'The Chase' Episode 3 Spoilers: Who is the next Chaser and will he beat James Holzhauer's perfect run?

Brad Rutter is likely to be the next Chaser, and he'll be looking to beat James Holzhauer's perfect Final Chase round

                            'The Chase' Episode 3 Spoilers: Who is the next Chaser and will he beat James Holzhauer's perfect run?
James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on 'The Chase' (ABC)

Another week sees another three contestants lining up to beat the best quizmasters America has to offer, and it's not going to be easy, especially when they may be going up against the highest-earning 'Jeopardy' contestant in history, Brad Rutter.

The first two episodes already saw Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer in the Chaser's chair, meaning that it's time for Rutter to enter the competition while Jennings and Holzhauer watch from the sidelines, in the lounge. Rutter has an impressive history when it comes to quiz shows. Until 2020, he was an undefeated champion against a human in his many, many quiz show appearances and tournaments. However, before Rutter even has a chance to answer his first question, the contestants will be given their chance to build up as much of a lead against him as they can — an edge that can mean the difference between prize-winning victory and going home defeated.

The Chasers may have lost in the first episode, but in last week's episode they came back strong. James Holzhauer knocked the competition out of the park in the Final Chase round, answering 15 questions in a row with no room whatsoever for pushbacks. Though the contestants did not have much of a lead, with only 15 questions correctly answered in the first place, it's still an impressive round of quizzing for Holzhauer, who kept the contestants from the hard-earned pool of cash they'd built up in their earlier rounds.

The ultra-competitive quizmasters are at this point far more likely to be competing with each other than they are the contestants, trying to see who can win the day the fastest. Holzhauer's perfect Final Chase round has definitely been him throwing down the gauntlet, and Rutter's likely eager to pick it up. Will he score another perfect Finale Chase round? Or will he knock all three competitors out of the running before they even get that far, in their initial rounds? There's no guessing here, and only one correct answer, all in the next episode of 'The Chase'. 

This episode of 'The Chase' airs on January 21 at 9 pm ET on ABC.

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