Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Episode 12 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: Edge of Extinction.

Tribal Council

  • Ron was voted out 3-1-0
    • Rick played a hidden immunity idol on himself negating four votes against him.
  • Aurora is the only original Kama member to survive being voted for so far this season.
    • Every other voted out Kama member was voted out at the first tribal council where they received votes.
  • Both times Rick has received votes post-merge, Aurora has voted for him.
    • Also, all of his post-merge votes have come from only original Kama members.
  • Rick has only successfully voted out two people post-merge (Julia and Kelley).
    • Coincidentally, Julia and Kelley are the only female players voted out post-merge.
  • Wardog is the only male player that Rick has voted for post-merge.
    • However, it wasn’t on the episode where Wardog was voted out.
    • Conversely, Aurora has only voted for male players post-merge with the exception of Kelley in the episode where Kelley was eliminated.
  • Lauren has the highest successful vote count this season with nine correct votes.
    • She voted out Keith, Chris, Rick, Wendy, Eric, Julia, David Wardog, & Ron.
  • Lauren has only been immune for one tribal council this entire season.
    • Lesu won immunity in episode 5.
  • Gavin, Julie, and Victoria are still the only players not to receive votes against them so far this season.
    • They are all original Kama members.
    • Julie is the only post-swap Kama member to not receive any votes yet this season.
  • Victoria no longer has a perfect voting record post-merge.
    • She was however part of the vote-split plan, so even though she didn’t vote for Ron, she wasn’t blindsided by the vote.
  • Eric is the only post-swap Manu member to be voted out post-merge so far.
  • There are now two members of each post-swap tribe remaining in the game.
    • Post swap Kama: Aurora & Julie.
    • Post swap Lesu: Lauren & Rick.
    • Post swap Manu: Gavin & Victoria.
  • Everyone that has been voted out so far voted for the person who went home at the previous tribal council.
    • Eric voted for Joe in episode 7, then he was voted out in episode 8.
    • Julia voted for Eric in episode 8, then she was voted out in episode 9
    • David voted for Julia in episode 9, then he was voted out in episode 10a
    • Kelley voted for David in episode 10a, then she was voted out in episode 10b
    • Wardog voted for Kelley in episode 10b, then he was voted out in episode 11.
    • Ron voted for Wardog in episode 11, then he was voted out in episode 12.

Hidden Immunity Idol/Advantage

  • Rick played a hidden immunity idol this episode negating four votes against him.
    • He’s the only player to successfully play any hidden immunity idols this season.
      • He played one for David negating one vote in episode 9.
      • He played one for himself negating four votes in episode 12.
    • He’s also the only player to save himself with an idol this season.
  • Rick is the only player this season so far to possess multiple hidden immunity idols.
    • He was gifted the half-and-half idol after returning from the Edge of Extinction.
    • He found one in episode 12.
  • Gavin used the extra vote to cast two votes against Ron.
    • He’s the first person to use someone else’s extra vote to vote a player out.


  • Rick had the most confessionals this episode with 10.
    • This is the highest single-episode confessional count this season.
  • Julie had the fewest confessionals this episode with 0.
    • Julie was the only player remaining in the game to not have at least one confessional this episode.
  • Despite there being four women in the game during this episode, 17/21 confessionals this episode were given by the three men.
    • The four women had the lowest four confessional counts this episode.
  • Rick has the most confessionals so far this season with 41.
  • Chris and Julia have the fewest confessionals so far this season with 9 each.
    • Rick had more confessionals in this episode than Chris and Julia have had all season.

Edge of Extinction

  • There was no Edge of Extinction footage shown during this episode (other than after tribal council when Ron was voted out).
    • This also means that nobody on Edge of Extinction had a confessional this episode.

Reward Challenge – “Stuck in Love”

  • Similar versions of this challenge have been previously seen in Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Heroes vs. Villains, and Cagayan.
    • It’s been used three times as the reward challenge during the family visit episode.
      • Parvati won in Cook Islands.
      • Jerri won in Heroes vs. Villains.
      • Ron won in Edge of Extinction.
        • Ron is the first male to win this as an individual reward challenge.
  • Ron won the challenge and took Julie (and her husband) and Gavin (and his wife) on the reward.
    • Rick and his wife were the only married couple to not participate in the reward.
  • Every post-merge episode where there’s been a reward challenge, one of the people that won it went home in the same episode.
    • Eric won the reward challenge in episode 8 and was voted out.
    • Wardog won the reward challenge in episode 11 and was voted out.
    • Ron won the reward challenge in episode 12 and was voted out.

Immunity Challenge – “Chimney Sweeps”

  • This challenge was previously seen in Fiji, Tocantins, Heroes vs. Villains, and Redemption Island.
    • This challenge has only been won by males when played as an individual immunity challenge.
    • Both challenges in this episode were previously seen in Heroes vs. Villains.
      • Jerri won both of the challenges in this episode during Heroes vs. Villains.
  • Gavin is the third person (after Aurora & Rick) to win individual immunity more than once this season.
  • Lauren and Victoria are the only remaining players to not win individual immunity this season.
  • Nobody that’s won individual immunity has been voted out post-merge yet.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Awkward” was said by Rick after he found Aurora searching through his bag.

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.

One response to “Episode 12 Stats”

  1. Fifteen players in Survivor history have now been saved from elimination by hidden immunity idols: Yau-Man, Amanda Kimmel, Parvati, Penner, Jon Misch, Jaclyn Schultz, Jenn Brown, Mike Holloway, Carolyn, Kelley Wentworth, Fischbach, Sarah Lacina, Michael Yerger, Christian (twice in his season), and Devens.

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