Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 6, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Greek Mythology) for Monday, June 6, 2022 (Season 38, Game 191):

Of the Argonauts seeking the Golden Fleece, these 2 from the same family were from Sparta according to Homer

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Stephanie Garrison, an actor from Laguna Hills, California
Stephanie Garrison on Jeopardy!
Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Eric Ahasic on Jeopardy!
Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16-day total: $299,400)
Ryan Long on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Ryan Long’s streak is now at 16 games, with Laguna Hills’ Stephanie Garrison and Minneapolis’ Eric Ahasic looking to end the incredible run today. I also would like to say that this sort of run by Ryan is probably the best possible advertisement for the Anytime Test and Zoom auditions, as it has removed the burden of having to travel to audition from any prospective contestant. Travelling to an audition isn’t cheap; thus, the current process has definitely opened up the possibility of being a contestants to significantly more people than the previous in-person audition setup.


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Correct response: Who are Castor & Pollux?


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Twin brothers Castor and Pollux are better known as the twins from the Gemini constellation. However, the two Spartans were also excellent horsemen and hunters who joined the crew of the Argo.

To me, this feels like a “name two famous brothers from Greek mythology and hope that it works out for you” clue, as I’m sure a large number of home viewers would not be aware that Castor and Pollux—despite being very aware of Gemini—were Argonauts.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: On the Coast; Sound Up!; Science Stuff; Movie Titles of a Lifetime (Network); Non-Medical Doctors; It’s Rhyming Day

Today’s game started off as a very competitive 3-way match, with all three players getting in on the signalling device and getting correct responses. By the time the Daily Double came out on Clue #23, Ryan found the Daily Double and looked poised to take a bit of a lead! Unfortunately, in what turned out to the be the match’s turning point, Ryan missed the Daily Double—and it really seemed to throw his game off. Eric held the lead after Single Jeopardy!

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: On the Coaster; Written in Cyrillic; D-Day, the 6th of June; Anthropology; Women Writers; 1992 Films

Ryan’s struggles continued through much of Double Jeopardy!—meanwhile, Eric picked up a True Daily Double early on in the round. He also had a chance to put the game nearly out of reach late, but dropped $5,000 on the game’s third betting clue. Ryan finally found his buzzer mojo late, picking up $4,000 more to come close going into Final, but Eric held the lead. Going into Final, Eric had $10,200 to Stephanie’s $9,200 and Ryan’s $6,800.

In Final Jeopardy! today, Eric was the only correct contestant, which means that Ryan Long’s run ends at 16 wins and Eric Ahasic comes back to defend his title tomorrow! Ryan will be back for the Tournament of Champions in November, though!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, June 6, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Eric $10,200
Stephanie $9,200
Ryan $6,800


Tonight’s results:
Ryan $6,800 – $6,799 = $1 (Who are Agamemnon & Menelaus :)?)
Stephanie $9,200 – $6,000 = $3,200 (Who are Achilles + Aeschylus?)
Eric $10,200 + $8,201 = $18,401 (Who are Castor + Pollux) (1-day total: $18,401)


Eric Ahasic, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 6, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $3,600
Stephanie $2,400
Ryan $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) NON-MEDICAL DOCTORS $800 (clue #23)
Ryan 4400 -2000 (Eric 2200 Stephanie 3600)
2) D-DAY, THE 6th OF JUNE $1600 (clue #4)
Eric 3200 +3200 (Ryan 2800 Stephanie 1200)
3) WRITTEN IN CYRILLIC $2000 (clue #24, $6400 left on board)
Eric 14800 -5000 (Ryan 2800 Stephanie 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 21


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Eric $13,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Stephanie $9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $8,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,000

Ryan Long, career statistics:
405 correct, 64 incorrect
12/19 on rebound attempts (on 55 rebound opportunities)
42.68% in first on buzzer (411/963)
14/22 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $23,000)
8/17 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,788

Eric Ahasic, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Stephanie Garrison, career statistics:
14 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Eric Ahasic, to win:
2 games: 35.462%
3: 12.575%
4: 4.459%
5: 1.581%
6: 0.561%
Avg. streak: 1.549 games.

Today’s interviews:
Stephanie scored 6 points in pickup basketball against a current NBA coach.
Eric studied tornadoes by chasing them.
Ryan found his 9th grade English teacher to be very influential.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Eric $10,200 Stephanie $9,200 Ryan $6,800)

Ryan: If Eric and Stephanie bet to cover, they’ll fall to $1,999 and $4,799 respectively. You need to stay above $4,800. Thus, I’d say your maximum bet should be $1,999 today. (Actual bet: $6,799)

Eric: Standard cover bet over Stephanie is $8,201. (Actual bet: $8,201)

Stephanie: Standard cover bet over Ryan is $4,401. (Actual bet: $6,000)

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27 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 6, 2022"

  1. DruidOfTheFang | June 6, 2022 at 10:26 am |

    The Argonauts were essentially the Avengers of Greek mythology. I know Heracles was among their ranks along side Castor and Pollux. I think Orpheus was an Argonaut as well.

    • Greek Myth Guy | June 7, 2022 at 9:15 pm |

      Indeed. Practically every Greek hero of that “generation” was on that adventure. Some of the names aren’t known to all but mythology geeks like myself, but many of these heroes sons were famous in the Trojan War. Like Laertes father of Odysseus, Peleus father of Achilles, Telamon father of Ajax. Pick your favorite Greek in the Trojan war and I bet his father was on the Argo. Bit of trivia, Nestor was I believe the only hero both on the voyage of the Argo and in the Trojan war.

  2. Castor & Pollux makes me think of Castor Troy & Pollux Troy from “FACE/OFF”.

    • Salem Leo | June 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm |

      I knew I wasn’t the only one who thought of that. Easily my favorite Nicolas Cage movie next to “Knowing”.

  3. Raghuveer | June 6, 2022 at 12:11 pm |

    Very tough clue – somehow one has to translate “same family” to “twins” (while ignoring Sparta, Argonauts) and do this in 30 seconds and then write down the names of the Gemini twins.

    • Greek Myth Guy | June 7, 2022 at 9:33 pm |

      I agree that it was tough. Took me a little quick thinking to figure it out. But here was my line of reasoning. Sparta you immediately think of Helen. Castor and Polydeuces (I ranted about this elsewhere) were her brothers and Argonauts. I thought Ryan’s guess was educated. Menelaus was indeed from Sparta and Agamemnon was his brother, but from Mycenae and I believe neither was on the Argo.

  4. Greek mythology and astronomy are 2 of my many bad areas – I would not have given a correct answer (or even a good guess) in a million years. 🙁

  5. Pam Schultz | June 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm |

    Sorry to know that Ryan’s run is over. I have a question.: I know that contestants pay to fly to play Jeopardy, but who pays for lodging and trips home for long running contestants?

    • from what I’ve heard, contestants pay for travel to and from their initial appearance, as well as their lodging, but the show will pay travel for a returning champion if their run extends between different taping weeks. (generally J! tapes 5 shows in a taping day, with 2 taping days on consecutive days, then there will be 1-3 weeks until the next pair of taping days. So there isn’t THAT much lodging required, nor travel back and forth unless a contestant goes on an extended run)

  6. Michael Johnston | June 6, 2022 at 1:44 pm |

    Dang 🙁 Sorry to see Ryan finally succumb to the vagaries, but at least we can look forward to seeing him compete in the ToC.

    I did not remember the mention by Homer specifically, but the only relatives that seemed like a possible alternative to Castor and Pollux, the Boreads, were from Thrace.

  7. Nancy Garrett | June 6, 2022 at 1:59 pm |

    Andy:

    Please make the following change:

    You wrote: …Eric was the only correct contestant…

    There are no right or wrong contestants. You should have written:

    …Erica was the only contestant who had the correct response…

    Thank you.

    • Nancy:

      Please make the following change:

      You wrote:

      …Erica was the only contestant who had the correct response…

      His name is Eric, not Erica and he is a man

      Maybe now I can get some sleep

  8. The only Argonaut I knew was Jason. I was quite familiar with the Gemini twins Castor and Pollux, though mostly from their overuse in movies and TV, but had no idea they were also on the Argo. I agree with you, Andy, about it feeling like a “name two famous brothers from Greek mythology and hope that it works out for you” clue (though it could also be father and son), but I would never have guessed Pollux and Caster and all the other famous Greek mythology “family members” I know of are gods, which I’d thought the Argonauts weren’t. Alas, I would have assumed that lots of people DO know the names of the Argonauts and there would be no trick to pull — you’d know it or you wouldn’t — so I would have just taken the opportunity to write a message.

  9. I took a class on greek mythology in english literature once and learned about castor and Polly. But still ryan had a great run as he will be back in the toc soon. The Argonauts was something that interested me so it will be good to review it again.

  10. Brad (not Rutter) | June 6, 2022 at 2:40 pm |

    Glad that Ryan’s loss came to a really solid player, and not some fluke. I predict Eric will have a healthy run himself.

  11. I bet Ryan was getting beat a lot on the buzzer today. Seems like he would have known all of the questions in the 1992 Films category, but he only got in on one.

    • Robert Fawkes | June 6, 2022 at 8:33 pm |

      Funny you should mention “getting beat a lot on the buzzer.” That’s what made today’s game such an interesting match. The three contestants were so close to each other on being first in on the buzzer. Eric and Stephanie were tied at 31.58% (18 of 57) with Ryan right behind at 29.82% (17 of 57). To me, that made for a really exciting and close match. Three good players giving each other a run for the money. That makes for a great Jeopardy! episode!

    • Stephanie definitely helped Eric take down the champ in that category. He usually runs the category in pop culture.

    • Indeed, 53% on attempts today vs. his career average of 66%.

    • I agree. There were many IMHO easy answers that Ryans opponents answered. If I can get em Ryan certainly could of. They must have beat him to the buzzer.

  12. As the game progressed, Ryan didn’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind was blowing.

  13. Michael L | June 6, 2022 at 8:45 pm |

    The clue referencing Dr. John in “Non-Medical Docters” came in an episode broadcast on the third anniversary of his death at 77. Sad coincidence. By the way, we know that Dr. John’s age at death was 77 because in 2018 his birth announcement was discovered in New Orleans newspaper archives and showed that he was a year younger than generally believed. He was born on November 20, 1941.

    • Thank you for that information. That is very interesting. It may be a similar circumstance to my mother who had a birthday about the same time (MM/DD). She said that she was so used to mentally quickly subtracting years to get anyone’s age, including herself, that whenever her birthday actually came each year, she would almost feel a year younger because she would realize that she had been thinking of herself all year as the age that she had actually only just attained.

  14. Spud Muffin | June 7, 2022 at 1:57 pm |

    Hi Andy,

    Shouldn’t Ryan’s total take be $300,400 instead of $299,400 as he did collect $1,000 for coming in third? Or does the total only include the amount actually won during game play? Regardless, he did take home over $300k, less taxes that is… hope Pennsylvania doesn’t have an income tax too!

    • most listings I see list total WINNINGS.
      The $1K (or $2K) are consolation prizes, not “winnings”, because the contestants that receive those consolation prizes did not WIN that game

      • Spud Muffin | June 7, 2022 at 5:51 pm |

        Makes sense… never really thought of it as a “consulation prize” but I guess that’s really what the payouts for second and third are.

        Regardless Ryan is a great champion who earned over $300,000! Can’t wait to see him compete in the ToC.

  15. Agreed Ryan was a treat to watch – no matter what that man likely has a bright future in SE PA

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