Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 31, 2023

Warning: This page contains spoilers for the March 31, 2023, game of Jeopardy! — please do not scroll down if you wish to avoid being spoiled. Please note that the game airs as early as noon Eastern in some U.S. television markets.

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category City History) for Friday, March 31, 2023 (Season 39, Game 145):

Over 700 years after its traditional 1252 founding date, this port city became associated with a psychological response

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jen Petro-Roy, a writer from Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Jen Petro-Roy on Jeopardy!
Brittany Shaw, a senior insurance rater from Joliet, Illinois
Brittany Shaw on Jeopardy!
Sharon Stone, a manager from Round Rock, Texas (1-day total: $17,000)
Sharon Stone on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s the last day of March and the last day of the week! Sharon Stone—again, no, not that Sharon Stone—earned at least an invitation to the recently-announced Champions’ Wildcard Tournament with her victory in yesterday’s game. Today, Massachusetts’s Jen Petro-Roy and Illinois’s Brittany Shaw are your challengers.

Meanwhile, today seems like it’s a good day to bring up happenings on my personal Twitch channel. The spring Gamers vs. MS Twitch live-stream charity relay will start next Friday! As always, a number of Twitch streamers—I’ll be joining the relay for the fifth time—will collectively raise money for MS Canada from April 7–17. Canada has some of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, with an estimated 1 in 385 Canadians living with MS. MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that attacks myelin, the protective covering over the nerves. If the damage is bad enough, nerve impulses can be completely disrupted. There is currently no cure; however, researchers are learning more every day. Starting Monday and going until the end of the relay, I will have a donation link available for those who wish to support the cause!

Chag Pesach Sameach! The Unofficial Jeopardy! Haggadah supplement, written by many former contestants, is again available for the Passover Seder for Jeopardy! fans worldwide.

PSA: The best way to keep COVID-19 at bay (and keep Jeopardy! producing new episodes) is for everybody to get their vaccinations as soon as they can, including any boosters as recommended. When wearing a mask, please ensure that your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.

Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!

I recently updated my tournament wildcard models with as much tournament data as I’ve been able to find! If you’re playing in a tournament, you’ll want to check this out!

(Content continues below)

Do you appreciate the work I do here on The Jeopardy! Fan? Would you like to make a one-time contribution to the site? You may do so here!

Correct response: What is Stockholm?

You can find game-by-game stats here at The Jeopardy! Fan of all 15 players, including Matt Amodio, Jonathan Fisher, Amy Schneider, Mattea Roach, Ryan Long, and Cris Pannullo, that have won 10 or more games on Jeopardy!

More information about Final Jeopardy:

(The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2023 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)

The Swedish capital and port city of Stockholm, founded in 1252 by Birger Jarl, then-regent of the country, gave its name in the 1970s to a rare psychological condition known as “Stockholm syndrome”. After a 1973 bank robbery and hostage-taking in the city, evidence of an emotional bond between the captors and hostages had developed, with the hostages refusing to testify in court against their captors. The most famous American instance of this was the case of Patty Hearst, who had been held hostage by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 and then later joined the SLA in their crimes.

We have many new offerings at The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store! Proceeds from the sale of the “Doctor Oz’s Fast-Acting Snake Oil Elixir” T-shirt are being donated to The Trevor Project:

You can now listen to Alex Trebek-hosted Jeopardy! episodes from TuneIn Radio without leaving The Jeopardy! Fan — listen now!

Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Health & Medicine; That, Or A Golf Thing; Vermont; Songs From ’60s Musicals; Hey, Big Spender; Sweet Charity)

Brittany struggled with some early incorrect responses early on and was in the red after 30 clues. Meanwhile, Sharon found the Daily Double early; Jen led after 15, but Sharon’s four $1,000 correct responses put her in the lead at the second commercial break.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jen 6 correct 0 incorrect
Sharon 4 correct 1 incorrect
Brittany 2 correct 3 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Sharon 8 correct 1 incorrect
Jen 12 correct 1 incorrect
Brittany 6 correct 5 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Oh, The Literary Places You Don’t Want To Go!; Politics Talk; Last Lines Of Movies; To The Tower!; Ancient Vips; Consecutive Letter Word Pairs)

Brittany found the first Daily Double while Sharon found the second; Brittany was just within 50% late in the round, but a pair of incorrect responses—both rebounded by Sharon (Sharon is now at an incredible 11 rebounds through 2 games!)—led to Sharon holding a slim runaway going into Final! Scores going into Final were Sharon at $15,500, Brittany at $6,800, and Jen at $6,400.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Sharon 17 correct 1 incorrect
Brittany 13 correct 8 incorrect
Jen 17 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 23 (1 today).

Sharon was the only player correct in Final; she’s now a 2-day champion! She’ll go for win #3 on Monday.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, March 31, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Sharon $15,500
Brittany $6,800
Jen $6,400

Tonight’s results:

Jen $6,400 – $500 = $5,900 (What is Somalia?)
Brittany $6,800 – $6,001 = $799 (What is Pavlova)
Sharon $15,500 + $1,100 = $16,600 (What is Stockholm?) (2-day total: $33,600)

Sharon Stone, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 31, 2023 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Sharon $6,200
Jen $5,200
Brittany -$400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) SONGS FROM ’60s MUSICALS $600 (clue #2)
Sharon 400 +1000 (Brittany 0 Jen 0)
2) ANCIENT VIPs $1600 (clue #15)
Brittany 2400 +2000 (Sharon 7800 Jen 6800)
3) POLITICS TALK $2000 (clue #18, $10400 left on board)
Sharon 9400 +2500 (Brittany 4400 Jen 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 210

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Sharon 2 3*

DJ! Round:
Sharon 4 2 5*
Brittany 3 4 4 5 3 3 5 3 4* 3 4
Jen 4 5 2 1

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Sharon 3.20
Jen 3.00
Brittany 3.73

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: TO THE TOWER! $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 23 (0.16 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Sharon $14,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer (10/56), 5/6 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Jen $6,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Brittany $6,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 8 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800

Sharon Stone, career statistics:

38 correct, 4 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
21.62% in first on buzzer (24/111)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,500

Brittany Shaw, career statistics:

13 correct, 9 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400

Jen Petro-Roy, career statistics:

17 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400

Sharon Stone, to win:

3 games: 55.313%
4: 30.595%
5: 16.923%
6: 9.361%
7: 5.178%
Avg. streak: 3.238 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jen writes contemporary fiction for middle schoolers.
Brittany has a one-eyed rescue cat named Smba.
Sharon manages a Texas state program for babies and toddlers with disabilities.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Sharon $15,500 Brittany $6,800 Jen $6,400)

Sharon: Limit your bet to $1,899. (Actual bet: $1,100)

Brittany: Standard cover bet over Jen is $6,001. (Actual bet: $6,001)

Jen: Bet between $801 (thereby defending against Brittany’s small range) and $5,599 (staying ahead of Brittany if she is incorrect). (Actual bet: $500)

Become a Supporter now! Make a monthly contribution to the site on Patreon!

Contestant photo credit:

When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.

If you are going to quote any information from this page or this website, attribution is required.

Have you had a chance to listen to our podcast game show, Complete The List, yet? Check it out! It’s also available on Apple Podcasts.

25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 31, 2023"

  1. Not the easiest get for me, but (still quickly enough) the date, plus the clue words “city” and “psychological response”, gave me Stockholm. However, I didn’t know the city’s age and history, which was interesting.

  2. Another boomer clue. Shouldn’t be too difficult for someone who lived through the Patty Hearst saga of the ’70s. The 1252 date wasn’t helpful except to steer me toward Europe.

    • You are probably right about the time of the Patty Hearst events making Stockholm syndrome more widely known, but I [yes, a boomer] had known about it from articles at the time of its identification/naming, though that had only been the prior year! However President Clinton pardoned her in 2001, so references to her having Stockholm Syndrome was probably in the news at that time, too. Jen, at least, looks old enough to remember that and I think maybe she kind of did since Somalia begins with an ‘S’, too. Perhaps she vaguely remembered having heard of the syndrome before to the degree of feeling like it began with an ‘S’ and thought of the many commercials soliciting donations for Somalia eliciting a psychological response of extreme sympathy. However, Somalia’s port city is Mogadishu.

    • Robert Fawkes | March 31, 2023 at 6:47 pm |

      Yep, thanks to the whole Patty Hearst saga, this one was easy (another Boomer here).

  3. oh. I was lost in Pavlov…grad lol.

  4. Michael Johnston | March 31, 2023 at 10:26 am |

    tch I couldn’t make any connection to Stockholm. I spent my time struggling with the date :/

    Current FJ streak: 1L

  5. city and psychological response was the give away for me. sadly, I didn’t even know Stockholm was a port city.

    • Yeah, Stockholm Syndrome came to me immediately and the “sometime after 1952” didn’t contradict it. I also didn’t KNOW that Stockholm was a port city, but with so much coastline and the interior presumably being much less hospitable (not for living in, just for developing a major city), I was confident that Stockholm surely is a port city.

      • Yup, another Boomer here. Luckily I guessed “Stockholm” right away, remembering the “Stockholm Syndrome” reference. I also remember the whole Patty Hearst debacle. That story was a huge, daily news headline in 1974.

    • Bill Vollmer | April 2, 2023 at 9:06 am |

      As it was for me. As Ken read the clue, and, as I read it, the proverbial light bulb came on, and, I said “what is Stockholm?” The facts about it’s founding, and, that it is port, did nothing for me.
      The way my “light bulb” came on, I was surprised that this wasn’t a “triple get.”

  6. Same here. The city and psychological response pointed me to Stockholm, even though I could not remember if it was a port or not.

  7. Phew – ending the week with a W – this one jumped right out at me

    Best Ramadan, Passover, and Easter (and any holiday I’ve missed) wishes to everyone (as the case might be).

  8. According to the author of ” Hostage- Terrorist/Terrorist-Hostage–A Study in Duality” it is the Helsinki Syndrome,” as in Helsinki Sweden”. I saw this recently in the movie Die Hard.

    • Other references say there is no such thing as Helsinki Syndrome, saying that it was just made up for the movie Die Hard, giving the same symptoms and referencing Sweden even though Helsinki is in Finland. Presumably the writers (or directors or producers) did not want to spend the money it would take to find out if it was OK to say the real name (and then possibly have to pay a fee to do so — though I doubt they would have had to).

    • why are you watching Christmas movies in March?? 🙂

  9. Marvin Gregory “Greg” Fuller | March 31, 2023 at 3:30 pm |

    I admire Sharon for the job she does.

  10. I got it with a second or two left (hopefully enough time to write it down, but maybe not). As a Millennial, Patty Hearst doesn’t mean much to me, but I learned about it watching The World Is Not Enough.

    • Oh, now I think I will watch ‘The World Is Not Enough’, especially since I love Robert Carlyle. (I’ve seen so many Bond movies that I hadn’t realized that I had not seen that one.)

  11. “A sand trap” I’ve always called them bunkers.
    But what’s the difference?

  12. Got Final right away.
    Then spent 29 seconds second-guessing myself.
    Had no time to write down any response and thus exited with my head hung in shame.
    What a way to end the week!

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: