Francesca is the third contestant ever to compete a second time despite not making the jury in his/her previous season for reasons other than medevac. Shii Ann Huang and Rob Mariano in All-Stars did it before.
Four similarities between this season and the first Fans vs Favorites: (1) a tribe of first-time players competes against a tribe of returning players, (2) all returnees are competing for the second time, (3) out of all the returnees, only one made it to a final in his/her previous season (Amanda in Micronesia, Philip in this season), and (4) one contestant is returning immediately after competing in the previous season (Amanda in Micronesia, Malcolm in this season).
With her elimination, Francesca now holds the record for fewest days (9) playing Survivor by a contestant who competed more than once, breaking the previous record set by Russell Swan last season.
Francesca: (after being voted out) I can not believe I got voted out again.
Brandon: I'm more intimidated by Andrea than anybody out there.
Shamar: I've been on over sixty combat missions in Iraq so as far this game goes, they're lunch meat.
Cochran: (on forming an alliance with Dawn) I'm willing to work with her. She's honest to a fault, unless she's reinvented herself over the past year and decided to play a much more cutthroat game. The fact that she's willing to take out Frannie, who she's confessed to really liking and wanting to work with, indicates that this is a new Dawn.
This episode was ninety minutes in length.
Francesca is the first favorite to be voted out. She is the first survivor to voted out first in two different seasons.