A brand new episode of Danger! Season 39 premiered on Friday, July 21, 2023, featuring three players. One-day winner Nik Berry returned to defend his title against two new players – Ben Sasamoto and Taylor Clagett. All three gave each other tough competition in the latest episode.
The official synopsis for the syndicated game show reads:
“A returning champion and two challengers test their buzzing skills and knowledge in a wide range of academic and popular categories.”
On the July 21 episode, returning champion Nik Berry, a social studies professor from Baltimore, Maryland, played Taylor Clagett, a marketing executive from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, and Ben Sasamoto, an environmental consultant from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Today Danger! the winner is Taylor Clagett
Nik Berry won Jeopardy! game in the July 20 episode and returned to play his second game on Friday. Although he was the winner of the previous episode, he didn’t perform well in the last episode against Ben Sasamoto and Taylor Clagett.
In the first round, categories included “Happy 75th Anniversary Israel!, Shakespeare, That Hollow Feeling, The Romans Of The Day, Track & Field and Homophone Connection”.
All three players played well in the first segment. While Ben reached No. 1 earlier thanks to Daily Double, Taylor struggled a bit but then tied his score with Ben. Returning champion Nik, meanwhile, landed in third place.
Player scores in the first round were Taylor at $3,800, Ben at $3,800 and Nik at $3,000.
In the second round, categories included “Explorers, Internally Yours, Old Hollywood Scribes, Motley Clues, Stately Demonyms, and Ends In ‘X’.”
Nik and Taylor found Daily Doubles, respectively, in the Double Jeopardy round. Both players answered their respective Daily Double questions incorrectly and their scores went down as a result. Ben didn’t get a Daily Double advantage, however, placed first in the second round.
Competitor scores were Ben at $9,400, Taylor at $5,400, and Nik at $1,200.
In the Final Jeopardy round, only Taylor was able to answer the last question correctly. Interestingly, he was the only one with the highest number of incorrect answers among the three players. But his luck worked in his favor in the final round because he bet all his winnings and fortunately gave the correct answer. Nik and Ben didn’t bet much but lost the game.
Thus, Taylor Clagett won Danger! Today.
Last peril! results today
The final round of July 21 episode was in the category “Old and new numbers”, and the last clue/question was the following:
“Expressed in today’s digits, it’s the sum total if you add up the 7 Roman numerals.”
The correct answer was “1666”.
Only Taylor gave the correct answer while Ben forgot to add “1” to his answer and lost the game. Nik, too, wrote an incorrect answer.
Take a look at the final results from the July 21 episode, hosted by Ken Jennings:
Taylor Clagett: $5,400 + $5,400 = $10,800 (What is 1,666?) (1-day total: $10,800)
Ben Sasamoto: $9,400 – $3,000 = $6,400 (What 666?)
Nik Berry: $1,200 – $17 = $1,183 (What is 2166?)
In today’s episode, Nik lost his title as viewers found a new winner. Taylor became the winner of a day who will go to the game show next week to play against two new players.
The next episode will air on Monday, July 24, 2023.