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Jeopardy! Thursday May 9, 2024, Recap, Winner and Final Answer



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In the Thursday May 9, 2024, episode of Jeopardy!, three talented women took center stage to showcase their knowledge and quick thinking. Isabella Dawis, a writer, actor, and musician from Minneapolis, Minnesota, went up against Jennifer Trofa, a talent manager from Los Angeles, California, and Allison Gross, a data scientist and two-day champion from Cleveland, Ohio, who had already accumulated winnings of $19,598.

The first round, Jeopardy!, featured an engaging mix of categories, including “Let’s Go to the Geopark” and “Music, Music Everywhere.” Isabella Dawis took an early lead, entering the first break with a score of $6,600. However, a risky wager on a true Daily Double in the “Let’s Go to the Geopark” category set her back significantly, as she lost $8,000. This shift in momentum allowed Allison Gross to take the lead going into Double Jeopardy! with $4,400, followed by Isabella Dawis at $600 and Jennifer Trofa at -$1,000.

Double Jeopardy! presented a new set of challenges with categories such as “History’s Mysteries” and “18th-Century Science & Technology.” Allison Gross demonstrated her prowess once again, successfully answering both Daily Doubles and securing a runaway lead with a score of $19,600. Isabella Dawis and Jennifer Trofa trailed behind with $4,200 and $200, respectively.

Heading into Final Jeopardy!, the category was “1980s Fads.” Only Allison Gross answered correctly, identifying What is Cabbage Patch Kids? as the phenomenon described in a 1983 New York Times article. She added $5,400 to her score, bringing her total winnings for the day to $25,000 and a three-day total of $44,598.


The final scores reflected Allison Gross’s dominant performance, with Jennifer Trofa and Isabella Dawis finishing at $1,000 and $500, respectively. A notable moment of trivia from the episode was the reference to the 1991 Emmy-winning legal drama “L.A. Law,” which none of the contestants identified.

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