Danni would later marry and give birth to her first child, a son, on October 8, 2007.
Stephenie is the second "Survivor" contestant in history to play twice and make the final in one appearance and the jury in the other. Amber Brkich-Mariano was the first, in Outback and "All-Stars."
Rafe becomes the first "Survivor" contestant to win the final 4 Immunity Challenge and not reach the final two. He also breaks a streak of six consecutive final 4 immunity winners that went on to win the game, starting with Marquesas (Vee) and continuing with Thailand (Brian), Amazon (Jenna), All-Stars (Amber), Vanuatu (Chris), and ending with Palau (Tom).
Stephenie LaGrossa has attended the most tribal councils in one season, either as an active player or as a juror. She attended every tribal council but one (fifteen total) in Survivor: Palau and attended an additional thirteen in Survivor: Guatemala.
With her participation in the reward with Cindy, Stephenie now holds the Survivor series record with three rewards participated in by a contestant who did not win them.
With Judd's ouster, this is the second occurrence of five consecutive males (Brandon, Bobby Jon, Jamie, Gary, Judd) being eliminated, Pearl Islands being the first. This is the first time ever that the five males have all been VOTED out (in Pearl Islands, Osten quit).
This episode's title is similar to the title of the eighth episode of seasons five and six, "Sleeping with the Enemy."
Gary is both the first contestant to find a Hidden Immunity Idol and to play one at a Tribal Council.
This is the THIRD time in "Survivor" history that more than one player in a post-merge Tribal Council has had immunity from the vote. Jamie won the immunity challenge, while Gary presented the hidden idol right before the vote. The first two times were: (1) Pearl Islands' first post-merge Council--Burton and Lill were exempt from the vote due to being voted back in as Outcasts and Rupert had individual immunity (given to him by Burton, who actually won the challenge), and (2) All-Stars first post-merge Council--Boston Rob and Kathy each won individual immunities.
Unlike all other Survivor seasons, this merge is not celebrated by a grand feast. Instead, it takes place at the Immunity Challenge, where only four participate in it.
For the first time in the series, an immunity idol can be obtained by one of the players outside normal competition. They are told by Jeff Probst that an idol is hidden in the area around the camp and, once found, can be used, once only, from that night up until the Final Four competition. It goes unfound for this episode...
For the first time in the series, the identity of the person immune to being voted out, Gary, is not known until AFTER the vote.
Survivor: Guatemala is the first season to have the first three players voted off "unanimously." Jim Lynch was voted off 8-1 (the one vote was his; for Margaret Bobonich), Morgan McDevitt was voted off 8-1 (the one vote was hers; for Lydia Morales), and Brianna Varela was voted off 7-1 (the one vote was hers; also for Lydia). The Guatemala series went on to have nine unanimous votes out of a possible fifteen; a record with the second highest total being six apiece from the Thailand and All-Stars series. The lowest number was the Borneo series, in which only one player, Sean, was voted off unanimously.
Excluding "Survivor: All-Stars", this is the first time that contestants from a previous season (Stephenie and Bobby Jon from "Palau") have been allowed to compete again in another season.
This is the first ever "Survivor" installment with no African-American males or females competing.