WOF Recap: June 4, 2014

EPISODE #6038: AMERICA’S GAME

We’re on the “Here Comes Summer!” set.

$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

S _ R F / C _ _ Y
_ E R E / W E / C O M E

Stephen TOTALLY BLOWS IT w/ “SURF CLAY WHERE WE GO, allowing Zlata to solve “SURF CITY, HERE WE COME (by the Beach Boys). For the fourth aired ep. in a row, we’re going left to right in the interviewing…

Zlata Grekov: pro concert violinist from Yucaipa, CA (born in Russia)
Molly Kyle: ES librarian from Amarillo, TX
Stephen Dryer: table-games dealer in Aurndell Mills, MD from Baltimore

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

R E A L _ T Y
_ _ E C _

We hope Stephen’s got his REALITY CHECK, as he redeems himself w/ that solve.

FEATURED TRIP: Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland w/ dinner aboard the General Jackson riverboat and tour of the Grand Ole Opry worth $7,400

Round 1: THE 70’s

A $900 trio of N’s sends him on his way, followed by four E’s, three T’s for another $900, two H’s to add $1,600, but then A for awful (and it’s the only bad vowel of this board). Second, Zlata calls up two R’s for $1,800, three O’s, and an F for the WC, but she then BANKRUPTS near $900 to lose $2,050 and the WC. Third, Molly gets the exact same fate as Zlata after putting up a $1K pair of C’s, allowing Stephen

C _ O _ E
E N C O _ N T E R _
O F / T H E
T H _ R _ / _ _ N _

…to solve “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” for $2,900 when he could’ve gone for the D’s.

SOLE DUD: A (Stephen)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Scores after R1
Zlata: $1K/Molly: $0/Stephen: $4,900

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Zlata starts the search w/ a $350 T, a $300 H, two E’s, three R’s for another $1,050, and a pair of A’s before she gets the 1/2 CAR near $300 w/ three N’s. Following her next buy of two O’s are three D’s for another $1,800, a U and two I’s to clean out the vowels, two G’s for another $900…a $400 W…but then S for STUPID CALL while on the Nashville trip to likely throw away $5,050 and her plate. After Molly BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s right side, Stephen puts up two L’s for $1,800 and FPs the C to complete the board…

W E D D I N G
R I N G
A R O U N D / T H E
C O L L A R

…he reads WEDDING RING AROUND THE COLLAR to keep the $2,300.

SOLE DUD: S (Zlata)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Molly (that’s her second one tonight)

Scores after R2
Zlata: $1K/Molly: BAD LUCK/Stephen: $7,200

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PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER

Trying to turn things around, Molly first picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ an N, but gives it right back along w/ the $500 to the other normal BANKRUPT (that’s her third one of the game). Second, Stephen takes a T while on EXPRESS and RIDES IT…but his next call of S causes him to go bust. Third for Zlata are a $1,050 trio of R’s, three E’s, and L while on the now-useless other 1/2 CAR, two A’s, a $600 H, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Molly doesn’t want to take any chances (huh?)…

_ _ N _ E R _ _ L
_ A R _
_ E A T H E R

…I wish she went for the SL, but she’ll enjoy the WONDERFUL WARM WEATHER during her stay at the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens in COSTA RICA, a Hotwire trip package worth $6,699. 

SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: I (Zlata)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Molly and Stephen)

Scores after R3
Zlata: $1K/Molly: $6,699 worth of prizes/Stephen: $7,200

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$3K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ _ T Y
D _ _ _ R _ T _ O _ S

Molly has taken the lead w/ PARTY DECORATIONS.

Round 4: ON THE MAP

First on her radar are a $500 N, two A’s, a $300 S, and five S’s to add $3K, but we’re going to Speed-Up Mode…

_ _ S _ _ N
_ A S S A C _ _ S _ _ _ S

…and the Final Spin is set at $1,900. She then inserts the triple T’s…

_ _ S T _ N
_ A S S A C _ _ S _ T T S

…and seals the deal by locating BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for $9,250.

PR!

FINAL SCORES
Zlata: $1K/Molly: $18,949 cash & prizes/Stephen: $7,200
 
GRAND TOTAL: $27,149
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $4,550

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$100K Bonus Round
Molly’s envelope is the N of SPIN.

Category: THING
Just the last letter to start…

_ _ _
_ _ _ L

GCDA pretty much gives her the first word…

D _ G
_ _ _ L

but she didn’t need any help in the bottom and this is what she’s taking from this DOG BOWL

…$100,000 — OUR WISH FOR A GRAND PRIZE WIN THIS SEASON HAS FINALLY COME TRUE!!!!!!!!! AFTER WE RAIN DOWN THE CONFETTI/STREAMERS FOR LIKELY THE ONLY TIME THIS SEASON, HER FINAL GRAND TOTAL IS $118,949 CASH & PRIZES!!!!! IMO, THAT’S PROBABLY THE GREATEST COMEBACK IN “WOF” HISTORY! 

And we do see her in the final chat w/ Pat and Vanna before the full credit roll (the grand prize envelope is placed on the center of the BW)! Congratulations, Molly — you deserve every cent of that money!

$5K SPIN ID: JS5192483

VIDEO BONUS (Wayoshi): Molly’s INCREDIBLE comeback!

MY EP. RATING: at long last, my first PERFECT 10 this season!

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5 thoughts on “WOF Recap: June 4, 2014

  1. JP Mackey June 5, 2014 / 1:15 am

    FINALLY. A perfect 10 from you, a 10.5 from me! FANTASTIC job Molly!!!

    Now if we can get one more grand prize win this season, I wouldn't be happier…

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  2. JP Mackey June 5, 2014 / 2:53 am

    And Zlata's last name is actually spelled Grekov.

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  3. JP Mackey June 5, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    And WHY isn't Molly the featured blogger?!?!?!

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  4. muhammad luthfi December 18, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    and same line with sharon & tasha (“we're giving you a check made out to cash…”)

    Like

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