SurvivorSA 9: Return of the Outcasts boxscores
Eps. 11-12: "Spanners in the Works"/ "Guess What, You Are a Number!"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: August 5, 2022
SA: Return of the Outcasts Episodes 11-12 boxscore

Filmed: February 5-6, 2022 |  Aired: August 3-4, 2022
Masu wins IC
Marian jumps to Masu
Toni, Phil bet on Shane
Shane finds a big nothing


  • Ep.11 Reward/Immunity challenge: "Perch" with balls - It's a tribal challenge for immunity, with the last person standing for each tribe (Phil, Toni) also winning a trip to The Outpost. Masu wins the immunity part handily, with three people still in when Phil drops.
  • Ep.11 advantage: Following Masu's win, Marian uses her Diplomatic Immunity advantage to swap herself to Masu, instantly becoming immune.
  • Ep.11 Outpost: Toni and Phil are given the chance to bet on the upcoming joint Tribal's outcome. They must write a name, and if that person is booted, they each receive a half-idol. They choose Shane, who ends up receiving zero votes.
  • Ep.11 decoy advantage: As we're seeing Phil and Toni vote, we cut to Shane finding something in a package near camp. The episode ends here, but as Ep12 opens, we learn it's just Yontau's Diplomatic Immunity advantage, which is now void, because Marian already used hers.


Palesa out, 10-2
Merge! Salan formed


  • Ep.12 voted out: Palesa, 10-2 over Meryl. Both tribes are present and vote, Masu is immune. Lots of whispering required.
  • Ep.12 post-vote twist: It's the merge! Sorry, Palesa.
Episodes 11-12 scoring notes
  • The challenge: When is an individual challenge not an individual challenge? When it's in the tribal portion of the game, and it's primarily presented as such. The #1 goal on everyone's mind was tribal immunity. People from both tribes ended up cutting deals to send a particular person to the Outpost, with Dino and then Tejan/Steffi stepping down so someone else could "win" — so it's hard to argue the challenge was primarily individual with that in mind. As such, it's another challenge with different ChA credits by tribe — 1/5 for Masu, 1/7 for Yontau.
Vote count:
  • Palesa received 10 votes, from Dante, Dino, Felix, Killarney, Marian, Meryl, Phil, Shane, Steffi, and Tejan (voted out, 10-2).
  • Meryl received 2 votes, from Palesa and Toni.
Episodes 11-12 boxscore

Reward/ immunity challenge Tribal council stats Overall scores
Contestant ChW ChA VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Phil 0.00 0.14 1 - 12 1 1.26 6.25
Meryl 0.00 0.14 1 2 12 1 1.55 5.45
Dino 0.00 0.14 1 - 12 1 1.26 5.13
Marian 0.00 0.14 1 - 12 1 1.42 4.12
Dante 0.00 0.14 1 - 12 1 1.30 3.78
Palesa 0.00 0.14 0 10 12 1 0.96 3.12
Shane 0.00 0.14 1 - 12 1 1.04 2.53
Tejan 0.20 0.20 1 - 12 1 1.36 6.42
Steffi 0.20 0.20 1 - 12 1 1.16 5.02
Felix 0.20 0.20 1 - 12 1 1.12 3.79
Killarney 0.20 0.20 1 - 12 1 1.28 3.01
Toni 0.20 0.20 0 - 12 1 0.76 2.22
Thoriso - - - - - - 0.97 3.28
Pinty - - - - - - 1.12 2.09
Shona - - - - - - 0.72 2.23
Seamus - - - - - - 0.67 1.27
Tevin - - - - - - 0.74 1.77
Tania - - - - - - -0.42 0.21
PK - - - - - - 0.19 0.10
Chappies - - - - - - 0.00 0.10
Glossary of terms
  • Challenge stats
    • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
    • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
    • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.
    • SO: The number of times a contestant sat out of a challenge.
  • Tribal Council stats
    • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
    • VAP: Votes Against the Player. The total number of tribal council votes cast against the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol (if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee receives a vote against.
    • TotV: Total votes cast during the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote totals as tribes shrink.
    • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
    • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
    • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows: wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried (1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14 episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high scores.
  • Jury stats
    • JVF: Number of jury votes for the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji), theoretically.
    • TotJ: Total number of jurors. Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT Thomas, Tocantins).
    • JV%: The percent of total jury votes cast for the contestant, or Jur% = JVF/ TotJ. This number is used, raw, in SurvSc, and is scaled in SurvAv (multiplied by six) to make it similar in size to ChW and wTCR.
  • Overall scores
    • Survival Score (SurvSc). It's simply the sum of Challenge Win% (ChW%) + Tribal Council% (TC%) + Jury Vote%, for a maximum possible score of 2 (3 after the finale).
    • Survival Average (SurvAv). It's a simple sum of fractional Challenge Wins (ChW), weighted TC Ratio (wTCR), and (eventually) a weighted Jury%. The latter two max out at six points total, for a theoretical maximum score of around 18 or so.