A replay booth? Extra cameras? More referees?
Wait, they don't even have referees on Big Brother Canada. But should they get some?
The final episode of the second season of Big Brother Canada airs Thursday, May 8 on Slice, and I wonder if the people at Insight Productions have added a replay booth or extra cameras or a few referees after what happened last season.
It was one of the most controversial conclusions in the history of reality-competition TV.
The final two consisted of Jillian MacLaughlin and Gary Levy, and knowing the loyalties and grudges among the evicted houseguests in the jury, it appeared as if Gary was going to win the vote 4-3 and be crowned champion. But one of Gary's most staunch allies, Topaz Brady, accidentally voted for Jillian.
Topaz was mortified, but after a commercial break, the production team displayed a clear camera shot of what she had done. It was not a technical malfunction, it was a personal error. So Jillian won $100,000 and Gary got $20,000.
Social media basically burst into flames. There were a lot of people saying, “Everyone knows who Topaz wanted to vote for, they should let her change it.” But you can't do that for any number of reasons, both logical and legal.
Will anything quite so bizarre happen Thursday as the season-two winner is crowned on Big Brother Canada?
As you might say with a playoff hockey game, let's just hope the overtime winner is a “good goal.”