What is the deal with Rulon just 'walking' off? He seemed like he wanted to stay. He did his utmost to win the 'Track Challenge'. Sure, he was beat by Tara Costa but could that have anything to do with it? Was Rulon pissed off he let a girl beat him? Was his decision to leave a form of a tantrum and sour grapes? What do you think?
But that's likely not the true answer. Personally, I think Rulon had another weight gain for the week. Yes, for a while I've believed the producers know in advance what the weigh-in is likely to be. No reason they can't pre-weigh the contestants then have a weigh-in for the cameras to play up the drama. Let's be honest, that's not a real scale they step on. If my scale acted like that I'd toss it in the bin, but I digress. How many times has it come down to one last final weigh-in. So they producers must have realized he gained again, reviewed the tapes, caught him breaking more rules (sources say he was eating in his room again, sneaking off campus and making phone calls) so they politely asked him to leave of his own free will before they officially DQ'd him (Sorry Courtney I had to).
Personally, I enjoyed the former contestants and loved seeing Tara beat Rulon. I can't be the only person glad to see Tara and the others again. Out of all the episodes to cut down to 1 hour though, they chose this one? They could have built up more Rulon story/drama, showed more former contestants, argued and debated after Rulon walked off. Hell, this episode could have been three hours long.
Does Rulon walking off demean the rest of the season? Of course not. It's just a bad testament to Rulon's dedication to being fit. He obviously has serious issues he needs to deal with, and that's pretty sad. Also with Kaylee gaining weight again and her being sent away, we've got a win-win situation for Biggest Loser. It can only get better from here.
Wait, next week is make-over week. See? It's getting better already.