EPISODE #6561: BELLA ITALIA
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Brett is correct w/ VENICE CANALS. Meeting him and the ladies in order…
Brett Shannon: artist & puppy rescuer from L.A.
Emily Hogan: architect from Richmond, VA
Renee Petros: UNLV undergrad from Las Vegas
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
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_ F / _ _ E E P
Brett also sees a FLOCK OF SHEEP.
COLLETTE TRIP: Italy worth $12,998 (this might be the weeklong prize)
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Uno Alla Volta (this is a maker of handcrafter jewelry, home decor, and otheritems)
Round 1: SAME NAME
He’s off to a bad start w/ R. Second, Emily calls up a $700 T, but she buys a worthless A. Third, Renee also duds out w/ S. Brett next FPs four E’s, but loses another turn w/ N. Emily follows w/ a $700 L, three I’s, a $900 P, a $700 M, and a $650 C. We have…
_ E _ / L I M E / &
C _ T I E
P I E
…she solves KEY LIME & CUTIE PIE for a $150 lead over the man.
DUDS: R (Brett), A (Emily), S (Renee), N (Brett)
Mystery Round: PROPER NAME
We have instant dud for the second round in a row, this time w/ Emily’s T call. Renee secondly gets the WC w/ three R’s, buys two E’s, but next is a baddie of I. Third, Brett has been let down by the N again. After Emily hits the MDW’s left side, Renee picks off a $1K L pair, four O’s, the last vowel of A via FP, a $1,400 P pair, and a $900 C, before she tries to solve this…
E _ P L O R E R
_ A R C O / P O L O
…EXPLORER MARCO POLO is the man for $4,050.
DUDS: T (Emily), I (Renee), N (Brett)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Emily
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Renee LaTs out on the spot. Brett secondly BANKRUPTs near $650. Down Emily’s road third are a $500 T, but then the sole dud vowel of E. After Renee LaTs out again, Brett gets the 1/2 CAR near $600 w/ two S’s, buys two A’s, lights up four N’s for $2K, but loses a turn w/ the R. Emily then puts up two G’s to take the Fiesta out of play, three I’s, a $700 H, the other two good vowels, and a $1,600 pair of L’s. Board…
N I G H T S / _ U L L
O _ / _ U S I _
A N _ / _ A N _ I N G
…in addition to another $2,800, she’ll have NIGHTS FULL OF MUSIC AND DANCING at the IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach Hotel in JAMAICA worth $6,600.
DUDS: E (Emily), R (Brett)
LaTs: 2 (Renee)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brett
Brett: $3K/Emily: $12,550 cash & JAM/Renee: $4,050 WC
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ I N _ N
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Renee thinks it’s LINEN CLOTHES…nope.
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N _ _ _ _ _ S
Brett doesn’t do any better w/ LINEN NEECHES.
L I N _ N
N _ P _ _ N S
Emily finally gets the LINEN NAPKINS.
Round 4: PHRASE
Next on her list are a $1,200 T pair, triple E’s, but then her first LaT all night long. Second for Renee are a $1K H pair, an A, an $1,800 N pair, two I’s, three O’s to clean out the vowels, and a $500 R…
_ _ E A _ / I N T O
T H E / _ I _ R O _ H O N E
…she didn’t have to SPEAK INTO THE MICROPHONE to earn another $2,550.
SOLE LaT: Emily
Brett: $3K/Emily: $15,550 cash & JAM/Renee: $6,600 WC
Speed-Up: SHOW BIZ
Pat’s first FS this week is $1,600. Two O’s are purchased free late in the round…
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C O N C _ R T
…Brett solves REUNION CONCERT for the FS amount.
DUDS: S (Emily), M (Brett)
Brett: $4,600/Emily: $15,550 cash & JAM/Renee: $6,600
BANKRUPT TRASH: ZERO
$100K Bonus Round
Since we’re saluting Italy, it’s rather appropriate they’re offering a FIAT. This one’s the all-new 2017 124 Spider. Emily lands on the &.
Easy one, IMO…
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PGDO adds a little more help…
R _ G _ T
_ E _ _ N D / _ O _
Look RIGHT BEHIND YOU, Emily — your husband Matt will take you to your new 124 Spider Lusso worth $28,490. She leaves w/ $44,040 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: PL9924271
(END NOTE: Since the new music switchover, we NO LONGER hear the description cues for the BR vehicles.)
MY RATING: 7