Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Movie Roles) for Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (Season 38, Game 33):

Among the actresses who have portrayed her are Greta Garbo twice, Vivien Leigh, Tatiana Samoilova & Keira Knightley

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jennifer Mosher, a data specialist from Sacramento, California
Jennifer Mosher on Jeopardy!
Tyler Rhode, a healthcare data specialist from New York, New York
Tyler Rhode on Jeopardy!
Nancy Donehower, a retired college admissions counselor from Portland, Oregon (1-day total: $19,400)
Nancy Donehower on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: I feel as though there are going to be a lot of viewers in New York City tonight that are very angry with WABC when they realize that WABC pre-empted Jonathan Fisher’s loss to air overnight. In case you’re wondering, you can find yesterday’s game recap here. In WABC’s defense, the city’s mayoral debate is the sort of item in the public interest that television stations are required to cover as a condition of receiving a broadcast license. That will be little consolation to these viewers, who were likely unaware that the episode got aired overnight. That being said: we have a new champion in Nancy Donehower, who gets to face two new challengers in Tyler Rhode and Jennifer Mosher.


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Correct response: Who is Anna Karenina?


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Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel Anna Karenina has been adapted into film multiple times; Greta Garbo played the title character twice, in 1927’s Love and 1935’s Anna Karenina. Vivien Leigh starred in the 1948 version, whereas Tatiana Samoilova starred in a 1967 Russian version directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi and Keira Knightley starred in the 2012 version directed by Joe Wright.

One note about how the show’s writers write the clues in order to provide hints: I would say that Tatiana Samoilova is generally unknown to Western film audiences. However, the show’s writers deliberately chose to include her in the clue because the Russian name would be a hint that will point viewers and players alike in the direction of a female character from Russian literature; I would say her inclusion takes the clue from one that only film experts (or hardcore fans of Keira Knightley) would be able to get in 30 seconds to one that is of the perfect difficulty for Final Jeopardy.


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

Scores going into Final:
Tyler $12,600
Nancy $6,000
Jennifer $3,000


Tonight’s results:
Jennifer $3,000 – $3,000 = $0 (Who is Elizabeth Bennett?)
Nancy $6,000 – $3,000 = $3,000 (Who is Blanche Dubois?)
Tyler $12,600 – $100 = $12,500 (Who is Elizabeth Bennett?) (1-day total: $12,500)


Tyler Rhode, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 27, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $5,400
Tyler $4,600
Nancy $3,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY $800 (clue #4)
Nancy 1200 +600 (Tyler 0 Jennifer 0)
2) ARTISTIC 19th CENTURY WOMEN $800 (clue #17)
Jennifer 5400 -4000 (Nancy 4400 Tyler 12600)
3) INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Nancy 10000 -4000 (Tyler 12600 Jennifer 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -64


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Tyler $12,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 41.07% in first on buzzer (23/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nancy $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $7,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,800
Lach Trash: $15,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Nancy Donehower, career statistics:
29 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
22.12% in first on buzzer (25/113)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300

Tyler Rhode, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
41.07% in first on buzzer (23/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Jennifer Mosher, career statistics:
11 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000

Tyler Rhode, to win:
2 games: 40.981%
3: 16.795%
4: 6.883%
5: 2.821%
6: 1.156%
Avg. streak: 1.694 games.

Today’s interviews:
Jennifer was born within an hour of her husband.
Tyler volunteer-taught high school health in New York City.
Nancy got to watch a taping of the Art Fleming Jeopardy in New York.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, October 27, 2021"

  1. Debbie Stover | October 27, 2021 at 10:06 am |

    Or serious Tolstoy aficionados. I’m anything but a serious film buff or Keira Knightley fan, but I knew it immediately, and would have with or without the inclusion of Samoilova.

  2. Ronnie Gambardella | October 27, 2021 at 11:20 am |

    The category “Literary “Movie Roles is what threw me for while; leading me to roles of historical characters like Browning etc. If the category was simply Movie Roles I would have gotten it a lot sooner.

  3. BARBARA EPSTEIN | October 27, 2021 at 11:44 am |

    i can’t wait to see Matt Amodio go up against JOonathan Fisher in the tournament of champions. that should be interesting.

  4. Thomas Hoisington | October 27, 2021 at 11:45 am |

    My first thought was Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.

  5. Probably would have guessed Jane Eyre.

  6. I would have guessed Jane Eye but my thoughts went to Anna Karennena. I am a huge movie buff and I have seen Kiera Knightly in Pride and Prejudice in the past. As a historical movie fan, this category didn’t throw me off track.

  7. Wow, a triple stumper. I got it immediately by combining the two hints provided: Literary, so a character from literature, and a Russian-sounding name, so a character from Russian literature. Of course it’s always harder under the lights.

  8. Marty Cunningham | October 27, 2021 at 2:41 pm |

    Andy,
    In Denver we will have issues watching the show this week, as the local Fox affiliate that carries the show will be airing the World Series on three nights, and possibly football on Thursday, and then it depends on how long those games go, if they mess up local programming, since they normally push Jeopardy! back to 1 or 2 in the morning after a sporting event. Guess we won’t really know until Saturday if we will get to see all of this week’s airings. So, also hoping that the World Series gets done in 4 or 5 games and won’t have to go into next week, and mess up a couple more nights.

  9. Andy
    I agree a well written clue.
    Literary said think novel, First thought was Pride and Prejudice but Samoilova made me think possibly Russian so Tolstoy and Anna Karenina.

  10. There was a clue about the state where S.C. Johnson’s headquarters is located. Here’s an interesting fact: Frank Lloyd Wright designed their headquarters.

  11. I knew that Greta Garbo played Anna Karenina in the 1935 version, and I was pretty sure she had made silent movies first, so could’ve done a version then. But the Russian actress’s name was a big hint. A perfect FJ!

  12. Never read Tolstoy and not a hardcore Kiera fan (although she’s great) having watched most hbo projects, knew this immediately.

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