Season 17 Episode 3
"Hooked on 'Tronics/The Big Switch"
Will the players choose the gym or family? And a huge surprise rocks everyone.
In the first challenge, the teams must relay a correct combination of 14 colors to each other in a digital distraction-filled game of telephone. Team Dolvett wins and chooses one week of exclusive gym use over unrestricted access to the Internet and telephone, which means they won't be able to talk to their families. And without the use of the gym, Team Jen must find creative ways to burn calories outside.
After weeks of not being able to talk to their families, Team Jen gets to video chat with home.
At the first weigh-in, Bob reveals a Biggest Loser first - the red line. The player with the lowest percentage on the losing team will be sent home immediately. On the scales, Team Jen wins with 2.51% weight lost despite not having access to the gym. Richard from Team Dolvett falls below the red line and is eliminated.
Bob drops a distraction bomb on the players, telling them they'll be changing teams. The new Team Jen is now Colby, Erin, Luis, Toy, Lauren and Vicki. The new Team Dolvett is Jacky, Roberto, Stephen, Rob, Felicia and Sarah. Will they stay focused on their new teams?
In the next challenge, the teams must climb platforms to retrieve 15-pound puzzle pieces and place them correctly on the board. The new Team Jen wins the challenge and a three-pound advantage at the weigh-in.
The teams go head-to-head in the Last-Chance Challenge - a relay race on the treadmill, bike and Jacob's Ladder. Team Dolvett wins a one-pound advantage at the weigh-in.
On the scales, Team Dolvett loses 2.23%, while Team Jen loses 2.38%, and everyone is heartbroken when Sarah falls below the red line and is immediately eliminated. Her dad, Rob, pleads to let him be eliminated instead of her.