Special to SEGAZINE
A Marietta woman won Jeopardy! for the sixth time during an episode the special “Battle of the Decades” series that aired Wednesday night — and the contest wasn’t without dramatics.
Robin Carroll took home $11,200 after heading into the Final Jeopardy! round with $5,600. She finished the first two rounds of the game in second place after leading in the early going.
The final category was “four-letter words.”
When longtime host Alex Trebek returned from commercial break, he gave the clue: “New research shows that this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called ‘macaronis.’”
Carroll’s two competitors fell by the wayside, with one not even venturing an answer. Then it became Carroll’s turn and her answer revealed “Dude,” which was correct. She had wagered her full winnings to that point, which propelled her into the quarterfinals.