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

Season 7, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: A surprise challenge could affect the weigh-in. Later, the players compete in a relay race to win a full day of luxury and spa treatments, but some players fall victim to temptation during the challenge; and a contestant clashes with a trainer.
Original Air Date: Mar 10, 2009

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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: "Week 10" Season 7, Episode 11

Just two weeks ago, the teams were divided into Black and Blue, but it's already time for another twist-eroo. But first, we need to see the results of Mike's weigh-in. He has to lose more than nine pounds, or else one member from each team goes home. Can he do it?

He sure can! Mike loses 11 pounds, guaranteeing all the players one more week on the ranch. But it's not all fun and games. Only minutes after learning that they'd be safe another week, the contestants are summoned to the courtyard to meet Alison who announces that Week 10 starts now. "Forget the yellow line, this week is one-on-one," she says. So what exactly does that mean? A pop challenge determines who gets to choose who faces off against whom in the weigh-in. Win your face-off and your team gets a point; first team to three wins. The pop challenge is simple enough: Each person does a wall-sit and whoever lasts the longest wins. Kristin from Blue sits out due to unexplained medical reasons, so Black elects Sione and Helen to not participate to even up the numbers. Within the first 25 seconds, Ron is out. Then Cathy and Aubrey falter, leaving Mandi as the sole Blue competitor. Filipe and Mike soon drop with Laura shortly behind. Mandi eventually gives out and Tara from Black is victorious yet again. She immediately accepts the pen and paper and works out the match-ups.

Tara decides to pit Mike against Cathy, the youngest player versus a grandma, with a 31-year age difference. Next she pairs Sione with Mandi, the strongest from each team. She puts Filipe up against Kristin, who doesn't look happy, but he surely is. He tells her, "You're going down, you big blueberry." I thought these cheesy stare-downs were funny. Tara also matches Helen against Ron, a guaranteed point for Black in most people's minds. Lastly, she pairs Laura and Aubrey, leaving herself out of the equation.

In the gym, Filipe begins his workout in a great mood, joking around as he taunts Kristin. Has anyone noticed that while he's losing pounds, he's gaining some hair on his head? Anyway, he starts to get irritated as the time passes and Jillian seems to ignore him. He starts to feel alone without Bob, especially when the workout ends and Jillian leaves having not trained him. Filipe is mad, and we later see what happens when he reaches his boiling point.

This week's challenge is a complicated relay race. For the Black team, Filipe leads off against Ron from Blue. Although Black takes an early lead, he doesn't destroy Ron in the pool as much as I thought he would. Sione takes over the next leg for Black and Cathy starts up the stairs for Blue. Next up, the military-style leg, which looked nauseating. Both Tara and Mandi (with an interesting hairstyle choice) kick butt through this. The last section is for Helen, who has a head start, and Aubrey. Although Aubrey puts up a good fight, Black still pulls out the win, remaining undefeated in challenges. They win 24 hours of luxury.

The limo pulls up and whisks away the Black team. But their reward turns out to be a disadvantage when the players overindulge with food and alcohol. At the end of their night, they rack up a whopping 15,563 calories, which they made look easy. The next day it's back to reality and when Jillian questions her team, she learns that there was drinking, smoking and a lot of fatty food. She starts to yell, saying, "Why am I going to care if you don't care?" It's like their mommy is grounding them. But Jillian's attitude only prompts Filipe to blow up. He becomes extremely upset and tells his trainer that she didn't even work with him in the last workout. "I stood on that treadmill, wondering, 'When am I going to get my turn?', and I didn't." Filipe then walks outside with his cousin Sione, and tells Bob that Jillian is a beeyotch, and that they won't be working out with her anymore. You know Bob was giddy inside, since ultimately he's also competing with Jillian for bragging rights as to who's the better trainer.

So after the last-chance workout, it's time for the one-on-one weigh-in. Tara is up first since she's not matched up against anyone. She loses a whopping zero pounds — yep, zero. I guess those two shots of tequila weren't so worth it after all. Here's how everyone else measured up:

Mike loses 8 pounds, 2.80 percent.
Cathy loses 4 pounds, 1.63 percent.
1 point for Black.

Aubrey loses 3 pounds, 1.48 percent.
Laura gains 1 pound, +.44 percent.
1 point for Blue.

Kristin loses 7 pounds, 2.59 percent.
Filipe loses 1 pound, .36 percent
1 point for Blue.

Helen loses 4 pounds, 2.07 percent.
Ron loses 6 pounds, 1.75 percent.
1 point for Black.

So it all comes down to Sione and Mandi. Sione weighs in first and loses 6 pounds, 2.12 percent. Can Mandi secure her team a victory? Nope. She actually gains 2 pounds, +1.03 percent, and nobody is quite sure how. Black wins again, and I really feel for the Blue team.

During deliberation, it's obvious that Mandi is the target. Kristin is safe, as she had the highest percentage of weight loss, and she, her mom and Ron have developed an alliance. They feel that Aubrey should stay since she spent the first 30 days at home. Aubrey, acting selfless, cannot stand to see her sister go and volunteers herself. Because Laura from Black has a vote from winning it last week, she can tie things up, leaving the ultimate decision to Black, who would probably respect Aubrey's wish to go home.

But it doesn't go down that way. Instead of Mandi voting for Cathy to create a tie, she votes for Ron, sending herself home. In the end, she didn't want her sister Aubrey to make the sacrifice for her, so Mandi stepped up to the plate and is going to go home. She's done a great job so far on The Biggest Loser, going from 263 pounds to 197 pounds, and hopes to return to the finale in a size-2 dress. Do you think she can do it?

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Just two weeks ago, the teams were divided into Black and Blue, but it's already time for another twist-eroo. But first, we need to see the results of Mike's weigh-in. He has to lose more than nine pounds, or else one member from each team goes home. Can he do it? read more

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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