Quick Recap – December 2, 2015

Some of my friends on Facebook and Twitter have been abuzz in the last 24 hours – a number of friends of The Tribe have announced airdates for mid-to-late December (Unfortunately, not me.)

Here’s what I’d like to say about that:

On with the show, though! Today’s contestants:

Today’s contestants:

Brad Rudy, a retired railroad analyst from Marietta, GA
Nicole Stanley, a medical student from Portland, OR
Joyce Hshieh, an actress and writer from Chicago, IL (2-day champion, $26,602)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Joyce $12,000
Brad $11,400
Nicole $5,600


Final Jeopardy! category: NEWLY INDEPENDENT NATIONS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Prior to South Sudan, this Eur. country was the most recent one to gain independence and be recognized by the United States

Nicole 5600 + 5600 = 11200
Brad 11400 – 5000 = 6400 (Serbia)
Joyce 12000 + 801 = 12801 (3-day champion, $39,403)

Did Joyce make a math error here? This Twitterview has the answer:

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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