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The Biggest Loser Episode: "The Biggest Loser: Families"

Season 6, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: The contestants take a calorie quiz for an advantage in the next challenge. Later, two players clash before the challenge, and someone sets a weight-loss record.
Original Air Date: Oct 28, 2008

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Season 6, Episode 8
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The Biggest Loser: Families Episode Recap: "Week 7" Season 6, Episode 8

The toughest part of this season's Biggest Loser has been duos getting separated and then eliminated. Last week Amy P. was voted off of Blue, leaving her husband Phil feeling isolated on the ranch. He felt that the decision was based on him and felt bad that his wife probably couldn't have done anything to control the situation. And Phil wasn't the only sad one. Bob was heartbroken as well. Unsure of what kind of game his team was playing, he questioned Vicky and Brady about Brady's low number at the previous weigh-in. Vicky stuck to her word and claimed that she didn't know what happened but her little smirk at the end of her interview made me think otherwise.

This week's temptation challenge was about making the best diet decisions because after all as Alison pointed out, "You are on The Biggest Loser because of the bad choices you've made." Special guest Dave Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief of Men's Health magazine, was there to guide them in "Eat this, Not That." On a table there were 2 different types of food and the contestants had to guess which one was healthier. Some of them were no brainers like the pasta with caesar salad vs. pasta with garden salad. Others were more of a gamble. Who knew a grilled chicken burrito with the works was better than 18 light beers? Blue came out with the victory and the prize was pretty valuable. They'd have a 40 pound advantage in the challenge. Even though we didn't know what this meant yet, it sounded pretty good.

We also had some drama on the ranch this week. Heba, as usual, decided to call Phil out in front of his team, and during dinner. She thought he was taking the game where it didn't need to be and that he clearly had it out for her and for no reason. Behind the scenes Brady, Heba's cohort, said that there is "only room for 1 rooster in this hen house and it's me." Phil claimed that he was simply having a game play conversation with Brady and that it was blown out of proportion. His team (and I) luckily believed him. Despite Heba calling him "a slimy snake in the grass," Colleen, Renee and Michelle told him that they were there for him as teammates and friends.

The temptation reward certainly came in handy for the challenge this week. The teams were strapped into a harness with each player holding a rope and essentially holding their own weight. But once any member fell, the team would have fewer hands to hold them up. When an entire team let go, they were out. Colleen immediately freaked out. Blue decided to put their heaviest in the middle thinking it would be easier for the outside people to hold the weight. Blue had a total of 932 pounds while Black was carrying 918. At the 30 minute mark, 1 member of each team had to let go. They decided on Vicky and Michelle respectively. This led Phil to have to compensate for all of Michelle's weight and as his hands started hurting more and more, Phil starts slipping. He eventually let go leading to the rest of his team letting go giving Blue their first team challenge win. Their prize was to choose a member on the opposite team, whose weight would not count at the weigh-in.

At the weigh-in Blue announced that Michelle would not be counted for the Black team. Clueless as to why she was chosen, Michelle stepped on the scale. She lost 2 pounds, a number that brought her to an even 200, and was pleased. Blue, on the other hand, was a little weary about having made the right choice. Next up was Renee who lost 3, followed by Colleen with 2 and Phil with 3. All around pretty low numbers and a percentage of weight-loss at 1.18%. Brady weighed in first for the Blue team. In a Biggest Loser first he lost 13 pounds beating out the total weight loss of the other team. Already victorious, the rest of the team weighed in. Vicky lost 2, Heba lost 6 and Amy C. lost 6. Amy has lost the most weight on the campus so far and Renee was the biggest loser of the week. Blue basically whipped Black's butt by losing 2.9%.

Deliberation once again is pretty tough on the losing team. While Colleen doesn't have the weight to lose that Phil does, Phil pulled a low number and let everyone down. Regardless I love how there's no drama and the Black team all recognize that it's no easy situation to have vote someone out. In the end they choose Phil. My favorite original duo is now gone. Phil gave a great goodbye speech and I'm so excited to see how he looks at the finale. And how sweet was it that he re-proposed!!

Tune in to Oprah on Thursday, October 30 (check local listings for air time) to see "Biggest Loser" trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and some of your all-time favorite contestants on the episode "Weight Loss Secrets of The Biggest Losers"!

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The toughest part of this season's Biggest Loser has been duos getting separated and then eliminated. Last week Amy P. was voted off of Blue, leaving her husband Phil feeling isolated on the ranch. He felt that the decision was based on him and felt bad that his wife probably couldn't have done anything to control the situation. And Phil wasn't the only sad one. Bob was heartbroken as well. Unsure of what kind of game his team was playing, he questioned Vicky and Brady about Brady's low number at the previous weigh-in. Vicky stuck to her word and claimed that she didn't know what happened but her little smirk at the end of her interview made me think otherwise.

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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