Melissa Rabey (Germantown, MD)- Teen librarian
Deniz Cordell (West Chesterfield, NH)- Freelance writer & musical director
CHAMPION: Margaret Swanson (whose two-day cash winnings total $17,199)
Starting Off the Week:
THE CIVIL WAR
SCANDINAVIAN WORDS WE ALL USE
SINGERS' SONGS FROM THE HEART
The man in the middle, Deniz, has $3,200 & a $1K early lead over both women next to him. Before this round ends w/ Mine, Margaret closes the Queues out w/ that Daily Double & a first-place tie w/ Deniz at $5K each, who both have a $1,600 lead. Margaret wagers three of her five C-notes for this answer:
He abdicated shortly after Petrograd Police opened fire on a group lined up for bread.
"Who is Nicholas...II?"...she picked the right one to be solely in first place at this time w/ $8K! Not enough time to show the last remaining $200 clue, but she ends the round w/ $9K & a $2,200 cushion over Deniz.
NO LACH TRASH THIS ROUND
Double J! Categories:
YOU GO, GIRL!
"D" IN SCIENCE
Deniz hits a D^2 w/ $12K after choosing the $2K spot in "D" for Science; he trails the champ by $1,800, but Melissa's starting to charge as well w/ seven G's. For another three & the lead, his clue is:
It's either of the two cells formed when a cell divides-- each one's a genetic duplicate of the parent cell.
"What is diploid?"...that & duploid are both incorrect; the correct term was "daughter cell" & he's dipped to $9K. Melissa meanwhile has her DD chance from the $1,600 Spiritual Autobiography w/ $9,400; she's $400 over Deniz for second & is $4,400 out of the lead. Melissa makes this answer worth $2K:
This Pope's Journal of a Soul from adolescence to The Vatican was published after he died in 1963.
"Who is Paul XXIII?"...but it was John XXIII.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted): $3,200
Scores Following DJ!:
FINAL J! SUBJECT: Presidential Campaigns.
Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying "It takes more than that to kill" one of these animals.
Response: "What is a bull moose?"
Final score: $17,200
Deniz wrongly agreed w/ my gut of bear & is down to $9.5K to end his stay on the show...but Margaret retains her title w/ $30,801 & is now in Tournament of Champions consideration after that low-winning lucky break on Thursday! Three-game total: 48 large.
EPISODE RATING: 8