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The Biggest Loser Season 8 Episodes

13 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Episode 1

Episode 1

Tue, Sep 15, 2009 120 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Tue, Sep 22, 2009 120 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Tue, Sep 29, 2009 120 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Tue, Oct 6, 2009 120 mins

The kitchen on the ranch closes for the week, forcing the contestants to learn how to make healthy choices at restaurants. Also: A medical condition sidelines a contestant; a calorie quiz nets the winning team a big prize; and the players compete in an endurance challenge.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Tue, Oct 13, 2009 120 mins

The contestants are divided into two teams, with a challenge winner making the team picks. The move prompts anxiety in some players, who worry about being separated from their partners. Later, a challenge requires teamwork; and a contestant gives another player a gift.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Tue, Oct 20, 2009 120 mins

The teams hunt for buried treasure on the beach in hopes of winning a trip home to visit loved ones. But when members of the winning team are home, some struggle to continue making healthy choices. The team back at the ranch, however, focuses on losing weight and making the most of the time alone on campus. Also: The players work at a food bank; a contestant has a breakthrough.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Tue, Oct 27, 2009 120 mins

Derek Jeter leads a baseball challenge in which the winner receives a healthy Mediterranean meal cooked by chef Curtis Stone. Also: the players compete directly with a member of the other team during the weigh-in; and a contestant breaks a show record.

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Episode 8

Week Eight

Tue, Nov 3, 2009 120 mins

The contestants, now competing individually, go to Washington, D.C., for a series of challenges. Included: a large-scale public workout with other volunteers at the Washington Monument; a meeting with members of Congress to discuss health education; a trip to the White House, where the players prepare a salad using ingredients from the garden; and a weigh-in by the Lincoln Memorial steps.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Tue, Nov 10, 2009 120 mins

The players learn that two contestants will be eliminated at the next weigh-in, causing tension to soar within the group. Also: The contestants participate in a circus-themed challenge in which the winner receives immunity at the weigh-in; Bob conducts a last-chance workout using a trapeze while Jillian waits to lead a second round of exercise at the ranch.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Tue, Nov 17, 2009 90 mins

The six remaining players receive makeovers with the aid of Tim Gunn and hairstylist Tabatha Coffey. After giving speeches about their weight loss at an event for TV GUIDE magazine, the contestants reveal their new looks to family and friends. Later, the players compete for a two-week trip to a fitness resort in Utah.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Tue, Nov 24, 2009 120 mins

Suze Orman visits the ranch to explain the connection between health and wealth, a lesson that's driven home with a quiz about the high cost of health problems. Later, NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson leads the players in a football challenge, and the weigh-in winner receives a home visit from Curtis Stone.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 120 mins

The players must run a full marathon for their final challenge. Season 7 winner Helen Phillips and runners-up Tara Costa and Mike Morelli return to offer their support during the race. Later, Bob and Jillian hold a final round of last-chance workouts before the weigh-in that determines the two finalists. Viewer votes determine who is selected as the third finalist to compete for the $250,000 prize in the finale.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Tue, Dec 8, 2009 120 mins

The winner of the $250,000 grand prize is revealed in the eighth-season finale. Also: The eliminated players return for a final weigh-in and compete for the at-home $100,000 prize; and the third finalist chosen by viewers is announced.

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