Survivor: David vs. Goliath

Episode 5 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the Episode 5 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: David vs. Goliath.

Tribal Council

  • Natalie was voted out 3-2.
  • She’s the first person named Natalie to not make it to the final four, and the only Natalie to be voted out pre-merge.
    • Natalie Bolton – Micronesia – 4th Place
    • Natalie White – Samoa – Winner
    • Natalie Tenerelli – Redemption Island – 3rd Place
    • Natalie Anderson – San Juan Del Sur – Winner
  • The only remaining players with votes against them are all from the original David tribe (Elizabeth, Davie, & Lyrsa).
    • The three original Goliath players to receive votes against them have gone home (Jeremy, Natalia, & Natalie).
  • Natalie and Lyrsa have received votes at both tribal councils they’ve attended.
    • Both times Lyrsa received votes, the person that went home voted for her.
      • Jessica in Episode 2, Natalie in Episode 5.
    • Both times Natalie received votes it was from the person she voted for.
      • Jeremy in Episode 3, Lyrsa in Episode 5.
  • In both post-swap tribal councils, someone from the Goliath majority went home, with the flipped vote coming from an original Goliath male.
    • Alec voted out Natalia in Episode 4.
    • Mike voted out Natalie in Episode 5.
      • Both times this happened, the Goliath females on the tribe didn’t vote for the person that went home.
        • Kara voted for Davie, and Natalia voted for Elizabeth in Episode 4.
        • Angelina and Natalie voted for Lyrsa in Episode 5.
  • Both players to receive votes against them in this episode were the oldest females from the David and Goliath tribe.
    • Natalie (57) is the oldest Goliath female.
    • Lyrsa (36) is the oldest David female.
      • Lyrsa is now the oldest female left in the game.
  • One man and two women have been eliminated from both the original David and Goliath tribes so far.
    • Pat from David, Jeremy from Goliath.
    • Jessica & Bi from David, Natalia & Natalie from Goliath.


  • This is the second time the entire cast of players have been evacuated from the game. The first time happened in Millennials vs. Gen X.
  • With Natalie voted out, the original tribes are now even at seven Davids and seven Goliaths.

Hidden Immunity Idol

  • Dan is the fourth person to find a hidden immunity idol at a challenge.
    • Kelley Wentworth and Jeremy Collins in Cambodia.
    • Troyzan Robertson in Game Changers.
      • Lauren Rimmer found one part of a two-part idol at a challenge in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
  • Dan is the seventh person to possess two hidden immunity idols at the same time.
    • James Clement in China.
    • Parvati Shallow in Heroes vs. Villains.
    • Malcolm Freberg in Caramoan.
    • Tony Vlachos in Cagayan.
    • Jeremy Collins in Cambodia.
    • Tai Trang in Game Changers.
      • Everyone except for Dan has played Survivor on at least two different seasons.
  • Dan is the sixth person to find multiple pre-merge hidden immunity idols.
    • Reynold Toepfer in Caramoan.
    • Tai Trang in Game Changers.
    • David Wright in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Joe Mena in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
    • Michael Yerger in Ghost Island.
      • James Clement had two pre-merge hidden immunity idols in China but didn’t find both of them himself.


  • Angelina had the most confessionals this episode with 5.
  • Carl had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 0.
  • This was the first time since Episode 2 where Lyrsa had any confessionals.
  • Nick has the most confessionals so far this season with 17.
    • Alison has the least with 3.
    • She’s the only person to not have more than 1 confessional in any episode she’s been in, including the 6 people already out of the game.

Reward Challenge “Ball-istic Missiles”

  • A similar challenge has been seen in South Pacific, Millennials vs. Gen X, and Game Changers.
    • This is the first time it’s been used as a standalone reward challenge.

Immunity Challenge “A Bridge You Must Cross”

  • Vuku came in first place in both challenges this episode.
  • A similar challenge has been seen in Worlds Apart, Kaoh Rong, and Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
    • Jabeni (Goliath) is the first tribe to lose this challenge, but also previously attend a tribal council.
      • Escameca lost in Worlds Apart and attended their first tribal council.
      • Chan Loh lost in Kaoh Rong and attended their first tribal council.
      • Soko lost in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and attended their first tribal council.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Jackets and Eggs” was said by Jeff Probst at tribal council while discussing the issues brought up at tribal council.
    • This is the first episode title said by Jeff since “It’s Like the Perfect Crime” in Ghost Island’s ninth episode.

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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