WOF Retro Recap: September 26, 2011

The first single-player week of this season’s titled “Spa Fantasy”. And as of this season, we see the words of each week’s title displayed on the scoreboards.

EPISODE #5466: SPA FANTASY

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ T _ A M
_ O _ _

Karla escapes the STEAM ROOM, and we go down the line in meeting them…

Karla Kogan: legal administrative assistant and palm reader from Prunedale, CA
Katy White (Fresno, CA)- part-time barista and married SAHM to Michael from Fresno, CA
Joel Lazaro: payroll garnishment specialist from Henderson, NV (originally from The Philippines)

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

S U P _ R –
D _ _ _ R

Katy comes up w/ a SUPER-DUPER answer to start the spinning.

FEATURED SPA TRIP (from spafinder.com): Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens worth $9,370

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK (flower wipe)

Those 1/2 KIA tags are now in play. One’s on the green $500 wedge next to the orange $300 while the other’s on the blue $500 wedge next to the pink $900.

Katy starts us off w/ three R’s for $1,500, two E’s, an S for The Berry Factory.com gift tag w/ an S, and a dud vowel of O while on FP. After that minor roadblock is a T for the Greek trip and three A’s…

S _ A R _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ E R A _
_ A T E R

…she drinks this SPARKLING MINERAL WATER for a total of $11,370 cash & prizes.

SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: O (Katy)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6K

Scores after R1
Karla: $1K/Katy: $13,370 cash & prizes/Joel: $0

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Round 2: SAME NAME

Joel first takes a $500 N, buys four A’s, but then loses the other half of that starting amount to the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT. Karla’s second in line w/ two S’s for $1,800, two E’s, a $300 M, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. She follows up w/ a $3,500 G, a D for the blue 1/2 KIA, and two L’s for $1,600 more…

M A S S A G E / A N D
_ O O L
_ A _ L E

…and she makes the $6,700 solve of MASSAGE AND POOL TABLE.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Joel

Scores after R2
Karla: $7,700/Katy: $13,370 cash & prizes/Joel: NOTHING

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Mystery/PP Round: FUN & GAMES

Karla’s roadblocked right away by the R. Second, Katy requests a $500 N, buys an I, but then gets the same MDW BANKRUPT. Wanted by Joel third are a $900 G, two E’s, and D for dud. Karla quickly loses another turn w/ M. Katy follows w/ a $3,500 P, and five L’s while on the MW next to the MDW. She quickly takes the money for those letters (that’s the BANKRUPT one). Once she buys an A trio and plugs in an $800 pair of B’s…

P L A _ I N G
B E A _ _
_ _ L L E _ B A L L

…she’ll be PLAYING BEACH VOLLEYBALL while at the Hilton Papagayo Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA; including another $9,050, she’s won $14,850 that round.

DUDS: R, M (both by Karla), D (Joel)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katy

Scores after R3
Karla: $7,700/Katy: $28,220 cash & prizes/Joel: HARD LUCK

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ I _ _ _ R E
F _ A _ _ _

Karla gets PICTURE FRAMES to move to $10,700.

Round 4: PHRASE

She leads off w/ four T’s for $1,600, triple E’s, but then the LaT. Second in Katy’s favor are a $5K H, a $500 N, two A’s, and double R’s for $800 more…

T H E / R _ _ A _
T _ E A T _ E N T

…she’s gotten THE ROYAL TREATMENT for another $6,050.

SOLE LaT: Karla

Scores after R4
Karla: $10,700/Katy: $34,270 cash & prizes/Joel: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Round 5: EVENT (full $1,900 speed-up)

The twin B’s have been put up by Vanna…

B _ T T _ _ / _ _
T _ _ / B _ N _ _

…and Karla’s won this BATTLE OF THE BANDS for $3,800.

FINAL SCORES
Karla: $14,500/Katy: $34,270 cash & prizes/Joel: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $49,770
BANKRUPT TRASH: $500

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$100K Bonus Round
The convertible available here is a Mazda MX-5 Miata. With no relationship to Vanna, Katy lands on the I of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Limited RSTLNE help…

_ _ _ _ _ L _ _

CDMA does for her…

_ A C _ _ L _ _

…she only gets the first half of the answer, so she won’t be doing a BACKFLIP to the tune of $45K.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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