Quick Recap – October 28, 2015

Today’s contestants:

Nikki Grillos, a freelance associate casting director from New York, NY
Chris Lastrapes, a business developer from Tulsa, OK
Sean Anderson, a law professor from Champaign, IL(3-day champ, $71,600)

As of now, Sean has displaced Darren Harris-Fain as the Tournament of Champions alternate. If Sean wins this game, he qualifies for the Tournament of Champion, bumping Michael Bilow to alternate.

This brings me to something that I’d like to editorialize about. It saddened me a little bit to see the disappointment on some of people talking before taping about not being able to see Darren because of his being bumped from the group last-minute. Putting myself in Sean’s situation as someone who was in the pool, and for whom the possibility of “getting The Call, bumping someone from the ToC field, and then surprising everyone” was within the realm of happenings, it made me sad to think that there might be disappointment at possibly seeing someone like Sean at the Tournament.

Okay, sorry about that, on with the game!

Bit of a low-scoring game, with lots of ups and downs!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Sean $8,400
Nikki $7,600
Chris $7,400

Final Jeopardy! category: POPULAR PSYCHOLOGY TERMS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Anna Freud wrote, “The infantile ego resorts to” this behavior “in order not to become aware of some painful impression”

Chris 7400 – 5700 = 1700
Nikki 7600 + 7201 = 14801 (winner!)
Sean 8400 – 6801 – 1599

…and Michael Bilow breathes a sigh of relief.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

One year ago: A hundred times a “hunnerd” & LIVE PANEL Episode #10 (October 28, 2014)
Two years ago: Wicked fast
Three years ago: Frowns all arownd
Four years ago: Stand and deliver
Five years ago: They fought the law and the law won