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

Season 9, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: The contestants visit home and must continue dieting and exercising while away from the ranch. Soon after arriving, the players receive stationary bikes and learn they'll have to ride the distance of a full marathon. They can also add time to an opponent's ride by eating up to 48 mini-cupcakes.
Original Air Date: Mar 23, 2010

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Season 9, Episode 10
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 10 Season 9, Episode 10

As soon as Sherry is voted out, Alison alerts the team that she would not be the only contestant going home, but that everyone would be leaving for an entire week. The players are all ecstatic, but they'll quickly realize pulling a big number on the scale won't be as easy off the ranch. We see each person as they arrive home, and I actually got chills as they walked through the doors to their families with the cheesy pop music playing in the background. Of course, there's a huge box waiting for the players with a stationary bike inside. Is it a gift or a challenge? I think we know the answer to that as this is the Biggest Loser after all.

There's also a smaller box accompanying the bike and it's full of mini-cupcakes. A DVD awaits them as well. They press play and Ali pops up on their TV screens, telling them that they will each have to bike 26.2 miles on the bike that was sent to them. And that's not all: Everyone will partake in the challenge in front of the same friends and family that saw them at the initial weigh-in. The prize for the shortest time to log the mileage is a whopping $10,000. There's a twist: For every 100-calorie cupcake a person eats, that player can add five minutes to another player's time. Ashley decides not to partake in the cupcake eating, and neither does Sam, Koli, Sunshine or Daris. Lance, on the other hand, dives in. Drea and Michael do as well, giving some of the time they receive to Sam.

Before the challenge takes place, we see how the players are handling their time at home. Michael is stressing about spending time at the gym versus with his ailing grandmother, and Lance apparently lives in the middle of nowhere, an hour from the nearest gym. Sam's family still cooks up some not-so-diet-friendly fare and Daris, now with more confidence than ever, asks his friend out on a date! He is even able to do some karaoke without his usual "liquid" courage.

Onto the bike challenge. It's no easy feat \, and every player seems to push hard. At the end, Alison reveals that Sam came in first with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes. But, he had 10 cupcakes added to his time. Looks like a lot of his competitors knew he'd be a shoo-in to win. Koli is behind Sam with a time of 1:18:40, but with no cupcakes added to his time, he wins.

Back on campus, it's time for the weigh-in.

The Blue Team is up first:
O'Neal loses 7 pounds.
Sunshine loses 8 pounds.
Lance loses 8 pounds.
Michael loses 8 pounds.
Koli loses 10 pounds.
Daris loses 4 pounds.

The total loss for the team is 2.58 percent.

For the Black Team:
Andrea loses 6 pounds.
Stephanie loses 9 pounds.
Ashley loses 10 pounds.
Sam loses 14 pounds.

With a team total of 3.86 percent, Black wins the weigh-in.

After deliberating, the Blue team decides to send Lance home. He looks great, and I hope he achieves his goal of getting his job back as a commercial diver.

What did you think of this week's episode? Did you know Sam and Stephanie are a couple? You can read more about them here.

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As soon as Sherry is voted out, Alison alerts the team that she would not be the only contestant going home, but that everyone would be leaving for an entire week. The players are all ecstatic, but they'll quickly realize pulling a big number on the scale won't be as easy off the ranch. We see each person as they arrive home, and I actually got chills as they walked through the doors to their families with the cheesy pop music playing in the background. Of course, there's a huge box waiting for the players with a stationary bike inside. Is it a gift or a challenge? I think we know the answer to that as this is the Biggest Loser after all... read more

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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