Dating couples from biggest loser
Amanda Arlauskas became a contestant after winning a public vote against Erinn Egbert (who got at-home special assistant packages and made a cameo appearance in the week 12 episode) held during the Season 7 live finale.
Contestant Daniel Wright was a contestant in Season 7, and has returned to "finish what [he] started".
By the time this episode aired, Alexandra has lost 60 pounds. She also reveals that she had a crush on someone at the ranch, but will not tell who until the finale.
It was revealed later (in Week 3) that she is dating fellow contestant Antoine.
In the fifth week, when teams are changed to blue and black, Jillian leads black while Bob leads blue.
The weights are a shock to many, including trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper.
The initial weigh-in featured three Biggest Loser records: the greatest number of contestants having initial weights exceeding 400 pounds (five, four males and one female) and the heaviest female and heaviest contestant overall (Shay, weighing in at 476 pounds).
The contestants visit several doctors, including Dr.
Huizenga, who talks to them about their health, explaining their health problems in grim terms.