In the season finale of Real World Bad Blood we saw the fourth member of the house leave: Peter. While Theo was kicked out for an actual fight, Peter’s eviction was due to a collection of issues.
It seems like Peter was kicked off the show for a collection of actions that fell into the gray zone. He did nothing that was a direct policy violation. Producers did say he shoved Jenn in an attempt to get to Katrina, and there is video footage to confirm this. However, this was not a violent attack on Jenn and most likely an impulsive action. Plus, the real act of violence was Jenn shoving Anna, and Jenn was able to stay in the house.
It’s clear that Peter had spoken with producers prior to his argument with Jenn and Katrina. After his first fight with Jenn production likely wanted Peter to control his outbursts, remove himself from threatening positions, and avoid any expressions of physical violence such as punching walls. It seems Peter agreed to this but then exhibited those behaviors during his fight on the final episode. His continued outbursts and his inability to control his anger led to his eviction.
Peter’s eviction from the house is similar to Tony and Camila leaving Rivals 3. If the actions or incidents were isolated, they would have stayed. Because there was continued outbursts and no effort to change, they were sent home.
Peter’s actions concerned most of the house and production, but never did anything that would result in immediate dismissal. In fact, had there been no fight between Jenn and Anna it seems likely no one would have been sent to a hotel and no one would have been sent home. While other people get into fights, Pete seems to truly bear the brunt. Plus, The Real World is a show built on fights and drama. It seems like people are getting sent home for instigating fights and causing drama.
While Peter’s actions are certainly concerning and should be addressed, I don’t think he needed to be sent home. For a show centered around drama, production should have more defined boundaries of acceptable behavior, and it seems Perter’s actions didn’t violate any of the known boundaries.