Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 4, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Crime) for Thursday, October 4, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 19):

Italy’s Agromafia enriches itself through counterfeit versions of this “liquid gold” mentioned by Homer & Plato

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sara Butner, a communications manager from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sara Butner on Jeopardy!
Kian Berry, a high school history teacher from Hopewell, New Jersey
Kian Barry on Jeopardy!
Doug Dodson, a classical singer from Boston, Massachusetts (3-day total: $52,799)
Doug Dodson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is olive oil?


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60 Minutes did a special on this fraud back in 2016. Millions of dollars of counterfeit olive oil and wines were being exported from Italy into markets such as the United States.


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Scores going into Final:
Sara $19,600
Kian $13,000
Doug $12,600


Tonight’s results:
Doug $12,600 + $10,000 = $22,600
Kian $13,000 + $1,000 = $14,000
Sara $19,600 + $13,100 = $32,700 (1-day total: $32,700)


Sara Butner, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 4, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sara $7,800
Kian $3,600
Doug $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) GRAMMAR A-Z $1000 (23rd pick)
Sara 2600 +2600 (Doug 3200 Kian 2600)
2) ELECTION 1968 $1600 (10th pick)
Kian 6000 +3000 (Sara 10200 Doug 6200)
3) “PER”SPECTIVE ON SCIENCE $1600 (21th pick)
Sara 15400 +5000 (Doug 10200 Kian 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 182


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: MAKES SCENTS $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $1,600


Game Stats:
Sara $14,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Doug $12,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 44.39% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Kian $11,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.50% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $38,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600


Doug Dodson, final stats:
99 correct, 16 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts
44.39% in first on buzzer (99/223)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,850


Sara Butner, stats to date:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Sara Butner, to win:
2 games: 63.08%
3: 39.79%
4: 25.10%
5: 15.83%
6: 9.99%
Avg. streak: 2.708 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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