Here's the Loneliest Final Jeopardy! Round Ever

Kristin Sausville squares off against ... Kristin Sausville
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2015 2:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – Alex Trebek handled one of the weirder Jeopardy! episodes ever with typical Alex Trebek aplomb. During the game that aired last night, the "categories were challenging and the answers were killer," People notes. So challenging that two of the three contestants ended up with negative scores by the end of Double Jeopardy, disqualifying them from the Final Jeopardy round. That left Delaware's Kristin Sausville to take on herself in the last part of the competition, allowing Trebek to charm the viewing audience with such witticisms as "Kristin, I think you're going to win" and "Kristin, we're going to start with you. You were in third place, and in the lead."

Sausville ended up not answering the final question correctly, but she did walk away with a two-day total of more than $31,000, Inside Edition notes. Oddly, the only other time this had happened on the show was to a player who once ended up playing against Sausville's husband, per People. Sausville took to Twitter to defend her utterly crushed competitors, posting: "Always sad when someone can't play Final. Even when I benefit. Seriously." And to second that motion, this: "To anyone snarking Stephanie and Brad: you had better ace the #JeopardyOnlineTest soon. Put up or shut up. It wasn't a good game for anyone." (Maybe ripe for a Will Ferrell parody, if he's not too busy playing baseball.)

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