Something took place during the Wednesday, April 20, edition of “Jeopardy!” that has only happened a few times over the course of the show’s history.
Canadian contestant Mattea Roach continued her streak, which was evident when the points were tallied to reveal she was the only one of the three contestants to have a positive cash balance.
As the other contestants had no money to wager on Final Jeopardy, Roach stood alone for the final round.
“And then there was one,” intoned host Ken Jennings, telling viewers they were watching “a rare solo Final Jeopardy…”
As Just Jared pointed out, a single-player Final Jeopardy has only taken place three times before: in 2012, 2015, and again in 2020, when player Kevin Walsh was the last contestant standing.
Spoiler alert: Roach — who was sitting on $21,400 — only wagered $5,000 but guessed correctly, ending the episode with winnings of $26,400.