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

Season 9, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: The players go to Dallas to run a 5K at the Cotton Bowl and recruit locals to join them for the race. Later, a contestant wins immunity by wrangling calves in a rodeo challenge; and Season 8 contestant Abby Rike asks Jillian to speak at her high school.
Original Air Date: Apr 27, 2010

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Season 9, Episode 15
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Length: 01:23:48
Aired: 4/27/2010
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 15 Season 9, Episode 15

Pack your bags because this week's Biggest Loser is heading to Texas. Why, you ask? Because according to Men's Fitness, five of the 10 fattest cities in the United States are located there. The overarching challenge for the week is to get the state fit, and it begins with a call to action: Contestants get on the radio stations and ask listeners to come join them in a 5k (3.1 miles).

Each player gets a team and away they go. Daris is looking mighty skinny as he races to finish first with a time of 21:02. He then heads back to find his team and finishes the course with them at his side. O'Neal inspires one 35-year-old and it makes me tear up. "Seeing how far you've come makes me think I can do this," she says to him. Isn't O'Neal the best? I loved his earlier quote: "The little things you do turn out big results and that's where it starts." Sam is inspired by a man named Jeff that has only ever walked a mile. At the finish there are lots of tears. One woman remarks, "I can't even walk through Wal-Mart. I have to take a cart, and I just walked 5k."

The players later meet Alison where they're all sporting cowboy hats. Their challenge, with the reward of immunity, is to wrangle the most calves into their pen. Sam wants to pay Koli back for saving him last week, so he vows to help Koli win the immunity ... and he does!

Jillian, meanwhile, goes to Mabank High School where she's joined by Abby from Season 8 who looks a-maz-ing. They speak to the school, and in a heartbreaking story, one overweight girl stands up in front of all her classmates and says how she's always been told she'll never be skinny or who she wants to be. Jillian talks to her on her own and explains that being overweight does not have to be her destiny.

After the last-chance workout, it's time for this week's weigh-in.

Koli loses 1 pound, but has immunity.
Sam loses 6 pounds, 2.44 percent.
Sunshine loses 4 pounds, 2.09 percent.
O'Neal loses 5 pounds, 1.85 percent.
Michael loses 15 pounds, 4.19 percent.
Daris loses 5 pounds, 2.28 percent.
Ashley loses pounds, 2.36 percent.

In one of the worst-case scenarios, father and daughter Sunshine and O'Neal are up against each other for elimination. O'Neal tells his comrades, "No way in the world I want Sunshine to go. Please respect me like I respect you." And they do. In one of the more emotional eliminations, O'Neal says goodbye.

Back at home, he weighs 250 and has lost 130 pounds. His wife can now put her arms around him on his motorcycle.

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Pack your bags because this week's Biggest Loser is heading to Texas. Why, you ask? Because according to Men's Fitness, five of the 10 fattest cities in the United States are located there. The overarching challenge for the week is to get the state fit, and it begins with a call to action: Contestants get on the radio stations and ask listeners to come join them in a 5k (3.1 miles).

Each player gets a team and away they go. Daris is looking mighty skinny as he races to finish first with a time of 21:02. He then heads back to find his team and finishes the course with them at his side. O'Neal inspires one 35-year-old and it makes me tear up. "Seeing how far you've come makes me think I can do this," she says to him. Isn't O'Neal the best? I loved his earlier quote: "The little things you do turn out big results and that's where it starts." Sam is inspired by a man named Jeff that has only ever walked a mile. At the finish there are lots of tears. One woman remarks, "I can't even walk through Wal-Mart. I have to take a cart, and I just walked 5k."

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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