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Survivor: David vs. Goliath is the thirty-seventh season of Survivor.

Production

The season was filmed in the spring of 2018, following the same schedule as Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.

Twists/Changes

  • David vs. Goliath: The castaways were divided into tribes defined by their degree of success in life. The David tribe is comprised of castaways perceived as underdogs, while the Goliath tribe is comprised of castaways who are on top of their respective fields.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol
  • Tribe Expansion: On Day 10, fifteen of the sixteen remaining players were randomly spread across three tribes of five. The David and Goliath tribes were renamed Vuku and Jabeni respectively, and a third tribe, Tiva, was introduced.
  • One-time Exile Island: The castaway who did not receive a buff during the Tribe Expansion was sent to Exile Island with the opportunity to find the Idol Nullifier. The exiled player later joined the tribe that went to Tribal Council, replacing the member it lost.
  • Idol Nullifier: This new advantage was introduced on Day 10 following the Tribe Expansion, and can be used to void the use of a Hidden Immunity Idol. If a player obtains and uses the Idol Nullifier, they must correctly guess who will play the idol (or to whom the idol will be played for) while casting a vote. An incorrect guess will not only result in the advantage being wasted, but the identity of the user of the Idol Nullifier will also remain anonymous.[4]
  • Early Merge: The merge occurred with thirteen players remaining.
  • Vote Steal: A vote steal was hidden after the merge.
  • Simplified Final Four Tribal Council: Instead of a traditional vote, the person who wins the final four Immunity Challenge will get to choose one person to take with them to the Final Three. The remaining two castaways would compete in a fire-making challenge to determine who would be eliminated.[5]

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe1 Expanded Tribe Merged Tribe
S37 pat t Pat Cusack
40, Watervliet, NY
David Evacuated
Day 3
0
S37 jessica t Jessica Peet
19, Lakeland, FL
David 1st Voted Out
Day 6
5
S37 jeremy t Jeremy Crawford
40, New York City, NY
Goliath 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
9
S37 bi t Bi Nguyen
28, Houston, TX
David Quit
Day 10
0
S37 natalia t Natalia Azoqa
25, Irvine, CA
Goliath Vuku 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
3
S37 natalie t Natalie Cole
57, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Jabeni 4th Voted Out
Day 15
4
S37 lyrsa t Lyrsa Torres
36, Boston, MA
David Jabeni 5th Voted Out
Day 17
9
S37 elizabeth t Elizabeth Olson
31, Longview, TX
David Vuku Kalokalo 6th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
13
S37 john t John Hennigan
38, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Tiva 7th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
3
S37 alec t Alec Merlino
24, San Clemente, CA
Goliath Vuku
S37 alison t Alison Raybould
28, Chapel Hill, NC
Goliath Tiva
S37 angelina t Angelina Keeley
28, San Clemente, CA
Goliath Jabeni 4
S37 carl t Carl Boudreaux
41, Houston, TX
David Vuku
S37 christian t Christian Hubicki
32, Tallahassee, FL
David Tiva 7
S37 dan t Dan Rengering
27, Gainesville, FL
Goliath Tiva
S37 davie t Davie Rickenbacker
30, Atlanta, GA
David Vuku 1
S37 gabby t Gabby Pascuzzi
25, Denver, CO
David Tiva
S37 kara t Kara Kay
30, San Diego, CA
Goliath Vuku
S37 mike t Mike White
47, Los Angeles, CA
Goliath Jabeni
S37 nick t Nick Wilson
27, Williamsburg, KY
David Jabeni


^1 Vuku and Jabeni were known as "David" and "Goliath" respectively for the first 10 days of the game.

Season Summary

Episode Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Viewers
(in millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
Reward Immunity
1 "Appearances Are Deceiving" September 26, 2018 David Pat No vote Evacuated
Day 3
7.83[6] 1.7/7[6]
Goliath1
2 "The Chicken Has Flown the Coop" October 3, 2018 Goliath1 Jessica 5-4 1st Voted Out
Day 6
7.27[7] 1.5/7[7]
3 "I Am Goliath Strong" October 10, 2018 David1 Jeremy 9-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 9
7.28[8] 1.4/6[8]
4 "Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse" October 17, 2018 Carl2 Bi No vote Quit
Day 10
7.21[9] 1.4/6[9]
Tiva1 Natalia 3-1-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 11
Jabeni
5 "Jackets and Eggs" October 24, 2018 Vuku Vuku Natalie 3-2 4th Voted Out
Day 15
7.37[10] 1.5/6[10]
Jabeni Tiva
6 "Aren't Brochachos Just Adorable?" October 31, 2018 Tiva Tiva Lyrsa 3-1 5th Voted Out
Day 17
7.06[11] 1.3/6[11]
Jabeni Vuku
7 "There's Gonna Be Tears Shed" November 7, 2018 None Alison Elizabeth 12-1 6th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
8 "You Get What You Give" November 14, 2018 Alec, Alison,
Christian,
Gabby,
John, Nick
Dan John 3-0-03 7th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 22
9 "Breadth-First Search" November 21, 2018 8th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day TBD
10 "Tribal Lines Are Blurred" November 28, 2018 9th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day TBD
10th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day TBD
Notes:

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 As Carl drew a package containing no buff, he was exiled without a tribe. Because of this, he did not attend Tribal Council and was immune for the episode.
^3 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating the votes against its user.

Voting History

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Expanded Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Voted Off: S37 pat t
Pat
S37 jessica t
Jessica
S37 jeremy t
Jeremy
S37 bi t
Bi
S37 natalia t
Natalia
S37 natalie t
Natalie
S37 lyrsa t
Lyrsa
S37 elizabeth t
Elizabeth
S37 john t
John
Guy
TBD
Guy
TBD
Guy
TBD
Vote: No vote1 5-4 9-1 No vote2 3-1-1 3-2 3-1 12-1 3-0-04 TBD TBD TBD
Alec Jeremy Natalia Elizabeth Christian
Alison Jeremy Elizabeth Christian
Angelina Jeremy Lyrsa Lyrsa Elizabeth Christian
Carl Lyrsa Exiled3 Elizabeth Angelina
Christian Jessica Elizabeth John
Dan Jeremy Elizabeth Christian
Davie Lyrsa Natalia Elizabeth John
Gabby Jessica Elizabeth Angelina
Kara Jeremy Davie Elizabeth Christian
Mike Jeremy Natalie Lyrsa Elizabeth Christian
Nick Jessica Natalie Lyrsa Elizabeth John
John Jeremy Elizabeth Christian
Elizabeth Jessica Natalia Angelina
Lyrsa Jessica Natalie Angelina
Natalie Jeremy Lyrsa
Natalia Jeremy Elizabeth
Bi Lyrsa Quit
Jeremy Natalie
Jessica Lyrsa
Pat Evacuated
Notes:

^1 Pat was medically evacuated over his injured back. No vote occurred for his removal.
^2 Bi elected to quit the game due to her MCL injury. No vote occurred for her removal.
^3 Because the number of castaways at the time of the tribe switch was not divisible by 3, Carl sent to exile and rejoined the game as a member of Vuku, replacing Natalia and evening the tribes.
^4 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating the votes against its user.

Trivia

References