The Biggest Loser: Couples: Previewing Episode 7.13
It must suck to be Tara in last week's The Biggest Loser: Couples.  Without an inkling of an idea what the weight distribution whatever is for, you can't help but think she's overreacted—what, the frontrunner, being ganged on by the rest?  No reassurances from Aubrey that it's a “compliment” of her weight loss so far could stop her from crying and feeling so bad about things.  And then we find out, from out of the blue, that it's part of a challenge—and, while it puts Tara at a disadvantage, look where it got her.   So much for the tears.  For some reason I thought it made her look slightly foolish, but who could blame her?  As if that hasn't happened to me…

Since Tara was the one who got immunity, someone else had to go—and, last week, it had to be Aubrey.  In place because of Mandi's departure a few weeks back, and later when Cathy decided to sacrifice herself, well, you do feel that you deserve your place in the ranch, that you ain't meant to go and all that.   At least her elimination was deserving of the emotional outburst, compounded by what Ron said—that she has to go home and help her dad lose some weight, too.  It just had to do it.

So, between the two, which was necessary?  I don't really know.  At least Tara got immunity because of her feelings, although the only thing that I got from it were the witty put-downs she had after winning, and further proof that things are going really well between her and trainer Jillian Michaels.  I chuckled, and that was that.  Aubrey was, well, scared.   That didn't feel cocky.  While I've nothing against winners making a lot of their victories, well, I'll keep my mouth shut on this.

On tonight's The Biggest Loser: Couples, well, we know what's going to happen.  Ron gets sidelined because of another medical scare, and eliminated contestants return for a second chance—or a third chance, depending on who you were and how you fared during the first week.  As for the rest, well, the rest will have to keep their balance until one is—literally—left standing.  Former winners Ali Vincent and Michelle Aguilar fill in for a pregnant Alison Sweeney tonight from 8pm on NBC.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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