|Aaron Cappocchi of Burbank, CA|
|Dylan Hume of Sleepy Hollow, NY|
|Elaine Moise of Mountain View, CA|
I was excited about these categories, but it turned out to be a fairly routine round. I did sweep What's Up, Doc?, including these two triple-stumpers:
- "Little Katie's barking cough is this 5-letter inflammation of the upper airways; a vaporizer might help." (I'd never heard of this until I went to nursing school.)
- "It appears you have hyperthyroidism resulting from this serious-sounding disease, its most common cause."
Aaron zoomed to the lead after this Daily Double. He got 5 of the next 6 right for a total of 6800. Elaine had gotten one more right for 5400. He got the first Daily Double of Double Jeopardy only 3 clues in. He'd gotten two of them right and Elaine got the other, for totals of 8000 and 5800, respectively. He wagered 4500 on this clue in The British Museum's History of the World in 100 Objects: "The 19th century is represented by a chronometer from this ship that helped make scientific history in the 1830s." This was a pretty easy one too, IMO. Aaron got it right.
Dylan should've gotten this one right in Geography by the Books, considering where he's from: "Washington Irving told 'The Legend of' this 'Sequestered Glen.'" Aaron thwarted him again. The wheels sorta came off for poor Dylan between Aaron's Daily Double and the next one, which Dylan found in Words of Love. He'd gotten 3 right but also had 3 negs (800). Elaine had also gotten 3 right and had 1 neg (8200). Aaron had gotten 10 right (21300). There were 4 clues after this, and Mr. Trebek had given the less-than-a-minute warning when there were 7 left. Dylan wagered 2000 on this clue: "The Gettysburg Address speaks of 'the last full measure of' this committed emotion." We all had lots of time to think about this one, but I didn't quite get it. Neither did Dylan.
I got this next clue in Words of Love, a triple-stumper and the last clue of the round: "I pledge you my everlasting this, from Latin for 'faith.'" Elaine negged on it. The scores at the end of the round then were -1200 for Dylan, 6600 for Elaine, and 21300 for Aaron.
Now for this funky final from Events in the Bible. Mr. Trebek said immediately afterward, in an announcement that appeared to be taped later, "If that Final Jeopardy seemed a little strange, it's because it was. We messed up. We were thinking of one thing and referencing something else. Fortunately it did not affect the outcome of the game. We are crediting Aaron with a correct response and we will be awarding him $12002." I don't know about you but it was sure strange to me. Here was the clue: "Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in 'an upper room.'" "The Last Supper" my first thought, but I ruled it out because the event they wanted appeared in Acts (after Jesus died). I said what Aaron did, Pentecost, and I felt pretty good about it but still somewhat unsure. Here's what my Bible says at Acts 1:13: "When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James." Phew! I was very surprised when Mr. Trebek called Elaine's "Last Supper" correct. She added 6500. Aaron wagered 6001 and had that money taken away, but he was smiling anyway. In any case, we'll see him tomorrow!
My Coryat today was 16600.