Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Episode 4 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

  • Rick was voted out 3-2
    • He’s the third Rick/Richard to play Survivor. The others are as follows:
      • Richard Hatch: Winner – Borneo, 14th place – All-Stars
      • Rick Nelson: 5th place – South Pacific
        • Rick Devens is the first Rick/Richard to be voted out pre-merge on his first time playing.
          • Richard Hatch was voted out pre-merge, but it was on his second season, All-Stars.
  • Kelley, David, Lauren, Rick, and Wardog have gone to all tribal councils so far.
  • 3 out of the 4 people that voted for Reem at the first tribal council have been voted out of the game.
    • David is the only player left that voted for Reem.
  • Each person voted out so far voted for the player who was booted at the previous tribal council.
    • Keith voted for Reem in the first episode then was voted out in episode 2.
    • Chris voted for Keith in the second episode then he was voted out in episode 3.
    • Rick voted for Chris in the third episode then he was voted out in episode 4.
  • This was the first episode that Kelley didn’t receive any votes.
  • This was the first episode where Wendy didn’t go to tribal council.
    • She’s the only player from the original Manu tribe that has won an immunity challenge so far this season.
  • Only members of the Manu tribe have received votes so far this season.
  • Manu is the sixth tribe to have the first four vote-outs of the season come from the original tribe. The others are as follows:
    • Maraamu – Marquesas (Peter, Patricia, Hunter, Sarah)
    • Ulong – Palau (Jolanda, Ashlee, Jeff, Kim)
    • Matsing – Philippines (Zane, Roxy, Angie, Russell)
    • Ta Keo – Cambodia (Vytas, Shirin, Peih-Gee, Varner)
    • Mana – Game Changers (Ciera, Tony, Caleb, Malcolm)
    • You could also include Tadhana in Blood vs. Water (Marissa, Rachel, John, and Brad were the first four official tribal council boots, however Candice & Laura B. were voted out during the first impressions twist, and Colton quit between Rachel & John’s boots)
      • Kelley Wentworth was on two of these tribes (Ta Keo & Manu)
      • Half of the tribes were blue (Ulong, Matsing, Manu)
  • David and Wardog are the only original Manu members to not receive any votes yet this season.
  • This was the first episode this season where Rick and David didn’t vote correctly.
  • Nobody that has attended tribal council has a perfect voting record this season.

Tribe Swap

  • The last season to not have a tribe swap was South Pacific which was 15 seasons ago.
  • The last season with two starting tribes to not have a third tribe added was San Juan Del Sur.
  • David is the only returning player to not swap twice in one season.
    • Kelley and Joe swapped tribes twice in Cambodia.
    • Aubry swapped tribes twice in Game Changers.
  • Kelley is the only returning player this season to be immediately voted out after participating in a tribe swap (in San Juan Del Sur).
  • This is the first time where the two starting tribe colors combined makes the expansion tribe color (blue + yellow = green).
  • Wendy is the only Manu member to stay on Manu after the swap.
  • Kama is the first tribe in Survivor history to not have any new members added to the tribe during a tribe swap.
  • Aubry is the first 3-time player to be on the same colored tribe in all seasons she played in, and to do it with two different colors.
    • She was on Gondol, Maku Maku, and Kama (yellow tribes).
    • She was on Chan Loh, Nuku, and Manu (blue tribes).
      • Stephenie LaGrossa was the first person to be on the same colored tribe in every season she played in, Ulong, Yaxha, Heroes (blue tribes).
  • This is the first time Kelley and David have been on the expansion tribe.
    • Aubry and Joe have never been on the expansion tribes in their seasons.
      • Coincidentally, both of their first seasons had blue, yellow, and red starting tribes with a black merged tribe.
  • This is only the second swap in Survivor history where everyone swapped to separate tribes with the exception of one person.
    • In All-Stars, Amber Brkich was the only player that stayed on Chapera, while everyone from Mogo Mogo swapped to Chapera, and everyone (except Amber) from Chapera swapped to Mogo Mogo.

Lesu Tribe

  • Lesu is the 18th green tribe.
  • Lesu is the fifth green expansion tribe.
    • So far Angkor in Cambodia is the only expansion tribe that wasn’t green.
  • There has been a green tribe in the last three seasons.
    • All three of them were expansion tribes.
  • Every season to be filmed in Fiji has had a green tribe, with the exception of Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
    • Moto – Fiji
    • Ikabula – Millennials vs. Gen X
    • Tavua – Game Changers
    • Yanuya – Ghost Island
    • Tiva – David vs. Goliath
    • Lesu – Edge of Extinction
  • Lesu is the first expansion tribe to not contain the letter “a” in its name.
    • Angkor – Cambodia
    • Ikabula – Millennials vs. Gen X
    • Tavua – Game Changers
    • Yanuya – Ghost Island
    • Tiva – David vs. Goliath
  • Lesu is the first expansion tribe to only include players from one starting tribe
  • Lesu is the only tribe with two returning players on it.
  • Lesu is first expansion tribe to lose an immunity challenge since Ikabula in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • It’s the second expansion tribe to lose the first post-swap immunity challenge, the other being Angkor in Cambodia.
  • Lesu’s camp was previously used for Tiva in David vs. Goliath, Yanuya in Ghost Island, Levu in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Nuku in Game Changers, and Ikabula in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Nuku and Levu are the only non-expansion, non-green tribes to inhabit the camp.
  • David has lived at all three camps used in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji filming location.
    • In Millennials vs. Gen X, he started at the Takali camp (also the Manu camp this season), and he was swapped to the Vanua/Vinaka camp (also the Kama camp this season). This season he started at Manu camp, and was swapped to Lesu camp (previously used for Ikabula camp in Millennials vs. Gen X).
      • Both seasons he played he started at the same camp site.


  • Rick and Kelley had the most confessionals this episode with 4 each.
  • Aurora, Gavin, and Julia had the least amount of confessionals this episode with 0 each.
    • All three of them didn’t have a confessional in episode 3 as well.
    • Julia hasn’t had a confessional yet this season.

Immunity Challenge – “Yank Your Hank”

  • This challenge was previously used in Samoa and Cambodia
    • Joe has played this challenge twice and won.
    • Kelley has played this challenge twice and lost.
    • This is the first time it was played with three tribes.
      • Despite this being played with three tribes this season, 10 total people have won the challenge each time it was played.
  • Kama has not lost an immunity challenge this season.
    • Nobody from the original Kama tribe has lost an immunity challenge yet.
  • With the exception of Masaya in Worlds Apart, every yellow starting tribe after La Flor in Nicaragua has won the first four tribal immunity challenges.
      • Tandang in Philippines
      • Galang in Blood vs. Water
      • Gondol in Kaoh Rong
      • Soko in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
      • Kama in Edge of Extinction
  • This is the first immunity challenge Manu won this season.
  • The puzzle at the end of the challenge, and the two immunity idols, are modeled after a dragon and a phoenix. In Chinese culture, the dragon and phoenix together represent perfect balance. The dragon is the “yin” and the phoenix is the “yang” which together creates the yin yang.
  • Joe has been immune for 19 out of 25 of the tribal councils that occurred while he was still in the game.
    • In both Cambodia and Edge of Extinction, his tribe won the first four immunity challenges.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “I Need a Dance Partner” was said by Wardog when talking about being the swing vote at the upcoming tribal council.
    • This is the first episode title this season that wasn’t said by a returning player.

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.

3 responses to “Episode 4 Stats”

  1. Hmm…didn’t realize Joe had had this many immunity wins [I mean, I realized he had a lot, just not 19/25)

  2. Carl said Lesu is using the same camp as the David’s tribe, not the Tiva tribe, so maybe he confused or something

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