'Thintervention' Episode 5 Recap

Jackie takes extreme measures to sniff out the cheaters

Thintervention fans might have confused last night’s episode with another popular reality show: Cheaters. Frustrated with her participants’ low weight loss numbers, Jackie is determined to see some major numbers at this week’s weigh in.

As usual, the men were putting in major effort at the gym; the women were complaining (except Mandy). Jackie called out each low-weight-loss lady for their weaknesses: Stacy and Shay are skipping meals, causing weight gain. Nikki is cocktailing too much. Jeana is cheating with indulgences like deep–fried coconut shrimp. She asked all of them to stop sabotaging themselves –– a request you’d think would be unnecessary when you have a top trainer at your fingertips and cameras following you around 24/7, recording your every move.

During at-home ambushes, Jackie showed up at Nikki’s with a healthy dinner and the makings for a heart-to-heart. Joe, on the other hand, got sprung with an ass-whooping: A hardcore one-on-one workout in the park. He kind of brought it on himself, though: Last week at weigh in, he complained that Jackie’s constant attention on Nikki was unfair to the group members who were giving 100 percent. So she came and kicked his ass. And he loved it. (“When God gives you a bag full of muscled-up lesbian lemons, I guess you have to make lemonade.”)

Meanwhile, chatty Cathy Stacy visited the doctor, who explained that her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is turning off her “weight-loss switch” by making her body resistant to insulin. He tells her he’s going to slash her weekly caloric intake by 700 calories (!!) to jumpstart her weight-loss efforts.

For this week’s killer workout, mixed martial arts trainer Eddy Millis brought the pain. After pointing out a red puke bucket in the corner, he explains the finer points of grappling. Sensitive Bryan is less than thrilled, as boxing violates his anti-violence policy. In his poetic words, “Mixed martial arts makes my vagina boil.”

A surprise visitor showed up at weigh-ins: A polygraph examiner!  Bryan, Joe and Mandy are exempt because they have continually posted respectable (in Jackie’s POV, anyway) weight-loss numbers. Once hooked up to the lie detector, Shay says she is committed to Jackie’s program and that she worked out five times that week with no cheat meals. Nikki swears she has not had more than 22 cocktails. All of the women fail, including Stacy who, just moments earlier, had staged a dramatic, tear-infused rant over how Jackie’s allegations of cheating hurt her so, because she was following the program “to a T.” But the lie detector never, well, lies!

At the end of the show, a few mentors emerged. Mandy graciously invited Nikki to live with her for a week. Inspired, Bryan extended the same offer to Jeana, Whether these weight loss sleepovers end in a good-natured pillow fight or someone’s bra being frozen remains to be seen.

Bryan
Age: 36
Starting weight: 259 pounds
Wants to lose: 60 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode: 6
Pounds lost so far: 26

Jeana
Age: 54
Starting weight: 174 pounds
Wants to lose: 25 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode: +1
Pounds lost so far:  7

Nikki
Age: 39
Starting weight: 223 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode: +2
Pounds lost so far:  11

Stacy
Age: 23
Starting weight: 224 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode:  1
Pounds lost so far:  13

Joe
Age: 35
Starting weight: 230 pounds
Wants to lose: 40 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode: 3
Pounds lost so far:  17

Shannon aka “Shay”
Age: 22
Starting weight: 204 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode:  3
Pounds lost so far: 13

Mandy
Age: 48
Starting weight: 167 pounds
Wants to lose: 30 pounds
Pounds lost after fifth episode: 4
Pounds lost so far: 19

Watch Thintervention with Jackie Warner on Monday nights 10/9 C on Bravo.


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