Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Dec. 13 – Champ LaKedra trailed Bryce most of the way, made a nice comeback but didn’t bet enough on DD2, which contributed to her second-place position going into FJ wtih $16,200 vs. $18,000 for Bryce and $5,800 for Rachel.
DD1 – OF “ORDER” – Originally observed in hens, it’s the social hierarchy in animal groups (Bryce won $1,000)
DD2 – RELIGION – Omni & 1 Nephi are part of this foundational text (LaKedra won $1,600)
DD3 – ASIAN RIVERS – From its source in Turkey’s Lake Hazar, it travels south to Al Qurna, Iraq where it become part of the Shatt Al Arab (Bryce lost $4,000)
FJ – WORLD LITERATURE – In a 1967 novel this Nobel Prize winner wrote, “the secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude”
LaKedra made the same wagering mistake her opponent on the previous show did, betting far too much on FJ while within two-thirds of the leader’s score. However, in this case it didn’t change the outcome as both Bryce and LaKedra were correct on FJ, with Bryce adding $14,401 to win with $32,401.
Note that there was a ruling reversal in LaKedra’s favor that if ruled correct initially, would have cost Bryce $2,000, less than his leading margin going into FJ. So the show’s odd rule that the second player to ring in gets to keep the money that resulted from the initial judging error might well have impacted the results here.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew the “Baskets” clown is Zach Galifianakis.
Musical miscues: The players were stumped on music documentary clues about Glen Campbell, “Long Strange Trip” band The Grateful Dead and “Not Ready to Make Nice” group The Dixie Chicks.
DD1 – What is pecking order?
DD2 – What is the Book of Mormon?
DD3 – What is the Tigris?
FJ – Who was Gabriel Garcia Marquez?