The contestants went on a trip to the Grand Canyon. I absolutely LOVED the analogy they used regarding how the canyon was created by the Colorado River changing it's course and direction to create a new path, a new destiny and how those changes created something wonderful...and that they are on a course, a new path and they can change their destiny. It was such appropriate and amazing. I was really impressed.
However, I thought it was way too early to "toss them out" on their own for most of the week. They are still like children when it comes to this new healthy lifestyle, and they need guidance and assistance, which was very evident by how they were flailing about not having a clue what to do. I felt that would have been better to do in a few weeks....unless they are planning to take them back again later in the show to see what kind of progress they would make. Now that would be cool!
I have been cheering for Jerry & Coleen since day one. They are just the nicest, most down to earth "real" people on the show in my opinion. As Coleen has said, if Jerry doesn't make changes, he will die. Not that he might die sometime. He will die...soon.
Sadly, he got injured again, which hurt his ability to exercise, and they ended up losing the least amount, which meantthey had to decide which one of them was going to stay, and which one was going to go home. The exchange between them was so sweet, genuine and loving that I was in tears. When Coleen said "Dad I want to get married. And I want you there to walk me down the aisle" Jerry broke down. They show such true love between a parent and child.
As it ended up, Jerry did go home. Before he left some of the members of the other teams talked about them and you could tell they are well liked and respected. I was so sad to see him go, and I cried and cried. But wow! Talk about a transformation after he went home. On the ranch he lost 20lbs. Since that time he's lost another 50lbs. In the beginning he could only walk for 7 minutes maximum. Now he can run up to 1.5 miles. Incredible! But the best part of all was when the doctor talked about how much his health had improved already. When he started the show, he was on 5 different cardio medications. Already he is off 4 of them. What a triumph!
The reason this was my least favorite episode is not only because Jerry left, but because the brown team is still there. Vicky and Brady, who are the husband and wife team wearing the color brown. I really, really, REALLY hope they get voted off very soon. He is not supportive at all. During the first episode he was irritated he had to wait for her so they could finish the challenge together. Nice. During the second episode Brady had to nudge his wife and tell her to clap for another team that won, as she stood there pouting. Nice. And now this week, when everyone else was choked up and/or crying as the yellow team talked after knowing one of them would be going home, there stood Vicky grinning. Nice. Ok, I understand being happy, because if it weren't for the yellow team, one of the brown team would be going home. But still, have some class and save the smirks for your private room later. Oh and speaking of them going home, did you happen to catch what Vicky said would happen if they were the team having to send one of them home? She made it very clear that the one leaving would not be her. Her comment was something like "There is no need for discussion, I'll be the one staying. Brady will do just fine at home on his own. I'm the one who got us on this show, so I'll be the one who gets to stay here." Ok little miss thang, let's knock the attitude down a notch can we?
What did you think of the show this week?