WOF Retro Recap: February 16, 2012

EPISODE #5569: SANDALS RESORTS ROMANCE WEEK

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ H A T ‘ S / Y O U R
_ _ G _ ?

Rocio & Gabriel correctly ask “WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?” to get on the board among the following couples…

Rocio & Gabriel Moran (3 yrs.): he’s a call center supervisor for seven yrs. while she’s a 3rd grade teacher at Coral Park ES; they’re from Miami
Sarah & Jason Rose (1 yr.): she’s a 9-1-1 operator while he’s an accountant and a former boss of hers at a restaurant; they’re from Benton, AR
David & Rose Russo (13 yrs.): she’s a retired non-profit executive fundraiser while he’s a retired Army Lieutenant General and general schedule senior civilian as well as a defense contractor supporting the Navy; they’re from Alexandria, VA

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

Q _ I L _ E D
B _ _ _ _ _ _ A D

The Russos solve QUILTED BEDSPREAD.

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ

The Russos begin w/ four Jackpot T’s but then the MDW’s right side. The Morans secondly call up a $550 H and seven E’s, but they then get the exact same fate. Third, the Roses find a $300 R, two A’s, a $400 N and two Jackpot L’s…but can’t solve for a $7,250 pot. Afterwards, they put up a G for the WC, the last vowel of O, a $500 F for the blue 1/2 KIA, and a $550 D before calling two critical duds in Y via FP and W. Back to the Russos who collect $1,600 worth of M’s and $600 more w/ the S’s…

T H E / T A L E N T E D
_ A S T / M E M _ E R S
O F / G L E E

…they solve THE TALENTED CAST MEMBERS OF “GLEE” for $2,200.

DUDS (both by Sarah & Jason): Y, W
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other teams)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,800

Scores after R1
Roses: WC/Russos: $4,200/Morans: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First from the Morans’ mouths are a $1,200 pair of R’s, three E’s, two S’s for another $1,200, and two A’s, followed by two G’s for yet another $1,200, an O, a $500 V, a TD Y but then the nearby BANKRUPT to clean them out of $6,850 (that’s  their second one this evening). The Roses don’t do any better w/ N. The Russos then say a $600 C and a $900 H…

E G G S / O V E R
E A S Y
C H A _ R

…we give them another $500 w/ their response of EGGS OVER EASY CHAIR.

SOLE DUD: N (Roses)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Morans

Scores after R2
Roses: WC/Russos: $6,200/Morans: $1K

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PP Round: SAME LETTER

The Roses start this one w/ their second straight dud of S. The Russos secondly waste a turn w/ the other normal BANKRUPT (also their second of the game). Going down the Morans’ path third are a $600 R, two E’s, a $600 T, and an A, then they light up a $900 N, an I, the SL of three P’s for another $900 and a U (Gabriel wanted to call the O, which would’ve been good either way). Board…

P R I _ A T E
P _ U N _ E
P _ _ _

…they’ve won $2K plus a trip to a resort w/ at least one PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL — the Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in ST. LUCIA worth $5,894.

SOLE DUD: S (Roses)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Russos

Scores after R3
Roses: BAD SHAPE WC/Russos: $6,200/Morans: $8,894 cash & St. Lucia

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$3K Tossup: FICTIONAL CHARACTER

R O M A _ / G O D _ E _ S
_ E N U S

The Roses finally score w/ ROMAN GODDESS VENUS.

Round 4: LIVING THINGS (full $1,500 speed-up)

After three S’s have been requested…

_ _ _ _ – S T _ _ _ _ _
R _ _ / R _ S _ S

…the Morans solve LONG-STEMMED RED ROSES for $4,500 and the win.

FINAL SCORES
Roses: $3K/Russos: $6,200/Morans: $13,394 cash & St. Lucia 

GT: $22,594
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,150

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$100K Bonus Round
Rocio takes the M envelope of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Here’s the second letter of this one-wordy…

_ L _ _ _ _ _

PCMA only gives them…

P L _ _ _ _ _

…and it’s definitely NOT PLAGUE. They can’t break through this PLYWOOD to win the $30K.

MY EP. RATING: 6

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