EPISODE #5584: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. #3)
We’re on the Pure Paradise set.
$1K Tossup: THING
T _ _ / _ _ _ R _ C A N
F _ O _ T _ E _
La Donna solves THE AMERICAN FRONTIER. Thursday’s threesome…
La Donna Jones: hair salon owner looking to get her Master’s Degree in speech pathology from Cordova, TN
Cheryl Bloom: event/party planner from Freson
Bryan Davore: realtor & baseball team coach for one of his two sons (Nathan) who’s also working for a non-profit organization called Casa de Amparo from Carlsbad, CA
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
F A _ _ / _ _ D
_ _ U _ R _
Cheryl screws it up w/ FAST AND FURY.
F A _ R / _ _ D
_ _ U _ R _
Bryan’s got that one FAIR AND SQUARE.
FEATURED TRIP: Hawks Cay Island Resort, Marina & Villas in the FL Keys worth $5K
Jackpot Round: LANDMARK
Three $300 T’s get him going, followed by an E and two A’s, four S’s for another $1,200, the rest of the vowels, and two C’s for that green 1/2 KIA…
_ _ _ _ O U T _
_ O C _ / I _
_ A S S A C _ U S E T T S
…he left out the M’s and H’s, because he solves PLYMOUTH ROCK IN MASSACHUSETTS for only $1,850.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,100
Cheryl: $0/Bryan: $3,850 1/2 KIA/La Donna: $1K
Mystery Round: SONG TITLE
La Donna’s first letters this episode are two T’s for $1,800, four of the five vowels that isn’t U, two Y’s for $1,200, and the leftover U’s, followed by a $2,400 L trio but then F for fail. Cheryl then puts up a $500 J and $400 C…
I / J _ _ T
C A L L E _ / T O / _ A Y
I / L O _ E / Y O U
…she solves Stevie Wonder’s “I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU” to add another $100.
SOLE DUD: F (La Donna)
Cheryl: $1K/Bryan: $3,850 1/2 KIA/La Donna: $1K
PP Round: PHRASE
The next letters from Cheryl are three $500 S’s, two E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC to kiss $1,250 goodbye. Second for Bryan are five FP T’s, the rest of the vowel shop, but then the LaT. Third, La Donna strikes out w/ Y. Cheryl then puts up two M’s as in MDW…
_ O _ / T _ A T ‘ S
S O M E T _ I _ _ / T O
S M I _ E / A _ O U T
NOW THAT’S SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT — she keeps that for the moment and the $6K TOUR OF CENTRAL AMERICA.
SOLE DUD: Y (La Donna)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Cheryl
SOLE LaT: Bryan
Cheryl: $7K cash & tour MDW/Bryan: $3,850/La Donna: $1K
$3K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ I _ I _ _ N G
T E A M
La Donna blanks out.
_ I S I T I N G
T E A M
Bryan, a member of the VISITING TEAM, is now $150 off the lead.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
He starts w/ a $10K pair of S’s, an E, but then a bad vowel of A. La Donna also misses w/ T. Third for Cheryl are a $500 N but no O’s. Bryan next buys the remaining vowels of two I’s and a U and BANKRUPTS the same way Cheryl did in the last round to fork over $9K. After a $350 F and a $600 pair of L’s by La Donna…
F L _ I N _
S _ U I _ _ E L S
…she solves FLYING SQUIRRELS to double her starting grand.
DUDS: A (Bryan), T (La Donna), O (Cheryl)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Bryan
Cheryl: $7K cash & tour MDW/Bryan: $6,850/La Donna: $2K
I’ll never understand why everybody’s being consonative this game…>:(
Round 5: OCCUPATION
After La Donna starts w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, we hear the S-U bell…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T
…and the other consonants pay off at $1,300 each. After a D has been put up by Ms. White…
B R _ _ D _ _ S T
_ _ _ R N _ L _ S T
…Cheryl solves BROADCAST JOURNALIST for $5,200 and the win. The other players left behind $2,600 and $3,800, respectively.
DUDS (during S-U): M (Bryan), H (La Donna)
Cheryl: $12,200 cash & tour MDW/Bryan: $6,850/La Donna: $2K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10,250
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8
Cheryl spins up the I of WIN.
RSTLNE brings her…
L _ _ _ N _
_ R _ _ _
GVDO is a very good combination…
L _ V _ N G
_ R O O _
…but Pat IS MISTAKEN for once that he saw some LIVING PROOF in somebody who knows the answer already — she BLOWS IT w/ LIVING GROOM and LIVING GROOVE. If the $1M is in her envelope, she’s gonna be really hearing it from us…
…well, the $1M was actually ONE SPACE OFF — it was under the W (the same spot where Michelle Loewenstein won the super big one); her envelope had $30K.
Had La Donna solved the S-U Puzzle, Cheryl would have set a new modern-day low winning total on this program.
MY EP. RATING: 3