Survivor 45

Episode 4 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest stats!


Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor-related statistics and information based on the latest episode of Survivor 45.

Tribe Swap

  • This is the first tribe swap since Winners at War where everyone participated in the swap.
    • This was the first official tribe swap in the new era.
    • It’s the first time since Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers where three tribes swapped into three tribes.
  • All three remaining Lulu members were swapped to different tribes.
    • Emily – Belo
    • Sean – Reba
    • Kaleb – Lulu
  • Bruce ended up on the former Tika beach when he was swapped to Lulu.
  • Reba is the first tribe since Soko in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers to make it to the tribe swap without losing any challenge.
    • Coincidentally, both post-swap Soko and Reba lost the first challenge they competed in.

Immunity Challenge: “Cage Against the Machine”

  • This challenge was previously used in Island of the Idols.
    • Both tribes that lost this challenge (Vokai in Islands of the Idols and Reba in Survivor 45) had a tribal council where the player that was voted out was done in an unconventional way.
      • In Island of the Idols, Jason was voted out after his vote was blocked by Elaine.
      • In Survivor 45, Sean was voted out after telling his tribe he wanted to leave the game
  • Sean lost every immunity challenge he competed in this season.
    • This is the first immunity challenge that Kaleb and Emily won.
    • It’s also the first immunity challenge that the Lulu tribe won and the first challenge that the Reba tribe lost.
  • Belo has won every immunity challenge this season so far.

Tribal Council

  • Sean was voted out 3-1-1.
    • There have been five players voted out 3-1-1. Shane in Panama, Aaron in China, Natalia in David vs. Goliath, Justine in Survivor 43, and Sean in Survivor 45.
      • Shane is the only player voted out 3-1-1 during the post-merge and the only player to not be on an orange or red tribe when voted out.
        • Shane was, however, on an orange tribe during the pre-merge of Panama.
  • There was a voting triangle in this episode.
    • Dee voted for Sifu
    • Sifu voted for Sean
    • Sean voted for Dee
  • Sean is the first person on Survivor named Sean to not make it to the merge.
    • Sean Kenniff in Borneo and Sean Rector in Marquesas made it to the merge.
      • Shawn (who spelled his name differently) from Pearl Islands was voted out pre-merge.
  • Sean is the first player named Sean to play Survivor in 41 seasons.
  • Sean is the first man to be voted out on day 9 since JD in Survivor 41.
  • All three LGBTQ Mormon men who played Survivor were on red tribes at some point during their season.
    • Rafe in Guatemala was on a red merged tribe.
    • Todd in China was on a red starting tribe.
    • Sean in Survivor 45 was swapped to a red tribe.
      • Coincidentally, all three weren’t on the same type of tribe; Todd started on a red tribe, Sean was swapped to one, and Rafe was on the merged one.
  • This was the first tribal council this season where everyone at tribal council cast a vote.
  • Dee is the only player who is still in the game and has voted for someone who’s still in the game (she voted for Sifu at tribal council).
    • Sean, who had voted for Kaleb and Dee, is no longer in the game.
  • This is the first time that Dee, J Maya, Julie, and Sifu cast a vote.
  • Belo is the only tribe to not attend tribal council this season.
    • Belo is also the only original starting tribe to not have any members lose a challenge and have to vote someone out at tribal council.
      • Lulu lost all pre-swap immunity challenges and Reba (which contains no original Belo members) lost the post-swap one.
  • Lulu is the only tribe to lose any players so far this season.
  • Lulu is the eighth starting tribe to have four original members eliminated before the other rival tribes lost any members. The others are as follows:
    • Maraamu in Marquesas: Peter, Patricia, Hunter, & Sarah
    • Ulong in Palau: Jolanda, Ashlee, Jeff, & Kim
    • Foa Foa in Samoa: Marisa, Mike, Betsy, & Ben
    • Matsing in Philippines: Zane, Roxy, Angie, & Russell
    • Ta Keo in Cambodia: Vytas, Shirin, Peih-Gee, & Jeff
    • Mana in Game Changers: Ciera, Tony, Caleb, & Malcolm
    • Manu in Edge of Extinction: Reem, Keith, Chris, Rick
  • Lulu is the fifth starting tribe to go down to two original members during the pre-merge portion of the game. The others are as follows:
    • Saboga in All-Stars
    • Ulong in Palau
    • Matsing in Philippines
    • Ua in Survivor 41
      • Lulu had this happen after a tribe swap since Sean was voted out when he was on the Reba tribe.
  • Emily is the only Lulu member without any votes against her.


  • Sean had the most confessionals this episode with 9.
  • Brando and Kendra had 0 confessionals this episode.
    • This is Brando’s second episode in a row without a confessional.
  • Katurah had the first confessional in Survivor history without any words being spoken.
  • Kaleb and Emily are tied for most confessionals with 25.
  • Brando and J.Maya are tied for the fewest number of confessionals with 5.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Music to My Ears” was said by all three former Lulu members.
    • Emily’s version of it was, “It’s music to a girl’s ears.”
  • All four episode titles so far have been said by Lulu members.
  • Every original Lulu member said at least one episode title this season.
    • Episode 1: “We Can Do Hard Things” was said by both Hannah and Brandon.
    • Episode 2: “Brought a Bazooka to a Tea Party” was said by Emily.
    • Episode 3: “No Man Left Behind” was said by Sabiyah.
    • Episode 4: “Music to My Ears” was said by Emily, Kaleb, and Sean.


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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