Survivor 41

Episode 2 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.


  • Naseer is the first Sri Lankan player to not be voted out first.
    • Nadiya Anderson was voted out first in San Juan del Sur.
    • Natalie Anderson was voted out first in Winners at War.

Reward/Immunity Challenge – “Dive Masters”

  • Yase is the 5th tribe to lose the first two challenges in a 3-starting tribe season.
    • Saboga in All-Stars
    • Matsing in Philippines
    • Luzon in Cagayan
    • To Tang in Kaoh Rong
  • Yase is the 6th yellow tribe to lose the first two immunity challenges. The others are as follows:
    • Boran in Africa
    • Maraamu in Marquesas
    • Saboga in All-Stars
    • Zhan Hu in China
    • Foa Foa in Samoa
      • Up until Yase in Survivor 41, Foa Foa was the most recent yellow tribe to lose the first two immunity challenges.
      • Coincidentally, Samoa is also the most recent season without a casting theme/twist.
  • Ua won their flint back after losing it after the last immunity challenge.
  • Versions of this challenge were previously used in Vanuatu, Micronesia, Philippines, Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Ghost Island, and Edge of Extinction.


  • Xander found a 3-way shared immunity idol (also known as the beware advantage).
    • This is a new advantage that hasn’t been used before.
    • Since it’s a “beware” advantage, the idol has no power and he lost his vote at tribal council until two players on the other tribes find theirs as well.
  • Evvie and DeShawn were chosen to go to The Summit.
    • Evvie protected their vote and DeShawn risked his which meant DeShawn will receive an extra vote.
      • Every tribe now has one person with an extra vote. JD on Ua, Xander on Yase, and DeShawn on Luvu.

Tribal Council

  • David was voted out 3-1.
    • This was the first time there was a 3-1 vote with a 5-person tribe (Xander wasn’t able to vote).
  • He’s the 8th David/Dave to play Survivor.
    • Dave Johnson – The Amazon
    • Dave Cruser – China
    • Dave Ball – Samoa
    • David Murphy – Redemption Island
    • David Sampson – Cagayan
    • David Wright – Millennials vs. Gen X & Edge of Extinction
    • Davie Rickenbacker – David vs. Goliath
    • David Voce – Survivor 41
      • Coincidentally, everyone before Heroes vs. Villains was Dave, while everyone after Heroes vs. Villains was David/Davie.
      • Every Dave/David to play Survivor has been from California except for David Sampson, Davie Rickenbacker, and David Voce.
        • David Sampson is from Florida and David Voce resides in Illinois (though is originally from California).
  • David is the 5th person voted out on day 5.
    • Allie Pohevitz in Caramoan
    • Nina Acosta in One World
    • Christine Shields Markoski in South Pacific
    • Mat Elrod in Redemption Island
      • Mike Borassi was evacuated on day 5 in Samoa.
  • David is the second Neurosurgeon to be on Survivor. The first was Sean Kenniff, 40 seasons ago in Borneo.
  • Evvie, Liana, and Tiffany have voted the same at both tribal councils they attended.
  • Both players voted out of Yase went by their last name on the show.
    • Eric went by “Abraham.”
    • David went by “Voce.”
  • Tiffany received votes at both tribals she attended.
    • Both Eric and David voted for Tiffany at the tribal council in which they were eliminated.
  • The placements of the men on the Yase tribe reflect their ages.
    • Eric was the oldest male on Yase and he was voted out first
    • David was the second oldest and he was voted out second.
    • Xander is the youngest male and his placement will be the highest of the three Yase men.
  • Xander is the only male left on Yase.
    • Both players voted out of the tribe so far were men.
    • Yase is also the only tribe that has lost any men so far this season.


  • Evvie had the highest number of confessionals this episode with 10.
  • Danny, Erika, Heather, Genie, and JD had no confessionals this episode.
  • Evvie has the highest confessional count so far with 19.
  • Heather has the lowest confessional count so far with 1.


Episode Title

  • The episode title ”Juggling Chainsaws” was said by Xander at tribal council when discussing the vote.

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.

One response to “Episode 2 Stats”

  1. Davie Rickenbacker (from David vs Goliath) should also be listed as one of the people named Dave or David to play Survivor.

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