Costing Someone Their Shot

GameRecap

After throwing up in my mouth slightly at the betting from yesterday’s Final, Andy’s back — and feeling up to recapping again!

Friday’s contestants: Alan Lange, Tod Macofsky, and Catherine Hardee!

J! round categories:
HISTORIC NAMES
SLANG
GENERAL SCIENCE
WE LOVE “R” MUSIC
A ROSE GARDEN
FIX THE CAR (NAME)

Catherine did very well in FIX THE CAR and jumped out to a lead because of it!

SCIENCE $600 had the Daily Double! Our champ was a steamroller when she found it; scores were:

Catherine $6000
Tod $1600
Alan $0

Catherine bet $2,000. Her clue: An abnormal fear of water, it’s also another name for rabies. Her correct response put her at $8,000 and the show went to an early break!

Tod is currently touring the country doing an anti-bullying musical!

Catherine is a Lord of the Rings fan and she wants to visit New Zealand!

Coming out of the break, both Tod and Alan had better buzzer mojo! After 30, the scores:

Catherine $9,800
Tod $4,200
Alan $4,000

DJ! round categories:
TEXAS, HOLD ‘EM
CLASSICAL LITERATURE
WHY DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR?
4-LETTER OPPOSITIES
DANIEL RADCLIFFE
& THE CATEGORY OF GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY $800 had a Daily Double and Alan got to play it on the 2nd clue of the round (after getting the $400 clue)!

He bet $3,500. His clue: The greatest north-south distance of this South American country is 2,731 miles; east-west, 2,684. His correct response put him at $7,900!

Meanwhile, Catherine picked up no fewer than 3 of Tod’s negs!

Just after taking the lead, Alan found the final Daily Double under TEXAS, HOLD ‘EM $1600! Scores:

Alan $15,900
Catherine $14,200
Tod $6,600

Alan bet just $1,000. His clue: In 1966 an appeals court reversed the murder conviction of this Dallas inmate, but he died in January 1967. His correct response put him at $16,900 — but gave Catherine an opening! Would she take it, with just a minute to play?

It came down to the final clue, and Catherine chose not to take a risk! Tsk tsk tsk!

Scores going into Final:

Alan $18,900
Catherine $18,200
Tod $6,600

FJ! category: FAMOUS AMERICANS

FJ! clue: In 1936 at age 79, he published an article in Esquire Magazine in which he described how to pick a jury

Tod 6600 + 5900 = 12500
Catherine 18200 + 18200 = 36400
Alan 18900 + 17500 = 36400

And we have co-champions returning Monday with Catherine and Alan (who’s going to miss their shot at glory thanks to this?)

ToC standings:
Catherine Hardee $95,201 (4 wins)
Bill Cossen $50,602 (3 wins)

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