Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Mar. 21

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Mar. 21 – Today’s contestants are:

– Stephanie, an audiology student from Illinois, likes duct tape wallets;
– Kate, a hospital administrator from New Mexico, cans the fruit from her trees; and
– Jonathan, a senior finance manager from Colorado, hikes in his home state’s mountains. Jonathan is a one-day champ with winnings of $22,001.

In a super-competitive game, Kate had an opportunity to take command on DD3, but instead only wagered for the tie. As a result, she came up second best going into FJ with $13,400 vs. $14,200 for Jonathan and $13,000 for Stephanie.

DD1 (video), $800 – COIN STAR – The stars allude to fireworks on a two-pound coin the Royal Mint issued in 2005, to remember this plot on its 400th anniversary (Jonathan won $1,400)

DD2, $1,600 – THE ARTS – The title character of this drama by Henrik Ibsen is bored by her marriage to Jorgen Tesman (Jonathan lost $2,000)

DD3, $2,000 – 18TH CENTURY NICKNAMES – Shunned by his faith, Revolutionary War Gen. Nathanael Greene was paradoxically called “The fighting” this (Kate won $600 with $9,600 to wager, with both opponents at $10,200 and two full categories remaining. This would have been a great spot to bet around half of her score to take control if correct, while staying alive if she missed.)

FJ – AMERICAN AUTHORS – Alfred Hitchcock wrote, “It’s because I liked” his “stories so much that I began to make suspense films” (Note: of course, Alex provided a Hitchcock impression.)

Jonathan and Kate were correct on FJ, so her small wager on DD3 likely cost her around $25,000. Jonathan added $12,601 to win with $26,801 for a two-day total of $48,802.

Triple Stumper of the day: For a top-row clue, no one guessed France’s 18th century queen called “Madame Deficit” was Marie Antoinette.

That’s before our time: The players couldn’t identify a latter-day photo of TV’s Dr. McCoy, DeForest Kelley.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is the Gunpowder Plot?
DD2 – What is “Hedda Gabler”?
DD3 – What is Quaker?
FJ – Who was Poe?