Big Brother 12 Episodes

2010, TV Show

Big Brother 12 Episode: "Big Brother 12"

Season 12, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: The first houseguest is evicted from the compound and viewers learn the identity of the saboteur, whose sole purpose is to wreak havoc in the house.
Original Air Date: Jul 15, 2010

Big Brother 12 Episode Recap: Eviction 1 Season 12, Episode 4

Julie Chen is in the house, which can only mean one thing: It's eviction night! But first, there's some important business to attend to, as Julie promises to reveal the Big Brother Saboteur. But are the two developments related? Who's going home? And who is the new head of household? Let's find out!

As we saw Wednesday, Annie didn't take her nomination very well. On Thursday's show, Annie takes her frustration out on Britney, who Annie believes told the houseguests of Annie's closeness with Brendon and Rachel. (Britney says Annie is "Looney Tunes" and plans to sleep with one eye open to avoid "rabid mountain lion" attacks.) But Annie is equally upset with Brendon, because he thinks she is now protecting Rachel, eliminating any chance of Annie staying in the game. Meanwhile, The Brigade is riding high, laughing about how they continue to run the house.

Annie cools down a bit and finally decides to talk to Brendon one on one. She explains that she's hurt that Brendon won't vote to keep her because of his showmance with Rachel. Brendon, who we saw do a little crying last night, seems a bit misty again as he hugs Annie and attempts to comfort her. A while later, in the middle of making out with Rachel, Brendon stops to tell Rachel how upset he is about Annie. (Does Brendon know anything about women?) Rachel is a little peeved, and even mouths off about how Brendon is more concerned about a girl he met eight days ago than the "real" thing he has with Rachel. (Um, didn't he meet you eight days ago too, sister? Or, could Brendon and Rachel be the pair of pre-game acquaintances that the Saboteur referred to Wednesday?)

Speaking of the Saboteur... it's Annie.! I'm sure the Big Brother producers are a little bit upset that their season's big twist is in jeopardy of walking out the door in Week 1. But don't count Annie out just yet: She actually uses her status to her advantage. The next Saboteur message tells Hayden that the Saboteur escaped the block. Annie sits back as everyone instantly points the finger at Brendon. Next, Annie decides to let Monet, Enzo and Kathy know that Brendon has a degree in physics that he lied about. Andrew then suggests that getting rid of Rachel would weaken Brendon, and perhaps be the smarter choice than sending home Annie.

During her final words before the vote to evict, Annie spouts the same rhetoric, but in a much more hateful tone. (Maybe she knows she's going home and just wants to be spiteful, but I think she could have been a little more delicate.) Rachel says ditzy things about love and happiness, and then the houseguests vote. In a not-so-surprising vote, Annie is eliminated unanimously. I will give Annie credit for giving her best shot at trying to stay, and her argument against keeping Rachel and Brendon was sound. I was a little surprised she didn't even get one vote. She must have been a terror in the house.

Annie tells Julie she think she played the game too hard, and that's why she was evicted. She says she trusted Brendon and didn't think associating with him after he was nominated would really affect her. (Well, that was dead wrong.) Still, Annie says Brendon is the best player in the house right now, and all the houseguests will look back on this night when thinking about where their games went wrong.

(Aside for cattiness: Britney told Annie to lose her bad shoes and worse eye shadow while Rachel talked some serious smack about Annie trying to become between Rachel and her man. I feel bad for Brendon now. After seeing that, she seems a little cuckoo. Watch your back, bro. Annie got the final word, though: She rejected Brendon's advances on Day One, and says Rachel is just getting Annie's sloppy seconds.)

Rachel has no need to worry this week, however, as she somehow manages to win the head of household. It was a trivia game where each player must guess how the majority of the players will answer. It came down to Britney, Monet and Rachel, who came closest to the correct answer of the tie-breaker question about the amount of caramel in the food competition. (Also, the Brigade all flunked out in one fell swoop. Guess they're not running the house now.)

So, are you shocked to see the Saboteur eliminated so quickly? How do you think the houseguests will react when they find out? Sad to see Annie go? And most importantly, who do you think is going to win? Vote in our poll and share all your thoughts in the comments below.

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Julie Chen is in the house, which can only mean one thing: It's eviction night. But first, there's some important business to attend to, as Julie promises to reveal the Big Brother Saboteur. But are the two developments related? Who's going home? And who is the new head of household? Let's find out... read more

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Premiered: July 08, 2010, on CBS
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