Jeopardy! is the American game show loved by generation after generation- the ideal family watch over a meal, the most engaging reality game show involving the average American Citizen. It features three contestants who play against each other for three rounds to win prize money.
In every round, trivia clues framed as answers are given to the contestants who must come up with the correct question. The show has garnered much love from international audiences over decades, and by this point has become a household name in many countries. It is already at its 38th season- with a loyal viewership and time-tested formula, the general knowledge quiz show is only getting better with every episode.
Jeopardy! just aired a new episode for the second consecutive night on the 22nd of March, 2022- not only that, but we saw a new champion emerge. So who is this new winner, and what went down in this very eventful episode?
Let us first introduce you to our participants.
First, we have Margaret Chipowsky from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, who won the right to play on Tuesday. The attorney was able to win $18,000 on Monday night. Our second contestant was Caitlin Gillooly from Boston, who professionally works in e-commerce. The third contestant calls himself Mihir Nene. He is an engineer from Rochester, New York.
How Things Unfolded
The returning champion, Chipowsky got an early lead totaling $7200. Gillooly and Nene finished the first round with $4600. By the time ‘Double Jeopardy!’ ended, they had built up their winnings quite a bit. Chipowsky was leading with $20,600, Gillooly trailer closely behind with $15,400, and Nene remained a little further away with $12,500. ‘Final Jeopardy’ saw the game change completely. Chipowsky had a great track record to live up to, Nene had an aggressive wager riding for him, and Gillooly seemed pumped and focused.
“And the Winner is…”
Two of the three players were completely stumped by the question that was posed in the last round. Historic Nicknames were the category- The question asked involved a nickname given to Napoleon by his soldiers, not in a mocking way, but in admiration of his military capabilities.
The answer, of course, would be, What is The Little Corporal?
Gillooly attempted with “What is the brave little soldier”, while Chipowsky tried- “What is The Little General”. Nene was the only one who answered correctly and nearly doubled his total. The engineer emerged the unlikely winner, wowing the audiences with his historic knowledge.
Here is how the contestants’ winnings stood by the end of the game-
Mihir Nene- $24,999
Margaret Chipowsky- $10,300
Caitlin Gillooly- $0
Overall the episode was quite gripping from end to end. Nene surprised audiences with his incredible recovery of points and a wager that really paid off. Chipowsky’s performance was also impressive, as the returning champion proved her mettle through the course of the game.
So tell us, did you expect this turn of events? And will you be tuning in for the next episode of Jeopardy! premiering on CBS?