Susan Cohen (Belmont, MA)- An Arts administrator who turned down a prior appearance on the show because she didn't have anything good to share about herself
Henry Doering (Palm Springs)- Retired public defender
CHAMP: Stephanie Fontaine (whose one-day cash winnings total $12,700)
Friday's Opening Fare:
DECONSTRUCTING THE NURSERY RHYME
THE WEBS OF WEBSITES
JIMMY'S ON TOP
The first Starting Words comprise a Triple Stumper, but the second ones give Stephanie a Daily Double by default. She makes this clue worth $800:
To begin a process, or to admit a pledge into a college fraternity.
"What is rush?" will put her in the red for now; that's to initiate. At break, Susan has the early lead by $1K over both her opponents w/ $2,200. Time expires before either the $600 or $800 Deconstructing the Nursery Rhymes clues can be seen.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3K
After The Round:
Next Lit on the Topic Board:
NEWS OF THE 2010s
IF IT AIN'T BAROQUE...
Henry's ended the News of the 2010s w/ a DD & him in Lock Game Territory at $10,600; he leads each lady by $6,600. He goes for this answer's face value:
In January '12, this Mideastern President vowed "an iron hand" against protests.
"Who is Gadhafi?"...but it's Asad, so down he goes to $8,600. Susan has grabbed the last one of the week under the $1,600 Baroque spot (the first two clues there were TSes) w/ $6,800; Stephanie's $1,200 ahead of her for second place & Henry has $11,400. Susan also places a $2K wager:
Edward Hopper captured the isolation of urban life in this 1942 masterpiece depicting a diner that's open late.
"What is 'The Night Hawks'?"...$8,800 is now where she's at.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
Heading into Fri.'s Final:
Women: $11,200 each
FJ! CATEGORY: Opera Characters.
In a play subtitle, she's called "The Chinese Spinhx"; in a later opera, her suitor calls her "Principessa Di Morte".
Henry runs out of time before completing "What is Aida?", which is incorrect anyway & costs him five big ones. Susan did complete "Who was Cleopatra?"...also costs her $5K. Did she do the right thing by not going for the doubler in the end...NO, Stephanie's final Q of "Who is Turandot?" wins her the $22,400! That makes her two-time total $35,100.
EPISODE RATING: 7