Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jan. 11 – Today’s contestants are:
– Jocelyn, a retired operations manager from North Carolina, is related to someone accused of witchcraft centuries ago;
– Sarah, a library and research professional from California, works in cancer research; and
– Anneke, a design consultant from Utah, experiments with gelatin. Anneke is a one-day champ with winnings of $25,601.
Anneke broke open a close game with a fast start in DJ, then Jocelyn made a big comeback with the help of the last two DDs to take a short lead. But she couldn’t hold it, as Anneke finished well in a pop culture category to show the way into FJ with $21,400 vs. $18,400 for Jocelyn and $6,000 for Sarah.
DD1 ($1,000) – GOING “DUTCH” – Founded in part to help the Dutch gain independence from Spain, this trading company’s nearly 200-year run ended in 1799 (Sarah won $3,000)
DD2 ($1,200) – U.N. NAMEABLE – This U.S. Secretary of State later called his Feb. 2003 speech to the Security Council a painful blot on his records (Jocelyn won $3,000)
DD3 ($2,000) – WRITERS WHO WENT TO JAIL – He conceived his greatest novel while in prison for debt in Seville (Jocelyn won $5,000)
FJ – FAMOUS DOCTORS – Not an artist himself, he inspired the surrealists but thought them “absolute cranks” until he met Dali in London in 1938
No one had a clue on FJ, which normally would have been good news for Jocelyn, who wagered $10,000 and would have had enough left to win if Anneke made the standard cover bet. But Anneke wagered $9,300 on the assumption that Jocelyn would only bet an amount that would shut out Sarah. This interesting approach allowed Anneke to hang on with $12,100 for a two-day total of $37,701.
Triple Stumper of the day: No one knew Obama’s U.N. Ambassador “not related to a Bush Secretary of State” is Susan Rice.
This day in shilling: Sony once again brought out the Shark Tank crew to present a category about stuff that appeared on the show.
DD1 – What is the Dutch East India Co.?
DD2 – Who is Powell?
DD3 – Who was Cervantes?
FJ – Who was Freud?