Danger! season 39 aired an all-new episode on Monday, January 30, 2023. Last week, the show announced a new champion, Jake DeArruda, who returned in the latest episode to play his second match.
Hailing from Ludlow, Vermont, the delivery man earned $22,797 in his first game. In the last episode, he played against two new players – Sam Meehan, an attorney from Santa Cruz, California, and Sarah Howard, a Ph.D. candidate from Durham, North Carolina.
The Game is one of the longest running TV programs and has won multiple Emmy Awards over the years. The first version of the quiz aired from 1964 to 1975 on NBC and was hosted by Art Fleming. In 1984, the competition series returned as a syndicated TV program, hosted by Alex Trebek until his death in 2020.
In the meantime, Danger! co-hosted by Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.
Today’s Danger! the winner is Jake DeArruda
Jake DeArruda became the one-day champion on the January 27 episode after defeating six-day champion Troy Meyer. The Vermont native kept his winning streak going in the last game.
Categories for the first round on the Jan. 30 episode included “Worst Case Ontario, Nursery Rhymes, Geology, 4-4, Channeling The TV Shows, Ends In A Double Vowel Potpourri.”
Jake had a great start in Round 1, especially after finding the first double of the day. He gave 13 correct and four incorrect answers. Freshman Sam Meehan gave nine correct and four incorrect answers to finish in second place. Sarah Howard struggled with the signaling device and was only able to answer two questions correctly. All three players won Jake $6,200, Sam $2,200 and Sarah $800 in the first round.
In the second round, the categories were “Exploration, Saints and their cities, Words that should rhyme, Mushroom stew, Scary movies, Traveling with books.”
Returning champion Jake got pretty lucky in today’s game as he found another Daily Double worth $5,000. He also gave the maximum number of correct answers and earned $26,400 before the final round. Sam, on the other hand, did his best to improve his results. Although he took second place again, he won a good amount – $13,400. Sarah’s struggle with the signaling device continued and she could only give three correct answers. The Durham native finished in third place for $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 finished in third place after losing all of his money on the last bet and going home empty-handed. Sarah also lost her stake, but was left with a dollar that placed her in second place.
So Jake DeArruda won Danger! today.
Final Danger! results today
In the January 30 episode, the category for the final round was “Word Origin” and the clue/question was:
“Originally associated with a story of suffering, this word now more commonly refers to strong emotions of any kind.”
The correct answer was “Passion”.
None of the players could answer the last question correctly. However, Sarah wrote half of the answer because she could not finish it in time. Sam and Jake, on the other hand, hit “drama” and “mortal” respectively.
Check out the final results of the episode hosted by Ken Jennings that aired on Monday, January 30, 2023:
Jake DeArruda: $26,000 – $803 = $25,197 (What’s Deadly) (2-day total: $47,994)
Sarah Howard: $2000 – $1999 = $1 (Which is
Sam Meehan: $13,400 – $13,400 = $0 (how many drams)
With today’s win, 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.