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The Biggest Loser Episode: "The Biggest Loser: Couples"

Season 7, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Rocco DiSpirito teaches the players to choose healthy meals while dining out and later prepares a special meal for the team that wins a cook-off competition. Later, Sugar Ray Leonard gives boxing lessons to the teams, and the contestants pack and load kits for a food bank during the weekly challenge.
Original Air Date: Mar 3, 2009
Guest Cast Rocco DiSpirito Sugar Ray Leonard
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Season 7, Episode 10
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: "Week 9" Season 7, Episode 10

With 11 players eliminated, 11 remain. Last week, Dane went home and while Mike and Ron are happy, Tara is devastated. He was the one person she leaned on (what about her partner?) and tells the Blue team it was a stupid choice to get rid of him.

The contestants head over to Chefs, Inc where handsome chef Rocco DiSpirito is waiting for them. He tells them that fast food is the worst food you can eat and demonstrates just how fatty it is. The teams are tasked with coming up with new, tasty — and most importantly, healthy — versions of a hamburger, pizza, and burrito. After the 30 minutes are up, it's time to name a winner. In the father/son pizza showdown, Ron wins out with his 276 calorie pie. One point for the Blue team. The Black team wins in the burrito category with only 303 calories, as opposed to the Blue team's 525 calorie whopper. In the hamburger competition, the Black team wins by making a bison burger with chopped onion, Portobello mushrooms and feta cheese. Surprisingly, it was the ketchup and mustard that was the Blue team's downfall. So, the Black team wins the challenge, an extra team vote and a nice meal prepared by Rocco.

Bob takes his team to 24-hour Fitness to partake in Everlast shadowboxing. Aubrey is extremely excited as she was a boxer for three years — who knew? They walk in and  Sugar Ray Leonard is there to teach them. He gives them an inspiring talk, leads them through an intense workout and tells them to stay focused.

Dr. H pays a visit to tell Mike and Tara that they are the king and queen of the record-breakers. Mike has lost 134 pounds of fat, and even though it's only 91 pounds of weight-loss, it has never been done. Tara has had a 29 percent weight-loss in three months. Meanwhile, Jillian and Sione have a little heart-to-heart. He tells her he's adapting to the change in trainers, and she leads him in some metabolic training with high intensity circuits. But he pushes himself a little too hard and falls and twists his ankle. My favorite Tongan better be okay!!

The teams go to a food bank — the sight of their next challenge — where they learn that one in eight Americans struggle with hunger. As overeaters, the contestants are happy to be giving back for all the extra food they consume. The task is to take the donated food, assemble it into a kit and then take them across the warehouse and load onto trucks. Once completed, they will have helped feed 1,200 people for a day. We learn that Aubrey went to food banks for her first two children, so this challenge means a lot to her. The teams take off, and after scrambling to get the job done, the Black team comes up victorious yet again. They win a year of free groceries from General Mills and a letter from home, and will be featured in a national campaign for Cheerios. The Blue team is tired of seeing their opponents celebrate wins, and Mandi and Aubrey just stand there hugging and crying from their loss. When they return to the ranch, the Black team reads their letters as we are treated to the requisite cheesy music montage. And then Mike does one of the most generous things I've seen on this show: He gives his year supply of groceries that he's won to Aubrey. Pretty stand-up guy, I'd say.

The Black team reports back to Jillian that they've won again, but she tells them not to be so gloat-y. Jillian, do you ever get excited for your team? She's mad that Laura chose to be the teammate to sit out when Sione was hurt and Helen is much older. And then she gets a beat down. Apparently there's a problem when Jillian isn't yelling at you, because it means she's lost all hope. She decides to "create awareness" for Laura and asks her teammates who is the weakest link, knowing they'll choose her. After being called out, she leaves the gym and cries that what Jillian did was worse than someone calling her fat to her face or making fun of her. But she cools down is eventually ready to talk it out. As Jillian often does, she asks Laura why she's really there, to which she responds, "I want love." Sometimes I think Jillian should be my therapist, she's so good at it.

The weigh-in is a bit different this week. Instead of weighing in against each other, everyone weighs in with each other. If they could collectively lose a total of more than 77 pounds (equal to each of them losing a pound a day), then everyone would gain immunity. If they didn't hit that number, one person from each team would go home. As an added bonus, for every pound lost, The Biggest Loser will donate 100 pounds of food. Enter the scale...

Helen loses 5 pounds.
Mandi loses 8 pounds.
Sione loses 3 pounds.
Aubrey loses 8 pounds.
Laura loses 7 pounds.
Ron loses 6 pounds.
Tara loses 11 pounds. (94 total pounds in 9 weeks. I can't even recognize her!)
Kristin loses 9 pounds.
Filipe loses 8 pounds.
Cathy loses 3 pounds.
Mike loses ...

Wait, what? That's it? We're left with a cliff-hanger. Tune in next week to find out who, if anyone, will be eliminated.

For more on last week's eliminated contestant Dane, including his thoughts on his marathon "scandal," head here.

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With 11 players eliminated, 11 remain. Last week, Dane went home and while Mike and Ron are happy, Tara is devastated. He was the one person she leaned on (what about her partner?) and tells the Blue team it was a stupid choice to get rid of him. read more

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