After the ads, Julie starts revealing the votes. Danielle voted for Dan, Shane voted for Ian, Jenn voted for Ian, and Joe voted for Ian. Ian's one vote from winning, and Frank's makes it official: Ian just won Big Brother. Kind of a big day for him, wouldn't you say? He and Dan hug and come out of the house, Dan hanging back a bit to let Ian enjoy his moment. Or maybe just to avoid the fallout from the confetti cannon. The studio is a chaos of hugs and tears, most of them directed at Ian, and Julie fights her way back to her mark to tells us to come back to find out America's Favorite Houseguest, adding her own "Quack Pack" signal at the end. Still not too late for a repeat, you know.
After the last break, Julie reveals the last two votes: Britney and Ashley both voted for Ian, so Dan's only vote was from Danielle. Ouch. Dan takes this with good grace. Julie asks Ian, who's been watching this show since he was ten, how he's feeling right now. "This is easily the best moment of my entire life," Ian says. Finally, Julie opens the envelope and reveals that America's favorite houseguest is...Frank. Or at least the most unemployed outside the house. Julie ends the season with these chilling words: "See you next summer."
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