Mini caps of Biggest Loser and the Flipping Out season finale.
Flipping Out: Saint Claire of Assisi
It’s the season finale, so that means it’s time to resolve all of the ongoing storylines, even the ones Bravo hasn’t mentioned in a while and which I’ve totally forgotten about. F’rinstance: Jeff is going to New York again for another week, this time to celebrate the completion of the House Beautiful kitchen. We haven’t heard anything about it at all since the last time Jeff had to go to New York. But that’s probably by design on Bravo’s part—the House Beautiful people have been off building Jeff’s kitchen 3,000 miles away, which means Jeff hasn’t had any control over the construction. And by the time they get to New York it’ll be time to time to unveil the kitchen, so there will be no time to correct anything. It’s a huge unknown, and he’ll be seeing it about the same time as the ENTIRE WORLD.
So with that looming over his head, he has to see to all his LA projects before he leaves. Last week’s cliffhanger, the cabinet installation at the Royal Woods property, finally does get completed after Jeff hectors the contractor, Alex, enough. The Royal Woods family gets to move back into their home and the project is deemed a success. Jeff also finishes up the New York Drive remodel, (i.e. the one with the lesbians). They wound up redoing the entire house, and now that it’s finished it looks great. Plenty of before and after pictures. (Soooooo many…I probably won’t upload more than a couple of them). And Jeff concludes the “first phase” at Casa Vega, which was the lobby and the exteriors. Next Jeff plans to do their bathrooms, but being that as of October 2010 Jeff’s website only showcases the first phase, that seems up in the air. In addition to the work, Jeff’s arborists discovers a “white fly” infestation in Jeff’s olive trees, so Jeff makes Trace spray them down with poison for twenty minutes. (Although Jeff suspects the arborist planted the flies there so he’d get repeat business).
Jeff also inadvertently snubbed Jenni over the New York trip. He initially invited only Sarah and Trace, because they helped with the actual design of the kitchen, whereas Jenni only helped him with that initial pitch meeting a few months ago. Once again Jeff only considered the practical implications and not the emotional ones, and Jenni’s hurt. But when he notices that, he rectifies it. And by that I mean he buys her a ticket and refuses to listen to her when she says she feels weird going now that a whole issue has been made out of it.
And finally, New York. Everyone gets to the city, they head over to Rockefeller Center to see the completed kitchen, and…well, it’s perfect, even though Bravo did everything possible to suspense it up. The kitchen is everything Jeff could have wanted. Five hundred people show up to the party to congratulate him, (they’re all strangers), he get interviewed by Al Roker, and Jeff’s on top of the world. Even his real family, including his Dad, showed up to support him.
All success has brought in more business, much like at the end of last season. It’s getting to be so much that Jeff considers opening another office, but only briefly. He can’t relinquish that much control. Instead, Jeff celebrates by giving the his employees new titles, (but not changing their responsibilities or paying them more). Zoila is Director of In-House Operations. (Earlier in this episode we saw these “in-house operations” include cleaning Monkey’s asshole. Yup). Jett is Senior Manager of In-House Operations. Sarah is Senior Vice President of Communications. (Easily my favorite new title). And Jenni is Chief Operating Officer, or “coo.” And Trace gets nothing. All in all, a fun end to a fun season. Check back Friday for the full rundown!
Biggest Loser: Bluzgirl
Yowsa, there was a lot of action of BL last night. And lots of cupcakes. First, Allison announced to the house there would be TWO people going home, with the introduction of the ever-popular red line at the weigh in. If the person falls below the red line due to lowest percentage of weight loss, they are gone. Finished. Kaput. And still fat. There was a tempation challenge, involving cupcakes, which Adam won. What he won was different than any other reward in BL history and no, it was not a “two minutes in the closet” reward with Allison. Shudder. He won a 1lb advantage for the weigh in he could actually save up for future weigh ins, if he felt comfortable with his weight loss. (So, he could have 2lb advantage in 2 weeks, 3lbs in 3 weeks, etc.). This could make him extremely powerful—and also a huge target. The alliance of Frado, Patrick and Brendan pulled Ada in to decide if Adam ever falls below that yellow line, he is gone.
Curtis Stone, a tall drink of Brita water is the special guest this week. He shows the group how to make healthier cupcakes–under 100 calories. Oh, boy. Just means you have to eat five of them. Adam decides not to use his advantage this week at the weigh in and he is able to stay above the yellow line, having lost 10lbs. Frado is at the top of the leader board, losing a huge 20lbs. Sophia and her awful hair ribbon fall below the red line, losing only 2lbs, so she is sent packing.
At the challenge, Burgandy can not play because Doc Hollywood makes her sit out over a bum leg. Frado does the safe thing by saving Jessica from the challenge, since she was next in line to be safe this week. So, the other four people below the yellow line (Elizabeth, Jesse, Mark and Lisa) have to complete the really stupid challenge of unrolling 900lbs of carpet. Elizabeth is last and she joins Burgandy as one of the vote-out options. Elizabeth (wheezy) is better liked by the house mates, so she gets to stay and Burgandy goes home. Thanks, Douche Hollywood.