'Wardog' DaSilva - Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 35 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 38: Edge of Extinction (2019) - 9th place, 10th out - 8th juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11, "Fasten Your Seatbelts" (Day 29).
  • Cumulative time: In-game - 29 days; Edge of Extinction - 6 days.

'Wardog' DaSilva on social media: twitter | Instagram

'Wardog' DaSilva - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S38: Edge of Extinction 0.68 9.14 0.07 8 8 11 0.72 1.70 - - - 0.79 2.38
Career 0.68 9.14 0.07 8 8 11 0.72 1.70 - - - 0.79 2.38

 

'Wardog' DaSilva - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

4

Tribal: VFB% percentile

75%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

71%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

'Wardog' DaSilva - Challenge record
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Ep5 IC - A Bit Dinghy

Tribal/team challenge record (3-for-11; 1 2nd):

  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Social Network" - Crosses obstacles, helps work the puzzle, but Manu loses.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Serpent Turf" - Helps haul the giant snake around, but Manu loses, 8-4.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 RC: "Losing Face" - Helps push the wheelbarrow to collect sandbags, and Manu wins!
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 3 IC: "Beyond the Wheel" - Swims and pulls the boat, but Manu blows the puzzle, loses.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 4 IC: "Yank Yer Hank" - Climbs and hauls, but not fast enough, and Lesu loses (3rd/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 RC: "True Grit" - Crosses the obstacles, lands his bolo, but Lesu loses (3rd/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 5 IC: "A Bit Dinghy" - Dives twice, gets his buoy, and Lesu doesn't lose! (2nd*/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 RC: "Rod Screw It" - Unable to lower a flag by tossing sandbags, Lesu loses (3rd/3).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 6 IC: "In Through the Out Door" - Crosses the obstacles, but Lesu loses.
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 RC: "Planks a Lot" - Swims and climbs to retrieve a plank bundle, and blue team wins!
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 RC: "Dressed to Keel" - Swims to retrieve a ring, and the blue team wins!

 

F10 IC - Squatty Probst

Individual challenge record (0-for-7): (Mean % finish: 32.5%)

  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 7 IC: "Audio Slave" - Third to drop out, on the transition to the second stage (11th/13).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 8 IC: "Keep on Your Toes" - First one out, within 15 seconds (12th/12).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 9 IC: "Bow-Diddley" - Lasts to the second stage, but first to drop out (11th/11).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F10 IC: "Squatty Probst" - Among those competing, first to drop out (6th/10).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 10 F9 IC: "Paddle Out" - One of six people unable to place any balls (tie-4th/9).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 11 IC: "Star Man" - One of many people working the puzzle as Rick wins (tie-3rd/8).
  • Edge of Extinction Ep. 14 RC: "Don't Call It a Comeback" - One of 5 to reach the table maze, but place no balls (tie-4th/11).

 

Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Edge of Extinction: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 3
2nd place: 1
Played: 11
Win%: 0.32
Sat out: -
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 7
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 32.5%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: -
Mean% Finish: -
'Wardog' DaSilva - Tribal Council record
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Ep6 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Edge of Extinction: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (8/11):

  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 2: Keith Sowell (voted out, 6-1-1).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 3: Chris Underwood (voted out, 5-2).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 4: Rick Devens (voted out, 3-2).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 6: Wendy Diaz (voted out, 4-4 [6-0 on revote]).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 8: Eric Hafemann (voted out, 8-2-2).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 9: Julia Carter (voted out, 9-1-[0]).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F10 vote): David Wright (voted out, 8-2).
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F9 vote): Kelley Wentworth (voted out, 5-4).

 

VAP - Votes against (8):

  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 10 (F10 vote): Two votes, from David and Rick.
  • Edge of Extinction, Ep. 11: Six votes, from Aurora, Gavin, Julie, Lauren, Ron, and Victoria (voted out, 6-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: -
Votes voided: -
Voting record
VFB: 8
Tribals: 11
VAP: 8
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: -
'Wardog' DaSilva - Pictures
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    Edge of Extinction intro shot
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    Edge of Extinction intro shot
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    On the boat, Day 1
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    Opening sequence confessional about not telling anyone he's in law school
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    Greeting Probst
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    Ooh, returning players!
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    Manu Day 1 meet and greet
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Working the slide puzzle
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    The losing Manus
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    Thinking maybe Wendy's loyalty to Reem is more worrisome than Reem herself
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Manu, Ep1 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Reem
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Watching Chris land a ring
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    The losing Manus
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    We need to win challenges, time for plan C
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    Recruiting Lauren for a Keith boot
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    I want people to feel like it was their idea too
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    Manu, Ep2 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Lauren
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    Starting line, Ep3 RC
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    Transferring sandbags
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    Manu finally wins!
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    Picking chickens
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    Discussing poultry lifespans
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    Talking about butting heads with Wendy over the chickens
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep3 IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    The losing Manus
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    Chris wants to target Kelley?
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    Chris has to go!
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    Getting Rick on board
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    Manu, Ep3 Tribal Council
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    Arguing with Wendy
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    Pre-swap lineup, Ep4
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    Picking new buffs
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    The new Lesu tribe
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
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    Hauling the crate
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    The losing Lesus
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    Back in camp, wet and miserable
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    Once again, I'm deciding who goes
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    Lesu, Ep4 Tribal Council
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    Talking to Probst
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 RC
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    Starting line
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    Things are going great for Lesu
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    Lauren's bolo toss is a little low
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    The losing Lesus
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    Oh well, back to the crappy camp
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    Trying to convince Kelley they should be an F2 duo
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Waiting to dive
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    Finally getting to the puzzle stage
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    Lesu doesn't lose!
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    Hugs
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    Safe from Tribal Council tonight
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 RC
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    Starting line
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    Not hitting the target
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    All Lauren does is talk about the merge food
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Lesu loses again, but so does Manu, at least
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    Sigh... this again
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    Wardog's gonna look for an idol
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    Lesu and Manu, Ep6 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Lauren
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    Pre-revote whispering
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    Pre-merge lineup, Ep7
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    Dropping buffs! Hooray!
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    Wait... come on in?
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 RC
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    Enjoying the show
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    The Vata tribe, now with added Rick
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep7 IC
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    Starting line
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    Vata, Ep7 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Rick
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    Post-Tribal regrouping, Ep8
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    Time to set aside our differences and take down Kama
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 RC
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    Watching the puzzle stage
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    Blue team wins!
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    Chinese food reward feasting
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    Rick does not seem excited about coming back to Lesu
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep8 IC
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    Starting line
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    Already out
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    Alarmed at Lauren passing out
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep8 Tribal Council
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    If you wait until the loved ones visit, some of these packages will be gone
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    Pleased with the way Tribal went down, Ep9
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
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    Whoops
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    Waiting for it to end
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    Conferring with the Lesu Three
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep9 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    Live Tribal begins
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    More chaos
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    Hatching a new alliance of six, Ep10
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    Describing his new alliance
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 F10 IC
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    Starting line
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    Hassled by local fauna
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    And done... first out
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    David has to go
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    Vata, Ep10 F10 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Julie
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    Calling out David's threat level
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    Starting line, Ep10 F9 IC
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    Not going great
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    Luckily, I planned to take out Kelley early this morning...
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    Thirty second conversation with Aurora
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    Getting Rick on board
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    Convincing Ron to join in
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    Vata, Ep10 F9 Tribal Council
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    Sorry, Kelley *shrug*
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    Gavin is unhappy, Ep11
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    Getting Ron and Rick on board with a No Goats alliance
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 RC
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    The winning blue team
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    Ah, sweet mud
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    Cheers
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
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    Working the puzzle
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    ...and Rick wins
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    Heading to Tribal
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    Vata, Ep11 Tribal Council
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    Listening to Probst
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    12th person voted out...
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    Snuffed, Day 29 (Episode 11)
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    You guys made the right move
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    Heading to Extinction
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    Enjoying Rick's idol show, Ep12
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    Special delivery, Ep13
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    With the jury, Final Tribal Council
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    Listening to the finalists
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    Reunion show, waiting for the vote reveal
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    Full cast, reunion show
'Wardog' DaSilva - Interviews
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Pre-game interviews

  • Arisa Cox at ET Canada (1/31/19): "Dan 'Wardog' DaSilva Isn't Here for Survivor Stereotypes" (YouTube)
  • Josh Wigler at RHAP (1/31/19): "First One Out Presents: The People v. Extinction | The Manu Tribe"

 

Post-game interviews

'Wardog' DaSilva - Bio
Survivor 38 logo  S38: Edge of Extinction

Official CBS Edge of Extinction bio excerpts (February 1, 2019):

"Pet peeves: Weakness for sure, but most of all negative energy, that person who just complains constantly that the world never breaks their way.

What is your personal claim to fame?  Bronze Star Medal in Afghanistan, close second was being the youngest in my Basic Training company and making it through in a time when 20 percent or so were sent home. It was 1997 pre-war standards.

Who or what is your inspiration in life? The young men and women who joined the Army after the war began, I fought alongside these 19, 20, and 21-year-olds, and they certainly were my heroes.

If you could have three things on the island, what would they be and why? Nail clippers: I don't know why, dirty long nails just strike a chord. Football: it would be nice to have something to toss around. Chess Board or deck of cards: sometimes it would be nice to remove your brain from the game but I don't know if that's even possible.

Which Survivor contestant are you the most like?  The Wardog is his own blend—I’m not Tony, I'm not the Specialist, I'm not Boston Rob. Whose game did I respect the most? That's a better question. I thought Yul played great, I thought Mike was a great winner, I loved Parvati's game, Earl dominated, the third version of Tyson, the first version of Country Bumpkin (J.T).

Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor?  I bring a certain sex appeal that men my age haven't had for over a decade or most have never had. But I digress; I also bring a sharp mind, likable joyful personality, one that can be both subservient when I need to be and a leader when there is a vacuum of leadership. I bring a strong set of physical skills, and I won't be the one whining and complaining. In the end, I'll make them laugh when we are all having a miserable moment."