Brian Mueller (Fountain City, WI)- Office administrator
Liza Venneman (Aliso Viejo, CA)- Retired software developer
CHAMP: A.J. Motley (whose two-day cash winnings total $56,002 & can get onto the ToC Leaderboard w/ a win in this game)
This Game Begins W/:
AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOKS
TV BUSINESSES (each correct response's a TV show title)
IT'S THE TRUTH
"BULL"! (Alex pulls out a bullhorn for the $200 answer that he holds onto as the round comes to a close)
A.J. currently leads the way w/ $3,600, followed by Brian w/ $2,200 & Liza w/ two big ones. After those Great Beginnings, the last clue there results in Liza getting a Daily Double w/ $5,200; she has a $1,600 lead over A.J. For another $2K & to retain her lead:
Following a crisis earlier in the decade, this Cabinet department was created August 4, 1977.
"What is...the Department of Aeronautic (beeper)?" will put her back in second place by $400 at $3,200; that turns out to be the Energy Dept. At the end of the round, A.J.'s $5,600 means he's $2K ahead of both challengers & Liza will start Double J! because she's furthest to our left.
SOLE TS: Attempted $800 (It's the Truth)
SEARCHING "HI" & "LOW"
KATHY BATES GONE WILD
COUNTRY BY NEWSPAPERS
Brian's first DD comes up on the fourth clue of the round, the $1,200 Country by Newspaper, and he has $4,800; he's trailing A.J. by the face value of the answer we're about to show. Speaking of that, this could tie the match at his request:
Het Laatste Nieuws, La Nouvelle Gazette
"What is Belgium?"...he too has $6K! By the time he also grabs the DD hiding back of the middle Famous Aria, he's jockeyed into Lock Game Territory w/ $10,400 & has a $6K cushion over our champ. Brian next bets five C-notes & here's his answer now:
Rossini's aria "Largo al Factotum" repeats the name of this character repeatedly.
"What is 'The Barber of Seville'?"...he nodded his head at the wrong time, which sends him down to $5,400. The character & therefore actually the song title was "Figaro". Left in the lurch are the $400 & $800 Mechanically Inclined clues, plus the $1,200 Last Survivor.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted): $4K ($2K clues in Famous Arias & Mechanically Inclined)
FINAL J! CATEGORY: British History.
This appointed position first held by John Dryden echoes a "Versificator Regis" of Richard I in the 12th Century.
The only one right...& new champ is Liza by writing down "What is Poet Laureate?" (Nipsey Russell holds that title as far as TV is concerned) for the doubler to $12,800. Brian BUSTED FOR $1K w/ Prince Regent, while A.J. goes packing w/ $58,002 after writing down not much of anything.
EPISODE RATING: 6