Who knew it would be harder to keep "Jeopardy!" spoilers under wraps than the ending of "Game of Thrones"?
Monday's episode was set to be a memorable one, with contestant James Holzhauer's earnings approaching the record of more than $2.5 million that Ken Jennings won during a 75-win streak in 2004. And memorable it was -- but many fans who planned to tune in found the game spoiled for them thanks to a leak.
There are spoilers ahead for the June 3 "Jeopardy!" episode! Read on only if you're prepared to learn the outcome.
The leaked footage revealed the outcome of the game, as Deadline reports. It showed librarian Emma Boettcher taking down Holzhauer after an intense match-up, leaving him still shy of Jennings's initial winnings record. The result hit the news, social media, and more, unfortunately spoiling the episode for many. Tweets from Monday show that a lot of people were upset about learning what happened before they were ready.
My dad: I’ll be back, James is about to lose on Jeopardy.
Me: Dad, he loses. They spoiled it online earlier.
My Dad: Well, thanks a lot. Thanks a whole lot.
??♀️? oops #jeopardy
— Christine (@cemaurais) June 3, 2019
— Alana Coticchia (@dawgpndgirl) June 3, 2019
Show's not over for 6 minutes for me Eastern Time. But Twitter has spoilers! How does that happen??? #Jeopardy
— Janine G (@janineglee) June 3, 2019
The spoiler news ruined what was really a fantastic and competitive final game for James. The leak was bad, the fact that several news accounts ran with and posted it was worse. #Jeopardy
— Johnny Montalbano (@MontalbanoNY) June 4, 2019
— Jen King (@WordSmithette) June 4, 2019
— MainelyGirlStaci (@MainelyGrlStaci) June 3, 2019
— Jenna (@loocsiannej) June 3, 2019
Couldn’t avoid this spoiler. Just didn’t want to believe it. #Jeopardy
— Mark (@rubystar22) June 3, 2019
— Reggie (@reggiep08) June 3, 2019
I tried to stay spoiler-free but I’m 13 minutes away and I can’t wait! #Jeopardy
— CMotts (@cpmotts) June 3, 2019
I discovered today that while I didn’t mind GOT spoilers because the journey of watching the show, I am completely against Jeopardy spoilers! Farewell excellent player. #Jeopardy#JamesHolzhauer
Leaked footage suggests a big Jeopardy! shock is on the way https://t.co/CdTB5LXS0f
— Linda M. Drake (@lmdrake21) June 3, 2019
— alfred caulkin (@alfredcaulkin) June 3, 2019
— Lauren Hebrank (@laurenhebrank) June 3, 2019
I can barely watch this episode of #Jeopardy after hearing that spoiler. ?
— Alyssa ? (@AL_Chuk) June 3, 2019
— nagrom (@seemsyouforgot) June 3, 2019
In a funk & you #Jeopardy spoilers only made it worse! Boo!
— Jeanie (@jnesky88) June 3, 2019
At least it was still an exciting game.
"Jeopardy!" airs weekdays, with its air time and network varying by market.