Jeopardy recap for Thur., Dec. 28

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Dec. 28 – Travis expanded his lead on DD2 and chose to protect it near the end of DJ with just a $100 wager on DD3. Travis showed the way into FJ with $12,500, with Kevin within two-thirds of the leader at $9,200 and Vaishali with $1,000.

DD1 (video) – OFFICIAL STATE STUFF – Who’s a good boy? This Maryland state dog named for a nearby body of water. Yes you are! (Kevin won $1,000)

DD2 – EUROPEAN HISTORY – Albania became majority Muslim during its 500-year occupation by this empire (Travis won $2,000)

DD3 – A DEDICATED COMPOSER – In 1785 he dedicated a set of 6 string quartets to the much older Joseph Haydn (Travis won $100)

FJ – TRADITIONS – This list of 12 may have been inspired by a biblical garment decorated in 4 rows, the top being sardius, topaz & carbuncle

Kevin chose not to take advantage of his position relative to Travis and made a large bet of $7,199, which forced him to be correct to have a chance to win. Kevin was right, but so was Travis, who picked up $5,950 to win with $18,450.

Triple Stumpers of the day: The players couldn’t come up with the proper first word in the play title “Six Characters in Search of an Author” or recognize a photo of recent Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi.

This day in Trebekistan: Hopefully, Alex wasn’t inadvertantly offering an opinion of Kevin’s skills when, getting back to the game after the chit-chat segment, he almost asked Kevin to “make a mistake for us”.

Correct Qs:

DD1 – What is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever?
DD2 – What is the Ottoman Empire?
DD3 – Who was Mozart?
FJ – What are birthstones?