Jennings also asked her how it felt to be in the finals.
“It’s nice,” she said. “I just wanted to make sure I won one game. From here on out we’re good.”
“Yes, the semifinal,” Jennings interjected. “But there might be more in your future.”
Schneider led at the end of the Jeopardy! round with $5,000 followed by Buttrey with $4,800 and He with $4,200. However, during Double Jeopardy!, He came on strong, ultimately earning $18,800 after wagering a true Daily Double. Schneider finished the round with $14,600 and Buttrey with $12,000.
The Final Jeopardy! clue in the category of “Geogra-flee”: “In July 2022 the ousted president of this country fled west across the Indian Ocean to the Maldives.”
The answer was Sri Lanka. He answered correctly and wagered $10,401, bringing his total to $29,201. Buttrey also answered correctly but didn’t wager, remaining at $12,000. Schneider incorrectly chose Indonesia, wagering $10,000 and reducing her total to $4,600.
“Andrew He strikes first in his rematch with Amy Schneider,” Jennings noted.
The first player to win three games in this best of seven competition will win the $250,000 grand prize.
Schneider, a resident of Oakland, California, is a Chaminade Julienne graduate who ranks second all-time behind Jennings for most consecutive wins. She is also the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
“Jeopardy!” airs weeknights at 7:30 on WDTN Channel 2.