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The Biggest Loser Episode: "The Biggest Loser: Families"

Season 6, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: A temptation test leaves the players in the dark. Later, a challenge lasts from sunrise to sunset, and a contestant considers leaving the ranch.
Original Air Date: Oct 14, 2008

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Season 6, Episode 6
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The Biggest Loser: Families Episode Recap: Week 5 Season 6, Episode 6

Say goodbye to your teams! This week the Biggest Loser had one tempting cupcake and brownie filled challenge that changed the course of the game for the season. With husbands and wives and mothers and daughters being split up, the pressure is on and the contestants are getting feisty. Who dropped the pounds and who survived another week on the ranch? Well, let's get to recapping.

Coming off of the emotional loss of her husband and teammate, Heba was more determined than ever to stay on the Biggest Loser ranch. This week's temptation challenge showed just how far she was willing to go. As the contestants walked into the baked goods filled room, they knew they were in trouble. I mean did you see those cupcakes? Mmm. The challenge was about control, with a monumental reward. The person to consume the most calories in ten minutes would be able to choose their new teams and their trainer. That's right, we're back to Blue vs. Black, Bob vs. Jillian. To make it even more tricky, the lights were turned off and no-one could see if another person was partaking. Only Allison in her "night-vision" goggles would know. When the time started the partners immediately started consulting. Heba threw out the idea that she would eat a donut to win and keep the teams the way they are. Sounds like a good idea but Red wasn't having it. While Heba figured she was taking one for the team, Phil felt she was being manipulating. Amy didn't like the idea either because she was currently on an all female team and knew that she needed one of the large guys to pull a big number. As everyone was debating over what to do, Phil started to eat away. It looked pretty amusing on screen since we could see him doing it right in front of everyone but in reality, no-one was the wiser. Finally Heba caught on and also started chowing. Even Amy started to dig in. In the end, Phil came in third, followed by Amy, with Heba winning after eating two 200 calorie filled donuts. Everyone was anxious about her course of action and she wasn't shy about making a point. For Bob she chose herself, Colleen, Vicky, Amy (red), Amy C, and Brady. For Jillian she chose Michelle, Renee, Phil and Shellay. She split up two teams in the process and either made a smart move by doing so, or screwed herself by creating enemies. Bob surely wasn't happy with Heba's choice and reminded his new team that when they make personal choices it backfires. Simply put, she should've kept both boys on her team. But at least it provided for some drama. "That bitch is not going to take me down," Amy (red) told Bob.

Meanwhile, Jillian is happy about gaining Phil on her team but is having to deal with a possible impending loss of someone else. Michelle is debating about leaving. Since her mom divorced her dad and took her two sisters with her she's been living with her father. After being estranged from Renee, they decided to do the Biggest Loser together. Now she's worried that she's betraying her father. She explains to Jillian that she's on the verge of running just to not feel afraid. Our wise Jillian advises Michelle to call her father. During the teary phone call he tells her that it's 100% okay to love both of them and assures her that she won't lose him. Similarly, her mom tells her that no matter what she decides, she'll love her with all her heart and she just wants what's best for her. Looks like she's got a great support system.

Rise and shine. Alison wakes the contestants up bright and early for this week's challenge. They're going to work together for fourteen hours, from sun up to sun down, climbing the mountain up and down. Each time they reached an "end" they had to take a picture and received a bonus point if the entire team was in it. The prize was a two pound pass, which of course was the biggest prize ever, as they all exclaim each week. Blue decides to split the team up to take advantage of Brady's athletic ability but Black sticks together. In the end Black won with 162 points. Although his plan didn't work for the team, Brady was the overall winner, logging 20 miles. Good for him!

After tough as per usual last chance workout, it's time for the first Blue vs. Black weigh-in. After almost leaving the ranch, Michelle decides she's not going anywhere but straight to the scale. She looses 7 pounds. Next up is her mom, Renee, who loses 5. Phil drops 8, Colleen loses 5 and Shellay loses 5. This brings their total loss to 30 pounds with a percentage of 2.66%. And add on their 2 pound pass and they've got 2.84%. First up for the Blue team is Amy C who drops and incredible 9 pounds. Vicky hits 6, Brady follows up with 6, Amy P continues the streak with 6 and Heba loses 8 to put them ahead. They're both shocked and thrilled that they've lost a total of 35 pounds for a percentage of 2.96%.

Ironically, the girl who almost voluntarily left the ranch has gotten immunity for the elimination. During the deliberation it at first seems like Phil may be going. He's the new guy on the team but the all know he's probably their greatest hope for winning weigh-ins. The elimination ceremony was emotional as always. After four votes it's a tie between Shellay and Renee, with Colleen as the deciding factor. She votes off Shellay and I'm a bit sad. I really liked her and the dynamic between her and her daughter Amy. In her exit interview Shellay vows to be the hottest mom on the Biggest Loser and boy was she serious. Today she looks awesome!! Way to go Shellay!

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Say goodbye to your teams! This week the Biggest Loser had one tempting cupcake and brownie filled challenge that changed the course of the game for the season. With husbands and wives and mothers and daughters being split up, the pressure is on and the contestants are getting feisty. Who dropped the pounds and who survived another week on the ranch? Well, let's get to recapping. read more

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