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

Season 7, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: Past winners Ali Vincent and Michelle Aguilar return to the ranch to take over hosting duties from Ali Sweeney. Elsewhere, new arrivals change the competition; a player suffers a medical setback; a balance challenge suspends the contestants over a pool; and Bob holds last-chance workouts at the beach.
Original Air Date: Mar 31, 2009

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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: "Week 13" Season 7, Episode 14

This week is full of past Biggest Loser contestants. When the players enter the gym, there are season five winner Ali Vincent — still skinny and buff. Ali announces that after the last elimination, Alison Sweeney had her baby. But that isn't the only big news of the day. Just as Ali was an eliminated competitor who was able to return to the ranch during her season, someone would be getting that chance this year as well. In walks Nicole, Estella and David who never got the opportunity to come back as their partners were eliminated early on in the game. Nicole looks fabulous, Estella also looks great (especially when we see her "week 1" flashback) and David, well, looks like he's had a tougher time keeping it up at home. The three weigh-in:

Estella- from 242lbs to 197lbs, she's lost 45lbs, 18.6 percent.
David
- from 393lbs to 347lbs, he's lost 46lbs, 11.7 percent.
Nicole
- from 269lbs to 182lbs, she's lost 87lbs, 32.34 percent.

Nicole gets back in the house, gains immunity for the week, and everyone is worried. 87 pounds lost at home is a pretty big feat, and at 11:04 pm, she's already hitting the gym only to go for a walk at 7:30 am the next morning. During her early morning stroll she encounters a very chatty Tara, and I'm sure all Nicole is thinking is, "Please just leave me be." She returns to the house where Bob sees her for the first time and is stunned — so stunned he even screams out an expletive. Tara, meanwhile, expresses her concern to Jillian as Nicole is now right behind her at number two in terms of progress. She also gets emotional when she tells Jillian she wants to focus on herself and figure out why she gained over 100 pounds in a year and a half because she's scared that she'll go home and do it again. They hug it out and return to workout. Ron has some more serious issues of his own. He feels chest pain so the medic sends him to Dr. H at the hospital. There he finds out he has bleeding ulcers caused by the gastric bypass he had done in his 40's. He'll need medication but can safely return to the ranch.

Michelle Aguilar, the winner of the "families" season, hosts this week's challenge about balance. She, too, looks great. The contestants have to hold a rope with one hand while standing on a platform balanced on 40 ropes, over a pool. Every so often, a rope will be released, making it harder. Mike is the first one out, followed by Filipe. The girls had a strong showing but eventually it comes down to Sione and Kristin. At over an hour and with only nine ropes left, Kristin falls making Sione the winner of a 1-pound advantage at the next weigh-in.

Alison is back in time for the players to step on the scale. Nicole is up first and shockingly gains five pounds. The worst part is that her immunity goes out the window as losing weight is a stipulation. Bob thinks it's stress, but I don't know what to think. Her overall percentage becomes +2.75. Everyone else went as follows:

Kristin- loses 4 pounds, 1.57 percent.
Laura- gains 1 pounds, +.47 percent.
Tara- loses 6 pounds, 3.08 percent.
Helen- loses 6 pounds, 3.39 percent.
Sione- loses 6 pounds so 7 with 1 pound advantage, 2.63 percent.
Filipe- loses 4 pounds, 1.52 percent.
Mike- loses 11 pounds, 4.17 percent.
Ron- gains 3 pounds, +.95 percent.

Ron and Laura also gained a pound. We know Ron most likely did due to his hospital visit, but could Laura have water-logged? I doubt it. It's Ron and Nicole below the yellow line, and Nicole asks her deciding opponents to consider how her being on campus has made them work harder. Ron tells them that in week four he asked them to save his son Mike, and now he's asking them to save him. Mike says his dad still needs to be there and that it's not fair to penalize him for going to the hospital. Although Filipe and Sione turn on their alliance and vote out Ron, somehow, yet again, he makes it through another week. What a bummer for Nicole. During her exit interview she remains proud and says that it's not about winning the title, but about how she feels about herself, what she's capable of doing, and the woman that she's become. Cue cheesy montage as she arrives back home to her loving fiancé Damien, who I'm sure will continue to workout with her as they keep up their progress!

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This week is full of past Biggest Loser contestants. When the players enter the gym, there are season five winner Ali Vincent — still skinny and buff. Ali announces that after the last elimination, Alison Sweeney had her baby. But that isn't the only big news of the day. Just as Ali was an eliminated competitor who was able to return to the ranch during her season, someone would be getting that chance this year as well. In walks Nicole, Estella and David who never got the opportunity to come back as their partners were eliminated early on in the game. Nicole looks fabulous, Estella also looks great (especially when we see her "week 1" flashback) and David, well, looks like he's had a tougher time keeping it up at home. The three weigh-in:

Estella- from 242lbs to 197lbs, she's lost 45lbs, 18.6 percent.
David
- from 393lbs to 347lbs, he's lost 46lbs, 11.7 percent.
Nicole
- from 269lbs to 182lbs, she's lost 87lbs, 32.34 percent.

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