That’s it, ladies and gents. Summer’s greatest TV mystery has come to an end. That is, if greatest means “most anti-climatic,” mystery means “failed twist,” and end means “end that left us all saying ‘Really, that’s it?’ ” [Entrance to spoiler zone starts here. Use caution.]
Not that the saboteur was completely predictable — I sure as heck didn’t see it coming. The money my brain controls was on Kristen. But it appears she wasn’t laying low because she’s the Sabo; instead she’s simply the least visible Big Brother contestant ever. The money my funny bone controls was on Lane because, honestly, wouldn’t that have been hilarious?
But I was all wrong. In the end, Annie was the Jigsaw-esque figure on the screen and master prankster. Too bad for her, the fun is over. The houseguests should pat themselves on the back; they got it right the first time and evicted her in a unanimous vote. Unfortunately, in the process, they killed the fun for us.
At least no one can say CBS plans all of this — clearly isn’t The Hills. But I can’t help but be a little sad the whodunit is over. I already felt that revealing the identity after one week was too soon. But now we can’t even mess with the houseguests. Ah, well. The speculation was fun while it lasted.
In light of all this, you might be asking ‘Now what?’ Personally, I find solace in the fact that I still don’t care for Rachel (the current HOH) and I want to see Meow, Meow run over by the family van. Half the fun of this is not liking people, right?
What about you, PopWatchers? Were you happy/sad to see Annie go? Did the saboteur mystery end too soon? Use this page as your sounding board while I go work on the full recap, to be posted in the A.M. (UPDATE: Click over for your full Big Brother Thursday recap!). And don’t miss Julie Chen’s behind-the-scenes Big Brother blog.