Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 8

Jeopardy! recap for Tue., Jan. 8 – Here are today’s contestants:

– Jeff, a hospice physician from Ohio, takes the grandkids overseas;
– Jessica, an art education student from Texas, met her husband while on a first date with someone else; and
– Zorn, a policy analyst from Ontario, got an urgent message of good wishes from his boss. Zorn is a one-day champ with winnings of $7,400.

Jessica was given a second chance by Alex on a $400 clue that required a two-word response, and that made the difference in the leader going into FJ with Jessica at $13,200, Jeff with $13,000 and Zorn at $4,800

DD1 ($600) – WORLD OF WATER – Water for this European capital was historically provided by the Marathon Reservoir (Jeff won $2,000 – if he had wagered his entire $2,600, he might well have had the lead going into FJ and won the game.)

DD2 ($1,200) – THE VERY OLD EAST – Some 15 million years ago, what’s now this country moved away from East Asia, & the same-named sea opened in its wake (Zorn won $2,000)

DD3 ($1,200) – CHAPTERS OF THE NOVEL – “The Chateau d’If”, “The Treasure” (Zorn lost $2,000)

FJ – 1950s TRAVEL – In March 1958 Hilton opened a hotel in this Western Hemisphere capital but 2-1/2 years later was out of business there

Everyone got this easy FJ immediately, and the close scores added up to a big payday for Jessica, who added $12,801 to win with $26,001.

Refusing the layup: For a clue looking for the response of Pleistocene, Jeff very audibly said it after he had been ruled incorrect but before time had expired on Jessica, who did not ring in.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex demonstrated that he doesn’t know how to properly chant “USA! USA! USA!”, thanked the Corleone family for getting us out of Cuba and felt compelled to express admiration for Jessica’s ability to do simple math.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is Athens?
DD2 – What is Japan?
DD3 – What is “The Count of Monte Cristo”?
FJ – What is Havana?