I think we may crack the $400K mark after tonight ($346,296 won so far).
EPISODE #6495: SEARS SECRET SANTA FAMILY WEEK
$1K Tossup: PEOPLE
B _ _ M _ N G
P A _ _ N _ S
Karen & Bailey are incorrect w/ BOOMING PARENTS at the time’s up signal.
B E _ M _ N G
P A _ _ N T S
Maggie & Louise have BEAMING PARENTS. Final three teams this week…
Maggie Good & Louise Hernandez (sisters): Maggie’s from Burbank while Louise’s from Yorba Linda and a short story writer; they’re involved in community service
Karen & Bailey Landon (mom/son): she’s a project mgr. at Western Governors University while he’s an audio engineer and member of a local Indie Blues band who also longboards and helps on an urban farm; they’re from Tacoma, WA
Charles & Rick (last name unknown) (bros.): they run a local nonprofit
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ _ _ _ L
A G _ N C _
The sisters could be contacting a TRAVEL AGENCY if they win tonight’s PP.
Round 1: TITLE
Their letter rundown is made up of a $1,400 T pair, four E’s, two A’s, two H’s for the SS, and a $1,200 R pair before they go for a quick solve…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A _ _ / T H E
T H R E E / _ E A R _
…”GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS” is the story for a total of $10,600 cash & sears, and $13,600 overall.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
The Landons waste a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, the brothers call up a $1,950 R trio, two A’s, a $600 S, and three E’s, followed by a $1K T pair and an L while on the MW near LaT before they gamble $3,050…$$$. Next up are $600 B, a $2K pair of C’s, and a $1K pair of H’s before they see…
S _ _ T H E R _
C H A R _
B R A C E L E T
…this SOUTHERN CHARM BRACELET is worth $16,650 to these men!
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Karen & Bailey
Bros.: $16,650/M & L: $13,600 cash & SS/Landons: ZERO
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
The men lead off w/ a $1,300 R pair, four E’s, an $1,800 pair of T’s, an $800 H, but then A for awful. Second in M & L’s direction are a $1,950 N trio, three I’s, and two O’s to clean out the vowels. On Vanna’s board…
T H E / _ O _ T
I N _ R E _ I _ _ E
_ N O R _ E _ I N _
…they’ve won another $1,450 and will do THE MOST INCREDIBLE SNORKELING near the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in HAWAII worth $14,174.
SOLE DUD: A (guys)
Bros.: $16,650/M & L: $29,224 cash & prizes/Landons: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
_ _ N / _ _ _ M _ R
Maggie says the right answer, except she’s after the time’s up signal.
_ _ N / W _ _ M E R
Charles & Rick get the money w/ BUN WARMER.
Round 4: THING
They BANKRUPT near TD right out of the gate. Second for M & L are a $550 N, but then a bad E buy. Third, the Landons also have a negative result w/ a T request. C & R try again w/ a $1K pair of R’s, two A’s, four O’s, a $600 B, and the last vowel of I, after which come a $900 W and a $650 C before they…
A / R A I N B O W
O _ / C O _ O R _
…see A RAINBOW OF COLORS for $2,400 more.
DUDS: E (M&L), T (Landons)
SOLE BANKRUPT: bros.
Bros.: $22,050/M & L: $29,224 cash & prizes/Landons: BUPKIS
Uh oh — it’s another $6K FS! After somebody puts up the twin C’s on top…
C R _ N C H _ N G
T H _ / N _ _ _ _ R S
…we’re CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS and the sisters have BROKEN THE TEAM MAINGAME RECORD w/ their $36K solve!!!
Bros.: $22,050/M & L: $65,224 cash & prizes/Landons: $2K LUMP OF COAL
NO BANKRUPT TRASH!
C & R’s SPIN ID: SR8515620 (Susie R.)
Landons’ SPIN ID: AH9358546 (Angela H.)
$100K Bonus Round
Maggie takes the BW to the G; I highly doubt the big one would be in the same spot for two out of three episodes, but you never know.
Decent RSTLNE help…
_ N / _ N _ _ _ N _
E _ _ _ R T
CGDO gives them at least the first two words…
_ N / O N G O _ N G
E _ _ O R T
…in AN ONGOING EFFORT…they come through w/ about two seconds to spare to leave w/ $99,224 cash & prizes!
LAST SPIN ID THIS WEEK: TK2561171 (Terrell K.)
MY RATING: 9 (would’ve been another 10 had they gotten something else other than the $34K)