Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 7, 2016


What a week of Jeopardy! this has been! Here’s tonight’s recap.

Final Jeopardy! category: TELEVISION

Final Jeopardy! clue: The focus of a 1970s miniseries & its recent remake, he arrived at Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship The Lord Ligonier

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Bryn Keating, an academic director from Brooklyn, New York
Nate Ross, a systems engineer from Los Angeles, California
Sarah Flamini, an author and administrative assistant from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $21,800)

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Who is Kunta Kinte?


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Kunta Kinte was the main character of the 1976 Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The 1977 television miniseries, titled Roots, was among the most-watched television series of all time. All eight of its episodes rank among the top 100 most-viewed all time (Nielsen ratings over 40%), and its finale on January 30th is still the 3rd-most-watched episode of television in American history. LeVar Burton played the young Kunta Kinte, John Amos played the older Kunta.

It was remade in 2016 and aired in History, A&E, and Lifetime, with Malachi Kirby portraying Kunta.

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1 Comment on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 7, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm | Reply

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Nate $14,600
    Sarah $9,600
    Bryn $8,300

    Final Results:
    Bryn $8,300 – $2,500 = $5,800 (Who was Alex Haley?)
    Sarah $9,600 – $9,595 = $5 (Who was John Paul Jones?)
    Nate $14,600 + $4,700 = $19,300 (1-day champ: $19,300)

    At the end of Double Jeopardy, Alex went “And the last clue…” with two clues on the board and picked one to read, taking selection away from Sarah. This sort of mistake would generally be judged to not have a meaningful effect on the outcome of the game, as both final clues were eventually played and Daily Doubles were not affected.

    Daily Double locations:
    1) NO DISCRIMINATION $800 (28th pick)
    Bryn 3200 +1500 (Nate 5400 Sarah 600)

    2) LITERARY FACTS $1200 (12th pick)
    Bryn 7900 +2000 (Nate 6400 Sarah 3200)
    3) AFRICAN LAKES $1200 (25th pick; $5,200 left on board)
    Nate 12000 +1000 (Bryn 7900 Sarah 7200)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Nate 14,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    Bryn 6,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
    Sarah 9,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer

    Sarah Flamini, final stats:
    35 correct
    7 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    30.36% in first on buzzer (34/112)
    Average Coryat: $13,100

    Nate Ross, stats to date:
    22 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
    Average Coryat: $14,800

    Nate Ross, to win:
    2 games: 54.32%
    3: 29.50%
    4: 16.02%
    5: 8.70%
    6: 4.73%
    Avg. streak: 2.189 games.

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