Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Playwrights) for Friday, February 11, 2022 (Season 38, Game 110):
A piece of writing advice from this man who died in 1904 concludes, “Otherwise don’t put it there”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Dave Rapp, a writer from Valley Village, California
|Gillian Cruz, a student at the University of Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri
|Nick Heise, a technical services engineer from Madison, Wisconsin (1-day total: $25,900)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Nick Heise, the erstwhile Notre Dame drum major and current technical services engineer, dethroned 3-day champion Lawrence Long yesterday, picking up $25,900. Today’s winner will get to meet Ken Jennings, who returns on Monday to host. Will Nick, Gillian, or Dave win?
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Correct response: Who is Anton Chekhov?
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Anton Chekhov was a Russian playwright very famous for a theatre trope known as “Chekhov’s Gun”, basically the principle that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed. Per his letters, “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise, don’t put it there.”
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Gillian $4,000 – $4,000 = $0 (Who is Twain?)
Nick $13,600 – $5,300 = $8,300 (Who is Ibsen??)
Dave $29,800 + $200 = $30,000 (Who is Chekov?) (1-day total: $30,000)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOATS & SHIPS $800 (clue #23)
Nick 3400 -3400 (Gillian -400 Dave 6000)
2) FLOWER NAMES $2000 (clue #20)
Dave 14800 +4000 (Nick 10400 Gillian 4000)
3) AUTOBIOGRAPHIES $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Dave 22800 +5000 (Nick 13600 Gillian 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -51
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Dave $24,000 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Nick $17,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Gillian $4,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,000
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600
Nick Heise, career statistics:
33 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (30/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600
Gillian Cruz, career statistics:
5 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000
Dave Rapp, career statistics:
31 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,000
Dave Rapp, to win:
2 games: 82.290%
Avg. streak: 5.647 games.
Dave has a Mohawk, but isn’t in a band.
Gillian wants to do government work with her myriad degrees.
Nick played clarinet and contrabass clarinet.
- It’s too bad the Gillian forgot the category on a couple of occasions; both of her incorrect responses were of the “failed to fit the category” variety. It wouldn’t surprise me if that had an effect on her confidence in the game itself.
- Dave had 10 correct responses in the bottom two rows of the board; that bodes well for him as we move into next week.
Link to the box score: February 11, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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