Wednesday’s “Jeopardy!” did not have the ending viewers expected.
Fans of the show were shocked as Melis Sahin-Collins won the “Final Jeopardy!” round despite having the wrong answer.
Going into the final round, contestants Jon Spurney and Tim Everhart each had $14,200; Sahin-Collins had $2,000.
How about that Final Jeopardy! ending? pic.twitter.com/WZVbjBVhso
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 4, 2021
The category was “European Landmarks” and the clue was, “Of the principal architects working on it from the mid-1500s to the 1980s, like Pierre Lescot and Hector Lefuel, none were foreigners.”
The correct response was the Louvre Museum, which none of the contestants got right.
However, Spurney and Everhart wagered all of their money while Sahin-Collins bid zero dollars, so she was crowned the new champion.
— AC Junior 😷 (@CamJunior1972) March 4, 2021
Guest host Mike Richards told Sahin-Collins, “Not the way you expected to win but you get to play again. Congratulations. Wow! What a game.”
See some of the response from viewers below.
That #Jeopardy nail bitter was amazing! This must be how people that watch sports feel
— Amy Hernandez (@NerdofColor) March 4, 2021
Yeah sex is cool, but have you ever seen a 3rd place #Jeopardy contestant win by using strategic betting in Final Jeopardy?
— Tony Pepperoni (@seanudish) March 4, 2021
— Mark (@SoxFan2414) March 4, 2021
— Devin McGrath-Conwell (@DevinTwoNames) March 4, 2021
— Kate (@RamblingKite) March 4, 2021
— Steve Kay (@SteveKayGames) March 4, 2021
— Marc Mastro (@marc_mastro) March 4, 2021
#Jeopardy I’m always yelling at 3rd place player to bet ZERO in final Jeopardy. FINALLY! 👏👏👏👏👏
— Judy (@judyinNOLA) March 4, 2021