Episode PremiereMarch 03, 2009
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
When Tara found out that the Blue team had voted Dane off, she began to sob. Dane was always one of her big supporters. She also told Mandi that voting him off was a bad play for their team because he always pulled strong numbers. Mandi was concerned with Dane's elimination, because she thought that meant she had a target on her back now for her team.
The players all took a field trip to a cooking school. They were surprised to see Rocco waiting for them in the kitchen. Rocco wanted to instill the dangers of fast food into the players' heads. The challenge was that each team was going to make a healthier version of the fast food meals he had showed them earlier.
Each team had 30 minutes to prepare their meal. Rocco emphasized that the meals had to taste good, too. The winning team would win a meal cooked by him and somebody chosen at random would also win an extra vote at the elimination. Rocco would judge who the winning team would be. After the challenge, Rocco made the Black team the winning team and Laura won the extra vote.
Bob thought his team needed a boost in morale and took them to the Hollywood 24-Hour Fitness gym. He told his team about a new class called "Shadowboxing." The players were all shocked to learn that former heavyweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard would be helping teach the class.
Dr. H made a surprise visit to the gym while the players were working out. The players were used to Dr. H delivering them bad news, but now they were relieved with the real reason he was on the ranch. He gave each player great news about their health.
Jillian noticed that Sione wasn't working out as hard as he was when he was with Bob's team. She took him aside and really wanted to get to the bottom of how Sione was feeling. After her pep talk, the two headed to the gym, where she worked Sione out like never before with metalobic training. Sione had to stop when he twisted his ankle. The rest of the Black team feared Sione would be out for the rest of the week.
The players met Ali at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to learn about their next challenge. Behind her were stacks and stacks of boxed food. Each team had to assemble their own boxes and place them into kits and deliver the kits to trucks outside. The first team to load 150 kits into their truck would win. Ali also told the players that 150 kits was enough food to feed 1,200 people for a day.
The Black team won the challenge by loading 150 kits into their truck first. That meant each player would receive letters from home and a year's supply of free groceries. Even though the Blue team lost the challenge, they were still determined to finish.
The Black team couldn't wait to open up their letters from home. Each player was brought to tears while reading what their loved ones had written. But, with those letters, the Black team was inspired to push even harder to get healthier and lose the weight.
Aubrey really wanted the Blue team to win the challenge for the year's supply of groceries. As a mother of five children, that would have really helped her family out financially. Later on, Mike offered Aubrey his grocery reward. She was moved to tears and couldn't believe Mike's amazing gesture. She gave him a big hug and had a giant grin on her face. She told Mike the story of starting out as a single mother and how the food bank helped her life.
Jillian was happy to hear the news about her team winning the challenge, but didn't want them to get too cocky. They still had a weigh-in to win. She was not happy to hear that Laura had sat out of the challenge, especially when Sione participated with his bum ankle. She was not going to let Laura play the victim anymore.
Bob was determined to push his team hard during the last-chance workout. Mandi broke down into tears and Bob wanted to know why. Her fear was that she would be the next Blue team player to go home. He encouraged her to not think negatively and to consider the other possible outcome, which is she could win it all.
During the last-chance workout, Jillian tailed Laura. Jillian said she refused to yell at her because Laura needed to believe in herself, first. Jillian asked every player on her team who the weakest link was and they all responded, "Laura." It was the only way to wake Laura up. Jillian then took her aside to remind her she was capable, strong and a good person.
Later on at the weigh-in, Ali told the teams that they would not be weighing in against one another but weighing in with one another. As a thank you for giving back from the challenge earlier, this was a way the show was giving back to the players. If the teams lost 77 pounds, they would all have immunity for the week. But, if they came in below 77 pounds, one player from each team would have to go home. Regardless, for every pound lost, The Biggest Loser was donating 100 pounds of food to "Feed America."
Some of the players were doing great and some of the players were pulling in smaller numbers than usual. But, it all came down to Mike, who was the final player to be weighed in. He had to lose nine pounds to make sure everybody would have immunity. But, his final weight wouldn't be revealed until next week's episode.