Last night I was watching the new NBC show Identity. I thought it would be terrible, but it’s really not bad. There’s a crazy rule and it drives me crazy. If you get everyone’s identity right and get to the final two, they take away your Mistaken Identity – your do-over if you make a mistake.
So last night, the contestant gets down to three people. There is one male, a burly looking biker-type and two women, one in a nice dress and another in a just a typical shirt and shorts. The three clues she has to match are alligator wrestler, kidney donor, and CSI Investigator (at least I think that was the last one). So she chooses the guy and matches him with the alligator wrestler after getting all the experts’ opinions. She gets it right cutting it to the two women. She loses her Mistaken Identity and realizes that she can go home with $250,000 or risk it all on a 50/50 shot at $500,000. She does the right thing and goes home.
Can you figure out what she should have done? If not, read on. She should have taken a stab at the kidney donor or the CSI Investigator as one of the women. Even if she gets it wrong, she just loses the Mistaken Identity. She can then ask the experts on the easy alligator wrestler. After that, due to the process of elimination, she can figure out the last two and take home the $500,000.
Hopefully, the other contestants will figure this out and take advantage. If so, NBC could be giving out some prize money – this situation has come up a couple of times in the first week.