Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Dec. 11

Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Dec. 11 – LaKedra began to draw away after a correct response to DD1 and it looked to be all over when both Charlie and champ Ben missed their DD opportunities.

But after LaKedra made an incorrect guess late in the game, Charlie unleashed a furious rally described by Alex as “remarkable”, hitting the last five clues to break up LaKedra’s runaway. Going into FJ it as LaKedra with $23,000, Charlie at $12,400 and Ben with $2,800.

DD1 – RECENT KIDS BOOKS – This 2-word title of Chelsea Clinton’s book about determined women was coined by Sen. McConnell about Sen. Warren (LaKedra won $2,400)

DD2 – HOME SWEET HOME – Her last home was a 14-room boardinghouse in Arkansas known as Hatchet Hall (Charlie lost $3,000)

DD3 – PENINSULAS – This large Siberian peninsula is home to more than 125 volcanoes as well as numerous geysers & hot springs (Ben lost $4,000 – he had the right idea but unfortunately mispronounced it.)

FJ – ANCIENT SYMBOLS – Taiji, the great ultimate, is the source of this pair that’s represented by the colors orange & azure respectively

Charlie kept up his hot run by getting FJ correct, but LaKendra denied his comeback bid by also getting it right, adding $1,801 to win with $24,801.

Judging the writers: The clue about “flattery will get you nowhere” concluded with “…but right now that’s not true at all”. What exactly are they getting at here? Sounds like they’re saying that kissing up to Trebek will pay dividends somehow.

One more thing: Not only did “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” appear on Twilight Zone in 1964, a version of it ran on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1959, making it the only story to be dramatized on both TV anthology classics.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is “She Persisted”?
DD2 – Who was Carrie Nation?
DD3 – What is Kamchatka?
FJ – What are Yin and Yang?