Peter Weber breaks down his banishment on The Traitors

In the final episode before the season finale, the battle of Peter vs. Phaedra saw both of them leave the house. We caught up with Peter Weber to talk about his time on the show.
THE TRAITORS -- "Blood on Their Hands" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Peter Weber, Trishelle Cannatella -- (Photo by: Euan Cherry/PEACOCK)
THE TRAITORS -- "Blood on Their Hands" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Peter Weber, Trishelle Cannatella -- (Photo by: Euan Cherry/PEACOCK) /

Season 2 of The Traitors has been one of the most epic must-see TV shows in a long time. We've seen the faithful and traitors battle it out in this game of deceit each week. Last week, we saw the man responsible for several traitors being eliminated, Peter Weber, banished at the roundtable. We caught up with Peter to talk about his time on the show and his banishment. 

We are days away from the season 2 finale of The Traitorswhich pins the remaining faithful vs. the lone traitor. It will be interesting to see if Sandra pushes further at Kate for her attack on Phaedra at the table. Also, don't forget that the reunion will be airing right after the end of the finale. So we got back-to-back episodes that will surely have us talking for days after they air. 

It was almost fitting that on last week's episode of The Traitors, we saw the battle of Peter vs. Phaedra finally have a resolution, seeing Phaedra get the upper hand with MJ voting for Peter to banish him. And later in the episode, the faithful finally banded together to banish Phaedra. It was one of the most intense and rewarding battles in reality TV history.

Peter Weber breaks down his banishment on The Traitors

Hidden Remote: Who did you initially have pegged as a traitor in those first few days of the show? 

Peter Weber: I actually haven't been asked this, this is the first time I've been asked this. I remember thinking that Maks was a traitor because of what Deontay pointed out. I've never told anyone this, but when we finished the round table ceremony and walked into the kitchen after the traitors were selected, I remember Phaedra weirdly listening to a little too much, almost eavesdropping. I quickly lost that thought, but I remember thinking there was something weird. I wish I would've kept that suspicion going, but I didn't.

Hidden Remote: The plan to not reveal who had the shield was your coming out party as a game player. What made you want to jump forward at that moment to make this move?

Weber: It was kind of an on-the-fly moment because we did not know we would go outside for the bird mission. We got told what was going to happen, and there was a little bit of luck involved where everyone raised their hand and wanted to be outside to fight for the shield just happened to be people that I really trusted. 

It was nice that Janelle had always had that suspicion of being selfish and all those kinds of conversations that had already occurred. So we used that to our advantage, and right before we left for the game, we told Bergie and Trishelle to make sure they got the shield, and we would tell you why afterward. 

Hidden Remote: When did you feel the momentum start to swing against you? 

Weber: I think it was the conversation that was shown that Trishelle, John, and I had in the hallway there at the entrance of the castle. She was like you're up for banishment tonight. And I remember thinking that I was so hyper-focused, and maybe it's still a fault, but it was tunnel vision towards the strategy and executing as flawlessly as possible that maybe I could've done a better job at the social aspect of the game.

Hidden Remote: Where did you think your game went wrong?

Weber: I should have probably done a little more pushback with Trishelle. I totally got her points, and that's why I agree too, but I don't think that I should've flip-flopped from Phaedra to Parvati. I understood the reasoning, but in a game where it's so condensed, it was almost near impossible to pull that off and not raise suspicion.

The Traitors season 2 episodes 1-9 are streaming on Peacock.