This recap is Andy’s (in case it wasn’t clear; Jeanie started the draft but I finished it).
This week’s contestants:
Laura Amundson of Des Moines, IA
Darryl Campbell of Seattle, WA
Sonrisa Cooper of Jamaica Plain, MA
Gabe Gales of Cincinnati, OH
Nishant Menon of Hyattsville, MD
Maggie Millikan of Midlothian, VA
Padraic Scanlan of Montreal, QU Canada
John Simpson of Providence, RI
And today’s contestants: Joel Hart and Britta Waller are the challengers for Andrew Moore, who won $131,003 last week! Will he make it 6?
J! round categories:
A FIRST NAME BASIS
WHOSE LATE NIGHT SKIT
Andrew went to the bottom of the board early and often; the Daily Double was under 6-LETTER ELEMENTS $800! Scores at this point were:
Andrew went for the True Daily Double; his clue: It’s used to vulcanize rubber and make gunpowder. Andrew’s correct response put him at $2,400.
(I’d like to cry foul; in British English, the spelling of this element has seven letters!)
At the first break, the scores were:
Andrew definitely had the best buzzer timing over the second half of the round; some stumpers in WHOSE LATE NIGHT SKIT ($600: “ESPN UK” and $800: “‘History of Rap’ with Justin Timberlake”) will see some late night hosts make fun of this over the next few days, I’m sure!
Scores at the end of the J! round:
DJ! round categories:
THE ENGLISH CIVIL WARS
READING BY THE NUMBERS
THE FILM WITHIN THE FILM
THE COUNTRY’S MAJOR RELIGION
LET’S GO ON “TUR”
The first Daily Double was under THE COUNTRY’S MAJOR RELIGION $2000, and it was Britta’s to play! Scores were:
Britta bet just $2,500. Her clue: Malta. She said “Buddhism” and fell to $2,500.
A chance for her to get it back, though, as her next selection was BLUE STATES $2,000 – which held the final Daily Double! This one she bet $1,000 on. Her clue: A map of the 100 Acre Wood describes Eeyore’s place as this, as well as “rather boggy and sad”. Her response of “The Sad Swamp” put her at $1,500.
After this, Joel and Britta both had luck getting in on the buzzer, and were able to keep Andrew from running away with the game!
Some surprising stumpers:
READING BY THE NUMBERS $400: This Shakespeare title character is only 13 years old
THE FILM WITHIN THE FILM $800: Gene Kelly’s character is starring in “The Dueling Cavalier”, which becomes “The Dancing Cavalier” in this musical
Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
FJ! category: WORLD GEOGRAPHY
FJ! clue: Names of the 2 geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal & Israel
Britta 7100 -2500 = 4600
Joel 10600 -6200 = 4400
Andrew 16800 -10000 = 6800
That was a little risky from Andrew, but he’s now a 6-day champion with $137,803! This was the first time It felt as though Andrew seemed vulnerable. Will he bounce back tomorrow? Jeanie will have that recap!
1. Jim Coury (May 2013 College Champion)
2. Drew Horwood $138,100 (8 wins)
3. Andrew Moore $137,803 (6 wins)
4. Joshua Brakhage $103,205 (5 wins)
5. Rebecca Rider $101,600 (5 wins)
6. Mike Lewis $102,800 (4 wins)
7. Adam Holquist $76,299 (3 wins)
8. Sara Garnett $75,403 (3 wins)
9. Salvo Candela $66,195 (3 wins)
10. John Anneken $60,112 (3 wins)
11. Tim Anderson $56,001 (3 wins)