'The Glass House' ousts its first contestant Jacob, who chose to quit
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/19/2012
The Glass House lost its first contestant during ABC's Monday night premiere of the new Big Brother-like reality competition series.
Jacob chose to quit The Glass House after his "Team West" -- which consisted of all the contestants in the house from the western region of the United States -- lost the season's first challenge to the opposing "Team East."
"This is the second day. We weren't even here for 48 hours before I got put in limbo. That's what I'm annoyed about with this whole situation. Period," a discouraged Jacob said before deciding to leave the competition.
Since he had volunteered to be his team's leader, Jacob was automatically placed in "limbo" and put up for elimination once his team was defeated.
The rest of the contestants in the house were then forced to vote for one other person to join Jacob in limbo, and then home viewers would determine which of the two contestants would stay in the glass house and which one would be sent home. All the players but three voted for Alex.
However, due to the fact Jacob quit The Glass House before viewers could decide between saving him or Alex, fans will now have the opportunity to determine Alex's fate. It will be up to them to vote whether Alex, who quickly emerged as the villain in the house, should stay in the house another week or be eliminated.
The season's first challenge had required each team to attempt to solve a lifesize puzzle by matching up the names of the opposing team's players with a very revealing fact they had made about themselves prior to entering the glass house.
To make a match, the contestants had to rotate a large box so the colored lines connected the correct name with the corresponding fact. Four players were on the lifts turning the blocks, while two players were moving them up and down with a remote control. The team that correctly matched the entire puzzle the fastest won.
"Team West" completed their puzzle in seven minutes and four seconds, while "Team East" finished their puzzle in three minutes and 54 seconds. Jeffrey reluctantly volunteered to be the captain of the winning team, so he was thrilled he got to avoid limbo after stepping up to the plate.