Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Oct. 31

Jeopardy! recap for Wed., Oct. 31 – Today’s contestants are:

– Swapna, an engineering manager from Ohio, whose 8-year-old constantly watches game shows (hey, sounds like me at that age!);
– Adam, a behavior analyst from California, visited Uganda and met mountain gorillas; and
– Emily, a professor from Pennsylvania, was a rower in her student days. Emily is a one-day champ with winnings of $17,701.

Emily found all three DDs and was correct on two of them as she maintained the advantage throughout DJ. But Swapna improved her position on the very last clue to build her score to more than twice that of Adam, with Emily on top at $18,600 vs. $15,600 for Swapna and $7,600 for Adam.

DD1 – A SKELETON – This arm bone was named for its supposed resemblance to the spoke of a wheel (Emily lost $1,400)

DD2 – PHILOSOPHY – Kierkegaard said a leap of faith into a relationship with God is the way to deal with this, German for “dread” (Emily won $2,000)

DD3 (video) – WORLD CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – (Note: A picture of a bridge is shown as the clue is read.) This capital of Barbados got its name from the type of structure seen here (Emily won $4,000)

FJ – 1960s FILMS – Chocolate syrup, Casaba melon & Playboy model Marli Renfro were enlisted to create an iconic scene in this film

Remembering what day it is would be helpful in solving FJ, which Emily and Swapna both did successfully. Emily added $12,601 to win with $31,201 and a two-day total of $48,902. Note that Swapna wagered $5,000 and opened the door to possibly be caught by Adam, a risk that could have been avoided with a bet of less than $400.

Triple Stumpers of the day: The players didn’t know the Updike novel about a “bewitching trio” of Rhode Island women is “The Witches of Eastwick”. Also, even with “venerable” in the clue, they couldn’t name monk and author Venerable Bede.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex thanked Gene Simmons for presenting a category and plugged the latest in a series of KISS farewell tours.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is radius?
DD2 – What is angst?
DD3 – What is Bridgetown?
FJ – What is “Psycho”?