Episode PremiereMarch 29, 2011
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
After the weigh-in, Kaylee decides she needs to make a statement to the entire house, so they can get past what happened and move on. She's decided to trust there's a reason why she's still on the ranch. Hannah reminds Kaylee that everyone wants to get to where she's at - feeling strong and ready to go home. Moses tries to explain that his daughter is sick of all the game playing. The players are all one, and it's time to enjoy whatever time they have left together.
The next day, when the contestants enter the gym, Alison's waiting with a videotape of the day they first learned they were going to be on the show. Many of them are brought to tears, seeing how far they've come.
But there's more. Alison asks whether anyone has ever wondered about the 12th team - the one that didn't make it - because they're here now! Vance and Leann, the mother-son White Team, walk into the gym. Alison gives Vance and Leann a challenge. If they can beat the lowest weight-loss percentage - Kaylee at - they're back in the game. Vance's starting weight was 379 pounds; to beat Kaylee he'll have to have lost more than 95. He's only lost 30, but everyone offers applause and words of encouragement - he'll lose 95 pounds soon enough. Leann's starting weight was 315, and she's lost 45 pounds - fantastic! But it's not enough to earn her a full-time spot on the ranch. Still, Leann hasn't weighed 270 since she was in her early twenties, so this is a great accomplishment.
Next, Alison announces this week's pop challenge. Two players from each team will have to balance two balls on a board with a hole in the middle of it. They carry the board down a field to roll the balls through the hole into a basket - a total of 10 times. If both balls roll off the board, it's back to the start. The team that comes in last will spend the week off campus. Talk about motivation! The winning team will gain a one-minute advantage in this week's regular challenge. Right off the bat, the Green Team's Kaylee and Austin take it slow and steady for a big lead, but the Black Team isn't far behind. The Green Team comes in first, followed immediately by the Black Team, leaving the Blue and Red Teams to battle it out.
The Green Team wins a one-minute advantage... and the Red Team's Jennifer and Courtney have to leave the ranch for the week. Alison gives them a budget of $1,000 and a menu of choices, telling them she'll be back in 15 minutes. They prioritize membership in the local gym. After all the decisions are made, the girls discover they're $50 over, so Jennifer talks Courtney into dropping sessions with trainer Brett. After all, they should know how to do it themselves by now. They're going keep the gym membership, and buy an hour's worth of phone calls, massages, and a night out at a restaurant. Alison warns them about letting go of Brett. Since there are only two of them, if they lose the weigh-in, one of them will go home. Courtney admits she's concerned.
Later than night, Brett visits the Red Team, stunned to find their bags packed. Courtney sits with her head in her hands while Jennifer breaks the news, admitting they decided to forego a personal trainer for the week. Brett immediately lays into them for a poor decision. Crying, Courtney admits how scared she is; she doesn't know why she chose the way she did. Luckily, Brett tells them to pull out a pen and paper, and they move forward, as he prepares them to do it on their own. The next morning, Courtney and Jennifer are stunned to find out they're staying in a gorgeous house in Ojai, California, all by themselves!
Meanwhile, the Blue Team tells Bob and Jillian what happened to the Red Team. Jillian's especially incensed to learn they didn't spend their money on a trainer, and immediately suspects they've purchased spa time. Cara's pissed off at her Green Team for throwing the weigh-in. She thinks game playing is crap that she doesn't have time for, so she fully intends to torture her team in the gym, especially Kaylee. Realizing she's lost Cara's trust, Kaylee resolves to work hard to win it back. But her dad Moses is slowing down. He's glad to be pushing cardio with Bob and Jillian, but he really misses boxing. Jillian congratulates him for expressing his needs, turns off the treadmill, and they start boxing. Moses is in his element, doing what he loves, and feeling like he made a breakthrough with his trainer.
Still beside himself to be working with an Olympic medalist, Bob has Rulon try to do a handstand, challenging him to figure it out on his own. Rulon tries again and again, building confidence until he makes it up, earning cheers from the entire gym.
Bob and the Blue Team visit Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School in downtown Los Angeles to teach students about the benefits of eating healthy and exercising, with a little help from Subway. The Biggest Loser and Subway are committed to doing what they can to help fight the epidemic of childhood obesity. Bob leads the kids through a workout, while Moses and Olivia present them with Subway's Fit Kit. Later, Bob presents the school with a $10,000 check from Subway to help the entire school make a commitment to healthier living.
Meanwhile, back in Ojai, Jennifer and Courtney take a hike, resolving to push each other. Courtney realizes if she could go back in time, she'd choose Brett if she could, but she can't. For her part, Jennifer can't understand how after 13 weeks they can't do it on their own - and avoid temptation. The Red Team does return to the ranch to participate in this week's challenge. To celebrate Easter, they'll be going on the mother of all Easter egg hunts. There are 5,000 eggs hidden in a field, dyed in the four teams' colors. Each team will have to find at least 600 eggs, except for the Red Team, who'll have to find 400. Every team that finishes will attend an advance screening of the movie "Hop," and the winners will get two tickets to the film's premiere.
But there's one more thing. Among the thousands of eggs in the field is one golden egg. It contains a prize worth its weight in gold! Having won the pop challenge, the Green Team gets a one-minute head start. Olivia explains that this Easter egg hunt isn't especially glamorous, since not only is the field full of eggs, there's also quite a few cow patties. And then she finds the golden egg! At the end, the Green Team narrowly beats out the Red Team, who are totally proud of their showing. If it weren't for the Green Team's one-minute advantage, they would have won. Luckily, everyone completes the challenge in time. Finally, Olivia opens the golden egg to discover her prize: as long as the Blue Team doesn't lose the weigh-in, Olivia has the only vote. "How is this a prize?" she asks. This is a choice she clearly doesn't want to make.
The teams walk into the movie theater on the Universal Studios lot to find the star of "Hop," James Marsden waiting for them. After hanging out for a bit, James gets the film rolling, which surprisingly contains a workout sequence! But after every great pleasure comes hard work, so the players return to the ranch for their last-chance workout. Bob has resolved that the Blue Team will not lose the weigh-in, enabling Olivia to exercise the only vote. Jillian has a strategy, too. Since Olivia's sister Hannah is on Jillian's Black Team, she stands a good chance of being safe. But Rulon's attention seems to be wandering, so Jillian focuses on him. For his part, Rulon figures the elimination will be either Jay or himself.
Before the weigh-in, Olivia and Hannah sit down for a talk. Olivia has told everyone that she'll never vote Hannah off. The worst thing for Olivia would be if it came down to a vote between Jay and Rulon. Finally, it's time for the weigh-in. Olivia's first on the scale - she loses a very respectable four pounds. Irene's not too happy to have only lost three, and Moses is very happy to lose seven pounds for a total team weight loss of The Green Team weighs in next, and they'll have to lose more than 15 pounds. Up first, Ken loses six, Austin loses seven, and after two weeks of plateau, Kaylee stuns everyone with a five-pound loss! The Green Team won't be facing elimination tonight with their total of 18 pounds and up for the Black Team is Jay, and it's his first time back on the scale since returning to the ranch. Jay's not too-too happy with his loss of six pounds, since he feels he may risk elimination. When Rulon only loses five, Jillian lays into him for going totally rogue. Rulon admits he's been snacking on potato chips and making a few bad choices. Now Hannah will have to lose more than five pounds to keep the Black Team safe - but she's lost nothing! The Red Team needs to lose more than five pounds to beat the Black Team. Courtney's confident as she approaches the scale - but she's only lost two pounds, ratcheting up the tension in the room. Jennifer thinks she's lost the four pounds needed, but in another shocking development - she's lost zero, too!
The Black Team is relieved - they're safe. In an instant, Jenn realizes a huge lesson. A trainer is a necessity at this point in her weight-loss journey, and spending on the luxury of massages instead of trainers was a big mistake - a mistake that's sending her home. Still, she's come so far after being so broken when she first arrived on the ranch. She now knows that she can conquer anything in her life!