EPISODE #5470: SPA FANTASY
$1K Tossup: PLACE
F I _ _ _ _ S
C E _ T E R
Brent’s on the board w/ FITNESS CENTER, so we go down the line in meeting them…
Brent Bull: engineer from Goleta, CA
Bethany DeSautel: personal banker who completed her first 1/2 marathon from Fargo, ND
Rebecca Fox: co-founder of a co. that buys and sells abandoned/repossessed storage lockers from Metairie, LA
$2K Tossup: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
_ _ _ T _ _ / _ R _ E N
_ _ N
Rebecca can’t come up w/ anything.
L _ _ T _ E / _ R _ E N
_ _ N
Brent triples up after catching these LITTLE GREEN MEN.
FEATURED SPAFINDER.COM TRIP: Green Valley Spa & Resort in Utah worth $8K
Jackpot Round: THINGS
Brent calls an automatic dud of T. Second, Bethany picks up the blue 1/2 KIA w/ four N’s, two H’s for the Utah trip, and four E’s before calling another dud of R while on Jackpot. Third, Rebecca calls out two S’s for $600, a pair of A’s, two C’s for another $1,200, a $300 P, a $450 D, and finally a $550 L. We now have…
N _ _ S E –
C A N C E L _ N _
H E A D P H _ N E S
…she solves NOISE-CANCELING HEADPHONES for $2,850.
DUDS: T (Brent), R (Bethany)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,800
Scores after R1
Brent: $3K/Bethany: $0/Rebecca: $2,850
Round 2: SAME LETTER
Bethany duds out right away like the man w/ the T. Second, Rebecca inserts an $800 N, three I’s, and three obvious G’s for $1,650, but after an E buy, the R lets a lady down again. Brent’s third in line w/ six B’s (the SL) for $1,800), and a $1K pair of L’s…
B L _ _ I N G
B I G / B I G
B _ B B L E _
…he’s BLOWING BIG, BIG BUBBLES for another $2,800.
DUDS: T (Bethany), R (Rebecca)
Scores after R2
Brent: $5,800/Bethany: ZERO/Rebecca: $2,850
Mystery/PP Round: WAYD?
Rebecca’s first choices this round are a $300 N, two I’s, two obvious G’s for $900, and three A’s before she adds $3K worth of R’s while on the MW near the MDW (good move; that’s the BANKRUPT one). Following an E buy, she puts up W and T singles ($600 apiece for those)…
W E A R I N G / A
G R A _ _ / _ _ I R T
…and she’ll be WEARING A GRASS SKIRT, because she’s won $4,650 plus a trip to the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko’Olina Resort in HAWAII worth $6,410.
Scores after R3
Brent: $5,800/Bethany: STILL NOTHING/Rebecca: $13,910 cash & HI
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ _ P _ _
C _ M P _ _ S
Rebecca’s one of these HAPPY CAMPERS after moving up to $16,910.
Round 4: PHRASE
For the third time this game, a player like her duds out right away w/ the T. Second, Brent picks off a $1,200 R quarter, two E’s, and three A’s before he LOSES A TURN. Third, Bethany’s chosen another negative of H. Rebecca restarts w/ a $300 L, but then D for dummy. Brent then tacks on a $600 pair of N’s and two B’s for another grand…
A / R E A L
B A R N / B _ R N E R
This episode’s game isn’t A REAL BARN BURNER, but he’s getting closer w/ another $2,300.
DUDS: T (Rebecca), H (Bethany), D (Rebecca)
SOLE LaT: Brent
Scores after R4
Brent: $8,100/Bethany: BAD SHAPE/Rebecca: $16,910 cash & HI
Round 5: SHOW BIZ
Here he goes w/ a $550 S, two R’s for $800 more, four E’s, but then M for mistake and we’re going into Speed-Up Mode…
E _ _ _ R E
_ R E S E _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…the consonants will pay off at $1,300 a pop. Three N’s are said by Rebecca…
E N _ _ R E
_ R E S E N T _ T _ _ N
We might see an ENCORE PRESENTATION of her good puzzle-solving, because she’s off to Bonusland w/ $3,900.
SOLE DUD (just before S-U): M (Brent)
Brent: $8,100/Bethany: $1K GOOSEEGG/Rebecca: $20,810 cash & HI
GRAND TOTAL: $29,910
NO BANKRUPTS THIS EPISODE!
$100K Bonus Round
In the hunt for more big money, Rebecca’s taken out the E of AMERICA’S.
Only the last letter to start…
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ E
CPMA adds a little more help…
C _ M _ _
_ _ M E
…but she won’t be going back to her COMFY HOME w/ another $30K.
MY EP. RATING: 7 out of 10