Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1930s Novel Characters) for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 33):
Prior to a murder in a 1934 book, he says he hasn’t been a detective since 1927 & that his wife inherited a lumber mill
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nick Rodriguez, a database administrator & composer from Farmingdale, New York
|Allyson Samiljan, a communications & special events director from Wellington, Florida
|Martha Bordogna, an attorney from Indian Trail, North Carolina (1-day total: $16,400)
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Correct response: Who is Nick Charles?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
If in six months we find that the amount of prize money that Jeopardy! has given away has fallen significantly, I think that we can point to Final Jeopardy! clues like today’s. Frankly, I’d like to know who in the writer’s room got this one in order to let it through. I would also say that a significant part of the viewing audience will see “1934” + “murder” and go to Hercule Poirot without really thinking.
In Dashiell Hammett’s final novel The Thin Man, Nick Charles has retired as a detective after settling down, having married Nora (who had inherited the lumber-mill), but was pressed back into service to investigate a murder. It was later adapted into a six-part film series and a television series that aired on NBC from 1957 to 1959.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Martha $9,800 – $7,000 = $2,800 (Who is Dick Tracy?)
Nick $11,800 – $7,801 = $3,999 (Who is Sam Spade)
Allyson $14,700 – $5,200 = $9,500 (Who is ?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) I BLESS THE RAINS $800 (14th pick)
Martha 1400 +800 (Nick 3800 Allyson 2000)
2) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS $1200 (7th pick)
Allyson 9000 +2500 (Nick 5800 Martha 5000)
3) THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON $1600 (19th pick)
Nick 10600 -2000 (Allyson 14300 Martha 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 66
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.67 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Allyson $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nick $13,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Martha $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Martha Bordogna, final statistics:
37 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,700)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,500
Allyson Samiljan, statistics to date:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Allyson Samiljan, to win:
2 games: 47.315%
Avg. streak: 1.898 games.
- It worked out in this case, but I felt that Allyson’s Final Jeopardy! wager was, counterintuitively, unnecessarily risky, as Nick was in a position where “bet everything” was plausible (due to Allyson having more of a lead over Nick than Nick had over Martha). Again, counterintuitively, betting more money (i.e. $8,901) would have carried less risk for Allyson.
- A bet of $0 would have worked out really well for Martha here, especially considering her position in the game.
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