At the beginning of this week's instalment, she's feeling emotional - she got along well with Megan and felt in a "horrible position" when she had to choose between her and Mark. But Jeremy's there to reassure her and keep her focused. "The one person I can always count on is my brother," Conda says. It's time to get to work again!
The contestants head out into the night and are surprised to see large windows with pictures of their 'old selves' on them. "That is sick," Chris announces, while Kim is shocked to see her "dead eyes" in the photograph. "I feel alive now," she explains. "Not just am alive, but I feel it."
But what's the challenge? Alison Sweeney explains that the contestants have to climb a cargo net, grab a baseball, and use a slingshot to smash their window (there are two panes that need to be destroyed.) The first to manage it will win a 1lb advantage... but that's not all! The loser will get a 1lb disadvantage, which could be very important indeed at this stage of the competition. "The stakes couldn't be higher," Alison announces.
Time to get started! The first to smash a pane is Kim - she hits her baseball right through her "dead eyes". "I don't ever want to see that again," she explains. But the first to complete the challenge is Buddy! "It's the first time I won," he says. "I haven't had a 1lb advantage all season. I'm super stoked."
He's followed by Mark and Kim, but Jeremy's struggling to make any contact - and when he does, his balls just bounce off! Finally, though, he succeeds, leaving his sister Conda to fight it out with Chris. But Chris smashes her glass first. "I'm trying to stay positive," Conda says after the news of her 1lb disadvantage. "But it's hard to have an optimistic side at this point."
Well, maybe this will cheer her up! Alison reveals that while they've all found the beauty within, it's time to make the outside match the inside. It's makeover week! Not only will they go shopping with Jeannie Mai, but they'll get a new haircut courtesy of Ken Paves. Unsurprisingly, the contestants are pretty excited about this news...
First, the contestants meet up with Jeannie. She reveals that this is going to be the "biggest" makeover week the show has done and reveals that she can promise it will be "unforgettable". What could she possibly mean? Jeannie reveals that she's "proud and beyond honoured" to present something - the contestants are about to see someone who's not just a style icon, but an icon to an entire nation.
When everyone sees the screen, there are a fair few squeals... but who is it? It's only Michelle Obama, the First Lady! She congratulates everyone on what they've achieved so far, explaining that it will have a big impact on their families too. She adds that she'd love to hear about their journeys in person... and invites them to Washington! That's right, they're going to the White House to unveil their new looks!
Kim gets emotional and admits that before she would have come up with excuses for why she couldn't go, as she wouldn't feel worthy. But that's all changed now. So Jeannie has to get them some outfits!
Before dressing them all, she makes them confront their old clothes to see how far they've come during the show. Kim's thrilled to learn that she's now a size six ("it feels like success instead of failure"), while Mark gets tearful when he looks in the mirror. "This is what I've wanted," he says. "Looking in that mirror, suddenly I go, 'This has all been worth it'."
After getting their outfits, everyone heads to Ken Paves's salon to get their hair styled! Ken tells Chris that it's important for them to change their appearances, or they won't be able to see the difference in their bodies. "I'm ready to just look younger and more vibrant, because I feel younger and more vibrant," Chris says. Meanwhile, Kim jokes: "I'm definitely ready to take DC by storm!"
Elsewhere, Conda decides to cut her hair shorter and donate it to Locks of Love. So Ken gives her his scissors so she can make the first cut... Conda might be nervous, but she still goes for it! So with everyone's hair done, it's time to hit the White House...
Unveiling the New Looks!
It's about to get emotional! The contestants arrive in Washington and enter a lovely room in the White House one by one to show off their new looks to Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince (and they're not the only ones who'll be seeing them...)
"You look incredible," Bob says when he sees Mark arrive with his new shaven look and suit. "You can't hate on a bald head," Dolvett jokes. Mark admits that Chism's exit earlier in the season gave him a whole new reason to work hard - he didn't let it stop him. Bob and Dolvett congratulate him, but leave him alone for another surprise... his family! They're shocked to see his new look and Mark admits to feeling "overwhelming emotion". "I don't care what the rest of the day holds," he says. "This is as good as it's going to get." The only sad point is that Chism wasn't able to share the moment with them.
"I feel in awe," Chris says, as she walks in. Bob and Dolvett agree that she looks "fantastic", and Bob explains that she looks younger rather than older than she is now. Her family are in shock when they arrive and Chris's daughter Amelia says she is "very proud" of her. Chris's children agree that they have learned they take her for granted and add that they are proud of her. "It's the best feeling in the world," Chris says. "It's definitely one of the best moments of my life."
Bob jokes that Buddy looks like "a president" when he walks into the room. Dolvett's also hugely impressed: "This is the person week one that couldn't even stand up on a treadmill." Buddy explains that his life is now more vibrant and colorful, and he feels like he's at a place where he's ready to take a swing at life. When Buddy's wife Shelby arrives, she admits that she hardly recognises him. "He's my best friend and I just can't wait to take him in as much as I can, savour every moment I have with him and just don't ever let him go," she says. Buddy's thrilled to see his wife and two sons: "This is now officially the perfect day."
Dolvett admits that working with Conda has been an "obstacle course", but now she is a "beautiful, loving, fearless young woman". Conda admits that she can do anything she puts her mind to now, and she's a strong person now. She explains that she's happy she can do that for her daughter... so it's not surprising that when she sees her she begins to cry. "All that really matters is that I'm holding my daughter," she says. The rest of her family are also "proud" and surprised by the change in her.
There are more surprises as Jeremy walks in to join them! He explains that seeing the shock on his loved ones' faces made him realise just how much he has changed during the show. His mum Deedee says that he "looks so amazing and happy", adding that she is "just so proud of him". Jeremy, meanwhile, explains that it is "super rewarding" to be able to share the moment with his family.
Kim surprises Bob and Dolvett when she walks in as they describe her new look as "absolutely incredible" and "amazing". Dolvett explains that finally, the "light" he has been looking for in Kim has arrived, while for her part she says she's ready for the finale now. She says her "whole life has changed" and admits that she feels like a "knockout" now. Here comes the emotional bit - her kids arrive and reveal that they are "really proud" of what she's done. "It makes it all worth it when you see your family walk through the door," Kim says.
Meeting Michelle Obama...
After all that emotion, it's time for the big event - meeting Michelle Obama! The contestants explain that they are proud that their achievements over the course of the show have brought them to this moment... and then she walks in!
Unfortunately for us, we'll have to wait until next week to find out just what's in store, but we do know that the First Lady will be working out with the contestants. Now that's a class we'd like to be a part of...
The Biggest Loser continues Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.
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