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4 Jan. 2011
Episode #11.1
The contestants will compete in a challenge and then get to make a game-changing decision in the order in which they finished. Host Alison Sweeney will offer the eleven family and friend teams of two the unprecedented opportunity to choose whether to work out with trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels at the ranch - or work out at a secret location with two unknown trainers, whose identities will initially remain a mystery. If the contestants choose the new trainers, whom they know nothing about, they'll receive four weeks of immunity. If they choose to stay at the...
 
11 Jan. 2011
Episode #11.2
After the first elimination weigh-in, when Ana was eventually voted off the ranch, the remaining eleven contestants on the ranch learn that the ten contestants training off the ranch lost more weight by far with two fewer people, despite the fact that those ten had immunity and have immunity for another three weeks and thus mentally did not have to work as hard to remain in the game. As an incentive for this week, Alison tells the on-ranch contestants that if they lose more weight by percentage than their off-ranch compatriots, they will all have immunity for the week...
 
18 Jan. 2011
Episode #11.3
The "unknown trainers" are finally revealed, and both will share their personal stories that led them to "The Biggest Loser." Their contestants, "the unknowns," confront one player they feel isn't working hard enough, and later, "the unknowns" and the ranch contestants square off for a pop challenge. The winning player from each group will get a delicious healthy dinner prepared by Chef Curtis Stone, and compete for a coveted 2 lb. advantage at this week's weigh-in. Later, Dr. Huizenga gives "the unknowns" startling news about their health, and one player is surprised...
 
25 Jan. 2011
Episode #11.4
There is much discussion among all on the ranch after the last weigh-in when both Dan and Don gained nine pounds, and Dan was eventually voted off the ranch. Although Don denies that he and Dan threw the weigh-in as a sign of "giving up", Bob and Jillian are certain he and Dan did. The on-ranch contestants participate in the ultimate temptation challenge in facing the specific foods that are their individual weaknesses. The winner of the challenge gets to choose the team that will train with Cara and Brett for the week off the ranch. That team finds the off campus ...
 
1 Feb. 2011
Episode #11.5
After four long weeks, the "unknowns" move to the ranch and are reunited with the other contestants, who get to meet the new trainers for the first time. Host Alison Sweeney explains that the ranch contestants will be safe this week if they collectively lose more than 48 pounds, but for the "unknowns," they will be facing their first elimination all season. And both teams only get to see their trainers once this week. The "unknowns" experience some surprises while settling into their new home, and a secret is revealed about how one contestant has lost so much weight. ...
 
8 Feb. 2011
Episode #11.6
After the latest two weigh-ins, when Don (by choice by throwing the weigh-in) and Larialmy are voted off the ranch, the remaining contestants learn that they are officially split into two teams: the red team who have and will be trained by Cara and Brett, and the black team who have and will be trained by Bob and Jillian. However, those teams may have a few changes based on a Valentine's Day related chocolate temptation challenge. The winner of the challenge has the opportunity to trade up to two members from each team, with the winner even remaining anonymous. ...
 
15 Feb. 2011
Episode #11.7
The two teams of contestants are all tied up this week - literally - in a rope challenge in which teamwork will determine which group of players will get to use the gym this week, and which team will have to be creative and find other places at the ranch to work out. One trainer moves into the house to try and get a contestant to open up, and later, one team wins the chance to block someone's weight on the scale at a wild physical and mental challenge that finds them pushing a train 800 feet while answering food fact questions along the way. Then one player reaches a ...
 
22 Feb. 2011
Episode #11.8
After the latest weigh-in, when Jay was voted off the ranch, Alison brings together all the contestants to tell them that for the next weigh-in, they will still weigh-in as teams where one person will be voted off, but that they will also weigh-in as individuals with the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss automatically leaving the ranch. That means that two people are leaving after the next weigh-in. As such, the trainers work the contestants especially hard this week. The black team ultimately discuss strategy to protect who they consider their most ...
 
1 Mar. 2011
Episode #11.9
The contestants are excited to hear from host Alison Sweeney that they will all be going home for two weeks. Each player returns home to emotional reunions with friends and family, after which they navigate the challenges of being back in their real lives, facing the same temptations that brought them to the ranch and realizing all of the things they are capable of doing now that they couldn't do before. When they come back to the ranch, they'll compete in a 5K challenge on a treadmill just as they did in the first episode of the season, but this time, they're going ...
 
8 Mar. 2011
Episode #11.10
Each team has to pick a team captain, who will have many responsibilities during the week, and only two players from each team can work out with a trainer. The teams first square off in a pop challenge involving 13 tiered cakes, and later, the contestants meet host Alison Sweeney at a mud pit where they have to make their way across the pit while balancing on a step - without touching the mud. Several contestants have heart-to-heart talks with their trainers, opening up more about the individual personal struggles they had before coming to the ranch, and later, ...
 
15 Mar. 2011
Episode #11.11
Host Alison Sweeney tells the remaining 12 contestants that they will all be on one team this week - the blue team - and they will all have immunity if they beat their weight loss from the previous week. But first, there's a pop challenge in which they have to prepare delicious, healthy, low-calorie meals in under 30 minutes. Chefs Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia will decide who prepares the best dish, with the winner getting a coveted prize. Later the blue team meets at a rock quarry where they'll have to uncover a buried rope attached to signs with trivia questions. ...
 
22 Mar. 2011
Episode #11.12
At the last weigh-in, the contestants in combination didn't meet the weight-loss target, meaning that they had to vote one contestant off the ranch, that being Marci. The remaining contestants learn that they will be split into four teams, each team under a different trainer: Bob's blue team, Jillian's black team, Cara's green team and Brett's red team. The teams are chosen by lot. With eleven contestants, there will be three contestants per team with one team consisting of only two players, or... The two contestant team learn that they will have the opportunity to ...
 
29 Mar. 2011
Episode #11.13
After the latest weigh-in when Justin was voted off the ranch, Kaylee feels like she needs to clear the air about her own premeditated and failed attempt to be voted off. That emotional encounter is followed by another when the contestants revisit the day they found out that they were going to be on the show. Alison also makes them think about "team 12", the team that didn't quite make it on the show, or does this team make it on? The pop challenge has the contestants balancing balls on boards. The winning team of the pop challenge receives a one minute advantage at ...
 
5 Apr. 2011
Episode #11.14
With Jennifer being automatically evicted from the ranch after the latest weigh-in, Courtney is the only remaining red team member. She sees it both as a blessing and a curse, but also realizes that her recent weigh-ins have been less than impressive and needs to figure out why. The teams have a maximum 15 minute challenge to determine what they believe is a mile distance, with the winning team receiving a Hollywood night out, and the losing teams doing clean-up duty on the ranch, including in the sweat drenched gym. The night out ends up being more memorable for one ...
 
12 Apr. 2011
Episode #11.15
After the latest weigh-in when Courtney was automatically evicted from the ranch (which also meant that with the demise of the red team, Brett was also asked to leave since he no longer had anyone to train), the remaining nine contestants learn that they will be spending the week in New Zealand. The trip ends up being an emotional one for Moses, whose father spent much time there as he was growing up. The start of their trip incorporates many adventure elements, two which include Auckland's Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. One of those ...
 
19 Apr. 2011
Episode #11.16
Following the latest weigh-in when Moses was voted the next eliminated contestant, the remaining eight head to Queentown, New Zealand, where they learn they are now competing as singles who have access to all the trainers, including Brett. The adventure nature of their stay in New Zealand continues with a few doing the canyon swing, a few doing a rock climb, and a few doing a bungee jump - including one who usually watches such things from the sidelines - where the activity originated. One contestant makes an admission about a previous near death experience which ...
 
26 Apr. 2011
Episode #11.17
The contestants return to the ranch from their adventures in New Zealand minus the last eliminated contestant, that being Ken. Austin sees this week as a challenge for himself personally as this marks the first time he will have not had immediate access to family, and thus he will have to stand or fall on his own two feet. The theme for the week is "favorites". Two of the past seasons' favorite contestants - Ali from season 5 and Sam from season 9 - return to lead a training session and provide nutritional advice. And one of the past favorite challenges is resurrected...
 
3 May 2011
Episode #11.18
After the latest weigh-in when Rulon announced that he was leaving the show voluntarily for personal reasons and Kaylee was voted off the ranch, the remaining five contestants meet Tim Gunn who will act as their fairy godfather for makeover week. He promises them three wishes. The first wish is the fairytale makeover, with the end results making each contestant look and feel like a prince or princess. The second wish is sharing their madeover selves with a loved one while being serenaded by OneRepublic. The contestants then return to the reality of the game for their challenge where a ...
 
10 May 2011
Episode #11.19
After the latest weigh-in, Olivia and especially Jay - the two contestants under the yellow line - felt like they dodged a bullet when the week's fairy godfather, Tim Gunn, announced that the third "wish" for the week was that the yellow line would be removed and no contestant would be going home that week. Alison announces that this week is final exams. Each trainer will take a certain exam area - "novice" Bob being taught how to spin, "Professor" Brett testing on the science of healthy living, boxer Cara testing for the inner fighter, and "self-loathing" Jillian being ...
 
17 May 2011
Episode #11.20
After the latest weigh-in when Austin was voted off the ranch, the remaining contestants - Hannah, Irene, Jay and Olivia - have a moment to celebrate the fact of being "the final four". They are also lauded by Alison and the trainers for the achievement and hard work it took to make this milestone. They all realize that the journey is not yet over, and the longer the journey, the more difficult it becomes to remain in the quest for the big prize, hence the trainers vow to work the final four harder so that they can make the top three. The pop challenge for the week is...
 
24 May 2011
Winner Revealed
As those that fell below the yellow line in the penultimate weigh-in, Irene and Jay find out which of the two the American public has voted for to join sisters Hannah and Olivia as one of the final three contestants. Bob, Jillian, Cara and Brett provide their thoughts about their roles and their favorite moments from this year, which will be the last for Jillian. Jillian's replacement trainer for season 12 is introduced: ex-professional tennis player Anna Kournikova. The at-home contestants are introduced and Alison describes a little of their journey on the show and after leaving ...
 
20 Sep. 2011
Episode #12.1
Since the theme for the year is battle of the ages, the fifteen contestants, who are dropped in the middle of the California desert on their first meeting, are separated into three teams based on age: under thirty, over fifty, and those in-between. Each team will run a mile race across the desert as a team to be able to choose their team trainer: Anna's blue team, Bob's black team, and Dolvett's red team. At the end of the race, they learn that they will all be back to that spot just before the finale to run a marathon, the winner of that race to become an automatic ...
 
27 Sep. 2011
Episode #12.2
There are fourteen contestants remaining after Debbie is voted off the campus after the first weigh-in. The fourteen return somewhat to the real world in that for the next week, they will only have access as a team to the gym and their trainer at one of three two-hour prescribed times per day: early morning, midday and late night. The winning team of a temptation challenge - eating the most donuts - will assign the gym times for all three teams. They find that training at a specific time not only affects them, but also their trainers, who have different energies at ...
 
4 Oct. 2011
Episode #12.3
With Johnny being voted off the campus after the latest weigh-in, the blue team is feeling desperate having lost the first two weigh-ins and thus the only team to have lost members. The remaining thirteen contestants enter into NFL week, where the challenges are football oriented - one which will be done in competition with pro players - the prizes are football oriented, and the last chance workout is assisted by pro players. The first individual challenge, with the winner to receive $5,000, tests both speed and football throwing accuracy. The team challenge, styled ...
 
11 Oct. 2011
Episode #12.4
The red team's emotional elimination vote after the last weigh-in resulted in Patrick being the third contestant eliminated. Each team starts the week with some inspirational words and assistance from a Big Loser alumnus, each chosen to fit the appropriate age category of the specific team and each who has maintained their weight loss after their time on the show. The reward challenge is a relay where only the "baton" can move from person to person, while the person at the back on the chain moves to the front and so on. The relay takes the teams through extreme ...
 
18 Oct. 2011
Episode #12.5
After the latest weigh-in when Coach Mike was voted off campus, the blue team is left with only two contestants. A game of Plinko - a game of total chance - provides the winning contestant a multitude of rewards. One, the contestant gets to go home for the week. Two, their trainer will go with them. And three, they receive immunity from elimination for this week. But these rewards come with much pressure as that winner will be the only person from his/her team whose weight will count for their team at this week's weigh-in. Many of the contestants voice their concern ...
 
25 Oct. 2011
Episode #12.6
Courtney being voted off the ranch after the latest weigh-in brings the remaining ten contestants into "all-for-one" Halloween week. They learn that they will be competing as one group, all with common goals. They will be aiming for a 100 pound total weight loss goal, which if met will mean that no one will be eliminated after the weigh-in. If they don't reach that goal, one person will be voted off, with only the biggest loser of the week having immunity. Their week long temptation challenge has a ten pound bowlful of candy in the middle of their kitchen. For every ...
 
1 Nov. 2011
Episode #12.7
With Jennifer's elimination after the latest weigh-in, there are nine contestants remaining. With three trainers and nine contestants, it is a perfect time for a team realignment with three contestants per team. The new teams will be based on each individual's knowledge of their favorite foods before coming to the ranch. There is much apprehension among the nine, as they know under the rules of the pop quiz, there is no way any of the teams will remain in their current state, which is especially difficult for couple Jessica and Ramon. The contestants also learn that ...
 
8 Nov. 2011
Episode #12.8
Jessica being voted off the ranch after the latest weigh-in causes some hard feelings by Ramon, especially against his blue team mates Joe and Sunny, both who voted for Jessica. This animosity is just the most blatant manifestation that the old team alliances are still stronger than the current team alliances. The fate of the contestants is in the hands of the trainers more this week as each trainer must pick only one person on their team for this week's weigh-in. Some contestants relish the opportunity to be chosen to have symbolically the confidence of their trainer...
 
15 Nov. 2011
Episode #12.9
Alliances are perceived to be breaking as Joe is voted off the ranch after the latest weigh-in. Those alliances take on new meaning for the remaining seven as they move into competing as singles, with this week's weigh-in being the first for the season with a yellow line. The challenge for the week is modeled on a pentathlon, with each of the five events garnering the contestants scores of up to 7. Events test athletic prowess (whether it be in the form of speed, strength, agility and/or balance), knowledge or pure luck. The contestant with the highest score by the ...
 
22 Nov. 2011
Episode #12.10
After Bonnie's eviction from the campus after the latest weigh-in, the remaining six contestants enter into Thanksgiving week. Their temptation challenge has one hundred plates of Thanksgiving types of food in front of them, each plate with an unknown value from one to one hundred. In five minutes, each contestant is allowed to eat as many plates of food as he/she wants. The contestants who draw the lowest three numbers have their choice of the three prizes available (with one contestant conceivably winning all three prizes): $500 for each pound lost at this week's ...
 
29 Nov. 2011
Episode #12.11
There are five contestant left at the ranch after Ramon is voted off at the latest weigh-in. The five hit two annual Biggest Loser milestone events. The first is the shedding the pounds challenge, where they symbolically place on all the weight they have lost to date, and shed that weight based on weight lost during each week of their stay on the ranch at markers along a race course, which this year is on a steep uphill trail. The challenge, which will award the winner a one pound advantage at this week's weigh-in, is an emotional one for most if only because of the ...
 
6 Dec. 2011
Episode #12.12
Sunny, the latest eliminated contestant, is not the only one going home, as life on the ranch has also finished for the four remaining contestants. Although all four go home to hero's welcomes and deal with how they will handle life off the ranch, Vinnie in particular deals with a painful part of his past, and makes an important decision about his future. Each of those four also receives not only a video visit from their trainer, but a real life visit from them as well, plus a video visit from an important person from their past who will hopefully be a reminder to ...
 
13 Dec. 2011
Episode #12.13
Alison first introduces the band Train, who perform their new song, "Brand New Book", which they wrote specifically as the new theme song for the show. After doing a retrospective of the season, Alison introduces the three trainers - Bob, Anna and Dolvett - who provide their perspective of the season, for Anna and Dolvett their first. She then introduces the twelve eliminated contestants in three groups of four. One person in each of those three groups have the highest percentage of weight loss of the at-home contestants, those three who will step on the scale for one last...
 

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