Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Jan. 10 – Gilbert was in control most of the way, while Flora rallied in DJ and had a chance to take the lead on DD2. But she missed, so she wound up in second with $7,000 going into FJ vs. $11,200 for Gilbert and $4,400 for Lindsay.
DD1 – HIS WIDOW LIVED ON – This President from Ohio was assassinated in 1881; his widow moved to South Pasadena, dying in 1918 at age 85 (Linsday lost $1,800 on a true DD.)
DD2 – HISTORY TIME – Orator Dolores Ibarruri coined the Republican battle cry “no pasaran” (“they shall not pass”) during this war (Flora lost $3,000)
DD3 – Not seen (This is the third time in six games that a DD wasn’t revealed. Unacceptable.)
FJ – SENATORS – The last names of these 2 current Senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other
No one could successfully compete both parts of the correct response and Gilbert had enough of a cushion to hang on, dropping $2,801 to win with $8,399 (described by Trebek as a “small win again” after Lindsay’s $10,001 score on the previous show).
Triple Stumper of the day: Astonishingly, the players couldn’t identify a picture of Robert Redford.
Missing the layup: For a clue about a Texas musician who died in 1959, after Lindsay was incorrect with Ritchie Valens, her rivals didn’t come up with Buddy Holly.
One more thing: The producers must have anticipated that Twilight Zone fans would be upset that the final clue in the TZ category wasn’t revealed, so they helpfully put up a graphic directing viewers to the show’s website to see it.
DD1 – Who was Garfield?
DD2 – What is the Spanish Civil War?
FJ – Who are Warner and Warren?