Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 23, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, February 23, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: About himself he says, “Since the heavens have shap’d my body so, let hell make crook’d my mind to answer it”

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Today’s contestants:

Viraj Mehta, a junior at Stanford University from Austin, Texas
Gary Tse, a freshman at the United States Naval Academy from Ellicott City, Maryland
Lilly Chin, a senior at M.I.T. from Decatur, Georgia

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Who is Richard III (Duke of Gloucester)?


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The quote comes from Act 5, Scene 6 of Henry VI, Part 3, shortly after the future King Richard III, then Duke of Gloucester, has murdered King Henry VI.

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 23, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Lilly $16,400
    Gary $12,600
    Viraj $11,200

    Final results:
    Viraj $11,200 – $2,718 = $8,482 (Who is Iago?)
    Gary $12,600 + $12,345 = $24,945
    Lilly $16,400 + $4,000 = $20,400

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Viraj $4,400
    Gary $3,400
    Lilly $2,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) 19th CENTURY AMERICA $600 (19th pick)
    Lilly 400 +1000 (Viraj 3600 Gary 3200)

    2) STRAIT TALK $1600 (19th pick)
    Viraj 7600 +2000 (Lilly 9600 Gary 10200)
    3) ORGANIZATIONS $800 (23rd pick)
    Lilly 13200 +2000 (Gary 12200 Viraj 9600)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: 19th CENTURY AMERICA $200
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $200

    Game Stats:
    Gary $12,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Lilly $14,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
    Viraj $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $10,200
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $5,400

    Gary Tse, stats to date:
    65 correct
    6 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,840)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    34.12% in first on buzzer (58/170)
    Average Coryat: $19,133

    Lilly Chin, stats to date:
    67 correct
    5 incorrect
    5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
    3/3 in Final Jeopardy
    35.88% in first on buzzer (61/170)
    Average Coryat: $16,400

    Viraj Mehta, stats to date:
    64 correct
    11 incorrect
    2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    0/3 in Final Jeopardy
    39.41% in first on buzzer (67/170)
    Average Coryat: $15,933


    • Gary’s effective lead over Lilly is $2,272.50 and his effective lead over Viraj is $8,231.50. Lilly’s effective lead over Viraj is $5,959.
    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
  2. William L. Mount | February 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm |

    What’s the logo on Lilly’s MIT shirt?

  3. When Richard III made this quote he was the Duke of Gloucester

  4. A belated question. Since there are many possible combinations, how are the semi-final pairings determined?


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    • Andy Saunders | February 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm |

      The best answer I can give is that no one outside of the production staff knows specifically what criteria is used to determine the semifinal pairings, other than that quarterfinal rematches do not happen again until the finals.

      • Former Contestant | February 24, 2017 at 11:58 am |

        Also first podiums are for the three biggest quarterfinal money winners, with Monday being the person who made the third most in the quarterfinals, and Wednesday being the person who made the most.

        • Andy Saunders | February 24, 2017 at 12:03 pm |

          That didn’t hold this time; Julia, Lilly, and Alex were 1-2-3 this time around at $24,400, $24,399, and $23,599 and all were in Monday’s semi.

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