Who is Julia Collins? She’s the most successful woman in the history of Jeopardy! — and unfortunately, her time on the show has come to an end.
Collins lost during her 21st appearance, which aired Monday, after betting everything in Final Jeopardy and answering the question incorrectly. The clue that stumped her? “The New England writer who in 1999 became the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel as a screenplay.” The correct answer: “Who is John Irving?” (Collins guessed Michael Chabon instead.)
Collins lost to Brian Loughnane — but walked away from the show with a total of $428,100 and 20 victories. For those of you keeping count, that officially puts her ahead of David Madden and firmly in the second place spot for most consecutive wins, behind only Ken Jennings. See the Final Jeopardy question that finally defeated her in the video below.