Survivor 44

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 44.

Immunity Challenge: “Box Car Blues”

  • Variations of this challenge have been used in San Juan del Sur, Game Changers, and Island of the Idols.
    • Both times a purple tribe competed in this challenge they won (Vokai & Tika).
    • Ratu is the first orange tribe to compete in this challenge and win.
      • Coyopa and Lairo previously lost this challenge.
    • Game Changers is the only season to use this challenge and not have a purple or orange tribe compete.
  • Each tribe lost one immunity challenge in the first three episodes.
  • This is the second time after Survivor 42 that three different tribes attended the first three tribal councils.
    • All-Stars: Saboga attended the first two and Chapera attended the third.
    • Philippines: Matsing attended the first four.
    • Cagayan: Luzon attended the first two and Solana attended the 3rd.
    • Worlds Apart: Masaya attended the first and Nagarote attended the 2nd & 3rd..
    • Kaoh Rong: To Tang attended the first two and Chan Loh attended the 3rd.
    • Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers: Levu attended the first and Yawa attended the 2nd & 3rd.
    • Survivor 41: Yase attended the 1st and 3rd and Ua attended the 2nd.
    • Survivor 42: Ika attended the 1st, Taku the 2nd, and Vati the 3rd.
    • Survivor 43: Baka attended the 1st, and Vesi attended the 2nd & 3rd.


  • Everyone had at least 1 confessional this episode.
  • Everyone on the Tika tribe has had at least 1 confessional in every episode so far.
  • Danny had the most confessionals this episode with 5.
  • Carolyn, Carson, Yam Yam, Brandon, Kane, Lauren, and Matthew only had 1 confessional this episode.
    • Sarah and Jaime are the only players on their tribes to have more than 1 confessional.
  • Matt has the most confessionals so far this season with 17.
  • Josh currently has less confessionals than Maddy, who was voted out in episode 1.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Matthew found the re-hidden Ratu idol.
    • This is the first time in Survivor history where two openly LGBTQ+ players are in possession of a hidden immunity idol at the same time.
    • This is the second season where multiple LGBTQ+ players found hidden immunity idols.
      • The first was Island of the Idols where Vince and Elaine found idols.
    • 10 LGBTQ+ players have found idols on Survivor.

Tribal Council

  • Claire was voted out 4-0.
    • She’s the third person voted out 4-0 without a tie vote or idol being played.
      • The others are Marya and Tori in Survivor 42.
        • All three women unsuccessfully played their shot in the dark in the episode they were eliminated.
  • Claire is the fourth castaway in the history of Survivor to attend a Tribal Council but never cast a vote, including a jury vote.
    • The first was Sydney in Survivor 41, the 2nd and 3rd were Zach and Marya in Survivor 42.
  • Kane is currently the only player in the game who has voted for someone that is still in the game.
  • Claire is the fifth person to be on Survivor but never compete in an immunity challenge. The others are as follows:
    • Jonathan & Wanda in Palau.
    • Jackson Fox in Survivor 42.
    • Bruce in Survivor 44.
      • Candice and Rupert didn’t compete in an immunity challenge in Blood vs. Water but had previously competed in them in their other seasons.
  • Claire is the first person to be voted out at a typical tribal council but never compete in an immunity challenge.
    • Jonathan and Wanda were eliminated in Palau without competing in an immunity challenge but weren’t voted out.
    • Candice was voted out during the first impressions vote in Blood vs. Water, and Rupert swapped with his wife in the same season. Neither of them competed in an immunity challenge that season, but they weren’t voted out at a typical tribal council.
    • Jackson (42) and Bruce (44) were medically evacuated before the first immunity challenge.
  • Claire is the first LGBTQ+ woman to be voted out in 15th place.
    • The only other LGBTQ+ player voted out in 15th place was Bill Posely in One World.
  • 10/12 starting tribes in the “new era” had a woman be their first player voted out.
    • Yase (41) and Ika (42) are the only tribes where the first player voted out wasn’t a woman.
      • Survivor 41: Ua’s first player voted out out was Sarah, and Luvu’s first player voted out out was Sydney
        • Luvu made it to the “merge” without losing a challenge, but Sydney was the first Luvu player voted out.
      • Survivor 42: Taku’s first player voted out out was Marya, and Vati’s first player voted out out was Jenny.
      • Survivor 43: Baka’s first player voted out out was Morriah, Vesi’s first player voted out out was Justine, and Coco’s first player voted out out was Lindsay.
      • Survivor 44: Ratu’s first player voted out was Maddy, Tika’s first player voted out was Helen, and Soka’s first player voted out was Claire.
  • Yase is the only “new era” starting tribe to go to tribal council pre-merge and not vote out a woman, as Ika voted out Swati in episode 4.
  • This is the seventh 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
    • 44: Maddy, Helen, & Claire
  • This is the second season in a row where the first player voted out of each tribe was a woman.
    • Survivor 43: Morriah from Baka, Justine from Vesi, and Lindsay from Coco.
    • Survivor 44: Maddy from Ratu, Helen from Tika, Claire from Soka.
  • Every time a green tribe has competed in Survivor and there was a tribal council on day 7, they have gone to that tribal council.
    • In the “new era” seasons, the green tribe has always gone to tribal council on day 7 (Survivor 43 didn’t have a green pre-merge tribe).
      • Ua in Survivor 41 voted out Brad.
      • Vati in Survivor 42 voted out Jenny.
      • Soka in Survivor 44 voted out Claire.
  • Jaime, Lauren, Matt, Matthew, and Sarah haven’t cast a vote yet this season.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Sneaky Little Snake” was said by Danny when he realized that Matt lied to him about finding the key.

Survivor Birthdays

  • This episode aired on Holly Hoffman’s (Nicaragua) and Joe Mena’s (Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers) birthday.

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.

2 responses to “Episode 3 Stats”

    • Yeah this puzzle has been used many times before. I can’t remember exactly which seasons. I’d like to hope they at least switch up the solutions every time they use it, but that might be giving them too much credit haha

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