EPISODE #5599: EXOTIC FAR EAST
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T H E / S O U T H
C _ _ _ A / _ E A
The non-hosting Pat blows it w/ THE SOUTH CASPIAN SEA, which doesn’t fit the theme week. Shaun then capitalizes w/ THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. Here’s the lowdown on the men and the sole lady of this Thursday night….
Amira Azimi: sales account manager for an apparel company who’s been a Wheel Watcher since she was three years old w/ a 99 yr. old grandma from Los Angeles (orig. from Oxnard, CA)
Pat Kotsonis: owner of two restaurants from Fords, NJ
Shaun Garvin: flight attendant who’s going to graduate school to be an organizational psychologist from Atlanta (orig. from St. Louis)
$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION
H _ _ E _
D O _ _ M _ N
Amira solves HOTEL DOORMAN.
FEATURED TRIP: Japan tour from g adventures worth $8,946
Jackpot Round: WAYD?
She kicks things off w/ two N’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, three I’s, but then the LaT. Second, Pat calls up the obvious G and three T’s for $500 a head, two E’s and an A, and two H’s for another $800, but he then hits the MDW’s left side for $2,300. Third, Shaun takes a $600 W and three O’s to clean out the vowels, and a $900 pair of C’s, but he LaTs out. Amira then spins once for a $500 P…
E A T I N G
N O O _ _ E _ / W I T H
C H O _ _ T I C _ _
…she’s rightly EATING NOODLES WITH CHOPSTICKS for another $1,250.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Pat
LaTs: 2 (Amira, Shaun)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,450
Pat: $0/Shaun: $1K/Amira: $3,250 1/2 KIA
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Pat gets the Japan tour right away w/ two T’s, FPs an O, plugs in three S’s for $900, and buys two I’s and three A’s. Next up are an N for the TravelSmith gift tag and two E’s to finish off the vowels…
S A T E _ _ I T E
A N _ / S O A _
_ I S _
…he solves SATELLITE AND SOAP DISH for a total of $10,096 in cash & prizes.
Pat: $10,096 cash & prizes/Shaun: $1K/Amira: $3,250 1/2 KIA
PP Round: SONG LYRICS
Shaun instantly duds out w/ S while on the other 1/2 KIA. Second for Amira are a $300 N, three E’s, a $600 pair of R’s, a $600 H, and two A’s, followed by three FP I’s, and two C’s for $600 more…
C A _ I _ _ R N I A
H E R E / I / C _ M E
…too bad she solves “CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME” given her home state, but she’s won $1,900 and won’t have to travel far to the Omni Hotel & Resort in S.F. worth $5,500
SOLE DUD: S (Shaun)
Pat: $10,096 cash & prizes/Shaun: $1K/Amira: $10,650 cash & S.F.
$3K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ R _ _ _ _
D _ P _ O M A T
Shaun quadruples up up w/ FOREIGN DIPLOMAT.
Round 4: PLACE
His starting letters are two S’s (one on each end of the answer) for $1,200, two A’s, two FP T’s, but then a bad I buy. Second, Amira strikes out w/ N. Third for Pat are three R’s for $1,500, an E quarter, and a $450 C before he…
S E C R E T
_ E A _ _ _ A R T E R S
…steals another $1,700 from the SECRET HEADQUARTERS.
DUDS: I (Shaun), N (Amira)
Pat: $11,796 cash & prizes/Shaun: $1K/Amira: $10,650 cash & S.F.
Round 5: LIVING THINGS (full $1,600 speed-up)
The L is said early on by Shaun…
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ L _ S S _ _ S
…but he’s incorrect w/ CHERRY BLOSSOMS. Amira takes the B to leave only vowels unxposed…
_ R _ N G _
B L _ S S _ M S
…she solves ORANGE BLOSSOMS right on the buzzer for $8K and the win!
DUDS: C (Amira) and F (Pat)
SOLE DQ: Shaun’s incorrect response
Pat: $11,796 cash & prizes/Shaun: $4K/Amira: $18,650 cash & S.F.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,300
$100K Bonus Round
Amira lands on the old W.
Here’s how we begin this time…
_ L _ _ / T _ E
S _ _ T _ _
She’s about to kill it w/ PFCI…
F L I P / T _ E
S _ I T C _
…there’s no need to FLIP THE SWITCH on your TVs, boys and girls, because she’s won $40K for a final total of $58,650 cash & trip! Being an LfaT paid off quite nicely for her! For the record, that’s the 50th BR win of the season.
MY EP. RATING: 8