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

Season 7, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of 2. The teams are reorganized, leaving some players struggling to adjust to a new trainer. Later, a challenge spans 24 hours as the players try to log as many miles as possible on a bike during that time period.
Original Air Date: Feb 24, 2009

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Season 7, Episode 8
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: "Week 8, Part 1" Season 7, Episode 8

In the first half of a two-part episode, the teams are reorganized, leaving some players struggling to adjust to a new trainer.

It seems that just about every week now, the players are treated to a "pop challenge." This time around, the lovely — and obviously preggo — Ali tells the teams that from now on there are no more partners. It's Blue vs. Black. Team Bob vs. Team Jillian. Team Yoga vs. Team You'll Workout Until You Throw Up. The twist is that this pop challenge will decide who gets which trainer, regardless of who's been kicking your butt all season long. The task is to do 100 "up-downs," in the mud. All the teams, minus Dane and Helen who are now partner-less, choose who will represent them and compete. The players get all dirtied up as Tara and Sione are neck-and-neck. Despite Filipe screaming at his partner, Tara edges him out for the win and also the guarantee that she and Laura can continue training with Jillian. Helen is the unlucky one who comes in last, and has to automatically switch her to Jillian's team. The rest of the teams' fates are left to the toss of a coin. As luck would have it, (or as NBC would plan it), most are thrown for a loop as the switches are made. Filipe and Sione's coin lands on Black and Sione isn't shy about how he feels. "No offense to the black team but I'm pissed off." When all is said and done, Mandi and Aubrey switch to Blue, as does Dane, and father-and-son team Mike and Ron are split up when there's only one spot left on the Black team (which is what their coin lands on). They get to make their choice and Mike joins Jillian's team so that although he has a new trainer, he can remain with most of his old teammates.

The exchanging of the trainers is quite the emotional scene. While Jillian thinks it'll only benefit the contestants to learn a second approach to health and wellness, Sione just doesn't want to push himself without Bob being the one to yell, "Do one more!" As the teams run into each other, Sione and Bob hug it out. Such a sweet bromance they have going on. And then the waterworks start with Helen and Bob. We get a little cheese-tastic montage and the teams are on their merry way.

The challenge this week is the longest in Biggest Loser history. Over 24 hours, the teams must log as many miles as they can on their team bike. And since it's a team challenge, it's a team reward — a 3-pound advantage in this week's weigh-in. The winning team will also each receive their very own custom trek bike. Pretty sweet. The teams immediately realize this task is harder than it seems. The sweat is pouring, Aubrey's "ass is on fire," and even with the food, pillows and blankets Tara grabs, everyone is starting to wonder if they'll make it. Mandi throws out the idea of giving up so that they can preserve their energy for the last work-out, but Sione quickly shoots her down. He personally wants to keep going but tells the others they can make the decision to do what they want. I love his determination, and it eventually inspires the rest of the players to nut up and finish for their own personal victory. Even Mandi is glad he spoke up because when the teams finally make it through the challenge, she's proud of herself. Ali comes back to reveal the final tally and it's 264 miles for team Blue and 301.9 miles for team Black. Tara individually logged the most miles at 58.8.

So that's it for part one, folks. Are any of you on your own Biggest Loser journey or have tried any of their products? I had their Protein-2GO powder in Red Raspberry and it was pretty good. Anything to help me build some Jillian-like arm muscles!

Check back tomorrow to find out which team is up for elimination and who gets sent packing and in the meantime, you can read my q&a with last week's castoff Shannon here.

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In the first half of a two-part episode, the teams are reorganized, leaving some players struggling to adjust to a new trainer.

It seems that just about every week now, the players are treated to a "pop challenge." This time around, the lovely — and obviously preggo — Ali tells the teams that from now on there are no more partners.

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Popular reality fare about overweight people competing to drop pounds. Divided initially into teams, the contestants are aided (and bullied) by trainers and must participate in physical reward challenges. At the end of each episode, there's a weigh-in that helps determine who is sent packing.

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