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    Gallery Week 3 Part 1

    Irina's teams workout.


    Denis's teams workout, with Anton reluctantly doing it.


    Denis pushing Olesya who is reluctant as well.


    Anton and Sarkis sharing their thoughts about missing home.


    Contestants arrive to the supermarket.


    Start of the challenge.


    Green leading the race.


    Black trailing and Maria urging Andrej to run.


    Anton again reluctant at the last-chance workout.


    Denis doing therapy talk with Andrej.
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    Gallery Week 3 Part 2

    Third weigh-in: Green, Purple, Gray and Aqua Teams.


    Third weigh-in: Yellow, Orange, Pink and Black Teams.


    The results.


    Black and Orange are on the chopping block.


    Third elimination.


    Pink Team's final vote for Orange.


    Anton and Sarkis's good-byes.


    Seven teams are now left.
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    Russian Season 3 Episode 4 Brief Summary.

    - Week 4 starts with Yulia (the host, I remind one last time) bringing in some mail from home for the contestants. For free. One by one she reads the main lines from the letters and then passes them to the losers. We learn that Olesya's family loves her but hates to see her anytime soon. And Stas's mom tells him to wear warm socks because it's getting colder (it's late September outside). Everyone receives letters from home except from one person - Maria K., or let me call her Mascha from here on now (to differ her from Black Team's Maria; Mascha is the other form of name "Maria"). You may remember that her husband called her "an ugly and fat monster". Mascha is very saddened. Then Yulia actually takes out a dictophone and tells Mascha that her husband sent her an audio message and insists on Mascha listening to it alone. When Mascha listens to the record, she is shocked. Her husband reproaches her for being gone to the show and says that their marriage always has been a kind of fake to him. Basically he says that he doesn't need her anymore. Mascha is naturally upset and starts to bawl so loud that other contestants hear it and rush upstairs to her bedroom and try to calm her down. Upon learning about the nasty situation, they try to convince her that she has a lot of friends down here in the house who won't let her down.

    - Later in the day, the trainers arrive and also learn about Mascha's mishap. Irina decides to talk to her one on one. She finds out that Mascha loved and still loves her husband, but also that he never loved her, even when they married. Irina is shocked and asks how Mascha could have married the man who didn't love her, and Mascha can't answer clearly. Irina says that physical pressure is one of the best ways to get rid of the emotional issues so she takes Mascha and her other contestants for the workout, where Mascha still can't focus totally but performs well, especially in the running on the treadmill. Irina tries to encourage her and uses only kind words and praises her for the performance.

    - Mascha isn't the only center of Irina's attention at the workout. Oleg breaks down a few times. His hand gets sore while he works out at the rowing maschine. And then he reinjures his leg while hitting the tyre with a hammer. Eight years ago Oleg was in a car accident that left his leg injured and now this old injury is unfortunately reactivated. Oleg limps heavily.

    - And this isn't the end yet. Boris also feels pain in the heart area and is taken to the hospital. He is very afraid that some unknown problems with heart might come out. Medics, however, have good news for him and tell that this pain is just a little strain and doesn't have to do with heart in any way. So it's no problem and Boris is evern allowed to come back to the house immediately. However, Boris himself is the problem. He is still afraid to have such pain around the heart and feels some anxiety. And basically decides not to work out for a few days. Which of course may cost him kilos at the weigh-in.

    - In the meantime, Denis the trainer continues to pressure on Olesya, whose body is still very lazy and doesn't want to work out actively. He is worried for her, still admits that she tries a little bit harder now.

    - This week's challenge is the Biggest Loser classique: swings with thin bars. Each team has a two-edged swing with a thin bar on each edge. The swings will twirl with increasing speed and the contestants must jump over the bars. As soon as they hit the bar with their leg, it breaks. And as soon as both bars are broken, the team is out. The last standing team wins. Only one person from each team will participate. Surprisingly, Yulia doesn't tell what the reward is, and, even more surprisingly, no one asks what it is. Stas, Andrej, Denis, Yurij, Ivan, Mascha and Anna will respectively represent Yellow, Black, Purple, Green, Pink, Aqua and Gray.

    - Right from the beginning, Ivan intentionally breaks one of his bars. He decides to do this to have a longer break between the jumps. While others have to jump twice during one swing cycle, he has to jump only once. This may actually work. We'll see. Very soon Mascha, who is still a mess, breaks both bars and Aqua is out. Then Yurij breaks one of the bars. A minute later, Denis stumbles on one bar (of course, breaking it) and falls on the floor. And while he's getting up, the other bar flies to him and breaks almost on his face. Purple is out. Next team out is Black, because clumsy Andrej can't jump quickly. Maria again starts to nag him a little about his loss. A couple of minutes later, Yurij crushes his second bar and Green is also eliminated. That leaves only Pink (with one bar left), Gray and Yellow. Anna tries her hardest, but she is the next one out so Gray won't receive the prize. Now it's between Stas and Ivan, who still jumps only once during a cycle. And this strategy pays off - the increasing speed makes Stas commit a mistake, he breaks one bar and falls, copying Denis's mishap. Soon the other bar flies and breaks on his stomach, and Yellow is out. A beautiful victory for the Pink Team! Ivan and Olesya are delighted but they still don't know what the prize is.

    - The prize comes the next day in the form of a mobile phone. Pink Team gets to call home. They also may choose two other people (people, not teams) to call home. Their choice is Lika and Maria who have small children at home. I won't stop at the conversations, you know what the content is ("I miss you so much" etc.).

    - With that, it's weigh-in time. No team has any advantages or disadvantages. It's for the first time when pure results will be counted. Irina is very nervous for her three teams, because in each of these teams, one person has a big problem: in Aqua, Mascha can't recover from the terrible home message; in Green, Oleg is double-injured, and in Gray, Boris missed two workouts in the first part of the week. As always, two bottom teams will face elimination and five other teams will have to make a choice. But... There is one more detail. The contestants were surprised that the challenge determined who gets to call home but had nothing to do with the weigh-in. It actually has. The thing is only the weight of those people who DIDN'T participate in the challenge, will be counted. Everyone is totally shocked, and so am I. I thought that such twists should be announced somewhat earlier. Whether everyone is shocked or not, the weigh-in must begin. Yellow Team is first.

    (The contestants whose weight is counted are in bold).

    YELLOW:
    Stas: 125 - 122 (-3)
    Lika: 109 - 107 (-2).
    Total percentage of weight loss: 1,83% (not sure where they will end up).

    PURPLE:
    Denis: 169 - 165 (-4).
    Svethlana: 104 - 101 (-3). Not bad!
    Total percentage of weight loss: 2,88% (they are in the first place right now but not safe of course).

    BLACK:
    Andrej: 194 - 191 (-3).
    Maria: 107 - 105 (-2).
    Total percentage of weight loss: 1,87% (current second place, Purple is safe).

    AQUA:
    Mascha: 107 - 106 (-1). Emotional issues still got to her.
    Agatha: 100 - 98 (-3). She is the first person this season to be in the double digits!
    Total percentage of weight loss: 2,00% (they are definitely above the yellow line and are safe).

    GRAY:
    Anna: 108 - 105 (-3). POWER!!!
    Boris: 133 - 131 (-2). Oh... This looks like to be the two missed workouts.
    Total percentage of weight loss: 1,50% (they are at the bottom which makes Black safe).

    PINK:
    Ivan: 167 - 163 (-4).
    Olesya: 131 - 128 (-3). Denis the trainer was worried for her, but she did okay.
    Total percentage of weight loss: 2,29% (it's ok and they are above the yellow line, so it's now between Yellow and Green).

    GREEN:
    Yurij: 152 - 149 (-3).
    Oleg: 121 - 120 (-1).
    Total percentage of weight loss: 0,83% (they are in last place, which means Yellow is safe).

    - Oleg is so upset that he almost cries when he gets down from the scale. He apparently feels he's not worth this place. Green faces elimination together with Gray. One of these two teams will be gone in an hour. At the deliberation, Oleg confirms my thoughts by saying because he's injured, and he feels like he doesn't deserve to be here anymore. He and Yurij talked about it and decided that they are the ones that should be sent home tonight, because those who can be here physically (Gray) must stay. However, not everyone shares his thoughts. Yellow and Pink Team, in particular, criticize Boris for his poor perfomance and for the missed workous this week. And Lika can't get how a fitness trainer (Boris works at the gym and can't do half of the things he tells his clients to do) could have let down himself so much. Pink Team has the same opinion. They feel like Boris doesn't need to be here, that he is not intended for this show. Interesting. Let's see how the vote goes.

    - At the elimination room. Yellow goes fist and votes for Gray, and Lika openly says that she wants more equal contenders (for her) here, implying that she and Stas are trying to get rid of the biggest threat (Boris is the current Biggest Loser in the whole house). Black decides to vote out Green because Oleg is injured and it will be hard for him to continue. Then Pink votes for Green, saying that they don't think that Boris came to the right place and that this isn't the place for the fitness trainers. Then Aqua votes for Green, because they want fair game and because Oleg asked to send their team home. For now it's a tie and Purple holds the deciding vote. Denis quite harshly says that he didn't hear a lot of motivation from Boris during the deliberation and that he feels like people with such a sport past will do fine at home. Purple votes out Gray, sending them home.

    - But... Is this really over for Gray? Just when they are about to leave, Oleg raises his hand. He asks to send his team home because, first, he is injured and can't work out normally, and, second, he misses home. He really asks to send them home. Yurij doesn't seem to mind. Yulia says that this is another unprecedented case in the Russian Biggest Loser history, and, because Oleg himself asks to leave despite the vote, she allows Green to sacrifice themselves. So it's Green Team that is out, not Gray, and Lika looks like she is very pis**d about it. As for Boris and Anna, they just look like they still can't recover for their salvation. Oleg and Yurij say their good-byes and leave the elimination room and the competition.


    NEXT WEEK: Lika and Stas openly say that they want to play the game and tried to get rid of Boris and Anna because they were strong competitors. And the remaining 12 contestants divide into Red and Blue Teams!
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    Gallery Week 4 Part 1

    The contestants are anxious to see their letters from home.


    Mascha breaking down at the news from home.


    Mascha's workout after talk with Irina.


    Denis the trainer pushing Olesya heavily.


    The premises of the challenge.


    Contestants struggling to jump over the bars.


    Last two standing: Ivan and Stas.


    Ivan winning the competition for the Pink Team.
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    Gallery Week 4 Part 2

    All the teams weigh in.














    Gray and Green Teams plead their cases (and Green basicall say they want to go).


    Elimination number 4.


    Purple's final vote for Gray.


    Green Team insists on eliminating them from the competition and keeping Gray here.


    And their plea is fulfilled.
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    Russian Season 3 Episode 5 Brief Summary.

    - Week 5 begins in the morning after Green Team's elimination. The remaining teams are in the dinner room and their mood is pretty somber. The trainers come in and ask how it went yesterday. They actually learn that Gray was voted out but Green brothers vowed to leave. Irina wants to know who voted Gray out. Pink, Purple and Yellow raise their hands. Irina asks what the motivation was. Lika replies that Anna didn't persuade her with the motivation and didn't speak to her the whole day. Irina, knowing that Yellow Team plays the game, asks whether it was the attempt to get rid of two strong competitors. Lika denies it but Stas basically admits that he compared Boris and Green brothers and figured out that it would be better for him to vote Boris and Anna out. Irina and Denis the trainer praise him for honesty although they can't accept the gameplay morally. In the confessional, Lika and Stas (especially Lika) ask rhetorically why do they need to keep stronger people here if it threatens their chances. So that was the reason to vote Gray Team off. In the room Anna seems to be shocked at the fact that someone decided to take her out because she was a threat.

    - Trainers offer to go for a work out to destroy the thick air in the house. In the very middle of this workout, two unknowns arrive at the ranch. Soom however their faces are shown and these are Season 1 second runner-up Vesta and Season 2 runner-up Yan (I'll tell you about these guys later when I briefly describe first two seasons). They enter the house and of course everyone is delighted to see them. Vesta and Yan meet the new contestants and rejoin with the trainers. They walk around the house, do some motivational speeches and work out a little bit at some gym stuff.

    - Then, the whole company goes out on a friendly football game. And it's fun until someone gets hurt - Denis the trainer falls and hurts badly his foot. He is taken away by medics soon. Has there ever been an injured trainer in the Biggest Loser history?

    - The next day the contestants arrive at some huge warehouse, settled with an obstacle course. Yulia is there and she announces that this time the trainers will compete in the challenge, by themselves. She asks Irina and Denis to show up. The trainers come down the stairway and Denis is noticeably limping. Yulia tells them how it works. At the beginning of the obstacle course there is a box. Inside the box is the sequence of ten colors that represent the colors of ten teams that were in the game in the beginning. The trainer must remember the sequence, do the obstacle course and then put the colored items in the righr order at the finish line. If he does it correctly, the clock is stopped. If he's wrong, he has to go back and do it all over again. The trainer with the fastest time wins. His prize is unknown though.

    - Denis doesn't refrain from the challenge because of his leg and completes the obstacle course almost walking all the time. Uninjured Irina runs. In the end, her speed comes out on top and she wins the challenge as both trainers repeat the color sequence correctly and she has the fastest time.

    - Now to the reward. Yulia announces to the contestants, that, shockingly, couples stage is over, and right now the teams will be divided into Red and Blue (Russian version of Black vs Blue). Irina won the challenge and can pick first. There is one significant catch: each team must consist of six people that represent all six remaining couples. So all couples are going to be divided. The Red Team will be trained by Irian and Denis will be responsible for the Blue Team

    - Irina says she can't pick anyone from her two remaining former couples (Gray and Aqua) and chooses Denis the player to join her. Denis is frankly bummed. From the beginning he wanted to train with his namesake trainer and now he must leave him. Svethlana automatically joins the Blue Team. Denis then picks Andrej to stay with him so Maria goes Red. Irina again picks up the stranger player - Ivan. Olesya is in Blue Team now. Denis decides to keep Stas with him so Lika joins Red. Irina finally has to make a choice among former Gray Team and picks Anna, which means Boris joins the Blue Team. Finally, Denis after a pretty long reflection takes Mascha on his team and sends Agatha to Red.

    - A few people are discouraged, mostly of course those who changed their trainer. Apart from Denis, Lika, Mascha and Ivan are not happy at all. Finally, Stas is also disappointed that he is separated now from Lika and has to do on his own.

    - Yulia proceeds to explain the rules of the challenge. These are basically the same, but, both teams have to choose one leader who will remember the sequence of colors. Then the whole team will run through the obstacle course and the leader then will have to reproduce the order. If he makes a mistake, he will have to run back the whole way and then back again to the finish line and make another try. The team with the fastest time wins. The losing team will have 2 kilos detracted from its combined weight loss this week. Red appoint Maria as their leader, and Blue choose Svethlana. Red is first to do the obstacle course. Maria spends about a minute or two remembering the colored order and then the team goes on a run. They help each other overcoming the obstacles and are at the finish line in 4 minutes. Marina puts the colors in the certain order and Yulia checks it out and says that thatís correct. Maria is very glad for her teamís pretty fast time but at the same time is worried for the Blue Team where her husband is now. Itís like double-edged sword, she says. Everyone feels pretty much the same.

    - Blue team also waits for some time until Svethlana remembers the colors and then comes thorugh the course, also pretty quickly. But in the end, it turns out that Svethlana misplaced a color or two so she has to go back by herself and basically to complete the obstacle course two times more. Upon coming back, Svethlana realizes that she made only one mistake (misplaced colors 7 and 8) and is very disappointed in herself. She makes all the way back pretty strongly and quickly for the oldest contestant of the season and corrects the mistake. But itís too late. Blueís time is 9 minutes so they lose the challenge. Svethlana is totally bummed and feels that she let her team down although all her teammates console and donít blame her.

    - Time for the next weight-in. The rules of course have changed. Itís now the team with the highest percentage of weight loss that will win the weigh-in. The losing team will have to send home one of its players. In Russian show, there isnít also the rule of immunity for the Biggest Loser in the team. Blue Team is first.
    BLUE:
    Lika: 107-105 (-2). Stable.
    Svethlana: 101-100 (-1). No double digits. Quite a bad week for her.
    Mascha: 106-105 (-1). Come on, two -1ís in a row, Whatís wrong with her, why she loses weight so slow?
    Andrej: 191-186 (-5). Finally. Thatís decent.
    Olesya: 128-126 (-2). Okay.
    Boris: 131-128 (-3). For him, itís mediocre.
    Blue Team also has 2 kilos detracted from their total. The total is 14 kilos, so they have 12 in the end and 1.57%.

    RED:
    Denis: 165-161 (-4). The guy doesnít lose less than 4 kilos in a week! I mean, thatís 10 lbs minimum in a week!
    Maria: 105-102 (-3). Thatís a good one!
    Agatha: 98-97 (-1). She had a few big losses in a row so Iím not surprised.
    Stas: 122-122 (0). Everyone is shocked and canít get what happened.
    Ivan: 163-161 (-2). Not so good as well.
    Anna: 105-102 (-3). Itís a big loss for her and together with Maria they are the Biggest Losers this week.
    Red Team lost 13 kilos and this is more than Blue Teamís result (but only if disadvantage is counted, purely Blue lost more) and the total percentage is 1,72%.

    - Red Team wins the weigh-in, but only by small margin which came up because of the challenge. So they are not very happy, and there are just modest applause. Red are in fact quite sad both with the close victory and with the fact that someone of them six will lose his/her initial partner tonight. Blue team has to deliberate whom to vote out.

    - In the living room Svethlana starts by saying that she let the team down in the challenge so she should go. Andrej tries to interrupt her a few times but Svethlana reads her monologue to the end. But you can see Andrej doesnít agree she should be voted out. Then Olesya, Lika and Mascha share their fears about going home. They all think they wonít make it there. Mascha again cries which starts to bug me a little bit. Too much tears are around her. This also bugs Lika who says that she also has a difficult life situation but she doesnít shed buckets of tears. But then Andrej finally says what he wanted to say. And it has nothing to do with him. He addresses Lika and basically asks her why she plays the game and tries to get rid of the strong competitors. He thinks itís very mean. Lika harshly fights back and asks him why it is mean to use your brain in the game and to do what benefits you. Itís not mean, itís playing for yourself, she says. In the confessional she also says she sees nothing bad in being smart and eliminating potential threats. Well, I think if she were smart she wouldnít say to Andrej openly that she plays the game. Andrejís face says that his mind about his vote is already set.

    - In the elimination room Andrej is the first one to cast his vote. He indeed says he votes for the person who he thinks has to go home and play games there. He votes for Lika. Lika, in her turn, votes for Svethlana because she is the oldest and has less potential. Svethalana says she thought a lot but in the end decided to vote out Lika because she feels that she is the weakest link in terms of weight loss. Mascha says that she was torn between Svethlana and Lika and that the determining factor for her was the fact that Svethlana is the hard worker and she is the first one in the gym early in the morning and the last one out late in the evening. Lika is not, so she votes for Lika. Olesya think the team should be physically stronger and votes for Svethlana. Itís three votes for Lika and two for Svethlana with Boris holding the deciding vote. If itís a tie, then the Red Team will decide who is eliminated tonight. But Boris coldly says that he doesnít understand the position of the person for whom heís just voted and casts the fourth vote for Lika, eliminating her.

    - Lika is very emotional at the table as she learns that she is out. In one more confessional she admits that itís probably her long tongue during the deliberation that made the majority vote for her. She also has hard feelings about the team eliminating her so coldly. Yulia tries to reassure her and says that no one at this table has any animosity towards her and asks other whether itís true, to which the remaining Blue members nod. But, whether they really hold a grudge against Lika or not, sheís no longer the part of the game. You see, Russians donít like strategies and donít accept the rule ďI must think about myself and get rid of the stronger competitorsĒ (well, most of them). They think itís mean and not good in moral terms. If Richard Hatch was on Russian ďSurvivorĒ, he probably would have been voted out right after he tried to make an alliance with other tribe members. Interesting, ha?

    NEXT WEEK: Denis seems to be pretending that his legs are in terrible pain and intentionally doesnít contribute to the team at the challenge! Will he get voted out if Red Team loses the weigh-in?

    I see by the tempo of the numbers of views' increasing, that Russian show recaps are read even more than Ukrainian ones.

    Russian Biggest Loser is also very interesting in the terms of social, donít you think?
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    Week 5 Gallery Part 1

    Lika explaining her voting strategy in the beginning of the week.


    Starting workout of the week.


    Yan and Vesta, season 2 runner-up and season 1 2nd runner-up.


    Friednly football game.


    Denis the trainer completing the challenge with a hurt leg.


    Newly formed Red and Blue Teams.


    Red Team going through obstacle course.


    Blue Team going through the course as well.


    Svethlana completing the course along after she made a mistake.
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    Week 5 Gallery Part 2

    Blue Team weigh-in.


    Red Team weigh-in.


    Andrej expressing his pretensions to Lika during the deliberation.


    Before the elimination.


    Boris votes for Lika, eliminating her.


    Lika saying good-bye to her teammates and especially to Olesya, the only person who didn't vote for her.


    Now it's eleven left.
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    Russian Season 3 Episode 6 Brief Summary.

    - It looks like nobody really cares for Lika because we donít even get to see Stasís sorrow about losing his team partner. The first event of week 6 is the pop challenge. Itís true/false trivia questions. One player from each team will run on a treadmill with speed increasing by 2.5 km/h every 2.5 minutes. And his teammates will answer the trivia questions trying to get as many correct answers as possible. As soon as the player on a treadmill stops, the challenge is over. The team with most correct answers will win and will get some unknown advantage at the main challenge.

    - Both teams quickly choose their runners. Red chooses Stas as the fastest person in their team. Blue chooses Mascha because they seemingly donít think sheís smart enough (without telling it to her) so they leave to her the physical part of the contest. Red goes first.

    - Stasís stamina is out after 9 minutes and during this time Red Team members try to think the trivia questions over and answer it correctly. Blue Team has other strategy. Itís clear that Mascha wonít last for 9 minutes like Stas so they try to answer them as quickly as possible, without thinking too much. Mascha stops after 5 minutes. In the end, surprising results are brought up Ė both teams answered 30 questions and, whatís even more surprising, both of them answered 24 correctly (Blue Teamís speed approach paid off)! So a rematch is held between the runners, Stas and Mascha. They will also answer some questions until one of them answers correctly and the other one wrongly. In the first round both make a mistake but then Mascha gives the correct answer while Stas makes a mistake and the pop challenge is won by the Blue Team. So they will have some advantage coming to the main challenge.

    - At this same challenge both teams have to push some wagon-like wheel constructions for five laps around the stadium. At each lap, one person from the team will also sit on this wagon and four will push. With each lap the person on the bandwagon will be switched. The team that completes five laps faster wins and will get 1 advantage kilo at the weigh-in. Because Red Team has an extra player, one member of their team must sit out. And here is where the interesting part comes. Denis doesnít come to the stadium on his own, he is propped by Stas and Ivan. It turns out that his right leg is very sore so he canít walk. It looks like not everyone believe him Ė Stas says that the leg can be sore but not to the point where the person canít walk at all, and Mascha suspects that Denis spares himself again and again and doesnít give it a 100%. But anyway Denis of course sits out.

    - Finally, as the reward for the pop challenge, Blue Team add 88 (!) kilos to the Red Teamís wagon in form of weights, which shocks Reds.

    - The challenge starts and both team come to push their wagons. Red starts with Maria on the wagon and is quickly ahead despite 88 extra kilos. This situation doesnít change until the 4th lap. In 3rd lap, Red Team has Agatha on the wagon and when the lap is over, Stas replaces her. But Stas was pushing the wagon from the edge, and after heís up, his place is taken by Anna and Agatha who are not powerful enough to push the wagon straight, so it goes to the right by inertia pushes from Ivan and now Red is stuck. Itís very hard to turn this thing while not moving it forward. Red wastes a huge amount of time trying to move the stuff and Blue passes them. Blue has the smart strategy of putting the strongest players (and they consider Boris and Mascha the strongest physically) on the wagon on 1st and 5th lap so these two could then push for four laps in a row. This strategy pays off in the end and Blue wins the challenge while Red is trailing one lap behind. So Blue team wins everything this week and will have an extra advantage kilo at the weigh-in.

    - Back at the house everyone is worried for Denis, who didnít appear in the living room in the morning. The contestants check him at his room and find out that he didnít even go out because in the evening he twisted the other ankle and now his left leg is also sore. So basically he canít walk because both legs are in pain. Again, many guys donít believe him. They think that Denis likes to be the centre of attention and is used to others taking care of him, and that this is one more attempt to draw attention and care to him.

    - On the morning of the Last Chance Workout day, Denis is given some painkillers and is now able to walk somehow. He attends the Last Chance Workout but doesnít give it even 50%. He doesnít complete even those exercises that donít involve legs. Irina is definitely irritated by this and seemingly knows something that Denis doesnít know. She leaves him for an individual session after everyone else leaves the workout and pushes him to do a few exercises while do a lot of talking to him about letting his team down at the challenge and becoming stronger physically and mentally. Now Denis completes all the exercises for an ďAĒ and Irina is very satisfied because her talk finally affected him. Then Denis comes up on his feet and is going to leave the gym limping. Irina notes that he walks quite good, to which Denis answers that itís because heís taken painkillers in the morning. But here Irina breaks to him the news that these were not the painkillers but some usual water that he drunk. It was not a medicine and still now Denis walks as if heís not in big pain. So he exaggerated his pain a lot and could do the challenges and workouts. Irina tries to put his mind on the right track and tells him that there is an old program of self-sparing and shutting down in his head that he switched on long ago and itís still working, and Denis lies because of this and he still doesnít have a girlfriend because of this and so on. He is so used to lying that he doesnít even notice this. Irina adds that itís time now to create a new program in his head which is called ďBe strong, donít be lazyĒ and like. She then demands Denis to say three new words with which he would like characterize himself in the future. Denis says itís ďgoal-oriented, confident, strong-willedĒ. Irina accepts this and seems to be very satisfied. And after this, Denis does a few more exercises with strength and determination and Irina says that this was his best Last Chance Workout. But will the weigh-in be the best for him?

    - As for the Last Chance Workout for other contestant, Stas also has some leg injury and mentions it a few times. From time to time he even makes grimaces which donít look like fake. Other contestants worry for him. We are shown a segment in which Stas comes to the showís medic who examines his leg and says that there are problems but they are not critical and Stats can work out pretty much like everyone else.

    - At the weigh-in, Denis is the first one to come up on the scale. We find out that his team knows now about his lying and Yulia asks whether Denis thinks his team will trust him now. Denis replies that canít make anyone trust him or not but will now do everything he is supposed to do. After this he steps on the scale.
    RED:
    Denis: 161-156 (-5). Wow. Everyone is speechless. Denis didnít work out good, but it looks like he ate right things.
    Stas: 122-118 (-4). A good weight loss, especially after a zero.
    Maria: 102-100 (-2). Either two or three. Sheís okay.
    Ivan: 161-157 (-4). Still he never loses very big numbers. I donít know whether itís good or bad.
    Agatha: 97-94 (-3). Another excellent weight loss. Sheís second now in percentages in the whole house only behind Boris.
    Anna: 102-102 (0). Itís another zero in the Red Team, but strangely, it looks like Anna takes it calmly. Maybe she knows something or has some plan? She doesnít look surprised.
    Red Teamís total is 18 kilos and with the disadvantage from the challenge itís 17 which is equal to 2,28%.

    BLUE:
    Svethlana: 100-97 (-3). Great weight loss and she is the second person this season to go into double digits!
    Olesya: 126-123 (-3). Good for her. Stable.
    Mascha: 105-103 (-2). Again, she loses weight somehow slow in comparison with others.
    Andrej: 186-180 (-6). Wow! Excellent! And he lost 32 kilos in 6 weeks!
    Boris: 128-123 (-5). Finally he is back on track after two not very successful weeks and is the Biggest Loser of the week for the third time.
    Blue Teamís total is 19 kilos and itís 2,95%. So itís all-Blue week! But, again, Blueís reaction is quite poor because they know that all their second halves are in the losing Red Team. Someone from this team will go home tonight.

    At the deliberation Denis understands that the majority of questions are around him now so he says that he made a mistake and he admits it and will now contribute to the team if heís still here the next week. Maria asks him how he managed to lose 5 kilos in a week if he didnít work out. Denis replies that he ate twice as less as he should have and thatís why he had such a big number. Others are bothered by this answer because they know that after this usually a plateau comes up. Ivan notices that you canít eat less than the necessary minimum that they are given. Anna then addresses Denis again and tells him whether he understands that everyone here cares for him and does a lot for him to be safe and healthy. She thinks he must respect it and show his commitment. Denis is silent at first and then just says ďAny more questions to me?Ē Anna says in the confessional that she wanted to punch him really hard after he said these words. After Denis, Stas takes the word and starts to mention his leg injury again, saying that he wants to be completely healthy so not to have such injuries. It looks like that women listen to him with some anxiety. I think the guy shouldnít have talked so much about problems that bother him, because these issues are real and not fake like Denisís.

    - At the elimination room the air is quite thick as the players start to cast their votes. Denis is first and he votes for Agatha only because he knows no one else will vote for her so he just wants his vote to have no impact. Agatha votes for Stas, saying that she is afraid for his leg and that workouts here are a way too much for him. Here! Thatís what I was talking about. Yulia looks like surprised and askes Agatha why she thinks Stas has an injury. Agatha answers that Ė right! Ė Stas said it himself a dozen times. So she thought he had an injury and decided to vote him out. So, basing her decision on assumptions, she votes for Stas. Stas himself says that likes manly men and doesnít like weak ones. This week Denis was weak and behaved not like a man so he votes for him to go home. Ivan has pretty much the same opinion and votes for Denis. Now itís Mariaís term and she votes for Stas because she too thinks that itís a way too dangerous for him and his leg to go through such grueling workouts. Yulia looks like sheís p**sed off by this decision (which I think she shouldnít do because she is the host and itís not her business to go into teamís inner issues) and asks Stas what the doctors told him about his leg. Stas answers that the doctors told him he could do workouts. So are the workouts that dangerous for him? It looks like they are not. And still, because Stas was talking too much, people made certain assumptions basing on his words and Stas has now two votes like Denis. And Anna is the last person to vote tonight. If she votes for Denis or Stas, they are out. Anna says that after the players were divided into two teams, Svethlana came up to her and asked her to look after Denis, and she promised that she will look after him (these words again make Yulia angry because she doesnít get all these promises to watch after a basically young adult man) so it wouldnít be right for her to break the promise and vote for Denis. She votes for Stas, eliminating him and thus the whole Yellow Team from the show. She then goes a little blah-blah-blah about Stas being a wonderful and kind person and asks Denis to be committed to the team because right now the team had to throw Stas down like a ďsandbagĒ from the sky balloon. The sandbag metaphor again bugs Yulia and she (I donít know why) resumes that Anna decided to drop Stas like a sandbag so Denis could stay. Anna did not say this. I again would like to say that I think the host should keep her opinion to herself.

    - Stas wishes everyone good luck and hopes that after the show they all will hold great relationships with each other. As he walks out and his fridge goes off, Red girls finally realize that they just threw out the strong player because of their wrong assumptions and sit with double facepalms over their face, and Maria whispers ďOh, God, what have we doneÖĒ

    - The good news is at the end we see Stas working out at home and looking definitely thinner than he was when he left. Itís the first really visible transformation in this season. Stas promises to work out further and runs away from the camera, saying that he must hurry to the treadmill.

    NEXT WEEK: Drama around the initial Purple Team continues as Svethlana and Denis seemingly have a quarrel and go against each other, and Svethlana looks like having open conflict with a few members of the Red Team.
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    Gallery Week 6 Part 1

    Teams before the start of the pop challenge.


    Stas running on a treadmill while others answer the questions.


    Blue Team wins with Mascha's right answer.


    Ivan and Stas holding Denis so he could walk to the challenge.


    Start of the main challenge.


    The moment where Red Team got stuck and subsequently lost the challenge.


    Denis sitting on his bed with, as he presumes, both of his legs hurt.


    Denis shocked as Irina reveals that he drank usual water and not the painkiller and still walked better.
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