Survivor 4: Marquesas boxscores
Episode 13: "The Sole Survivor"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: September 21, 2020
Survivor: Marquesas boxscores Episode 13

Filmed: December 18-20, 2001 |  Aired: Sunday, May 19, 2002
Vee wins F4 IC
Paschal out via rocks


  • Final 4 Immunity challenge: "Fallen Comrades" - The now-abandoned trivia quiz about departed tribemates. Surprisingly tight up to the final question, which Vee gets right, everyone else misses. Vee wins!
  • Final 4 voted out: After negotiations, Kathy and Vee agree to take each to F2, in exchange for forcing a 2-2 tie. They do (2 votes Kathy, 2 votes Neleh). This forces a rock draw for all but Vee, and Paschal draws the purple rock, is out.


Neleh wins F3 IC
Kathy out, 1-0 or 2-1
Vecepia wins, 4-3


  • Final 3 Immunity challenge: "Hand on a Hard Idol" - After 4 hours and 30 minutes, everyone is still in. Neleh alerts Kathy to adjust her shirt, to avoid unintentional exposure. Kathy does so, loses her concentration, falls off. Vee tells Neleh she'll step off if Neleh promises to take her to Final Two. She does, Neleh wins.
  • Final 3 voted out: Neleh follows through on her deal, votes out Kathy.
  • Final Tribal & jury vote: Vee wins, 4-3 over Neleh.
Episode 13 scoring notes

All pretty standard stuff here. There is no score adjustment for Paschal's rock-based exit. He was never voted against, which make his SurvAv score ridiculously high. Oh well. Live and learn.

Final two compromise: It's not anything new, but the scoring fudge for the last vote-out is as follows. Both Neleh and Vee get VFB credit for voting out Kathy, but Kathy only is charged with 1 VAP. All three see 3 total votes, and have 1 Tribal Council appearance. It's messy, but it's done to not otherwise penalize the non-IC-winner's voting stats for not winning a challenge.

F4 vote count:
  • Kathy received 2 votes, from Neleh and Paschal.
  • Neleh received 2 votes, from Kathy and Vee.
  • [Paschal eliminated after drawing rocks.]
F3 vote count:
  • Kathy received 1 vote, from Neleh (voted out, 1-0 or 2-1).
Final jury vote count:
  • Vecepia received 4 jury votes, from John, Tammy, the General, and Sean (winner, 4-3).
  • Neleh received 3 jury votes, from Zoe, Paschal, and Kathy.
Episode 13 boxscore - challenges

F4 Immunity challenge stats F3 Immunity challenge stats
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Kathy 0
0 1 3 0.33 62.8%
Vecepia 1
0 1 2 0.67 61.5%
Neleh 0
1 1 1 1.00 60.7%
Paschal 0
- - -
- 42.0%
Episode 13 boxscore - Tribal Councils

F4 Tribal council stats F3 Tribal council stats
Vecepia 0 - 4 1 1 - 3 1
Neleh 0 2 4 1 1 - 3 1
Kathy 0 2 4 1 0 1 3 1
Paschal 0 - 4 1 - - - -
Episode 13 boxscore - Jury vote

Tribal council stats

Contestant JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Vecepia 4 7 0.57 1.50 9.38
Neleh 3 7 0.43 1.50 8.06
Kathy - - - 1.03 6.69
Paschal - - - 1.12 9.07
Sean - - - 0.84 3.53
Robert - - - 0.65 3.02
Tammy - - - 0.93 4.88
Zoe - - - 0.84 2.71
John - - - 1.68 2.12
Boston Rob - - - 0.84 2.12
Gina - - - 0.76 2.35
Gabriel - - - -0.22 0.96
Sarah - - - 0.64 1.40
Hunter - - - 0.27 1.17
Patricia - - - 0.33 1.56
Peter - - - -0.63 0.00
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.