Survivor: David vs. Goliath
|Survivor: David vs. Goliath|
|Presented by||Jeff Probst|
|No. of days||39|
|No. of castaways||20|
|Production location(s)||Mamanuca Islands, Fiji|
|Filming dates||March 29– May 6, 2018|
|Original release||September 26, 2018– present|
|Preceded by||Survivor: Ghost Island|
Survivor: David vs. Goliath is the 37th season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. The season features 20 new contestants divided into two tribes embodied by two biblical figures: "David", composed of ten underdogs who constantly have to overcome obstacles, and "Goliath", composed of ten overachievers who have used their advantages in life to excel in their fields. This season was the sixth to be filmed in Fiji.
The season premiered on September 26, 2018, with an extended 90-minute episode.
|Contestant||Original tribe||Switched tribe[a]||Finish|
40, Watervliet, New York
19, Lakeland, Florida
|David||1st voted out|
40, New York, New York
|Goliath||2nd voted out|
28, Houston, Texas
|David||Quit due to injury|
26, Irvine, California
|Goliath||Vuku||3rd voted out|
41, Houston, Texas
57, Los Angeles, California
38, Los Angeles, California
32, Tallahassee, Florida
30, San Diego, California
28, San Clemente, California
24, San Clemente, California
31, Longview, Texas
25, Denver, Colorado
28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27, Gainesville, Florida
30, Atlanta, Georgia
36, Boston, Massachusetts
47, Los Angeles, California
27, Williamsburg, Kentucky
- The tribe names for "David" and Goliath" were changed into "Vuku" and "Jabeni" after the tribe swap.
- Carl was initially exiled after not drawing a buff during the tribe swap. He joined the tribe that lost the next Immunity Challenge, Vuku, directly after their Tribal Council.
|Episode title||Original air date||Challenge winner(s)||Eliminated||Finish|
|"Appearances are Deceiving"||September 26, 2018||David||Pat||Medically evacuated|
|"The Chicken Has Flown the Coop"||October 3, 2018||Goliath||Jessica||1st voted out|
|"I Am Goliath Strong"||October 10, 2018||David||Jeremy||2nd voted out|
|"Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse"||October 17, 2018||None[a]||Bi||Quit due to injury|
|Carl[b]||Natalia||3rd voted out|
|"Jackets and Eggs"||October 24, 2018|
|"Aren’t Brochachos Just Adorable?"||October 31, 2018|
- Bi quit the game before any challenges were conducted.
- Carl drew a package without a buff during the tribe swap. As a result, he was exiled and joined the tribe that lost the next Immunity Challenge, Vuku, directly after their Tribal Council.
|Original air date||US viewers|
|541||1||"Appearances are Deceiving"||1.7/7||TBA||September 26, 2018||7.83|
Host Jeff Probst explained the theme of the season before asking the Goliath tribe to choose who they perceived to be the weakest man & weakest woman on the David tribe, and to choose their own strongest man & strongest woman. They picked Christian & Lyrsa for David and John & Alison for their tribe to run a reward challenge. The Davids got to choose which tribe completed which task in the challenge.
David pulled away from Goliath to win the kit. Pat took charge of building the shelter, but his bossy nature rubbed some of his tribemates the wrong way. Nick spent more time making alliances rather than helping at camp, which frustrated Carl. Christian & Gabby bonded, as did Elizabeth & Lyrsa and Carl & Davie. On Goliath, Dan and Kara formed an attraction, while Natalia was put off by Natalie's orders to build the shelter despite not working herself. Everyone (particularly Mike) searched for an idol, which Dan, Kara, and Natalia eventually found. Throughout the first few days, heavy rain pounded both tribes.
Goliath held off David's comeback to win immunity. The boat ride back to the David camp encountered rough waters, and Pat sustained a back injury that required the medical team's attention. Medical decided that Pat's injury was too severe for him to continue, and they evacuated him from the game. Jeff then cancelled Tribal Council and gave David flint. The epilogue at the end of Pat's final words revealed that he received treatment after production for this season concluded, and has since made a full recovery.
|542||2||"The Chicken Has Flown the Coop"||1.5/7||TBA||October 3, 2018||7.27|
The cyclone continued through the night, and Jeff provided a firemaking kit and tarp to each tribe. At the David camp, Christian and Nick aligned, and Davie found an idol. Carl, wanting to keep the tribe strong, targeted Lyrsa. Elizabeth warned Lyrsa she was in danger, and she targeted Carl in retaliation. At the Goliath camp, Dan and Kara's connection raised red flags with their tribemates. Jeremy found Dan's idol hidden in his coat and told Mike about it. Still, most of the tribe affirmed their desire to vote out Natalie, but John told her she was a target, in an attempt to align with her. Jeremy then tried to convince Natalie to change her ways, to no avail. In fact, this only made Jeremy want to target Natalie more.
Goliath won the grueling challenge. Bi and Jessica told Gabby that Lyrsa would go home, but Gabby was paranoid because of the lack of information Jessica and Bi would give her about the plan. Elizabeth suggested targeting Jessica for her social connections to Carl and Bi. Christian and Nick were the swing votes; at Tribal Council, they voted against Jessica, sending her out of the game.
|543||3||"I Am Goliath Strong"||1.6/7||TBA||October 10, 2018||7.65|
|544||4||"Time to Bring About the Charmpocalypse"||TBA||TBA||October 17, 2018||TBD|
|545||5||"Jackets and Eggs"||TBA||TBA||October 24, 2018||TBD|
|546||6||"Aren’t Brochachos Just Adorable?"||TBA||TBA||October 31, 2018||TBD|
|Original tribes||Switched tribes|
- No vote; Pat was medically evacuated from the game.
- No vote; Bi chose to quit the game.
- Carl was exiled after drawing a package containing no buff during the tribe switch. He joined the tribe that lost the next Immunity Challenge, Vuku, after their Tribal Council.
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