Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 14, 2022


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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Artists) for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (Season 39, Game 3):

He said, “The Seine! I have painted it all my life, at all hours, in all seasons, from Paris to the sea”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Harriet Wagner, a retired lawyer from Houston, Texas
Harriet Wagner on Jeopardy!
Winston Li, a clinical assistant professor from Durham, North Carolina
Winston Li on Jeopardy!
Luigi de Guzman, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (3-day total: $97,200)
Luigi de Guzman on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Luigi de Guzman survived a scare in last night’s game after both April and Justin were very strong on the signaling device. If Luigi can regain his buzzer timing—his first three games have seen him make 49, 50, and 50 attempts during the game, as per the box scores—he could be unstoppable. One more win should cement Luigi’s spot in the 31st Tournament of Champions in October and November of 2023. (The field for the 30th Tournament of Champions was locked at the end of Season 38.)


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Correct response: Who is Claude Monet?


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Claude Monet, best known as one of the founders of the Impressionist art movement, was also known for the numerous paintings of the Seine River in France during his career. Giverny, the famous site of Monet’s home and garden, is situated on the east bank of the Seine. Meanwhile, Honfleur, on the south bank of the mouth of the Seine in Western France (Le Havre is on the north bank), was also a frequent setting of Monet’s early paintings.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Historic Words; Music; Dog Names; Buildings; The Born Identity; “Con”s)

Luigi had the best time on the signaling device, but a pair of $1,000 incorrect responses—both rebounded by Winston—kept the game reasonably close after the Jeopardy! round, even though Winston got the first Daily Double incorrect.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Luigi 8 correct 1 incorrect
Harriet 3 correct 0 incorrect
Winston 4 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Luigi 13 correct 2 incorrect
Harriet 6 correct 0 incorrect
Winston 9 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Ends With 2 Vowels; Africa; Priming The Pump; Literary Characters; The Law; Cons)

Luigi was running away with things early on, but losing $6,000 on a Daily Double brought him back to the field. Things were looking very close going into the 30th clue, until Harriet gave the incorrect first name on author LeGuin, only for Luigi to pick up the rebound and cement a runaway game. (It was 100% a correct call, Ken clearly began ruling before Harriet attempted a correction.) Scores going into Final were Luigi at $17,800, with Winston and Harriet tied at $8,600 each.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Luigi 29 correct 4 incorrect
Winston 16 correct 3 incorrect
Harriet 10 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).

The game becoming a runaway became a moot point, as all 3 players were correct. Luigi made a small wager and is now a 4-day champion! He’ll go for win #5 tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Luigi $17,800
Winston $8,600
Harriet $8,600

Tonight’s results:

Harriet $8,600 + $8,500 = $17,100 (Who was Monet?)
Winston $8,600 + $8,600 = $17,200 (Who is Monet?)
Luigi $17,800 + $200 = $18,000 (Who is Monet?) (4-day total: $115,200)


Luigi de Guzman, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 14, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Luigi $6,200
Harriet $3,400
Winston $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) DOG NAMES $1000 (clue #20)
Winston 2800 -1400 (Luigi 4200 Harriet 2400)
2) THE LAW $1200 (clue #8)
Luigi 8600 +4000 (Winston 3400 Harriet 5400)
3) AFRICA $800 (clue #12, $22800 left on board)
Luigi 16600 -6000 (Winston 3400 Harriet 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -40

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (1.33 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Luigi $21,000 Coryat, 29 correct, 4 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Winston $10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Harriet $8,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000

Luigi de Guzman, career statistics:

110 correct, 11 incorrect
8/9 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
45.09% in first on buzzer (101/224)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,300)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,650

Winston Li, career statistics:

17 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Harriet Wagner, career statistics:

11 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Luigi de Guzman, to win:

4 games: 78.981%
5: 62.380%
6: 49.268%
7: 38.912%
8: 30.733%
Avg. streak: 6.758 games.

Today’s interviews:

Harriet was once an opera singer.
Winston is trying to run half-marathons in all 50 states.
Luigi got to visit a volcano in Costa Rica.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Luigi $17,800 Winston $8,600 Harriet $8,600)

Luigi: Bet between $0 and $599 and enjoy win #4! (Actual bet: $200)

Winston: Being that I don’t believe you have advantage for second place here, there’s no real point to going all-in here. I would recommend holding back a token amount in order to take second if Harriet goes all-in. (Actual bet: $8,600)

Harriet: While it’s possible that this rule has changed, under the old rules, you would have advantage for second place based on being ahead $2,000 to $1,800 at the first commercial break. Thus, you should go all-in here to guarantee second place on a correct response. (Actual bet: $8,500)

Note: If the rules have changed without us at home having been informed, whoever has the “advantage” betwen Winston and Harriet should go all-in, and whoever does not should hold a token amount back.


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25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 14, 2022"

  1. Guessed correctly because he was the first French painter to come to mind.

  2. Michael Johnston | September 14, 2022 at 9:17 am | Reply

    Another lucky guess* where I just figured it was probably one of the Impressionists and then picked the one I knew the best

    *unless my subconscious has a better memory than I do😅

  3. A great way to begin Season 39 in its’ first week; a four day champ!!

  4. Having limited knowledge helped along with Rick Steves’s Europe video.

  5. Michael Johnston | September 14, 2022 at 1:49 pm | Reply

    So… Monet apparently is the first French artist most people think of. Who knew?🤷😅

    • Just to clarify, did you have someone else in mind as the “first French artist most people think of”? While I can think of several, Monet seems to be as good a choice as any as the first one people think of. For example, Renoir, Gauguin, Matisse, Manet, Degas, Delacroix, Toulouse-Lautrec are all ones that come to mind. Just wondering if you think someone else should be the first one people think of. Genuinely curious. 🙂

      • Michael Johnston | September 14, 2022 at 8:36 pm | Reply

        Just poking fun at my own self-image, thinking how Piet Hein defined LEARNED

        “One who, consuming midnight oil in studies diligent and slow,
        teaches himself, with painful toil, the things that other people know.”

      • Well, Renoir was the first one I thought of. Then I was sure it was NOT him, but within the short time-frame FJ is given, I couldn’t get him out of my head to think of more likely possibilities. However, I feel like for non-art-students (current or former) the existence of Manet helps make Monet be the first French painter a lot of [most?] people think of because whatever the person thought about in the past as to two such similar names and which is which and who painted what, etc., makes the name Monet (who is more famous — or his paintings more broadly liked) embedded in their brain more firmly and/or “in more locations” than other French painters whom they have heard of, so more likely to come to mind. [Sort of like it helps to remember something better if you have seen it, heard it, written it AND said it.]

      • As I’ve said many times before, I thought Monet was too obvious, so I went with Lautrec. “Paris” threw me off. He was known for paintings of its nightlife. I can never remember who the water lily guy is, Manet or Monet. My Final “strategy” of not going with what I think is the obvious response ain’t workin’ none too good for me. Two of my early favorite college classes were Introduction to Art and Introduction to the History of Art. I didn’t know at the time that those interests would stay with me for life . . .

  6. Easy final. The only french artist i was going for was Claude Monet. Good to see a triple get here by all the players. Very few triple stumpers here.

  7. Douglas Krueger | September 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm | Reply

    (Comment removed by Admin. Please do not discuss other episodes in today’s thread, so as to avoid potential spoilers in case someone watches out of order.)

  8. they need to come up with a consistent protocol when it comes to the host declaring a response incorrect. Sometimes they say it immediately as the contestant finishes saying it, sometimes they wait (thus allowing them to correct themselves). And today, Ken gave Luigi two tries at the “Constable” response. Luigi first said “Constant”, then Ken said something like “say again?”, which allowed Luigi to give a completely different response.

    • I agree with Jay here. Luigi basically got a second chance in that last clue in the Jeopardy! round. I find Mayim to be too fast in ruling and Ken too slow, but that’s what I like about having different hosts. You get some variety in officiating, just like in any competitive sport.

  9. Jeopardy!’s rule clearly states: “Contestants may change their responses as long as neither the host nor the judges have made a ruling.” This has been public for nearly six years.

    I note this not only to support what happened on the final clue of Double, but also the circumstances of the last clue of the Jeopardy! round. Ken’s “say again?” does not constitute a ruling; accordingly, it was fine for Luigi to amend his response from “Constant” to “Constable.” He was not required to simply repeat his original response, nor were the judges obligated to reverse Ken’s decision.

    The rule is the first of the five stated here: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/behind-scenes/5-jeopardy-rules-every-contestant-should-know

    • so hosts can play favorites. giving some contestants lots of time to correct themselves, and giving others no time.
      that’s lame

    • He specifically asked him to repeat his answer. He did not repeat his answer. The first rule is for changing your answer and correcting yourself within the allotted time if you are not ruled incorrect. That was not what happened here.

      • The exact same thing happened with Brad Rutter in the opening round of Battle of the Decades. If the show was not OK with this exact occurrence being ruled in this fashion, they would have changed the rules eight years ago to correct it.

        This ruling was consistent and was ruled within the bounds of the show’s rules.

        Further discussion is now off limits.

  10. Thank you for having Ken Jennings on I would love to see him full time he is a great host

  11. Not a comment to the FJ but a request for feedback from Andy.

    I am in LA, hoping to see the taping tomorrow. The time to report is 10 am – how early is safe to be there for a seat? Reddit did not help and I am hoping that you heard more from others.

  12. I thought Winston’s “rescuee” response should have been accepted.

    Unfortunate ending in DJ with debatable ruling (although Luigi still would have won if it had gone the other way). Harriett seemed to have a minor impairment which may have slowed her attempt to correct her answer.

    • The judges actually stopped tape to deliberate and did not feel it to be an acceptable response.

    • I thought about it, and the rescue (which was deemed correct) would be the rescuer, not the rescuee.

    • I think the reason is that “rescue pet” is a common term (~860k Google hits) whereas “rescuee pet” is not (9 hits). That said, the clue didn’t make it clear that they were looking for the first word in a two-word term, so I would’ve been inclined to accept it.

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