EPISODE #6421: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
The hosts from Romania, Serbia, and Spain send their greetings.
$1K T-U: WAYD?
G L _ _ _ T _ O T _ _ N G
Gerry could be GLOBETROTTING to a foreign land, or maybe one of these travelers:
Gerry Doyle: data analyst for an insurance company from Macclenny, FL
Nikki Berry: clinical pharmacist at a large prescription benefit management company from Cave Creek, AZ
Stacy Landry: pre-K teacher who met her husband Joe while taking up archery from Austin, TX
$2K T-U: PEOPLE
_ _ F _ _ O _ G
_ R _ E _ D _
Stacy recalls her LIFELONG FRIENDS.
WatW TRIP (all the trips this week are plugged by the hosts of said countries): Collette tour of Croatia worth $10,798
Weeklong Gift Tag: Novica gifts and jewelry
Category wipe: Pat in a gondola
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
She begins her journey with a $500 T but then crashes just as quickly with the E. After Gerry BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s right side and Nikki strikes out with the S on the trip, Stacy restarts with a $650 R and the sole vowel of three A’s before losing her turn again with the L. Gerry hits the same black space while Nikki lights up two $800 N’s and duds out with the D. Stacy puts up a $650 F…
F A N N _
_ A _ _
R A T
…and imagines a FANNY PACK RAT for $1,300.
DUDS: E (Stacy), S (Nikki), L (Stacy), D (Nikki)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Gerry)
Gerry: $1K/Nikki: $0/Stacy: $3,300
The Serbian hosts take us into commercial break.
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK (the Croatian hosts announce the category in that language)
Gerry starts out with a TD N, then buys three E’s and a baddie of I. Nikki calls a $600 T and three A’s before hitting LaT. Stacy lands on the MW near $650, lights up an L, and flips it…whoops. Gerry retries with a $2,100 C trio…
_ E _ _ A N
C _ _ C _ L A T E
C A _ E
…and eats up a $5,100 GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE.
DUD: I (Gerry)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Stacy
SOLE LaT: Nikki
Gerry: $6,100/Nikki: $0/Stacy: $3,300
Express/PRIZE PUZZLE Round: THINGS
Nikki duds out on the spot with the T. Stacy calls a non-negative $650 N and purchases five A’s before picking up the gift tag with a D. But after buying two E’s, she makes a costly purchase in O. Gerry grabs the WILD CARD with three L’s but the I fails him again. Nikki picks up the ½-CAR near $600 with two V’s and buys the last remaining vowel of U before calling a $650 C (she slipped past the other plate) and going for the trip…
_ L A C _ / L A V A
A N D / _ L U E / _ A V E S
…but BLACK LAVA AND BLUE CAVES is off by a letter, so goodbye $1,400. Stacy then steals BLACK LAVA AND BLUE WAVES for that amount, the gift tag, and a stay at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND worth $7,254.
DUDS: T (Nikki), O (Stacy), I (Gerry)
SOLE MISSOLVE: Nikki
Gerry: $6,100 + WC/Nikki: BAD SHAPE/Stacy: $11,954 cash & prizes
$3K T-U: ON THE MAP
_ _ E _ _ O
_ _ _ _
Gerry’s way off with TOLEDO, OHIO (this isn’t Wheel Across America, sir).
_ U E _ T O
_ _ _ _
Nikki’s off the schneid this time with PUERTO RICO.
Round 4: LIVING THING
But she learns the T doesn’t exist here either. Stacy’s picks are a $500 R, an E, a $1,300 S pair, an A, and a $650 H…but the O fails her again. Gerry lights up an N and cleans out the vowels (two I’s and a U) before completing the board with a $500 B, a $550 K, and a $500 Y…
S I B E R I A N
H U S K Y
…and spotting the above for $1,550.
DUDS: T (Nikki), O (Stacy)
Gerry: $7,650 + WC/Nikki: $3K/Stacy: $11,954 cash & prizes
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
It’s a $1,650 Final Spin to kick off the week. After Stacy lights up an M duo…
D _ N ’ T / M _ _ E
_ / M _ S _ L _
…DON’T MOVE A MUSCLE, ma’am – you’ve won tickets to the Bonus Round with an extra $4,950.
SOLE DUD: Y (Stacy)
Gerry: $7,650/Nikki: $3K/Stacy: $16,904 cash & prizes
MAINGAME WINNINGS: $26,554
NO BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the MW risk)
$100,000 BONUS ROUND
The 2016 BMW 228i is up for grabs this week; Stacy could find it in the A in GAME.
RSTLNE lights up just a pair of something…
_ E _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ E
Her picks of MCD aren’t there, but maybe a trio of A’s will save her…
_ E A _ _
_ A _ _ A _ E
…nope – she messes up with PEACE, PEACH, and PART. She loses the $33K from this HEAVY BAGGAGE (I thought it was PACKAGE at first).
$5K-WINNING ID: AN4310834 (Andy’s initials)
The Turkish hosts show us how they play in the end.
EP. RATING: 5