Allison Grodner Reveals Big Brother 12 Twists and Surprises

Eviction from the Big Brother house doesn’t always mean your game is over. Two weeks ago I told you how Annie had been sequestered after her eviction and since then Monet did the same. In past seasons that’s been a clear sign that one of them would have the opportunity to return and it appears this season is no different. In an interview with EW Allison Grodner confirmed my suspicions:

EW: Why are you sequestering all the houseguests this year?

Allison Grodner: We’ve done that in seasons past because of the expect the unexpected. That might happen. It’s become a safety net for us. If it plays into something, it plays into something. It may or may not.

EW: After Annie was booted, why didn’t you let the house continue to believe that the saboteur was still there?

Allison Grodner: The saboteur may not be dead after all! You’ll find out more tonight (July 29). Make sure you watch! We loved this twist. We were hoping it would go longer…

Considering this season is running a little empty in the drama department I think BB would be wise to inject a little action with the return of an evictee. Sounds like we’ll learn more on tonight’s show so stay close!

Even better than all that is the news that last season’s most popular HG, Jeff, will be returning to spend some time in the Big Brother house! I’m guessing this will all tie in to his journey to circle the globe, “Around the World for Free,” with a few nights of lodging in his old stomping grounds:

Allison Grodner: Jeff will be back too. Jeff might be spending the night in the house in a couple of weeks so look out for that!

If we’re facing the return of an evicted HG then who would you want it to be? Annie (The Saboteur), Monet, or tonight’s evictee (let’s face it, it’ll be Andrew)?

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  1. im so sick of jeff. jordan for that matter as well

    they need to stop relying on him. well not relying on him per-say, but i mean damn. bring back a classic member of the show, not some dope

  2. Those are some CRAPPY options for returning HGSs, but if I had to choose, I would go for the one who gets evicted tonight, because neither one deserves to go…
    HELL NO to Annie and Monet!!!!!!!!!!! Neither one of them deserve to come back. They lost at their game, send them home.
    Kathy and Andrew are a result of bad decision making on Matt’s part…

  3. Oh, wow.. this is really a great Twist to hear. I hope that Annie will have some fun in the Big Brother house, just to see all their jaws drop to the floor. Just in a few weeks Jeff will spend the night, i bet everybody in the house will talk his ear off. I wonder who or when will Annie or Monet, [Kathy..Andrew] come back to the Big Brother house and will America choose who come back or the houseguest will.

  4. I think Annie deserves a second chance, she was a replacement nominee to begin with and she was evicted because of her ties to Brenchel and some of the HG”S have said they regret getting rid of her. And Jeff was America favorite player last year.

  5. @prettyinpink: one year it was America’s vote and another year the HG’s had to chose from the first three evictie’s or the one they had just voted out, and it was a diary room vote.

  6. I think it will be America’s choice to be the ‘new’ saboteur. I bet voting opens tonight on one of the evicted guests to return to the house. However, they will have special instructions from production to revive their plans of saboteur.

  7. Whatever the twist or outcome is I’m not looking forward to hearing Rachel constantly repeating, “This is Big Brother, expect the unexpected” over and over and over!! I don’t know what annoys me more, her fake laugh, the word like coming out of her mouth every other word, her flaunting her big boobs, her lack and taste of clothes, her make out sessions with Brendon, her using the phrase “expect the unexpected” or what? I know what annoys me the most, HER! She’s got to go.

  8. The ‘saboteur’ is old news. We need something NEW and EXCITING!!! This year is so BORING!!! It is almost painful watching BBAD! We need TWIST-NEW PEOPLE-MORE DRINKING-Get them off slop and back to the KITCHEN! People tend to BOND over FOOD! The PREPARATION of FOOD, then the EATING of FOOD, even the CLEANING UP!PLEASE GIVE THEM A WEEK OFF OF ‘SLOP’ TO BOND!!!

  9. I am sick and tired of seeing Brendan and Rachel playing smackie mouth. Please find something else for them to do.

    • I would love to see bb9 Natalie be brought back to try to hook brendon. Racheal needs to grow up and she so doesn’t match Brendon.

  10. I think they should just keep the door locked tonight. Keep Andrew there but tell him that since they let him stay, he has to be “America’s Player”

  11. I have a funny feeling, Annie Whittington may very well be returning to the house next in two weeks from tonight, but it will be a short-lived one week only before she gets evicted again like Kaysar Ridha did back in 2005.
    Kevin Silvestris
    Worcester, MA

  12. Annie over Monet any day. Monet was hard to take with the whining all the time. Please, make it Annie if anyone.

  13. why just one? let them all come back – each for only one week……they could stir up some stuff and sabatoge things…….would be better than all the “kissy face sucking” we see from Rachel and Brendan – I am SO TIRED of that!

  14. If Rachel is still in the house, I would like to see Monet returned as a HG. It would be interesting to see if any added drama occurs as Rachel was largely the one responsible for evicting Monet and you know that Monet will be working hard to evict Rachel. Plus, Monet would get to hang with Britney again and we would get to hear all those “quaint” one-liner put downs again regarding the other HGs from the both of them.

  15. I want annie back.monet was just a cry baby and very annoying. and i am happy to hear that jeff will be back but i am sure he will be happy to get out soon bc everyone will want advice and want to be buddy buddy with him.

  16. If Brendon or Rachel it evicted next week then I want one of them to return. If not then Andrew. I am sick of all the Brendon & Rachel haters. Without them the season would be a complete bore w/ the Brigaide Boys playing with themselves and picking everyone else off.

  17. They won’t bring anyone back until one of the homance is evicted. BB will bring brendan back as soon as he is evicted.

  18. Have Annie come back, but not be the saboteur.

    Anoint one of the others to start causing havoc.

    Of course, Annie will be blamed….

    So that would be a better twist.

  19. i think it should be brendan because if he keeps another secret from rachel then the power couple would be broke up . i think that would be a major play. for the players of the game

  20. I would love to see Andrew come back just to see the faces of the houseguests. Andrew coming
    out with the secret romance and how they feel about other houseguests was so awesome. It would be awesome to see him come back with more surprises.

  21. I hope Annie comes back. She will be able to play her own game then instead of being in the Saboteur.

  22. bring back natalie from big brother 11!!! that would bring a bang in the big brother 12 house!!

  23. I would like for Annie to come back. After all she was the sabetour who was kicked off because of a replacment

  24. Lane would be good SABATOUR but I think he needs to speak up he does not talk but maybe his mother is in the house . I dont think anybody should comeback just say that Annie was not the sabatour that can be the twist because nothing much did not happen then have lane do the work

  25. I will love to see Monet come back and than we can see what Kristen would really do. I love that her face is blown. She not talking to much now, it is time for her to go home; to her real home. I don’t like Rachel but I really can’t stand Kristen. She is playing Hayden.

  26. DOES ANYBODY BUT ME THINK MONET DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE RACHEL WAS JUST BEING A ANNOYING BITCH AND EVERYBODY KNEW SHE’S A BITCH. MONET DIDN’T LIKE HER, BRITNEY DIDN’T LIKE HER, EVEN I CAN’T STAND HER ASS OR HER ANNOYING-ASS LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Why would Monet deserve a second chance..she didn’t do anything when she was there. I don’t know why everyone complains about Rachel and Brendon..they are the only honest ones there. They are not hiding anything. The brigade has an alliance and think that’s okay and there’s 4 of them. Rachel and Brendon are only 2. Kristen and Hayden have a showmance and everyone thinks it’s okay as long as they lie about it. I have so much respect the way Rachel and Brendan are playing the game. They both are very strong players and have proven they deserve to be there more than anyone. I think Hayden needs to go first then Kristen. The other brigade members will start to make other alliances. The same thing is going to happen as always, the floaters will end up winning the game. Kathy should have gone instead of Andrew. I’m sick of hearing her “pity me” speach. A lot of loved ones are suffering from cancer and the ones I know want to spend as much time with their loved ones as possible. She needs to go home and spend time with her son. Does anyone know if her cancer story is really true? That would be awful for her to lie about that. I don’t think anyone is coming back because Julie told Andrew that Matt was lying about his wife’s illness. She wouldn’t reveal anything about the game if they were coming back.

  28. I would like to see Annie come back…her life on BB was too short. Also, I agree with everyone who is tired of seeing Rachael and Brandon hanging on each other constantly. I would also like to see Rachael cover her dark roots, they look terrible..

  29. I would love to see on of the 4 brigade be chosen as the ” Sabatour”…Matt would be the one….he is most vocal…

  30. Bring back Monet. Even if she is a whiner her and Brit’s one liner’s at least gave a bit of comedy to the show plus who in that house is not a whiner. I am so sick of every week hearing Rachel’s “no one is going to come between me and my man”. Please, Brendon is spineless and Rachel is a tramp who is pulling the strings. SO, I say bring back Monet then have her and Brit team up with Hayden and Kristen and get rid of brechel.

    I say Enzo for sabetouer.

  31. WHAT IS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE?????!!!!! MONET WAS GIVEN A RAW DEAL B/C EVERYBODY SEES THAT THE SHOWMANCE OF BRENDON AND RACHEL IS STRONG! ANNIE WAS PLAYING EVERYBODY! ANDREW GOT ON PEOPLE’S NERVES! RACHEL WILL PROBABLY PUT UP KRISTEN AND HAYDEN; IF SHE GOES OUT, SHE PROBABLY WASN’T GONNA WIN NOTHING NO WAY! SO THE MORE REASON TO VOTE MONET BACK IN!!!!!!!!!!

  32. With all that was revealed to Andrew (Brigade, Matt’s secret re: Stacy)it looks like there is no possibility he was sent to sequester. That’s strange. He would have been the best to bring back into the house for the sake of drama. Annie might be able to shake up some things too, but she would be such an immediate target. Monet is a limp noodle and really did nothing in the game except shoot rude and nasty one-liners behind ppl’s backs.

  33. Monet was mad that Rachel rolled her eyes when she picked her name for the veto. So I wouldn’t be mad at her because all Rachel is is and always will be is an annoying big-boobed bitch. So I’d bring back Monet because all she was given was a raw deal with Matt playing on her emotions like that.

  34. But Rachael back into the game. Yea Yea thank God this coming Thursday she will be evicted but I so would like to watch when Rach is put back into the house. This would be so so funny to watch Britney and Matt will be the funnest. Oh and enzo with “What UP” LMAO please BB get this message

  35. WHAT IS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE?????!!!!! Y DO U THINK MONET DIDN’T LIKE RACHEL?????!!!!! DIDN’T NOBODY LIKE THAT GIRL!!!!!!!!!! ANNIE WAS BEING ANNOYING, COULDN’T NOBODY TRUST ANDREW; KRISTEN WAS A FLOATER; SHE WOULDN’T HAVE WON NOTHING NO WAY!!!!!!!!!! SO ALL THE MORE REASON TO BRING MONET BACK IN THE GAME!!!!!!!!!! GET IT?????!!!!!

  36. Please I want to see some major high drama to come out. Bring back Rachael other wise after next week BB will be so boring everything under the control of Brigade, well it still will be but like last night they feel its a slam dunk History made easy. BB have the Sab say the words. There’s a bragade in the house or just say Bragade. After HOH next Thursday and the HG come back in have Pandoras Box with a card that says Surprise and have Rachael in it. OMG I will be doing the Happy Dance for sure.

  37. Lanz: If you watched big brother last season with the Gnat and her voice, you could survive ANYONE elses voice, even Rachel. And by the way, geez, calm down. . . . . . .

  38. What happened with the twist that was to reveal that there were two people related somehow – outside of the BB house? Haven’t heard anything more about it!!

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