EPISODE #6083: WHEEL GOES WAIKOLOA
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R _ _ H
_ I _ E A _ _ _ E
Kaleonani loves the aroma of FRESH PINEAPPLE. Yet again, we go in order in meeting the contesti…
Kaleonani Kalauoka’ae’a-Kahele: fiscal manage for a nonprofit (Aha Punana Leo) from Hilo
Kai Lovell: specialist presenter for vacation ownership co. and roller derby player from Anahola
Shawn Coleman: Wilson ES P.E. teacher from Honolulu
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ E L L Y / F L O P
C O N _ _ _ T
Kai solves BELLY FLOP CONTEST for control.
FEATURED TRIP: Borgata Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City worth $7,534
Round 1: TITLE
She begins the letter search w/ a $600 R, three A’s, and S for the Maui Jim gift tag, four E’s and an I, then come five T’s for $3K and two U’s to clean out the vowels…
T E E _ A _ E
_ U T A _ T
_ I _ _ A
T U R T _ E S
…cowabunga — she IDs the “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” for $4,100 cash & shades.
(NOTE: Oddly enough, both the prize wedge and gift tag switched places — the former is next to the orange $800 and the latter is next to the red $800.)
Kaleonani: $1K/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First on Shawn’s list of letters are a $700 T and an S via the MW near $800. He gambles…$$$! Next up are an E, a $700 R, two A’s, but then L for loss. Kaleonani secondly puts up two N’s for $1,200, buys three I’s and two O’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and FPs two K’s…
K A R A O K E
N I _ _ T
_ I S I O N
…she solves KARAOKE NIGHT VISION for $1,700.
SOLE DUD: L (Shawn)
Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: ZERO
PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER
Kaleonani kicks off w/ two T’s and HOPS ABOARD the EXPRESS…
Next Choices: N, 2 E’s, A (she loses $2,750)
Second, Kai loses nothing but a turn w/ the R. Third, Shawn inserts a $1,300 pair of S’s, but he and Kaleonani both BANKRUPT near the big one. After Kai loses another turn w/ C, Shawn gets the SL bonus of three $600 F’s, three I’s, a $550 V and two O’s, then we have…
F _ N
F O O _ / &
F E S T I V I T I E S
…FUN, FOOD & FESTIVITIES awaiting him on a hotwire trip to the Loews Coronado Bay in SAN DIEGO (also includes $1K credit from Undercovertourist.com to any Southern California attraction) worth $8,005.
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS (both by Kai): R and C
SOLE BANKRUPT DUD: A (Kaleonani)
BANKRUPT LANDINGS: 2 (Shawn, Kaleonani)
Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $10,855 cash & S.D.
$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION
S H _ _ _ – _ R _ E R
C O O K
A SHORT-ORDER COOK brings Kai closer to the lead.
Speed-Up Round: EVENT
It’s a $1,600 Final Spin on this Wed. night. Somebody’s smiling after calling the frontloading H…
H _ _ S _ _ _ R M _ N G
P _ R T Y
…it’s Shawn who has won another $6,400 towards his next HOUSEWARMING PARTY.
DUDS: L (Kaleonani), C (Kai)
Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $9,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $17,255 cash & S.D.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,050
$100K Bonus Round
Shawn takes that BW to the W.
Looks easy to me…
_ _ _ _ / T _
S _ _ _ R E / _ N E
He knows this one too and calls QBKO…
B _ _ K / T O
S Q _ _ R E / O N E
…BACK TO SQUARE ONE, people — he also wins the damn minimum for a final total of $49,255 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: JF7907653
I can now confirm that this week’s car seen in a taped final segment w/ Daniel Akaka is indeed a Jeep Wrangler Sport instead of the Unlimited version on the first wk. of their last visit to The Big Island.
MY EP. RATING: 7