Remember Arthur’s unbelievably bad game play on last week’s “Biggest Loser”? Well, luckily for the big guy, almost no one on his team remembers it anymore.Story: Temptation leads to betrayal on 'Biggest Loser'
Sure, as Tuesday night’s action began, Arthur’s recent temptation-turned-betrayal was still fresh in everyone’s mind. The black team may have lucked out in the last weigh-in, despite Arthur ridding them of Jay and Jennifer, their two strongest players, but with another weigh-in ahead of them, there was still cause for concern.
Not that those worries posed a problem. In fact, they highlighted the black team’s strength. When they’re worried, they come together.Story: Meet the season 11 'Biggest Loser' hopefuls
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If the reds were dealing with turncoat like Arthur, they’d likely berate him for letting “the family” down. Justin and Rulon would no doubt corner the troublemaker and pass on some of their patented intimidation-as-inspiration. That’s not how it’s done on the other side.
Arthur’s teammates rallied and helped him with his nutritional choices and fitness needs. In other words, for the good of the team and the good of Arthur, they put the past behind them.
Oddly enough, all that feel-good strategy worked.
After the black team briefly lagging behind the reds at the weigh-in, Arthur more than made up for the difference on the scale. The biggest player in the game finally saw a huge loss as he dropped an astonishing 20 pounds.Story: 'Biggest Loser': Where are they now?
Cue the high fives, the back pats and overall redemption of Arthur. As far as his teammates were concerned, he never let them down at all.
Team Red, on the other hand, had no such problem recalling Arthur’s earlier actions. His big win meant the reds had to vote off yet another member off their dwindling team. Unwilling to eliminate a part of “the family,” they sent home one of players Arthur gave them last week — the unlucky but thoroughly likable Jay.
Ree Hines wonders how many weigh-ins the black team will win before they stop calling themselves underdogs. Follow @ReeHines on Twitter and give her your best guess.
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