Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 21, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic European Families) for Monday, February 21, 2022 (Season 38, Game 116):

This family has been traced to the Mugello valley around the year 1200 & the name suggests the trade of physician

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Henry Rozycki, a physician & professor from Richmond, Virginia
Henry Rozycki on Jeopardy!
Lynde Smith, a server from Louisville, Colorado
Lynde Smith on Jeopardy!
Carter Lockwood, an attorney from Columbia, South Carolina (1-day total: $17,401)
Carter Lockwood on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Columbia, South Carolina attorney Carter Lockwood picked up victory #1 on Friday. In his title defense today, Carter does battle with Lynde Smith and Henry Rozycki.

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Correct response: What is Medici?


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The Medici family was a famous Florentine family who rose to prominence in the 15th century through the Medici Bank in Florence. The family ended up producing four popes (Leo X, Clement VII, Pius IV, and Leo XI) and two queens of France (Catherine de’ Medici and Marie de’ Medici). Their promotion of the arts, along with other Italian noble families, inspired the Italian Renaissance.


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

Scores going into Final:
Henry $12,600
Carter $9,800
Lynde $6,000


Tonight’s results:
Lynde $6,000 + $4,000 = $10,000 (Who are the Medici?)
Carter $9,800 + $2,801 = $12,601 (Who are the Medicis)
Henry $12,600 + $7,501 = $20,101 (Who are the Medici?) (1-day total: $20,101)


Henry Rozycki, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 21, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Henry $6,400
Carter $3,800
Lynde $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TREES $800 (clue #29)
Henry 4200 +1200 (Carter 3800 Lynde 3200)
2) SPACE: KIND OF HUGE $2000 (clue #19)
Henry 9200 +2200 (Carter 9800 Lynde 4800)
3) BAD PEOPLE IN BOOKS $1600 (clue #22, $12400 left on board)
Lynde 5200 -5200 (Carter 9800 Henry 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -48


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:
Henry $12,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Carter $9,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lynde $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200

Carter Lockwood, career statistics:
39 correct, 8 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Lynde Smith, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Henry Rozycki, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Henry Rozycki, to win:
2 games: 41.029%
3: 16.834%
4: 6.907%
5: 2.834%
6: 1.163%
Avg. streak: 1.696 games.

Today’s interviews:
Henry got his dog from a prison.
Lynde got to spend a month at Disney in Orlando.
Carter wants to buy a T-shirt cannon with his winnings.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • This was a very interesting Final Jeopardy! betting scenario, one that I don’t think that J! Archive’s wagering calculator gets right. (At least not for third place.)
  • Today’s episode was taped December 14, a couple of weeks before Betty White’s death. (I hope that the clue about her in TV DOUBLE TAKES being a Triple Stumper doesn’t go viral—this clue became much easier since taping.)
  • Kudos to Lynde’s performance in Double Jeopardy, both for her True Daily Double and her comeback afterwards, picking up $6,000. I wouldn’t be opposed to Lynde returning in the Second Chance tournament.

Link to the box score: February 21, 2022 Box Score

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 21, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | February 21, 2022 at 1:46 pm |

    Hmm… Italian family, whose name suggests the trade of “physician”. Yeah, thank goodness for the easy ones!
    @Andy – Yeah, I can’t figure the suggested wager for Lynde. She should wager at least 1000 to catch Carter if he makes the rational wager and is wrong.

  2. Lone Biker Of The Apacolypse | February 21, 2022 at 2:07 pm |

    Yes, one wrong DD answer kept Lynde from winning this game. Give the young lady a second chance.

  3. I can’t keep from thinking about Lynde being from Louisville, Colorado taping this show two weeks before a wildfire on Dec. 30th [the day before Betty White’s death] destroyed nearly 1,000 homes there!

    Since there is probably not an algorithm or any metrics that can clearly and equitably narrow down the possible candidates to the needed quantity of those MOST appropriate, they will probably have to (to some degree) choose based on audience appeal, so (especially if she did lose her house, but even regardless) I feel that this plus her play on this episode should make Lynde be chosen as one of the Second Chance contestants.

  4. A good, closely contested match between three likeable contestants.

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