy trotting out his dead baby story A-gain. *gag* This time we got the FULL story, though (how he knew it was sickly in the womb and wouldn't likely survive but CHOSE to continue the pregnancy and take on the emotional and financial stress that would bring). Finally hearing the WHOLE story, my sympathy for Buddy died a little, too. Yeah, it's still sad that his child died but (in the words of my spouse) "You chose it, no pity." Personally, it seems a bit cruel to birth a kid just to watch it die (but I'm hard core pro-choice, so that's Buddy and his wife's right to choose that)
I was conflicted by this one-on-one with Bob. I hated that the producers fabricated some lame excuse to get Buddy to reveal the whole story. Bob doesn't know anything about you, Buddy. How about telling us that real painful story from beginning to end? And don't leave out any details. I admit to tearing up because this was obviously very painful for Buddy to relive.
On an entirely different hand.....
Oh, how I hated Buddy using the personal pronoun "I" when discussing terminating the pregnancy. "I considered it"; "I couldn't go through with it" I did not hear him once say "we", as in MAYBE YOUR WIFE--THE WOMAN CARRYING THIS CHILD--had a say-so in this decision.
I truly hope I just missed the "we" but once he said "I" the 1st time my ears pricked up. I was hoping the next time her referred to having to make that decision it would be to include the child's mother. I never heard him include his wife.
Someone please tell me I'm wrong and he really did refer to that pain of that decision as a shared experience. More than my Conda-hate and Mark-disgust, Buddy's choice to use that personal pronoun had me seeing red.