Again, Andy here with the recap of the June 28 episode. A day late, I know, but I won't be a dollar short!
Three female contestants today, with Lindsay Shields and Amy Paull challenging one-day champion Anna-Lise Santella.
J! round categories: PEN NAMES, FRUITY RHYME TIME, BUSINESS & INDUSTRY, THIS & THAT, MARX, LENNON
All three ladies had no problems ringing in, and it was quite a competitive game to open; Lindsay found the first Daily Double under LENNON $600. Holding $2,200 to Anna-Lisa's $2,000 and Amy's $1,400, Lindsay bet $1,000 and saw the following: John & Yoko's favorite area of Central Park was officially named this in 1981, after a Beatles song that he wrote. Her correct response brought her to $3,200.
In case you were wondering, you can find Lindsay's blog at http://shesgoteverything.blogspot.com and her Tumblr at http://litterinstoreslitterindoors.tumblr.com/ - I really found myself cheering for her through the first two rounds...I may have had my heart broken slightly by the end of 30 minutes, though!
Lindsay did kept her roll going through most of the rest of the Jeopardy! round; your scores had Amy at $1,600, Anna-Lise $3,200, and Lindsay leading at $6,200.
DJ! round categories: RAISE "A" GLASS, STATE CAPITAL BIRTHPLACES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES, REACH FOR THE STARS, THE 14TH CENTURY, and PARTIAL OPPOSITES
This was an interesting round; it felt as if RAISE "A" GLASS might have been better suited for a Tournament of Champions, in my opinion.
REACH FOR THE STARS got the game back on track, and it was Amy that found the first Daily Double in the round, at the bottom of that category. She had $5,200, Lindsay $6,200 and Anna-Lise $7,200. Betting only $1,000, her clue read, "A Y-shaped group of 4 stars depicts a water jar in this constellation"; she got it correct and tied herself with Lindsay.
After everyone seemed to have so much trouble in PARTIAL OPPOSITES as well, it seemed interesting that the final Daily Double was in there, at the $1,600 level. Amy saw this one as well, just after taking the lead. Holding $7,800 to Anna-Lise's $7,200 and Lindsay's $5,400, she bet $1,000 once again. Her clue: "The OED says this 12-letter adjective meaning definitely not amazed & impressed dates back to the 1950s". After counting the letters, Amy got to the correct answer, and her score went up to $8,800.
The minute-to-go signal came with 9 clues to go, and on came the Triple Stumpers! I think if I were Lindsay, only down $200, I might have actually started at the top of the final category (THE 14TH CENTURY), if only to keep Anna-Lise from taking the lead in the span of one question. As it turned out, Amy got the $1600 clue to make the scores the following going into Final:
FJ! categories: NOVEL TITLES
FJ! clue: The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "the disease of civilization"
Anna-Lise 7200 - 1401 = 5799
Lindsay 8600 - 3500 = 5100
Amy 10400 - 6801 = 3599
Anna-Lise remains champion as a 2-day champion, with $21,199.
I'm not sure I can see a redeeming quality to Lindsay's bet here, to be honest. The situation had her in Stratton's Dilemma, but her bet both fails to win a Triple Stumper as well as covering in case Anna-Lise doubles. I think I would have had to grit my teeth and bet to cover Anna-Lise myself, but it certainly isn't the easiest situation to bet from, either!
I didn't track Coryat today, but I did get the Final -- it was the best guess I could come up with. I'll be back with a couple of recaps next week; Jeanie's got some fun interviews lined up that I'm looking forward to reading, though!
Recaps and commentary on Jeopardy! episodes, from two devoted fans. Jeanie was on Jeopardy! March 28, 2012!