Upon further review, the vehicle for this week is actually the Winnebago Travato (and it makes sense since you can take that outdoors). The Ford Flex, which I mistakenly said after taking the virtual set tour, should be used for an upcoming “America’s Game” episode.
EPISODE #6288: GREAT OUTDOORS
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ H E / _ R E G _ N
_ _ A _ _
I’ve played the computer game about this when I was young, and Courtney knows that’s THE OREGON TRAIL. Meeting everybody now…
Courtney Canant: former kindergarten teacher from Cypress, TX
Michael Varino: retired MUD engineer from Kenner, LA
Gemina Stroud: traffic coord. who has a fascination w/ twins from Stockbridge, GA
$2K Tossup: TITLE
N A _ _ _ N _ L
G _ O G _ _ P _ _ C
Courtney’s two for two w/ “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC”.
TONIGHT’S TRIP: Ireland
Round 1: SAME LETTER
She gets to work w/ two $700 T’s, one E and two A’s, three N’s for the Victorinox gift tag, and two I’s, followed by the SL Bonus of three $650 N’s, the last vowels of two O’s and U’s, a $550 R, and two TD S’s before she finally goes for the solve…
M _ S T E R I O U S
M O U N T A I N
M A N
…this MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAIN MAN must award her $11,150 cash & GT.
Courtney: $14,150 cash & GT/Others: $0 each
Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES
Both Michael and Gemina strike out instantly w/ T and R, respectively. We’re going to Courtney already, and she’s chosen five N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $600, four I’s, and two O’s and a $600 G before the M stops her while she’s on the MW near LaT. Michael next picks an $800 H, a K for that WC but then L for loss. Gemina follows w/ a $650 C, the last vowel of A, but then the MDW’s right side. Courtney then plugs in a TD Y and a FP Z to complete the board…
H I K I N G / I N
Z I O N / C A N Y O N
…she correctly reads it for $6,600 more.
DUDS: T (Michael), R (Gemina), M (Courtney), L (Michael)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gemina
Courtney: $20,750 cash & GT 1/2 CAR/Others: $0 each (Michael w/ the WC)
PP/Express Round: THINGS
This round’s all Gemina — she chooses two S’s for the same 1/2 CAR, an A, a TD L, an I, a $600 N, and three E’s to clean out the vowels…
I S L A N _
_ _ E E _ E S
…in addition to her first $4,350, she’ll feel the ISLAND BREEZES during her stay at the ARUBA Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino worth $9,128, presented by the new movie “LOVE the COOPERS”.
Michael: WC/Gemina: $13,478 cash & Aruba/Courtney: $20,750 cash & GT
$3K Tossup: PERSON
S O C I _ _
B U T _ E R F L Y
Courtney sweeps ’em w/ SOCIAL BUTTERFLY.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
A $1,300 pair of S’s gets her started, then she buys a single E and A for awful. Michael secondly wants a $700 I, but he buys the other bad vowel of this board (I). Gemina thirdly spins up a $650 R, four O’s, but then the LaT. Courtney next tacks on two $600 N’s and the two remaining U’s before the BANKRUPT near TD shoots her down to the tune of $1,750. Michael then uncovers three $5K D’s and two H’s courtesy of his WC…
_ L O O D H O U N D S
& / _ R E _ H O U N D S
…he can thank these BLOODHOUNDS & GREYHOUNDS for taking him all the way from zero to first place at $25,450!
DUDS: A (Courtney), I (Michael)
SOLE LaT: Gemina
SOLE BANKRUPT: Courtney
Michael: $25,450/Gemina: $13,478 cash & Aruba/Courtney: $23,750 cash & GT
Speed-Up Round: WAYD?
Here’s another $1,500 FS. Gemina takes out the twin F’s late in this round…
F _ N N _ N G
T H _ / F L _ _ _ S
…and she’s FANNING THE FLAMES for $6K more.
DUDS: C (Courtney), R (Gemina), U (Courtney), W (Michael)
Michael: $25,450/Gemina: $19,478 cash & Aruba/Courtney: $23,750 cash & GT
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,150
$100K Bonus Round
Mike’s landed on the I of AMERICA’S.
_ R _ _ E N
_ _ E / _ _ _ _
GPMI adds a couple of letters…
_ R _ _ E N
I _ E / P _ _ _
…at this point, FROZEN ICE PICK would be wrong…and he unfortunately says that instead of FROZEN ICE PACK for the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: TE8202191
EP. RATING: 7