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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
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Face Your Fears
February 25

Gina keeps finding ways to get out of exercise... and yet she finds ways to survive. Francelina ends up on the south end of the red line after the group fails to meet a 50-plus weight loss goal for the week. Now we're down to six, as the losers and their kid-bassadors prepare to face their worst nightmares.

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

Danni: 194
Gina: 180
Joe: 273
Jackson: 261
Alex: 195
Jeff: 308

Nowhere is Francelina's ouster more of a shocker than with Jeff... But here's another shocker! ... She's not the only one leaving tonight. Someone ELSE is leaving the ranch... for a week. DAMN YOU, ALISON SWEENEY!

CHALLENGE #11: Save Your Neighbor

This week, you're going to face the fear of leaving the ranch for a week. You'll have to face the same challenge as everyone else. All you have to do is protect your friends by putting up cinder blocks over their pictures. You cannot cover your own picture. Once your picture is covered, you are safe. The last one standing will be exiting the ranch for the week. BUT the person who stacks the most blocks will win a one-pound advantage on the scale.

JEFF is the first one safe, followed by Alex, Jackson is trying his damnedest to throw this challenge. Meanwhile, Joe and Danni are safe. That leaves Gina, who's been a stark raving bitch all week, and Jackson, who just wants to go home. And... ask for what you wanted, get what you got. Jackson, YOU ARE GOING HOME TONIGHT. For a week. All he's left to do is tell Gina to keep fighting the fight and not to break down for a second.

Meanwhile, Danni had 19 bricks... but Joe had 20. Joe has a one-pound advantage. As for Jackson... turns out that he's going to face his fear as a test-run. And... he won't be alone. He decides to take...

... a break. While we see how Francie's doing in a FOLLOW! So far, she's lost close to 100 pounds! And she looks foine. Good for her.

So who's going to go with Jackson? ... "I'll go." That's Jeff and Jackson on a "man-cation". The rest of the team isn't off the hook, because each one will face their fears at some point over the next 105 minutes.

Jackson and Jeff are somewhere in Los Angeles... in a non-descript house with water and ZERO groceries. Time to take what you've learned on the ranch OFF the ranch. You have money to spend, you have bikes, and you have gym equipment. Use all three wisely.

Let's talk to the kids. Lindsay's going to face her fear of being diagnosed with diabetes. So she'll be made to see what it's like to be diabetic. Michelle (Biingo's mom) tells Bob that Biingo is afraid of vegetables. For real. So Michelle's going to blend the vegetables and trick them into Biingo's system. Hey, you can do anything with a Vitamix. As for Sunny, her greatest fear is losing her mum to obesity. That she's not getting healthy is affecting her journey. She's going to face her fear by ... well, you saw the teaser. She's going to have the heart-to-heart with mum.

Grocery run! You can see more of that and the rest of Jeff & Jackson's Excellent Adventure at biggestloser.com. You'll learn about Jeff's fear of failure and Jackson's fear of ... well, he never said.

Gina is feeling very isolated, as she's never been in a position where people never liked her. Well, that just means you've never really challenged yourself. She's so co-dependent that being here is breaking her spirit piece by piece, and it seems that she's always been that way. When she doesn't get that back, she pretty much explodes and destroys the relationship. Everything she does for other people, she needs to do for herself. And there's still time to get back on track.

Off the ranch, Jackson & Jeff are going to hit coffee, then hit the trails. They're going to get on the top of the not-Hollywood mountain. And there they are.

Let's go around the nation and see if we can't get Biingo to eat his vegetables, starting with meatloaf. And... this just might work. And.... then Michelle tells her pride and joy of eating vegetables. Damn it, you don't tell him!

Back to Gina... we're always going back to Gina. Good television character, she is. Anyway, she's afraid of small spaces, classic claustrophobic, so guess what Jillian wants her to do... she wants her to be her own one-woman funeral. Coffin and all. And while she takes a while to think about death, we'll take a break.

... after which, Gina comes to an epiphany... "I have a second chance." Let the process work, and it will save your life. That's basically what she's saying.

Heading up the I-5 to Fillmore, where we see Lindsay talking to a counselor at her school... who has diabetes. Right now, she takes five pills, checks her blood three times a day, and gives herself insulin shots before going to bed. And Lindsay is scared of needles. The excrement has just been rendered as fact. And we've said this before, we'll say it again. Lindsay, you have a second chance.

CHALLENGE #12: Look Out Below!

The six are reunited for a challenge that takes place at the top of a parking garage. Seven stories up, the Losers are going to be standing on a platform, holding onto 40 percent of your body weight. If you drop the weight.... we'll drop you. The last one still standing (see what we did there, kids?) wins Immunity.

After five minutes... Jeff.... LOOK OUT BELOW! Then Jackson... then Alex.... then Joe.... then after 21 minutes... and finally Danni. GINA wins immunity. No going home this week. Oh, and Gina... before you let go of that wench.... LOOK OUT BELOW!

So we had vegetables and diabetes... time to talk to your mother. Sunny bears all to her mum, and in the end... she's not angry so much as she's using anger and guilt as a defense mechanism. Then Sunny drops the "D" word on her. To know that her daughter is scared of her dying scares HER. And it's something she's taking to heart. They're going to go on this journey and do it together. Mother and daughter. Again.... You have a second chance.

Hey look, a three-minute commercial for a snack. Afterwards, Danni has HER moment... she has a fear of singing in front of a crowd. MEANWHILE, Bob is taking Joe out to take a swim to what he thinks are shark-infested water. He thinks he's afraid of sharks, but he's really afraid of losing control. We just want to remind you that Bob is a certified physical trainer, not a psychologist. Both will ultimately go on to conquer their fear, but first... ALL RISE for the National Anthem as performed by Danni.

... yeah, it's a little pitchy, dawg.

So while Jackson & Jeff are wondering what the girls in the house are doing, the girls are wondering what THEY are doing. Meanwhile, Gina is, again, playing the game to win. She starts by apologizing for being an SRB for the last week to Alex. Because an apology will make a difference if it's sincere.

So.... Last Chance Workout. Jackson and Jeff are doing this on their own. They need to prove that they can do this in the real world, at least to themselves. Let's take out the trash... with some squats thrown in. Jackson's doing his best Dolvett impersonation. And Dolvett is doing his best Jackson impersonation... Joe may have a one-pound advantage, but a guy his size is going to need more than that to stick around. Jillian knows this, so she's making him work. Meanwhile, Bob is using the "stick stratagem" to work Alex. The stick stratagem is basically holding the "carrot", in this case, Gina, in front of the pack horse, in this case, Alex, to push Alex to work harder.

Will it work?

CHALLENGE AMERICA: Let's see what the kids in Sunny's community are doing. They're playing tennis. They're shuttle running. They're drinking water. Remember the 8 by 8 rule, kids. Eight ounces of water, 8 times a day.

Time for the Losers to face the biggest fear of all.... the scale.


Yellow line is in play. And after Jill lays it into Jackson for volunteering to leave... and Jeff lays it into Jill for DOING SO...

Reminder: if Gina GAINS weight, her immunity is null and void.

Danni: 184 (-10) - 5.15%

Joe (+1): 261 (-12) - 4.76%. The first person to lose 100 pounds.
Jeff: 295 (-13) - 4.22%
Jackson: 250 (-11) - 4.21%
Alex: 187 (-8) - 4.10%
Gina: 173 (-7) - 3.89%

It's good that Gina won immunity, because she would've been in serious danger. Time to vote... In the event of a tie, we go to lowest percentage of weight lost. And that would be Alex.

Danni: ALEX

That's two. That's enough.

Meanwhile, next week is MAKEOVER WEEK. And no one could be happier than Danni. And even better than that, you're going HOME to reveal the new you to the people you love the most.

EPILOGUE: Alex started this journey at 240. Today, she's at 170. Since being home, she's gone far and beyond the call of duty pushing herself to the limit. She's not letting anyone judge her and she's not judging herself. And now, her mom and her are the exact same size. And holy cow, is it a nice size. She hopes to be down to 140 by the finale, which is now, by the way, three weeks... She's also planning to take the LSAT. All the luck in the world for that.

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