Survivor 41

Episode 10 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest stats!

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Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor-related statistics and information based off the latest episode of Survivor 41.

Reward Challenge – “Starfish”

  • This challenge was previously used in Edge of Extinction.
    • It was a reward challenge this season and an immunity challenge in Edge of Extinction.
    • Both times it was won by a man (Rick and Ricard).
    • Both seasons that used this challenge had the same tribe color scheme.
    • Both players to win were on a green tribe pre-merge and a red merged tribe.
    • Both times this challenge was used, there were 8 players left.
  • This was Heather and Shan’s first post-merge reward.
  • This was the first post-merge reward that Danny and DeShawn haven’t taken part in.

Immunity Challenge – “Hard to Handle”

  • Versions of this challenge were previously used in South Pacific, Cagayan, Cambodia, Millennials vs. Gen X, and Edge of Extinction.
    • The first two winners of this challenge were women (Whitney and Tasha), but it’s only been won by men since Cambodia (Joe, Ken, Gavin, and Ricard).
  • Ricard is the first person to win multiple individual immunity challenges this season.
    • He won both challenges this episode.
    • He’s also the only hearing-impaired player to ever win individual immunity.

Tribal Council

  • Shan was voted out 6-0 after a 3-3-2 tie vote.
    • This is the second week in a row with a tie vote.
    • This is the first time that a 3-3-2 tie vote ended up with a 6-0 revote.
      • The only other time a 3-3-2 vote happened without idols being used was in episode 6 of Nicaragua, where Kelly Bruno was voted out 5-1 after a revote.
  • Shan went into this episode with 0 votes against her, and ended up with 9 votes against her, which is the highest number of votes for a player this season.
  • All three players to receive votes in this episode live in Washington DC and/or are Canadian.
    • Liana lives in Washington DC.
    • Erika is Canadian.
    • Shan is Canadian and lives in Washington DC.
  • Erika is now the longest lasting Canadian on Survivor.
    • Tom Laidlaw in Island of the Idols: 16th Place
    • Shan Smith in Survivor 41: 8th Place
      • Erika is also the only player to reside in Canada at the time of filming.
  • This is the second week in a row that someone was voted out with an idol.
    • Both Shan and Naseer were also both voted out after a tie vote.
  • Shan is the first Ua member to be voted out since Genie in episode 5.
  • Shan is the 13th player voted out on day 19.
    • The most recent was Jack Nichting in Island of the Idols.
    • The first player voted out on day 19 was Shawn Cohen in Pearl Islands.
  • Shan is the 20th player voted out with an idol. The others are as follows:
    • James Clement (two idols) in China
    • Jason Siska & Ozzy Lusth in Micronesia
    • Brendan Synott in Tocantins
    • Erik Cardona in Samoa
    • Andrea Boehlke in Caramoan
    • Garrett Adelstein in Cagayan
    • Jon Misch & John Rocker in San Juan del Sur
    • Scot Pollard in Kaoh Rong
    • JT Thomas in Game Changers
    • Chris Noble in Ghost Island
    • Kelley Wentworth & Aubry Bracco in Edge of Extinction
    • Kellee Kim (two idols), Vince Moua, and Chelsea Walker in Island of the Idols
    • Sophie Clarke in Winners at War
    • Naseer in Survivor 41
      • Brad Reese was voted out with an idol this season, but it was never activated.
  • Shan is the 7th woman voted out with an idol after Andrea Boehlke, Kelley Wentworth, Aubry Bracco, Kellee Kim, Chelsea Walker, and Sophie Clarke.
    • Six of seven of these players had this happen within the last four seasons of Survivor.
    • This is the fourth season in a row it happened after 12 seasons where it didn’t happen.
  • Erika and Heather have perfect voting records this season.
  • This is the first episode where Liana and Shan voted incorrectly.
  • Ricard is the only Ua member left in the game.
    • He’s the first hearing-impaired player to be the highest ranking member of his tribe.
  • The jury now has at least one player from each starting tribe.
    • Luvu: Naseer.
    • Ua: Shan.
    • Yase: Evvie & Tiffany.
  • The two remaining Yase members (Liana & Xander) are also the youngest man and woman left in the game.
  • Danny is the only player left without votes against him.
  • Danny and Ricard are the only players on the merged tribe who haven’t received a vote against them during the merge.
  • Xander is the only player left in the game with advantages.
    • He has an idol and an extra vote.
  • The last season to get to 10 episodes without an idol being used was Kaoh Rong.
  • This season ties Island of the Idols for players who found idols being voted out without using an idol (3 players).
    • Vince, Chelsea, and Kellee were voted out with unused idols.
    • Brad*, Naseer, and Shan were voted out with unused idols.
      • Brad found an idol but it was never activated.


  • Ricard and Danny had the most confessionals this episode with 6.
  • Heather and Xander had the fewest with 0.
  • Shan is still in the lead for the most confessionals this season with 51.
  • Heather has the lowest confessional count for players still in the game with 6.
    • She’s the only player left with a single digit confessional count.
    • She has the same amount of confessionals as Voce, who was the third player voted out.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Baby with a Machine Gun” was said by Erika while talking about Shan being a dangerous player in the game.

Written by

Rob Brodeur

Rob hails from Boston, MA. He studied Architectural Engineering at college and has been following Survivor since the first season. Rob is married and has a dog named Snoopy. He also used to host Survivor ORGs (Online Reality Games) on Facebook. Rob writes Inside Survivor’s weekly Survivor Stats feature.

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