In the end, the Big Brother house guests came with no strings attached.
In the first eviction of the season, self-proclaimed "puppet master" Brian learned that he got played. With Renny and Jessie on the chopping block and HoH Jerry seemingly in his pocket, Brian appeared to have the game in hand.
But in a surprise move, Jerry put his one-time ally on the chopping block after Jessie used the power of veto to save himself from eviction.
So in 36 hours, Brian went from Machiavelli to Captain Kangaroo. In a 9 to 1, Brian was unanimously voted out of the house. After greeting BB host Julie Chen for his post-BB eviction interview, it sounded like Brian still couldn't believe his reversal of fortune. "It went too quick," he said. "I was building an army, and I didn't realize that there was anyone else on the other side." --Reagan Alexander
Tell us: Were you surprised Brian got evicted over Renny? With the puppet master out, who is the game's biggest schemer?