Happy Friday! Today is Day #5 of Bill Whitaker hosting; thus far, $102,399 has been donated by Jeopardy! to Media Fellowship House, and $1,094,526 has been donated in total since the guest hosts began in March. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare & History) for Friday, May 7, 2021 (Season 37, Game 160):
Macbeth has a vision of a line of 8 Scottish kings, the 8th holding a mirror to reflect this 9th in line who may have been in the audience
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sara Biegler, a stay-at-home parent from Syracuse, New York
|Juliet Mayer, a graduate student originally from The Plains, Virginia
|Jamie Logan, a writer & consultant from Augusta, Maine (2-day total: $50,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jamie has picked up two wins with some strong play and excellent work on the buzzer. She has her work cut out for her picking up win #3 today, as Juliet has quiz bowl experience and looks to be a very strong challenger today. Of course, quiz bowl experience definitely does not guarantee victory, but we should have a good game on our hands today.
In other news, I will be releasing my predictions for the upcoming Tournament of Champions this weekend; the tournament starts May 17 with Buzzy Cohen hosting.
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Correct response: Who is King James? (James I of England, James VI of Scotland)
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King James (James I in England, James VI in Scotland) was a major patron of Shakespeare, and the playwright very much was looking to please the King. The play is generally dated today to 1606, just after the Gunpowder Plot against the King; references to that are sprinkled in the play. Moreover, the line where the Weird Sisters tell Banquo “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” is a direct attempt to legitimize King James’ claim to the throne, as James claimed to be a descendant of Banquo.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Sara $9,800 – $4,500 = $5,300 (Who is)
Juliet $15,800 + $8,000 = $23,800 (Who is James I?) (1-day total: $23,800)
Jamie $19,400 – $12,201 = $7,199 (Who is Macduff?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICANA $1000 (clue #7)
Jamie 1200 +1200 (Juliet 600 Sara 0)
2) MONKS $2000 (clue #10)
Sara 5200 -3500 (Jamie 10600 Juliet 9800)
3) A WHOPP”INGTON” OF A CITY $1600 (clue #15, $19600 left on board)
Sara 2900 +2900 (Jamie 10600 Juliet 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 133
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 187 (1.17 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Juliet $15,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Jamie $19,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 0 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Sara $12,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $47,000
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,800
Jamie Logan, career statistics:
70 correct, 9 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
38.69% in first on buzzer (65/168)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,133
Juliet Mayer, career statistics:
21 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Sara Biegler, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000
Juliet Mayer, to win:
2 games: 48.417%
Avg. streak: 1.939 games.
- Thus far, $129,199 has been donated by Jeopardy! to Media Fellowship House. $1,121,326 has ben donated to all charities thus far.
- Juliet’s response of “Black Sheep, Black Sheep” was accepted due to the L. Frank Baum work and nothing in the clue to differentiate that from Mother Goose.
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