Tonight marks the end of The Mole. Billed as the season finale, it’ll most likely be the series finale unless the foolhardy execs at ABC try to give the show another go with a retooled marketing concept.
There are three finalists left for the finale — one of whom will be the winner, one of whom will be the mole and one of whom is shit out of luck.
Weepy, but not the mole. Crazy, but not the mole. Docile, and the mole.
For the record, I’ll be a rat’s ass if Craig isn’t the mole. His behavior hasn’t proven to me that he is the guilty party, but the other two have successfully proven that they aren’t.
If Nicole is the mole, she’s probably the best mole in the history of moles. She would have had to have made a conscious decision to be combative and pick fights with her fellow contestants — which is a really aggressive strategy for taking on a role where people generally stay somewhat under the radar. That said, I think it’s much more likely that she is just kind of crazy and abrasive — not a genius of deception.
Mark, on the other hand, is too much of a softie. The interviews he’s given where he’s welling up at the prospect of allowing his wife to quit her job because of the money he’ll make seem to genuine. Again, unless he’s a brilliant actor (doubtful) he’s probably just a nice dad who wants to win money.
If he is indeed the mole (and, again, I can’t imagine he’s not), Craig is an interesting choice. Historically, moles have usually been hot babes that the players underestimate (Katherine on the first mole and two supermodels on the celebrity editions). Craig would be underestimate-able, but not because he’s a hot babe. He’s basically just a funny, jolly, comic book-y graphic designer whose failings in missions are easily forgiveable because of his size and the fact that no one can get angry with him.
We’ll see how it all shakes out tonight, though. I’m historically awful and trying to figure this stuff out, so watch it all fall apart in front of my eyes.