Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 18, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Plays) for Friday, February 18, 2022 (Season 38, Game 115):

First published in 1602, its title characters are Margaret & Alice

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Carter Lockwood, an attorney from Columbia, South Carolina
Carter Lockwood on Jeopardy!
Bridget Kranz, a communications specialist from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Bridget Kranz on Jeopardy!
Matt Takimoto, an elementary school teacher from Moraga, California (1-day total: $21,400)
Matt Takimoto on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Elementary school teacher Matt Takimoto pulled out a victory yesterday after being the only player to get Final Jeopardy! correct. He faces Carter Lockwood and Bridget Kranz today. Will he become a 2-day champion?

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Correct response: What is The Merry Wives of Windsor?


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The Merry Wives of Windsor is a famous Shakespeare comedy from 1602; it was allegedly written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I (who wanted to see a play with Falstaff in love). In the play, Falstaff seeks to fix his financial issues by courting the hand of the already-married wealthy mistresses Margaret Page and Alice Ford (the title “merry wives of Windsor”.)


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

Scores going into Final:
Matt $17,400
Carter $13,600
Bridget $3,600


Tonight’s results:
Bridget $3,600 + $0 = $3,600 (What is the Merry Wives of Winsor?)
Carter $13,600 + $3,801 = $17,401 (What is The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1-day total: $17,401)
Matt $17,400 – $10,000 = $7,400 (What… is Two Gentlemen of Verona)


Carter Lockwood, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 18, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Matt $8,600
Carter $4,200
Bridget $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE LANDING $1000 (clue #29)
Matt 6600 +2000 (Bridget 2200 Carter 4200)
2) BODIES OF WATER $1200 (clue #3)
Carter 6200 +6200 (Matt 8600 Bridget 2400)
3) IN THE CHEMISTRY LAB $1600 (clue #29, $1200 left on board)
Carter 15600 -3200 (Matt 17400 Bridget 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 110


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 24 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Carter $11,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Matt $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Bridget $3,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,800
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Matt Takimoto, career statistics:
40 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,500

Bridget Kranz, career statistics:
9 correct, 2 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600

Carter Lockwood, career statistics:
20 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800

Carter Lockwood, to win:
2 games: 43.966%
3: 19.330%
4: 8.498%
5: 3.736%
6: 1.643%
Avg. streak: 1.785 games.

Today’s interviews:
Carter lived to tell the tale after a difficult hot wing challenge.
Bridget is wearing an opal ring from her grandmother as a good luck charm.
Matt has a 19-pound cat named Brienne.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • It seemed as thouth Carter was the only player of the three who really had an interest in finding the Daily Double come crunch time. I’m glad that circumstances smiled on him come Final and can’t wait to see him defend his title next week.
  • Bridget’s response was accepted because the “D” in Windsor is effectively silent.

Link to the box score: February 18, 2022 Box Score

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 18, 2022"

  1. I kind of like this clue. It’s short but with the category title gives you all the information you need. The phrase “title characters” helps you deduce the correct response as long as you are familiar with the names of Shakespeare’s plays, whether you know the plot of this particular one or not.

  2. I liked this FJ as well. Date gets you to Shakespeare and you can wheel through the names of his plays pretty quickly.

    Very nice betting by Carter on the wagering clues. I’m with Andy–easy guy to cheer for, will be pulling for him next week.

  3. I also liked this final as well. Shakespeare was one of my favorite playwrights and this play should be fun. I also liked carter’s betting strategy since he should be fun to watch to defend his title next week

  4. Michael Johnston | February 18, 2022 at 3:14 pm |

    Nertz 🙁 I’m never going on Jeopardy, but I still need to get around to reading The Complete Works of Shakespeare one of these days :p The only thing I know about TMWoW is the title.

  5. Kudos to you for this site!

  6. Darcy Stockton | February 18, 2022 at 6:47 pm |

    Once again, we cannot wait until the 4 pm news. We have to break in to Jeopardy. It would absolutely kill them to wait until 4pm. For shame……

  7. Loved Ken’s Janet Jackson “Nasty” reference during Final J! 🙂

  8. Lone Biker Of The Apacolypse | February 19, 2022 at 12:50 am |

    Go Carter…

    Wait just a doggone minute… he’s an attorney?

    Cue the lawyer jokes.

  9. Davis Castillo | February 19, 2022 at 12:09 pm |

    Was the answer – Dark side of the moon or Far side of the moon.

  10. I just found this website, only because the end of Friday’s Chicago broadcast was pre-empted by a Biden talk. WLS-TV usually reshows a preempted show at around 2 am, but this time they just gave the final answer on the 4:00 news. On a whim I googled “Jeopardy results” and found this site. Good job by whoever is running it.

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