|Jerry Vinokurov, a software developer from Pittsburgh, PA
||Stephanie Hunt, a graduate student from Highland Park, NJ
||Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, CA (1-day total: $33,601)
There have been a few people who have been greatly anticipating this matchup. Alex Jacob, for one:
Eyes on Jerry on #Jeopardy tomorrow night. He has the quizbowl pedigree of Matt Jackson plus like ten(?) years of life experience. Dangerous
— Alex Jacob (@whoisalexjacob) April 26, 2016
Jerry went for a $6,400 True Daily Double and hit it to get a commanding lead going into Final!
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: LITERARY QUOTES
Final Jeopardy! clue: More than once this 1897 novel quotes from Deuteronomy, “The blood is the life”
What is Dracula? (Jerry said Ger…)
Stephanie 5000 + 4995 = 9995
Buzzy 9400 + 7001 = 16401 (2-day total: $50,002)
Jerry 16400 – 2401 = 13999
Dr. Seward’s Diary.
17 September.—I was engaged after dinner in my study posting up my books, which, through press of other work and the many visits to Lucy, had fallen sadly into arrear. Suddenly the door was burst open, and in rushed my patient, with his face distorted with passion. I was thunderstruck, for such a thing as a patient getting of his own accord into the Superintendent’s study is almost unknown. Without an instant’s pause he made straight at me. He had a dinner-knife in his hand, and, as I saw he was dangerous, I tried to keep the table between us. He was too quick and too strong for me, however; for before I could get my balance he had struck at me and cut my left wrist rather severely. Before he could strike again, however, I got in my right and he was sprawling on his back on the floor. My wrist bled freely, and quite a little pool trickled on to the carpet. I saw that my friend was not intent on further effort, and occupied myself binding up my wrist, keeping a wary eye on the prostrate figure all the time. When the attendants rushed in, and we turned our attention to him, his employment positively sickened me. He was lying on his belly on the floor licking up, like a dog, the blood which had fallen from my wounded wrist. He was easily secured, and, to my surprise, went with the attendants quite placidly, simply repeating over and over again: “The blood is the life! The blood is the life!”
I cannot afford to lose blood just at present; I have lost too much of late for my physical good, and then the prolonged strain of Lucy’s illness and its horrible phases is telling on me. I am over-excited and weary, and I need rest, rest, rest. Happily Van Helsing has not summoned me, so I need not forego my sleep; to-night I could not well do without it.
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