Remember, this final is… wait for it… A TWO DAY TOTAL POINT AFFAIR!
This game was mostly Alex; he hit a pair of True Daily Doubles (of $5,000 and $15,200). Alex took some very uncharacteristic negs on the way into the clubhouse, though, which gave Matt a bit of an opening!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Final Jeopardy! category: French Title Novel Heroes
Final Jeopardy! clue: He “looked as if he had been shut up for a long time in a tomb and…been unable to recover the…complexion of the living.”
Kerry 8200 – 4800 = 3400
Matt 14600 – 11600 = 3000
Alex 29600 – 0 = 29600
Kerry and Matt went for “The Man in the Iron Mask” – Alex, as he usually does, used Final Jeopardy to say “good game, guys” and bet 0.
So, Alex’s “effective lead” over Kerry is $13,100 and is $13,300 over Matt. A comeback isn’t going to be easy, though! Game 2 of the finals is tomorrow!
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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