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

Season 9, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: The players travel to Colorado to train like Olympic athletes with help from real Olympians Julia Mancuso, Jeret Peterson, J.R. Celski, Rockne Brubaker, Allison Jones and Kelly Underkofler. Also: The teams are dissolved, leaving the contestants to compete individually.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 2010
Guest Cast Julia Mancuso Jeret Peterson J.R. Celski
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Season 9, Episode 6
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Length: 01:23:54
Aired: 2/9/2010
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 6 Season 9, Episode 6

The Biggest Losers head to the Olympics training center in Colorado where they promote train with the stellar athletes. This episode also marks the beginning of the contestants competing as individuals.

At the start of their Olympic-style training, the contestants meet Allison Jones, an amazing skier and cycler who was born with just one leg.  Each contestants carries the Olympic torch before passing it along to Jones for the final lighting. Next, the contestants head to the cafeteria, where each Olympic sport has its own specific set of foods. I found it interesting when the nutritionists explained why someone training in Judo would eat one thing while a skier would eat another.

Back in his room, Koli can't help but think about how John left last week and why someone with a family had to go. He struggles to find himself worthy, and as he and his cousin Sam cry, my heart breaks for him.

Next on the tour de Olympians is Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, a freestyle aerial skier. (Did anyone catch NBC's misspelling of aerial?) The players get a nice — OK maybe tough is a better word — workout with him. Afterwards, it's time for a pop challenge with short-track speed skater JR Celski, who recently split his leg open with his skate. Ouch! The contestants are tasked with having to use a slide-board to hit each side a total of 500 times. The first three to finish receive an advantage for the week's "real" challenge, and no shocker here, Sam wins gold, Melissa wins silver, and Sunshine gets the bronze.

The week's official challenge takes place in the "Garden of the Gods." Kelly Underkofler, who's competing in her third paralympics, explains that the players must do a biathlon. But instead of cross-country skiing and then shooting, they'll be running and shooting. Each person has five targets, and the goal is to shoot out another player's target to eliminate them. Because they won the pop challenge, Sunshine, Melissa and Sam get to shoot at the targets before starting. Both women shoot Sam's target, and he retaliates. So in the end, the three people with advantages end up giving themselves a disadvantage. The challenge comes down to O'Neill and Darryl, with O'Neill winning immunity for the week.

After the last-chance workout, it's time for the weigh-in. Remember, from this point on, it's all about individuals. O'Neill, who has immunity, loses 8 pounds.

Michael loses 11 pounds for a total of 2.48 percent.
Stephanie loses 4 pounds for a total of 1.78 percent.
Sunshine loses 6 pounds for a total of 2.45 percent.
Koli loses 9 pounds for a total of 2.69 percent.
Andrea loses 7 pounds for a total of 2.67 percent.
Darrel loses 5 pounds for a total of 1.46 percent.
Sam loses 12 pounds for a total of 3.87 percent.
Sherry loses 3 pounds for a total of 1.67 percent.
Ashley loses 6 pounds for a total of 1.89 percent.
Darris loses 9 pounds for a total of 3.18 percent.
Cheryl loses 3 pounds for a total of 1.55 percent.
Miggy loses 7 pounds for a total of 3.40 percent.
Lance loses 9 pounds for a total of 2.87 percent.

Last to weigh in is Melissa, who astonishingly gains a pound. Guess her weight woes in the earlier weeks was no game, and she simply just struggles on the scale. Because she falls below the new "red" line, she's immediately eliminated. Melissa pleads with her teammates that her husband Lance cannot return home until he's below 250 pounds, and she hopes that he can continue to succeed without her support on the ranch. Her "where are they now" piece reveals that she's down to 175 pounds (a total loss of 58 pounds). She's now addicted to boxing and vows to encourage her children to live a healthy lifestyle of their own.

Meanwhile, Cheryl and Darrel are below the "yellow" line, and because Olympians don't vote for the win, the two contestants will go head-to-head. The face-off requires them each to balance an Olympic-style torch on their back, and, of course, we're left hanging with a "to be continued..."

Who do you think will win another week on the ranch, Cheryl or Darrel?

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The Biggest Losers head to the Olympics training center in Colorado where they promote train with the stellar athletes. This episode also marks the beginning of the contestants competing as individuals.

At the start of their Olympic-style training, the contestants meet Allison Jones, an amazing skier and cycler who was born with just one leg.  Each contestants carries the Olympic torch before passing it along to Jones for the final lighting. Next, the contestants head to the cafeteria, where each Olympic sport has its own specific set of foods. I found it interesting when the nutritionists explained why someone training in Judo would eat one thing while a skier would eat another.

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