The Biggest Loser Season 16 Recap: The Real Competition Begins

By Kathleen Villaruben | 2 years ago
The Biggest Loser Season 16 Recap: The Real Competition Begins

It is down to singles in the new episode of “The Biggest Loser” Season 16 Episode 12 “The Playoffs,” which aired last Dec. 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. In this episode, there are no more teams, and a unique track and field event is held. Read on to know the different kind of thrill singles competition gives.

Last episode, Scott was eliminated. He thought he is finally going home. He is surprised when the limousine stops and Bob Harper opens the door. He is welcomed in the Comeback Canyon, where two eliminated people will compete every week. If a contestant is eliminated for the second time in the Comeback Canyon, he will officially go home. Scott meets Damien again. Bob warns Scott that Damien won two weigh-ins in the Comeback Canyon.


Before hitting the gym, Alison calls the contestants to meet her. She announces that they are officially going to singles. Each person is assigned to a unique color. They are also free to train with any of the trainers.

The first challenge as singles is a track-and-field event, “Biggest Loser” style. Players will each have their own lane. They must first climb the hurdles, crawl on the mud pit, memorize pattern of colors on a stand, go back to the beginning, recreate the pattern using colored batons and press the button. If a flag is lifted, the player wins. If not, he must return to the stand by going through the obstacles again.

The reward is immunity. Lori can compete, but she must not run because of her injury. Despite of that, she still wins after a few turns.

Back at the house, trainers give something to the contestants. Their loved ones greet them through a video. Everybody cries tears of joy as their friends and relatives give words of encouragement.

It is time for the weigh-in at the Comeback Canyon after a series of training. Scott’s current weight is 259 pounds. He lost 9 pounds for the week. His total weight loss is 3.36 percent. Damien’s current weight is 293 pounds, and he only lost 2 pounds. With a total weight loss of only 0.68 percent, Damien is officially eliminated from the show.

In the first weigh-in as singles, Lori is first even though she has immunity. Her current weight is 240 pounds. She lost 3 pounds

Woody has a total weight loss of 2.86 percent from 9 pounds loss, Sonya, 4.06 percent from 8 pounds loss, Jordan, 3.72 percent from 9 pounds loss, Toma, 4.47 percent from 11 pounds loss and Rob, 4.11 percent from 15 pounds loss.

JJ shares he targets less than 300 pounds for the week. Turns out, his current weight loss is exactly 300 pounds. He is frustrated that he cries. Jen comforts him by saying he has done a great job for the week under her training. JJ lost 6 pounds and has a total weight loss of 1.96 percent.

Woody and JJ are below the yellow line, so they are up for elimination. Other contestants will vote who will be eliminated. JJ is eliminated because he has a supporting family back home, while Woody has an empty house.


Alison says JJ is not the only one to go home for the week. Everyone is caught off-guard. Alison tells them their athletic skills will be put to the test in one of the most challenging environments — Hawaii. The contestants laugh out of relief.

“This experience, man, it has been the most amazing opportunity I’ve ever had in my entire life,” JJ says in the backseat of the limo. He faces the same fate as Scott when Bob opens the door.

Catch the next episode on Dec. 18, 2014 as the contestants battle it out on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

There you have it for the recap on “The Biggest Loser” Season 16 Episode 12 “The Playoffs,” which aired last Dec. 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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