Who won Jeopardy! tonight? January 30, 2023, Monday

Danger! Season 39 aired a brand new episode on Monday, January 30, 2023. Last week, the show announced a new champion, Jake DeArruda, who returned in the final episode to play his second match.

Hailing from Ludlow, Vermont, the delivery dispatcher took in $22,797 in his first game. In the latest episode, he played against two new players – Sam Meehan, a lawyer from Santa Cruz, Calif., and Sarah Howard, a Ph.D. candidate from Durham, North Carolina.

The game show is one of the longest-running television programs to have won multiple Emmy Awards over the years. The first version of the quiz show aired from 1964 to 1975 on NBC and was hosted by Art Fleming. In 1984, the competition series returned as a syndicated television program, which was hosted by Alex Trebek until his death in 2020.

Meanwhile, Danger! has co-hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.

Today Danger! the winner is Jake DeArruda

Here, kid, play this 6-day champion who is really, really good and beat all your friends this week. No pressure! Good luck! 😂#Danger https://t.co/WapHX0q88c

Jake DeArruda became the One Day Champion on the January 27 episode after defeating Six Day Champion Troy Meyer. The Vermont native also maintained his winning streak in the last game.

The January 30 episode’s first-round categories included “Worst Case Ontario, Nursery Rhymes, Geology, 4-4, Channeling The TV Shows, Ends In A Double Vowel Potpourri”.

Jake got off to a great start in the first round, especially after finding the first Daily Double. He gave 13 correct answers and four incorrect answers. Newcomer Sam Meehan provided nine correct and four incorrect answers and ended up in second place. Sarah Howard had difficulty with the signaling device and could only correctly answer two questions. The scores of the three players in the first round were Jake at $6,200, Sam at $2,200 and Sarah at $800.

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In the second round, the categories were “Exploration, Saints & Their Cities, Words That Should Rhyme, Mushroom Stew, Scary Movies, Out On A Book Tour”.

Returning champion Jake was very lucky in today’s match as he found another Daily Double worth $5,000. He also gave the maximum number of correct answers and collected $26,400 before the final round. Sam, on the other hand, did his best to improve his scores. Although he again landed in second place, he scored a good amount – $13,400. Sarah’s struggle with the signaling device continued and was only able to give three correct answers. The Durham native finished in third place with a score of $2,000.

The Final Jeopardy round did not end well for either player. All three gave an incorrect answer to the last question. While Jake was still leading the game, Sam landed in third place after losing all his money on the final bet and going home empty-handed. Sarah also lost her bet amount, but was left with a dollar that placed her in second place.

Therefore, Jake DeArruda won Danger! today.

Jake DeArruda: Tonight's Winner (Image via @threearruda/Twitter)
Jake DeArruda: Tonight’s Winner (Image via @threearruda/Twitter)

Final Danger! results today

In the January 30 episode, the category for the final round was “Word Origins”, and the hint/question read:

“Originally linked to a story of suffering, this word now more commonly refers to a strong emotion of any kind.”

The correct answer was “Passion”.

None of the players was able to correctly answer the final question. However, Sarah wrote a half-answer because she couldn’t finish it in time. Sam and Jake, on the other hand, guessed “dram” and “deadly”, respectively.

Take a look at the final results of the episode hosted by Ken Jennings which aired on Monday, January 30, 2023:

Jake DeArruda: $26,000 – $803 = $25,197 (which is lethal) (2-day total: $47,994)

Sarah Howard: $2,000 – $1,999 = $1 (What is intense? to pass)

Sam Meehan: $13,400 – $13,400 = $0 (what is the dram)

With today’s victory, Jake became the two-day champion with a score of $47,994. He will return on the next episode of the Emmy-winning TV show to play his third match against two new contestants.

Danger! Season 39 will air a new episode on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

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