The Biggest Loser

Episode 15.02 : A Game of Chance

  • The Biggest Loser
    • Episode Premiere : October 15, 2013
    • Distributor : NBC
    • Genre : Reality
    • Seasons : 15
    • Show Period : 2004 - now
    • Production Company: 25/7 Productions
    • Official Site :

Cast and Crew

  • Main Cast
    • Alison Sweeney as School Girl #1,
    • Bob Harper,
    • Jillian Michaels as Herself - Host,
    • Dolvett Quince,
    • Kelly Fields,
    • Mark Kruger,
    • Roger Shultz,
    • Hollie Self,
    • Jay Kruger,
    • J.D. Roth

The Story

In last week's Season 15 premiere, Jillian used her trainer save to keep Craig on the ranch. This week, Jillian is determined to get to the source of Craig's issues, so a little one-on-one chat is in order. During their emotional conversation, Craig tells Jillian that his father died at the age of 32 and that Craig has been carrying feelings of guilt regarding his dad's early demise. Hopefully, Jillian can help Craig conquer his guilt throughout the rest of the season.

Next, Dolvett accompanies Ruben for a visit to Dr. Huizenga to learn more about his health issues. The doctor informs Ruben that, unfortunately, he has type 2 diabetes. It's a crushing blow for Ruben, but there's a silver lining to the bad news: type 2 diabetes is completely curable, and it's completely in Ruben's control. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, but he'll need dedication and determination to get there. Luckily, Dolvett is more than willing to accompany Ruben on the journey to a healthier life.

The contestants hit the gym bright and early for their first workout of Week 2. They've been training daily for a week, and the routines are beginning to come easier, but it's still no walk in the park. The trainers up the regimen to push their contestants to the limit. The stakes continue to rise every day, and nobody wants to be on the chopping block during this week's weigh-ins.

It's time for the first challenge of Season 15! Jillian introduces three dice, one for each team, with a team member's face on each side of the cube. Only one team member's weigh-in will be counted this week, and the dice will determine the representative for each team. But first, the teams have to haul buckets of water over a hill as quickly as possible. The winning team will be able to count the higher of two contestants' weigh-ins, giving them better odds in this week's weigh-in. After a tenacious battle, the blue team wins the challenge.

After a tough challenge, the contestants receive mail from friends and loved ones who are cheering them on from afar. As an added bonus, they are able to have video chats with their families back home. It's a much-needed inspiration for the contestants during a trying second week on the ranch.

Next, we catch up with Lindsay, one of The Biggest Loser kid contestants from Season 14. Lindsay has continued her healthy lifestyle and is more fit and happy than ever before. As an added bonus, Lindsay's older brother has started training with her and has already lost nearly 70 pounds. It's a sure sign that Lindsay's life has changed for the better and, more importantly, that she's spreading her healthy living ideals to the rest of her family.

After some family time, the contestants get back to an ambitious workout regimen in hopes of winning this week's weigh-in. Only one member of each team will have his or her weight counted, but nobody knows which contestant it will be. That means that any contestant could be chosen as the representative for his or her entire team. There's no room for error this week, and a single pound could make or break the week.

At long last, it's time for the Week 2 weigh-ins. The trainers roll a giant die to determine which contestants will represent their teams in the weigh-in. Dolvett rolls first, and Tanya is chosen to represent the red team. Jillian rolls next, and Fernanda is chosen to represent the white team. Finally, Bob rolls for the blue team. Because the blue team won this week's challenge, they'll have two weigh-ins to choose from. Bob rolls Hap and Chelsea, and Bob chooses Hap to represent the blue team this week. All of the contestants will weigh-in, but only the weights of Tanya, Fernanda and Hap will matter in tonight's competition.

The blue team takes the scale first, and Hap has dropped 13 pounds. It's a good start for the blue team. The white team takes to the scale next. Fernanda's weight is the only one that matters tonight, and she only lost two pounds this week. It's a devastating number for Fernanda and the white team. The red team weighs in next, and Tanya clocks a four-pound loss. It's not ideal, but it's enough to keep her in the game. Unfortunately, the white team loses the weigh-in this week, which means that Fernanda is headed home.






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