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Mike Morelli’s Biggest Loser Recap – Episode 8.11

This week was this final week on the ranch for the Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants. They all made it the entire way and that is an amazing accomplishment.

This episode really showed us the transformations from the season. In fact, I forgot what each of the contestants looked like before the weight started to come off. They all are going home healthier and truly changed people. But, of course, all the reminiscing takes second place to what matters most right now.

Making it to the final four.


This week is a hell week for contestants as they try to get every last pound off. In this week’s challenge, the pounds were dropping off faster than ever. And just to show each of the remaining Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants just how far they have come, the contestants literally carried their weight one last time for their final challenge. They had to run suicides holding their weight, and at each stop, drop off the right amount, then put the weight back on and take it off to symbolize their weight loss journey. Allen won the competition easily demonstrating once again, what a powerhouse he really is. The contestants also had a pop quiz to show some financial savvy with Suze Orman, and get tips on how to eat healthier in the economy.

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This was the most important weigh-in to date. If Amanda fell below the yellow line she was gone – plain and simple. But with her big weight loss for the week - seven pounds – she stayed. Liz and Allen were the unfortunate two who fell below the yellow line with their respected weekly weight loss of five and eight pounds. In the end, Amanda, with her deciding vote, chose to keep Liz in the house.

So even though Allen was eliminated, past experience has shown us that no contestant ever really loses. The final four for The Biggest Loser Season 8 are Rudy, Danny, Amanda and Liz.

We’ll have to wait to see what happens in the coming weeks. I will see you all then!
-Mike Morelli

November 25th, 2009

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Kyle Dodd

Great recap, I'm so glad I found your "column" on DIR! :D
I'll be a regular reader now.

The Suze Orman addition seemed a bit random to me, but it was enjoyable TV for sure.

posted Nov 28th, 2009 10:00 pm


Great episode this week, nobody was being was obvious that the final five had deep respect for each other.

I loved the song that Danny sang, although I was a little bit annoyed that they kept interrupting it for montages, but he is a talented musician.

Danny gave Rudy a run for his money this week, they both did outstanding again, but right now it is down to the two of them to win this thing. They both have a lot of weight left to lose.

I don't think Amanda can win because she just doesn't have enough left to lose. Liz could be a surprise underdog winner this year though.

Suze Orman was a pleasant surprise. I was a bit shocked to learn how much money is spent on gastric bypass surgery. The prizes for that challenge were quite good, I think everyone walked out with 3 or 4 grand in their pockets.

Allen looks like his journey is about complete. He really looks fit and healthy, I hope he doesn't go anorexic just to try to win the 100k, but that he maintains a healthy fitness level. He really looks fantastic and is a great inspiration.

I'm glad that Amanda finally came around and started admitting to loving herself. She has not been my favorite but I've grown some respect for her, especially now that she's arrived in the final four.

Anyway, Mike, thanks for keeping up with these reviews. I'm about to watch the "where are they now" episode and I'm excited to see you there.

posted Nov 28th, 2009 12:18 am


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