Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare’s Women) for Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (Season 38, Game 142):

It is said of her, “Infected minds to their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets: more needs she the divine than the physician”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

John Darcy, an editor from Los Angeles, California
John Darcy on Jeopardy!
Jennie Bunde, a rabbinical student from Galesburg, Illinois
Jennie Bunde on Jeopardy!
Jackie Kelly, a pension calculation developer from Cary, North Carolina (2-day total: $36,301)
Jackie Kelly on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jackie Kelly takes on Jennie Bunde and John Darcy after becoming a 2-day champion on yesterday’s show! Through 2 games, Jackie has still been struggling on the signalling device—only getting in on a well-below-average 38% of her attempts thus far in her run. If she can figure that out, she could go on a bit of a run!

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Correct response: Who is Lady Macbeth?

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Wracked with guilt over convincing her husband to commit the regicide of King Duncan, Lady Macbeth begins sleepwalking in Act V, Scene I of Macbeth (This is the famous “Out, damned spot!” scene from the play). Continuing to be wracked with guilt, the audience (and Macbeth) are told that Lady Macbeth is no longer alive later in the act.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Around the World; TV Shows’ First Episodes; Where There’s a “Will”; African-Americana; Photography; Fan Fiction?

Well, it looks like Jackie has figured out the signalling device; the opening segment was a Holzhauerian performance, with Jackie picking up 9 correct, punctuated by a True Daily Double to put Jackie at a staggering $13,200 fourteen clues in. The show called for a break one clue early, very likely to give our two challengers an opportunity to regroup. It helped a little bit; both Jennie and John did do slightly better after the break, but Jackie still held a commanding lead and a score over $15,000.

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: It Happened in Egypt; Idioms & Expressions; Current Significant Others; National Days; Accurate; To 5 Decibel Places

The round was pretty much all Jackie—Jennie was unable to successfully ring in once, and John wasn’t currect until clue #15. By that point, Jackie had found the first Daily Double, and the game was all but over by the time John found Daily Double #3 very late in the round (which he missed.) Jackie had $30,800 going into Final to John’s $3,000 and Jennie’s $1,000.

Final today was a triple get, which means that Jackie picked up a massive win! She’ll go for win #4 tomorrow!

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Jackie $30,800
John $3,000
Jennie $1,000

Tonight’s results:
Jennie $1,000 + $750 = $1,750 (Who is Lady MacBeth?)
John $3,000 + $0 = $3,000 (Who is Lady Macbeth?)
Jackie $30,800 + $24,000 = $54,800 (Who is Lady Macbeth?) (3-day total: $91,101)

Jackie Kelly, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 29, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jackie $15,200
John $1,600
Jennie $1,000


Opening break taken after: 14 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE WORLD $600 (clue #14)
Jackie 6600 +6600 (Jennie -1000 John 1600)
2) IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS $1600 (clue #3)
Jackie 15600 +2000 (Jennie 1000 John 1600)
3) TO 5 DECIBEL PLACES $800 (clue #27, $1200 left on board)
John 4000 -1000 (Jackie 31200 Jennie 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 88

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 53 (0.37 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Jackie $24,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
John $4,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jennie $1,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 10.91% in first on buzzer (6/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,400
Lach Trash: $18,400 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Jackie Kelly, career statistics:
57 correct, 6 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
28.92% in first on buzzer (48/166)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,067

Jennie Bunde, career statistics:
6 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
10.91% in first on buzzer (6/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,000

John Darcy, career statistics:
12 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000

Jackie Kelly, to win:
4 games: 63.505%
5: 40.329%
6: 25.611%
7: 16.264%
8: 10.329%
Avg. streak: 4.740 games.

Today’s interviews:
John tries to blind guess Final Jeopardy with his family.
Jennie works in multiple different time zones.
Jackie has a prized possession of a Susan Lucci-signed “All My Children” script.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $54,800 is tied for the 51st-best single-day total all time on Jeopardy (including pre-doubled dollar values.)
  • The short descriptions of why the judges ruled against contestants on close rulings was appreciated.
  • Link to the box score: March 29, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:

Jackie: Your maximum bet that still keeps the runaway is $24,799.

Jennie: Not really much you can do here. The more money you keep, though, the better your chances of winning if John overbets.

John: As long as you don’t bet more than $999, you’ll clinch second place.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, March 29, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | March 29, 2022 at 9:54 am |

    I was Macduff in our 11th grade English class reading of Macbeth… I still remember that play better than any other of Shakespeare’s 😀

    Current FJ streak: 4W

  2. I guessed Lady Macbeth only because she’s my go to for Shakespeare women questions when I have no clue.

    • I would not say that I “had no clue” but I did not know for sure it was Lady Macbeth, just felt it seemed fairly likely.

  3. I think I got too wrapped up in the “divine” bit and guessed Titania, but I’ve never actually read/seen Macbeth and I know I should fix that even though I know the gist of it.

    Jackie has a pretty well defined strategy in betting the farm on her first Daily Double and then simply defending her lead. That’s an epic total for one game (where does it rank when you take out Holzhauer performances? My quick count was 27th.) and I’m curious to see if she can lock down a TOC spot tomorrow, since today’s game puts her ahead of all but one of the 4-day Champs already with only 3 wins.

  4. I’ve been very complimentary of Mayim’s performance but I was disappointed that she did not ask John to “be more specific” when he answered “rabbit” instead of “White Rabbit”. Arguably one could have interpreted the clue as asking what type of animal.

    • That would have been a judges’ decision.

      • I strongly disagree with that decision. He literally answered the clue as worded.

        • He also changed his answer to “hare” before the ruling, which means the judges’ ruling was based on “hare”.

          • Debbie Stover | March 29, 2022 at 9:55 pm |

            I agree with Dan. The clue asked for an animal, not a character.

            It sure looked like he modified his answer because he saw that he was about to be ruled incorrect. He should been ruled correct in the first place and the rest of it wouldn’t have happened.

            Jeopardy does some odd things sometimes.

          • If you’re sure you’re going to be correct, don’t change your answer. Follow the rules.

            He changed his answer to an incorrect one and was duly ruled incorrect.

            That’s how the game works.

  5. 51st highest one-day total? I have her tied at 52nd (53rd) with Michael Daunt on my spreadsheet… did I make an error?

    • Ohhhhh okay, I see the difference now. My spreadsheet includes Skyler Hornback and Kunle DeMuren’s one-day totals, whom both played during Kids Week. I’m guessing you’re only including those of regular games, which is fair. I don’t have tournament games either, since players don’t keep that money they won with. Kids Week players do seem to, however.

  6. Debbie Stover | March 29, 2022 at 9:50 pm |

    They really need to give Mayim Bialik better support on pronunciations. I’m sure she’s trying, but being able to read the clues properly should be a core competency for a Jeopardy host.

    Oh, for the old days when people used to rib Alex Trebek about his very careful foreign pronunciations. He allotted time each taping day to looking for words and foreign phrases whose pronunciation he felt he needed to review. Now we have a permanent host who cannot pronounce Edinburgh or dioceses.

  7. L. A. Watson-Haley | March 29, 2022 at 10:33 pm |

    My question is about your comment, above: “The short descriptions of why the judges ruled against contestants on close rulings was appreciated.” Where in the show did this occur? My local station aired nothing of the sort.

  8. Pizza Face Fred | March 29, 2022 at 10:42 pm |

    Is “regicide of King Duncan” redundant?

  9. Jackie was incredible today! With the change in hosts, I assume she had a break in real life and came in with a nothing to lose attitude. I saw her trying to play like James yesterday, but it really clicked today.

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