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

Season 9, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: The contestants receive medical evaluations from Dr. Huizenga, who gives each team a task to illustrate the effects of their poor health. Later, the players compete in a balance challenge over a pool and Jillian urges a contestant to confront her fears.
Original Air Date: Jan 12, 2010

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Season 9, Episode 2
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Length: 01:23:56
Aired: 1/12/2010
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: "Week 2" Season 9, Episode 2

It's week two at the ranch and Bob and Jillian are tag-teaming the contestants — notably the White team. Michael says he had no clue he was 526 pounds and knows that the only thing he's close to is dying. Bob vows to be his cheerleader, and the two hug it out with a sweaty kiss on the cheek.

Jillian, meanwhile, pulls John outside to find out why he's really 500 pounds. He reveals that his family is cursed and he couldn't handle when his dad died, followed by his grandma and older sister. Jill tells him, "This can all change. Anything you want you can have."

Dr. H pays a visit to remind the contestants that they are by far and away the most unhealthy and at-risk group they've had. He then hands each team a task. White must watch as Bob simulates what it feels like for a normal weight man to have the amount of excess fat that Michael does. Once he packs on the pounds, Bob is physically uncomfortable. "How are you living like this?" he asks. Purple watches a video of Dr. H making a house call to their family. He tells Patti's husband and daughter about how serious her diabetes are and that Stephanie is on an accelerated track to dying young as the result of something she could have prevented. Red learns that weight will cost them over 3 million dollars over the rest of their lives, especially since Lance lost his lucrative job as a commercial diver due to his size. Orange's task directly affects Jillian as they have to watch how their unhealthy diet affects a healthy person like Jill. "You did not eat this in a day," is her reaction as she chows down on the "pure crap" Daris and Cheryl usually consume.

This week's challenge has the players test their balance as they must traverse across a beam over water in order to bring all their team-colored balls to the other side of the pool. The winner receives the coveted immunity, while the losing team will get a two-pound penalty for this week's weigh-in. Maria from the white team is terrified of the water, and as all the other teams are faring fairly well, she takes a nosedive into the ground and starts bleeding profusely. While Red wins the competition, White gets stuck with the penalty since Maria is taken to the hospital and her son Michael accompanies her her rather than completing the task.

The next segment is all about the White team. Michael tells Bob that he feels responsible for his mother's well-being, while Jillian tries to help Maria overcome her fear of water. Together they walk into the pool and after much hesitation (and a few screams), Maria is floating on her own.

After the last-chance workout, it's time for the weekly weigh-in. The red team is safe with immunity. And they are lucky because although Lance loses eight pounds, Melissa gains one pound. Bob laughs it off as he tells Melissa to admit that her weight-gain was simply strategy for the following week.

The rest of the weigh-in goes as follows:

Team Gray: Sam and Koli lose 9 and 8 pounds for a total loss of 2.34 percent.
Team Pink: Ashley and Sherry lose 8 and 5 pounds for a total of 2.35 percent.
Team Green: Migdalia and Miggy lose 4 and 8 pounds for a total loss of 2.52 percent.
Team Purple: Pattie and Stephanie lose 4 and 3 pounds for a total of 1.5 percent.
Team Orange: Cheryl and Daris lose 3 and 7 pounds for a total loss of 1.89 percent.
Team Brown: John loses 10 pounds for a total of 2.17 percent.
Team Black: Andrea and Darrell lose 5 and 10 pounds for a total of 2.25 percent.
Team White: Maria and Michael lose 10 and 11 pounds for a total of 2.5 percent.             

Purple is up for elimination. Patti tells everyone that she has a wonderful support system at home and wants Stephanie to stay. Her fellow contestants follow her wishes, and it's time for Patti to head home where she hopes the next time we see her, she'll be one "hot senior citizen." In her "where are they now" piece, we see that she's lost 43 pounds thanks to her other daughter accompanying her to the gym and her husband joining her in dance lessons. Way to go!

What did you think of this week's episode? Do you have a team favorite yet?

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It's week two at the ranch and Bob and Jillian are tag-teaming the contestants — notably the White team. Michael says he had no clue he was 526 pounds and knows that the only thing he's close to is dying. Bob vows to be his cheerleader, and the two hug it out with a sweaty kiss on the cheek.

Jillian, meanwhile, pulls John outside to find out why he's really 500 pounds. He reveals that his family is cursed and he couldn't handle when his dad died, followed by his grandma and older sister. Jill tells him, "This can all change. Anything you want you can have."

Dr. H pays a visit to remind the contestants that they are by far and away the most unhealthy and at-risk group they've had. He then hands each team a task. White must watch as Bob simulates what it feels like for a normal weight man to have the amount of excess fat that Michael does. Once he packs on the pounds, Bob is physically uncomfortable. "How are you living like this?" he asks. Purple watches a video of Dr. H making a house call to their family. He tells Patti's husband and daughter about how serious her diabetes are and that Stephanie is on an accelerated track to dying young as the result of something she could have prevented. Red learns that weight will cost them over 3 million dollars over the rest of their lives, especially since Lance lost his lucrative job as a commercial diver due to his size. Orange's task directly affects Jillian as they have to watch how their unhealthy diet affects a healthy person like Jill. "You did not eat this in a day," is her reaction as she chows down on the "pure crap" Daris and Cheryl usually consume.

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