Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 5, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Actors & Their Movie Roles) for Thursday, October 5, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 19):

He played Shakespearean title characters 4 times, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations each time

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Cathy Subick, an architectural conservator from Spring City, Pennsylvania
Cathy Subick on Jeopardy!
Todd McCafferty, a compliance manager from Brooklyn, New York
Todd McCafferty on Jeopardy!
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (7-day total: $278,300)
Austin Rogers on Jeopardy!


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Who is Sir Laurence Olivier?


The four Shakespearean films: Henry V (1946), Hamlet (1948), Richard III (1955), and Othello (1965). Olivier also received Oscar nominations for Best Actor for Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, The Entertainer, Sleuth, the Boys from Brazil, and for Best Supporting Actor for Marathon Man.

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Scores going into Final:
Austin $20,600
Todd $11,600
Cathy $11,200

Final results:
Cathy $11,200 – $5,500 = $5,700 (Who is Anthony Hopkins?)
Todd $11,600 – $11,600 = $0 (Who is Kenneth Branaugh?)
Austin $20,600 + $8,000 = $28,600 (8-day total: $306,900)

Austin Rogers, winner of the October 5, 2017 Jeopardy! episode.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Todd $4,400
Austin $3,200
Cathy $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SPORTS STUFF $800 (19th pick)
Austin 2000 -2000 (Todd 4400 Cathy 1400)
2) THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION $1200 (11th pick)
Cathy 6800 -2000 (Todd 6400 Austin 4800)
3) BOOKS’ FIRST LINES $1200 (18th pick)
Austin 5600 +5000 (Todd 9600 Cathy 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -40

Unplayed clues:
J! round: IT’S LIEBERMAN! $800 & $1,000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800

Game Stats:
Austin $18,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer
Cathy $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer
Todd $11,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $43,600
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
207 correct
25 incorrect
15/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $88,100)
7/8 in Final Jeopardy
42.57% in first on buzzer (189/444)
Average Coryat: $18,800

Austin Rogers, to win:
9 games: 85.62%
10: 73.31%
11: 62.77%
12: 53.74%
13: 46.02%
Avg. streak: 13.955 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 5, 2017"

  1. You’re welcome.

  2. Shakespearean, oops, dropped an a!

  3. Frank Smith | October 5, 2017 at 11:40 am |

    Now that Austin won today, I’ll be able to see him play tomorrow, after I leave school early.

  4. john blahuta | October 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm |

    Austin seems to become more conservative, thank goodness. In the past he made a few wagers that made my hair stand on end….I hope he will not get TOO confident and TOO reckless in his wagers, then he could be around for a long time. In any case: the guy is incredible!!!

  5. Did anyone else catch him on GMA this morning?

    • Frank Smith | October 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm |

      I just found out he was ON, because YOU told me.

    • freddie leonard | October 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm |

      When I saw him GMA this morning, I thought it might have been a spoiler.

      • I’m pretty sure contestants are contractually prohibited from revealing the outcome of any game before it has aired, so there was no danger of that.

        • Freddie has a point: often you’ll see big champs do that media cycle just before they lose. Buzzy Cohen was an example of that.

          • Maybe Austin is an example of something else…maybe he’s not finished taping his shows and they’re putting him out there to drum up more ratings…maybe he’s on his way to breaking Ken Jenning’s record…who knows? I certainly didn’t mean to spoil anything for anyone.

          • freddie leonard | October 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm |

            I remember when Julia Collins was on GMA. She lost on the episode that aired that night.

  6. In Books’ First Lines, wasn’t there an opening line about someone looking down at their watch while biking and seeing it was 8:30 in the morning? I vividly remember seeing that question but can’t remember for the life of me what book it was.

  7. karen parker | October 8, 2017 at 2:57 am |

    how come Austin Rogers was not on thursday or fridays show? how or when did he lose to get off game?

    • As the post you’re commenting on shows, he was on.

      It’s possible you’re in an area where “Daytime Jeopardy” is shown (the rerun from a year ago) and your PVR taped the wrong episode.

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