EPISODE #6430: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)
Our final extra episode this season takes place on what appears to be the Philly set.
$1K T-U: ON THE MAP
L _ K E / _ A _ _ E
Candyce locates LAKE TAHOE to strike first blood amongst:
Candyce Thompson: sole dentist in her family from Memphis
Phil Mortell: account manager for a financial company, avid golfer, & sports fan from Philly
Asia Reed: bartender who enjoys singing classic rock from L.A. (orig. from Birmingham, AL; Pat mistakenly said Louisiana…LOL)
$2K T-U: SONG TITLE
S _ M _ L Y
I R _ E _ I _ T _ _ _ E
Asia the music lover knows about the ‘88 song “SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE” (by Robert Palmer).
FEATURED TRIP: Collette tour of London/Paris worth $10,598 (the label says LONDON instead of Europe)
Round 1: EVENT
She’s up and running w/ three T’s for $1,500 and four E’s before collecting a $2,400 H trio and the WC w/ an L. Following a purchase of two I’s and two G’s for $1,100…
_ E E I _ G / T H E
_ _ _ T H E _ _
L I G H T _
…she’s SEEING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS for this round’s top dollar amount x2 – $5K.
Candyce: $1K/Phil: $0/Asia: $7K + WC
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Here goes Candyce w/ two T’s for $1,100 and an A, but the BANKRUPT near TD stops her in her tracks (and she loses $850). Second, Phil can’t capitalize on TD w/ a dud of S. Third, Asia picks up the ½-CAR near $600 w/ an R pair and buys five O’s and three E’s. Afterwards, she picks up the European tour w/ an L and $700 w/ an F before buying the last vowel of I. After lighting up a $600 B and a $900 H…
R O O T / B E E R / &
H O _ E _ O _ I _ _
F L O A T
…I would’ve gone on for the M’s, but the H helped her figure out ROOT BEER & HOMECOMING FLOAT – give her another $13,598 cash & tour (although she mistakenly thought it was the Prize Puzzle!).
SOLE DUD: S (Phil)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Candyce
Candyce: $1K/Phil: NOTHIN’/Asia: $20,598 cash & tour + WC + ½-CAR
Express/Prize Puzzle Round: PHRASE
Phil leads off w/ two H’s for the same ½-CAR, six E’s, and three A’s before calling a $1K pair of R’s and an $800 T. After buying an I, he gets $2,400 from three N’s and another $1K from a D pair before purchasing the last vowel of three O’s…but then the same BANKRUPT costs him $5,200 and his shot at the Fiesta…
T H E / _ E R _ I _ E
A N D / _ O O D / A R E
_ H E N O _ E N A _
…and Asia might just admit “THE SERVICE AND FOOD ARE PHENOMENAL” on her $7,150 trip to the St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay in ST. LUCIA.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Phil
Candyce: $1K/Phil: BAD NIGHT/Asia: $27,748 cash & trips + WC
$3K T-U: PLACE
_ U _ M _ R
_ _ M _
Asia guesses SUMMER CAMP…she’s close to $31K now. (It could’ve been SUMMER HOME.)
Round 4: RHYME TIME
She strikes paydirt w/ a $1K N duo, an E, a pair of T’s for another grand, and an I, but she’s then stopped by the sole dud vowel of O…
_ _ _ _ _ T I _ N _ / &
_ _ _ _ T _ _ E _ N _
…and this isn’t good news for her – we’re closing out the week w/ a $6K Final Spin! After an L is lit up by someone…
_ _ L _ _ T I _ N S / &
C R _ S T _ C E _ N S
…Candyce isn’t entirely sure about her guess of DALMATIANS & CRUSTACEANS (because they don’t go together), but it’s correct for $12K (Phil left $18K behind).
DUDS: O (Asia, before the bell), R (Candyce, after the bell)
Candyce: $13K/Phil: $1K WORTH OF HARD LUCK/Asia: $30,748 cash & trips + WC
MAINGAME WINNINGS: $44,748
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,050
$100,000 BONUS ROUND
Asia’s probably hoping the single star holds the Jeep Grand Cherokee that will appear on the finale week (she had to restart her spin after her jacket got stuck on a peg).
RSTLNE gives her…
_ / _ _ _ L E
_ _ N _ _
She’s got a shot w/ DHCI and P…
A / _ H _ L E
_ _ N C H
…and here’s A WHOLE BUNCH of dough for her – $45K and a final total of $75,748 cash & trips!
$5K-WINNING ID: JC8413973
EP. RATING: 8
We wrap things up w/ the hosts visiting the Bing Bing Dim Sum restaurant in Philly.