“Whodunnit?” Night One Recap: The Fish Tank
ABC’s Whodunnit? debuted last night to pretty good reviews so I’m glad to see most people agreed with us. The reality game, lead by Butler Giles (Gildart Jackson), mixes The Mole with CSI. Each episode features contestants trying to figure out how a weekly murder was committed through clues, deduction, and deception. The people furthest away from the truth at the end of each episode are marked for elimination, and one will become the Killer’s newest victim. Eventually one will walk away with $250,000…if they can figure out who the Killer is before he or she gets that person first. Thirteen players started. One didn’t last much longer than the first act, though.
Within minutes Sheri, an ex-NFL cheerleader from Los Angeles, was offed by the mysterious killer. The only visible clues left at the scene were a bloodied Sheri with glass stuck in her face, a broken fish tank, and severed electric wires. The twelve survivors were given the choice to investigate the crime scene, the last known whereabouts of the victim, or the morgue. The team split up and found other clues like messages written in steam in the mirror of Sheri’s bathroom and a musket round in the back of her neck. After initial sleuthing the group gathered for a quick bite to eat and to discuss what they know. However, they don’t have to be honest. After more games lead by Butler Giles a crowbar and a slingshot was discovered along with a missing piece of glass from a window. Standouts in the clue-hunting were Geno, who discovered the steam, and Adrianna. Click here to read through all the clues before checking out the results, if you haven’t. Can you guess how it was done?
At the end of each episode the players make guesses as to how the crime was committed and who is it was. Check out the video below to see how the crime was committed. How close did you get?
As the show closed the Killer chose to eliminate Dontae. Dontae, set on fire, ran down the stairs and dove into the pool. Who did it and how? We’ll find out next week.
How did you do this week? Did you figure out how it was done? Better yet, do you have any idea who the Killer is? It’s still a bit too early to tell, but so far Adrianna is prime suspect to the people inside the house. Do you have any indication that it may be her? Again, I think it’s a bit too early to tell and hopefully some clues will be revealed next week bringing us closer. Check out an interview with the deceased, Dontae, below, followed by our thoughts.
Personally, I was a bit wrong at solving the murder at first. Once you saw the slingshot and reasoned out why the musket round would be in the back of Sheri’s neck I think part of solving the crime became easier. However, I figured she went face first into the fish tank. The added electrocution touch was interesting, though, and threw me off. Another big possibility was that Sheri was just knocked down by the round and the water with the wires is what did her in. Did you have any other theories throughout?