To Banish or Not to Banish! MJ's Vote Changes Everything in 'The Traitors' (SPOILERS)

"This is really gut-wrenching," MJ explains. "I don't know if I can trust Phaedra, and I think Peter would turn on me no problem."

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Feb. 29 2024, Published 9:00 p.m. ET

MJ participating in a Round Table during Season 2 of 'The Traitors' while sporting a pink suit.
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Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Season 2, Episode 10 of The Traitors.

As Season 2 of The Traitors barrels towards its grand finale, it looks like the Faithfuls might just snag the prize pot this time around! With two legendary Traitors already banished from the game, the remaining contestants remain on high alert, hoping to sniff out any remaining traitors and give them the boot.

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However, there's a chance the group could banish one of their faithful comrades. In the February 22 episode, tensions run high as the cast gathers around the Round Table, split right down the middle on who to show the door.

Will it be Phaedra Parks or Peter Weber packing their bags? All eyes are on Mercedes "MJ" Javid, the pivotal deciding vote — whose name does she scribble down?!

MJ chats with Phaedra and Peter in Season 2 of 'The Traitors' while wearing a gorgeous silky yellow button up and black silk pants.
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So, who does MJ vote to banish in 'The Traitors'?

In a confessional, MJ opens up about the intense pressure she's feeling regarding the Round Table dilemma: "This is really gut-wrenching, and I don't want to make a mistake right now," she says. "I don't know if I can trust Phaedra, and I think Peter would turn on me no problem. Every day when you think you've been through the hardest thing, there's just another curveball coming around that corner."

Fast forward through what felt like an eternity of suspense, and we've finally unraveled the cliffhanger! Brace yourself because, during the February 29 episode, fans learn that MJ casts her vote to send Peter packing in The Traitors.

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MJ and Peter hug at breakfast in Season 2 of 'The Traitors' while wearing a gorgeous silky yellow button up.
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Explaining her reasoning, MJ tells the the pilot turned reality TV personality, "It sucks! I really don't like this part of the game, but I felt like there was way more evidence going in your direction than any other direction."

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Cue the shocked gasps, especially from Trishelle and John, who are absolutely livid. When our former Bachelor reveals he's been a Faithful all along, you could hear a pin drop in the room. Trishelle can only shake her head, disclosing that she tried to tell everyone Peter wasn't a Traitor, but no one listened.

After that rollercoaster of a Round Table, MJ shares her disappointment with the cameras, lamenting, "I'm so upset to have voted out a Faithful, But, I still think the arguments that were made for Phaedra were weak, vague, and just didn't add up at all. I don't know, who's left now? Like, what's gonna happen now? I don't know!"

New episodes of The Traitors drop every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Peacock.

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