Survivor 43

Episode 3 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: “Turtle Head”

  • Coco still hasn’t lost an immunity challenge this season.
  • Versions of this challenge have previously been used in Vanuatu, Micronesia, Philippines, Cagayan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Ghost Island, and Survivor 41.
    • Worlds Apart and Kaoh Rong are the only red/yellow/blue starting tribe seasons where this challenge didn’t occur.
    • Yasur in Vanuatu and Yase in 41 are the only yellow tribes to lose this challenge.
      • Coincidentally, both of these tribes start with “Yas.”
  • In both episode 2 and 3, Baka won the immunity challenge first, Coco won second and Vesi lost.

The Summit

  • Noelle risked and won a steal a vote.
    • James and Owen didn’t risk.
  • Both times players have attended the summit this season there have been 2 men and 1 woman.
    • Both times, the men chose the same outcome and the woman chose the other outcome.
      • Episode 1: Dwight & Gabler chose Risk, and Karla chose No Risk.
      • Episode 3: James & Owen chose No Risk, and Noelle chose Risk.


  • Cody has the most confessionals this season so far with 24.
    • Cassidy and Geo have the least confessionals this season so far with 4.
  • Karla had the most confessionals this episode with 6.
    • She’s the only player to have the most confessionals in an episode but NOT go to tribal council in that episode.
      • Elie had the most confessionals in episode 1.
      • Cody and Jesse had the most confessionals in episode 2.
  • Geo, Jeanine, and Ryan had 0 confessionals this episode.
  • Vesi is the only tribe where everyone had a confessional in each episode.
    • Jeanine is the only player on Baka who has had a 0 confessional episode.
    • Karla is the only player on Coco who has had a confessional in every episode.

Hidden Immunity Idols/Advantages

  • Karla is the second player to find a beware advantage idol this season.
    • She’s the second person to find a beware advantage and leave it without opening it (although she later went back and opened it).
      • The first was Genie in Survivor 41.

Tribal Council

  • Nneka was voted out 4-1.
    • Noelle has voted for Nneka at both tribal councils they’ve been to.
    • The last player to be voted out 4-1 was Lindsay in Survivor 42.
  • Both African-American women voted out this season were voted out unanimously.
    • Morriah was voted out 5-1 in episode 1.
    • Nneka was voted out 4-1 in episode 3.
      • They both also had 5 votes against them when they were voted out of the game as Nneka received 1 vote from Noelle in the previous episode.
  • Noelle is the only woman left on Vesi.
  • Dwight and Jesse are the only Vesi members without any votes against them.
  • This is the sixth Survivor season where the first three players to be voted out are women.
    • Panama: Tina, Melinda, & Misty
    • Fiji: Jessica, Erica, & Sylvia
    • Gabon: Michelle, Gillian, & Paloma
    • Caramoan: Francesca, Allie, & Hope
    • Winners at War: Natalie, Amber, & Danni
    • 43: Morriah, Justine, & Nneka


Episode Title

  • The episode title “I’ll Sign the Divorce Papers” was said by Jesse when discussing his alliance with Dwight having to possibly end.


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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