Andy here with another recap!
Today, our players: Shannon Gillard, Jeremy Johnson, and Dava-Leigh Brush! Jeremy did what Alex called a “smooth move” looking into the camera!
Dava-Leigh seems surprised at having won $11,501!
J! round categories:
WHAT’S ON CABLE?
Dava-Leigh liked “T.V.” LAND and found the Daily Double there under the $800 slot! Scores:
Dava-Leigh bet $1,000. Her clue: This part of speech requires an object. She gave a correct response, moving to $1,600. She seemed relieved to get it, admitting she once taught English!
At the first break, the scores were:
Jeremy had a few negs keeping his score down! It almost seemed as though he thought questions were harder than they were!
Shannon took part in a large scavenger hunt last year. Jeremy works at the same bakery he worked at when he was 18 (though he spent 9.5 intervening years in the Marines).
I don’t know what disappointed me more about this Triple Stumper (ANIMAL PLANET $800: The Banff Springs Snail: this country) — the fact that nobody got it, or the fact that there were two guesses of “Wales” and “Australia”! Sigh.
Scores after the J! round:
(One clue went unplayed.)
DJ! round categories:
“I” LOVE SCIENCE
DRAWING A CROWD
PREFIXES & ROOTS
Jeremy did quite well in Science to jump into the lead! However — surprise, surprise! — AMERICAN HISTORY $1600 had a Daily Double!
Shannon played it, with scores at:
Shannon bet $3,000. Her clue: This 1820 agreement said there would be no slavery in the bulk of the Louisiana Territory north of latitude 36°30′. Her correct response put her at $9,200!
DRAWING A CROWD $800 had the final Daily Double! Dava-Leigh played it with scores as follows, after the minute-to-go signal:
(Me: I’d bet $700 here, then go to the $1200 clue if there’s time.)
Dava-Leigh bet $2,200! A bit rich for my tastes in this position! Her clue: Attendance was still down some 20%, but 800,000 revelers jammed the streets of this U.S. city in February 2007. She gave a correct response, putting her score at $20,000!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: 1980s MOVIES:
FJ! clue: At his term’s end, Ronald Reagan took an office in an L.A. high-rise, still a mess from the filming of this 1988 thriller
Jeremy 5600 + 5000 = 10600
Shannon 9200 – 9200 = 0
Dava-Leigh 20000 + 0 = 20000
So the writing isn’t on the wall, and Dava-Leigh is now a 3-time champ! Will she win 4? Tune in tomorrow and find out!