Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 23, 2016

Will Tim Kutz become the first five-time champion since Matt Jackson?

Today’s contestants:

Robin Heck, an I.T. security architect from Las Vegas, NV
Ben Yuhas, a research scientist from Evanston, IL
Tim Kutz, a data conversion manager from Ogden, UT (4-day total: $107,000)
Tim Kutz

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Tim $22,600
Ben $13,600
Robin $3,700

Final Jeopardy! category: SHAKESPEARE


Final Jeopardy! clue: After a royal passing in January 1820, this tragedy that had been little performed got 2 new London productions in April

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is King Lear?


Robin 3700 – 500 = 3200 (What is Henry VIII?)
Ben 13600 + 9600 = 23200
Tim 22600 – 5000 = 17600 (What is MacBeth?)

During the madness in the later life of King George III, performing King Lear was a rather politically sensitive issue in England — for obvious reasons. This is a really good Final Jeopardy! clue, though!

And Tim goes home, but the way things are looking, I’d say he has a really good shot at the Tournament of Champions!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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