# Terry’s got the boys on a “string”

At the top of today’s episode, Mr. Trebek said “We could not have asked for a better kickoff to our semifinals than the game we had yesterday. If today is as good, then you folks are in for a great treat.” What else do I need to say?

Ben found the first Daily Double in Other Lone Star States.
Terry 0 (2 right and one wrong)
Ben 4400 (7 right)
Eric 1800 (4 right)
Ben wagered just 1200 on this clue: “Mauritania’s green flag has one of these under its single star.” He and I got it right. We saw one more clue, at 1000, before the first break. It was a triple-stumper and Ben negged on it. At the end of the round:
Terry 3600 (8 right)
Ben 7200 (5 right and one wrong)
Eric 2800 (One right)
Eric found the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy in Inside Art.
Terry 3600
Ben 7600 (One right)
Eric 3600 (One right)
Eric wagered 2000 on this clue: “A closer look at this European river it was based on, and not in the Delaware.”

I pulled this one out of thin air. Eric missed it. Then I swept Fruits & Vegetables and Mom & Dad’s Date Movies, so that includes this triple-stumper in the latter: “Mom says Dad got a little jealous when they saw this Frenchman try to get his ‘Green Card.'” And I was proud to get this triple-stumper in Country Math: “The number of Canadian provinces times the number of Canadian official languages.” Ah, memories. The next clue was a Daily Double, and it was Ben’s. The category was still Country Math. There were 2 clues on the board after this one.
Terry 11600 (5 right)
Ben 16800 (8 right)
Eric 7200 (7 right and 2 wrong)
Ben wagered 3000 on this easy clue: “Stripes on the U.S. flag minus colors on the French flag.” Man, he should’ve wagered more, as we’ll find out in the final….
Now I’ve never seen this happen before: Ben negged on the last clue of the round, then gave the correct response before Terry was called on and said it! It was clear she knew the right response, though. At the end of the round, then:
Terry 12000 (One right)
Ben 19800 (One right and one wrong)
Eric 7200
The Final Jeopardy category was Physics. Ugh. Here’s the clue: “The name of this theory is from viewing sub-atomic particles as 1-dimensional objects, not as 0-dimensional points.” Eric got it wrong and lost it all. Terry got it right, even though she shrugged before her response was revealed! She added 7900. Ben got it wrong and lost 4201. We’ll see Terry in the final then!
My Coryat today was 29600 (32000 without negs).
One year ago: Two recaps in one!
Two years ago: Oscar makes a grouch out of me tonight
Three years ago: Sound off