Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Contemporaries) for Friday, June 17, 2022 (Season 38, Game 200):
Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, “I have wrought in the day –you in the night”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Molly Fleming, a community organizer from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Sadie Goldberger, an interpreter from Columbia, Maryland
|Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (3-day total: $34,402)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Megan Wachspress has clearly studied wagering strategy. It’s absolutely paid off for her, as two of her three victories have been by just two dollars! She’s looking for an all-important fourth win today—Sadie Goldberger and Molly Fleming are hoping to enter the weekend with a victory of their own, though!
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Correct response: Who is Harriet Tubman?
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1869 saw the publication of Sarah Hopkins Bradford’s biography Scenes in the life of Harriet Tubman, a biography of the famous American abolitionist who escaped slavery and subsequently organized the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses that saw at least 100,000 enslaved people escape slavery to Canada. Also from Douglass’ letter: “Excepting John Brown—of sacred memory—I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than you have.”
Jeopardy! Round categories: Historic Alliances; Wordplay-Pourri; Home Sweet Home Renovation; Think Pink; Stately Rivers; Pop Rocks
Today’s game got off to a bit of a slower start, with some high-value Triple Stumpers and incorrect responses keeping the scores down. However, Sadie had the strongest round and led after 30 clues.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Sci-Fi Characters; His Widow Lived On; Marine Biology; The “IT” Department; The Quotable Movie; Such a Peasant Life
The very close game between Megan and Sadie continued, as Molly found both Daily Doubles in the round, yet got them both incorrect to keep her score down. Meanwhile, Sadie held a slim lead going into Final—$9,800 for her, $9,200 for Megan, and $3,300 for Molly.
Final was very nearly a triple-get for the first time in nearly over two months. Unfortunately, though, Sadie was unable to finish writing “Tubman” in time, and incomplete means incorrect in Final Jeopardy! In a heartbreaking-but-fair ruling, Sadie dropped to third, and Megan Wachspress is now a 4-day champion! She’ll go for 5 wins on Monday!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, June 17, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Molly $3,300 + $3,200 = $6,500 (Who is Harriet Tubman)
Megan $9,200 + $7,999 = $17,199 (Who is Harriet Tubman) (4-day total: $51,601)
Sadie $9,800 – $7,500 = $2,300 (Who is Harriett Tubma)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THINK PINK $600 (clue #3)
Sadie 400 +600 (Megan 200 Molly 0)
2) SCI-FI CHARACTERS $800 (clue #2)
Molly 0 -2000 (Megan 2000 Sadie 4600)
3) SUCH A PEASANT LIFE $1600 (clue #26, $6800 left on board)
Molly 2000 -1500 (Megan 9200 Sadie 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -115
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 79 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Megan $9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Molly $6,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Sadie $9,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,800
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,800
Megan Wachspress, career statistics:
63 correct, 15 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
29.96% in first on buzzer (68/227)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,050
Sadie Goldberger, career statistics:
17 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Molly Fleming, career statistics:
15 correct, 6 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800
Megan Wachspress, to win:
5 games: 31.323%
Avg. streak: 4.456 games.
Molly went on foreign exchange in South African in high school.
Sadie recently found out her great grandfather was the biggest bootlegger in Delaware.
Megan hopes to use some of her winnings to helped pay legal fees for unhoused people.
- As a viewer, you may not *like* the rule, but it is a rule—incomplete Final Jeopardy! responses are incorrect, and you have until the end of the timer to finish. While it is an undoubtedly disappointing ruling for Sadie and those who were cheering for her, this rule keeps things fair for *all* contestants and I personally believe that the ruling is just.
- Viewers should also note that the show watches the light pens write from the control room as the responses are being written; thus, “it looked finished to me” is not a consideration or a valid complaint—the judges would not have seen the final N being written. Moreover, the light pen shuts off as soon as the timer finishes.
- Link to the box score: June 17, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Sadie $9,800 Megan $9,200 Molly $3,300)
Megan: Your best chances of winning happen if you bet between $1,201 (defending against Sadie’s small bet range) and $2,599 (guaranteeing yourself second place). (Actual bet: $7,999)
Sadie: Standard cover bet over Megan is $8,601. (Actual bet: $7,500)
Molly: If Sadie bets to cover and is incorrect, she falls to $1,199. I would bet between $0 and $2,099. (Actual bet: $3,200)
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