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America's most notorious physical trainer is back in session to challenge America to get into shape.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Alison Sweeney
Trainers Bob Harper
Jillian Michaels
Dolvett Quince
Creator Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Mark Koops
EP Benjamin Silverman
David Broome
Todd Lubin
Lisa Hennessey
Eden Gaha
JD Roth
Todd A. Nelson
Packager 25/7 Productions
Shine America
Origins Malibu Creek State Park; Malibu, CA
Web www.biggestloser.com
Airs 8p ET Mon; NBC
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Cut the Junk
January 14

Last week, the Losers were put through the ringer in an NFL workout to win a Play60 visit from a superstar player for one of their captains. At the end, one player quit and another faced the Red Line, both of the White Team. Now with only two players, can they compete with the others?

As we begin this next phase of competition...

David: 278 (-9)
Gina: 223 (-7)
Alex: 225 (-6)
Michael: 409 (-14)
Jeff: 359 (0)
LBS LOST: 36 (2.35%)

Cate: 220 (-5)
Francelina: 242 (-6)
Jackson: 302 (-4)
Joe: 326 (-12)
Lisa: 225 (-5)
LBS LOST: 32 (2.38%)

Pam: 219 (-8)
Danni: 234 (-5)

Danni and Pam now face harsh reality that losing is not an option. Even if it takes a full day with Jillian, they will stand up to the competition.

The next day, the Losers are sent to a safe with... TEMPTATION. Soda, candy, pizza, burgers, etc., etc., etc. Oh yeah, and there's a video game in the corner. "Nothing good can come of any of this." Yep. This is the enemy. Fact: kids spend on average 4.5 hours in front of the TV every day. To fight this... you need knowledge. So today, we're going to test how you know...

CHALLENGE #2: Getting Schooled

Ali will ask five questions on childhood obesity. Team that comes in last will spend 4.5 hours a day for the next week inside this hell hole.

1) According to the CDC, what percentage of American children aged 2-19 years are obese?
a) approx. 5%
b) approx 12%
c) approx. 17%
d) approx. 39%
CORRECT: C. Everyone misses.

2) Approximately what percentage of overweight children ages 5-10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease?
a) 10
b) 25
c) 40
d) 60
CORRECT: D. Everyone misses. AGAIN.

3) According to the CDC, what is the single biggest source of added sugar in children's diets?
a) Chocolate
b) Fried food
c) Sugar-sweetened drinks
d) Ice cream
CORRECT: C. Everyone.... right.

4) Complete this sentence: Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate in America...
a) decreased
b) doubled
c) tripled
d) stayed the same
CORRECT: C. Everyone... right.

5) Of parents of obese children, what percentage think their child is normal or or even underweight?
a) 20
b) 38
c) 51
d) 75

TIEBREAKER: On average, what percentage of daily calories for children aged 2-18 years is wasted on sugars and solid fats?
BLUE: 68
ANSWER: 40. WHITE is safe.

That means the Blues will spend 4.5 hours each day for the next week NOT in the gym, but in front of the TV. Doing nothing. Starting... soon.

Red Team is on fire after two weigh-in wins, but now the pressure is on to build off of that. Meanwhile, the Blues are going to sit and look at stuff. Or DO THEY? The Blues decide to pour ORANGE JUICE over every single item in the room. Yeah, try and eat that now. Meanwhile, Bob is just hearing the news. That isn't really fazing him... He knows something you don't know. As for the remnants of the White Team, Jillian is pushing them even harder, and it seems like the Whites are bringing it.

Cate's starting to crumble, and it has nothing to do with the weight on Cate's body, but the weight on Cate's head. Dolvett's going to have to work on that.

Meanwhile, the Blues are sitting in the Junk Room as Bob enters... Talk about a shock. Bob still has a lot of faith in this team.

At the gym, Jillian calls over Francelina over to jump rope with the Whites, because, well, in the end, all of the trainers are here to help everyone. On her mind, her father, he was very hot and cold until he passed away as she was turning 16. He was an alcoholic. But she needs to forgive him, and she needs to forgive herself.

Meanwhile, the time continues in the Room of Death.

Off ranch, the trainers have sent Dr. Joanna (a pediatrician and childhood nutritionist) to the kids' houses to tackle their cupboards. Remember, you can do a million sit-ups, but if you don't watch what you eat, you're not going to see the result. If you don't concentrate on what you eat, you will apparently eat 25% more calories than if you were. It's a study. Also, if you are going to eat carbs, switch to whole-grains - whole wheat breads and brown rice.

Time expires in the Junk Room, and the Blues are feeling the sluggishness that four and a half hours of doing nothing will give you. How will Bob end up pulling this off?

CHALLENGE #3: Getting The Junk Out

Each team has a giant gumball machine. Each teammate will have to take a gumball across a bubble gum pit. The first to 20 wins.... a year's worth of groceries from "Fruits & Veggies: More Matters".

Because David and Pam have not yet been medically cleared to play, Danni will play on the Blue Team.

CHALLENGE AMERICA: Bentley Prince Street is getting in on the challenge with a walking club, yoga, Pilates, a fully-staffed gym, and one of those desks that is mounted to a treadmill. Progresso soup has joined them in stacking their cupboards with soups that are under 100 calories. And they're offering a trip to LA for a makeover and a trip to the TBL finale March 18. Go to BiggestLoser.com for details.

Michael's knee starting to flare up, but he's not giving up on the challenge. It's all for naught...


"I hate gum." Me too, Jackson.

LAST CHANCE WORKOUT TIME! The Reds continue to keep the momentum up, and Dolvett is going to make certain that each second is not wasted. Meanwhile, Jillian is back at the scene of Pam's massive breakdown last week... and no breakdown in sight. Wait for it...

... and there we go. Hope this doesn't cost her.

As for the Blues... one more night in the Junk Room before you can proceed to your Last Chance Workout... In. This. Room. With a deck of cards, Bob gives them four exercises for as many reps as there are in the card. 10s and faces are 10. Aces are 11. Squats, burpees, thrusters, pushups. The message: "This room did not break me."


Tonight, the teams will determine who will be eliminated from this week. The player with the highest percentage weight loss on the losing team will be immune.

Jeff: 348 (-11)
Alex: 221 (-4)
David: 272 (-6)
Michael: 396 (-13)
Gina: 215 (-8)
LBS LOST: 42 (2.81%)

RED (needs to lose more than 36 lbs)
Francelina: 237 (-5)
Joe: 317 (-9)
Jackson: 300 (-2)
Cate: 218 (-2)
Lisa: 223 (-2)
LBS LOST: 20 (1.52%) - IN DANGER

WHITE (needs to lose more than 6 lbs) - If the White Team loses tonight, than the player with the lowest percentage loss will leave
Danni: 228 (-6)
Pam: 210 (-9) - The Biggest Loser of the Week
LBS LOST: 15 (3.31%) - SAFE

Which means that the RED Team goes from top of the heap to losing a player tonight. Joe, with the highest percentage lost, is safe. So who's going home?

Cate - A blind vote for JACKSON
Jackson - LISA
Francelina - CATE
Joe - CATE
Lisa - CATE

EPILOGUE: Cate lost a total of 28 pounds on the show. Today, she weights 196, and you can see the difference. She's currently in training to run her first full marathon, and Dolvett will be at the finish line waiting for her. Cate Laughlin... Runner... I like the sound of that.

To see more information regarding this episode, go to www.biggestloser.com. To apply to be a contestant on "The Biggest Loser", visit the official website at nbc.com/casting