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

Season 9, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: The players compete for immunity during a surprise challenge. The winning team also has the chance to influence the weigh-in for three other groups. Later, the trainers are dismayed by one team's game-playing tactics, and the contestants take part in a lifting challenge.
Original Air Date: Jan 26, 2010

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The Biggest Loser: Couples Episode Recap: Week 4 Season 9, Episode 4

This week's episode gave one team a lot of power in the game, while another continued to alienate themselves from their fellow competitors.

After being called out more than once for lying about her game-playing strategy, Melissa is keeping up her guise that she did not throw the last two weigh-ins. And as if that didn't put a big enough target on her team's back, Red continues to stay ahead of the game by winning the pop challenge. The task had a few layers to the competition. Each team had to run the "presidential mile" in order to grab a key card and then bring it back to a board that they would insert the card into. If a green check shows, that's one point. But if you get a red X, it is no points. First team to get three points and wins you the game, immunity and three envelopes to open. I have to say that I felt for Stephanie from Team Purple when she kicked major booty by running more miles than anyone on the other teams, but was unlucky with her cards. Red came up the winner, so not only are they safe for the week, but also have three important decisions to make. The first is deciding which teach they will take gym access away from. Another is to choose who will not get an elimination vote. And the last envelope reveals that Red can give one team a 2-pound disadvantage.

Red knows these decisions could create enemies in the house, but their choices seem the fair. They give no gym access to John, since he already does most of his workouts in the pool anyway. They take away Michael's vote, since the prior week some things were said about him during the elimination that could sway his vote this week. The biggest disadvantage — the 2-pound penalty — goes to Green. Migzilla (thanks to my readers for that nickname) immediately cuts off Melissa's explanation for their choice, and they basically tell her to suck it because they welcome the challenge.

After the trainers learn about this week's twists, Bob brings Red outside to clear the air. Melissa is adamant that she's telling the truth, and Bob tells them that he's very good at moving forward.  But it seems as though Lance and Melissa cannot. Lance talks to Jillian about when she called his wife a liar at the weigh-in. When Jillian won't give in on what she believes to be clear scientific proof, Lance says he will not work with her anymore. When Melissa then confronts Jillian, who calls her a liar yet again, she starts to cry and I start to believe her. What do all of you think?

The challenge this week pits the teams against each other as they must pull themselves up a rope 120 feet. It looks insanely hard, and I'm not surprised when my favorite Tongans —OK, favorite after Sione and Felipe — win. They get to make a phone call home and are able to pick three other teams (Red, Green and Brown) to have the privilege as well.

For the last chance workout, Bob surprises the contestants with a nice jog up a hill after eating Subway. (They just have to get in those Subway "advertisements," don't they?)

At the weigh-in, Red goes first since they have immunity. Melissa and Lance lose 11 and 6 pounds respectively for a total loss of 3.16 percent.

Team White: Michael loses 15 pounds for a total of 3.18 percent.             
Team Black: Andrea and Darrell lose 5 and 10 pounds for a total of 2.37 percent.
Team Orange: Cheryl and Daris lose 6 and 6 pounds for a total of 2.38 percent.
Team Pink: Sherry and Ashley lose 7 and 4 pounds for a total of 2.10 percent.
Team Brown: John loses 10 pounds for a total of 2.29 percent.
Team Grey: Sam and Koli lose 14 and 12 pounds for a total of 3.78 percent.
Team Purple: Stephanie loses 6 pounds for a total of 2.54 percent.
Team Green: Migdalia and Miggy lose 4 and 1 pounds for a total of .67 percent (with 2-pound disadvantage).

Bring on the fighting. Green goes off on Red, but Melissa makes it "emphatically clear" the disadvantage didn't matter. Ali confirms that regardless, Green would have fallen below the yellow line, but Miggy says, "She needed to hear what she needed to hear." Miggy tells Migdalia not to cry, because stress makes you retain fluids, and we all know that Green thinks being emotional is unacceptable.

During deliberation, Migdalia tells everyone to make a simple decision and write her name down. She gives an attitude and asks if that decision is "so hard to understand?"

So do the players obey Migdalia's wishes? With a four to three vote, Migdalia is sent packing. 

Are you glad to see her go?

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This week's episode gave one team a lot of power in the game, while another continued to alienate themselves from their fellow competitors.

After being called out more than once for lying about her game-playing strategy, Melissa is keeping up her guise that she did not throw the last two weigh-ins. And as if that didn't put a big enough target on her team's back, Red continues to stay ahead of the game by winning the pop challenge. The task had a few layers to the competition. Each team had to run the "presidential mile" in order to grab a key card and then bring it back to a board that they would insert the card into. If a green check shows, that's one point. But if you get a red X, it is no points. First team to get three points and wins you the game, immunity and three envelopes to open. read more

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Premiered: October 19, 2004, on NBC
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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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