Big Brother 14 Finale Recap: And The Winner Is …| September 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT
On Wednesday night, the super fan beat the former winner and took home the Big Brother 14 prize. Yes, Ian Terry was crowned the winner of Big Brother, taking home the $500,000. Dan Gheesling walks away with the $50,000 second-place prize.
Earlier in the night, we got to see the end of the first round of the final Head of Household. We saw that Dan asked both Ian and Danielle to throw it (separately of course) and they both obliged. Dan won the first round and moved on to the final round.
In the second round, it was Ian vs. Danielle. And in case Danielle couldn’t pull off the win, Dan had to come up with a plan. He had to keep Ian thinking they’re Final 2 deal is solid while having Danielle to ruffle his feathers. They basically need Ian to throw the final HoH so Dan can win and take Danielle to the Final 2 instead of Ian.
During the second part, that scenario plays out and Ian wins by completing the challenge in 6:04. Danielle finished in 7:31. So it’s Ian vs. Dan. Will Ian throw it? Will Dan take Danielle if he win? Or has he switched to his Renegades alliance with Ian? At this point, we’re all asking these questions.
It sounds like he’s still leaning toward Danielle and their little plan goes into action. Danielle lays into Ian. Dan plays dumb. Ian isn’t buying it. He’s not going to throw it. So Dan has to win it if he wants a Final 2 with Danielle.
Up next we get the usual nighttime, campfire jury debate. The six jurors welcome Shane to the jury and they go back and forth on who deserves to win. It sounds like Danielle isn’t getting many votes, but Dan and Ian are seemingly neck and neck with the jurors.
The final round of the Head of Household starts and it becomes clear that neither Ian or Dan are going to throw the HoH. In the end, it was Ian that that seemed to know the jury members better than Dan and he won with five points to Dan’s two.
So now it’s up to Ian to decide who is going to sit next to him for the jury’s vote. Ian honors his word, which was rare this season, and chooses to evict Danielle.
The Jury is introduced next and Ashley, Britney, Frank, Joe, Jenn and Shane are joined by Danielle, and from the looks on the other jury members’ faces, they’re pretty happy that Danielle finished no higher than third place. The jury then goes into their questions and it becomes clear right away that they’re not going to easily reward any gameplay they’ve considered dirty. Ian comes out looking like an angel to Dan after the jury is through. But will that matter to the jury? Will Dan’s ruthless gameplay beat out Ian’s loyalty to the Quack Pack?
By a vote of 6-1, Ian takes the grand prize. Frank is announced as America’s Choice and walks away with the $25,000.
Are you happy with the outcome? Who did you want to win Big Brother 14?
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