Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Sept. 9 – Season premiere

Welcome back to the all-new season of Jeopardy! recaps!

Here are today’s contestants:

– Victor, an analytics developer from Florida, helps the Jacksonville Jaguars with data;
– Holly, a nurse from Colorado, considers herself to be a bowl of tomato soup; and
– Jason, a math teacher from New Mexico, whose tie was tied by his father years ago. Jason is a six-day champ with winnings of $137,300.

After an early stumble on DD1, it was all champ Jason in an easy romp, taking both DDs in DJ and leading into FJ with $29,600 vs. $7,800 for Holly and $400 for Victor.

DD1, $1,000 – FROM PAGE TO SCREEN – Emma Stone played aspiring writer Skeeter Phelan in this 60s-set film based on the novel of the same name (Jason lost $2,700 from his score of $3,400.)

DD2, $1,600 – THE 1820s – In 1828 explorer René Caillié became the first European to visit this city now in central Mali & survive to tell the tale (Jason won $4,000 from his total of $12,700.)

DD3, $1,200 – WORLD CURRENCY – In 2018 its president Erdogan urged his people to take euros & dollars from under their pillows & convert them to the native lira (Jason won $2,500 from his score of $23,900.)

FJ – BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY – A site excavated since 1899, Tell es-Safi has been identified as this Philistine city, home to a giant warrior

Everyone was incorrect on FJ. Jason dropped only $400 to win with $29,200 for a seven-day total of $166,500.

Car conundrums: The players missed three clues about Cars of the Year, including ones about the Toyota Prius, Chevy Corvette and Ford Thunderbird.

This day in Trebekistan: Alex opened the show by saying he’s “happy to report I’m still here”. The feeling is mutual, sir.

Correct Qs:
DD1 – What is “The Help”?
DD2 – What is Timbuktu?
DD3 – What is Turkey?
FJ – What is Gath? (Sadly, Holly was incorrect with vastly superior name “Goliathtown”.)