Season 39 of Jeopardy! aired a new episode on Friday, September 16, 2022, featuring the return of five-day champion Luigi de Guzman.
The attorney from Arlington, Virginia, started his journey on the game show on the finale episode of Season 38, which aired on July 29. After winning that episode, he got the opportunity to return to the premiere of the latest season.
Luigi continued with his winning streak in the new season, making him a five-time winner by the end of the September 15 episode of Jeopardy! In the subsequent episode, which aired on September 16, he was finally dethroned by Emmett Stanton.
In the latest episode, which aired on September 16, Luigi participated in the game against two new players — Melissa Woodall and Emmett Stanton.
Melissa is a homemaker from Fort Smith, Arkansas, whereas Stanton is a freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland.
Today’s Jeopardy! winner, Emmett Stanton
The first round included multiple categories, including “Herstory, Texting Abbrev., 2022 Geogra-Fee, Freds Up, Magazine Covers, Help Me Move My Stuff?”
Freelancer Emmett started to showcase his intelligence from the beginning of the game itself. He won the first round with a big lead as he banked $8,200 by correctly answering 24 questions. The second place went to five-day champion Luigi who managed to give 12 correct answers and scored $3,200. Melissa Woodall landed in third place with just $400 in her pocket.
The categories for the second round were “British Literature, Magnets!, Think Fast, Television, Explorers, Beyond The Pale.”
Luigi took back his lead in this round, surpassing Emmett’s total earnings by correctly answering 26 questions and banking $18,000. Emmett, on the other hand, scored $15,800 for 22 right responses. Melissa’s position didn’t change in this round as well, she was in third place with $2,800 earnings.
In the Final Jeopardy round, Luigi seemed a bit overconfident, thinking that Emmett would not deliver the right answer to the final question. Both Luigi and Emmett gave correct answers, thus, winning their wagered amount. While betting money, Emmett took a big leap by wagering $10,000, while Luigi bet only $1,551. After the final calculation, Emmett’s total earnings crossed Luigi’s.
Hence, Emmett Stanton won Jeopardy! today.