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'Biggest Loser' week 7 recap: Bob and Dolvett leave the ranch

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Who can forget all the drama surrounding Adrian's departure from the ranch last week? Poor Daphne is about to find out her brother has gone - and she doesn't look happy. She thinks it's high-school tactics and they've sent him home because they don't like him. It descends into a back-and-forth bickering match between Daphne and Conda.

"If eyes could kill there would be people dead in the house right now," warns Daphne.

Back to business and a clad-in-pink Alison comes bearing boxes of heart-shaped chocolates to introduce the Valentine's Day twist. Dolvett and Bob both get to choose one team member to send home and that person is the only one whose weight will count at the weigh-in. As a further bombshell, the trainers will be going with them, meaning the other players will have to fend for themselves.

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So, who will get the joys of home and the pressure of carrying the team? Dolvett goes for Conda, who predicts she'll get an ass-kicking courtesy of her trainer, while Bob chooses Daphne. Surprisingly, both girls seem to have put their earlier clash behind them and bond over the fact they are single mums getting to see their kids. They even share a hug before bidding the ranch goodbye.

On the Black Team, poor Chris isn't too happy Bob won't be around. She feels betrayed by her trainer because she told him at the weigh-in she needed him this week and he won't be here.

Who is Conda?

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Arriving home with Conda, Dolvett decides to delve into the mystery of his contestant by speaking to her mum and sister. They reveal her dad had drug problems (which he is working on) which eventually led to her parents' split, and Conda felt like her dad chose something other than her as his priority. Dolvett begins to understand that Conda is being defensive because she is protecting her feelings, but says she needs a "new and improved version of herself". He asks her family to help him.

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Other highlights of his time at home include Conda getting letters from the Red Team to ensure she still feels like a team member, a visit to her old high school (where things started changing for her during her parents' divorce) for a Last Chance Workout with the basketball team, and Dolvett babysitting Conda's young daughter Brooklyn while she catches up with old friends (think hair braiding, tea parties, and then Dolvett falling asleep and giving Brooklyn the chance to put make-up on him).



Bob wants Daphne to get her revenge

At home with Daphne, Bob reveals he chose her because he knows she is hurting over Adrian's departure and wants to give her the chance to get her revenge on the Red Team. It seems that Daphne's truce with Conda is over as she tells Bob she wants to win the weigh-in to rub it in her rival's face.

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Later, Bob meets Daphne's mum and her kids and tells them Daphne is becoming more open with him each week. Daphne reveals over dinner that she has a heart condition which causes her heart to race, she can't breathe, and she feels like she has to pass out.

She predicts she's made more than 100 trips to the ER and felt like she was "knocking on death's door" until the ranch. Bob promises that she doesn't have to worry about not being there for her kids anymore.

Other highlights of her time at home with Bob including a Last Chance Workout of climbing 103 flights of stairs in a tower block in just one hour.



Black and Red Teams go solo

Back at the ranch, the teams are facing a week alone, which means having to create their own workouts. Red Team notice Roy isn't with them at the gym, prompting Roy to tell us it can be hard keeping up with players half his age and he aches all the time and is exhausted.

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This week's challenge has a Valentine's theme - the winning team will get letters from their loved ones. It involves the teams completing an obstacle course on the beach while pulling along a dummy that represents the weight of the player sent home.

Red Team are eventually declared the winners, earning a 1lb advantage at the weigh-in too.



The Weigh-In

So, it's crunch time for Daphne and Conda. Who will win the weigh-in? First the other players weigh-in and Alison reveals whichever group wins will get a 1lb advantage for their representative player.

Bob's Black Team
Chris: -5lbs
Jeremy: -6lbs
Emily: -5lbs
Megan: -4lbs
Cassandra: -6lbs
Chism: -7

Dolvett's Red Team
Kimmie: -4lbs
Buddy: -7lbs
Roy: -9lbs
Kim: -9lbs
Mark: -10lbs

So, Conda gets the 1lb advantage on the scale, and added to the 1lb challenge advantage from earlier, that makes a total of 2lbs on Daphne.

Daphne pulls a -12lbs (5.08%) for the Black Team, so Conda needs to have lost more than 10lbs to keep the Red Team safe. Unfortunately for her, she pulls 10lbs exactly, although Dolvett tells her to be proud of her accomplishments even if they have lost the weigh-in.

So, who is going home? In the end, it's Roy who is the one sent packing. The general consensus seems to be he isn't as much of a team player as the others because he does his own thing. A gracious Roy, however, says he understands everyone's reasons and he's OK with it.

In a post-elimination interview we learn 'Santa' has gone from 306lbs to 230lbs and has been doing his workouts outdoors. He also visits a Boys and Girls club to lead first to third graders in a workout and jokes that the world needs to change its perception of Santa because he's now fit and slimline.

The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC

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