The Biggest Loser

Season 7 Episode 20

Episode 719: "Biggest Loser" Revealed in Season Finale!

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2009 on NBC
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In this must-see, exciting live finale, all of the contestants from this season return for a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time - and show America how much weight they've all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. There are four contestants left, but America has voted on the two that fell below the yellow line in last week's episode to choose who will be the third finalist in the game. After America's vote is revealed and the third finalist is announced, the eliminated player will then weigh in with the other 12 eliminated contestants to compete for the $100,000 "at home" prize. And for the first time ever, America will also get to choose between two people to decide which one will be a contestant on the next season of The Biggest Loser. Then it's the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season's "Biggest Loser" and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000.moreless

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  • Recursive therapy required

    6.0
    You know, in the end of all things, this show is supposed to be about losing weight and winning money. I understand that this is a dramatic change for the people involved and I fully support and cheer them on but honestly, was there a need to drag this on and on? That's what the finale was, a big bore and a letdown. Let me break down my review into these two parts. First the bore.



    Some of you may be wondering what I mean in my summary by "recursive therapy". Allow me to explicate via a curt summary of this finale episode of the Biggest Loser: "It was too bleeping long!" Seriously, it was so bad that I had to resort to watching other TV shows to amuse myself while I waited for the important tid bits.



    Honestly, 3 hours? Was I watching an Indian movie? And before the critics and dissenters rise up against me, I'm Indian. Therefore by property of equality, I am given the full freedom to diss' my own culture's rather long movies.



    This finale was merely a presentation of all the participants in this game called "The biggest loser". So why the need to stretch something so inflexible? Just present the data and final tallies and be done with it. I fully understand the need to remind everyone of the challenges and pathways taken by the contestants to get to this part, but honestly repeating it over and over again and showing the scenes multiple times was a bit much. Especially since the scenes were so emotion-laden that by the end of it I felt as if I had had a workout with Jillian and Bob. Besides, we've been following along for the majority of the season right? So there should be no need for all this.



    Enough of that ranting. Next the disappointment.



    I was so elated to see that Jerry, the senile gentlemen, having nearly lost his life at the beginning of the show had lost so much weight and disabilities instead! And he had won 100k! Holy cow! I was so happy for him, he fully deserves it and he's my inspiration for continuing to work out and remain healthy. However, I was supremely and utterly disappointed with one major result. This is actually the most important result as well, the final one. I cannot believe that Helen had won it.



    I fully understand the math behind it, in fact I have a bachelors in physics. So yes, I grasp the concept of weight loss percentage. However I just cannot believe that she won. I was rooting for Tara all the while. She deserves it much more and would definitely win it, were it based on effort rather than weight loss percent. The fact of the matter is, Helen looked like an old leather sofa. No offense my dear but 117 lbs? Time to get fat! This is borderline malnutrition and emaciation! You had looked much prettier before and I in-fact couldn't believe that a 40 some odd year old woman could be this beautiful. I have no idea what happened after that. Honestly. I think you took weight loss way too far.



    I'm thankful I watched the episode on hulu, because then I could fast forward and skip through all the parts containing Helen for I felt as if I was going to vomit.



    I've lost my interest in this show. It's meaningless. The show is about life changes, weight loss, nutrition and science. The science is lacking, the weight loss and nutrition are more like advertisements for products, and the life changes are contorted into sheer and utter worthless drama.moreless

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