Quick Recap – October 8, 2015


Andy here before Jeanie’s recap:

Yes, Matt Jackson bet $5 yesterday. Not $5,000. A couple of things I want to share:

1) In yesterday’s comment section, Elicia from tomorrow’s game provided some excellent from-the-audience insight on what happened.

2) Matt explained the following on his on Facebook fan page:

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A note to resolve some apparent confusion: I intended to wager five dollars (one Abe Lincoln) on my second Daily Double…
Posted by Matt Jackson Jeopardy on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Back to Jeanie.

     This has been one of those days where 4:30 couldn’t come quickly enough.

     Today’s contestants:

Sameer Rawal, an internal medicine resident from Toronto, ON, Canada
Erik Latshaw, a cellar hand from Los Angeles, CA
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, DC(9-day champ, $249,411)

     I found Erik on Twitter but he didn’t say anything after this:

     I had to laugh with delight when Matt got his first Daily Double right.
     Aren’t there two Saarinens? Is this today’s controversy?
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Matt 42400
Erik 12800
Sameer 3200

I loved Sameer’s reaction when Trebek said Matt’s score! What a good sport.

Final Jeopardy category: The European Union

Final Jeopardy clue: “Since Bulgaria joined in 2007, the E.U.’s 3 official alphabets have been our Latin one & these 2.”

Sameer 3200 – 416

Erik 12800 + 6300
Matt 42400 – 2400 (winner; duh)

     Trebek says he feared Matt wouldn’t lose much?
     My Coryat today was 20000 again.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

One year ago: Bordering Misery
Two years ago: Can you tell me how to get…
Three years ago: Not Quite Helm’s Deep…
Four years ago: Fri-day, Fri-day, Jeopardy! on Friday…
Five years ago: “Put that in your blog and smoke it”