Survivor: David vs. Goliath

Episode 12 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the latest episode!

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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: David vs. Goliath.

Tribal Council

  • Gabby was voted out 2-1-0.
    • Christian played an idol on himself, negating 5 votes.
    • Gabby was voted out with the least amount of votes so far this season.
  • This was the first episode where Christian voted incorrectly this season.
    • Thus, nobody has a perfect voting record anymore.
  • With Gabby being voted out, no female David members are left in the game.
  • Every remaining David member voted for Christian this episode
  • Gabby is the first female to be voted out since Elizabeth in episode 7.
  • None of the three Jabeni members who made the merge have been voted out yet.
  • John is the only player on the jury that Gabby didn’t vote out.
    • She voted out Elizabeth, Dan, Alec, and Carl.
  • Dan, Gabby and John are the only players to be solely voted out by players from the same starting tribe post-merge.
    • John was voted out only by Davids.
    • Dan was voted out only by Davids.
    • Gabby was voted out only by Goliaths.
      • Every time this happened, Christian also received votes at that tribal council.
  • The jury is currently made up of three Davids and three Goliaths.
    • Elizabeth, Carl & Gabby – David.
    • Alec, Dan & John – Goliath.
  • Christian has the most votes against him this season with 15.
    • However, 12 of those votes have been cancelled by idols.
  • Kara, Mike and Nick are the only players left without any votes against them.
    • They are also the three players remaining whose first names are last in the alphabet.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Christian is the first person this season to play an idol on himself and have votes negated.
    • He’s also the only person this season to have votes negated at two different tribal councils.
  • Christian ties the record (12) for most votes negated with idols in a single season with Kelley Wentworth in Cambodia.
    • However, Kelley played both of her idols on herself, while Christian played one on himself and Davie played one on him.
  • Nick is the only player remaining with an advantage or idol.


  • Nick had the most confessionals this episode with 5.
    • He’s got the most confessionals this season with 41.
  • Mike had the least confessionals this episode with 0.

Reward Challenge – “Ringo Starz”

  • This was the first post-merge reward challenge that Angelina won this season.
  • A version of this challenge was previously used in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Both seasons to use this challenge were “vs” seasons filmed in Fiji and had purple/orange starting tribes with a green expansion tribe.
  • The reward challenge is named after Ringo Starr, a member of The Beatles.
  • This was the first reward challenge that was done in pairs at Final 8 since episode 10 of Pearl Islands.
    • Both of these challenges were won by a male/female pair.
      • Burton & Lil in Pearl Islands.
      • Angelina & Nick in David vs. Goliath.
  • Mike has taken part in every post-merge reward except for the very first one.
  • Davie was also the only non-Jabeni member to go on the reward.
  • Mike was the only person to go on the reward but not vote for Alison at the previous tribal council.
    • Everyone that didn’t go on the reward voted along with Mike to vote out Carl.

Immunity Challenge – “A Hand Out”

  • Nobody has won individual immunity twice yet this season.
  • An equal amount of male and female Goliaths have won immunity post merge.
    • Alec & Dan, Alison & Kara.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “So Smart They’re Dumb” was said by Nick in relation to Gabby and Christian leaving him and Davie out of the Carl 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.

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