Survivor: Heroes v Healers v Hustlers

Episode 8 Stats

Rob Brodeur breaks down all the stats from Episode 8 of Survivor: HHH.

Each week Inside Survivor contributor Rob Brodeur will be collecting various Survivor related statistics and information based off the latest episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.

Tribal Council

  • Desi was voted out 7-1 after a tie vote.
    • The original vote count was 4-4-1-1.
    • She had a total of 11 votes cast for her at this tribal council.
  • There are no female Healers remaining in the game.
    • None of the male Healers have been voted out yet.
  • Desi is the second African American to be the first jury member.
    • The first was Alicia Calaway, 33 seasons ago in The Australian Outback.
  • With Ben receiving a vote at this tribal council, everyone from the original Heroes tribe has at least one vote against them.
    • Cole, Devon, Mike, and Ryan are now the only people without votes against them this season.
  • Chrissy and JP have voted out five women in a row (Katrina, Roark, Ali, Jessica, and Desi).
    • Chrissy voted for Joe at the initial vote, but voted for Desi on the revote.
    • Every female that has cast a vote against Chrissy has now been voted out, and Chrissy has voted them all out (Roark, Ali, Jessica, and Desi).
  • Both times Lauren has received a vote against her, the one person that voted for her was voted out at that tribal council.
  • Desi is the first person that Mike and Cole have successfully voted out.
  • Ryan has cast the most correct votes this season so far.
    • He still has a perfect voting record, along with Devon, JP, and Lauren (including the initial tie vote & revotes).
      • Devon and Lauren both had one tribal council where they couldn’t vote, so JP and Ryan are the only ones with perfect voting records in which they cast a vote at every tribal they attended.


  • Chrissy, JP, and Ryan have voted out all three female Healers.
  • Ben’s pre-merge tribe colors (blue/red) and Devon’s pre-merge tribe colors (red/blue) combine to make the merged tribe color (purple).

Hidden Immunity Idol/ Secret Advantage

  • Ryan found the hidden immunity idol in this episode.
    • He is the first person from a starting tribe other than Soko to find a hidden immunity idol.
      • Levu is the only starting tribe in which none of its original members found a hidden immunity idol, however Chrissy was given the “super idol” in the first episode by Ryan.
  • Lauren is the fifth person to have the opportunity to cast two votes at a tribal council, after Dan Foley in Worlds Apart, Stephen Fishbach in Cambodia, Tai Trang in Kaoh Rong, Debbie Wanner and Sarah Lacina in Game Changers.
    • She’s the first person to have this type of advantage in which she had to forfeit her vote at one tribal council, but is able to vote twice at a future tribal council.


  • Ben had the most confessionals this episode with 8.
    • This is now the highest single-episode confessional count this season.
      • He previously held the record with 7 confessionals in Episode 7.
      • His post-merge confessional counts match the episode number (7 in Episode 7, 8 in Eepisode 8).
    • He has the second highest confessional count now with 26, passing Chrissy who has 23.
      • Ryan still has the most with 33.
  • Ashley is the only person to have 0 confessionals this episode.
    • This is her first episode where she didn’t have a confessional.

Reward Challenge – “Air Raid”

  • This challenge has been previously seen in Worlds Apart and Cambodia.
  • Cole has won every reward challenge so far.
    • This was the first reward challenge that Mike didn’t win this season.
  • The first five people voted out participated in the Dream Team test run of this challenge.
  • According to Ashley’s Twitter, Devon later confessed to making up the fact that it was his birthday on the day of the reward challenge that he won.

Immunity Challenge – “Ten Foot Pole”

  • A version of this challenge has been previously seen in Samoa, South Pacific, and Cambodia.
    • The exact version of this challenge has been previously seen in Millennials vs. Gen X.
    • Both times this exact challenge was seen, it was won by a man (David Wright and Cole Medders).
  • Desi was the last woman standing in both individual immunity challenges she participated in.
  • Episode 7 has been the only one so far this season where Cole was vulnerable to be voted out.
    • He won every pre-merge immunity challenge, and won the individual immunity challenge in this episode.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Playing With the Devil” was said by Joe while discussing Ben.
    • This episode title was originally “Knights of the Round Table” and was said by Ben at Tribal Council.
  • Every episode title since Episode 5 has been said by either Joe or Ben.

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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.

4 responses to “Episode 8 Stats”

  1. Didn’t Jessica hold the record for most confessionals with 7 in episode 5? Technically she was the record holder since she was the first to get it.

  2. Actually, Chrissy didn’t vote for Desi, even on the re-vote. She voted for Joe both times. JP is actually the only one to successfully vote out five women this season.

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