Andy here with Friday’s recap!
Our champion got off to the best start, going 3/5 in LANDMARKS. However, Stacy managed to find her own mojo, getting 7 clues of her own by the first break! However, it was Brian who found the Daily Double, at the bottom of BREAKFAST! Scores:
Brian bet $1,200. His clue: Patrick Towle honored Abraham Lincoln’s humble beginnings with the name of this syrup. His correct response put him at $3,600 and the game at its first break!
When playing “two truths and a lie” Brian chose “I once met Alex Trebek in an elevator” as his lie. It worked!
I’m proud to say I got WHEATIES $400 (1977: this decathlete & celebrity dad) off the first part and not the second!
On WHEATIES $1000 (1959: this swimmer & star of movies like “Million Dollar Mermaid”); Brian tried to defend his answer of Johnny Weissmuller as “close”; Alex had none of it!
By the end of J! round, the scores were:
DJ! round categories:
DETROIT ROCK CITY
WHAT AN ARTIST DIES IN ME!
COLORFUL WORDS & PHRASES
THE ONLY PRESIDENT WHO…
There was no interest in Daily Double hunting in this round! The first Daily Double went Alison’s way, under PRESIDENT $1600! Scores:
Alison bet $2,000. Her clue: …is interred in Washington, D.C. (at Washington National Cathedral). She went for John Adams and fell to $7,000.
Stacy got to the final Daily Double, under LITERARY SHIPPING $1600! Scores:
Stacy bet $1,000. Facepalm. Her clue: In a C.S. Forester novel, Charlie Allnutt pilots this title craft on the Ulanga River. She drew a blank and fell to $7,000.
Over the final 5 clues, Brian picked up $4,000 (to Alison’s $400) to get a bit of a lead going into Final!
Scores going into Final:
FJ! category: DOGS & GEOGRAPHY
FJ! clue: In 2001 the names of these 2 breeds came together in the new official name of a Canadian province
Stacy 8600 – 0 = 8600
Alison 11400 + 7000 = 18400
Brian 15200 – 7800 = 7400
Alex joked at Brian’s response “I just bought a Nuna; $1500!”
Alison’s our new champ; she’ll be back Monday to defend!