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

Season 9, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: The contestants eat at a buffet featuring a variety of foods. The player who consumes the most calories wins the sole vote at elimination. Elsewhere, Gabrielle Reece works out on the beach with the players; a building-block challenge tests the gang's climbing skills; Dr. Huizenga reveals updated health scores; and a player receives bad news before the weigh-in.
Original Air Date: Apr 20, 2010
Guest Cast Gabrielle Reece
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 14 Season 9, Episode 14

Although it's always lovely to see Alison Sweeney on the Biggest Loser ranch, her appearance is always marked by a temptation or challenge. This week, she tells the contestants that for one day, they'll have to eat every meal in the temptation room because the kitchen will be closed. At the end of the day, the person who eats the most calories will cast the single vote for the week. The catch: That person must stay above the yellow line. Otherwise, the power will be lost and voting resumes as normal.

While many of the players try to eat as they usually would, Koli wants to win the reward to keep his cousin Sam in the competition. He also doesn't want to play it safe and then lose by just a few calories, so he pretty much stuffs his face. I'm pretty impressed at how well and accurately all of the contestants estimate the amount of calories consumed. They must be learning something!

The following day Alison reveals that Koli was the winner by a landslide — he consumed 4,164 calories. So now, in order to keep the power of the vote, Koli must work out hard to lose weight despite his major consumption. Sam helps him train, and with every punch Koli doles out to his cousin, Sam yells, "Sausage...hash browns...omelets." A reminder why Koli needs to push especially hard. "Can you smell that America? That's obesity. Smells disgusting," Koli remarks.

For this week's challenge, everyone must build a platform out of blocks. The platform will help them reach the ladder that they must climb to retrieve their flag. The person to reach the top first gets a one-pound advantage while the last is hit with a one-pound disadvantage. Daris wins. O'Neal unfortunately falls and rides off in the ambulance. He'll get the disadvantage for not completing the challenge. As if things weren't bad enough for him, O'Neal learns that his oldest brother has passed away. He takes it out in the gym, with Jillian by his side, and eventually breaks down.

Time for the weigh-in:

Koli loses 10 pounds, 3.7 percent.
Daris loses 7 pounds, 3.54 percent.
Michael loses 5 pounds, 1.38 percent.
Ashley loses 4 pounds, 1.55 percent.
Sam loses 6 pounds, 2.38 percent.
Victoria loses 1 pound, .37 percent.
O'Neal loses 8 pounds, 2.52 percent.
Sunshine loses 1 pound, .52 percent.

Victoria and Sunshine are up for elimination. Koli says that Plan A was to keep Sam there and Plan B to keep O'Neal there, so I'm not surprised that Plan C — to do what's best for Koli — results in Victoria's elimination. I'm so glad Sunshine is staying! After revealing his vote, Koli tells Victoria she's got to pick it up and go as hard as she can from beginning to end. She's smiling when she gets home, though, and says, "I will not let Koli's words be the end to my story." It certainly wasn't as she's now lost a total of 118 pounds. Her mom, Cherita, also continues to do well, having lost a whopping 77 pounds all on her own at home. Way to go!

Read what Alison has to say about the "friction" thus far on the Biggest Loser ranch here. What did you think of the episode? show less

Although it's always lovely to see Alison Sweeney on the Biggest Loser ranch, her appearance is always marked by a temptation or challenge. This week, she tells the contestants that for one day, they'll have to eat every meal in the temptation room because the kitchen will be closed. At the end of the day, the person who eats the most calories will cast the single vote for the week. The catch: That person must stay above the yellow line. Otherwise, the power will be lost and voting resumes as normal... read more

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