- Dan Gheesling admits he didn’t hear Parvati Shallow’s warning about Peter Weber’s possible betrayal that led to his expulsion in The Traitors US Season 2.
- Despite his faults, Dan respects Peter’s smart game and admits that his plan to fool the Traitors was a great move.
- Known for his strategic play on Big Brother, Dan made several missteps during The Traitors US, which ultimately led to his downfall.
The Traitors US season 2’s Dan Gheesling was the first traitor exposed by the loyalists, and he now shockingly reveals that he never heard Parvati Shallow’s warning not to trust Peter Weber, a mistake that led to his expulsion. During The Traitors US episode 5, Peter Weber came up with a brilliant plan to trick the traitors into murdering someone with a shield. He told three suspected traitors—Dani, Parvati, and CT Tamburello—that he had the shield, hoping that they would try to assassinate the shield holder instead of Bergie Bergersen. Despite Parvati’s warning that Peter was probably lying, Dan murdered Bergie anyway, a mistake that cost him the game.
In an interview with EW, The Traitors US season 2 star Dan admitted that after Janelle Pierzina’s eviction, he felt like the wind was knocked out of him when he went to the tower. He admitted that when he watched the show back, he didn’t remember Parvati telling him that Peter could be lying. Dan said he texted Parvati to tell her she didn’t remember and she texted back, “Yeah, dum-dum.” He added“You have one of the biggest Survivor players who knows exactly what’s going on and you don’t listen to her. And for me, that was a huge mistake because I trusted Parvati implicitly and I really respect her as a player.”
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Dan Gheesling admits Peter Weber is ‘so smart’
Dan admitted that when he was surprised that Peter was from Bachelor turned out to be such a great player, he loved it too. He said, “He’s so smart. Someone who takes the time to set all these elaborate traps, that’s me! I set the traps and other people fall into them. I never in a million years thought a man handing out roses would have that ability, and man does he ever . And there’s a moment where I’m like, “He got me, and I love it.” Dan added that while his expulsion hurt, he understands that it was Peter’s plan “Nice move. I mean that’s what you want to see.”
Dan is considered one of the most strategic Big brother players of all time. His Big brother 14 the funeral, in which he saved himself from almost certain eviction, is widely regarded as one of the greatest moves in the history of the game. It was exciting when Dan was cast as a traitor. However, his low-key game immediately raised suspicions about him. Dan refused to give up the names of potential traitors, leading loyalists to suspect that he was a traitor himself.
Dan made some big missteps at the end of his run The Traitors US. From turning to his friend Big brother alum Jane, to thwarting Parvati’s warning about Peter and Bergie’s murder, to turning on traitor Phaedra Parks during the final roundtable, Dan made huge mistakes. However, all were valiant attempts to stay in the game. Peter has become a champion The Traitors US, who defeated Dan, one of the greatest players in reality competition history. Now fans are eagerly waiting to see if Peter will accept his recruitment and take Dan’s place among the traitors.
The Traitors US season 2 is available to stream on Peacock.
Sources: EW, Dan Gheesling/Instagram
The Traitors (USA)
The Traitors is a reality competition series where celebrities and civilian contestants compete for the grand prize. They must face challenges as they try to uncover the traitors in their midst. Based on the Dutch series, The US Incarnation of Traitors is hosted by actor Alan Cumming. As the loyalists try to avoid being “murdered” by the traitors, the traitors must work together to avoid banishment.