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The Biggest Loser Season 8 episodes

The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Finale Season 8, Episode 13

After months of sweat and, of course, tears, the remaining Biggest Loser contestants will step on the scale for one final weigh-in. In tonight's two-hour live finale, either Amanda or Liz will join Danny and Rudy to compete for the $250,000 prize, while the rest of Season 8's competitors will reveal their transformations as the at-home winner is determined. So let's get to recapping!

After watching some clips of that first and dreadful mile run-walk from Week 1, Alison introduces the finale scale. Dun-dun-dun!

This past week, votes have been cast to decide if Amanda or Liz would be the third finalist to compete for the title. Out on stage first is Amanda, strutting her stuff as her old self is transposed next to her. Alison asks her how she feels in a dress, something she often avoided, and Amanda simply says, "I feel beautiful."

Liz comes out next looking wonderful in orange. After a short commercial break, Alison announces who America has chosen. And that person is... Amanda! It's only fitting that the woman America chose during Season 7 to compete this season, was also chosen by America to be the third finalist.

It's time for the at-home players to reveal their fitter selves and see who will take home $100,000. Here is everyone's stats after weighing in:

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 12 Season 8, Episode 12

We're down to the final four, folks, and only three contestants will make it to the live finale. The first few minutes of this week's episode featured flashbacks from Week 1 on campus. But now it's time for Danny, Rudy, Liz and Amanda to head home for 60 days to finish up their journey there.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 11 Season 8, Episode 11

Last week Rebecca was sent home (and into the arms of her now boyfriend Daniel), leaving just five people remaining for four finale spots. Who gets one more shot at the $250,000 grand prize and the title? Keep reading to find out.

With one week until heading back to the real world, Bob and Jillian want to show their trainees just how far they've come. As the contestants do some of the workouts they struggled with in Week 1, we viewers get treated to some juxtaposed images of their former selves.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 10 Season 8, Episode 10

It's makeover week on The Biggest Loser and once again Tim Gunn, as well as Tabitha Coffey, were on hand to help. So who made it one step further to the finale? Keep reading to find out.

Each contestant had their own private wardrobe consultation with Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn. Once they choose their outfits, it's time to head to the salon for more of their transformation. Rebecca is nervous that with her round face she shouldn't chop off her hair, but Tabitha insists she has a round face no more. Rudy is also nervous about the scissors — he's adamant about keeping his facial hair.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 9 Season 8, Episode 9

It's Week 9, and not one, but two people are going home. To get things rolling, the episode begins with a pop challenge, which will reward the winner with a one-pound advantage. The players — minus Amanda and Liz who sat out for medical reasons — must put their tennis balls in their individually colored buckets. It's a simple game of running back-and-forth, and Allen wins... read more

Biggest Loser Episode: Recap Week 8 Season 8, Episode 8

This week, Biggest Loser took a trip to our nation's capital to help fellow Americans lead happier and healthier lives. The contestants meet Alison in front of the Jefferson Memorial, where she announces that the teams will be disbanded. It's time for singles.

Right away there's a pop challenge. Each person must hand out stickers and encourage people to show up at the Washington Monument for a group workout with Bob and Jillian. Amanda finds that she has a few fans who recognize her from last season's finale. They even chant her name. But unfortunately, the same group of gals also recognize Daniel and take his stickers instead of Amanda's.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 7 Season 8, Episode 7

Blue is curious why Black chose to send Dina home. Amanda is honest and admits that it was about the friendships she had. Liz, during her interview, is angry and says that they should just wait until they really have to make a tough decision because as hard as they say this week was, they didn't think twice about it.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 6 Season 8, Episode 6

Ding-dong, the witch is... wait, Tracey's still here? Yep, the Blue team decided to switch it up and send home Mo, the sweet coach from Kentucky. When Tracey walks in the door, Black is shocked and she knows it. (Cue her tears.)

This week featured the challenge at the beginning of the episode. Alison meets the players to let them know that they'll have to dig through a pile of sand to each find a key. The team that finds all four keys and unlocks their treasure first will win a prize to be revealed at the end. It's a typically looks-tougher-than-it-is task and after a long-winded hunt, Blue team wins. So what do they get? The bittersweet tickets to go home. Because going home can be seen as both a reward and a detriment, Blue has the option to pass the week at home to Black — which they do.

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 5 Season 8, Episode 5

Just when the contestants thought they finally had control, another temptation challenge changes the course of the competition. And as luck would have it, that power goes to Tracey yet again.

After four weeks on the ranch, the duos are disbanded and it's Blue (Bob) vs. Black (Jillian). So, how are the new teams decided? Through temptation, of course. Everyone but Abby chooses to spin the wheel with the hopes that they'll land on the golden ticket — the opportunity to choose who trains with who. The catch is that there are many calorie-laden items to land on as well. Rudy, Allen and Danny all have to consume sweets, but the game ends soon after their spins when Tracey takes a whirl and gets the golden ticket. "Seriously?!" Rebecca yells — pretty much how everyone felt. So does Tracey think game-play or save face with her already P.O.'d players?

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 4 Season 8, Episode 4

After a very intense week on the ranch, the heat is on Tracey. Shay immediately confronts her for going against her word to make Daniel's weight-loss count, but Tracey sees no wrongdoing in her decision. Things continue to get worse for Tracey when Dr. H informs her that she's not getting much better and can no longer walk for exercise or even get in the pool. She cries out her frustration and wonders how she's going to keep herself on the ranch without working out. read more

The Biggest Loser Season 8, Episode 3

The players have a chance to win an advantage at the weigh-in, but it'll cost them time with Bob and Jillian. Later, the contestants have their first temptation; a player sustains an injury; and an incline challenge tests the group's stamina. read more

The Biggest Loser Season 8, Episode 2

Chef Curtis Stone teaches the players how to make healthy meals during a kitchen boot camp. The instructions follow Ali's news that if the contestants have big losses during Week 2, no one will be sent home. Also: a balance challenge. read more

The Biggest Loser Season 8, Episode 1

Sixteen contestants begin their weight-loss journeys in the premiere of Season 8, which is themed "second chances." Dr. Huizenga provides a health assessment for the players, including a military wife, a firefighter and the heaviest contestant in the show's history. 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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