WoF Recap: May 25, 2016

EPISODE: #6423: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD

We hear greetings from Georgia, Greece, Serbia, and Turkey.

$1K T-U: ON THE MAP

S _ _ _ _

_ O _ _ H / _ _ R E A

Dylan screws this one up with SOUTH NORTH KOREA (really?).

S _ _ _ L

_ O _ _ H / _ _ R E A

LaToya locates SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. Tonight’s vacationers…

LaToya Williams: loan term support services coordinator for a local major health plan and shoe collector from Henrico, VA

Danielle Gilseth: accountant for a firm providing energy and technology solutions from West Fargo, ND

Dylan Simons: bartender who’s applying to the University of Washington to study business administration and performed as a woman in his own play from Seattle

$2K T-U: THING

_ R E A S U R E

_ R O _ E

LaToya triples up her TREASURE TROVE.

TRIP WEDGE: Collette tour of Greece worth $11,498 (too bad it wasn’t offered Tues. night)

Round 1: WAYD?

Her first letters this evening are a $1,200 N pair, an obvious $650 G, and an I to establish the gerund. Up next are a $700 R and the LaT, while Danielle instantly says L for lose on the gift tag. After Dylan lights up a $2,100 trio of T’s and two E’s, he lights up a $650 H, a $1,200 M duo, and two Y’s for the same amount before going for the solve…

G E T T I N G / M Y

M _ N E Y ’ _ / _ _ R T H

…and I sure am GETTING MY MONEY’S WORTH, because he wins his first $4,900.

SOLE DUD: L (Danielle)

SOLE LaT: LaToya

LaToya: $3K/Danielle: $0/Dylan: $4,900

The Romanian hosts send us into commercial break.

Mystery Round: EVENT (introduced by the Serbian hosts)

Danielle picks up the ½-CAR near $600 with two T’s and spends $500 on two A’s and an E before lighting up a $1,950 trio of R’s (just slipped past the other plate). After cleaning out the vowels with three O’s and two I’s, she calls a $2,100 pair of N’s…but she too gets a dose of LaT. Dylan then SPINGLES for a $650 D…

A / R O _ A N T I _

D I N N E R

_ O R / T _ O

…and might want to spend the extra $350 on A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO.

SOLE LaT: Danielle

LaToya: $3K/Danielle: $0/Dylan: $5,900

Express/Prize Puzzle Round: LIVING THINGS

Dylan’s up first with a $1,400 pair of T’s, then goes vowel-buying with three E’s and the sole dud vowel of A. LaToya lights up a $1,950 S trio, an $2,700 R trio, a FP pair of I’s, an $1,800 B duo, a $650 D, an $1,800 L pair, and a $1,300 F duo before finally buying the last remaining vowels of a U and an O. Board…

B I R D S

B U T T E R F L I E S

F L O _ E R S

With another $9,700, she’ll sight some BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, (&) FLOWERS on her $6,100 getaway to the Peace Lodge in COSTA RICA.

SOLE DUD: A (Dylan)

LaToya: $18,800 cash & C.R./Danielle: NADA/Dylan: $5,900

$3K T-U: AROUND THE HOUSE

V _ D E O / _ A M E

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Dylan misses a Toss-Up for the second time tonight with VIDEO GAME SYSTEM.

V _ D E O / _ A M E

_ _ N _ _ _ _

Danielle’s also wrong with VIDEO GAME CONTROL.

V _ D E O / _ A M E

_ O N S O _ _

LaToya finally sweeps ’em with VIDEO GAME CONSOLE.

Round 4: PHRASE

First up for our big leader are a $1,500 T trio but then we get an intact null cycle – her dud of H, Danielle’s dud of S, and Dylan’s LaT landing (everybody’s hit that space once this episode). After LaToya BANKRUPTS near TD, her opponents dud out with R and N, respectively (and Dylan barely hung on to TD). LaToya restarts with a $2K L quartet, buys two E’s and two A’s, then lights up a $700 B. Board at this point…

T E L L / _ E / A L L

A B _ _ T / _ T

TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT – she’s won another $2,200.

DUDS: H (LaToya), S (Danielle), R (Danielle), N (Dylan)

SOLE BANKRUPT: LaToya

SOLE LaT: Dylan

LaToya: $24K cash & C.R./Danielle: ZIP/Dylan: $5,900

Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK

It’s a $6K FS this time! If Danielle finally breaks through for $24K, we could have our first Tiebreaker Toss-Up in over 10 years. After somebody lights up the frontloading H…

H _ L L _ N _ _ _ S _

S _ _ _ _

Danielle eats up some HOLLANDAISE SAUCE for said amount and makes the tie happen!

DUDS: T (Dylan), G (Dylan), M (LaToya)

Ladies: $24K each/Dylan: $5,900

$1K Tiebreaker T-U: OCCUPATION

The woman advancing to the Bonus Round is…

C _ M _ _ T E R

_ _ O _ R A _ _ _ R

LaToya with COMPUTER PROGRAMMER!

FINAL SCORES

LaToya: $25K cash & C.R./Danielle: $24K/Dylan: $5,900

VB: First tie in a decade

MAINGAME WINNINGS: $54,900

BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,500

$100,000 BONUS ROUND

After we meet LaToya’s fiancé Barry, I can tell you right now that the minimum is NOT in the N in WIN.

Category: PHRASE

I know it already…

_ _ _ R / _ _ _ R

_ E _ R T / _ _ T

PHCO is a great combination (she called the C as a precaution)…

P O _ R / _ O _ R

H E _ R T / O _ T

You won’t have to POUR YOUR HEART OUT, LaToya, because you’ve just won…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…CAN YOU BELIEVE IT – SHE’S THE SECOND $100K WINNER IN LESS THAN A MONTH (Jim: “LaToya, here’s thousands of reasons to celebrate!”)!!! SHE DEPARTS WITH A GRAND TOTAL OF AN EVEN $125K!!! WTG, ma’am!

VB: Our second grand prize win this season!

$5K-WINNING ID: CB5451331

EP. RATING: 10! (But I’d personally give it an 11.)

Talk about a NAIL BITER…

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 25, 2016

  1. agusgokil1681 May 26, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    ah 3 toss-up missolves (1 from toss-up 1 & 2 from toss-up 3)

    Like

    • colin roley May 27, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      agusgokil1681 i cant believe latoya deserve to win $100,000 in the bonus round i hope they can do it again

      Like

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