Would you capture it, or let it slip?

GameRecap

Andy here with the recap from Monday’s episode!

I hope you enjoyed our Live Panel earlier tonight; there may have been a spoiler for tonight’s game in there!

Tim Lane, Leah Turpin, and Nicholas Berube are our 3 players!

Alex said that a lot of great clues are waiting to be revealed. I don’t care as much about how great they are, as long as we get to 61!

Also, I want to point out, especially after Enos mentioned it on Friday — Nicholas’ writing game is ON POINT! Here’s a picture:

J! round categories:
LABOR
& THE EMMY GOES TO…
THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
LITTLE WEASELS
ATTA BOY, TOM!
VO”CH”ABULARY

Alex said “a little bit of history” on the 3rd category (if you need to be told that war is history, well, I don’t know what to say…)

Tim moved very quickly after getting clues! I was hopeful for seeing 61! Scores at the first break:

Tim $3,600
Nicholas $3,400
Leah $0

Leah said she “had to get married quickly, for, reasons.” I do have to say, that was an amusing significant other story!

Nicholas seems to have a travel bug; he drove all the way from Connecticut to Sacramento — and back — for a friend’s wedding!

Back to the game, Leah got to play the Daily Double, under LITTLE WEASELS $1000! Scores:

Nicholas $3,400
Tim $3,000
Leah $1,000

Leah bet… $1,000. Her clue: As its name indicates, this member of the weasel family has the same favorite food as Winnie-The-Pooh. Leah did not overthink this and she went to $2,000.

Nicholas did well over the remaining half of the round! Scores after 30:

Nicholas $7,600
Tim $3,800
Leah $2,800

DJ! round categories:
FRENCH CITIES & TOWNS
THE TRANSPORTER
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER
TOP 30 TO 40 HITS
POWERFUL BOOKS
ANAGRAMMED CURRENT WORLD LEADERS

I think Leah did a pretty good “McKayla Maroney is not impressed” face upon looking at those categories!

Leah got to play Daily Double #2, at the bottom of SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER! Scores were:

Nicholas $12,000
Tim $6,200
Leah $5,200

Considering her facial expression upon seeing the categories, I’m predicting a small bet out of Leah. She went for $1,200. Her clue: Temporary cessation of breathing; asphyxia is when it’s not so temporary. Her correct response put her at $6,400.

I went 5/5 in TOP 30 to 40 HITS and WORLD LEADERS!

We got to the final category, POWERFUL BOOKS, without a Daily Double seen! Leah got to play it — with a $2,000 clue remaining on the board — and scores at:

Nicholas $20,800
Leah $11,600
Tim $11,400

Leah picked… $600. Her clue: Published in 1513, it was dedicated “to the magnificent Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici”. That put her at $12,200.

Amazingly, we got through both boards tonight! Leah got the $2,000 clue to put her at $14,200 — which somehow got her to within two-thirds. But it’s a Stratton’s Dilemma two-thirds.

Scores going into Final:

Nicholas $20,800
Leah $14,200
Tim $11,400

FJ! category: BRITISH BUSINESS NAMES

FJ! clue: Still around, these 2 rival companies began with a 1744 sale of “scarce & valuable book” & 1766 sale of chamber pots

Tim 11400 – 11300 = 100
Leah 14200 – 4200 = 10000
Nicholas 20800 – 8000 = 12800

I’m not sure what Leah was thinking with any of her late bets; it seemed as though the categories spooked her and it knocked her into the “dartboard theory” of wagering (i.e. “chucking darts at the dartboard and betting whatever you hit”). That may be a lesson to people who have yet to play — don’t let categories throw you from your game! Leah had some strong knowledge and could very well have been champion if not for some poor grace under pressure!

I’m reminded of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” here and it can definitely apply to Jeopardy!

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

But Nicholas is the champ and he’ll be back tomorrow! Jeanie’ll have the recap!

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