Andy here, a day late, but recap in hand!
J! round categories!
A PAGEANT OF ROYALTY
Katie did very well, going both 4/5 in HISTORIC TV and LITERATURE to start things off! However, it was Shelby who found the Daily Double, under U.S. FRANCHISES $600! Scores:
Shelby bet $1,000. Her clue: The sandwich generation loves this chain, now tops in number of U.S. restaurants. Her correct response put her at $1,600 and put the show at its first commercial break!
Shelby was named after her dad’s favourite car, a 1968 Shelby Mustang!
HAPPY HOLIDAY!, for the most part, had holidays in other countries!
Katie kept her strong play up through the second half of the round, though Whitney had some buzzer timing that tried to keep things close. Katie was into five figures by the end of the round, though! Scores after 30:
DJ! round categories:
MY DINNER WITH ANDRE
SPOILER MOVIE TITLES
After $2000 was a video clue, I was, well, concerned that the Daily Double under “CO”NCERNING SCIENCE $1600 would be a video clue as well! But it was not! However, Whitney got to play it, with scores at:
Whitney went for the True Daily Double! His clue: In an experiment, the people getting sugar pills instead of the drug being tested are this group. His correct response put him into the lead by $600!
Once we went back into “CO”NCERNING SCIENCE, I think Whitney ran the category, but because he’d switched out of it, he did not receive applause! (That’s one reason to take categories and clues in order!) Armed with the confidence from the Daily Double, though, he went on quite a roll!
Meanwhile, while I lost count of the number of consecutive correct responses he had given, he did not get the $2,000 clue in MY DINNER WITH ANDRE! Katie got it, and having seized control, her selection of OPERA CHARACTERS $1200 gave her the final Daily Double! Scores:
Katie chose just $3,000. Her clue: While reading fortunes in a pack of cards, she sees death for herself & her lover Don Jose. Her correct response put her $800 off the lead!
Will Katie be left to regret her small wager, as a $5,000 wager would have given her the lead at the end of the round! Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Prior to Final, Alex received the Guinness World Record as this is the 6829th episode of Jeopardy! that he has presented, breaking the world record! Alex thinks that Pat Sajak has the best shot of breaking the record!
FJ! clue: William Sullivan retired from the Foreign Service in 1979; he was the last U.S. ambassador to this country
Shelby 400 – 0 = 400
Katie 18400 – 10000 = 8400
Whitney 20000 – 16801 = 3199
Katie’s 2-day total: $38,600! Looks like she lives another day thanks to being in second!
I didn’t think that Final was particularly difficult, though! 1979 points one right in the direction of the hostage crisis, in my opinion at least!
We’ll be back Monday with another recap!