Survivor: Island of the Idols

Episode 6 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: Island of the Idols.

Tribal Council

  • Jason was voted out 4-3.
    • He’s the lowest placing man from original Vokai.
  • He’s the only “Jason” to not make it to the merge.
    • Jason Siska in Micronesia came in 8th place.
      • This includes Kyle Jason in Kaoh Rong (who went by Jason during the season and made it to 6th place) and Jaison in Samoa made it to 5th place.
      • All four “Jasons” to play were voted out with 4 votes at the tribal council where they were eliminated.
        • Jason Siska got votes from Amanda, Cirie, Erik, & Parvati.
        • Jaison Robinson got votes from Brett, Mick, Natalie, & Russell.
        • Kyle Jason got votes from Aubry, Cydney, Joe, & Michele.
        • Jason Linden got votes from Aaron, Elaine, Elizabeth, & Missy.
  • The two personal injury lawyers this season (Jason & Karishma) were never on the same tribe together. They started on separate tribes, and during the swap, they stayed on their respective tribes.
  • Everybody remaining in this season has gone to tribal at least twice now.
  • Jason received votes at both of the tribal councils he attended this season.
  • Missy, Elaine, & Karishma are now tied with the most correct votes with 4 each.
  • Elaine, Karishma, & Noura are the only players left with votes against them.
    • No male players currently have any votes against them.
    • Noura is the only original Vokai member left with votes against her.
  • Of the six people voted out so far, the first three (Ronnie, Molly, & Vince) had a total of 7 votes against them, while the most recent three (Chelsea, Tom, & Jason) had a total of 6 votes against them.
  • Despite the swap, everyone voted out so far has been voted out on the tribe they started on.
  • There’s an equal amount of original Vokai men and women remaining.
  • Jason is the second person to be voted out during an episode where they lost their ability to vote.
    • The first was Chris Noble in Ghost Island. He was voted out during the merge episode after losing his vote during the game on Ghost Island.
      • Both of them started on a purple tribe that was playing against an orange tribe.
  • This is the first season since Worlds Apart to not have a unanimous vote by episode 6.
  • Ghost Island is the only purple vs. orange season where the person voted out/eliminated 6th was not on a purple tribe (James Lim was voted out 6th and he was on Malolo).
    • In Thailand, Robb Zbacnik was voted out 6th and was on Sook Jai.
    • In Micronesia, Chet Welch was voted out 6th and was on Malakal.
    • In Redemption Island, Stephanie Valencia was voted out 6th, while Sarita White was the 6th player eliminated, both were on Zapatera.
    • In Caramoan, Matt Bischoff was voted out 6th and was on Bikal.
    • In Millennials vs. Gen X, Figgy was voted out 6th and was on Takali.
    • In David vs. Goliath, Lyrsa Torres was the 6th player eliminated and was on Jabeni.
    • In Island of the Idols, Jason Linden was voted out 6th and was on Vokai.


  • Elaine had the most confessionals this episode with 9.
    • This continues the trend that the person who goes to Island of the Idols gets the most confessionals in an episode.
    • Elaine is now in the lead for most confessionals overall with 21.
  • Janet, Karishma, Kellee, & Tommy had the least amount of confessionals with 0.
    • Tommy was the only Vokai member with 0 confessionals this episode.
  • Both Vokai players to be eliminated this season had two confessionals in the episode they were eliminated in.
  • Aaron, Jamal, & Missy are the only remaining players that haven’t had a 0 confessional episode.
    • Coincidentally, they’re 3 of the 4 African-American players this season.

Hidden Immunity Idols/Advantage

  • Elaine is the second player to get a “vote block” advantage.
    • The first person was Jessica Johnston in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
      • Unlike Elaine, Jessica had to use the vote block on someone at the upcoming tribal council, even if it wasn’t her tribe that went to tribal council. She used it on Devon Pinto.
        • Both “vote block” advantages have been obtained by women and used on men.

Island of the Idols

  • Elaine is the first person to be sent to Island of the Idols by being the sit-out during a Reward challenge.
  • Vince is still the only man to be sent to Island of the Idols this season.
    • He’s also the only person to go to Island of the Idols that’s been voted out this season.

Reward Challenge – “Heroes End”

  • The name of the challenge is based on a song by the band Judas Priest.
  • Vokai has won both reward challenges this season.

Immunity Challenge – “Cage Against the Machine”

  • The name of the challenge is based on the band Rage Against the Machine.
  • This is the first challenge Lairo has won since episode 2.
  • Elements of both challenges in this episode have been used before, but both challenges are essentially new.


Episode Title

  • The episode title “Suck it Up, Buttercup” was said by Elaine at tribal council when talking about the upcoming vote.
    • The episode title was said again by Boston Rob to Sandra in regards to Tommy’s reaction to Aaron after the 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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