Jeopardy! fans are sounding off on James Holzhauer’s huge loss, after leaked footage comes out ahead of the episode.
Warning — Jeopardy! spoilers ahead.
Holzhauer has been on a winning streak that would have seen the contestant beat Ken Jennings' $2.5 million prize money win, but it turns out that won't be the case.
It appears “Jeopardy” is the latest victim of a major spoiler leak. A video surfaced on Twitter Sunday night purporting to show reigning champion James Holzhauer’s winning streak coming to an end. https://t.co/Naa8Z0eOl4— Sarah Whitten (@sarahwhit10) June 3, 2019
In leaked footage from Monday's episode, Holzhauer is dealt a tragic blow, loosing for the first time in 32 episodes, which earned him a total win of $2.4 million, bringing him close to beating Jennings, but not quite.
Fans have since been commenting on the leak, with many seeming to be upset that it happened.
I am, it seems, doing less well than I thought I was, because seeing this leak about Jeopardy and James has launched me into sobbing this morning, severe enough I am thinking I might need to score some Xanax. WTF. pic.twitter.com/D7KEei5YW5— Charlie Smith SRST (@MIRACLECHARLIE) June 3, 2019
"[Jeopardy] if the leaked video hold true it appears James simply gave up. How'd this leak anyway? Someone on staff needs fired," one person wrote.
"So help me god if this leak business is real I will personally track down the culprit and get see to it that his/her a— is banned from any Sony lot henceforth," another person said. "And then also take his/her job cuz ya boy needs to make rent. Pls. Thank you. [All Hail King James]"
Not when audience members record and leak the video. Whatever "fan" did that should be banned from watching Jeopardy for life. I'd like this to be a big joke mastered by you guys, but that is very unlikely. Thanks, jerky spoiler poster - whoever you are. #SpoilerAlert #Grrr! pic.twitter.com/lQYULHmobs— Man of La Menscha (@TTaunter) June 3, 2019
"I saw the clip yesterday and my first thought was what jerk would leak the clip? I mean, love or hate James, [Jeopardy] fans are loyal to the show and do NOT want to know what happens ahead of time," someone else exclaimed. "Fire on the idiot who shared the clip. [Jeopardy Guesser]"0comments
However, there are some who think the leak could be fake, and that it was released as a way of keeping fans hyped on the big episode.
For the record:
Planting a fake Jeopardy leak would not only be a great way to bump ratings, but would also make you distrust all future Jeopardy leaks.
Straight from the misinformation playbook.— Mitch Goldich (@mitchgoldich) June 3, 2019
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