Many thanks to JP Genius for filling in for me while I was away. I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get get to see a really big episode from May 25, but I’m so happy that I got to see the clip of that first Tiebreaker in over 10 yrs and that $100K win by Latoya. Anyway, I’m back to finish up the season in a week that’s about “America the Beautiful”.
EPISODE #6431: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
B I _ / S U _
C A _ _ F _ _ N I A
Margaret locates BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA. Leading off the season finale week…
Margaret Scofield: dir. of marketing for a family-owned wholesale office furniture co. from Tucson (orig. from MN)
Brandon Williams: assistant mgr. for a retail store who’s also aspiring to be an actor/singer/songwriter from L.A. (orig. from Beech Island, SC)
Jenan Eses: Sr. training developer at the corporate HQ of a grocery chain who shares her birthday w/ Pat from Winter Springs, FL
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R A _ G E
S _ I _ E _
Brandon gets some ORANGE SLICES.
TRIP WEDGE: San Francisco from collette vacations worth $6K
Gift Tag: bedandbreakfast.com
Round 1: WAYD?
He starts on the wrong foot w/ the BANKRUPT near $2,500. Second, Jenan calls up three $550 N’s, a G for the S.F. trip, five A’s, and two I’s. She follows w/ $1,200 pairs of T’s and M’s, a $500 K, and two E’s to clean out the vowels before we see…
M A K I N G / A
_ _ A M A T I _
E N T _ A N _ E
…after Pat and Vanna were MAKING A DRAMATIC ENTRANCE, this lady’s on the board w/ $10,300 cash & trip.
Brandon: $2K/Jenan: $10,300 cash & S.F./Margaret: $1K
Tonight marks the debut of a new round called the Crossword round. Three or four interlocking words are provided and a clue is shown in place of the category. And I think you need to say each word from top to bottom.
CLUE: Seeing Red
Jenan gets both 1/2 CARs right away w/ T and N, respectively (she got the one near $600 first), but she makes the one bad purchase of A for awful. Second, Margaret finds two S’s for $1,400 and buys the other four good vowels in one fell swoop (the U was said via FP). But after a $3,500 R is the MDW’s right side to toss away $4,150. Brandon next fills in a $1,400 pair of L’s and an $1,100 B pair. Here are the words as you see ’em…
/ / / / / / (O)
/ / / (B)(L)(U)(S)(_)(I)(N)(_)
/ / / / / / (E)
He solves LOBSTER, ROSE, BLUSHING for $2,500.
SOLE DUD: A (Jenan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Margaret
Brandon: $4,500/Jenan: $10,300 cash & S.F./Margaret: $1K
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Margaret gets the 1/2 CAR near $600 right away w/ three T’s, then she goes vowel buying for three A’s, an E, and the sole baddie of I. Brandon secondly comes up w/ a $600 N, three L’s to x4 his total and buys the other other two vowels, but here comes the other normal BANKRUPT to take away his $1,900. Jenan thirdly takes a $3,500 S and four R’s to add $2,200 more…
A / S T R O L L
T _ R O U _ _
_ E N T R A L / _ A R _
…she’ll also be taking A STROLL THROUGH CENTRAL PARK, because she’s won a $6K trip to NYC courtesy of the rebooted “Ghostbusters” movie.
SOLE DUD: I (Margaret)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brandon
Brandon: $4,500/Jenan: $22K cash & U.S. trips/Margaret: $1K
$3K Tossup: THING
W I N N I _ G
C _ M _ _ _ A T I _ N
Margaret has the WINNING COMBINATION to improve her total.
Round 4: PHRASE
All Margaret here — she picks three $550 T’s, three E’s, two $800 N’s, teo A’s, a $600 R, a $550 S, the last vowel of I, and two $800 H’s.
H O N E S T / A N _
H E A R T _ E _ T
…she gives an HONEST AND HEARTFELT answer for $5,250.
Brandon: $4,500/Jenan: $22K cash & U.S. trips/Margaret: $9,250
We pay them $1,500 each time a consonant appears. After somebody puts up the frontloading D…
D _ _ A R T M _ N T
S T _ R _
…Jenan gets out of the DEPARTMENT STORE for $6K more.
SOLE DUD: L (Brandon)
Brandon: $4,500/Jenan: $28K cash & trips/Margaret: $9,250
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,050
$100K Bonus Round
The final car offered this season is a true American classic — it’s a Chevrolet Camaro 2LT. Jenan lands on the M in AMERICA’S.
Do you know this already like I do?…
_ _ _ _ _ _ N E
BDMO doesn’t add much more…
M _ _ _ _ _ N E
…even without the A’s, she’s got the winning MAGAZINE AD to leave w/ $61K cash & trips.
$5K SPIN ID: JW4719571
MY RATING: 8