Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 28, 2021


It is Wednesday, my friends! Today is Day #3 of LeVar Burton’s hosting stint. Thus far, $52,400 has been donated thus far to Reading is Fundamental; the show passed the $2.5 million mark yesterday in total donations to all charities. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare’s Plays) for Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (Season 37, Game 218):

“Let’s all sink with the king” is a line from the opening scene of this play

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Saya Signs, a barista & gardening assistant from Brooklyn, New York
Saya Signs on Jeopardy!
Amanda Michel, a middle school teacher from Dublin, California
Amanda Michel on Jeopardy!
Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (5-day total: $147,800)
Matt Amodio on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt has surpassed the 5-win mark and has picked up nearly $150,000, putting him in the upper echelon of the show’s players. If there’s any weakness at this point in his game, though, it’s still the averaging of more than 4 incorrect responses per game. If he can find a way to keep that number down, his chances of winning will be even higher than the 80% that the prediction model here at The Jeopardy! Fan thinks he has.


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Correct response: What is The Tempest?


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One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest‘s opening scene takes place on a ship in a storm. The ship wrecks and the protagonists, including Prospero and Miranda, end up on an island, which sets up the rest of the play’s action.


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

Scores going into Final:
Matt $29,000
Saya $5,200
Amanda $600


Tonight’s results:
Amanda $600 + $599 = $1,199 (What is The Tempest?)
Saya $5,200 – $3,999 = $1,201 (What is The Tempest King Lear?)
Matt $29,000 + $18,000 = $47,000 (What is the Tempest?) (6-day total: $194,800)


Matt Amodio, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 28, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Matt $15,400
Amanda $2,600
Saya $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) DO YOU REMEMBER? $800 (clue #10)
Matt 6400 +6400 (Amanda 1000 Saya 0)
2) CHILDREN IN THE BIBLE $1600 (clue #6)
Matt 17000 +2000 (Amanda 1000 Saya 400)
3) GEOGRAPHIC AKAs $1200 (clue #10, $20800 left on board)
Matt 21800 -2000 (Amanda 3000 Saya 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 103


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.96 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Matt $25,000 Coryat, 35 correct, 6 incorrect, 63.16% in first on buzzer (36/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Saya $5,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Amanda $600 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,800

Matt Amodio, career statistics:
167 correct, 27 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
50.15% in first on buzzer (166/331)
11/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,200)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,600

Amanda Michel, career statistics:
12 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

Saya Signs, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200

Matt Amodio, to win:
7 games: 82.868%
8: 68.671%
9: 56.907%
10: 47.158%
11: 39.079%
Avg. streak: 10.837 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $102,400 has been donated thus far to Reading is Fundamental; $2,558,226 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
  • $194,800 is the 5th-best 6-game total of all time on Jeopardy!

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 28, 2021"

  1. At this stage Matt is definitely closer to Larissa Kelly and Mackenzie Jones’ s 200K total.The Tempest was one of my favorite plays since high school and I would love to read it again. Congrats Matt!

  2. I’ve heard on Reddit from one of today’s contestant that this was the first show taped after the lunch break, as opposed to the typical 3-2 arrangement. So Matt was still in his groove after the break.

  3. Chris Smith | July 28, 2021 at 6:05 pm |

    Yay for “Reading is Fundamental”! I have been a big proponent of their work since my own kids were in school in the 1990’s. They are fortunate to have LeVar Burton choose them as his “charity” and to have Matt playing during this week. I would not be surprised to see the one-week donation to RIF during LeVar’s stint exceed donations during 2-week stints of other hosts.

  4. Jim Breed | July 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm |

    Poor Saya. It hurts to get it right and then change ones answer.

    When I was on Jeopardy in 1989, I almost crossed out the correct answer, Halloween. The category was The Calendar and the clue was,” on the old Celtic calendar, this was the last day of the year. Some of its superstitious practices persist today.” I quickly wrote the correct answer but thought it couldn’t be right. I started to cross it out but the time ran out and the pen quit working. On the video one can see a line through the H and the a. It was right and I won $19,600 dollars.

    I showed the video when I taught because so many of my students would change correct answers.

  5. Bud Powell | July 29, 2021 at 2:19 am |

    Finally a jazz icon mentioned on Jeopardy, and fittingly delivered by Kareem.
    John Coltrane

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