So it's left to Kathy on the yellow team, with I guess the first aid training she has as a police officer, to crawl out and ascertain that Britney's hurt. Which she is. Nobody seems to know what to do, and the game is suspended while a "medic" (actually some hippie) comes and checks Britney out. She's taken out of play, which means she has to switch with someone on her team who's already made it across. And that other player will be picked by the yellow team. Can you believe how quickly they came up with that solution? It's almost as though they knew someone might get creamed. "I lost my dignity on a slippery wiener," Britney ruefully deadpans in the DR. Yellow nominates Kristen as Britney's replacement because she's shorter, and the game restarts, effectively a tie. Until Kristen crosses back over while Kathy faceplants repeatedly. Hayden boosts Matt up on the wiener, leaving himself alone at the starting line while Enzo and Brendon continue to struggle with Kathy. Then Hayden is the last member of the red team to make it across, making him HoH for the week and Monet $10,000 richer. The yellow team looks worried.
So we get to vote on who the saboteur is? What's that about? Will it change the answer? Or is it just a cheap way to drum up text messaging revenues? Send me a dollar with your answer and I'll let you know next week, if I remember.
Julie tells us that we'll be able to send in our own sabotage ideas and the saboteurs will pick one. Because the producers can't come up with enough ideas on their own. But for now, the saboteur is on his or her own. Suuure he or she is, as we're about to see.
Julie cuts to the living room, where everyone is hanging out talking about how much nicer this season's house is, when all the lights suddenly go out. Enzo says he knows it was the saboteur, and says that he figures that someone will be missing when the lights come on, and that'll be the perp. How will the saboteur ever avoid detection by this acute investigative mind? Brendon, thinking this is a signal for bedtime, goes groping through the stygian blackness to get his toothbrush and toothpaste, displaying a remarkable capacity for blind obedience in more ways than one. And Andrew, because he hasn't done enough to draw attention to himself yet, decides to sneak around and mess with people's heads, making random noises. The lights come back on and Andrew is busted, and then there's another video message form the saboteur on the big screen, taunting them: "If you weren't so afraid of the dark, you would have caught me." The figure says the storage room door is now padlocked, blocking access to all their food and supplies, and so it is. "But don't worry, there's plenty of slop in the kitchen to go around," the voice says. While everyone tries to figure out who did it -- and since half these people are just now arriving at the clever conclusion that the door must have been locked while the lights were out -- Brendon confesses that he brushed his teeth, and a lot of fingers are pointed at Andrew. Seriously, who pretends to be the saboteur? I don't know who's dumber, him for making himself a target or everyone else for thinking a saboteur, who clearly has a lot of support from production, would be that obvious.