Danger! Players were left stumped by the “wild” final question and the champion was left with zero points while the new winner was crowned
DANGER! Contestants were stunned by a final question that resulted in the reigning champion receiving zero points and ending his reign.
The return danger! Champion Jesse Chin entered the game on Friday with a daily total of $24,810.
Joining the chief of accounts were Alice Ciciora, a political scientist and researcher, and Diandra D’Alessio, a technical writer.
Jesse was unable to gain an early lead as the contestants’ scores were fairly close by the first break for all contestants.
While the champion raked in a total of $2,800, Diandra was close behind him with $2,000 and Alice was behind the frontrunners with $800.
The match between the top two was still close as the contestants achieved Double Jeopardy!
The accounting manager from Bayside, New York, still came out on top with $5,400, while the technical writer from Quebec, Canada, was close at $4,600.
It was a back and forth battle between the two during Double Jeopardy! Jesse lost and then took the lead from Diandra.
Surprisingly, however, it was Alice who somehow managed to get the better of her opponents, and the points went to Final Jeopardy! Alice with $8,900, Jesse with $8,600 and Diandra with $7,800.
The clue from Final Jeopardy! read: “The third famous group that invaded Britain in the 5th century gave their name to the continental part of Denmark.”
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Surprisingly, the final question ended up being a triple stumper as all contestants answered incorrectly – the correct answer was “Who are the Jutes?”
Jesse bet big and was left with $0 as Alice also lost most of her winnings.
However, Diandra only bet $4,501, leaving her with $3,299 and the W.
Defeated Champion Jesse shared his thoughts on the Final Jeopardy! Reference to a Reddit forum dedicated to the game show.
In response to a fan, he wrote: “Hey man! I had no idea and just wanted to write something down! The third famous intruder is just a wild clue to me.”
Viewers were recently upset by yet another Final Jeopardy! Question after Nine Day Champion Ben Chan’s streak ended due to an ‘incredibly harsh’ Final Jeopardy spelling verdict.
Ben’s shock loss on Tuesday after a record nine wins and $256,000 was due to just one misspelled letter and sent viewers into an uproar.
Lynn Di Vito – who technically defeated Ben – faced Joyce Sun, a retired attorney from Bloomfield, New Jersey, and Ed Petersen, a planning technician from Orlando, Florida.
Lynn, a retired museum educator from Colorado Springs, Colorado, won $11,800 after the controversial call.
Mayim Bialik, who opened the show on Wednesday, praised Lynn for her win over Ben and made no mention of the tough way Ben exited.
“She defeated the seemingly unbeatable 9-game winner Ben Chan with a win that came from behind! “We look forward to welcoming you back,” she said at the time.
All three Daily Doubles missed and the timer ran out with three clues left on the board.
Newcomer Joyce Leads Ahead of Final Jeopardy! with $10,800 while Ed had $10,400 and Lynn $6,400.
Last Danger! Under “Classical Music” it says: “When the opera ‘Lohengrin’ was first performed in 1850, this man, a future father-in-law of the composer, was the conductor.”
Everyone was wrong and nobody could guess that it was the composer Franz Liszt.
Ed made the smallest bet of $2,401 and became the new winner with $7,999 and seemed thrilled about it.
“I WILL NOT WATCH ANY MORE”
Fans were less enthusiastic and people on Twitter still didn’t believe the results of the earlier game.
One person tweeted at the time: “Ben Chan got scammed and Jeopardy! Fans are furious that he lost a nine-day winning streak due to a poor final decision.
“I’m watching Jeopardy! no longer! after being a superfan for 40 years.
Another person wrote: “I’ll watch again when Ken Jennings comes back. Jeopardy! is messy and won’t change until Mayim leaves!”
A third wrote: “I’m skipping this and not watching another episode until you tell me why Ben Chan got robbed!”
Accordingly Jeopardy!.com: “Danger! is not a spelling test – unless the category requires it, of course.
“Written responses to the Final Jeopardy! clue do not have to be spelled correctly, but they must be phonetically correct and not add or remove extraneous sounds or syllables.”