The very first winner of Big Brother Canada was decided Thursday night by a jury member’s horrible blunder.
Jillian MacLaughlin takes home the $100,000 grand prize after jury member Topaz Brady mistakenly voted for Jillian over Gary Levy. Gary does take home the $20,000 runner-up prize, at least. Because of Topaz’s mistake, Jillian won by a vote of 4-3. So had Topaz made the right choice, Gary would have won the game.
And according to host Arisa Cox, there’s nothing that can be done. Topaz cried foul and even suggested that someone changed the vote on her to no avail. They played the tape back and we could all see Topaz pick up Jillian’s key instead of Gary’s.
Earlier in the night we learned how the final Head of Household competitions played out.
Emmett easily won the first part of the Head of Household competition and Gary won part two. Jillian, feeling defeated was ready to just get home. And look what happened. She won Big Brother Canada.
But anyway, for the final Head of Household it came down to Gary and Emmett.
Final HOH round results (it was a true or false game on fellow players’ strategy going into the game)
- Gary: 4 points
- Emmett: 3 points
And of course as you have figured out, Gary won the final HOH and evicted Emmett. So the final two next faced off with the jury. And most of the jury questions were bogus, except for Peter’s. He was a little bitter, but he nailed Jillian by asking her why she made it to the final two. And he coined her “Villian.” Love it. Oh, and her answer was horrible. And she couldn’t stop fluffing her hair.
- Emmett voted for Jillian
- AJ voted for Gary
- Talla voted for Jillian
- Alec voted for Gary
- Topaz voted for Jillian (by mistake)
- Peter voted for Gary
- Andrew voted for Jillian
OK, now that the news is out of the way, let me throw in my thoughts. Wow. Just wow. Big Brother Canada has been under scrutiny from fans the entire season for its mishaps and blunders, so it seems only fitting that the ultimate outcome be completely wretched in the eyes of the majority of fans.
I understand the Jillian fans are happy, and truthfully, Jillian played a good game and deserved the three votes she received by jury members who actually intended to give her their votes. But celebrating a win resulted from a ridiculous mistake is something I wouldn’t be able to do. I mean, I don’t even know if congratulating her on winning is appropriate. I will say congratulations on playing a great game, though. That she deserves for sure.
In the end, it’s just a sad situation for all three people involved in this mess. Jillian’s win is tarnished. Gary was robbed of the grand prize and Topaz made a mistake that cost her best friend the game. And she’s sure to face public scrutiny for her mistake. It’s just a very sloppy ending overall.
I hope if Big Brother Canada returns for a second season, they adjust some of the issues that left fans frustrated during this inaugural season.
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