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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
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Origins Malibu Creek State Park; Malibu, CA
Web www.biggestloser.com
Airs 8p ET Mon; NBC
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Tough Love
February 11

We're halfway through the competition, with one teammate shouldering the responsibility for the others. Good news for Danni and the Red Team, but the Blues voted out their first member... David. Gina, the biggest whiner, turned out to be the biggest loser. But as the competition moves to singles and the yellow line is put back in play, it's anyone's ballgame.

As we begin the next phase of the competition...

Jackson: 279
Francelina: 217
Joe: 291

Danni: 207

Gina: 193
Alex: 204
Michael: 363
Jeff: 323

Ali's back to deliver the news... and the new jerseys for the tea... sorry, individuals. Good luck... Game is on. Jeff has made it clear that he's never voting for his buddy Michael.

The next day begins with...


Chocolates, cupcakes, and other such Valentine's sweets are in front of the players. Americans buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate. Here are a few right now. You'll have 10 minutes to eat as many calories as you can. The winner gets a two-pound advantage on the scale... and another to someone else. We're spreading the love today. So do you continue your path toward the weight, or do you take the easy way out?

Wait, there's one more twist. You'll be blind testing in the dark. It's The Taste and Total Blackout all wrapped up in one.

Francelina starts up, as does Alex. Michael decides to take a stand by sitting down. Meanwhile, Danni sneaks a workout in. Jeff eats a little bit... which turns into a little more.... Gina... would NEVER eat any of this stuff because she's diabetic. She's playing the game for REAL.

In the end, three people ate, five didn't. Francelina and Alex are the toppers. The magic number of 1158 belongs to... FRANCELINA. She will have a two-pound advantage. The cherry on top of the half-brownie that Alex ate... was the half-brownie she didn't.

But who will Francelina give another advantage to? She decides... Alex. She respects her risk. So as much as everyone loves everyone else, it's game on, suckas.

I'm going to get on my soapbox for a moment..... If you succumbed to that temptation for a measly 2 pounds... then you are HERE. FOR. THE. WRONG. REASONS. Soapbox moment over.

FOLLOW UP TIME! Remember Lisa? Left week 6? Now, she's 79 pounds lighter. And 79 percent sexier.

Now... let's get a moment in for the kids. Jill challenges Sunny to take a Bollywood dancing class. Awesome. Bob challenges Biingo to focus on his baseball tryout as soon as the boot comes off. Dolvett challenges Lindsay to try out for her cheerleading squad. For an honorary spot.

NOW... Let's talk to the grown-ups. Time for the trainers to have a come-to-Jesus meeting about the Temptation. After that, let's choose up sides...

DOLVETT: Michael, Gina
JILLIAN: Francelina, Alex, Jeff
BOB: Jackson, Danni, Joe

Which sucks for Jillian, because Danni was her pet project. But that's in the past. Time to turn it up ANOTHER notch. Developments? Michael loses his confidence, and Dolvett needs to scare it back into him.... Jillian makes Francie and Alex PAY for those calories in the Temptation. In sweat... Jillian is ready to lay it into Jeff, and Jeff is ready to totally not quit. "Stop thinking, stop talking, and just do it." It's one of those break through your mind block times. Turns out he's making a huge burden... Jillian's voice. Seriously? Honestly? And it's apparently getting to her. So she's going to check in afterwards.

He learns that it's good to shut feelings off once in a while, a lesson he learned when his dad died. Those feelings have been trapped inside for eight years. He lost his father to lung cancer. What made it worse was that Jeff was charged with "taking care of everything". No one is prepared at 17 to go through what Jeff has had to go through. But for his own good, he has to let the shame and the guilt go in order to move forward.

Let's go to the kids for a moment, as Sunny starts dancing, Lindsay starts cheering, and Biingo starts... getting depressed over this stupid boot. Will today be the day? Each of the kids had their own stumbling blocks and their own demons, but they ultimately pull through. Good news for Biingo, because the boot is now OFF and he's now cleared to start training.

Back to the Honda Center, home of Joe Van Ginkel's Anaheim Ducks.

CHALLENGE #8: Racing Lights

The winner of this challenge gets to bring a family member or other loved one to the Ranch for 24 hours. And, because we're spreading the love this week, another person will get a visit as well.

You'll have to race toward a spotlight. Each round will be an elimination round, until there are three remaining. The first to the final light wins.

Round 1: Gina eliminated
Round 2: Jackson eliminated
Round 3: Michael eliminated
Round 4: Alex eliminated
FINAL ROUND: DANNI WINS! She decides to share her prize with... Gina... AND give away HER 24 hours to Michael.

We see how Gina makes out with Chad (her husband) first. She is a completely different person from when she started, according to him. She's finally able to wear her wedding band again, which is a big step up. Meanwhile, Michael looks noticeably healthier to Chavelle (Michael's wife) and his baby boy... and his trainer Dolvett. Michael heard some shocking words... she was scared for his life. That puts things in perspective. He is here for his family. In the end, Dolvett wants Chavelle to take this journey with him.  For more on their dates, hit up the site.

CHALLENGE AMERICA: season 11 winner Olivia has joined the challenge with her husband Ben, where they go on healthy dates including trapezing. They're challenging America to think outside the box of chocolates and take a healthy date this Valentine's Day. If anyone wants any ideas, I am available. Wink wink, nod nod...

Hey, Dolvett! Tell America what time it is!


And let's just rub a little salt on that wound you call a two-pound advantage, Francie and Alex. Michael gets a little extra push from his family being on the ranch. Will that translate to the scale, though? Alex is kicking her own butt about a lost jump rope. Bob is not going to take that for one second. Gina's not feeling the push from her husband. She's feeling her age and her size. It's time for her to get to work. She's nervous and worried every week, and every week she's also lost the most. She has nothing to worry about except the fortune she creates. It's time for her to get back on the horse and ride.


The only thing that matters now... that Yellow Line.

Jackson: 266 (-13) - FINALLY! (4.66%))

Gina: 184 (-9): (4.66%)
Joe: 279 (-12) - (4.12%)
Alex (-2): 198 (-6) - Welcome to Wonderland (3.92%)
Jeff: 312 (-11) - (3.41%)

Danni: 201 (-6) - (2.90%)

Francelina (-2): 213 (-4) - Some advantage. (2.76%)
Michael: 353 (-10) - (2.75%)

And first thing out of Gina's mouth: "We need to vote for Mike." Playing. The game. HARD.

Time for the vote. The vote to eliminate is three.


EPILOGUE: Michael has lost over 120 pounds! And his wife? And his stepdad? They're in on the turnaround as well. They've decided to have a covenant ceremony to celebrate. He was worried that he was going to die young. Today, he's looking forward to a new beginning. In fact, Michael & his wife plan to give "Little Mike" a sibling.

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