Survivor 43

Episode 11 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 43.

Immunity Challenge: “Last Gasp”

  • This challenge was previously used in Palau, Micronesia, and Caramoan.
    • This is the first time this challenge has been used in 17 seasons.
    • Brenda is the only solo woman to win this challenge.
  • Every time this challenge was used, the merged tribe was green.
    • If Palau did have a merge, the tribe color would have been green.
  • This is the first time this challenge had to be canceled.
    • Due to it being canceled before it ended, both Karla and Owen won.
      • This is the first time two players won an immunity challenge that was intended for one player to win.
  • Both episodes Karla won immunity, she won alongside another player.
    • Episode 9 was the double elimination episode where Karla and Cody won immunity.
    • This episode Karla and Owen won.
  • This is the first time this season where someone who has already won individual immunity won again.
    • Both Karla and Owen had already won immunity.

Advantage/Hidden Immunity Idol

  • Cody found the “Choose your Champion” advantage.
    • He’s the first player to find this advantage.
    • He correctly chose Owen as the winner and won immunity himself.
  • Sami is the sixth player to unsuccessfully use their Shot in the Dark.
    • Sydney used hers in Survivor 41.
    • Zach, Marya, Swati, & Tori used theirs in Survivor 42.
    • He’s the first player to use it this season.
    • Every person to play their Shot in the Dark was voted out at the tribal council where they used it.


  • Sami had the most confessionals this episode with 7.
  • Jesse had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 1.
  • Cody is back in the lead for most confessionals with 46.
  • Cassidy has the least amount of confessionals with 26.

Tribal Council

  • Sami was voted out 6-0.
    • The only other player to be voted out with an initial vote of 6-0 was Jeff Varner in Game Changers.
      • Four other players have been voted out 6-0 after a tie or after idols were played.
        • Laura Alexander & Malcolm Freberg in Caramoan.
        • Wendy Diaz in Edge of Extinction.
        • Shan Smith in Survivor 41.
      • Sami is the first player to be voted out 6-0 at a normal tribal council, as Jeff’s elimination in Game Changers was a unanimously agreed upon verbal vote-out.
      • This is the first episode this season where only one player received votes.
  • Sami is the only man to be voted out on day 21 in the “new era.”
    • Liana in Survivor 41 and Drea in Survivor 42 were voted out on day 21.
      • Sami is also the only player to not have used the Knowledge is Power advantage that was voted out on day 21.
  • In the first seven seasons (excluding Thailand), day 21 was when the first merge vote occurred with the person that was voted out not becoming a member of the jury.
    • Gretchen in Borneo.
    • Jeff in The Australian Outback.
    • Clarence in Africa.
    • Rob in Marquesas.
    • Roger in The Amazon.
    • Andrew in Pearl Islands.
      • Andrew Savage lasted 21 days in both seasons he played in.
  • Jesse and Cody are the only players with perfect voting records at this point in the season.
    • Cody is the only one that has correctly cast a vote at every single tribal council he’s attended, as Jesse didn’t have a vote in episode 6.
  • Sami is the first Baka man to be voted out this season.
  • With Sami being voted out, there are two players from each starting tribe remaining.
    • Vesi – Cody & Jesse.
    • Coco – Cassidy & Karla.
    • Baka – Gabler & Owen.
      • Coincidentally each tribe consists of one gender.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Hiding in Plain Sight” was said by Gabler when talking about how he hasn’t been a target up to this point.


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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