Bear-area physician Mohammed Ali was tasked with trying to stop a two-day champion on Monday's Jeopardy! episode.
(Spoilers are ahead, so if you DVR'd the episode, now would be a good time to go watch it.)
Ali ended the opening round in third place after answering incorrect on his Daily Double chance, but with a strong Double Jeopardy! round, he found himself with a $1,400 lead going into Final Jeopardy! and its category of Historic Lists.
The answer was "Why does the Pope... build the Basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?' is one of these."
Defending-champion Alex Damisch, a data scientist from Chicago came up with the correct response of "Luther's Theses?"
Ali, who was still writing when the music stopped had written down "Luther's list of compl," which was ruled incorrect, knocking him into third place, as Damisch rallied for the victory.
Ali's third place finish earned him $1,000.