Uh, no. Bif and Josh bet exactly right. And Rebecca must have known (should have known) that her ONLY chance to win was if they both wagered more or less sensibly and missed. In that case the number for her to beat was $8,600 (Bif bets $2,001 to beat a $0 bet by Josh, but Bif misses).Elijah Baley wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:53 pmIs it? Everyone bet properly so this is what I’d expect from a difficult FJ. (Difficult for me at least because I'm familiar enough with the material and thought it must have been a gender bender comedy like Twelfth Night).
So she should have bet at least $2,800. And if she does, and misses, she finishes in third anyway, so there's no reason not to go all in or to hold back a buck.
Instead she wagers the incomprehensible $1,200, totally wasting her sole get and walking away with 2nd-place money instead of $11,000+ and a second game. As it has been written here, why does someone use the only chance he/she will EVER get to be on the show, only to go on the show and NOT play to win? This was just gut-wrenching to watch.
And AT's comment about FJ? I HOPE he was being facetious. Whatever "TOM" was in the clue was really obscure. Count me as another watcher at home who saw this as "Pick a Shakespeare comedy, ANY Shakespeare comedy." This will almost certainly be one of the lower-polling FJs of the season.
I hope this is the last we see of the "Faux amis" category. Knowing some foreign-language vocabulary is to be expected on this show, but this was several orders of magnitude more difficult.
My LT for the night was confined to mill (on the floss) and Carl Sagan for $2,400.
And I hope nobody here really thought I was hexing Bif by noting that he looks strong. Especially considering the games were taped some time ago, that's kinda superstitious, eh? (PS I still think he looks very solid, and that this game was only an aberration. I figure him to have another win or two or three in him.)