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

Season 9, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: The players have a chance to win immunity by becoming the first competitor to lose 2 percent of his or her body weight. Each person only has one chance to weigh in, however, adding a critical element of timing to the challenge. Later, the contestants hit the water for a race involving weights. Those who finish may help others complete the challenge.
Original Air Date: Apr 6, 2010

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Season 9, Episode 12
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Aired: 4/6/2010
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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 12 Season 9, Episode 12

It's been exactly three months since the contestants came to the Biggest Loser, ranch and the stakes are getting high. Alison reveals yet another twist that can result in immunity for the week with the push of a button. As Ali presses it, lights go on, sirens go off and the scale is revealed. The first player to lose two percent of their body weight gets the reward, but the trick is, a contestant can only press the button to weigh in once. So, it's essentially a guessing game. Everyone is shocked when, after only a short amount of time working out, Victoria takes her shot at immunity. She steps on the scale needing to lose 6 pounds, but doesn't do it.

Challenge
There are 1000 one-pound weights in the pool, and the first person to put 100 of them on their scale wins a trip for two to the Biggest Loser resort. The last person to finish also gets somethig: a one-pound penalty at weigh-in. Once a person's pounds are collected, they can then decide to help (or not help) a friend. This part was clearly written against Melissa because after Sunshine pulls out the victory (yay!) and Sam comes in second, they both help O'Neal and leave Melissa in the dust. She comes in last and gets hit with the penalty. What's interesting is that Melissa thinks her fellow competitors are dumb for helping out someone like Michael who has so much weight still to lose, but in reality they just want her out of the game and aren't necessarily thinking game-play like she is.

Immunity
Koli helps Sam train, and just as they leave the gym, Melissa gets up at 3 a.m. to go work out. But she doesn't push the button and is beat by Sam, who does so the next morning. Everyone crowds around the scale to see Sam lose 10 pounds (3.82 percent) and receive the immunity for the week.  

Heart-to-Heart
Jillian talks to Sunshine about how she's been overweight like her father, partly due to their close relationship. Sunshine then talks to O'Neal and tells him she finally believes she's a beautiful person and is ready to be independent. It's an emotional moment, and the bond between these two is immense. O'Neal says that he's letting his daughter go for the first time in 24 years. 

Weigh-in
Koli loses 5 pounds, 1.78 percent.
Daris loses 4 pounds, 1.69 percent.
Michael loses 9 pounds, 2.36 percent.
Ashley loses 7 pounds, 2.58 percent.
Sunshine loses 7 pounds, 3.47 percent.
O'Neal loses 8 pounds, 2.75 percent.
Victoria loses 11 pounds, 3.89 percent.
Andrea loses 2 pounds, 0.8 percent.
Melissa only loses 3 pounds, which puts her and Andrea below the yellow line.  

Andrea and Melissa each plead their case to their fellow contestants. Melissa says, "I'm basically your fairy godmother," and claims keeping her is their ticket to the final four. In the end, though, the players would rather get rid of her. The unanimous vote sends her packing.  

Are you glad to see Melissa go (again)?

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It's been exactly three months since entering the Biggest Loser ranch and the stakes are getting high. Alison reveals yet another twist that can result in immunity for the week with the push of a button. As Ali presses it, lights go on, sirens go off and the scale is revealed. The first player to lose two percent of their body weight gets the reward, but the trick is, a contestant can only press the button to weigh-in once. So it's essentially a guessing game. Everyone is shocked when after only a short amount of time working out, Victoria takes her shot at immunity. She steps on the scale needing to lose 6 pounds, but doesn't do it.

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Popular reality fare about overweight people competing to drop pounds. Divided initially into teams, the contestants are aided (and bullied) by trainers and must participate in physical reward challenges. At the end of each episode, there's a weigh-in that helps determine who is sent packing.

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