For the first time since S29, we’re doing “Great Escapes” week. I have a bad feeling this week is going to be lackluster given that we had a BR shutout back then.
EPISODE #6261: GREAT ESCAPES
VTR: Aug. 14
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ / T H E
O _ _ N / _ _ A D
Mary Kate’s ON THE OPEN ROAD to riches. Meeting them in order…
Mary Kate Lowndes: Peace Corps country director overseas from Granby, CT
Noelle Cooper: special needs caregiver & motorcycle person from Foothill Ranch, CA
Scooter Kellum: youth minister from Montgomery, AL
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ _ _ K
_ _ _ _ I N _ O S
Noelle solves PINK FLAMINGOS.
TONIGHT’S GE: Italy (from Agriturismo Marciano and Bed & Breakfast)
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: eBags
Round 1: PLACE
Her first spin is a waste because of the MDW’s left side. Second, Scooter says a dud of T. Third, Mary Kate calls out two R’s for a grand, three L’s to go to $2,500, but then C for crud. Noelle restarts w/ three F’s for $2,400, three O’s, but then A for awful. Scooter then picks a $1,300 pair of S’s, four E’s, and $800 G and H singles…
G R E E _ H O _ S E
F _ L L / O F
F L O _ E R S
…he solves GREENHOUSE FULL OF FLOWERS for his first $2,650; everybody’s now on the board.
DUDS: T (Scooter), C (Mary Kate), A (Noelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Noelle
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
1/2 CAR: Fiesta (this is pretty much gonna be the only 1/2 CAR automobile available this season)
At the start, the T fails Scooter again while he’s on the WC. Second, Mary Kate takes two N’s for the eBags gift tag, a FP O, an L for that WC, but then S for sorry. Third, Noelle tries a $650 D, two A’s, three E’s, a $900 B, a $700 H, and two I’s, but she then duds out w/ V while on the MW near LaT. Scooter next plugs in an $800 C, buys the leftover U, but then LaTs out. Mary Kate then gets the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 w/ two M’s…
M A _ E / M I N E / A
D O U B L E
C H I N
…she says “MAKE MINE A DOUBLE CHIN” for $3,500.
DUDS: T (Scooter), S (Mary Kate), V (Noelle)
SOLE LaT: Scooter
Mary Kate: $4,500 cash & GT WC 1/2 CAR/Noelle: $2K/Scooter: $2,650
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Mary Kate’s first call of R is no good. Second for Noelle are a $1,600 pair of T’s, a single E, and an H while on EXPRESS. She goes aboard…only to give back $2,350 on her very next call of S. Third in Scooter’s favor are three $650 N’s, three A’s, but the C fails somebody again. Mary Kate then lights up two $600 G’s, three I’s, a $500 K, two O’s to finish off the vowels, and a $650 D…
T A K I N G / A / D I _
I N / T H E / _ A G O O N
…in addition to another $1,850, she’ll be TAKING A DIP IN THE LAGOON at The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $6,800.
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: R (Mary Kate), C (Scooter)
SOLE BANKRUPT: S (Noelle)
Mary Kate: $13,150 cash & prizes WC/Noelle: $2K/Scooter: $2,650
$3K Tossup: THING
_ I _ _ _ D A Y
_ _ _ _ E _ T
Noelle has another BIRTHDAY PRESENT — three thousand more dollars.
Round 4: WAYD?
Three $500 N’s start this solution, but the LaT strikes. Second for Scooter are a $1K pair of G’s, an A, a $650 D, but then the S-U signal…
_ _ _ _ N G / A N D
_ _ _ _ _ N G / _ _ _ _ _ _
…$1,650 is what we pay them in the consonant department. After Noelle wants the two L’s…
_ _ _ _ N G / A N D
S _ L L _ N G / S T _ _ _ S
…she could be BUYING AND SELLING STOCKS w/ another $4,800.
SOLE LaT: Noelle
Mary Kate: $13,150 cash & prizes WC/Noelle: $9,800/Scooter: $2,650
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,350
$100K Bonus Round
No, they’re not offering a ’16 Ford Escape SE in Bonusland — it’s actually a Chevrolet Camaro 1LT. Mary Kate has landed on the *.
The last two letters are…
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ S E
MGPO and H doesn’t add anything but three of the hot vowel…
O _ _
_ O O _ _ _ S E
…whether she has an OAK BOOKCASE or not, she can’t make the $33K solve.
$5K SPIN ID: NC5902896
EP. RATING: 4