The second season (2006-2007) of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal commenced airing on September 18, 2006. The number of episodes that have aired as of June 18, 2007, is 70.

# Airdate Highlights
1A/1B September 18, 2006
  • New models were introduced, such as Hayley Marie Norman who holds case #25, British model Laura Shields who holds case #22, and Lauren Shiohama who holds case #8.
  • The first game had the models wear red dresses and Pearl necklaces. Robin Mullins, playing for the show's regular prize of $1 million, was the first contestant and took a deal for $102,000 with $300,000 and $750,000 still in play. Her briefcase contained $.01, making her the second-best in the show's history by ratio.
  • The second game had the models wear satin blue dresses. William Ming, playing for $2 million, removed 11 small amounts in a row (nothing over $50,000), but then opened the $2,000,000 case (Katie Cleary's case #11) to start round 3. William ended up taking a $56,000 deal after turning down $132,000 and then removing $400,000, $500,000, and $1 million in the next two rounds. His briefcase contained $200,000.
  • The final game of the night had the models wear green dresses. The final contestant of the evening, Matthew "Matty" Solina, took a $675,000 deal after turning down a record $650,000 deal and resisting a $400,000 deal of cash on the spot (brought out by two of the Banker's models, as "Matty" refused to be paid with a check; in all likelihood, he would have been paid with a check anyway), although he predicted that he had indeed picked the $3 million case (case 23, chosen because he was born on the 23rd, gotten married at 23, had been married for 23 years and had been a Teamster for the same amount of time). As predicted, his briefcase contained $3,000,000 (with the last case (Mylinda Tov's case #19) having just one dollar), making his the worst deal by dollar amount ($2,325,000 less than the briefcase amount) in the history of the show!
2 September 19, 2006
  • Kimberly Chastang, playing for $4 million, began the episode. After opening up four large amounts: $500,000, $100,000, $250,000, $750,000, and a huge amount: $2 million in the first three rounds, along with a $75,000 case, Chastang recovered and did not open a case larger than $5,000 the rest of the way. As a result, she ended up accepting a $701,000 deal, the largest in the history of the show at that time (besting Solina's deal from the night before by $26,000). After eliminating $10,000 and $25,000 in the playout, the banker would have offered $1,240,000. Next would have been the $4 million top prize (in Ursula Mayes's case #5 for the first time). Kimberly's case (Stacey Gardner's case #2) contained $1 million, making her deal a "fine" one according to Howie Mandel.
  • Jeff Huerta (playing for $5 million) was the next contestant, and began the show well, opening the $1, $400, $200, $750, and $25 cases, along with the smallest big amount, $100,000, leaving him with a $30,000 deal, which he rejected but almost hit because of reflex. Huerta was set to open five more cases on the next show.
3 September 21, 2006
  • Jeff Huerta, returning contestant, opened up the $1 million, $750,000, and $500,000 among his five picks in round 2, and in round 4 eliminate the $5 million case (#11). The black-on-white design was still displayed (from the finale of season 1). He eventually settled upon a deal of $177,000, despite the 20% chance his case (Hayley Marie Norman's #25) contained $2.5 million. Fortunately, his next pick (Marisa Petroro's case #18) contained the seven-figure sum, and his case contained only $50.
  • Contestant 6, Michelle Falco, playing for $6 million (with $3 million also on the board), started out by picking her lucky number (#8) as her own and counted up from 1-6 to start off the game very nicely. She knew continuing this would bite her later, but it would have been the lesser of two evils, as her new strategy ended up opening the $3 million case (#17) to start round 2, and also removing $500,000 within the round. After doing very well in round 3, she picked case #18 to begin the fourth round. The model, Marisa Petroro (who switched cases with Alike Boggan over the summer), did not want to open the case, because she saw it contained its third seven-figure amount of the week, the $6 million top prize, again displayed black-on-white. Michelle made a very big comeback and reached the end of the show with a $153,000 offer on the table and $750,000 and $1 million among the six cases left in play.
4 September 22, 2006
  • Michelle Falco continued to mow down the right side of the board. With three cases left: $10, $750,000, and $1 million, she rejected a $502,000 offer and opened the case containing $10 (Kasie Head's case #16). With the audience in a frenzy, Falco turned down the final offer of $880,000 (a record, and will be a record as long as the $1 million prize continues to be offered), thereby becoming the only contestant so far to go all the way for a seven-digit amount. She also refused Mandel's offer to switch cases, leaving her with the amount left inside her case, $750,000. Even though she didn't get the $1 million prize (which was in Alike Boggan's case #20), Falco still walked away as the very biggest winner in "Deal or No Deal's" U.S. history (besting Kimberly Chastang's record set just days earlier), and the largest winner of any female contestant on an NBC game show.
  • New contestant Lary Meyer, playing for the regular $1 million prize, chose case #1 (held by former Price is Right model Claudia Jordan, who said it was the first time she was picked). His first three picks: 26, 12, and 15, were unlucky ones (they concealed $750,000, $400,000, and $500,000, respectively), resulting in a very low banker's offer of $7,500. Lary later revealed the $1 million late in the second round, resulting in the worst start for the second season. He fared better in Rounds 3 and 4, and he turned down a $27,000 offer when time ran out.
5 September 25, 2006
  • Contestant Lary Meyer continues a stream of mediocre luck and eventually settles for a $21,000 deal after losing the last two six-figure amounts, $200,000 and $300,000. His case contained $50,000, and case 24 contained the $50.
6 September 28, 2006
  • New contestant Frankie Panico suffers a stream of bad luck that began after hitting the $1 million, dropping down to just $100,000 at the top of the board. Fighting on, he eventually withers the field down to two cases, $50 and $100,000. With $50,000 on the table, he deals. Fortunately, luck turns around in his favor, in his case: $50.
  • New contestant Malaika Merrick started with an excellent first round but went on to eliminate the $1 million and $750,000, in that order, on the next round. The game ended after the second round. It is also implied that she may accept a wedding proposal in the next episode.
7 September 29, 2006
  • Malakia returned as she continued a streak of mediocre luck. When she was about to open Lisa Gleave's case 3 to finish round 4, Howie cut to a break and returned to discuss Malaika's situation. Howie would up for the case opening, turning Malaika away from the case and instructing her to tell whether it was good or bad by the audience reaction while motioning to her boyfriend, who stepped up behind Malaika with a box in hand. Howie cued "Open the case", and her boyfriend opened the box (with the case sound effects played) to reveal a ring! The audience cheered, and Malaika, taking this as a good omen, turned around to see what the case contained and saw her boyfriend, kneeling, with the ring on the stand! She accepted the proposal, becoming the second contestant to get engaged. Malaika eventually took a deal of $105,000 and a fiancé (as displayed by the screen). Although the playout narrowed the field down to two cases (her case 12, and Hayley Marie Norman's case 25) with possible amounts of $400 and $400,000 and a bank offer of $215,000, her case had the $400.
  • The next contestant, Mike, a New York City fireman, started the game by eliminating the $1 million prize in his very first pick; he is the second contestant in the US version to do so (and both unlucky contestants fell under Leyla Milani's case #13, as of this writing tied for most times containing the top prize with number 10). His streak of bad luck in picking off the big money cases has led him to refuse the third offer without even hearing what it is, citing that he refuses to accept any offers below $10,000. Viewers at home never knew what that offer was going to be; when the past offers rundown appeared at the fourth offer, the third offer merely says "refused". Mike's game continued on the 10/2 show.
  • NBC's Phoenix, Arizona station, KPNX had trouble airing Deal in the middle of the episode, putting the wrong part in place of the third party. They fixed it 40 minutes into the show.
8 October 2, 2006
  • Mike's bad luck continued, eliminating the last large remaining amounts, $75,000 and $300,000, in the same round of the carry-over game. After seeing his offer dwindle to $4,000 (it never was higher than $29,000 his entire game), he eliminated some small amounts before settling on a $9,000 deal. In his case: $25,000.
  • The next contestant had similar bad luck throughout the game and eventually settled on a $15,000 deal, with $1 in his case. This game set a record for the most models (5) opening their cases at once, as is done when Howie simply opens the case instead of going through the prove-out.
  • The third contestant was a big fan of all the models and knew some of their names. Her first four picks included $300,000, $500,000, and $750,000. The $1 million prize was removed early in the second round (in Mylinda Tov's case #19), leading to a top amount of $400,000 and an offer of $16,000. After removing $50,000 and $100,000 in the next round, the banker increased the offer "because he's your friend" - ironic because the new offer was $16,001. Unsurprisingly, it was quickly turned down to close out the show.
9 October 5, 2006
  • The previous contestant, Latoshia Odom, was wearing a model outfit, similar to what the models were wearing that episode. The banker sent in one of his models (promptly faced down by Latoshia taking a model stance) with his case: #27. The case would be hers to keep if she chose to take the offer of $83,000 (displayed on an LCD display in place of the regular case panel). The contestant says no deal to that, and later takes a deal of $104,000. The $400,000 case was Lindsay Clubine's number #26, and Latoshia's case contained $1.
  • The second contestant was Ron Rosania, a mortician, who brought along a metal mini casket for good luck. After taking out all the six-figures except $100,000 and $1 million, he took the fourth offer of $131,000, the earliest deal to date. His next round would have opened the million-dollar case (#17) on the second pick of two cases for that round and that was a good thing he took the deal because his case holds only $400.
10 October 6, 2006
  • Elna Himmler played a wonderful game. The first pick, Himmler picked #6 opened the penny right off the bat! And then moving down to $75, $300, $75,000, $500,000, and $1 million. Her final offer was $193,000 (which she took). Her next two picks were $75,000 and $300, increasing the offer from the bank to an insane $540,000. The $1 million was contained in Lindsay Clubine's case #26 for the first time, but still, $500,000 could be in Elna's case, and it proved to be inside (with the $75 being in Leyla Milani's case #13).
  • Latin contestant Adalis Marrero proved to be on fire, with $300,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1 million still remaining with 11 cases in play. $83,000 was turned down, and the show closed out.
11 October 9, 2006
  • Returning contestant Adalis removed three more small amounts to create the best board yet at the eight-case level, with four amounts over $300,000, including the $1 million, still in play. After refusing a $196,000 offer (following consultation with her husband via satellite, who said "tell el banco, no Negocio (the banker, no deal))," her luck plummeted. She opened all the large amounts, plus the $75,000 case, on her next five picks. After opening up the last large amount left in play being the $500,000, she wound up with a $500 offer with just $300 and $750 left. After refusing that deal and a subsequent offer to switch cases, Adalis wound up with the better amount: $750.
  • New contestant Mark Williams chose his father's death day (#17) as his case. The first case he picked was #6 held the $1 million prize, making him the third contestant on the U.S. version to eliminate the grand prize to start things off. After eliminating three more big-money cases: $50,000, $400,000, and $500,000, he was left with only $200,000 and $750,000 as the top amounts. Mark refused an $8,000 offer, and Mandel left the contents of case 16 uncertain to end the show.
12 October 12, 2006
  • Returning contestant Mark Williams found $25,000 in case #16. With six cases left, he took a $105,000 deal; in the playout, he found small amounts in the next four cases, driving up the potential deal to $418,000. In his case: $10,000, the remaining case (5) had $750,000.
  • Lawnmower racer PJ Dykes from Swansea, South Carolina mowed down (figuratively speaking) the left side of the board, removing the last small amount ($1) in the fifth round. Despite opening a $500,000 case, Dykes' offer increased from $129,000 to $155,000 and the tractor of her dreams (a pink, front-end model worth $33,620), but she declined the deal. Her last offer of the night was $257,000 (a record offer for the first part of a carryover game).
13 October 13, 2006
  • Returning contestant PJ Dykes' choice of case held $50,000, driving the offer to a season-high $321,000. That was the deal she accepted, with four cases (including the $1 million) still in play. In the playout, she opened the $25,000 and $400,000 cases, driving the potential deal to $551,000 (the season-high in a regular game). In her case: $1,000, with case 20 containing the grand prize.
  • The second contestant, Jim Maida, was a mailman who suffered through a tough first round, removing the top two amounts. In the second round, only the $100,000 was opened in #22. So that leaves the $300,000, $400,000 and a half a million dollars still in play. In the third round, $500,000 was found in #7. Good fourth round until he opened the $300,000 in #9. In the sixth round, Jim knocked off the last huge amount being the $400,000 which was in #21. His biggest offer was $49,000, and he eventually accepted a $13,000 deal. In his case: $500, with $50,000 being the largest remaining prize in the gallery. During a commercial break, an audience member asked if there were mail models on the show; Mandel replied yes, and the five remaining models on stage, Lindsay Schoenweis, Ursula Mayes, Anya Monzikova, Tameka Jacobs, and Aubrie Lemon, came down as mail models!
  • Tammy Fuller played what turned out to be a carryover game, removing two medium amounts: $25,000 and $75,000, in her first draws. The first pick, Fuller chose Pilar Lastra's case #14 holding the penny which she's the second contestant to knock off the penny right off the bat. Her first deal of $28,000 was refused to end the show.
14 October 16, 2006
  • Tammy Fuller, wearing a New York Jets jersey in her return appearance, received a deal of a $28,800 Jets' dream package (along with $70,000 cash), which she declined. After removing three six-figure amounts and leaving the $1 million in play, she figured her safety net was gone and, with five cases left, settled for $186,000. In the playout, her top potential deal (with $100 and the grand prize left) skyrocketed to $550,000. Sadly, her case (Lauren Shiohama's case #8) had the $1 million, making her deal the worst of any episodes with $1 million as the top amount. Promotional teasers had heralded Fuller as a potential $1 million winner.
  • New contestant Nondumiso Sainsbury (a South African) eliminated the $1 million early in the first round; it was in case #8, (which the previous contestant Tammy Fuller who got the $1 million in her case but didn't go all the way). After turning down a $51,000 offer after the third set of draws, Mandell mentioned there were South Africans in the audience: her brothers, on a surprise visit. Sainsbury was then shown a "portrait" of her mother, who "couldn't make it." However, the "portrait" was in motion, as Sainsbury's mother was actually in the studio audience, which set up a joyful reunion between the family matriarch and her children to close out the show.
15 October 19, 2006
  • Nondumiso started the episode by eliminating $750,000, the highest amount that remained on the board, leaving $400,000 and $500,000 as the only two huge amounts in play. Fortunately, she managed to avoid both of them throughout the entire game. With three cases left, $100, and the two huge amounts, she took a deal for $286,000. Unfortunately, her next case would have been the $100, driving the potential offer to $450,000, and it also meant she made a bad deal. What makes this even worse? Her case had $500,000.
  • New contestant Jed Dodds is a zookeeper from Tucson, Arizona, and brought a tamandua anteater on stage with him. He did not choose his case - an elephant at Jed's zoo did, by pointing his trunk to the number. Jed managed to get rid of all the amounts except for one very big amount on the very bottom right-hand side of the board: the $1 million. He bravely turned down a $111,000 deal to close the episode, with just six cases, the three lowest amounts, $400, $750, and the grand prize remaining. As his game progressed, more animals were on the set, and the Banker sent his last offer via a chimpanzee dressed in a suit (quoting that "he's going bananas, so stop monkeying around and take this deal").
16 October 20, 2006
  • Returning contestant Jed Dodds starts the episode with opening one case at a time. He opens $400 and takes the subsequent $172,000 deal. In the playout, his next case was $1, which would have bumped the offer to $275,000. However, he still pulled out at the right time, as his next choice would have been the $1 million. Inside his case, Katie Cleary's case 11, for the first time: the penny, making it the best deal by ratio so far in the series... and serving as proof that elephants shouldn't pick cases.
  • New contestant Holly Benefield's offers peaked at $69,000, stalling due to her opening several huge amounts at key times. She finally settled for $53,000 with a $400,000 case still in the gallery. Benefield still came out ahead, since her case contained $1,000.
17 October 23, 2006
  • Contestant Cathy Delliponti kept the $750,000 and $1 million cases in play through the fifth round and received an offer of $237,000, which she turned down. Her next case was Lindsay Clubine's #26, which she went up to the podium to view the opening of, and it was the $1 million. She would take a deal for $185,000, with her next selection (Leyla Milani's case #13) being the $750,000, and $25 in her case (number #8). $50 and $5 were also in the gallery.
  • Marco Ceballos, a Mexican by blood, but an American at heart, chose Marisa Petroro's case 18, in honor of the model's cancer survival and his fight against cancer. He will donate 10% to cancer-fighting. Unfortunately, the $1 million case was revealed in the first round (Ursula Mayes's case #5). Luckily for him, the other opened cases revealed small amounts, resulting in the first offer of $14,000 (followed by Howie's question: "¿Vas o No Vas?"). Marco said no vas to finish the show.
18 October 26, 2006
  • Returning contestant Marco Ceballos mentions another one of his dreams - to start his own Mexican restaurant. He estimates that it will cost $75,000 to start, and refuses a deal that almost made it, $74,000, to open the $750,000 case. He quickly knocked out the $200,000 but ended up taking a deal that may turn it into a reality: $76,000. Unfortunately, the play-out revealed that the $300,000, the highest case at the time, was indeed in his case.
  • New contestant Tracee Jones, the women's basketball coach at Tennessee State University (TSU),[1] knocks out $400,000 and $750,000 on her first two picks, and $300,000 at the end of the round, but then goes on a 12-case streak before hitting a six-figure amount, $200,000. But by that point, the $500,000 and $1 million had increased in power so much that the banker offered $130,000. Tracee spurned it to finish the show with some support from the TSU dance team. Promos hinted at an offer of $265,000 and the possibility of $1 million being in her case.
19 October 30, 2006
  • Returning contestant Tracee Jones goes through two more small cases and turns down $189,000 to find the penny (in Kelly Brannigan's case 24). The aforementioned $265,000 offer was made, and taken (not shown in the promo). Despite opening the $500,000 case next in the playout (Patricia Kara's case #9), Tracee became the fourth person to have chosen the top prize case (Jill Manas's case #12) but didn't go all the way to take home that $1 million.
  • Kevin O'Bryan, a fan in the audience, asked over the commercial how to audition for the show, and Howie explained how it was done and hoped he would get on someday. Someday does not necessarily mean future; he WAS the next contestant! However, he became arguably one of the most unlucky contestants to date, as he became the first contestant to open all seven six-figure plus cases next to each other (in three separate bursts; first were the $400,000 and $500,000 to end round 1 and begin the second one; second were the $750,000 and the million as the last two cases of round 3; third were the $200,000, $300,000, and $100,000 taking up all of rounds 5 and 6) and took a deal for $28,000. His case had $10, with $25,000 and $50,000 still up on the podium.
20 November 2, 2006
  • Contestant Anita English produced the best game in history, removing the $200,000 case in round 1 but accelerating and never letting go, removing 13 small amounts straight before hitting one of the top five, $300,000. But by then, those could be let go, for the bank was forced to offer $411,000. She wanted to build a new house for her mother, and Howie called her on the phone. When she heard the offer, she immediately said "deal", but when Howie told her the board, she changed her mind. Anita also agreed and turned down the offer. Claudia Jordan's case #1 held $750,000, Laura Shields's case #22 held $400,000, and Lindsay Clubine's case #26 contained $500,000. By this time, only $1, $50 and the grand prize were remaining. Anita claimed she had a lot of guts (which enabled her to turn down the last few offers), but said "she would still have a big gut when she went home with $313,000", as she pressed the button to take that deal. Anita's mother entered the studio and embraced her daughter before the playout started. Her next case (Jill Manas' case #12) extended the no 7-digit streak of Lindsay Schoenweis' case #4 to 81 games by revealing the $1 million for the second time in three games. Anita's case held $1.
    • At the start of her game, Anita claimed that she could play the Lucky Case Game on her cell phone WHILE playing the actual game on stage. However, the only way this could happen is if the taping occurred while an earlier-taped episode of Deal or No Deal was broadcast on NBC.
21 November 6, 2006
  • Polish-American Nicole Cuglewski reached the end of the fourth round with $200,000, $400,000, $750,000, and $1 million still in play. The bank offered $178,000 for Leyla Milani's case 13, but it was turned down. Nicole opened the $750,000 case (9) as the first of two cases in the fifth round and lost $14,000 on the offer. After removing the $300 and $200,000 cases, the offers went up to $222,000 and $247,000 (the latter was advertised in a promo, and it was the one she took). After Megan Abrigo exposed the last amount on the left side ($200), the potential offer soared to $517,000. Laura Shields's case #22 had the top prize, but Nicole's case had $400,000, with $10,000 still in the gallery.
  • New contestant Miles McIntosh knocked out $200,000, $400,000 and $500,000 in the first round, but managed a second-round offer of $34,000
22 November 9, 2006
  • Miles quickly found the million dollars (contained in Stacey Gardner's case #2) and found the $750,000 in the fourth round. The offer for that round reached its nadir at $16,000, but he would not take that, he would take $59,000 home. The playout increased the offer to $81,000 before Laura Shields opened up her case (#22) with the $300,000 in it. Miles' case held $25,000.
  • Myra Laing, the next contestant, used a random draw system. Family was important to her, so she wrote numbers on the back of 26 family members and picked them out of a bucket. The $500,000 case was opened 3rd, and the third round began with the $750,000 contained in Brooke Long's case #15 and then the $1 million goes away (which was yet again contained in Keltie Martin's case #12, second time Keltie had the top prize in her case during her brief tenure on the show, and third-time overall record on this case). The $200,000 and $300,000 represented the big money and were not disturbed until round 6 when the $200,000 fell. The banker offered $60,000 (down $16,000 from the last offer), and Myra declined it. The show had to close at the latest point in history.
23 November 13, 2006
  • Myra Laing, the family grandma, found another small case and would deal at $83,000. The offer could have reached $115,000, but Aubrie Lemon's case 23 produced the $300,000. Myra's case had $400.
  • NYPD officer Peter "Shine Box" Shine read the banker his Miranda rights but opened the $1 million on his third pick (Tameka Jacobs's case #21). Leyla Milani exposed the $500,000 to start round 2, but thereafter, the game was incredible. With 5 amounts of $75,000 or greater on the board among 8 cases, the Banker Babe came out with her case (without the 27 on it), adding to the existing offer of $136,000 and two dozen donuts! After two more small amounts were removed, leaving only the $25 alone on the left side among the other 5 75-grand plus cases, the Banker stated that he regretted the joke, and offered $195,000. After removing the $200,000 case, the offer dropped to $177,000, but the next case produced the $25. With the audience in a frenzy ($75,000, $100,000, $400,000, and $750,000 being contained in the last four cases), $261,000 was turned down, upon which his luck turned. Ursula Mayes turned up the $750,000, and the offer dropped way down to $144,000. Peter would choose case 18 and open it from the stand. He asked for a cheer, but no one was cheering when the $400,000 revealed itself. Crushed, Peter decided he might as well go all the way, and he did, turning down the last offer of $83,000. His case contained $100,000. This game set a record for the highest amount won in a case when it was the upper amount of the final two (second place goes to Cathy Hamm, who fortunately won $5,000 and not $.01).
24 November 17, 2006
  • Sisters Casey Penston and Courtney Rudy were treated to a double deal game, both being allowed to play for $2 million. Their second offer reached six-figures even though the $800,000 case had been lost, but the third offer increased a little more slowly when Kasie Head's case #16 turned up one of the seven-figures ($1 million) which is the normal top prize. The fourth round set a record for the most difference in the case values, the three cases were $.02, $2, and $2 million, which was sadly knocked out thanks to Lindsay Clubine's case #26. With six cases left including $400,000 and $1,500,000, the sisters took a deal for $216,000. Although the next case would have been Tameka Jacobs's case #21 containing the $1.5 million, $400,000 was contained in their case (number #5, which Aubrie Lemon took over again). However, it is rather unlikely that they would've gone the whole way, so they still made a decent deal. $20, $1,000, $20,000, and $50,000 remained in the gallery.
  • Zanny Henseler started out with six small cases (the highest revealed amount being $75,000) and received an interesting offer, 658,500 cans (worth $20,000)! (She loved to collect them for drives). Some were dropped from a vault lowered down from the ceiling and the rest were modeled by one of the Banker Babes outside of the studio. This show set another record, on the next case, Lindsay Schoenweis' case #4 broke her 85-game streak from the show's inception of no top prizes or even seven-digit amounts by revealing the $1 million in her case! Zanny turned down $43,000 after the tough round and the show had to finish.
25 November 20, 2006
  • Zanny "The Lime Green Queen" Henseler returned to a set redecorated in lime green, her favorite color. Her goal was a lime-green Cadillac Escalade. Howie Mandel and the models wore lime green. The cases, set lights, deal button, and on-screen graphics were lime green (but not the case interiors). Round 3 began, with Aubrie Lemon exposing the $400,000 as the second case (she still held 5). The offer soared to $88,000. but after removing Alike Boggan's $750,000 case, the offer dropped to an extremely low $36,000 (with $50,000, $200,000, and $500,000 staying on the board, as well as the bottom four amounts). The situation improved even after removing the $200,000 case in the next round. The banker said that the offer was being brought out now (by the Banker Babe) and that it was lime green with four wheels. Can you guess what it is? An Escalade? WRONG! A LIME ON WHEELS! Howie, after a minute, revealed that was not the real offer, and unveiled it behind the curtain. An Escalade! She accepted the deal, valued at $83,755. Tameka Jacobs extended her hot streak for the third game by exposing the $500,000 immediately after. Case #21 has held $1 million and $1.5 million in the last few games. Her case (Heather LaCombe's case #23) had $1. The penny was in Lindsay Clubine's case #26.
    • The deal involving the Cadillac Escalade was only the second deal with a prize attached to be accepted by the contestant, the previous instance was on the April 5, 2006 episode, in which a contestant accepted a deal that included a pony. Interestingly, she is also the only contestant so far to win no cash. She is also the only contestant to have two offers consisting of a prize.
  • Joe Kaiser, whose desire is to be a "big shot" with a big heart, chose Anya Monzikova's case #10 for the first time, but then he opened the $1 million on his second pick (Pilar Lastra's case #14). Despite this, all 10 of the other amounts were knocked off in the first two rounds were $1,000 or less, and he received a massive $66,000 offer. By this time, only four small amounts the left side of the board, and by the end of the show (when he turned down $137,000), he has knocked off the last small amount on the board being $5 (held by Laura Shields' case #22) and got absolutely nothing on the left side which he cannot go home with less than $5,000. That leaves the $300,000, $400,000, and $750,000 still in play, as well as $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000.
    • For the second game, Ursula Mayes returned while Aubrie Lemon moved to case #3 to fill in for Lisa Gleave, and an Access Hollywood sweepstakes model held case #23. Her "career" started out well, that case had $1!
    • At the last banker call of this episode, Howie presented Joe ten $100 bills, in which he was told to pass out to random strangers in the audience. This was the banker's way to give Joe a taste of being a "big shot".
26A/26B November 23, 2006
  • The models came out bearing pumpkin pies for the audience. Audience members also received turkeys and a copy of the Deal or No Deal PC game.
  • Returning contestant Joe Kaiser's luck began to wane, opening the top two remaining amounts: $750,000 and $400,000, in that order, on his first two picks before settling on a $59,000 deal. In the playout, he would have had a potential deal of $94,000 but on the successive pick, he would have wiped out $300,000, the last mega amount on the board. Inside his case: $10,000.
  • In the first complete game of the show, the $25 prize was replaced by "TURKEY." Contestant Nanny (the last name to be announced) overcame a rough start, wiping out the top six amounts in the first two rounds (and getting a $4,000 deal after the first round). In fact, she revealed the $1 million prize (which was in Lisa Gleave's case #3) on her very first pick! That makes her the fourth contestant on the U.S. version to eliminate the grand prize to start things off.
  • She eventually recovered, wiping off the "TURKEY" case and despite her husband's urging to continue, accepting a $33,000 deal immediately thereafter. Her husband's advice would have been good: her case contained $100,000. Before the playout, Mandel slapped a cream pie in the Banker's face, the Banker had previously offered to get "pied" earlier in the game, as part of a $17,000 that was declined.
  • The second complete game offered a PUMPKIN PIE instead of $10, also, the contestant, Terra, would receive the contents of a green case if she kept the $1 million prize on the board after two rounds. However, Terra's luck was arguably just as bad as Nanny's: She had an awful first round because she opened five large amounts in one round which was opening the $300,000 in #10 Anya Monzikova's case as her first pick, the top prize amount in just her third pick which was #15 Brooke Long's case and then knock off three other six-figure amounts in a row being the $750,000 in #16 Kasie Head's case, then opened the $500,000 in #14 Pilar Lastra's case and then $100,000 in #21 Tameka Jacob's case in the first round, resulting in a $5,000 deal. After she had an awful first two rounds, in which she knocked off one more large amounts (and had just $200,000 left), her luck improved. She eventually settled on a $46,000 deal. In the playout, her deal could have reached $72,000, however, her case held $500.
  • Updates: $196,000 winner Casey Bell (from the Season 1 finale) and her trip to Celine Dion's Las Vegas concert, $221,000 winner Horston Bowen and his new home, and $186,000 winner Tammy Fuller meeting Curtis Martin of the New York Jets. Also: A summary of contestants who won $50 or less (Cheryl Jackson, $5, Brett Kurtz, $8, and Dana Belle, $50), as part of what the Banker was "thankful" for at Thanksgiving.
27 November 27, 2006
  • Brooks Leach chose #17 as his case. A special bank offer: ROOT BEER. After being offered $218,000 (with $200,000, $500,000, $750,000, and $1 million in play), he picks #13 holding the $200,000 and then Megan's case #6 holding the top prize of $1 million. In round 6, he picked the $750,000 in Anya's case #10 which means he got rid of three consecutive big amounts in a row leaving only the $500,000 in play. In round 7, he picked Tameka's case #21 which contained $75,000 after turning down $73,000. In round 8, he turned down $85,000 and chose Keltie Martin's case #15 which held $300. But then on the very last pick after turning down $147,000, he picked Marisa's case #18 and opened up the $500,000. This game has been RUINED. He ended up with $10.
28 December 4, 2006
  • The night's first contestant, an auctioneer and cowboy, overcame a rough second round to peak with a $72,000 deal with five cases left. After opening the $100,000 case, he decided to rope in a $61,000 deal. In the playout, he opened cases containing $75 and $25,000, making his potential deal $200,000 (with the $5 and $400,000 as possible prizes). Inside his case: $400,000.
  • New contestant Karen brought along an air horn for her game; the banker responded with a louder horn of his own. Her game will be a carryover affair, as she rejected a $46,000 deal after the third round; the top prize still in play is $750,000.
29 December 11, 2006
  • Returning contestant Karen Kulscar. She does not take the $46,000 offer, she played a good round in the fourth round. After she declined the $88,000 deal, she knocked out the $750,000 case in Lindsay’s #26. She played a good round in the next few rounds. She took the $151,000 deal. She picked Alike’s case, which had the $500,000 case. She made a phenomenal deal because she had $5 in her case.
  • The next contestant was Brian Miller. In the first round, he knocked out a six-figure amount, but he played great in the second round after he did not take the $18,000. After he declined the $40,000 deal, he knocked out the $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 and the million. His offer was $24,000, he turned it down, and his three picks will be next time.
30 December 18, 2006
  • The returning contestant Brian Miller. In the fourth round, he eliminated the $400,000 case in case #24. He played a great round after he took it down for $39,000. He took the $67,000 deal. In the proveout, Jenelle had the last six-figure amount ($750,000). His case held $75.
  • The next contestant of the night was Shayla Ellis. She chose Heather’s #23 as her case. She knocked a six-figure amount in her 4th pick in the first round. After she turned down the $22,000 offer, she picked the million-dollar case in Tameka’s #21. In round #3, she eliminated the $300,000 case in Meghan Markle’s #24 after she declined the $37,000. In the fourth round, she knocked out a six-figure amount off the board. She took the deal for $264,000 after she had a good round in the next few rounds. She would’ve picked Hayley and she had the $400,000 in her case. The banker would’ve offered her $201,000. She would‘ve picked Megan and she had $100 in her case. The final offer would've offered her $352,000. She made a good deal because she had $200,000 in her case.
31 December 25, 2006
  • Guest appearance: Caroll Spinney (as Big Bird)
  • Opening contestant Skip Allen eliminated all but the $400,000 case by the time he had eight cases remaining, and to that point never had deals worth more than $20,000. He bravely played on, eliminating five small and medium amounts (and subsequently seeing his offers increase) before narrowing the field to three cases: $5, $300, and $400,000. He opted to deal at $136,000. In the playout, he would have eliminated $300 (and his offer would have been $201,000), but he made a good deal nonetheless: His case held $5.
    • As with Allen, Lamar Wilson's game took a full hour. He lost his last mega amount, $500,000, with six cases to go, leaving $50,000 as his top amount. Resolved, he played on and eventually took a $24,000 deal (with $5,000 and $10,000 also in the gallery). Despite having $50,000 in his case, Wilson ("if you believe") and his entourage left satisfied.
32 January 3, 2007
  • The first contestant on the show was Tommy Turpening. He chose #18 as his case. He opened the $750,000 in #12, $400,000 in #10, and the million in #15. He had a better round in the next round after he declines the $8,000 offer. In the third round, he knocked three six-figure amounts. After he turned it down the $14,000 offer, he had a pretty good round. In the fifth round, he knocked out the last six-figure amount. He knocked all the right side off the board. After he knocked out the $400 in Patricia's #9, he declined the $100 offer. In his case: $200. 
  • New contestant Shannon Justice. She chose #24 as her case. In the first round, she opened the $500,000 in Megan's #6 and $1,000,000 in Tameka's #21. After she did not take the $13,000 offer, she had a not great round in the second round. She played a good round in round #3 after she declines the $17,000 offer. She eliminated three six-figure amounts after she declined the $58,000 offer. She did not take the $41,000 offer until the time expires.
33 January 7, 2007
  • Kathy Beck chose #10 as her case. In her first round, she knocked out two big amounts on the right side, which was the $500,000 and the million. After she declined the $10,300 deal, she played a better round. She picked the $200,000 case in Leyla's #13 after she turned down the $41,000 offer. In the fourth round, she knocked out the $300,000 and $500,000 off the board after she declined the $65,000 offer. After she declined the $38,000 offer, she eliminated a big amount. She took the deal for $99,000 after she picked the dollar in Brooke's #15. In the prove-out, she would've picked Jill's #12, which was $75, and the bank would have offered $142,000. She would've picked Lindsay's #26, which was $200. The banker would've offered her $215,000. She would've picked the $100 in Marisa's #18, and the banker would have offered $401,000. She made a great deal because she had $10 in her case. Kathy didn't play the new Double or Nothing game, but she would have won $198,000.
34 January 8, 2007
  • Returning contestant Shannon Justice. She picked the $5,000 case and the $25,000 case in the fifth round. After she declined the $86,000, she found a small amount in case #22. She took the deal for $170,000 after she found another small amount in Aubrie's #5. In the prove-out, she would've chosen Lindsay's #26, it held $50 and the banker would have offered $249,000. She would've picked Lisa's #3 as her next choice, she had $750. The banker would've gone to $413,000. She made a great deal because she had $500.
  • The new contestant was Eric Robinson. He chose Marisa's #18 as his case. He played a Superlative round. After he decided to say no deal to $31,000, he knocked out the $100,000, $200,000, and $500,000 off the board. He knocked a big amount off the board after he declined the $26,000 deal. In the fourth round, he opened the million in #12 Jill's case and $400,000 in #14 Pilar's case. After he declined the $51,000 deal, he played a better round. He found the $50,000 case in Tameka's #21. He took the $59,000 deal. In the prove-out, he would have picked Hayley's #25, which has $25,000, and the banker would have gone up to $78,000. He would've picked Kasie's #16, which was the last remaining six-figure amount left. In his case: $1.
35 January 14, 2007
  • Amanda Hancock was the first contestant. She picked #7 as her case. In the first round, she knocked two big amounts off the board. She had a great round in the second round, but she eliminated $400,000 in Megan's #6 after she turned down the offer of $32,000. After she rejected the $64,000 offer, she knocked two huge amounts off the board. In the fifth round, after she turned down $102,000, Amanda opened the million in #10 Anya's case. She played a good round in the sixth round. She took the $97,000 offer. In the prove-out, she would've picked #3, it held $75,000, and the banker would've offered her $211,000. She picked Laura's #22 as her next case choice would've been, it held $750, and the bank offer would've been: $261,000. She would've picked Janelle's #17 as her next case choice, which it held $25,000, her final offer would've been $413,000. In her case: $750,000, a terrible deal.
  • New contestant Rea Pead. She also picked #7 as her case. She knocked the $200,000 and the $400,000 off the board in round 1. She played a better round in round 2 after she declined the $23,000 deal until she knocked out the $100,000 and half-a-million ($500,000). She will open three cases next time.
36 January 17, 2007
  • Rea started the episode by eliminating $750,000 and $1 million, the highest amount that remained on the board, leaving only $300,000 as the only huge amount in play. Unfortunately, she picked Brooke's #15 which knocked off the $300,000. With three cases left: $400, $1,000, and $10,000, she took a deal for $4,000. Her case had $1,000.
  • New contestant Dru Dancy. He chose #5 as his case to keep. In the first round, he only knocked $500,000 off the board in #1 Claudia's case. She had a great round in the second round after he rejected the $27,000 deal. In the third round, he knocked a huge amount off the board after he turned the $111,000 offer down. He knocked out another huge amount off the board after he declined the $198,000. In the fifth round, he picked the million dollar case in Tameka's #21 and $200,000 case. He played a better round in the sixth round after he turned the $106,000 offer down until he eliminated $400,000 in the seventh round and $50,000 in round 8. He took the deal for $85,000. In the playout, he would've picked Marisa - it had the $500, and his final offer would've offered $140,000. He made a good deal because he had $50 inside.
37 January 21, 2007
  • New contestant Angela Teta. She picked #13 to start as her case. In her first round, she found 2 unlucky picks: 2 and 3, which held $200,000 and $400,000. After she turned the offer of $30,000 down, she quickly found $500,000. After She declined the $62,000, she knocked 2 big amounts off the board. After she declined the $141,000, she found the $750,000 and the million in the next round. She played a better round until she knocked $75,000 off the board. She had the $1,000 in case #13. Angela didn't play the new Double or Nothing game, but she would have nothing.
38 January 22, 2007
  • NASCAR fan Charlyn Speth, who bore a striking resemblance to actress Vicki Lawrence, and was hyperactive throughout her hour-long game, had a great first two rounds, eliminating just the $200,000 case among the top seven amounts. Her $82,000 offer is where her game would peak, as she knocked off four consecutive big amounts in a row (including the $1 million prize which was in #25, $750,000 in #21, $400,000 in #1 and $300,000 in #11) to see her next offer crash to $28,000. She did better in the next two rounds to see her deal recover to $77,000, but again landmined when she opened #12 the top-remaining case holding $500,000 with six cases remaining. After a brief rebound, she sadly opened the $100,000 in #17 with four cases left. She turned down a $600 offer and promptly opened $1,000 case in #14 to end with a choice between $400 and $500, and a $425 offer. She said no deal and a chance to switch cases turned out to be a good choice: She ended with $500.
39 January 24, 2007
  • Jackie quickly found the million dollars (contained in Lindsay Schoenweis's case #4), In the second round, she found the $750,000. After she takes the $38,000, she just found the $400,000 and $500,000. The offer for that round reached its nadir at $21,000, but she would not take that, she would take $83,000 home. The playout, Alike Boggan opened up her case (#20) with the $300,000 in it. Jackie's case held $50,000. She made a good deal.
40 January 29, 2007
  • Chris Serino, a special education teacher and soccer referee from Stoneham, Massachusetts, was the opening contestant on this episode. He rejected all of his deals before ending with a possibility of either $25 or $10,000; his case held the $10,000. Chris never had a deal worth more than $49,000 and wiped out his last two large amounts, $300,000 in #26, and then with six cases left, picked #18, and knocked off the last remaining amount being the $500,000. At one point, Chris threw a red card (that one of the models, dressed as a soccer referee, handed him) at the banker's window to show his frustrations; however, he was able to eliminate $1, $5, and $50 from the table before rejecting the final offer and the chance to swap cases.
  • Will Edmond, a college student at the University of Texas at Tyler, came down to the stage over the shoulders of his enthusiastic cheering section. He did very well in his opening draws, eliminating just two large amounts in his first 11 picks before time expired.
41 January 31, 2007
  • Guest appearance: Roland Miller
  • Carryover contestant Will Edmond took home a banker offer of $214,000 with four cases to go. In the second game, Vicki Montzingo left just one six-figure amount on the board before time ran out.
42 February 5, 2007
  • Guest appearance: Magic Johnson
  • Los Angeles Lakers' legend Magic Johnson made a cameo appearance during Vicki Montizingo's carryover game. With just $750,000 left among the top amounts, Montizingo bailed out after just the fourth round, becoming the first contestant to bail that early. Her decision to take the $48,000 deal and run was a wise choice; in the playout, she immediately would have wiped out the $750,000 case. Her case had $50, and the top remaining amount in the gallery was $5,000.
  • On the first show of a series of "double stakes" prizes, new contestant Giuseppe Ianello broke the game down to five cases (including his own) before taking a $127,000 deal, left on the board were two six-figure amounts, $100,000 and $600,000, and $.02. In the playout, he wound up opening the $600,000 case within two more rounds, assuring him a good deal in the end. In his case: $100,000. He was connected via satellite to his native Italy, where Italian "Deal or No Deal" host Flavia Insinnia was connected.
43 February 7, 2007
  • In this game of double stakes, Emika Porter (the show's lone contestant) wipe out two seven-figure amounts between Rounds 2 and 3 ($1.5 million in #14 and $1 million in #17) leaving only the $2 million in play. With six cases left. With a $170,000 offer on the table and $2 million being the only high amount left in play, she made a very gusty decision to turn down and picked #24... and sadly, lost the $2 million and that will cause her offer to drop very big. She continued on, settling on a $15,000 deal three cases later. In the playout, she immediately opened the $50,000 case, ensuring her of a good deal. A great deal, as things turned out: She had just $.02 in her case, with $400 the other possibility.
44 February 12, 2007
  • Guest appearance: Bobby Generic
  • The 113th contestant on Deal Or No Deal was Donato DeMarinis from Island Park. He accepted a $76,000 deal with four cases left following a game where he was first offered $30,000 and his deals bottomed out at $22,000. In the playout, he could have had as much as $163,000 with $1,000 and $300,000 left. DeMarinis made a good deal in the end: his case contained $1,000. Found the million in the third round after she declined the $44,000.
  • New contestant Kate Miller only made it through the first round before her game was forced to straddle. Two of the three top amounts were eliminated, resulting in her (rejected) $15,000 offer.
45 February 14, 2007
  • Returning contestant Kate Miller ended her game with a $109,000 deal with just five cases left and just the $750,000 case remaining among the mega-amount cases. Playing the game out, she first would have lost the $300 case, bumping the potential offer to $198,000, but then she would have landmined. Her case held $75, with $25 and $75,000 left among the possible prizes.
  • Cheryl Clarke got through the first four rounds of her game before the episode ended with her rejecting a $33,000 offer. She lost the $1 million on her first pick, and when time expired, the top case amount was $300,000.
46 February 18, 2007
  • Returning contestant Cheryl Clarke ended up accepting a $118,000 deal with three cases left. In the playout, she would have eliminated the $5 case, bumping the offer up to $172,000. Her case: $300,000, with the other case holding $50,000.
  • Tony Kolton became the second contestant in the show's history (and in a matter of days) to accept a deal before the sixth round. He took a $94,000 offer after opening 18 cases; in that fourth round, he opened the $1 million in #14 and $400,000 in #17 as back-to-back picks, causing his peak offer of $169,000 to tumble.
  • Kolton's initial offer was $80,000, having lost nothing over $25,000 in the first six picks. His second offer was $153,000 after he lost just the $100,000 case (as well as the penny case). In the playout, in the fifth round he would've got rid of the $500,000 in #15 making his offer drop from $94,000 to $78,000. in the 6th round, his offer would've been $105,000. In the seven round, his offer would've been $126,000. In the eight round he would've got rid of the $300,000 in #22 making his offer drop from $126,000 to $62,000. In the ninth round, his final offer would've been $102,000. Between two cases left in play, between $5,000 and $200,000 are still in play. His case has $200,000.
47 February 19, 2007
  • Contestant Pyong Kong, whose Korean immigrant parents came to the United States with $750 in their pockets, when he was just a baby, played a great game, wiping out the two lowest amounts in the first six cases. Throughout his hour-long game, he danced and sang karaoke, the Korean native's hobbies; one of his songs was a Banker-inspired, self-derogatory version of "Bingo" (where Pyong, being a great sport, sang his name in place of Bingo). Eventually, Pyong narrowed the game to four cases and had a $291,000 offer to quit. He turned that down and wiped out the $500,000 case, which left a curious situation on the board: $75, $750, and $750,000. Pyong, taking this as a sign, immediately settled on a $211,000 deal, which came just in time: In the playout, he would have eliminated the $750,000 case. Pyong's case was back to the beginning: $750.
48 February 21, 2007
  • Dimitra Apostolopoulos accepted a $95,000 deal, but in the playout found out she held the $400,000 case. She had earlier received a $109,000 deal before settling.
  • New contestant Ishamael Smith knocked off four big amounts ($200,000 in #14, $100,000 in #15, $1 MILLION in #26, and $300,000 in #10) off the board in the first round leaving the $400,000, $500,000 and the $750,000 in play before time ran out and forced his game to straddle.
49 February 26, 2007
  • Carryover contestant Ishamel Brown rejected a $261,000 offer with three cases left, two of them concealing six-figure amounts ($400,000 and $750,000). On his next pick, he wiped out $750,000, leaving him with just a $92,000 offer. He accepted the offer, and it was a good thing, as his case held the only amount left: $5.
  • New York Yankees fan Wayne Ramos was the next contestant. After opening the $500,000 in #14 and $1 million in #21, he was offered advice from Yankees' manager Joe Torre: Stay in the game, since Ramos still had $750,000 available. Time ran out and Ramos was to appear on the next show.
50 February 28, 2007
  • In the carryover game, Wayne Ramos will have plenty of money to spend at New York Yankees games in the foreseeable future after accepting a $277,000 deal. Had he continued, his potential offer would have been $452,000, his case held the $75,000.
  • New contestant Beth opened the $300,000 in #15 in Round 1. Two big amounts was knocked off the board ($200,000 in #16 and $500,000 in #12) in Round 2. In Round 4, two more big amounts ($750,000 in #7 and $100,000 in #4) were knocked off leaving the $400,000 and the million still in play. In Round 5, she opened the million in #6 Megan's case which leaves only the $400,000 on the board. She took this as a sign to bail quickly, taking a $49,000 deal with six cases (including her own) left. As it turned out, her case held the $400,000, which made her not the best deal at the time. The rest of the cases were played out as $75 in #1, $100 in #10, $200 in #17, $25 in #24, and $400 in #26.
51 March 4, 2007
  • Guest appearences: Randy Orton, Edge, John Cena, Bobby Lashley
  • WWE superfan Rick Achberger, who has created dozens of signs for the events he's attended, got some unexpected support from four wrestlers: John Cena, Bobby Lashley, Edge (Adam Copeland), and Randy Orton. Cena and Lashley joined Achberger's supporters onstage; Edge and Orton, in kayfabe, reacted "appropriately" depending on which cases he removed (i.e., cheered whenever a large amount was uncovered and jeered whenever the case removed held a small amount). Eventually, Achberger accepted a banker's deal of $106,000 with four cases, including his own, left, remaining were $100, $1,000, $50,000, and $500,000. In the playout, he removed $50,000, which would have given him a potential $172,000, but that's where the good news would have ended; his next selection would have been the half-million. Inside his case: $100. Cena and Lashley celebrated with Achberger and his supporters (Edge and Orton applauded from the audience) as the final credits rolled.
52 March 5, 2007
  • The histronics of contestant Anteia Greer was the centerpiece of her hour-long game, she opened the million in #15 Brooke's case in Round 1. $100,000 was opened in #14 in Round 2. $200,000 was opened in #19 in Round 3. $500,000 was showing in #9 in Round 4. $300,000 was shown in #1 in Round 6 but she continually knocked off small amounts and forced the banker to offer larger deals each time. She eventually settled on a $402,000 deal with three cases left (including $400,000 and $750,000). Accepting the deal proved that it was indeed a smart move: Greer's case had only $400. The other two cases was showing that the $400,000 was in #5 and the $750,000 was in #25 Hayley Marie's case. Guess what - it was Hayley Marie that had the $750,000!
53 March 11, 2007
  • In the opening game, the Banker said that he "dreamed" of sending contestant Uzma home with less than $3,000. He got his wish; with five cases left, Uzma Lone turned down a $66,000 deal. She opened the $300,000 in #21 and $100,000 in #11 as a back-to-back picks to leave her with three amounts of $200 or less. She played the game through to its natural conclusion, removing the $1 case before taking home $200 (the other remaining amount was $10).
  • Hugh Neisler, a retired Marine Corps general from Georgia, rebounded from a tough first round, where he lost three six-figure cases in his first three picks ($750,000 in #14, $300,000 in #19, and $400,000 in #7, in that order). Although he wiped out $200,000 in the second round, Neisler rebounded nicely in the second round, rejecting a $46,000 offer as time expired. Hugh was accompanied by his wife of 50 years and five sons for his game.
  • At the point where Uzma had six cases left, the Banker offered her a $10 sleeping bag and pillow package in addition to the $53,000 offer.
54A/54B March 12, 2007

  • Retired USMC Gen. Hugh Neisler returned to narrow the field to six cases, with $500,000 and $1 million still in the mix. After turning down a $116,000 deal, he chose a case that hid $500,000. His next offer tumbled to $99,000. Perhaps seeing this as a sign to bail - the two lowest amounts still were in play - he teased the audience as he pondered his decision, before accepting the deal. However, in the playout, he eliminated (in order) $500, $1, $.01, and $25,000, with a final potential offer of $512,000. The worst news came when he opened his case: He had the $1 million and the $200 was the other amount still on the board.
  • New contestant Jessica Howard, the former "dork" (as shown in a fourth-grade photograph displayed for the audience) turned swan - talked of how she missed out on her senior prom. So just for her, she was allowed (after the second round) to change into a prom dress, have her hair styled and put on a corsage, her husband, Lance, put on a tuxedo to share the experience. The stage was decorated in balloons, and a huge banner reading "Jessica's Prom" was prominently displayed. After starting the game on a high note, Howard lost $500,000, $1 million, and $300,000 in the second round to see her second deal tumble. The Banker would occassionally taunt Howard with visions of a bad ending to the prom (a la "Carrie"), but she recovered enough to eventually take a $40,000 deal with six cases left. The playout narrowed the field to $5 and $200,000 (the only six-figure amount remaining when the game ended), her case held the five bucks, and the Howards celebrated a last dance.
  • Dave Atherton, a bodybuilder and bagpipe manufacturer, came on stage dressed in a kilt and playing a bagpipe version of the show's theme. Dave picked #9 and knock off the penny right off the bat. After three rounds, by which time he had eliminated just the $100,000 and $750,000 cases, he accepted an $81,000 deal and became the earliest contestant to bail. Atherton told Mandell he had no regrets, but in the playout, it became clear he dealt way too early; he kept picking small amounts (and occasionally choosing larger ones) to see his offer skyrocket to an eventual $561,000. Even the models expressed their displeasure with Dave's deal as they opened their cases. With $50,000 and $1 million left, Atherton could only wince as Mandell revealed the grand prize inside his case.
55A/55B March 19, 2007
  • A two-player game kicked off this two-hour episode, where twins Annie Hewlitt and Aubrey Wentworth played for double-stakes. Each twin picked one case apiece (Annie chose 7 and Aubrey selected 23), and male firefighters from the San Diego Fire Department served as the models. After a very rough first round where they knocked off five amounts of $150,000 or more, the girls rebounded to see their deal peak at $86,000. At one point, they rejected a deal containing a lifetime supply of Doublemint gum (a stick of gum for every day for the rest of their lives, worth $4,250). However, with six cases left, the twins lost their last mega-amount, $1,000,000, but they played until accepting the final offer of $6,000. Aubrey's case had $1,500, while Annie's case had just $10; the $20,000 case remained in the gallery.
  • The second game was billed as having a contestant, picked off the street at random without being pre-screened, and possibly he or she had never seen "Deal or No Deal" (or even heard of the game). Mandell went to Westside Pavillion in Santa Monica, California, and chose Shell Cartney, a 23-year-old vendor at a Hot Dog on a Stick restaurant. Shell (who had seen the game on TV) and her twin sister, Jennifer, traveled with Mandell to the studio for their game, Shell's parents - who were aware of the game but rarely watched it, and boyfriend (who never watched it) were contacted and asked to come to the studio. Shell (who chose case 13, for founder Dave Barham's birthday of June 13, 1913) had an up-and-down game, wiping out all but the $100,000 case in the first four rounds. However, she left three sizable amounts to the end, $50,000, $75,000, and $100,000, allowing her to be offered $67,000. After saying "no deal" to that, she lost the $100,000, but it wasn't that costly. On the very next deal, Shell accepted a $62,000 offer, not bad for a woman who expected to make $40 that day and was supposed to attend a barbecue that night. Inside her case: $75,000.
56 March 26, 2007
  • Opening contestant Stan Stava brought roses for each of the models, and it turned out to be a symbol of good luck during his game. In the first round, Stan opened the million in case #22 on his second pick. Having relatively good luck throughout, he accepted a $107,000 offer after the eighth round, with $75, $10,000, and $400,000 remaining. There was no playout, as Mandell immediately opened Stava's case containing $10,000.
  • Alaskan resident Heidi Kurtz brought snow from the 49th state to share with Mandell prior to her game. Her game will straddle, as time expired after the third round. She declined a $90,000 offer and has four huge amounts between $200,000 and $750,000 remaining on the board.
57 April 1, 2007
  • Heidi Kurtz's game picked up in the fourth round, where she promptly lost the $750,000 case. The top case amount she lost the rest of the way was $25,000. With six cases remaining and three six-figure amounts left, Kurtz bailed with $204,000. It came at a fairly good time: In the playout, she would have opened the $500,000 case, dropping her offer to $131,000. Her next pick would have been $100, meaning her deal would shoot back up to $191,000, after that, she would have opened the $400,000, ensuring that she made a good deal. Her case held $200,000, and $500 was left on the stage.
  • Aspiring comedian Jamar White played a gutsy game, but it was the banker who was the one laughing in the end. With five cases left, White opened the last remaining six-figure amount: $300,000 in #9 Patricia's case, leaving him with a top possible prize of $5,000. He played the game out, narrowing the game to $10 and $5,000. His case held the $10. One round before hitting the landmine, White turned down an offer that included a VIP audition for Last Comic Standing, his deal peaked at $41,000 (in the round before opening the $300,000 case).
58 April 8, 2007
  • Cathy Clark had an auspicious beginning to her game, opening the $1 million in case #6 on her very first pick, then $750,000 on the first pick of round 2. Still, she hung tough and, despite steadily eliminating the top prizes, got fairly sizable offers. After peaking at $61,000, Clark's game began to crumble when she opened the last six-figure amount being the $300,000 in #3 Lisa's case with four cases left. With $50,000 still on the board, and $50 and $200 among the other possible amounts, she fought on. After opening the $200 case, she rejected the final offer of $23,000 and a chance to switch cases. Her luck turned out good in the end, she won the $50,000 in her case.
  • New contestant Autumn Goolsby only made it through the first round, rejecting a $31,000 first offer before time was called.
59 April 9, 2007
  • Autumn Goolsby's carryover game didn't have such a happy ending. Her game peaked at $54,000 in the third round, but things started going downhill in the very next round when she eliminated the top remaining amounts of $500,000 and $750,000 on back-to-back picks. Her deal crumbled to $14,000, but after a brief recovery, lost her last six-digit amount ($100,000) on the next pick. After rejecting a $3,000 deal, she then wiped out the only sizable amount left, $25,000, with five cases left. Left with four amounts of $750 or less, she immediately accepted a $150 offer. Her case had $750, while $.01, $1, and $100 were also still on the board.
  • Debbie Montgomery's game was called. She opened the million on her third pick. after round 3, after rejecting a $108,000 offer. She returns with five six-figure amounts on the board, on up to $750,000.
60 April 15, 2007
  • Returning contestant Debbie Montgomery continued to have very good luck in her game, leaving two six-figure amounts: $200,000 and $750,000, among her final four cases; the entire left side of the board was wiped out. Montgomery appeared ready to accept a $198,000 offer, but her mother persuaded her to open one more case. In this case, mother was wrong: She opened the $750,000 in case #8, causing the next offer to plummet to $60,000. This time, Montgomery got out. She made a good deal: Her case had $10,000, with $5,000 also left in the gallery.
  • Willie Blackmon's game will straddle, as he made it through the first three rounds, with time being called immediately after rejecting an $88,000 offer. He will have three mega-amounts left: $100,000, $300,000, and $1 million left among his possible prizes.
61 April 22, 2007
  • Willie Blackmon's game picked up in the fourth round, where he immediately lost the $1 million prize and saw his offer tumble to $33,000. After eliminating $100,000 in the fifth round, his deal dwindled to $29,000, after eliminating $300,000 in round 6, his deal took another hit, falling to $17,000. He recovered enough in round 7 (having opened the $300 case) to accept a $27,000 offer. It was a nearly even deal, as his case held $25,000, the top remaining prize in the gallery was $75,000, with $50 and $500 also still on the board.
  • Tony "Bubba" Gallichio brought along former contestant Guiseppe for good luck in his game, in which he hoped to use any winnings to buy a house. Gallichio's game peaked in round 4 when he was offered a $65,000 deal (to which he said "no deal"). After dipping and recovering, his game nosedived with five cases left as he picked #10 and opened the last remaining six-figure amount: $300,000. Humbled, Gallichio invited his children on stage and had them help push the deal button, allowing him to win $14,000. It was a good deal: His case held $1,000, with $.01, $500, and $75,000 still on the board.
62 April 23, 2007
  • Single mother Dawn Runyon opened the game very hot; in her first six picks, the top case she opened was $5,000, earning her a $63,000 first offer. Her game temporarily went downhill when she opened three huge amounts, including the $1 million, in the second field of picks, but then her game picked back up. Her offers steadily increased, peaking at $147,000 in round 6. After opening the $200,000 case in round 7, she was left with a $139,000 offer and one six-figure amount: $750,000. Runyon decided to accept the offer with four cases left.
  • In the playout, she would have wiped out $25,000 and $200, in that order, to get a possible $411,000 offer. At the end of the day, however, she made a good deal: Her case held $50, with the $750,000 left in the gallery.
  • Hayley Tucker's game was interrupted after the first round, where she did just about as well as Runyon. The top amount lost in her first six picks was $75,000, and she turned down a $55,000 first offer to end the episode.
63 April 30, 2007
  • Hayley Tucker's game, which picked up from last week, was the only contestant on this show. Her luck continued to grow early on, as she didn't eliminate any six-figure amounts until the third round (when her offer dropped to $94,000 from $126,000). Her game began to pick back up and had a $239,000 offer with six cases left, four of which were mega amounts (including the $1 million). However, Tucker had to begin eliminating the big prizes eventually, and the first to go was the $1 million in #4 Lindsay S's case, causing her deal to plummet to $98,000. But her roller-coaster game went back on the upswing after eliminating the last amount ($75) on the left side of the board, raising the offer to $188,000, the smallest prize at this point was $50,000. After KO'ing the $500,000 prize in #12 Jill's case, her next offer was slashed to $88,000. She played on, opened the $200,000 prize in #14, leaving just the $50,000 and $100,000 cases on the board. The banker, apparently impressed with Tucker's guts, offered her $83,000, after some deliberation, she accepted the deal. Tucker's decision was the right one: Her case held the $50,000.
64 May 6, 2007
  • Opening contestant Julie Lanero, a victim of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, opened with a flourish, keeping all the mega amounts in play for the first round and earning a $61,000 first offer. She continued to have good luck through the third round, her offer peaking at $136,000. Then, disaster strikes in rounds 4 and 5, eliminating - in order - $1 million in #16, $750,000 in #5, $200,000 in #4, and $500,000 in #19. She never recovered, and her deals kept getting smaller and smaller. With $1 and $5 left on the board, she declined both a $3 final offer and a chance to switch cases. She ended up winning $1, becoming the series' smallest winner to date. Despite her rotten luck, some members of the online game show community lauded her for her sportsmanship.
  • James Berkley still has $100,000 on the table after four rounds of his game, which will carry over to the May 14, 2007 episode. He rejected a $12,000 offer as time expired. James Berkley's game will continue on May 14, 2007, because there's a special 100th episode of Deal or No Deal.
65 May 7, 2007
  • The ceremonial 100th episode of Deal or No Deal saw the return of one of the game's most memorable contestants: Brooks Leach, who, on November 27, 2006, won just $10, but was memorable among many fans for his fun-loving personality and good sportsmanship. As for the game, the DoND gods apparently were not smiling on Leach for his second go-around. His deal peaked in round 2 with $35,000 (despite suffering a second bite from the $1 million in case 18, which blew his offer to bits in game 1) before his game started to go downhill: All five of the remaining large numbers were removed in succession, and afterward, the $25,000 (the second-biggest amount left) dropped out of the game, leaving him with only $50,000 left on the right side at the end of round 4. $50,000 was wiped out in round 5 (when he picked his original case from game 1), leaving him with a top possible prize of $750. Fortunately, his next case was the $10, shown with his face superimposed upon the zero. By the end of the game, he was left with $25, $400, and $750, and a $425 offer. He declined, wiped out $750, and was left with a $190 offer. After rejecting that offer, he said no to a chance to switch cases. The decision was a good one: the case held $400, allowing him to end the game on a high note. Just like with his last game, Leach, although disappointed he didn't win more, left with a big smile on his face and was rewarded with a standing ovation.
66 May 14, 2007
  • James Berkley's game resumed in Round 5, where he immediately lost $100,000, his last six-figure case. With $25,000 the only desirable amount still in play, he played on until he had four cases left when he accepted a $7,000 offer. His was a good deal, he had just $300 in his case, with $25 and $400 still on the board with the $25,000.
  • Beverly Futch seemed headed for certain disaster, after losing the top two prizes in the first round ($750,000 on the third pick, and $1 million on the sixth), and then open the $100,000 in #5, $200,000 in #11 and then the $500,000 in #14 in Round 2. She opened nine cases in a row that is $5,000 or less between Rounds 3-5 by rebounded enough to see her offer peak at $97,000 but then she declined that offer and opened the $300,000 in #24 Kelly's case. Her offer dropped to $66,000 and reject that offer and wipe out the $75,000 in #16 Keltie's case and ultimately accepted an $80,000 offer with three cases left. In the playout, she would have opened $5 and $1,000 to see her potential winnings skyrocket to $215,000. However, Futch made a good deal in the end; her briefcase held $25,000. The only six-figure amount left in play: $400,000 was the sole case left in the gallery.
67 May 21, 2007
  • Wesley Autrey, a New York City construction worker who became dubbed as "Subway Superman" after rescuing a 19-year-old film student from being struck by a subway train (after he suffered a seizure and fell on the tracks), was the game's sole contestant. After an early bad luck streak where he wiped out three six-figure amounts in his first set of draws, he had a good streak - then, a great run - of luck. In the latter stages of the game, he eliminated eight consecutive cases of $50,000 or less... all with $1 million being the lone mega amount on the board (it had been that way since the second round). Bravely, he rejected increasing offers of $209,000 and later, $305,000. The $305,000 offer came with three cases (including his own) left. Autrey pressed on, becoming the first contestant to have a chance at creating a 50-50 shot at the top prize, however, this chance did not happen, as Pilar Lastra's case #14 opened to show the grand prize. The audience uttered a groan yet unheard of in the studio, and his wife fainted in the supporter's section where she was standing. His final offer took the biggest single drop ever, $300,000, to $5,000. Once that deal was rejected, Autrey (who also refused to switch cases) was left with a possible prize of $25 or $10,000. His case held $25. Mandell explained to the near-silent audience, "That's the way the game is played."Despite the bad turn of events, the banker was generous: Chrysler rewarded Autrey with a new Jeep Patriot.
68 June 5, 2007
  • Howie Mandel began the episode by stating that the DoND crew would travel to a lucky contestant's home to begin the first game, right in that contestant's front yard. The lucky contestant was Mary Marolla, a stay-at-home mother whose son is a fan of The Wiggles. The banker's first offer was appropriate: Three of The Wiggles' band members (Sam Moran, Jeff Fatt, And Murray Cook) appeared to help pitch the first offer: a tour of Australia and an opportunity to star in The Wiggles' upcoming DVD (total value: $17,174). Marolla rejected the offer, after which the game moved to the studios. Marolla's luck peaked in the second round when she received a $51,000 offer. Thereafter, her luck began to wane, then it plummeted when she opened #13 Leyla's case that had the last mega-amount: $500,000, with six cases to go. With $.01 among four amounts of $50 or less still in play, she lost the last desirable amounts ($5,000 and $25,000) in short order to see her luck continue to decline. Finally, she was left with $.01 and $10. After deciding not to switch cases, she did not win the penny as she hoped to (in order to set a record that will not be broken unless Double or Nothing is returned to the show), her case held $10.
  • Arthur Joseph start Round 1 with opening up the $400,000 in #4, $200,000 in #22, and the $750,000 in #23. In Round 2, opened the $300,000 in #17 and the $500,000 in #24 leaving the $100,000 and the million in play. His game ended in round 3, with him rejecting a $44,000 offer.
69 June 13, 2007
  • Guest appearance: Dwayne Wade
  • Contestant Arthur Joseph received a surprise visit from Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat. Wade helped pitch the Banker's offer after round 4 (the first round played in this resumed game): $10,000 plus a Miami Heat fan package worth over $60,000. This time, the offer was too good to pass up for Joseph, who accepted the offer. In post-game action, Joseph's decision was a good one: he would've opened the million in #6 Megan's case, causing his potential offer to plummet to $22,000. Inside his case: $400, one of the remaining six cases held $100,000.
  • Jesse Puttananickal, who recently immigrated to America from India, brought his family along for good luck. He opened the $200,000 in #25 Hayley Marie's case and the million in #13 Leyla's case in Round 1. His game peaked in round 2 when he rejected a $71,000 offer. After having opened three six-figure amounts in round 3, his deal plummeted to $21,000, after doing a little better in the next round, his game hit rock bottom for good in round 5 when he unearthed the last huge amount ($500,000) in the next round. After losing $5,000 and $25,000 over the final rounds, Puttananickal was left with $10 and $100, and a $50 offer. After refusing the last offer and the chance to switch cases, Puttananickal left with $100. 
70 June 18, 2007
  • The season finale saw Laurel Martin, a schoolteacher who's been married 39 years, play for the million. As it turned out, she had a great game, her deals increasing every time as she kept $500,000 and $1 million in play throughout her hour-long game. She accepted a $272,000 deal in round 6, with the top prize and third-place prizes still available. Had she played on, she would have opened cases that would have seen her keep the half-million and grand prizes in play until three cases were left ($300 being the other prize). The playout at that point would have seen her unearth the $500,000, skyrocketing her potential offer to $520,000. However, everyone let out a big sigh of relief when Mandell opened Laurel's case: She had the $300, which means that it was Alike that had the grand prize case. The models came out to celebrate the big win with Laurel and her family as the second season came to a close.

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