All historic runs must come to an end.

And that's what happened Monday on Jeopardy, with reigning champ Matt Amodio finally being taken down after a 38-game winning streak.

The loss to actor Jonathan Fisher, who barely beat out runner-up Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist, leaves Amodio second on the all-time consecutive wins list, behind Ken Jennings' 74. He also finishes with $1,518,601 in cash winnings, which puts him third in non-tournament money, about $1 million short of both James Holzhauser ($2,462,216) and Jennings ($2,520,700).

'Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik and contestant Matt Amodio
| Credit: Casey Durkin/Jeopardy! Productions

"I always wanted to be a Jeopardy champion, and I accomplished that," Amodio, a Ph.D. student at Yale, said in a statement. "I know going into every bar trivia game that I play that I'm going to come in with a little intimidation factor. But also, I just like the badge that it represents. As somebody who prioritizes knowledge and knowing things, this is really a good one to have following me everywhere."

Amodio is set to return for Jeopardy's next Tournament of Champions.

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