There must be a party every week on The Hills, and this time it's Kristin's turn. So what drama transpired and how awful were Holly Montag's drunken dance moves? Keep reading to find out.
Kristin hosts a Malibu beach party that creates even more of a rift in Brody and Jayde's relationships. After fighting at his birthday, Brody and his g.f. make up over lunch but disagree about attending his ex's bash. Jayde doesn't want to go, but Brody is adamant. "You have an amazing time," Jayde says sarcastically.
Abby Rike knows tragedy. Three years prior to her Biggest Loser journey, the high school teacher lost her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and 2-week-old son in a car accident. Rike, who has now lost a total of 82 pounds, went to the ranch determined to live life again. She was eliminated midway through the season when she nominated herself as the sacrificial member of the Black team to go home. The 32-year-old fan favorite told TVGuide.com why she feels she made the right choice, how unexpected her media attention has been and which former contestant has become her at-home support system.
TVGuide.com: Why did you volunteer yourself to go home?
Abby Rike: It had been an incredibly emotional week, and at the end, [Amanda] was on the cusp, something was going on with Daniel, and Shay, quite frankly, I'd take a bullet for. I went on the show to get a life back and I felt like I was getting it. It was never about a game for me, it was never about prize money — the prize for me was life. So at that moment, I felt that I was really blessed and it was just what needed to be done. It was the right choice for me.
TVGuide.com: How did you feel about being put on Jillian's team and separated from Allen?
Rike: As soon as Tracey won the golden ticket, I had a sneaking suspicion that...
Blue is curious why Black chose to send Dina home. Amanda is honest and admits that it was about the friendships she had. Liz, during her interview, is angry and says that they should just wait until they really have to make a tough decision because as hard as they say this week was, they didn't think twice about it.
One Tree Hill
This week's episode answered many questions by flashing into the past to reveal the truth about Nathan and Renee, where Quinn and David went wrong and why Clay is unable to open his heart.
On-screen, he's the tough- and quick-talking flight medic Rabbit, but in real life, Cliff Curtis is a veteran film actor from New Zealand, whose role on NBC's Trauma (Mondays, 9/8c) is "the most fun character" he's ever played. Curtis hinted to TVGuide.com what's really going on in Rabbit's head, who he should hook up with and why this was the first TV role to steal him away from the big screen.
TVGuide.com: As a film guy, what drew you to TV?
Curtis: I really liked Rabbit — he's the most fun character I've ever played. He's got endless possibility, he's heroic, he's a bit of a goofball, [he's] masculine, but the journey is that he's probably going to reconstruct that whole thing that he's got going on. This is a character I've not had the opportunity to play in film, so I thought, I'm going to go for it. [And] I thought, I can get into this. There's enough action, enough boy stuff. Once we get to know the characters and set up who they are, we can delve into the story lines as well. Rather than just being about an incident, you start to wonder what's going to happen next.
TVGuide.com: The Oct. 19 episode briefly touched on your character Rabbit having post-traumatic stress disorder. Will that story line be developed further?
Cliff Curtis: Oh yeah, Rabbit's whole bag of tricks is that he doesn't want to deal with that whole side of life. [He wants to] have fun, be masculine and look cool in his Ray-Bans with his big blue...
One Tree Hill
Monday's episode of One Tree Hill (8/7c, CW) might just be the turning point viewers have been waiting to see all season. Executive producer Mark Schwahn calls "I and Love and You" a very emotional hour that delves further into Clay's history and the Nathan love-child story line when Renee is featured on Dan Scott's talk show. The episode is directed by star James Lafferty, who made his Tree Hill directorial debut last season. Lafferty told TVGuide.com that this was an "ambitious" episode that "tells a lot of stories that the audience has been waiting to hear."
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At 253 pounds, Dina Mercado went the Biggest Loser ranch hoping to get healthy for her and her son. Dina was paired with powerhouse Rudy until the fifth week when the dynamic duo was split up. One week later, Dina and the rest of the Black team spent a week at home while Blue remained on campus. Dina's team lost the weigh-in as a result of its trainer-less time. Despite not having the smallest weight loss on her team, Dina was voted out.
"I think things would've been a lot different had the Blue team gone home," Dina told TVGuide.com. "Black team would have ultimately won the weigh-in."
Dina credits competitor Tracey's game play and lack of heart for splitting her up from Rudy and her other allies. "Going into that whole situation I pretty much knew she was going to split us because...
After being stood up by Justin Bobby, Kristin decides to take a little break from L.A. So where does she go? Home to Laguna Beach, of course. Kristin arrives and shares some wine with her dad, who asks if she's seen Steven or Lauren lately. Um, have you not seen the last four seasons of The Hills, mister? Daddy Cav also hilariously asks if Brody (Kristin's ex) is still in love with himself. Kristin then tells her dad and stepmom about the new guy she's dating —Justin Bobby— and that she took a ride on his motorcycle. I think Dennis knows what she really means here. He's cool but a flake, she says, and not someone you'd necessarily take home to pops. Good thing it's "nothing serious."
Ding-dong, the witch is... wait, Tracey's still here? Yep, the Blue team decided to switch it up and send home Mo, the sweet coach from Kentucky. When Tracey walks in the door, Black is shocked and she knows it. (Cue her tears.)
This week featured the challenge at the beginning of the episode. Alison meets the players to let them know that they'll have to dig through a pile of sand to each find a key. The team that finds all four keys and unlocks their treasure first will win a prize to be revealed at the end. It's a typically looks-tougher-than-it-is task and after a long-winded hunt, Blue team wins. So what do they get? The bittersweet tickets to go home. Because going home can be seen as both a reward and a detriment, Blue has the option to pass the week at home to Black — which they do.