Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 14, 2016

Susan has been on quite a roll since Alex Trebek called nerdcore hip-hop for losers on Wednesday!

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Friday, October 14, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY LITERATURE

Final Jeopardy! clue: This character says, “Let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jerry Castro, a retired police captain from College Point, New York
Keely Walker, a manager of scientific writing from Glendora, California
Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland (2-day total: $39,000)

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Who is Captain Ahab?


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The passage comes on chapter 135 of the Herman Mellville American classic Moby Dick, and (spoiler alert!) is the climax of the work.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 14, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 14, 2016 at 2:02 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Susan $14,600
    Keely $14,400
    Jerry $1,400

    Final Results:
    Jerry $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (Who is Melville?)
    Keely $14,400 – $5,000 = $9,400 (Who is Frankenstein?)
    Susan $14,600 + $14,200 = $28,800 (3-day total: $67,800)

    You can find the clues to the SCRAMBLED “HARRY POTTER” CHARACTERS category here.

    Daily Double locations:
    1) U.S. COINS $800 (13th pick)
    Keely 600 +1000 (Susan 2200 Jerry -800)

    2) MUSICIANS’ MEMOIRS $1200 (12th pick)
    Keely 10800 -1500 (Susan 7000 Jerry 1800)
    3) BARTLETT’S FAMILIAL QUOTATIONS $800 (13th pick)
    Keely 9300 +1500 (Susan 7000 Jerry 1800)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: MUSICIANS’ MEMOIRS $400; THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS $400 & $800

    Game Stats:
    Susan 14,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.41% in first on buzzer
    Keely 15,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.14% in first on buzzer
    Jerry 1,400 Coryat, 4 correct, 3 incorrect, 9.80% in first on buzzer

    Susan Cole, stats to date:
    54 correct
    10 incorrect
    2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    31.25% in first on buzzer (50/160)
    Average Coryat: $15,866

    Susan Cole, to win:
    4 games: 56.58%
    5: 32.01%
    6: 18.11%
    7: 10.25%
    8: 5.80%
    Avg. streak: 4.303 games.

  2. Andy Saunders | October 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm |

    Here was Susan’s sweater tonight:

  3. (Admin edit: I disagree with Jerry’s final bet.) Assume that Susan bet $14,200 which guarantees her a win if she gets it right and misses the question she would be down to $400. If Keely bet it all and also missed she would be down to zero. He should have bet zero and maybe stole a win. By betting it all and missing he couldn’t win since Susan would at worst have $399. Getting it right wouldn’t have helped his chances.

    • Andy Saunders | October 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm |

      (The first sentence of the above comment was edited to not violate the Site Comment Policy.)

    • Jeremy Jacobs | October 17, 2016 at 11:24 am |

      So wouldn’t the best bet by Jerry have been $1,000 (rather than zero), which would have resulted in a win with $2,400 (rather than $1,400) in the only scenario in which he could win at all?

      • Andy Saunders | October 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm |

        I generally agree with Jeremy’s assessment here (though I’m sure $999 vs. $1,000 here would also be an interesting debate)

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