Episode PremiereMarch 30, 2010
Show Period2004 - now
Production Company25/7 Productions
The players all meet Ali in the gym where she compliments them on how good they look. Ali tells the players there is a Biggest Loser in the gym, but cannot guarantee it is one of the players she is looking at. They are confused, until she reveals all this season's eliminated players behind a curtain.
Everyone is shocked to see the eliminated players back in the gym. Ali tells the eliminated players they will be weighing in, but their pounds lost will not determine if they come back to the ranch. Instead, the remaining players will vote for who comes back.
After the eliminated players get on the scale, they have a chance to make a plea to the rest of the contestants on why they should return to the ranch. Once the votes are tallied, it is Victoria who is voted back. She is so happy she gets the opportunity to finally compete on the ranch.
After Victoria joins the rest of the players still in the game, Ali tells the other eliminated players they have one more chance to get back in the competition on the ranch. She calls them all outside, because they are about to participate in a challenge.
Ali tells the players they will be participating in a step-challenge. The first player to 1,000 steps will automatically move back to the ranch, while the other players will continue their journey at home. Miggy and Melissa take their challenge personally, stemming from their time as competitors on the ranch.
After a very close race, Melissa pulls ahead and reaches 1,000 steps first. She celebrates that she is coming back to the ranch and Lance gives her a giant hug. Miggy breaks down because she really wanted to get back in the game. Each of the players joins their partners and hugs them for their effort.
The trainers return to the gym to find all the players working out. Bob notes that the players are wearing their original team colors and that must mean they are playing as individuals again. Jillian thinks this is the opportunity to see players' true personalities.
Bob and Jillian are surprised to see Melissa back on the ranch. Bob thinks Melissa's return will bring the competition up a notch. The trainers' faces light up when they see Victoria is also back. Especially because Victoria never has gotten a fair shot at living on the ranch. Bob is proud of the players for giving Victoria a fighting chance.
However, the players themselves are none too pleased to have Melissa back on the ranch. As she is going for her morning walk, Ashley and Andrea notice how much weight Melissa has lost since being at home. Ashley realizes that life on the ranch is getting more stressful because people are becoming more competitive.
Koli and Ashley begin to suspect that Stephanie has been throwing the weigh-ins this whole time, keeping her safe on the ranch. Koli doesn't have any concrete evidence to prove his theory, though. Koli tells Ashley that he doesn't trust Stephanie, causing Ashley to question Stephanie's motives on the week Sherry was eliminated.
Bob and Jillian are relieved to be working out the players as a duo, again. Instead of each player having one trainer to answer to, they have both of them breathing down their necks and pushing them.
Bob takes O'Neal outside and wants to challenge him to the stairs. O'Neal admits that climbing stairs has always been a thorn in his side due to his weight and lack of energy. Bob knows that this new and improved O'Neal can maintain his focus and take on the stairs. O'Neal accomplishes his mission.
Ashley decides to confront Stephanie about Koli's theory that she is game playing. Stephanie tearfully denies she had anything to do with Ashley's mother being eliminated on purpose. Ashley says that Stephanie is her friend and if she swears she hasn't been throwing the weigh-ins, she'll believe her.
Stephanie now wants to know who is spreading the rumors about her and game playing. Andrea admits she's heard the same gossip, but doesn't divulge it came from Koli. She says she is nervous that Stephanie might be focusing on the game over friendship. Stephanie wants to make sure she can still count Andrea and Ashley as friends.
After the weigh-in, the players have Stephanie and Sam to choose from to eliminate. The voting is very emotional, but a majority of the players feel that it is Sam who pushes them the most in the gym and it is Stephanie who ends up eliminated. Stephanie admits she is shocked about who voted for her and blames them for their own game playing. Ashley feels she's betrayed a good friend and feels terrible.