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"Episode 7" - February 28

Last night, Peter Montesanti, a SWAT officer from Las Vegas, closed a deal for a record amount for this version of the show... $359,000! Can Cheryl Jackson, a pastor from Plano, TX, close a similar deal? If you remember, she chose case 16, and opened 11 so far, as she awaits an offer from the Bank...

But first, a reminder. Tonight, the show will sweeten the pot with a top prize of $1,500,000! That top prize hasn't been revealed YET.

And it won't be, because we're not ready for that... YET. First, the Banker's offer...

BANK OFFER
$31,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

Will Cheryl play on for a larger amount? Let's ask her team... The team: baby brother Darius, sister Chandra, baby sister Lynette, and husband Artis. Darius is an account manager. He says $31,000 isn't enough. "NO DEAL!" What does Cheryl say? "Last time, you told me the Banker went home early, so I had to work overtime. You tell the banker that this is going to be the biggest overtime check he's EVER going to write. NO DEAL!"

Four to go... And the whole church is here to cheer her on.

Case 10 (Patricia) $500,000
Case 6 (Megan) $1,000
Case 23 (Aubrie) PENNY CASE!
Case 20 (Ingrid) Slowly....

$50

The congregation is on their feet... The banker... is on the line. He's intimidated by the million on the board, ergo this offer...

BANK OFFER
$48,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

Still three cases to go and three huge amounts to lose... The church says "no deal"... "Last night, I had beef and I was broke. Tonight, I'm going to have steak and I'll be rich. It is NO DEAL!"

So we have three to open

Case 3 (Lisa) Lisa looks genuinely dejected, and rightly so...

$1,000,000

Case 24 (Nancy) $50,000
Case 17 (Donna) $500

It's alrighty, still two amounts left of any worth as the banker calls with this...

Howie: "He says that the board looks a little complicated, so he needs to do a little more work. And a little more work takes a little more time..."
Cheryl: "Come on, Howie..."
Howie: "You know what I'm about to do?"
Cheryl: "I know what you're about to do!"
Howie: "What am I going to do?"
Cheryl: "You're gonna go to a commercial!"
Howie: "RIGHT!"

After which we see the bank's offer... Down a bit...

BANK OFFER
$39,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

He's offering "a year's salary". Everyone says "No deal"... There's a 25 percent chance that Cheryl is holding at least $300,000, and that said, it's a No Deal...

Two to go...

Case 8 (Tamara) $400
Case 11 (Katie) $5,000

Small amounts drive the bank up, and he didn't call to say he loves you, Cheryl. Bearing in mind that there is now a 1 in 3 chance that her case holds six figures, he's offering..

BANK OFFER
$66,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

The family says no deal... The audience is saying no deal... The choir is SINGING "No deal"... Darius is dancing... And Cheryl's listening... No deal!

One to go from here on out...

Case 19 (Anya) Cheryl: Anya mark...

$750

And the crowd goes crazy...

I feel love in this house... There is now a 40 percent chance that Cheryl is holding $300,000 or more, so the banker offers...

BANK OFFER
$97,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

He sounds bad... "And when he sounds bad... it's good for you." She can't knock out both big amounts... No deal for Cheryl!

Open another case, please.

Case 5 (Ursula) After a performance from the choir and a commercial break....

Ursula: "Ready?"

$200

The bank rings... The Banker wants Cheryl to go home and take the choir with you...

BANK OFFER
$172,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

Darius is on the ground... The family says no deal... Cheryl opens the box... And closes it after she learns that she's only opening one case next round...

Case 25 (Sonia) Cheryl: You got five dollars!

Nope.

$750,000

The banker saw it go the other way, so that's how this offer goes...

BANK OFFER
$80,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

"You made it this far", the family says... Artis says "No deal"... That's how Cheryl plays it with the odds in her favor... No deal.

One to open.

Case 26 (Lindsay) Cheryl: I was born on the 26th. If I win that $300,000, I can help my mom out to help with all the pain she had to get me here.

Lindsay is heartbroken.... and rightly so... "I'm so sorry..."

$300,000.

It's over. The banker rings in with his final offer.... Two bucks.

BANK OFFER
$2

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 750,000
$ 750 $ 1,000,000

Cheryl is still jubilant, saying "No Deal"... "Money doesn't make me happy." But there's one more offer... Howie offers to switch cases... she doesn't. In the end, she ends up with the biggest amount on the board... $5. But money doesn't make you happy, so in that, she's a winner... In that.

But still, we press on. The board is reset, the values are reshuffled, and we need a new player... Mark Adrian! He's a doctor from San Diego, practicing internal medicine. He deals with the indigent population of San Diego, so he doesn't get paid that much. He needs the money to pay off student loans...

He'll play for that and then some. Remember when I said that the pay-to-play was going up? Here it comes! The $1,000,000 is now $1,500,000! Your new board is...

BANK OFFER

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 1,000,000
$ 750
$ 1,500,000

He picks our Leyla's #13. She wishes him luck, and she's outta here. Six to open...

Case 24 (Nancy) $400
Case 20 (Ingrid) $500,000
Case 4 (Lindsay) $500
Case 16 (Kim) $100
Case 8 (Tamara) $75,000
Case 15 (Kasie) $1

Good spread this opening round, as he wipes out the small ones first... How will this affect the bank offer?

BANK OFFER
$19,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 1,000,000
$ 750
$ 1,500,000

Mark closes the box... No deal. Five to go.

Five to go...

Case 1 (Claudia) $200
Case 10 (Patricia) PENNY CASE!
Case 23 (Aubrie) $1,000,000

Howie: Any other night, it would be horrific.

Case 21 (Tameka) $750
Case 18 (Alike) $200,000

A couple of big hits that second round, but the penny is gone, and $1.5 million is still in play. The bank calls with a risky offer....

BANK OFFER
$25,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 1,000,000
$ 750
$ 1,500,000

On Mark's loved ones bench, we have his nurse Debbie and brothers Walt & Manny. They say keep going... He does. No deal.

Four to open...

Case 22 (Jenelle) $5,000
Case 26 (Lindsay) Lindsay: "I feel good...."

Not that good. $400,000

Case 25 (Sonia) $75
Case 19 (Anya) $25,000

Time to take a call... Things aren't going as well as they should on either end... The bank offers...

BANK OFFER
$39,000

 

$ .01 $ 1,000
$ 1 $ 5,000
$ 5 $ 10,000
$ 10 $ 25,000
$ 25 $ 50,000
$ 50 $ 75,000
$ 75 $ 100,000
$ 100 $ 200,000
$ 200 $ 300,000
$ 300 $ 400,000
$ 400 $ 500,000
$ 500 $ 1,000,000
$ 750
$ 1,500,000

A fair amount. "Chump change!" the brothers say. Debbie tells him to keep going... Mark does. He keeps going. Three to open, and $1.5 million is still in play. Mark will open those three... next time.

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