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Jeopardy tonight (spoiler alert)

Wow. She was great. Looked to me like James was ready to say farewell. Touching to give card to Alex from his daughter. Wow.
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I'm not sure but that might have been his smallest final jeopardy bet.  

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Re: Jeopardy tonight (spoiler alert)

For those of you who have enjoyed watching him, was he knowledgeable about Shakespeare?  That is often a Jeopardy category, so his small bid might seem strange.

 

Did he purposely lose? 

 

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@jellyBEAN  He knows Shakespeare, but his only chance of winning was if she didn't know the answer and being a librarian, she would, so he more or less forfeited.

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I was a little disappointed when he walked over to her and just patted her arm.  I, at least, expected a hug.

 

Was I expecting too much????

 

In any event, I'm happy that she won.

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@QRBird16 wrote:
Wow. She was great. Looked to me like James was ready to say farewell. Touching to give card to Alex from his daughter. Wow.

@QRBird16   Hi - when was this?  I missed it.  TIA

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When he gave Alex the card I said to my husband....this is his last night.

He appeared to have this planned IMO.

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@SophiaMarie wrote:

I was a little disappointed when he walked over to her and just patted her arm.  I, at least, expected a hug.

 

Was I expecting too much????

 

In any event, I'm happy that she won.


 

Why would he hug her? He didn't know her. In today's world, he would have gotten slammed if he had.

 

I thought he gave her a "high five" which was very appropriate. Most outgoing champs don't do anything.

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@DREAMON wrote:

When he gave Alex the card I said to my husband....this is his last night.

He appeared to have this planned IMO.


 

@DREAMON  I thought the same thing about the card. I also saw something over the weekend that said his daughter wanted him to lose. 

 

I wanted him to break Ken Jenning's "amount won" record but he had broken so many records, maybe he decided to leave that one in tact. We'll see him again when they have the next Champion's Tournament.

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Why are people assuming he lost on purpose?  Of course he didn't.  The lady was very smart and very fast on the buzzer.  He got the first daily double on the first clue and could only wager $1000.  She got the next two Daily Doubles and doubled her score.  From that time until the end she was leading because he had no opportunity to bet big.  She more or less beat him using his own strategy.

 

As to Final Jeopardy, he bet enough that if she got it wrong he would win.  But that was not likely to happen.  There was no reason for him to bet more than he did.

 

It was sweet of his daughter to make a get well card for Alex.  But James most certainly did not lose on purpose.