Arguably, it’s the most-talked reality television competition series of the year. Squid Game: The Challenge, loosely based on the hit, scripted Netflix television series of the same name, is the show that people can’t stop discussing.

Ahead of season 1’s finale episode, Shadow and Act Unscripted had the chance to chat with a number of players, including Mai, Phil, Sam, Ashley, TJ, Roland, Bee, Trey, Leanne and Phalisia, about the season overall, their biggest game moves, how they really feel about some of their fellow players and more.

Why did Trey keep moving on the glass bridge? Why didn’t Ashley want to move further? Why did Mai seemingly throw TJ under the bus? And why was Roland so good at that last round before the final?

All of these questions and more are answered in our Squid Game: The Challenge interview.

Interview with ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ players:

The final episode of season 1 of Squid Game: The Challenge airs Wednesday night.

As the official logline for the show reads, “456 real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.”