On this Memorial Day, we begin “Wish You Were Here” week. And this was taped before last week’s BR SHUTOUT, so I think something big will happen.
EPISODE #6226: WISH YOU WERE HERE
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
K I C K I N G
T _ I N G _ S / O F F
We’re KICKING THINGS OFF w/ Morgan making the solve and getting interviewed first…
Morgan Doria: speech language pathologist who enjoys collecting antiques (especially automobiles that they restore) and donating her hair from NY
Trent Lorenzen: mortgage consultant for a large bank from Brooklyn Park, MN
Michelle Ferrier: worker at a resort on Big Island from Kailua-Kona
$2K Tossup: THING
S _ _ _ _ / A _ M Y
_ N _ _ E
Trent gets out a SWISS ARMY KNIFE.
FEATURED $6K TRIP: Ireland from Aer Lingus
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: BedandBreakfast.com
1/2 CAR: Fiesta
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
His openers are a $1,400 pair of N’s, but then a bad O buy. Second, Michelle calls up a $900 T, two E’s, a TD H, four A’s, and two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following twin D’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900…
_ A _ _ / I N / T H E
_ A D D _ E / A _ A I N
…she’s “BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN” just like the late Gene Autry and she’s on the board w/ $3,650.
SOLE DUD: O (Trent)
Michelle: $3,650 1/2 CAR/Morgan: $1K/Trent: $2K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Michelle first shouts out two $600 N’s, two I’s, but then A for awful. Second, Morgan BANKRUPTs next to TD. Third, Trent takes two T’s for $1,800, an E, but then S for sorry. Michelle resumes her play w/ two P’s for $1,100, the last vowel of O, a $650 R, a K for the BaB gift tag, but then a critical LaT landing. Morgan then lights up the two Y’s for $1,400, and an L to go to $2,050…
P R E T T Y / I N
P I N K
_ L O Y _
…she “PRETTY IN PINK” FLOYD.
DUDS: A (Michelle), S (Trent)
SOLE LaT: Michelle
SOLE BANKRUPT: Morgan
Michelle: $3,650 1/2 CAR/Morgan: $3,050/Trent: $2K
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Morgan starts this crucial round w/ two R’s for $1,800, two O’s and an A, as well as two T’s for the WC. But after her buys of two I’s and an E is the other normal BANKRUPT to take away the WC and the amount she started w/. Second, Trent LaTs out. Third, Michelle finds a $900 N, a U, and two F’s for the MDW after which she says a $500 Z, a $700 Y, but then a CRITICAL DUD of D. Morgan then SPINGLES for a $550 L…
F R O Z E N / F R U I T Y
_ O _ _ T A I L _
…she’ll enjoy these FROZEN FRUITY COCKTAILS at The Crane in BARBADOS worth $8,490.
SOLE DUD: D (Michelle)
SOLE LaT: Trent
SOLE BANKRUPT: Morgan
Michelle: $3,650/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_ I _ D / A N D
_ _ _ _ L Y
Morgan doesn’t know the last word.
_ I L D / A N D
_ O O L L Y
Michelle capitalizes w/ WILD AND WOOLLY.
Round 4: PLACE
The letter selections by this lady are a $1K pair of R’s, four E’s, a $700 L, two A’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and a $1,200 pair of C’s…
C _ E E R L E A _ E R
C A _ _
…she solves CHEERLEADER CAMP for $2,400.
Michelle: $9,050/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K
Round 5: EVENT
First up for Morgan are a $500 T, two A’s, but then S for sorry and we go into S-U Mode…
A / _ _ _ _ _ _ T _
_ A _ _ _ _ _ _
…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,500. Late in this round, Morgan gets the two M’s up there, but doesn’t know the last word. A dud of G and a K later…
A / C _ M P L _ T _
M A K _ _ _ _ R
…Michelle could be getting A COMPLETE MAKEOVER, because she’s won the game w/ another $6K.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: S (Morgan)
DUDS DURING S-U: N (Trent), H (Trent), D (Morgan), B (Trent), G (Trent)
Michelle: $15,050/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K
(NOTE: They left out $500 off Michelle’s total.)
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not included): $1,800
$100K Bonus Round
The next-to-last vehicle offered this season is a Nissan JUKE. Michelle doesn’t have anybody w/ her, but she spins the second A.
S _ _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ N
DPMI guarantees at least a letter…
S _ _ _ P I N _
D _ _ N
…but she only gets the second word, and a near-quadrupler ($45K, that is) won’t be SWOOPING DOWN on her.
$5K SPIN ID: JR6312274
MY EP. RATING: 5