Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 30, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literature & Mythology) for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 102):

The “very name embodies the idea of flight”, says one analysis of a 20th century novel in describing this main character

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Brandey Chandler, an improv actor & library worker from Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Brandey Chandler on Jeopardy!
Emily Lewis, a merchandise planner from San Diego, California
Emily Lewis on Jeopardy!
Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington (1-day total: $20,999)
Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Stephen Dedalus?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Stephen Dedalus is the main character of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, also appearing in Joyce’s Ulysses. His namesake from Greek mythology, Daedalus, famously built the labyrinth on Crete to house the Minotaur, and was then locked away to prevent the knowledge of the Labyrinth from spreading. In order to escape, he built wings for himself and his son Icarus (Icarus famously then flew too close to the sun with his wax wings, which then melted, and Icarus fell to his death).


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $27,000
Brandey $8,600
Emily $4,600


Tonight’s results:
Emily $4,600 – $4,600 = $0 (Who is ?)
Brandey $8,600 + $3,401 = $12,001 (Who is Daedalus)
Ryan $27,000 – $6,000 = $21,000 (2-day total: $41,999) (Who is Icarus)


Ryan Fenster, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 30, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Brandey $5,200
Emily $3,000
Ryan $2,600



Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AIR FORCE BASES $600 (3rd pick)
Ryan 200 +1000 (Emily -200 Brandey -200)
2) HISTORY $1200 (5th pick)
Ryan 7000 +4000 (Brandey 5600 Emily 3000)
3) EVERY YEAR $800 (7th pick)
Brandey 6000 +3000 (Ryan 11000 Emily 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 207
Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Game Stats:
Ryan $23,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Brandey $6,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Emily $4,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200


Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
51 correct, 12 incorrect
50.46% in first on buzzer (55/109)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,300


Ryan Fenster, to win:
3 games: 71.77%
4: 51.51%
5: 36.96%
6: 26.53%
7: 19.04%
Avg. streak: 4.542 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 30, 2018"

  1. What a runaway!!! More impressive than the first.Too bad he did not get FJ,33K would have been quite a payday!But 42 K in 2 days is not too shabby either…:)

  2. Was today’s episode shot before Tom Petty died?

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