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What The Traitors Star Peter Weber Thinks Went Right and Wrong with Season 2

Peter Weber was a controversial figure on The Traitors Season 2. Here's what he has to say about how things shook out for him in the castle. 

By Tyler McCarthy

This story contains spoilers for The Traitors Season 2.

As the end of the game draws closer, one of the most strategy-focused players from The Traitors Season 2, Peter Weber, is speaking out about his divisive time on the show and what ultimately led to his downfall at the hands of the infamous Traitors. 

For those who need a refresher, the Bachelor alum surprised many fans by coming to the table with a mind for gameplay that saw him form a powerful alliance of Faithfuls, prevent a murder in the night, and (arguably) suss out a couple of the Traitors. However, his alienating gameplay and exclusionary demeanor ultimately made him a target for not just the ones trying to eliminate him in the night, but for his fellow Faithfuls as well. Ahead of the finale, Weber was given the boot from Alan Cummings’ castle, leaving his fellow Faithfuls with a power vacuum in their alliance. 

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Weber sat down with NBC Insider to unpack his time on the show and reveal what he ultimately thinks is the reason he wasn’t able to go all the way to the finale and win the $250,000 grand prize. 

Peter talks his The Traitors gameplay strategy

“I think I was maybe the most vocal player going through in everything,” he said. “My whole gameplay was that no one ever was curious about what I was doing. They knew. I was saying it. A lot of people weren't doing that, and they were very strategic, I admire that and I respect it.” 

Clearly, keeping cards close to the chest was not Weber’s style in the game, which may have ultimately contributed to his downfall. However, he notes that his vocal strategy, while ultimately unsuccessful, may have kept him in the game longer. 

Peter Weber during breakfast on The Traitors

“I won't even say it was my aggressive side. You know, some people said ‘obnoxious side.’ Like, it was all intentional,” Weber explained. “I was trying to use that as safety to keep heat on Traitors and not allow them to have an easy way to just murder me. It would be too obvious.”

Why did Peter turn down the Traitors' invitation?

Things were going according to his plan until a pivotal moment that Weber believes sealed his fate, which was when the Traitors decided to try to recruit him to their side. 

“Because, either way now, my chances went down,” he said. “And people like to think, ‘Oh, no, if you were a Traitor, you would have won.’ No, no, no, no. It was too obvious of a choice. People, if you're going to think logically, know that I'm going to be the choice for Traitor. So they sealed my fate with that, I believe.”

Did Peter make any big mistakes he regrets?

However, Weber also admitted there was a big moment that was very much in his control that he thinks he messed up. When The Faithfuls made an attempt to get Phaedra Parks out by getting her fellow Traitor, Parvati Shallow, to turn on her, Weber went with the plan despite feeling confident Parvati was a Traitor as well, but it put some serious suspicion on him. 

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“If I could have changed one thing?... it would just be to not switch, and just to continue on Parvati. I really think that that made it tough for me to convince people, or to keep suspicion off me that I wasn't a Traitor. I really do,” he revealed. 

Close up of Sandra Diaz-Twine posing on a red carpet

Speaking of hindsight, Weber revealed he has a newfound respect for one of his fellow Faithfuls after seeing her gameplay come out on screen. 

“I mean, Sandra is an ultimate gamer for a reason,” he concluded. “She was… I thought I was, you know, two steps ahead. She was three, four steps ahead, and she knew what she was doing. I didn't quite. Like, I remember almost taking offense to the fact that she didn't actually think that I was a Traitor, right? She admitted that to me. She knew that I was a Faithful. But she knew that you had to sacrifice Faithfuls at the end. Like, it's a numbers game, and I get it.” 

All episodes of The Traitors will be availlable on Peacock starting Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET alongside The Traitors: Postmortem aftershow.

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