This edition, themed “Edge of Extinction,” features 18 castaways divided into two equal tribes, the Manu Tribe and the Kama Tribe. Four returning players will join the 14 castaways who will be competing for the first time. This season presents a new layer to the game with the introduction of the island known as “Edge of Extinction,” which severely tests the will of the castaways to be the Sole Survivor and what they are willing to endure to make that happen. Those who can withstand the emotionally and physically difficult challenge will be afforded a shot for one of them to get back in the game and continue their quest for $1 million. (CBS.com)
About This Season
- 4 returning castaways will be competing with 14 new contestants.
- After being voted out, castaways are secretly presented a choice between leaving the game permanently, or possibly re-joining it later.
- Location: Mamanuca Islands in Fiji
- s38e01 – 20 Feb 19 – It Smells Like Success
- s38e02 – 27 Feb 19 – One of Us is Going to Win the War
- s38e03 – 06 Mar 19 – Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed
- s38e04 – 13 Mar 19 – Episode 4
- s38e05 – 20 Mar 19 – Episode 5
- s38e06 – 27 Mar 19 – Episode 6
- s38e07 – 03 Apr 19 – Episode 7
- s38e08 – 10 Apr 19 – Episode 8
- s38e09 – 17 Apr 19 – Episode 9
- s38e10 – 24 Apr 19 – Episode 10
- s38e11 – 01 May 19 – Episode 11
- s38e12 – 08 May 19 – Episode 12
- s38e13 – 15 May 19 – Edge of Extinction Finale
- s38e14 – 15 May 19 – Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion
Dan “The Wardog” DaSilva
Hometown: Ossining, N.Y.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Ca.
Occupation: Law Student/Former Military
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Current Residence: Ashburn, VA
Hometown: Blacksburg, Va.
Current Residence: Macon, Ga.
Occupation: Morning News Anchor
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Bell, CA
Occupation: Small Business Owner
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Current Residence: Waco, TX
Occupation: Student at Baylor University
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Current Residence: Fayetteville, NC
Occupation: Pre-Med Student
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Current Residence: Greenville, SC
Occupation: District Sales Manager
Hometown: Ephrata, WA
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Previous Seasons: Second Chance, San Juan del Sur
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation: Television Writer
Previous Season: Millennials vs. Gen-X
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Current Residence: Ogden, UT
Occupation: Multimedia Artist
Previous Seasons: Worlds Apart, Second Chance
Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Marketing Director
Previous Season: Kaoh Rong, Game Changers
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current Residence: Bronx, NY
Hometown: Chocowinity, NC
Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Teacher, Ron Clark Academy
Hometown: Hazleton, PA
Current Residence: Bethesda, MD
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Current Residence: Livermore, CA
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Divorce Lawyer
Hometown: Baltimore, MA
Current Residence: New York, NY
Hometown: Erwin, TN
Current Residence: Erwin, TN
Occupation: YMCA Program Director
Previously on Survivor…
Hidden Immunity Idols / Advantages
This time on Survivor…
Previously on Survivor…
The Goliath tribe was asked to select two weakest David tribe members (Christian, Lyrsa) and two strongest Goliath tribe members (John, Alison) to compete in a three stage challenge. Each stage had three options that the selected David tribe members got to select for each tribe. The selected David tribe members chose the path of least resistance and, with the expert slide puzzle solver Christian on the team, the David tribe won the challenge and a shelter-making kit.
Winner: David tribe
This challenge included 5 sections: digging in sand under a beam to get through, a ladder, a pole vault, a net slide, then a giant numbered puzzle.
Winner: Goliath tribe
There was no TC for this episode due to Pat being medically evacuated. The boat transporting the tribes back to camp after the immunity challenge hit a hard wave and his spine was compressed, causing medical to evacuate him immediately.
Evacuated: Pat Cusak
- Jessica, Carl, Davie (The “Sure, why not” Alliance)
- Elizabeth, Lyrsa (Opposites Alliance)
- Christian, Gabby (Nerd Alliance)
Hidden Immunity Idols and Advantages
- Dan (Goliath)
- HII (purple string around rock on path)
- Known by: Natalia, Kara
This time on Survivor…
Season 37, Episode 2 originally aired on October 3, 2018.
One tribe will bring balance to their game with an immunity win. Also, an early showmance could paint a target on a pair of castaway’s backs.
In Survivor: David vs. Goliath, castaways will be divided into tribes comprised of those who come from a place of privilege and those who have scratched and clawed their way through life to prove themselves, all in an epic battle to become Sole Survivor… and $1 million richer. Read More
Current residence: Houston
Occupation: MMA Fighter
Hobbies: Reading, anything with water, and working out.
Pet peeves: People who complain constantly.
Three words to describe you: Strong, smart, and funny.
What’s your personal claim to fame?
If I were to choose one accomplishment I’m most proud of, it would have to be my debut victory. I was the underdog. I took on an opponent much more experienced than I was for my first fight. I beat her and retired her. I also gained my nickname and fan base after that victory. I’ve had 22 victories after that, but that one I’m most proud of.
Who or what is your inspiration in life?
My sister Twee. She is resilient and hard working. She was in college tutoring calculus while learning English and graduated top of her class.
If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?
I would bring one of my favorite books, probably one about mental strength. I would also bring underwear. Lastly, I would bring a hair tie, because my hair is a pain.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like?
Ben from Season 35. I am physically strong, assertive, but quiet and observant as well.
What’s your reason for being on Survivor?
My first season I watched was Season 35, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. I thought I could definitely dominate this experience and win. If I would’ve seen this show earlier, I would’ve applied years ago.
Why do you think you’ll “survive” Survivor?
I am an elite athlete. I would win many challenges and would be a great asset to the team. I was born and lived in rural Vietnam until I was 9 years old so my natural survival skills are impeccable. I’ve sold cars for a living and can convince people of what they want and need.
Being a fighter, I’m a great strategist. Before a fight, besides the physical training, we watch and study film on our opponents to assess and strategize how to defeat them. Most of all, I am adaptable.
A vicious cyclone stirs up emotions on the first day on the island, and the “David” tribe tries to take down the “Goliath” tribe.
Season 37, Episode 1
Original Airing: 9/26/2018