Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 28, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Friday, October 28, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: SHAKESPEARE

Final Jeopardy! clue: These 2 title characters who have the same pair of initials both die by stabbing

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Julia Lee, a pharmacy student from San Bruno, California
Meghan Winch, a theater artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ken Hirsh, a law library director & law professor from Milford, Ohio (1-day total: $16,001)

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Who are Julius Caesar and Juliet (Capulet)?


Results will go up on the main page late afternoon, with full stats early evening. They will be seen in the comments section at the bottom of the main page.

You’ll also be able to get some of Ken’s thoughts on this episode on the Jeopardy! podcast #JeopardyLivePanel, whose next episode is taping live on Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 PM Eastern! Joining him on the panel will be 3-time champ Lani Gonzalez!


This has been my favorite Final Jeopardy! clue so far this season. It took me about five seconds to come up with Julius Caesar, and then Juliet Capulet came at about the 20-second mark. Of course, (spoiler alert!) Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, while Juliet’s death was a suicide.

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 28, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Julia $13,200
    Ken $9,900
    Meghan $8,800

    Final Results:
    Meghan $8,800 – $8,800 = $0 (Who are Romeo and Juliet?)
    Ken $9,900 – $7,701 = $2,199 (Who are Lady Macbeth and ?)
    Julia $13,200 – $6,601 = $6,599 (Who are Hamlet and Horatio?) (1-day total: $6,599)

    Jeopardy! was missing its second segment in many 7 PM markets due to breaking news. Here are the missing clues.

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Scores after the opening round:
    Julia $5,600
    Meghan $4,000
    Ken $3,900

    Daily Double locations:
    1) STUFF ABOUT STATES $800 (9th pick)
    Ken 3000 +1500 (Julia 1200 Meghan 0)

    2) RHYME HOLE $2000 (18th pick)
    Meghan 12800 -2000 (Ken 9500 Julia 7200)
    3) WEATHER $1600 (22nd pick)
    Julia 8800 +1600 (Meghan 10800 Ken 9500)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Julia $13,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Ken $9,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Meghan $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer

    Ken Hirsh, final stats:
    31 correct
    9 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
    Average Coryat: $8,600

    Julia Lee, stats to date:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
    Average Coryat: $13,200

    Julia Lee, to win:
    2 games: 48.53%
    3: 23.55%
    4: 11.43%
    5: 5.55%
    6: 2.69%
    Avg. streak: 1.943 games.

  2. Triple stumper or no, this is a beautifully-written FJ clue.

    The only catch is I’m glad I didn’t think of Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens.

    The J. C. characters came to me as soon as I realized Macbeth’s first name didn’t start with R.

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