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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Charity) for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (Season 39, Game 33):
A Catholic charity called Caritas Rome is the beneficiary of money collected from here, over the years averaging about $3,500 daily
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Rowan Ward, a chart caller, writer & editor from Chicago, Illinois
Rowan’s previous game: Friday, August 13, 2021
|Do Park, a sportswriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Do’s previous game: Monday, December 20, 2021
|Nikkee Porcaro, an educational consultant and business owner from Silver Spring, Maryland
Nikkee’s previous game: Friday, June 25, 2021
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Today sees the last semifinal of Jeopardy! Second Chance (presented by Moderna). Nikkee Porcaro, Do Park, and Rowan Ward make their returns to the show. Most pundits are favoring Rowan to even make a Tournament of Champions run, to the point that the tabloids even picked it up on a slow news day! Anything can and has happened in these games, though — who will join Sadie Goldberger and Jack Weller in the finals?
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Correct response: What is the Trevi Fountain?
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The Trevi Fountain is a very famous fountain located in Rome, Italy, that has been featured in numerous films—1954’s Three Coins in the Fountain being the most famous. Since 2001, Caritas Rome has been the beneficiary of coins tossed in the fountain. Interestingly, in late 2018/early 2019, there was a minor hullaballoo after the City of Rome threatened to use the coins thrown in the fountain to pay for city maintenance projects. However, the city retracted that position after public outcry.
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(Categories: Quick Lit; The Number In Music; Peaks & Valleys; Snap Chat; Birds Within Words; Hidden Brain Podcast)
Nikkee started the match immediately by finding the Daily Double; unfortunately, she lost $1,000. Do had the best time on the signaling device, but Rowan had enough at the bottom of the board to lead at the opening break. Coming out of the break, Rowan put on a signaling device clinic, picking up 13 correct to take a commanding lead!
Statistics at the first break (14 clues):
Rowan 4 correct 0 incorrect
Do 5 correct 2 incorrect
Nikkee 1 correct 1 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Rowan 17 correct 0 incorrect
Do 7 correct 2 incorrect
Nikkee 1 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Law Slaw; Historic Seconds; Animal-Titled Movies; D.C.-Area Attractions; Sculpture; A Standing Middle O)
Rowan was cruising and then they found the Daily Double—at which point they proceeded to double up for $10,600! From that point, it was only a matter of whether our trailers would find the third one—and then Rowan put the game away by finding it near the round’s two-thirds mark. Going into Final, Rowan had a commanding runaway at $26,800; Nikkee had $7,200; Do had $6,800.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Rowan 30 correct 4 incorrect
Nikkee 7 correct 2 incorrect
Do 14 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).
Rowan was the only player correct today in Final; they’re moving on to the finals tomorrow and Friday!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Do $6,800 – $401 = $6,399 (What is St. Peter’s Basilica?)
Nikkee $7,200 – $5,401 = $1,799 (What is the Red Cross?)
Rowan $26,800 + $10,000 = $36,800 (What is the Trevi Fountain?) (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 14 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) QUICK LIT $600 (clue #1)
Nikkee 0 -1000 (Do 0 Rowan 0)
2) LAW SLAW $1600 (clue #5)
Rowan 10600 +10600 (Nikkee 1600 Do 2800)
3) HISTORIC SECONDS $2000 (clue #19, $10000 left on board)
Rowan 20000 +2000 (Nikkee 6400 Do 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 10
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.24 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Rowan $17,800 Coryat, 30 correct, 4 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Do $6,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Nikkee $8,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000
Nikkee Porcaro, career statistics:
25 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (22/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Do Park, career statistics:
31 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Rowan Ward, career statistics:
53 correct, 7 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600
Rowan spent their winnings on their name change filing.
Do had gotten closure about his appearance, and then got invited back.
Nikkee spent her winnings on “copious amounts of therapy”.
- Rowan showed today just how crucial the Daily Doubles can be—there was plenty of time on the board left for a comeback, making it a perfect situation for Rowan to put the game away on the game’s second Daily Double.
- Today’s box score: October 26, 2022 Box Score.
Predictions for Second Chance Week 2 finals:
After 100,000 simulations, we predict:
1st: 14.334% of the time.
2nd: 37.551% of the time.
3rd: 48.115% of the time.
1st: 40.638% of the time.
2nd: 40.001% of the time.
3rd: 19.361% of the time.
1st: 45.028% of the time.
2nd: 22.448% of the time.
3rd: 32.524% of the time.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Rowan $26,800 Nikkee $7,200 Do $6,800)
Nikkee: Standard cover bet over Do is $6,401. (Actual bet: $5,401)
Do: I would bet between $801 (in case Nikkee bets small) and $5,999 (staying above Nikkee in case you both are incorrect and she bets to cover).(Actual bet: $401)
Rowan: You’ve got a runaway. Bet $0. (Actual bet: $10,000)
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Wouldn’t the answer be the Fountain of Trevi? By the way, $3500 seems like an awful lot of money.
I mean, I think the show would accept it, maybe? But it’s definitely known in English as “Trevi Fountain”.
And, it is a popular fountain.
I really liked “Three Coins in the Fountain” when I was a kid, but that didn’t help me remember the Trevi Fountain here 🙁 I’ll virtually toss a coin in and wish to not have an extended losing streak😅
You and I must be similar in age too . . . 🙄
I figured it was a fountain or some such thing, but that’s as far as I got.
Is it my imagination, or are the results being posted earlier today than usual?
The results are liable to be posted at any point after the initial airing of the show is complete.
yeah, I knew it had to be a fountain, but no clue what one – other than it must be in Italy or Vatican City.
I never click on the current day’s post on this site until after I’ve watched the show (which airs 4 pm central time in my market)
I had a feeling that Rowan would win. Congratulations are in order.
Andy, I always enjoy your Jeopardy fan site but one thing about today confuses me. Why was Rowan referred to by plural pronouns (i.e. they and their)?
Because that is their preference. “They/them” can absolutely be a singular pronoun.
Please see https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/singular-nonbinary-they
(The show also followed the same preference.)
People have a right to change their name as well as how they are referred to. Some choose he/him, some choose she/her, and others choose they/them or any other pronoun they prefer. It’s a new world and we have to learn to keep an open mind and adapt. This is not your father’s Jeopardy!
Congratulations to Rowan on a well-deserved victory with nearly 50% in first on buzzer. The two-day final should be a good competition.
Today’s Final Jeopardy came to me instantly due to the controversy in 2018/2019 still standing out in my mind as well as the childhood memories of the movie “Three Coins in The Fountain.”
The trevi fountain was what I came up with but still happy to see Rowan winning today. This two day affair for thursday and friday should be awesome! But seriosuly though red cross? why did Nikkie come up with that in final?
The Trevi Fountain is what immediately came to me, too, but I made the mistake of second-guessing myself and said Lourdes. I know Lourdes is in France but it is “Catholic” so the charity any donations there go to could easily be one based in and named for Rome. I just erroneously thought that the Trevi Fountain was too obvious (and maybe would not collect that much PER DAY).
I also thought the same as you about Nikkee’s response, but assumed it fell into the “if you don’t know, then better to put something than nothing” situation (though why would money BE COLLECTED FROM the Red Cross to go to a Catholic charity, much less on a regular basis OVER YEARS to produce an AVERAGE daily amount). But if I hadn’t had what I considered to be two more likely responses, I would have said the Sistine Chapel. I could imagine someone running out of time to decide between those [my] three plus St. Peter’s Basilica and writing a truncated response, before having had to resort to putting The Red Cross.
Always better to write something rather than leave it blank.
I think it’s best to guess something. Anything.
Holy smokes. Now I see why everyone thought Rowan was the favorite to win.
Also, kudos to both you and J! Archive for taking the time to go back and replace Rowan’s deadname with their current name in their first game. I know it’s probably a small thing on your end, but it’s very, very cool.
Honestly wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised is Rowan wins the whole thing.
They are a very strong player, but don’t lose sight of the powerhouse, all-time champs in this year’s TOC. Besides, they haven’t even made it to the tourney yet.
Divine intervention and my new colored glasses frames helped me focus on the Trevi Fountain. Unlike another commenter, I thought $3,500 was a drop in the bucket, nickels and dimes, a mere pittance. Rome, pocket change —— eureka! Two days with no Triple Stumpers but one Daily Double (I’m slippin’) . . .
I just happened to read that very fact about the Trevi Fountain just last week, so it makes me wonder if I’d have been able to figure it out otherwise. The world may never know.
I was confused by the fact that a Catholic Charity was the recipient of this collection, which lead me to the response “What is ‘Peter’s Pence?’ But in seeing the average daily amount collected, rejected that response. Then I thought of a fountain, but knew of none in Vatican City. I’ve heard of the Trevi Fountain,(don’t think very many people haven’t) didn’t know it was associated with the song/film “Three Coins in the Fountain,” and, obviously didn’t know that the city government of Rome, donated the money tossed into the fountain to that charity.
Since Rowan is a Chicagoan, I’ll be rooting for them in this week’s final.