Episode PremiereApril 05, 2011
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
Since Jenn was automatically eliminated last week, Brett's focus is on Courtney. He has to make sure she stays on the ranch, so that he stays on the ranch as well. Feeling the pressure, Courtney reaches out to Olivia, Irene and Hanna - it's hard to ask, but she may need them this week.
Later, Alison meets the players on an open field to announce this week's challenge. Each team has a flag, and they will have to guesstimate the distance of one mile, placing their flag on black markers along the route. And there's only 15 minutes to figure it out.
The team closest to one mile will win a night on the town, Hollywood-style. Dying to get off the ranch and let loose, Hannah's immediately determined to win, but Kaylee, who's from a small town in Idaho, would love to experience the City of Lights. Then Alison announces the kicker: everyone who doesn't win will have to clean every inch of the ranch, including the gym and the house. The prospect of cleaning the gym is actually Olivia's personal nightmare.
Moses knows that a mile is 5280 feet. Since he thinks his stride is about a yard, he only has to step about 1760 steps. Everyone on the Blue Team will walk and count.
The Black Team has a twofold strategy: Jay's going to pace a 15-minute mile, while Rulon and Hannah will measure the mile. Even though math isn't her best subject, Hannah's responsible for counting. Austin explains that the Green Team will walk with his dad and count his paces. When they hit 1760, they'll have their mile. Despite the fact she's on her own, Courtney's confident she can win. At the five-minute mark, the Green Team finds themselves in last place, so they decide to start jogging. Then the Black Team falls way behind, so they start jogging too. The Green Team reaches 1760 paces, but decide that their strides are shorter when going uphill, so they continue on to the next black marker. This makes Courtney and the girls of the Blue Team start running. When Moses finishes his pacing, neither Olivia nor Irene can hear or see him.
Moses runs up to the girls, but as soon as he reaches them, the horn goes off - time's up! Alison assembles the players to announce the results. The distance between first and second place is four feet, and the Black Team wins!
Afterwards, Courtney meets with Brett, hoping to figure out why she's plateaued. Luckily, he has a strategy, and Courtney realizes that this week, she has the privilege of working one-on-one with her trainer. They're shooting for the Final Four! In her third week together with the Green Team, Cara starts off strong, doing sprints. Injuring his side, Ken has to revert to walking.
The Blue Team finds Bob waiting for them in the gym; he knows the upcoming weigh-in is going to be hard for them. They need to be soldiers, staring today. There's no margin for error. When Hannah and Bob enter the gym, Bob has them join in, figuring Rulon is off talking to Jillian.
At last week's weigh-in Jillian called Rulon out for going rogue with compulsive eating, so she approaches him for a talk. Rulon claims he doesn't mind giving himself a treat after all his hard work. Realizing Rulon's feeling deprived, Jillian's hoping he can learn ways to reward himself that have nothing to do with food.
Returning to the gym, Jillian focuses on Rulon, while Hannah and Jay procrastinate, telling their trainer they won a night on the town, anticipating she'll freak out. When she finally does find out, Jillian clenches her head in her hands and says, "That's not a prize! That's terrible!" and promises to pop a blood vessel in her eyeball.
As the other three teams start cleaning, the Black Team dresses in nice new clothes, preparing for their night on the town. Hannah is especially thrilled with the shoes she'll be wearing.
A limo awaits the Black Team to transport them to Hollywood for a drive down Hollywood Boulevard and a meal at Geisha House. Hannah and Jay take the lead in ordering healthy. Even Rulon has to admit, he doesn't feel deprived and he can forgo butter on the crab legs in favor of healthier citrus sauce. In the middle of the meal, another diner stops by their table for a toast. Getting the hint, Jay and Rulon disappear so Hannah can have a little time alone with Ted, who's fascinated by her Biggest Loser experience. For her part, Hannah's able to overcome all the old stereotypical thoughts she used to have in moments like these, and accept herself as a beautiful woman, inside and out.
Back on the ranch, the Green Team discusses who they think will be next to go while cooking dinner - could it be Courtney? One thing's for sure, Courtney's feeling the pressure, and brings her worries to Olivia.
The next day, Bob shows up in the kitchen with three brown bags filled with each Blue Team member's favorite lunch - from before they were on The Biggest Loser. Everyone realizes the error of their former ways, and Bob introduces them to Wholly Guacamole - a new, healthy luxury food.
Finally, it's time for the last-chance workout, and Brett and Courtney kick out the jams in the gym. Bob starts the Blue Team on the treadmill, ordering them to act like laser beams. Cara sets up a firefighter's workout for her team, while Jillian never stops screaming at Rulon. Watching Courtney, Olivia's amazed by her focus - it's the kind of focus that could win Courtney the entire competition.
In no time at all, it's time for the weigh in. Alison doesn't spare Courtney, reminding her it's do or die. If she loses tonight's weigh-in, she's automatically eliminated.
Hannah's first on the scale. She's nervous about the consequences of her night out, but she's lost four pounds and hit the 160s, where she hasn't been since high school. She feels fantastic! Hoping for big numbers, Jay's okay with a six, and Rulon loses seven, which Jillian's okay with. Rulon thanks her - he's within 35 pounds of his gold-medal competition weight! The Black Team's total loss is 17 at Now the Blue Team needs to lose more than 14 pounds. Olivia loses two, Moses loses seven. Irene's gotta lose five to keep them safe, and she stuns everyone with her six-pound loss! She hasn't weighed 164 since the fifth grade... The Blue Team's total is 15 pounds at - they're safe!
If the Green Team has lower numbers than the Black Team, Courtney knows she won't have to lose as much weight. The Greens have to lose 15 pounds, and Ken's concerned he won't lose his share because of his injury, even if he did walk 60 miles this week. Ken loses four, and Kaylee loses one. Now Austin needs to shed 10 pounds to keep his team safe. But he's only lost two! This means the Black Team is safe; Courtney will have to lose more than two pounds to stay on the ranch - but she's only lost one! The tears flow for everyone except Courtney, who confidently promises she's got a great support system at home, and she's will figure out this plateau business. She advises her girls to "finish this out strong."
Most of the players and trainers think Courtney shouldn't be going home - and this elimination wasn't "meant to be." After Courtney says her emotional good-byes, Alison reminds her of one of her deepest fears. Courtney's not the only one going home tonight... With no one left to train, Brett's leaving the ranch, too. It's a harsh double blow. For his part, Brett has no regrets; he tried the best he could, and is proud to have worked alongside all the players.