'The Biggest Loser: Couples': Previewing Episode 9.11
Call tonight's episode of The Biggest Loser: Couples another huge step up for the contestants. They came in as pairs, and later they competed as teams. Tonight, they'll finally compete as individuals.

You know what that means. With nine contestants left, we really are getting closer to the home stretch.

But as we've seen in past episodes, there's always a catch in everything, and this development is no exception. All of the eliminated contestants are returning for yet another shot at the ranch--and this time, it's not on the basis of who lost the most weight. It's going to be an emotional segment, this one: the remaining contestant will put forward their case as to why they should return to the ranch, and the decision will be made via popular vote.

If I had a choice, I'd like to see either Cherita or Vicky back on the ranch. I mean, they got kicked out twice! Twice!

That's just for one returning player. A second player will return to the ranch, albeit through more traditional means: a step-up challenge. The first to hit a thousand wins. In the end, we'll have two returning contestants, and one going home, after a particularly weepy weigh-in sees two contestants with a really close bond sinking below the yellow line.

The other thing you'd want to see tonight is the inspiring story of a fan of the show. His name is Wayne, and he weighed 674 pounds--that's a lot more than the heaviest contestants on the show so far! After a near-death experience, he decided to finally shed his pounds at home, inspired by what he's seen on The Biggest Loser. End result: he's lost 400 pounds. It's going to be a live reveal tonight, and I bet you'll not want to miss it.

The Biggest Loser: Couples returns tonight from 8pm on NBC.

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