Somewhere on "The Biggest Loser" ranch, celebrity trainer Bob Harper is quietly chuckling to himself and drawling, "I told you so." Yup, Bob, you did. On the October 22 episode, Bob predicted the dreaded "week two curse" would occur. And as the contestants struggled to survive, crying all over the gym, it played out as he had predicted.
Several insights into those contestants occurred as their trainers and, in one case, the show's physician, met with them to discuss the barricades in losing weight.
Former "American Idol" Ruben Studdard, for example, met with Dr. Robert Huizenga, the renowned medical expert frequently seen on the show. While his trainer Dolvett Quince offered support, it was the physician who broke the news that Ruben's blood sugar is dangerously high.
"I most definitely want to be around for a long time," Ruben said firmly.
Dr. Huizenga told the popular celebrity that he has the chance to completely reverse his diabetes, and Ruben said he was determined to do so.
One of the most heart-warming segments of the show: Little Lindsay, one of the three kids who appeared on the show last season and got help with obesity, occurred. Many had questioned whether it was safe to expose kids to the spotlight and scrutinize their weight on TV.
However, Lindsay's beaming face and healthy weight said it all, as did her words of happiness about her new healthy lifestyle.
The show also included what should win an award as the most confusing and complicated competition in all 15 seasons. Even the trainers looked confused as host Allison Sweeney (great hat, Ali!) attempted to explain.
By rolling enormous dices, carrying large buckets of water and (probably not intended as part of the competition) a dictionary's worth of cursing and complaining, the contestants and trainers would determine which person on each team's weight would count for the elimination.
At the end, it was the ferocious Fernanda who had to leave the ranch.