December 2nd, 2020

impressive

is this anything?

this. is. jeopardy!

so after the baltimore chickens were returned to their coop, they get to face the expected end on this very unexpected wednesday afternoon, and so

because the game itself was rescheduled for midafternoon to accommodate a pine tree's evening coronation, the evening episode of alex trebek's contest ws rescheduled for two o'clock and i ended up watching it as it aired, which i never otherwise

(as these things go, i had a service scheduled at the house during a window which has gone out the window or over the sill? and continues on now during the game's preliminaries; my wife is already at her mother's where i'll join the viewing party later {one hopes})

the final jeopardy clue in the category of novel characters (for which i believe all of us here would be comfortable wagering to the hilt) was one which i feel confident everyone here would have provided alex the appropriate response [especially given that i could do so]: "this character from an 1851 novel 'was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge'"

nonetheless, all three of the moderately sagacious constestants could not do so (one provided no answer, the others: frankenstein and count of monte cristo). the outcome became one that is fairly rare, even with as many episodes as i've been watching recently: the lackluster third place contestant, whose $4700 (!) trailed the five-digit bankrolls of the two leading contestants, wagered so little that she actually retained more money than the other two after they all had their wagers deducted, and won the day.