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

Season 9, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: The teams are split up into teachers and students. The teachers work out with Bob and Jillian and then must instruct the students on what they've learned from the trainers. Elsewhere, a player considers leaving the ranch after a conflict with Bob and Jillian; and the weigh-in turns tense when accusations begin to fly.
Original Air Date: Jan 19, 2010
Guest Cast Curtis Stone Katharine McPhee
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Season 9, Episode 3
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 3 Season 9, Episode 3

It's Week 3 on the ranch. Before we get started, though, let's catch up with the two teams sent home before the competition began: Blue and Yellow. They'll return midway through the season to face each other, with the winner returning to the ranch. Both are faring well. Despite Blue's traumatic experience with the bike challenge, Cherita is back at it and excelling in her spin classes. Team Yellow's O'Neal has vowed to not die young like his parents.

Back on campus, it's student/teacher week. What exactly does this mean? One member from each team is the teacher while the other is the student — and the student gets no help from the trainers, but the student's weight will be the sole number to count at the weigh in. Because every decision is made based on who wins a challenge, this week has its first temptation challenge to determine who the students will be and who the teachers will be. Alison unveils a large container of M&M's. After two rounds and a mere 10 calories consumed, Pink wins the control (and pressure) of deciding who will be what.

The designated teachers meet with Bob and Jillian, who laugh about how the season's first temptation challenge ended with the winner having to consume 10 calories. Jillian notices that Migdalia from the Green Team is angry, although she won't admit it. So Jill does what she does best: pushes someone's buttons until they cry and spill what's bothering them — or simply walk out. Migdalia does the latter. She fumes to her mother, saying Jillian had insinuated they are both bad parents. Bob then goes after the Green Team and when Miggy tells him they came there "to change our ways not our personalities," Bob responds, "I'm not gonna try to change you, I'm gonna try to help you."

After the lovely Curtis Stone teaches portion sizes, it's time for the challenge. After arriving on a school bus — fitting as the challenge took place on a playground — each teacher had to unwind 1,000 feet of ribbon through the playground. The catch? The student then had to wind it back up, blindfolded and lead by their teammate. Red and Grey were neck-and-neck but Grey ultimately wins immunity and the option to choose one team and switch the person who weighs in. This week had twist after twist.

At the weigh-in, Grey goes first. Sam loses 11 pounds and Koli 13. Here's how everyone else fared (remember, only the students' number counts):

Team Green: Migdalia and Miggy (student) lose 8 and 7 pounds for a total loss of 3.20 percent.
Team Black: Andrea and Darrell (student) lose 7 and 12 pounds for a total of 3.22 percent.
Team Orange: Cheryl and Daris (student) lose 7 and 9 pounds for a total loss of 2.9 percent.
Team Purple/Brown: Stephanie and John (student) lose 7 and 14 pounds for a total of 3.1 percent.
Team Red: Melissa and Lance (student) lose 1 and 12 pounds for a total loss of 3.57 percent. (Bob and Jillian scream at Melissa and believe she's not owning up to game play.)
Team White: Maria and Michael (student) lose 4 and 10 pounds for a total of 2.08 percent.             
Team Pink: Sherry and Ashley (student) lose 6 and 12 pounds for a total of 3.48 percent.

White is up for elimination, and although many of the teams feel strongly that Mike isn't giving his all, they ultimately decide he still needs time on the ranch. Maria is eliminated but goes home to lose 50 pounds ... and she swims now!

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It's Week 3 on the ranch. Before we get started, though, let's catch up with the two teams sent home before the competition began: Blue and Yellow. They'll return midway through the season to face each other, with the winner returning to the ranch. Both are faring well. Despite Blue's traumatic experience with the bike challenge, Cherita is back at it and excelling in her spin classes. Team Yellow's O'Neal has vowed to not die young like his parents.

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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