EPISODE #6424: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
The Pipeworks intro is used again (and it’s actually from season 28’s “Vacation of a Lifetime” rather than “Wheel Around the World” as I initially thought).
$1K T-U: ON THE MAP
M _ L B O _ _ N E
A U _ _ _ _ _ I A
April locates MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. Let’s see how much damage tonight’s players can do after last night’s massive win…
April Gamble: instructional designer and football fan from Orlando
Ben Hoover: insurance broker and golf pro from Bluffton, SC
Monica Dalmia: kindergarten teacher whose dad unfortunately passed away from L.A.
$2K T-U: LIVING THING
K O _ O D O
_ _ _ _ _ _
Ben spots a KOMODO DRAGON.
TRIP WEDGE: TurkeyHome tour of Istanbul worth $6,145
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
He’s off to a fast $12,500 start with five S’s before picking three E’s and A’s but then says T for terrible on the WILD CARD. Monica picks up the trip with an M and $600 with a G but then BANKRUPTS near TD to lose $7,245 cash and trip. April uncovers a TD H, an O, a $1,200 pair of D’s, and an I before lighting up a $700 W, a TD P, and a $700 Y before attempting to solve all this…
D O / Y O _ / S P E A _
S W E D I S H
M A S S A G E
…DO YOU SPEAK SWEDISH MASSAGE, ma’am? Probably not, but she’s won another $7,100.
SOLE DUD: T (Ben)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Monica
April: $8,100/Ben: $2K/Monica: $0
The Georgian hosts send us into commercial break.
Mystery Round: FUN & GAMES (introduced by the Spanish hosts)
Monica lights up an $800 T and an E before lighting up a $1,200 R pair and four A’s, but then she duplicates the T on the WILD CARD. April calls a $700 S but then gives it right back to the BANKRUPT near $650. Ben makes triple use of FP by cleaning out the vowels (an O and an I) and dudding out with the B before hitting LaT. Monica picks up the ½-CAR next to $600 with two N’s and lights up a $700 G before losing another turn with the L. April calls an $1,800 M duo and a $700 F…
_ R A _ I N G / N A M E S
F R O M / A / _ A T
…and after the contestants were DRAWING NAMES FROM A HAT to pick their podiums, April’s just racked up another $2,500.
DUDS: B (Ben on FP), L (Monica)
SOLE BANKRUPT: April
SOLE LaT: Ben
SOLE DQ: Monica’s T repeat
April: $10,600/Ben: $2K/Monica: ZIP
Express/Prize Puzzle Round: WAYD?
Here goes April with a $650 N, two I’s, four A’s, a $650 S, and two E’s…but then the BANKRUPT near TD takes away the $550 remainder. Ben lights up six T’s for $5,400 and buys an O before picking up the WILD CARD this time with two H’s. Board…
T A _ I N _ / A
S H _ T T _ E / A T
T H E / A I _ _ O _ T
With another $6,150, he’ll be TAKING A SHUTTLE AT THE AIRPORT near Morritt’s Tortuga Club Grand Resort in GRAND CAYMAN, a getaway worth $8K.
SOLE BANKRUPT: April
April: $10,600/Ben: $16,150 cash & Caribbean + WC/Monica: ZERO
$3K T-U: FOOD & DRINK
S I N _ A P O _ E
S L I _ G
Monica is absolutely unsure about her guess of SINGAPORE SLING…but why worry? She’s off the schneid.
Speed-Up Round: RHYME TIME
Consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. Late in the round, April lights up three P’s but misses the $13,600 solve by a letter with LIPS, TIPS, AND FINGERTIPS. Ben uncovers the F…
L _ P S / _ _ P S / _ N D
F _ N _ _ R T _ P S
…and solves LIPS, HIPS, AND FINGERTIPS to seal his win with another $5,100.
SOLE DUD: M (Monica)
FATAL DQ: April’s one-letter mistake
April: $10,600/Ben: $21,250 cash & Caribbean + WC/Monica: $3K
MAINGAME WINNINGS: $34,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,495 cash and trip
$100,000 BONUS ROUND
Ben lands on the N in WIN (landed on last night), so the $100K is out of the picture tonight.
The vowel is key here…
_ _ E T _ _
_ _ R _ S
GHPO and D will do just that and a whole lot more…
P O E T _ _
_ O R D S
…and he’ll enjoy the POETIC WORDS of a $33K win and a final score of $54,250 cash and Caribbean.
$5K-WINNING ID: SS0585192
EP. RATING: 7