Ryan tries to win his second!

GameRecap

     He did all right yesterday. Can he do it again?

Contestants today: Ryan Pensyl, Emily Moody, Michael Oliphant

J! round categories:
MASTERS OF SIX
QUOTES FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ
“L”ITERATURE
WORLD LEADERS
CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY SHOES
A GAME OF IDIOMS

Emily got to play the Daily Double under WIZARD OF OZ $600, on the 10th clue of the round!

Scores:
Ryan $2,200
Michael $400
Emily $200

Emily bet the full $1,000. Her clue: It answers the question posed by the Lion, “What makes a king out of a slave?”. Her correct response put her at $1,200!

After 15, the scores were:

Ryan $3,600
Emily $2,200
Michael $1,200

Alex: Michael Oliphant is an acupuncturist, which means he’s an individual who helps us get rid of pain. What’s the secret to acupuncture?

Michael: Um, uh, you’ve just to keep, uh, needling until you get a result, and…

Back to the game, I was surprised that the CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY SHOES category had no reference to Louboutins!

After 30, the scores were:
Ryan $5,400
Emily $4,400
Michael $3,400

DJ! round categories:
MASTERS OF SAX
LOWLY HISTORY
CHEMISTRY
RUSSIAN CROSSWORD CLUES
STATE MOTTOES
LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

Michael went to STATE MOTTOES first. Once we got to the bottom of the category, Emily got to play the Daily Double! Scores:

Emily $7,600
Ryan $6,200
Michael $3,400

Emily bet $4,000. Her clue: Its motto, “Equal Rights”, reflects the fact that its women were given the right to vote in 1869. Emily said Massachusetts and fell to $3,600.

Moving through the rest of the round, the final Daily Double was on the 21st clue of the round, under LOWLY HISTORY $800! Ryan played this one! Scores:

Michael $8,600
Emily $7,600
Ryan $6,200

Ryan bet for the lead, going $2,500. His clue: 1381’s Peasants’ Revolt stormed London & executed many bigwigs including Simon of Sudbury, this religious official. His correct response put him at $8,700!

The rest of the round saw Ryan consolidating his advantage!

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $17,900
Michael $12,200
Emily $7,600

FJ! category: LITERARY TRAVELERS

FJ! clue: The romantic balcony seen here is one of the most popular tourist attractions in this Italian city

Emily 7600 – 3801 = 3799
Michael 12200 + 10156 = 22356
Ryan 17900 + 6501 = 24401

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