Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, October 14, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. History) for Thursday, October 14, 2021 (Season 38, Game 24):

On Sept. 30, 1788 William Maclay & Robert Morris, both of Pennsylvania, were chosen as the first 2 these

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ray Kimball, a retired Army officer from West Point, New York
Ray Kimball on Jeopardy!
Aline Dolinh, an MFA candidate from Allston, Massachusetts
Aline Dolinh on Jeopardy!
Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (3-day total: $70,000)
Jonathan Fisher on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jonathan Fisher has proven to be a very worthy champion, picking up his 3rd win yesterday. Today’s game is crucial for him, as a victory today should cement his spot in the next Tournament of Champions, whenever that might come.

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Correct response: What are Senators?

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U.S. Senators were originally appointed by state legislatures as their representatives to the U.S. Senate; Maclay and Morris were the first U.S. Senators appointed, on Sept. 30, 1788.

Do note that there is a chance that today’s results may be delayed here on this site; I am undergoing some health issues today that may need rectifying. Hopefully I’ll be able to report at the normal time.

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

Scores going into Final:
Jonathan $23,100
Ray $10,200
Aline $3,600

Tonight’s results:
Aline $3,600 – $3,600 = $0 (What are delegates to the Constitutional Convention??? :))
Ray $10,200 + $10,195 = $20,395 (What are U.S. Senators?)
Jonathan $23,100 + $900 = $24,000 (What are Senators?) (4-day total: $94,000)

Jonathan Fisher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 14, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jonathan $7,800
Ray $4,200
Aline $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE 16th CENTURY $800 (clue #12)
Ray 0 +1000 (Jonathan 3800 Aline -400)
2) MURDER, HE WROTE $800 (clue #4)
Jonathan 9800 +2500 (Aline -1800 Ray 4200)
3) GEO TRIOS $1200 (clue #22, $6000 left on board)
Aline 2200 +2200 (Jonathan 21500 Ray 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 226

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Jonathan $21,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ray $10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Aline $2,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000

Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
95 correct, 11 incorrect
8/8 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
39.11% in first on buzzer (88/225)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,100)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,850

Aline Dolinh, career statistics:
8 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,600

Ray Kimball, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Jonathan Fisher, to win:
5 games: 68.966%
6: 47.563%
7: 32.803%
8: 22.623%
9: 15.602%
Avg. streak: 6.222 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Take it from me: Passing a gall stone is incredibly painful.

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22 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, October 14, 2021"

  1. Andy: Thinking good thoughts for you here today , as you navigate your health issues.


  2. same good luck with your health

  3. Same here.

  4. Praying you get a strong clean bill of health Andy. We are all here to support you and we thank you for what you are doing on this site!

  5. aaron the crystal clod | October 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    If he can make it to five, that will properly assure him a place in the Tournament of Champions. With four wins, it may not guarantee him a spot.

    • Four wins will mean you are automatically qualified for the toc. I think John already has earned that spot after beating Matt. I think I might see him and Matt have a little rematch in the tournament soon. I thought he was only goging to win 3 games, but suddenly John seems to be in complete control. He might get tomorrow’s game under his belt.

    • Aaron, you are correct on that. In the meantime, Andy I am praying for your health.

    • The Tournament Tracker on the J! website says now that four games will result in eligibility (taken literally, this wording doesn’t necessarily mean an invitation is guaranteed, but using the Wayback Machine, I see this wording was only introduced to the Tracker in the last year or so, so it could indicate a change).

  6. Glad Jonathan got his fourth, and rooting for a fifth. Of the ten Ultra Champs (10 or more wins), eight were defeated by contestants who never won another game. Only Emma who beat James, two other games and eventual runner-up to James in TOC had success prior to Jonathan beating Matt recently. Hopefully, another great rematch in the coming TOC!

  7. Thank you for all your great work. Your stats add another dimension to my Jeopardy enjoyment. Best wishes during your health challenge.

  8. Ouch! Hope your gallstone passes very soon.

  9. Love your site. Get well soon!

  10. Although I had an inkling that those two were senators, I think of Robert Morris these days as being in Atlantic Hockey, the worst Division 1 college hockey league.

  11. Echoing the wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Also, was slightly amused yesterday when the pastor was stumped by some of the religious clues and today when the Army officer was stumped by “footlocker”

    • Foot locker got past me (a former Marine) and Ray. And I knew that it shouldn’t have even before the answer/question was revealed.

      Jonathan sure is comfortable on stage. His being an actor – along with a nice breadth of knowledge – is serving him well.

  12. Feel better soon!! My daughter had her gallbladder removed after repeated gallstones. Best of luck. Back to the show. Was it my imagination or did Mayim sound like she was giggling at Aline’s incorrect FJ answer?

  13. My guess was Senators, but I think Aline’s response was a smart enough guess to not elicit giggles. If there were any giggles, I bet it was because of the smiley face — 🙂 — Aline used to end it.

  14. Oops! When I hit enter my computer switched my colon and comma to an actual yellow smiley face so it no longer is the same as hers, making it look like I think people don’t know what “written” smiley faces look like, or perhaps that I don’t!

  15. What did Aline write for her Final answer? I can’t remember!

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