Tracey Rhys (NYC)- Technology trainer
Laura Sikes Jambon (Rochester, NY)- Graduate student of American History
CHAMPION: A.J. Motley (whose one-day cash winnings total $20,801)
Thursday's Topics to Lead the Way:
LET'S EAT THAI
8-LETTER CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
I'M JUST SWAMPED!
NOT SO GAY PAREE
ELECTION YEAR BEFORE & AFTER
Laura goes Daily Double Hunting towards the end of the Eight-Letter Crossword Clues "P"...nothing yet, but she's the early leader w/ $3,400 to A.J.'s $2,400 & Tracey's C-note (the first three topics have been wiped out). After Alex declines to interview the champ because Laura called the host insensitive regarding her cat eating a big bag of Quikrete...A.J. uncovers the DD under the $800 Not So Gay Paree clue w/ $2,800. He's $800 back of Laura & risks that much to try to tie the game:
In his 52 B.C. Commentaries, he wrote that the Parisii burned their town rather than surrender to him.
"Who is Caesar...Julius?"...right he is. They don't get to the $400 Election Year B & A in time, but at $5,200, he has a $200 advantage over Laura; Tracey's in third place at $2,400.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Let's Eat Thai)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,600
Double J! Menu:
NIXON'S ENEMIES LIST
DON'T MESS WITH TAXES
THE TELL-TALE HEART
The end of The Tell-Tale Heart gives A.J. his second DD tonight while being in Lock Game Territory at $17,600; Laura's sitting on seven G's. To make his current score $19,200, the clue:
An irregular heartbeat may be caused by an imbalance of these ions that conduct current, such as sodium.
"What are electrolytes?"...also sounding like the name of a dance crew, he got 'em! How Novel! Laura intercepts the last remaining DD courtesy of its $2K location w/ less than a minute to go in this round & $8,600. A.J.'s gotten as high as $20,400 & Tracey's out of luck w/ half as much as she had to end the J! Round ($1,200). Laura makes it a True DD, so for $17,200 & to definitely keep the hopes of a really big payoff alive this evening, her answer is:
"If this alleged report is true, that is the last of Roy Hobbs in organized baseball."
"What is The Natural?"...YES! The timer runs out on that topic's $400 clue & the $1,200 & $1,600 Don't Mess w/ Taxes pieces of information.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted): $4,800
Pre-Final J! Banks:
Tracey: $1,200- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED
FJ! SUBJECT: The United Nations.
Of the six official languages used at the U.N., this one's the last alphabetically.
Response: "What is Spanish?"
Final score: $2,200
Laura...crossed off Russian for the right response to possibly win $31,600 & the championship...BUT A.J. COMPLETES THE TRIFECTA FOR THE $35,201 WIN! That gives him a two-game total of $56,002.
EPISODE RATING: 9