Margaret Swanson (Somerville, MA)- Graduate student of Architecture
Lukas Sherman (Portland, OR)- Substitute teacher
CHAMP: David Menchaca (whose five-day cash winnings total $115,503)
Thursday's Topics To Start:
SIGNS & SYMBOLS
TV & MOVIE CARS
LIBROS POR NINOS
THE JOY OF SECTS
David's currently in the driver's seat at the TV timeout w/ $5,200, compared to Margaret's $1,400 & Lukas' C-note. Then, it's Daily Double time for Lukas (w/ 11 clues to go in the round after this) courtesy of the $800 "M.E." w/ double that face value; Margaret has $1,800 & David's added $1K to his pre-break Lock Game Territory-quality score. Lukas goes for the $3,200 doubler on this:
It differs from other slithery sea dwellers in that it usually lacks pectoral fins.
"What is a moray eel?"...yes. When the board's finished, he's upped his total to $4,600; Margaret gets the third-place advantage w/ $3,600 & Dave's at the $7K level.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Word Puzzles)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400
Double J! Board:
THE BAND'S 10TH TOP 40 HIT
ON YOUR MARKS
IN THE DICTIONARY
BAD ENDINGS FOR WRITERS
THE JOY OF INSECTS
Just after moving back into first, David's selection of the $1,600 Bad Ending for Writers w/ $9,800 is a good thing, because it holds one of the round's two DDs; Lukas' $400 behind him & Margaret's just hanging in there at four thou. The current kingpin wagers two big ones:
This courtier & author of a History of the World was executed at The Tower of London in 1618.
"Who is..Sir Thomas Moore?"...incorrect- it was Sir Walter Raleigh & he's back in second w/ $7,800. And On Your Marks, Alex- get ready to read Lukas his other DD answer of this game attached to its $1,600 clue while he has $13,400. David's $2,800 ahead of him & Margaret's still hanging by a thread, now at $6K. Lucas' bet this go-round will be Margaret's current bank, so if he misses the following, Dave could be back in the home free position:
In 2005, this former FBI deputy director revealed he was "Deep Throat".
"Who is Mark Felt?" is the man for a new leading sum of $19,400!
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Helicopters)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
Heading into the Final:
FJ! CATEGORY: UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Listed in 1983, this complex finished c. 1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic geography.
Response: "What is the Alhambr..." (she was going for The Alhambra in Spain, which is wrong anyway)
Final score: $3,999
Dave Menchaca had "What is the Kabaa?"...THAT WILL COST HIM $17,358 & HIS TITLE; he leaves w/ $116,503. Lukas Sherman wrote "What is the Haggia Sophia?"...BUT IT WAS THE TAJ MAHAL & HE LOSES $18K & THE GAME, so Margaret steals one. OUCH.
EPISODE RATING: 3