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Here's Why 'Jeopardy!' Brought Back Ryan Fenster For A Second Chance

By Mustafa Gatollari

Now if you're a Jeopardy! fanatic, then you're probably aware of all the show's rules, but there are a few not-so-known ones that even the most avid watchers would appreciate — including one that brought back contestant Ryan Fenster. Fenster's last game saw the bespectacled contestant faced with a Double Jeopardy! question worth $1,200. The question was, "St. Thomas died traveling to Lyon, France while attempting to heal this rift between the Latin & Greek churches." 

Fenster answered, "What is the Great Schism?" which was ruled as wrong, ultimately ending his four-game streak. 

So, why is Ryan back on Jeopardy! now? 

Fenster's dismissal after answering the question incorrectly caught the attention of Matthew Sherman, who started his career working with the Jeopardy! team some 13 years ago as a researcher.  Sherman now works on mobile game versions of the show, but he still pays attention to each episode and Fenster's "Great Schism" question troubled him, because Sherman was quite sure that was the answer.