Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Fiction) for Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (Season 38, Game 107):
The author’s foreword to this novel says, “When I read it now I feel myself back again on the steamer from Aswan to Wadi Halfa”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Andrés Quijano, a student at Cornell University originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Krystle Valerio, an executive assistant from Norristown, Pennsylvania
|Lawrence Long, a nursing student & stay-at-home uncle from East Bend, North Carolina (1-day total: $23,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lawrence Long, unseated 3-day champion Emma Saltzberg yesterday; today, he attempts to defend his title against Krystle and Andrés. Andrés is the second person introduced as originally from Puerto Rico to compete in the last two seasons, with Puerto Rico unrepresented in J! Archive otherwise.
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Correct response: What is Death on the Nile?
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Death on the Nile is Agatha Christie’s famous 1937 work of detective fiction featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on a Nile River steamship tour, touring the Nile between Shellal to Wadi Haifa.
Interestingly, there is a Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the film opening on Friday, with Branagh starring as Hercule Poirot, in spite of Armie Hammer remaining in the film’s cast despite 2021 abuse allegations.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Andrés $800 – $799 = $1 (What is 1001 Arabian Nights?)
Lawrence $10,200 + $10,190 = $20,390 (What is Death on the Nile?) (2-day total: $43,591)
Krystle $10,600 – $10,201 = $399 (What is Murder on the Orient Express?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE LAST THOUSAND YEARS $1000 (clue #7)
Lawrence 1200 +1000 (Krystle 2000 Andrés 0)
2) SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS $1600 (clue #4)
Andrés 200 -1000 (Lawrence 6200 Krystle 7000)
3) READ THE ROOM! $1600 (clue #9, $26000 left on board)
Krystle 8200 -1200 (Lawrence 6600 Andrés -2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 19
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: HIS BIG PAINT SALE $1600 CONNECT FOUR $400
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (0.20 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Lawrence $10,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Krystle $11,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Andrés $1,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 5 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $23,800
Lach Trash: $15,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600
Lawrence Long, career statistics:
40 correct, 8 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,300
Krystle Valerio, career statistics:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
32.73% in first on buzzer (18/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Andrés Quijano, career statistics:
6 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Lawrence Long, to win:
3 games: 39.133%
Avg. streak: 2.643 games.
Andrés wanted world domination, eternal life, and a trip to McDonald’s for his fifth birthday.
Krystle found out that her and her twin sister were identical twins, not fraternal.
Lawrence has promised his niece a trip to Hawaii for learning her state capitals.
- A rules reminder for viewers: With regards to THE LAST THOUSAND YEARS $400, failing to phrase in the form of a question in the opening round is a warning offense, not a penalty. Mayim correctly warned Lawrence for his failing to phrase. This has always been the case.
- All 3 of our players today overbet Final Jeopardy. Krystle should have bet $9,801, Lawrence no more than $8,599, and Andrés should have bet $0.
- Because this somehow needs to be said: The starred city on the map on the SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS $400 clue—also clearly stated in the clue as the northernmost capital in South America—was very clearly Caracas, Venezuela.
Link to the box score: February 8, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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